The Weekend Roundup: Week 9

by Addison Dick , Lili Stern and Elizabeth Wilson | 11/11/19 2:10am

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The men’s hockey team gets to work cleaning up tennis balls after Will Graber ’20’s first goal against Princeton last Saturday.

by Elsa Ericksen / The Dartmouth Staff

Men's hockey

The Big Green tied No. 15 Quinnipiac University 2-2 on Friday, and then defeated Princeton University at home on Saturday with a score of 3-1 in front of a crowd of almost 3,000 fans. 

5:44 into the first period against Princeton, Will Graber ’20 scored the first goal of the game, starting the flurry of tennis balls from the crowd onto the rink, a long standing tradition in Dartmouth vs. Princeton men’s hockey games. The second period of the game went scoreless for both teams. In the third period, Graber scored the game-winning goal with 6:10 left to counter a score by Princeton, and 50 seconds later, teammate Daniel Warpecha ’20 scored again for a final score of 3-1. Other notable players in the game were Drew O’Connor ’22, who had six shots and two assists, and Quin Foreman ’21, who had three shots and one assist.

This was the Big Green’s first win of the season, giving the team a record of 1-2-1 overall and 1-1-1 in conference. The team’s next game is at Yale on Friday.

Women's hockey

This weekend, the women’s ice hockey team tied Quinnipiac University 1-1 and lost 2-1 to No. 7 Princeton University. Bailee Brekke ’20 had the goal for the Big Green on Friday 5:37 into the second period, and Hannah Humphreys ’23 had a career high of 33 saves in the game to hold Quinnipiac to a tie. Dartmouth was outshot 34-17 in the game.

Humphreys had another impressive performance against Princeton on Saturday, saving 29 shots in the game. Another first-year, CC Bowlby ’23, was able to score Dartmouth’s lone goal in the game. Princeton scored the first goal of the game 9:26 into the game. Bowlby found the net with 18 seconds left in the first period, and the game was tied until early in the third period when Princeton was able to slip the puck past Humphreys again.

Dartmouth’s next four games are out of conference, starting with a double-header against Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute this weekend on the road. 

Football

Dartmouth football defeated Princeton University 27-10 on Saturday at Yankee Stadium, avenging the Big Green’s loss to the Tigers last season and placing Dartmouth in sole possession of first place in the Ivy League. 

On Princeton’s second drive of the game, defensive end Niko Lalos ’20 caught his first interception of his career and returned it to the end zone to give the Big Green a 7-0 lead. Cornerback Isiah Swann ’20 secured another interception in the second quarter, which the Dartmouth offense turned into a one-yard touchdown run from quarterback Jared Gerbino ’20. The Tigers took advantage of a turnover late in the second quarter, scoring a touchdown with nine seconds left in the half to put the score at 17-7.

The Big Green marched downfield on its opening drive of the third quarter, resulting in a 42-yard field goal from kicker Connor Davis ’22 that inched just over the crossbar. After a Princeton field goal, the Dartmouth offense extended the lead to 17 when Gerbino scrambled for a 21-yard touchdown on the first play of the fourth quarter. Gerbino, who battled an injury suffered last weekend against Harvard University, rushed for a career-high 97 yards on 16 attempts.

Dartmouth (8-0, 5-0 Ivy) can win its first outright Ivy League championship since 1996 with wins over Cornell University and Brown University in the next two weeks. The Big Green will host Cornell, which sits in seventh place in the Ivy League, on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

Volleyball

This past weekend, the volleyball team hit the road for the final time this season to play Princeton University and the University of Pennsylvania. The Big Green lost 3-0 and 3-1, respectively. 

On Friday, Dartmouth took on the league-leading Tigers and lost in straight sets (25-11, 25-20, 25-23). The Big Green improved as the match progressed, losing the last set by just two points after losing the first by 14. The Green and White had even offensive contributions, with Nicole Liddle ’22, Grace Wiczek ’23 and Jael Campbell ’22 each contributing six kills, and Francesca Meldrum ’22 and Emma Moffet ’22 each adding five more. Annemarie Horn ’22 led the visiting team with 18 assists, and Bella Hedley ’22 anchored the defense with a team-leading 13 digs. 

After Friday’s loss, the Big Green took to the court in Philadelphia on Saturday to play the Quakers, but the team again couldn’t find its groove and lost in four sets (25-17, 25-19, 25-22, 25-23). Liddle posted a double-double with 13 digs and 11 kills, putting her at second on the team in both categories for the match. Campbell posted a career-high and team-leading 13 kills, while Hedley again led the team with 15 digs and Makenzie Arent ’23 led the team with 24 assists.

The volleyball team will finish out its season this week with home matches against Merrimack College, Columbia University and Cornell University.

Women's soccer

This weekend, the Dartmouth women’s soccer team beat Cornell University 5-1 in its senior day game. The win marked head coach Ron Rainey’s 50th career win.

