The Weekend Roundup: Week 4

by Boyd Bragg and Ethan Strauss | 1/27/20 2:15am

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The women’s tennis team dominated against Binghamton University on Friday.

by Lorraine Liu / The Dartmouth Senior Staff

Squash

The No. 9 men’s squash team played three matches over the weekend against No. 5 Drexel University, No. 6 University of Rochester and No. 25 St. Lawrence University. The men’s team started the three-match schedule with a win over Drexel. Lucan White ’23 had a stellar performance against Drexel, sweeping his opponent 11-5, 11-6, 11-2.

Dartmouth’s Saturday matchup against Rochester resulted in a 7-2 defeat, snapping its two-match winning streak. Lucan White ’23 once again had a commanding performance against his opponent, as he recorded his second sweep in a row. Reg Anderson ’21 played in the No. 3 position for the Big Green and recorded the only other victory for Dartmouth. Anderson ended the fifth game of his matchup with a convincing 11-4 victory.

Dartmouth finished the weekend on a high note, defeating St. Lawrence 5-4. Despite losing the No. 1 through No. 4 matches, Dartmouth did not drop a set in the No. 5 through No. 9 positions to earn a close victory. Sam Supattapone ’21 dropped just five total points in his match to get a decisive win for the Big Green.

On the women’s side, No. 11 Dartmouth had an outstanding victory on Friday over No. 6 Drexel University. The team improved to 3-4 and recorded its best victory of the season. Claire Aube ’23, Emma MacTaggart ’22, Sandra Reiss ’21, Julia Potter ’20 and Jesse Brownell ’23 all won competitive matches to take the 5-4 win over Drexel. Notably, Aube, MacTaggart, and Reiss all made comebacks in their matches to seal off Dartmouth’s win.

On Sunday, the Big Green continued its winning ways with a 9-0 victory over St. Lawrence University. Dartmouth did not drop a game in any match and was led by its top three players, Anne Blasberg ’20, Emma Supattapone ’23 and Brownell.

Both the men’s and women’s teams start Ivy League play next weekend with a pair of matches at Cornell University and Columbia University.

Men's hockey

This weekend, the No. 20 Dartmouth men’s hockey team traveled to No. 1 Cornell University, losing 3-2 and Colgate University, tying 3-3.

Against Cornell, Cam Strong ’20 scored the first goal of the game, but the Big Red soon tied it up with a goal of its own. A minute into the second period, Dartmouth’s Tanner Palocsik ’23 netted his first collegiate goal to put the Big Green back up 2-1. The Big Red responded with a goal near the end of the second and the game winner in the beginning of the third. Adrian Clark ’20 contained the No. 1 Big Red offense with 35 saves, but the effort was in vain. Dartmouth’s home win against Cornell in December remains the only loss of the year for the nation’s top team.

Seeking revenge for the Big Green’s only home loss of the season, Dartmouth traveled to Colgate on Saturday. Strong again scored first for the Big Green, his fourth of the season, off an assist from Brock Paul ’23. Colgate responded at the beginning of the second period, but Quin Foreman ’21 was able to regain the lead for the Big Green during a power play opportunity. However, it did not take long for Colgate to tie the game again. Drew O’Connor ’22 soon netted his 12th goal of the season, but the Raiders responded again with what would be the game’s final goal.

Dartmouth now sits at fourth in the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference standings. The Big Green looks to improve its record next weekend with games at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Union College.

Women's hockey

The women’s hockey team lost two road games this weekend, falling to No. 7 Clarkson University as well as St. Lawrence University. The score of both games was 5-1.

The one bright spot for the Big Green during Friday’s game at Clarkson was Georgia Kraus ’23’s first collegiate goal in the second period.

On Saturday, the team traveled to St. Lawrence, falling short once again. Jennifer Costa ’21 scored the Big Green’s lone goal, her third of the season, off an assist from Catherine Trevors ’23. Goaltender Kayla Wormsbecher ’21 recorded 30 saves, her season high. It was, however, the Saints’ defense that won the night, allowing a single goal on 25 Dartmouth attempts.

