The Weekend Roundup: Week 1

by The Dartmouth Sports Staff | 1/6/20 2:15am

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Men's hockey secured a big victory against Cornell and won the Ledyard Classic over winter break.

by Evan Morgan / The Dartmouth Senior Staff

Men's hockey

Men’s ice hockey started off the new year right, coming up big with an overtime win against Ivy League opponent Princeton University on the road. A battle throughout, both the Tigers and the Big Green held the lead at different points, but until the last 20 seconds of the game, it looked like the Big Green would be victorious in regulation. However, Princeton scored on an empty net with 16.4 seconds remaining, tying the game at three goals apiece and taking it into overtime. 

The Big Green held strong and came out on top only 61 seconds into OT with a goal off a loose puck from Drew O’Connor ’22. 

The Big Green then traveled to Connecticut to face off against Quinnipiac University. There, the Big Green suffered a 5-1 loss, which ended a three-game winning streak. Dartmouth’s lone goal came from Tyler Campbell ’23. Campbell’s shutout-ending goal was his second of his career — his first came against Quinnipiac in the Big Green’s first matchup against the Bobcats this season. 

The Big Green heads to Burlington on Friday to take on the University of Vermont and will return home on Saturday to take on Boston University.

Women's hockey

Women’s ice hockey had a solid showing at home this past weekend, pulling out a win against Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in freshman goaltender Hannah Humphries, ’23’s first shutout of her career and then coming back from a three goal deficit to tie Union College.

On Friday, the Big Green dominated the first and third periods, and while RPI put on a good performance in the second, the Engineers were still unable to make it past the Big Green’s stout defense. Dartmouth outshot RPI 37-14, and the Big Green left the ice on top, 4-0. 

24 hours later, the Big Green took on the Dutchwomen of Union College. The visitors took an early lead, scoring off their first shot two minutes in and adding another goal just five minutes later. By the end of the first period, the tally was 3-1, with Dartmouth’s only goal scored off of a penalty from Gabby Billing ’22. 

The second period was a strong showing for both teams defensively — neither team could put the puck in the back of the net. At the beginning of the third period, however, the Big Green scored in a frenzy. With a goal from Sara McClanahan ’22 and another for Billing, the Big Green tied up what had been shaping up to be a loss. Overtime remained scoreless despite a few penalties, and the game ended in a 3-3 tie. 

The Big Green will host the Princeton University Tigers this Friday at 6 p.m. and the Quinnipiac University Bobcats Saturday at 3 p.m.

Men's basketball

The men’s basketball team concluded nonconference play on Thursday on a 77-68 loss to the University of Vermont in front of a sellout crowd at Leede Arena. 

The Catamounts were led by Stef Smith, who scored 26 points. Aaryn Rai ’21 led the Big Green in scoring with 18 points and went 8-for-9 from the field, and Chris Knight ’21 put up 17 points. 

The Big Green, however, turned the ball over 18 times, and Vermont finished with eight turnovers. 

Dartmouth jumped out to a 19-13 lead, but the Catamounts fought back to tie the game at 40 at halftime. The teams were tied at 62 in the second half, but Vermont pulled away late for its third straight victory. The Catamounts have now won 12 straight and 20 of the last 21 matchups against the Big Green. 

Dartmouth will turn its attention to conference play, which starts on Jan. 18 with a road test at Harvard University.

Women's squash

The Big Green women’s squash team opened 2020 with a 7-2 win over Williams College on Saturday afternoon. It was the first win of the season for Dartmouth, which now holds a 1-2 record. 

Ellie Gozigian ’21, Emma MacTaggart ’22, Caroline Mollenkopf ’22, Sandra Reiss ’21 and Emma Supattapone ’23 all swept their matches for the Big Green. Jesse Brownell ’23 and Brynn Bank ’21 won their matches in four games to put the Ephs away. 

The Big Green will host the Princeton University Tigers in Hanover on Saturday and the University of Pennsylvania Quakers the next day.

Men's squash

The Big Green men’s squash team earned its first win of the season in its first match of 2020 at Williams College on Saturday afternoon, improving the team’s record to 1-2. 

Jack Bell ’22, Toby Harding ’21, Tucker Martino ’22, Sam Supattapone ’21 and Lucan White ’23 all picked up sweeps. Brandon De Otaduy Nam ’20 won 11-13, 11-3, 6-11, 11-6, 11-8, while James Bell ’21 won his match by a score of 10-12, 11-7, 11-8, 7-11, 11-6. 

Dartmouth will look to earn its second win of the season next Saturday when it hosts Princeton University, followed by a matchup against the University of Pennsylvania on Sunday.

Men's swimming and diving

The start of the new year brought a 157-83 home win over Bates College for Dartmouth men’s swimming and diving. 

The divers had a strong showing, with Jonathan Hu ’23, Ray Neistat ’20, Kyle Schubert ’23 and Justin Sodokoff ’21 all receiving NCAA Zone A Diving cuts. Sodokoff broke both pool and school records on both boards. 

The swimmers had an equally strong showing, placing first in the 200m freestyle, 500m freestyle, 1000m freestyle, 200 backstroke, 200m butterfly, 200m breaststroke and 400 individual medley. Connor LaMastra ’21 took first in the 1000 free and 200 back while Joe Moll ’22 placed first in both the 400 IM and 500 free. To cap off the meet, the Big Green came in first and second in the 200m freestyle relay with times of 1:26.20 and 1:28.31. 

The Big Green will race against Yale University and the University of Pennsylvania next weekend.

Women's swimming and diving 

The women’s swimming and diving team had an outstanding performance on Saturday in its meet against Bates College, beating the Bobcats 171-71. The Big Green dominated the diving boards throughout the day, sweeping the podium in both the 3-meter and 1-meter. Isabella Lichen ’22 and Maggie Pionzio ’20 finished first in their respective dives which earned them NCAA Zone A Diving cuts.

The swimmers were equally successful: Dartmouth took first in the 400 medley, 50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 500 free, 200 fly, 200 breast and 200 free relay. Mia Leko ’22 led the pack with first-place finishes in both the 200 free and the 200 fly.

The Big Green will travel to New Haven to race against Yale University and the University of Pennsylvania next weekend.