The Weekend Roundup: Week 6

by The Dartmouth Sports Staff | 2/10/20 2:15am

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Men’s hockey fell to Harvard on Friday, 6-2.

by Lona Girardin / The Dartmouth

Men's hockey

On Friday, Harvard University used a late flurry of scoring to defeat the Big Green men’s hockey team by a score of 6-2.

The Crimson, ranked No. 17 in the country, started the scoring just over three minutes into the first period with an unassisted goal by Jack Badini. Drew O’Connor ’22 kickstarted the scoring for the Big Green less than five minutes later. The tie held for another seven minutes before a power play goal was scored by Harvard’s Austin Wong after captain Brendan Demler ’21 received a major penalty for charging.

Harvard had the only goal of the second period. Goaltender Adrian Clark ’20 helped hold the score at 3-1 until the third period, when a goal from Daniel Warpecha ’20 brought the Big Green within one goal of tying the Crimson. Harvard was able to take advantage of Dartmouth’s high press, however, scoring three more times within the last five minutes of the game to solidify the victory.

The Big Green, now seventh in the ECAC standings, will host two important conference games this upcoming weekend against Brown University and Yale University.

Women's hockey

The women’s hockey team had a busy week, taking on the University of New Hampshire on Tuesday on the Wildcats’ home ice before heading back to Hanover to host Colgate University and Cornell University over the weekend. Despite having three opportunities, the Big Green was unable to earn a victory this week, losing 3-1 to UNH, 4-2 to Colgate and 3-0 to Cornell. 

In Tuesday’s matchup, Catherine Trevors ’23 continued her stellar freshman campaign, netting the Big Green’s only goal to keep a blank off of the Big Green’s side of the scoreboard. Goaltender Kayla Wormsbecher ’21 kept 30 shots out of the net, but the Big Green offense was unable to produce on the other end, resulting in a loss.

Against Colgate, Trevors produced again, earning two points with an assist to Gabby Billing ’22 and a goal of her own. This marked Trevors’ seventh goal of the season, good for second on the team. Wormsbecher also nearly eclipsed the 30-save mark again, tallying 29. But in a scoreless game against No. 2 Cornell on Saturday, Wormsbecher shined, recording a career-high 36 saves. However, a stagnant Big Green offense got off only 13 shots to the Big Red’s 39, ultimately resulting in a shut-out loss.

The Big Green will hit the road for more conference hockey next weekend as the team takes on Union College and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Women's basketball

The women’s basketball team had another tough weekend at home, losing to both Brown University and Yale University to drop to 1-5 in the Ivy League. 

On Friday night, Brown — which coming into Hanover was 0-4 in Ivy play and ranked at the bottom of the league — started out with a bang, creating a 10-point lead by the end of the first quarter that the Big Green could not recover from. A stellar performance from Annie McKenna ’20, who despite going 0-6 from 3 tallied 18 points, nine assists and seven rebounds, was not enough to carry her team to victory. Even a 27-point fourth quarter could not lift the Big Green over the Bears, and Dartmouth ended up losing 71-83.

On Saturday, the Big Green went back to Leede Arena seeking victory against Yale, which the Big Green beat last year at home on a buzzer beater by Paula Lenart ’20. This time around, however, the Big Green had no such luck and lost 67-47. Anna Luce ’21 and Jimena Abejon ’22 led the way for Dartmouth, scoring 16 and 10 points respectively off the bench in a solid effort against a good Yale squad.

Next weekend, the Big Green will face Columbia University and Cornell University in Dartmouth’s first road weekend with back-to-back games this Ivy season.

