The Weekend Roundup: Week 5
Women's basketball lost to Princeton on Friday night, 66-34.
The women’s basketball team recorded a pair of convincing losses at home this weekend against Ivy League powerhouses Princeton University and the University of Pennsylvania.
The Big Green started off its challenging weekend with a 66-34 loss on Friday against Princeton, which is knocking on the door of an AP Top-25 ranking. Dartmouth started off strong, outscoring the Tigers 14-13 in the first quarter. However, the Big Green relinquished its lead four minutes into the second in part of a 15-2 half-ending run for Princeton. The Big Green was unable to regain the lead for the rest of the evening. Kealy Brown ’19 led the Big Green in scoring with 11 points, more than twice the number posted by the next leading scorer on a stagnant offensive night for the Big Green.
Dartmouth’s luck was no better against Penn, as the Big Green fell 66-33 on Saturday in Leede Arena. A 10-minute, 29-0 run by the Quakers in the first half created a sizable hole that Dartmouth could not climb out of in the second half. One bright spot for the Big Green was the play of Allie Harland ’23, who in five fourth-quarter minutes shot 4-5 with two 3s for a team-leading 10 points. Veronica Kelly ’22 contributed the only other double-digit personal statistic for the Big Green, hauling in 11 rebounds in the game.
Next weekend, the Big Green will have a chance to redeem itself on its home court as the team takes on Brown University and Yale University in Hanover.
Men’s basketball lost on the road to Princeton University and the University of Pennsylvania. On Friday, the Big Green was competitive with the Tigers in the first half, trailing by five points at halftime. Dartmouth, however, struggled offensively in the second half and Princeton won by 22 points. Tigers’ big man Richmond Aririguzoh was limited to six first-half points, but he led the Tigers in scoring and rebounding with 13 points and eight rebounds in 29 minutes of play. The Big Green was only able to shoot 36.5 percent from the field and scored just 17 points in the second half.
On Saturday, the Big Green found itself in a defensive battle. Dartmouth made only five field goals in the first half and trailed by 14 at the half. In the second half, the Big Green found some offensive rhythm and cut the Quaker lead to five with less than one minute remaining. But Penn pulled away to win the game by a score of 54-46. The Big Green held Penn center A.J. Brodeur to 25 percent from the floor, but Quakers guard Devon Goodman was efficient, leading Penn in scoring with 16 points on nine shots. Forward Chris Knight ’21 was held scoreless for most of the game, with all of his 12 points coming in the final 12 minutes of the game.
The Big Green (7-12, 0-4 Ivy) is still in search of its first Ivy League win this season and will have two opportunities to do so with games at Brown University and Yale University next weekend.
The men’s hockey team took to the New York ice twice this week, falling to both Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Union College. On Friday, the team traveled to Troy, NY, to face off against the Engineers. RPI opened up scoring late in the first period, but the Big Green answered back as Quin Foreman ’21 scored in the last seconds of the period with an assist from Matt Baker ’21 and Drew O’Connor ’22. Despite this momentum leading into the second period, RPI took control and scored three goals in under two minutes. After another goal in the third, the Big Green pulled Adrian Clark ’20 from goal and subbed in Justin Ferguson ’22 for the first time since Nov. 1. Ferguson couldn’t stop the bleeding, however, and Dartmouth fell 7-1.
The team took the ice once again on Saturday to play Union in Schenectady, NY. Union took a 1-0 lead in the first, but Will Graber ’20 netted an unassisted score in the second to get the Big Green on the board. The Dutchmen countered with three unanswered goals to close the period, but Foreman found the net twice in the third, assisted by Graber and O’Connor then Graber and Baker. The comeback ultimately came up short after a few close shots, and Dartmouth lost 4-3. The team will return to the ice next Friday at Thompson Arena to take on Harvard University.
The women’s ice hockey team traveled to Cambridge, MA on Friday to take on No. 10 Harvard University. The Big Green fell 4-0, but it was a hard fought game, as Harvard only took one more shot than Dartmouth. This prolonged the Big Green’s nine-game losing streak against the Crimson, which began on Jan. 23, 2016. Dartmouth converted penalty kills on all three Harvard power plays but could not convert on its own five power play chances. Despite the loss, Hannah Humphreys ’23 made 30 saves throughout the game — three saves short of her career high.
