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What’s up Dartmouth! Shoot for It boys back again for week 5, and this week we’re going to talk about the San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs lost a game 7 thriller against the Los Angeles Clippers last season in the first round of the Western Conference Playoffs. They bounced back this offseason with the acquisition of marquee free agent power forward/center LaMarcus Aldridge. The 30-year-old Aldridge has been the franchise player of the Portland Trailblazers over the last several years, and he turned down more money from the Blazers and more starpower from the Lakers to sign with the Spurs. This week we’ll discuss what we expect for the San Antonio Spurs this upcoming season.
The Dartmouth men’s tennis team hosted its first event of the 2015-16 season, the Dartmouth Invitational, this past weekend. A total of nine teams — Amherst College, Brown University, Fairfield University, Middlebury College, the State University of New York at Buffalo, the United States Military Academy, Williams College and Yale University — participated in the tournament at the Boss Tennis Center. Over the three-day tournament, Dartmouth went 14-7 in singles and 9-1 in doubles.
The Dartmouth men’s and women’s swim teams started their season this past weekend away with a non-scoring relay scrimmage against Boston College. A total of 14 events took place, including two mixed relays. The women’s side came out with a strong showing, winning all its relays, along with the mixed events. The men’s side also proved a formidable opponent coming out 4-2 in its events at the meet. The team, which just kicked off official training on Oct. 1, is working toward major growth in the coming weeks before the regular season commences.
The men’s soccer team emerged victorious from a defensive standoff against Yale University (1-9-0, 0-2 Ivy) in New Haven, Connecticut, this past Saturday, taking the game 1-0. The match marked the Big Green’s fourth-straight win and moved Dartmouth (6-3-1, 2-0 Ivy) into a tie for first in the Ivy League with Harvard University (4-4-2, 2-0 Ivy).
The women’s soccer team failed to replace the goose egg in their Ivy League win column this weekend, losing 0-1 to Yale University on Saturday evening at Reese Stadium in New Haven, Connecticut. Despite out-shooting the Bulldogs 11-5 and putting the ball in dangerous positions many times, the Big Green could not find the back of the net.
In its fourth consecutive Ivy League game this past Saturday, the field hockey team fell to the University of Pennsylvania 3-2 in the last two minutes of the second overtime period after a hard fought game. The Quakers scored the game-winning goal with a minute and 17 seconds remaining in the second overtime to give Penn its ninth-straight win. The Quakers improved to 9-1 overall and 3-0 in Ivy League play, while the Big Green dropped to 4-6 overall and 0-3 in Ivy League play.
It was the Homecoming game, Dartmouth’s Ivy League home opener and one of the most important matchups of the season that will go toward determining the Ivy League champion. With all of these circumstances in play, the football team turned Saturday afternoon’s contest against Yale University into a blowout by halftime. On the back of three different personal and school records broken by quarterback Dalyn Williams ’16, the Big Green (4-0, 2-0 Ivy) thrashed the Bulldogs (3-1, 1-1 Ivy) 35-3.
In its fourth game of the season, the women’s rugby team beat Princeton University (0-2, 0-2 Ivy), launching the Big Green (3-1, 3-0 Ivy) to first place in the Ivy League as the only still undefeated team in the standings.
Thanks to victories over Yale and Brown Universities at Leede Arena this weekend, the volleyball team climbed into a first-place tie with rival Harvard University for the top spot in the League. On Friday, the Big Green (7-7, 4-1 Ivy) took down one of last year’s Ivy co-champions, the Yale Bulldogs (8-6, 3-2 Ivy), by a three-sets-to-one margin. On Saturday, Dartmouth beat Brown (8-8, 2-3 Ivy) in straight sets for the Big Green’s third-straight Ivy win. Dartmouth’s win over Yale was the Big Green’s first victory against the Bulldogs since Nov. 7, 2009.
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.