Men's basketball

It was another tough weekend for the Dartmouth men’s basketball team (7-14, 0-6 Ivy). On Friday, the Big Green dropped a close effort at Brown University, falling 67-65. James Foye ’20 missed a game-winning three with under two seconds left, but the main story was a 12-0 Brown run late in the half that sealed the deal. On Saturday, Dartmouth again played tough on the road against what is the best team in the conference, Yale University. They entered halftime down just four, but went on to lose 75-57. In another offensive dry spell, the team scored just two points in an eight-minute stretch during the second half, allowing the Bulldogs to build an 18-point lead. Dartmouth struggled with turnovers and fouls in both games. The Big Green committed 25 fouls in each contest during the weekend slate after doing so just once in their first 19 games. Dartmouth also turned the ball over 18 times versus the Bears, their second-highest team turnover mark this year. 

As the men in green hope to right the ship after starting 0-6 in Ivy League play, Dartmouth now turns its attention to Columbia University on Friday, as it begins a stretch of four straight games at home after playing five of its last six on the road.

Skiing

This weekend, the ski team hit the Maine slopes as Dartmouth competed in the Bates Carnival. The Big Green finished third in a 15-team field, losing only to ski powerhouses Middlebury College and the University of Vermont. The Big Green finished with 801 points to Middlebury’s 850 and UVM’s 848, with 478 of its points coming in alpine skiing.

Dartmouth saw team wins in both the men’s and women’s slalom on Friday after weather conditions forced a switch to the slalom from the giant slalom. Kipling Weisel ’20 led the charge in the men’s slalom for the Big Green, claiming the only top-three spot all day for Dartmouth with his third place finish. Andrew Miller ’22 and David Domonoske ’20 were not far behind, claiming fifth and sixth place finishes in the slalom. Even without Tricia Mangan ’19 and Stephanie Curry ’20 available for the slalom Friday, the Big Green pulled off a team win with three top-10 finishes, highlighted by Stephanie Lebby ’20’s fourth-place effort.

The Nordic teams were not quite as successful on Friday in the men’s 20k and women’s 15k, with the men finishing seventh and the women in fourth. Adam Glueck ’21 had the Big Green’s best race, skiing to eighth place in 59:30.7. Katharine Ogden ’21 and Lauren Jortberg ’20 did not compete for the women, making the fourth-place finish particularly impressive behind three top-20 races from Abby Drach ’20, Molly Gellert ’22 and Rena Schwartz ’22.

Dartmouth entrenched itself firmly in third place on Saturday — over 100 points ahead of fourth place University of New Hampshire — with both alpine teams taking first in the rescheduled giant slalom. On the women’s side, Abi Jewett ’22 and Gwen Wattenmaker ’23 took center stage, pacing the competition with times of 2:18.88 and 2:19.46 to earn second and third in the giant slalom, respectively. Miller teamed up with Drew Duffy ’21 to take second and third in the men’s giant slalom as well.

Drach and Gellert starred again to help Dartmouth earn third in the women’s 5k, finishing in fifth and 10th, and Jortberg returned Saturday for a ninth-place effort. The Nordic men’s team did not have the same success at the top in the 10k, but did see solid top-25 finishes from Cameron Wolfe ’23, Walker Bean ’21 and Glueck to earn sixth place.

Next weekend, the ski teams head to Hancock, MA and Lake Placid, NY to race in the Williams Carnival.

Tennis

The men’s tennis team continued its undefeated start to the season, defeating the University of Minnesota and St. John’s University at home this weekend to advance to 8-0. On Friday, the Big Green narrowly defeated Minnesota by a score of 4-3. The Gophers struggled in the doubles matches, failing to pick up any wins. When singles play started, the match became close as the Big Green dropped three of the first four matches completed. At the No. 2 position, Dan Martin ’21 brought the match to a 3-3 tie with a three-set victory. With the match against the Gophers on the line, the Big Green turned to Charlie Broom ’20 at the No. 1 singles position. His match went into a final set tiebreak, which he won to clinch the match.

During Saturday’s match against St. John’s, the Big Green had to rely on its singles play to win by a score of 4-1. Trailing after doubles play, the Big Green cruised to victory by winning four straight singles matches. That win moved the Big Green to 8-0 this season, while the Red Storm dropped to 8-2.

The Big Green will not play another home match until April. Looking to build on the undefeated start, the team will travel to Columbia University next weekend for the ECAC Indoor Championship.