The team will return to the ice this Tuesday to take on the University of New Hampshire in Durham before coming home this weekend to face off against Colgate University and Cornell University.
Track and field
The men’s and women’s track and field teams traveled to Boston this weekend to compete in the New England Championship. The women placed in fourth with 74.5 points while the men came in seventh with 31 points.
The highlight of the weekend came from Cha’Mia Rothwell ’20, who narrowly won the women’s 60m hurdles by four hundredths of a second after finishing second last year. Rothwell also placed second in the long jump with a 5.93m leap for second place.
The women accrued 21.5 points in the pole vault, as Julia Valenti ’20 managed a 4m vault to win the event and Olivia Goodwin ’21, Brooke Brunet ’21 and Lauren Ross ’23 finished fourth, fifth and tied for sixth, respectively. Zoe Dainton ’22 and Camille Landon ’21 took home third and fourth in the high jump with 1.71m bounces.
On the men’s side, Myles Epstein ’23 earned points in the 60m and 200m dashes, sprinting to fifth and sixth place finishes in the two events. Dartmouth placed fourth in the 4x800m relay and the distance medley, with Thomas Lingard ’22 contributing to both races.
Max Frye ’21 garnered five points with a 1:04.69 run in the 500m dash, and MJ Farber ’21 took sixth in the 400m dash. An even 7m long jump from Nils Wildberg ’23 and a 15.04m shot put from Brendan Loftus ’23 each added three points to the Big Green’s total.
Both teams will host the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the University of Vermont and Williams College next weekend over Winter Carnival.
No. 7 men’s squash played twice this weekend, taking on No. 12 Cornell University and No. 11 Columbia University. On Saturday, the team traveled to Ithaca, NY, and walked away with a 6-3 win. Jack Bell ’22 won all three of his games against the Big Red, with Reg Anderson ’21, James Bell ’21, Tucker Martino ’22, Lucan White ’23 and David Rubin ’23 also coming away with wins. This continues the team’s seven-match win streak against the Big Red, which dates back to Feb. 2, 2014. On Sunday, the team traveled to New York City to face Columbia and left with a loss. Jack Bell ’22 was the only player for the Big Green to record a win as Columbia snapped its five-match skid.
Meanwhile, the No. 7 women’s squash team competed against No. 11 Cornell University and No. 9 Columbia University this weekend. In Ithaca, the Big Green narrowly beat Cornell 5-4, with Claire Aube ’23, Brynn Bank ’21, Jesse Brownell ’23, Julia Potter ’20 and Sandra Reiss ’21 defeating the Big Red in their matches. Aube and Reiss were the top Big Green performers Saturday, sweeping their Cornell opponents in three games.
The Big Green followed up a win upstate with a loss in the Big Apple. Aube and Potter were the only Dartmouth athletes to record wins at Columbia as their team lost 7-2. The Big Green has not defeated Columbia since Feb. 1, 2014. With this loss, the Big Green fall to an even 5-5 on the season.
Next weekend, the men’s and women’s teams will both finish up regular season action with a match at home against Yale University on Friday and a match in Providence against Brown University on Sunday.
Swimming and diving
The men’s swimming and diving team concluded its stretch of Ivy League meets with a 196-102 loss to Columbia University on Saturday. In diving, Kyle Schubert ’23 placed the highest, finishing in third place with a score of 293.23. Connor LaMastra ’21 and Ethan Banks ’23 finished first and second, respectively, in the 1000m free, earning the Big Green 13 points. Tim Park ’23 won the 200m free, and LaMastra won the 200m fly. The Lions of Columbia, however, could not be stopped and cruised to victory.
The women’s team also lost at Columbia this weekend — by a score of 215-84 — in its final Ivy League dual meet of the season. Christina Cianciolo ’23 easily won the 1000m free, and Ashley Post ’22 was victorious in the 200m free. Mia Leko ’22 finished fourth in the 200m free, but she came back and won the 200m fly. In diving, Maggio Pionzio ’20 came in second on the 3-meter board with a score of 255.60.
Both the men’s and women’s teams will look to bounce back next weekend when they participate in the Boston Open at Boston University.