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With three decisive blowout victories under its belt, the football team will soon encounter its toughest challenge to date this season. In the conference home opener and annual Homecoming game this Saturday, the Big Green (3-0, 1-0 Ivy) now seeks to extend its strong start against the similarly formidable Yale University (3-0, 1-0 Ivy), who represents one of the larger obstacles to the Ivy League crown.
Thanks to a strong team effort, the men’s soccer team (5-3-1, 1-0 Ivy) completed an unlikely comeback to beat the University of Vermont (5-5-1, 0-1 America East) in a non-conference matchup with a final score of 2-1. The Big Green, which only started four players from its typical starting lineup, showed many different looks throughout the game until ultimately finding a group that scored two goals in the last three minutes of play.
What’s up Dartmouth? The Shoot For It boys are back again this week to tackle the NBA. Flashback to May 14, 2015: game six of the NBA Western Conference semifinals. The Los Angeles Clippers were playing at home with a 3-2 series lead against the Houston Rockets, and ahead 89-70 with just over two minutes left in the third quarter. They had just ousted the defending champions, the San Antonio Spurs, in a thrilling seven-game series and seemed primed to make a championship run.
Twenty-four students are participating in the Dartmouth Economics Research Program, which aims to increase and improve opportunities to participate in faculty research for highly interested economics students.
After a challenging pre-season line-up, the men’s rugby team came out on top against Cornell University this past weekend in Ithaca, New York, kicking off the team’s Ivy League schedule with a resounding win. The Big Green outscored the Big Red 41-19, and the victory marked the team’s first win this season after three trying out-of-conference losses to Boston College, American International College and the Naval Academy.
This week The Dartmouth sat down with Emily Astarita ’17 of the volleyball team. Astarita currently leads the team with 183 kills through 12 games. Three games into its Ivy League schedule, the volleyball team is tied for second in the standings.
In its third game of the season, the women’s rugby team (2-1, 2-0 Ivy) secured an 8-5 win against Brown University’s previously undefeated team (3-1, 2-1 Ivy). Brown, ranked No. 12 in the nation by the Goff Rugby Reports, won the Ivy League last year and had not lost an Ivy 15s game since 2013. After beating Brown, Dartmouth moved to No. 11 in the nation on Goff Rugby Reports.
After winning its Ivy League opener at Harvard University (6-7, 2-1 Ivy) last Friday, the women’s volleyball team split its pair of home games this weekend. Dartmouth (5-7, 2-1 Ivy) kicked off the weekend with a straight-sets loss against the University of Pennsylvania (8-7, 2-1 Ivy), but bounced back with a 3-1 win in its next match against Princeton University (5-7, 0-3 Ivy). The Big Green now sits in a four-way tie for second place among the Ancient Eight.
The men’s soccer team started off their Ivy League slate this season with a gritty 1-0 win against Princeton University (3-4-1, 0-1-0 Ivy), who shared the Ivy title with the Big Green (4-3-1, 1-0-0 Ivy) last season.
Following two impressive blowouts in non-conference play to begin the season, the football team hardly missed a beat upon starting Ivy League play last Saturday. Crossing the end zone on each of its first three offensive drives and accumulating a three-touchdown lead by halftime, the Big Green (3-0, 1-0 Ivy) easily trampled over the University of Pennsylvania (1-2, 0-1 Ivy) 41-20 with another superb performance from quarterback Dalyn Williams ’16 leading the way. On top of commencing Ivy play in assertive fashion, the win was Dartmouth’s first playing at Penn since 1997.
The women’s soccer team fell to Princeton University 3-2 in overtime on Saturday night, following a battle of stout defenses and high-pressure forward lines on both sides. Unbeaten in its last eight games, the Big Green — now 7-2-2 and 0-1-1 Ivy — had not lost a game on their home turf of Burnham Field since Oct. 1, 2012 when Pepperdine took a 1-0 victory in double overtime. Princeton now sits tied with Harvard University atop the Ivy League standings with a 2-0 conference record, as the Big Green slips to a three-way tie for fifth.
Alex Lee ’16 and John Beneville ’16 are back again for the third week of “Shoot For It.” This week we’ll be weighing in on Derrick Rose, who continues to struggle to stay healthy. After recovering the from a torn ACL and meniscus for the last few years, Rose suffered a left orbital fracture after taking an elbow to the face in practice.
The women’s soccer team beat the University of Maine 3-0 in Saco, Maine, on Tuesday evening in its second to last non-conference game this season, extending its unbeaten streak to eight games. Goals by Melanie Vangel ’18, Jessica Lukas ’17 and an own goal by Maine secured all three points to put the Big Green 7-1-2 overall and 0-0-1 in the Ivy League.
For a team with Ivy League title aspirations this season, the football team now lies a day removed from its time of reckoning. Out-scoring opponents 80-17 through two games, the Big Green have pummeled their way through a soft early out-of-conference schedule. Another non-conference foe awaits in two weeks, but before then, Dartmouth (2-0) will commence its Ivy League slate, opening at University of Pennsylvania (1-1) this Saturday.
Propelled by an excellent second-place performance from John Lazor ‘19, the men’s golf team won the two-day Quechee Club Collegiate Challenge in Vermont over 11 other competing teams. After a last-place finish at twelfth in the Fighting Irish Golf Classic a week earlier, the team regrouped to score a collective two-over par (578), successfully holding off second-place University of Rhode Island by four strokes and third-place Harvard University by five strokes.
Victor Williams ’16 is a starting wide receiver for the football team. In the Big Green’s home-opener against Sacred Heart University at Memorial Field, Williams set career highs with 11 catches and 178 receiving yards to go along with a 60-yard touchdown grab.
In a defensive struggle, the women’s soccer team began its Ivy League schedule with a scoreless tie against Brown University on a windy day in Providence, Rhode Island. The match stands as the team’s fifth defensive shutout of the season and continues the team’s seven-match unbeaten streak to bring their record to 6-1-2 on the year.
The women’s golf team dominated its home tournament at the Hanover Country Club this past weekend, ending its two-day contest at 22-over par, an 18-stroke victory over second-place University of Hartford. Coming off a fourth-place finish the previous weekend in Annapolis, Maryland, the Big Green rallied to record one of its best rounds in program history with a 294 (+6) on the first day.
The men’s and women’s cross country teams continued on the road toward the Ivy League Championships and NCAA National Championships with a strong performance at the Boston College Coast-to-Coast Battle at Beantown this past Friday, Sept. 25, at Franklin Park in Boston. The men’s team finished second out of a field of 21 teams, while the women’s team finished eighth out of a field of 24.
The volleyball team (4-6, 1-0 Ivy) started the season with a decisive victory over Harvard University (4-7, 0-1 Ivy) to kick off the Ivy League conference schedule, defeating the Crimson three sets to two. After coming off of a stretch of tough preseason losses, the women made some much needed adjustments to bounce back against Harvard.