The Big Green, now 5-13-3 on the season, fell to 10th in the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference standings, but will look to rebound next weekend away at Harvard University. 

Tennis

On Friday, the Dartmouth men’s tennis team won its away matchup against the University of Alabama 4-3. The match improved the Big Green’s record to 2-0 while handing the Crimson Tide their first loss of the season.

Dartmouth started strong with wins at the No. 1 and No. 2 doubles positions. Charlie Broom ’20 and David Horneffer ’20 won 6-3 while Peter Conklin ’21 and Casey Ross ’21 won 6-4. The Tide were able to pick up wins at the No. 3, No. 5 and No. 6 singles positions, but Dartmouth sealed the victory with Conklin’s three-set comeback victory by a score of 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Next weekend, the Big Green will face Rice University, Boston University and Bryant University back at home.

Meanwhile, the women’s tennis team defeated Binghamton University 7-0 in Hanover on Friday.

The Big Green was dominant across the board, starting the day off with three wins in doubles action. At the No. 1 spot, Abigail Chiu ’21 and Chidimma Okpara ’23 won their match 6-3. In singles, Okpara defeated Samara Eisenberg 6-1, 6-1, and No. 2 Jennifer Gadalov ’23 defeated Regina Furer 6-1, 6-2.

The women’s team will head down to Virginia next weekend to face William and Mary University and Old Dominion University.

Men's basketball

The men’s basketball team lost its second consecutive game in Ivy League play to Harvard University in Hanover on Saturday. The Big Green appeared to be out of the game as the clock wound down in regulation; however, a spurt of scoring in the final minute gave them a chance to even the score. The team ultimately came up shy in a 70-66 loss at home, as the offense could not seem to find any rhythm. 

Overall, Dartmouth shot 38 percent from the field and 22 percent from 3-point range. Guard Taurus Samuels ’22 filled up the stat sheet as he put up 18 points, six rebounds and two assists in 38 minutes of play. Samuels drilled a 3-pointer late in the game to put Dartmouth down by only four. With 6.4 seconds remaining, Dartmouth stole the ball from the inbound but could not score. Dartmouth’s late game heroics were not enough to top the Crimson at home, resulting in the Big Green’s fifth straight loss.

The Big Green look to get back into the win column this Friday with a road game against the Princeton University Tigers. The Tigers have found success in Ivy League play, winning two straight against the University of Pennsylvania in a home and home series and taking each of their last four games. That matchup will be followed by another road tilt against Penn on Saturday.

Women's basketball

Dartmouth women’s basketball suffered its first loss of Ivy League action at Harvard University on Saturday. Harvard dominated the game across the board. The Crimson shot considerably better from the field and 3-point line while out rebounding the Big Green by six. Dartmouth started off the game strong, with a two-point lead at the end of the first quarter. However, Dartmouth could not find any offensive flow in the second quarter, as the team scored only five points. The Big Green could not come back from its second-quarter skid and trailed the Crimson until the final buzzer, losing by 15 points.

Guard/forward Paula Lenart ’20 recorded 16 points and 11 rebounds for a double-double performance. Guard Annie McKenna ’20 also had a strong performance, with eight points and six assists. The Big Green, now 1-1 in conference play, will meet the Princeton Tigers at home on Friday. The Tigers are 13-1 overall and are in and out of the AP Top 25 rankings on a weekly basis. This tough home matchup will take place at 7 p.m. on Friday in Leede Arena.

Swimming and diving

Both the Dartmouth men’s and women’s swimming and diving team defeated the University of Massachusetts this weekend at the Tate Ramsden Invitational in Hanover, with the men winning 187.5-142.5 and the women winning by a score of 189-136.