The women’s tennis team competed in the ECAC Championship at Columbia University this weekend, finishing in fifth place. On Friday, the Big Green, seeded seventh in the tournament, opened play with a 4-1 loss to the University of Pennsylvania. Chidimma Okpara ’23 earned the point for Dartmouth with a 6-1, 6-0 win. 

On Saturday, the Big Green swept the sixth-seeded Minutewomen of the University of Massachusetts. Dartmouth won two doubles matches, dropping just one game across the two contests. In singles, the Big Green built on that momentum, and Ashley Hess ’23 clinched the victory for Dartmouth with her 6-1, 6-1 win.

On the final day of the tournament, the Big Green played Ivy League foe Brown University for fifth place and won 4-1. After a strong start in doubles, the Big Green extended the lead to 3-0 in singles. Hess clinched the match again for Dartmouth with a come-from-behind three-set victory.

The Big Green, with a 4-4 record this season, will see the Minutewomen again when it hosts UMass on Friday. The Big Green will also host Michigan State University on Sunday in its final home match until the last weekend of March.

Track and field

Men’s track and field dominated the competition in Leverone Field House this weekend, running, jumping and throwing brilliantly en route to a season-high 186 points, more than doubling second-place Merrimack College. 

The Big Green had a few dynamic duos in the 60m, 200m and 3000m, securing first and second place in all three events. Donovan Spearman ’21 and Myles Epstein ’23 led the way in the 60m with respective times of 6.83 and 6.87 seconds. Charlie Wade ’22 won the 400m in 51.08 seconds followed by teammate Myles Holt ’20 in 51.31 seconds. In the 3000m, Brian Mass ’21 won a race for the first time in his collegiate career with fellow junior Ben Majetka ’21 right behind him. Will Baginski ’23 also won his first career race, taking home the title by running the 800m in 1:53.89.

Dartmouth swept the metaphorical podium in the weight throw, with Andrew Palermo ’22, Jake Dalton ’23 and Myles Schreck ’22 carrying the weight. A pair of track wins also helped propel the Big Green to victory, with Corbin Mayes ’21 winning the pole vault and Ahria Simons ’22 winning the long jump with a personal-best 6.98m jump.

The women’s track and field team also hosted its final home meet of the indoor season this weekend and cruised to victory. Cha’Mia Rothwell ’20 won the 60m hurdles in 8.40 seconds as well as the long jump with a mark of 5.89m, more than a foot better than the second-place finisher. Lily Lockhart ’21 won the shot put and weight throw, and the Big Green finished first and second in the 1000m and 800m races. 

Next weekend, the teams will travel to Boston for a Valentine’s Day weekend meet hosted by Boston University.

Squash

On Friday, the men’s squash team fell to Yale University on its senior day by a score of 7-2. The Big Green received victories from Sam Supattapone ’21 and Lucan White ’23, who both won their matches in five games. White came back from a 2-0 deficit to win the final three games.

The Big Green concluded its regular season with a 6-3 win over Brown University on Sunday. Dartmouth won in the No. 1 through No. 5 positions and was aided by four five-game victories.

Men’s squash finished the regular season with a 6-7 record and a 2-5 record in Ivy League play. The team will now focus its attention on the College Squash Association Men’s Championships, which will start on Feb. 28 at the campus of Harvard University.

The women’s squash team lost to Yale on Friday by a score of 8-1. Jesse Brownell ’23 secured the only win for the Big Green during its final home match of the season. After dropping the first game 11-7, she won the next three games.

The Big Green finished its regular season with a trip to Brown for a match on Sunday. Dartmouth won a nail-biting 5-4 match to finish with a 6-6 record on the season. Emma Supattapone ’23, Claire Aube ’23 and Sandra Reiss ’21 all won their matches in three games.

The win over Brown was the second conference victory for the Big Green in seven matches, and Dartmouth finished the season with a 6-6 record. The team will compete in the College Squash Association Women’s Championships next weekend at Yale University.