The Big Green dominated the game from the start, taking five out of the first six shots of the game. However, the team did not score its first goal of the game until the 26th minute. Grace Rorke ’22 found teammate Allie Winstanley ’23, who was able to score her first goal of Ivy competition after leading the team in goals in non-conference play. Winstanley was a leading player for the Big Green, with three shots on goal and one assist. Bonnie Shea ’21 had a goal in the 34th minute of the game, assisted by Erin Kawakami ’21. Cornell had its first and only goal of the game in the 71st minute, scored by Liza Mariner. After this goal, the Big Green turned up the heat, with Tracey Mills ’22 and Isabella Villaflor ’23 scoring goals two minutes apart in the 74th and 76th minutes. Villaflor’s goal was the first of her career. The game ended after an own goal by Cornell in the 86th minute. 

This was the last game of the season for the team, which finished with a 10-6-1 record. This win ends the Big Green’s season with a 1-5-1 record in Ivy League play. 

Men's soccer

The Dartmouth men’s soccer team lost 3-1 to conference rival Cornell University this weekend. This was the first time that the Big Green has lost to Cornell since 2013. 

An impressive save by goalkeeper Alex Budnik ’22 early in the game kept it scoreless for the Big Green early on, but Cornell’s strong offensive efforts gave the team its first goal of the game in the 13th minute. Zach Kalk ’20 responded with a goal in the 19th minute, tapping in a ball crossed by teammate Kota Sakurai ’21 for the Big Green’s first and only goal of the game. 

An own goal by Dartmouth gave the Big Red the advantage again in the 22nd minute, and in the 51st minute, Cornell found the net again to bring the final score to 3-1. 

Dartmouth now must wait for the outcome of other conference games to decide if the team will make it to the Ivy League championship. The Big Green’s next game is on Saturday against Brown University.

Women's basketball

The women’s basketball team opened its regular season last Tuesday with a 72-55 home win over the University of Vermont.

Going into halftime down three points, the Big Green came out of the locker room with new fire and outscored the Catamounts 27-13 in the third to take a commanding lead. Strong play up and down the Dartmouth lineup allowed Dartmouth to maintain control for the rest of the game and come out with a decisive victory.

Dartmouth’s explosive offense shot 50 percent from the field, and a staunch defensive effort held the Catamounts to 35 percent. The Big Green shared the scoring responsibility with four players scoring in double digits. Anna Luce ’21 recorded a game-high 20 points, followed by Annie McKenna ’20, whose 15 points were complemented by five assists, five rebounds and two steals. Paula Lenart ’20 led the Big Green on the boards, posting four offensive and four defensive rebounds. 

The Big Green play Merrimack College in Leede Arena Wednesday evening for its last home game before four consecutive matchups on the road.

Men's tennis

Charlie Broom ’20 and David Horneffer ’20 competed for the Big Green’s men’s tennis team at the ITA National Fall Championship in Newport Beach, CA. The doubles team of Broom and Horneffer dropped its opening match to Old Dominion University on Wednesday. After winning the opening set, the team lost the second set and fell in the third-set tiebreak by a score of 10-4. In the first round of consolation play on Thursday, Broom and Horneffer fell in straight sets to the University of Michigan.

Broom also competed in singles, dropping his opening match on Wednesday to Texas A&M University by a score of 6-4, 6-3. He bounced back in his first consolation match on Thursday, defeating Jose Dugo from Georgia Gwinnett College in three sets. On Friday, he defeated a player from Mississippi State University before losing to Gabriel Decamps from the University of Central Florida in straight sets. 

The rest of the Big Green competed in the Bear Invitational at Brown University to conclude its fall schedule.

Field hockey

The Big Green field hockey team narrowly lost its final game of the season to Cornell University by a score of 3-2. 

Tatum Schultz ’21 scored a goal for Dartmouth and provided an assist on a goal from Carmen Braceras ’20, and the Big Green led 2-1 entering the fourth quarter. The Big Red stormed back, as Claire Jones scored two goals in the final period to give Cornell its fourth Ivy League win of the season. Goalkeeper Isabella Santucci ’22 made seven saves, but Dartmouth fell just short of earning its first conference win this season. 

The Big Green finished its season with a 4-13 record, including an 0-7 record in Ivy League play.

Swimming and diving

Both the men’s and women’s Big Green swimming and diving teams opened the season against Boston College and Duke University on Friday. The women’s team fell to both opponents, losing to Boston College by a score of 203-96 and to Duke by a score of 192-97. Christina Cianciolo ’23 finished the 1,000-yard freestyle in third place, and Mia Leko ’22 placed second in the 200-yard freestyle. In diving, Maggie Pionzio ’20 and Isabella Lichen ’22 both finished in the top 10 on the one-meter board. The women’s team will host Harvard University and Cornell University on Nov. 15.

The men’s team lost to Boston College by a score of 158-139 and to Duke by a score of 185-109. Tim Park ’23 finished in second place in both the 200-yard and 100-yard freestyle events. Connor LaMastra ’21 won the 200-yard butterfly by more than three seconds. All four of the Big Green’s divers finished in the top 10 on the one-meter board, led by Justin Sodokoff ’21 in second place. The men’s team will host Harvard and Cornell on Nov. 16.

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