On Friday, Connor LaMastra ’21 won the 200 IM (1:48.21), setting a new pool record in the process. Dartmouth finished first and second in the 500 free with Joe Moll ’22 (4.33.92) winning the event and Ethan Banks ’23 (4:40.71) following close behind. To wrap up the day, the John Hall ’20 finished first in the 50 free in 21.28, and the Big Green took the 200 free relay in 1:24.15. For the women, the Big Green won the 500m freestyle, with Christina Ciancolo ’23 finishing first (5:05.48) and Mia Leko ’22 finishing second (5:06.63). Alie Hunter ’21 won the 200 yard IM (2:08.92) and Sophie Smith ’20 won the 50 yard free (24.12). To close out the first day of competition, Dartmouth took first and second in the 200 free relay.

Then on Saturday, the highlight was Ciancolo’s record-breaking performance in the 1650-yard free (17:03.00). The Big Green later took first through third in the 100 fly with Ashely Post ’22 taking first (57.34), Eleanor Zwart ’22 taking second (57.85) and Katherine Cane ’21 taking third. In the 200 free, the Big Green took the top five spots led by Leko’s 1:53.20 swim. In diving, Maggie Pionzio ’20 finished second on the 3-meter and 1-meter boards. For the men, LaMastra continued his superb weekend on Saturday, setting new records in the 200 free (1:38.09) and the 1650 free (15:20.72). The previous record in the 1650 had stood for 39 years. Matt Luciano ’21 finished first (50.16) in the 100 fly and Noah Hensley ’23 won the 100 back (51.75). The diving team took first through fourth places in the 1- and 3- meter platforms with Justin Sodokoff ’21 winning both. To close out the meet, Moll finished first in the 100 free (45.63), and the team set a new meet record winning the 400 free relay (3:04.64).

The teams travel to Columbia University next weekend to close out Ivy League play. 

Track and field

The track and field teams competed in Boston University’s John Thomas Terrier Classic on Saturday at the BU Track and Tennis Center. 

For the men, three Dartmouth runners stood out at the non-scoring event. Sprinter MJ Farber ’21 took seventh place out of 127 competitors in the 400m race with a time of 48.66 seconds. Quinn Cooney ’20 took home eighth out of 94 in the 5000m race, and Max Frye ’21 placed ninth out of 61 in the 500m dash with a time of 1:04:03. 

For the women, three individuals broke into the top 10 in their events. Distance runner Rachel Ludwikowski ’21 was the top performer for the Big Green. She ran for third overall in the 5000m race out of 71 competitors with a time of 16:36.24. Margaret Tuthill ’20 ran for ninth out of 95 in the 1000m run with a time of 2:51.55 and Lauren Sapone ’20 also placed ninth in the 3000m run out of 134 in 9:32.16. 

The Big Green will compete in the Scarlet and White Invitational hosted by Boston University this Saturday.

Skiing

The Dartmouth ski teams took third place at the Vermont Carnival this weekend.

The women’s team’s performance was highlighted by a pair of second place finishes from Katharine Ogden ’21, who finished with a time of 14.08.4 in the 5k freestyle, and Tricia Mangan ’19, who completed the slalom in 1:54.3. Following Ogden’s performance, the Big Green took the eighth, ninth and 10th spots at the podium, but Middlebury College, which claimed first, fifth and sixth, won the event. In the slalom, Stephanie Currie ’20 finished right behind Mangan, but the Dartmouth team only placed fifth in the event.

On the men’s side, the Big Green placed fifth in the 10k, with Adam Glueck ’21 taking seventh at 27:05.2, Cameron Wolfe ’23 taking ninth at 27:28.5 and Kamran Husain ’21 taking 19th at 28:12.0. The University of Vermont won the event behind first and third place finishes. In slalom, the Big Green finished second with Drew Duffy ’21 taking fourth at 1:49.4, Andrew Weisel ’21 taking sixth at 1:50.5 and Kipling Weisel ’20 taking seventh. Vermont’s second and third-place finishes were enough to win the event. 

The Big Green continues competition next weekend at the Colby College Carnival.