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The boys at Riding the Pine have already started their countdown to 2017. The parties are over. The confetti has been swept up off the street. A third Thai restaurant has opened in Hanover, giving the home of the College on the Hill the highest Thai restaurant to person ratio outside of Bangkok. You can lie on your back, fall asleep and snore so loudly you shake the walls in “Meditation and Relaxation” once a year and get a free pass. Now that Henry’s fallen asleep a second time in as many classes, he’ll have to start searching for more creative ways to get his P.E. credit.
The “Hack-a-Shaq” has become a widely employed strategy in basketball. It involves identifying a member of the opposing team with a weak free throw percentage and purposefully fouling that player to send them to the free throw line. The ultimate hope is that the fouled player will miss the free throw and possession will go to the team that originally committed the foul.
On Jan. 23 and 24, the women’s tennis team kicked off the new year by splitting its first two matches. The team fell to the No. 23 University of Kentucky 1-4 before dominating the University of San Francisco 4-1. On Jan. 30 and 31, the men’s tennis team continued its fantastic season by winning two nail-biters against No. 37 Drake University and No. 32 Tulane University with final team scores of 4-3 against both.
Although I know next to nothing about hockey, I was sent on assignment by my editors to liveblog my experience at the Dartmouth Men’s Hockey game against Quinnipiac last Friday. I was to give a "fan’s-eye perspective" of what was going on (I am using a very loose definition of “fan”). Over the course of two and half hours there was cheering, singing, booing and cursing. Basically, how all sporting events should be. Here’s a minute-by-minute rundown of the major goings-on at Thompson Arena's student section:
The women’s basketball team battled it out this weekend on the road, reaching overtime in both of its road games. The team split the weekend, beating Columbia University (11-8, 0-4 Ivy) 76-73 on Friday before dropping a tight game against Cornell University (11-7, 3-1 Ivy) 71-58 the next day. This weekend’s games leave the Big Green with an overall record of 7-13 and an Ivy League record of 2-2.
The University of Connecticut defeated the Big Green men and women’s swimming and diving team this weekend at Wolff-Zackin Natatorium. This dual meet marked senior day for UConn swimmers and was the final non-conference dual meet of the season for the Big Green. Although many Dartmouth swimmers won individual events, the women’s team lost by a score of 160-121 and men’s team lost by a score of 174-126.
The No. 1 Quinnipiac University Bobcats and unranked Princeton University Tigers trekked north to Hanover this weekend to face off with the Dartmouth men’s ice hockey team, in the receiving votes category, bringing with them two completely different stresses. The first brought with it the challenge of simply being the best team around. The second brought with it the pressure of performing in front of the over 4,000 people that turned out to take part in Dartmouth’s annual tradition of assaulting the visiting Tigers (3-9-2 overall, 5-14-2 ECAC) with tennis balls following the Big Green’s (11-9-1 overall, 8-6-0 ECAC) inaugural goal. Dartmouth split the weekend, pulling ahead of the current national powerhouse 5-2 before allowing four unanswered goals and an empty netter to put them on the wrong side of a comeback, dropping the contest to the Bobcats (20-1-5 overall, 11-0-3 ECAC) 7-5. The Big Green returned to Thompson Arena to shutout the Tigers 2-0 on Saturday.
The women’s hockey team fell to both No. 9 Princeton University and No 4. Quinnipiac University at home this weekend. The Big Green lost to Princeton 4-1 and to Quinnipiac 2-1 to extend their winless streak to 14 games and dip to 4-15-3 overall and 4-9-3 in conference play.
When Sofia Roman ’16 was cut from the Dartmouth women’s basketball team during her junior year, she had two choices. She could either give up on her hoops career or continue to chase her dream.
Fresh off of a three-game win streak that revitalized optimism for the season, the Dartmouth men’s basketball team collapsed back into the doldrums during this past weekend of action. Thoroughly outplayed by Columbia University (15-6, 4-0) in a 77-60 loss on Friday night, the Big Green (7-11, 1-3) then fell apart and lost a lead down the stretch on Saturday to fall 77-73 to Cornell University (9-9, 2-2), concluding a five-game homestand on a decidedly sour note.
The men’s hockey team will host Quinnipiac and Princeton Universities this weekend as it looks to extend its five-game winning streak. Thanks to an aggressive style of play in all three zones, the Big Green has not lost since a Jan. 8 defeat at the University of Vermont, the team’s lone loss of 2016.
This week, the Dartmouth sat down with climber Kayla Lieuw ’19. Lieuw, who hails from Potomac, Maryland, has an extensive résumé in speed climbing. She has won four youth national championships and competed with USA Climbing at the world championships in locales from Austria to Singapore.
Four weeks into our penultimate term, there should be nothing that this campus has to offer us anymore. We’re seniors. It’s winter. We’ve done all there is to do and seen all there is to see. We’ve hiked the Fifty three times and crossed the Dartmouth X once. (Note to freshmen males: the grass is not always greener on the other side.) KDE is suspended now, and our final chance to get a coveted Derby invite has gone up in flames.
On Jan. 22 and 24, No. 41 Dartmouth men’s tennis continued its frenetic stretch of January matches by splitting its two home games, dominating No. 72 Clemson University 6-1 but falling in a narrow loss to No. 53 Pennsylvania State University 2-4. The team’s overall record stands at 3-1.
The Big Green ski team earned its first carnival win of the season — the first in almost four years — this past weekend in nail-biting fashion, edging out the University of Vermont and the University of New Hampshire to capture the Colby Carnival at Quarry Road Trails in Waterville, Maine. Dartmouth bested Vermont by four points to break the Catamounts streak of 20 straight carnival wins.
Last Friday, Jan. 22, Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt was fired despite holding the best record in the Eastern Conference (30-11). Today, we will discuss whether the firing was justified.
The men’s hockey team traveled to central New York and knocked off both Cornell and Colgate Universities to extend their season-long win streak to five. Building off of its momentum from a strong start to the New Year, the Big Green was able to topple this pair of ECAC rivals.
The men’s and women’s track and field teams defeated Ivy League rivals Columbia and Yale Universities in a tri-meet on Jan. 23 at Leverone Field House. On the men’s side, Dartmouth won with 89 points to Columbia’s 53 and Yale’s 39. The Dartmouth women won with 88 points over Columbia’s 50 and Yale’s 42. The tri-meet marked the third straight meet in as many weeks held at Leverone.
Dartmouth earned a hard-fought victory Saturday night over Harvard University on the road in their first league win of the season. Taking the lead in the first quarter with a free throw from Kate Letkewicz ’18, Dartmouth would remain ahead for the majority of the game, resulting in a 70-64 finish.
The Big Green men’s swimming and diving team broke a total of six records and placed first in nine events during this weekend’s Dartmouth Invitational at the Upper Valley Aquatic Center. Placing second overall in the meet, the men’s team scored 1,140 points to Boston College’s 1,272 points.