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The men’s squash team stormed into the new season with a strong 4-1 start, highlighted by a historic win over Harvard University on Dec. 1. The 5-4 win was the Big Green’s first against the Crimson in 73 years. In addition to playing Harvard over interim, the team also faced Franklin & Marshall College, the United States Naval Academy, George Washington University and Trinity College, winning in every matchup except the last.
On Dec. 12, Dartmouth’s track and field team competed at the seventh annual Jay Carisella Track and Field Invitational hosted by Northeastern University.
This past winter break, four members of the Dartmouth women’s rugby team participated in the National All-Star Competition. Co-captain Yejadai Dunn ’16, Audrey Perez ’17, Milla Anderson ’19, and Kat Ramage ’19 received invitations to compete at Tigertown in South Florida from Dec. 28 through Jan. 3.
The Big Green won the 27th Annual Ledyard Classic on Sunday night when the team defeated No. 20 Merrimack College 3-0.
On the back of a significant improvement in the 2014-15 season — including a nine-win increase and avoiding a losing season for the first time in six years —the women’s basketball team entered their current campaign with an optimistic outlook.
For 19 long years, the most successful program in Ivy League history lay dormant.
The men’s soccer team (11-5-1, 6-1 Ivy) lost its final Ivy League game this past Saturday to Brown University (10-5-2, 4-1-2 Ivy) in a tight 1-0 contest that was decided by a penalty kick.
After a victory over Brown University in five sets on Friday helped move the team into a tie for first in the Ivy League, the women’s volleyball team followed with a five-set loss against Yale University in its final game of the season on Saturday, dropping the team out of Ivy League title contention and an opportunity to play in the NCAA tournament.
With basketball season getting underway, The Dartmouth sat down with men’s basketball head coach Paul Cormier to get a look at how this year’s team will look to build on last season’s performance. The Big Green (0-1,0-0 Ivy) ended last season on a strong finish, recording a 7-7 record in conference play and earning a postseason bid for the first time in 56 years. They played in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament, where they fell in the first round to Canisius College. The preseason media poll picked the Big Green to finish sixth in the conference, but with a strong freshman class and several experienced seniors, the team looks primed to turn some heads in the Ivy League.
The women’s hockey team recorded a pair of shutout victories this weekend, knocking off Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 4-0 on Friday and Union College 2-0 on Saturday, to improve its record to 4-2-2 overall and 4-1-2 in conference play.
Playing in windy, frigid and generally disorienting conditions on an unusual grass surface in Providence, Rhode Island, the football team faced several obstacles on Saturday that detracted from its typically efficient and stable character. Nevertheless, the No. 23 Big Green (8-1, 5-1 Ivy) grew an early lead and finished with a 34-18 defeat of Brown University (4-5, 2-4 Ivy), emerging from a sloppy game that contained 13 combined turnovers, four failed extra point attempts and uncharacteristically poor passing performances by both teams.
“The world didn’t end with the loss to Harvard [University],” football head coach Buddy Teevens said in reference to the last-minute defeat three weeks back that snapped his team’s 2015 undefeated record.
As the end of the fall rapidly approaches, fall sports teams are wrapping up their seasons and putting the finishing touches on their pursuit of Ivy League championships. Men’s soccer and women’s rugby have already clinched Ivy League titles, while football remains in the hunt for the Ancient Eight crown. For some Big Green teams, this weekend of games also marks some of the season’s first action. In honor of the last weekend of the fall term, The Dartmouth decided to bring back an old tradition, the Big Green Weekend Primer, where the sports editors give their predictions on the weekend to come.
Hello Dartmouth basketball fans! Shoot for it boys back again for our final column of the term. Thank you so much for putting up with our basketball “analysis.” We thought it’d be fitting to discuss Kobe Bryant’s retirement rumors this week.
In its season finale this past weekend, the women’s soccer team notched its first win in Ivy League play, defeating Cornell University 1-0 at Burnham Field. On a brisk Saturday afternoon, the Big Green (8-4-4, 1-3-3 Ivy) put together a complete performance that the team struggled to find early in this season’s conference play, controlling the pace and possession of the game from the outset and generating chances early and often. A goal scored by Lucielle Kozlov ’16 in the 60th minute was all the Big Green needed to grab a win over Cornell (9-4-4, 2-4-1 Ivy) and move ahead of Yale University to finish seventh in the Ivy League standings.
Facing strong performances from their opponent’s penalty kill unit and goalie, the women’s hockey team fell 4-1 to the University of Maine at Thompson Arena on Tuesday night. The Big Green (2-2-2, 2-1-2 ECAC) struggled to finish off many of its chances offensively, especially on the power play.
In honor of women's rugby's inaugural season as a varsity sport — and the Ivy League championship they clinched last weekend — here's the tagline for the club from a 1980s issue of The Dartmouth. "Elegant violence" is such an enticing tagline — I imagine that this helped the then-club sport on their way to their current success.
After losing nine straight sets to start the second half of the season, the women’s volleyball team made the necessary adjustments to break its three-game losing streak and defeat Columbia and Cornell Universities at home this past weekend.
The women’s tennis team enjoyed a triumphant finish to its fall season, going 19-3 in singles and 6-3 in doubles at the Big Green Invite this past weekend. In its fall season, Dartmouth competed in the Tribe Invitational, the Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-America Championship, Bulldog Invitational and the ITA Northeast Regional Championship in preparation for the winter and primary Ivy League spring season.
The men’s soccer team (11-4-1, 6-0 Ivy) clinched the 2015 Ivy League Championship with an emphatic 2-0 win against Cornell University (4-11-1, 2-4 Ivy) this past Saturday.