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The Dartmouth women's volleyball team had high hopes going into this weekend's matches against Brown and Yale. Hopes of a 6-1 Ivy record. Hopes of finishing first in the Ivy League. Hopes of extending its winning streak to an unprecedented 11 matches.
The bonfire burned itself out almost two weeks ago, but the fire beneath the Dartmouth women's volleyball team continues to burn. The team heads into its final weekend of Ivy League play, looking to gain the top spot in the seedings for the Ivy League tournament.
It was a bittersweet weekend for the Dartmouth women's volleyball team. The team had the pleasure of beating Holy Cross on Sunday, 15-5, 15-7, 15-7, but the match also marked the last home performance for senior co-Captains Janene Ashford and Carmen Schmitt.
The Dartmouth women's volleyball team improved upon its 14-6 record with a road victory over Central Connecticut State last night. The three game win, 15-8, 17-15, 15-5, was the second time the Big Green has beaten the Blue Devils this season.
It was truly a weekend of firsts for the Dartmouth women's volleyball team. Against Penn and Princeton, two teams that the Big Green had never defeated, Dartmouth came away with two victories, and for the first time in the history of the program, the Big Green now own a share first place in the Ivy League.
One year ago, the stars of the women's volleyball team came into matches against Princeton and Penn with optimism, but the optimism relied on miracles to happen. The 1996 Dartmouth team that goes up against these two powerhouses tonight and Saturday in Leede Arena needs no miracles for its optimism to become a reality.
After a successful weekend touring New York, the Dartmouth women's volleyball team traveled to UNH last night. Despite a dismal start, the team roared back in the final three games to win the match 9-15, 15-2, 15-2, 15-8. The win moved the Big Green's record to 12-6 (2-1 Ivy).
The road trip to Columbia and Cornell is dreaded by all Dartmouth teams, but the perils of the women's volleyball team over the weekend is one for the books. The Big Green wouldn't let the events get them down, and in fact, used them as a motivating factor in wins against the Lions and Big Red. The wins pushed Dartmouth's overall record to 11-6, and 2-1 in the Ivy League.
Coming off of a rough weekend, the Dartmouth women's volleyball team beat the University of Vermont in four games last night, 15-2, 15-4, 12-15, 15-8.
The unexpected became an ugly reality for the Dartmouth women's volleyball team Friday night. In the opening match of their Ivy League season, the Big Green was struck down by a struggling Harvard in three games 15-6, 15-11, 15-9.
The Dartmouth women's volleyball team moved its record to 7-4 with a win in three games over Northeastern last night. Relying on a rejuvenated offense, the Big Green won 15-6, 15-5, 15-11.
The Dartmouth women's volleyball captured third place in a tournament hosted by the Big Green this weekend in Leede Arena. Sparked by sharp defensive play which generated many second chances, the Big Green rattled off three consecutive wins on Saturday to push their record to 6-4.
The men's lightweight freshman crew travels to Worcester, Mass., this weekend to compete in its final and most important race of the year, Eastern Sprints. The undefeated top freshman boat comes in as the top seed in a field that includes six other Ivies, as well as Navy, Georgetown, Rutgers and MIT.
Dartmouth needs a new mascot. Scratch that ... Dartmouth needs a mascot. Dartmouth's lack of a mascot has been laughed at for years, and it is time for a change.
With spring sports upon us, Dartmouth players and coaches again face the task of making up for lost time. This time was not wasted by coaches or players, but instead lost to inclement weather. Dartmouth spring sports teams consistently get onto their natural competition surface later than most of their competitors. Like the advertisement says, however, "Athletes are made in the preseason." It is the training in the winter and early spring that has and will control the success of Dartmouth athletics this term.
Spring has not reached Hanover yet, but in Florida and Arizona, the sun is shining brightly on Major League baseball in more ways than one. This summer, for the first time in three seasons, baseball will see its first complete season and players and owners are now closer than ever to signing a new contract.
When colleges and universities tie scholarship money to an athlete playing a sport, the result is a halfhearted performance from those athletes who don't want to be playing. If an athlete doesn't want to compete, that is their decision and they decide what they believe is best for them.
With student attendance at women's basketball games on the decline, its become apparent that women's basketball is living in the shadow of the men's team.
At Major League Baseball's winter meetings earlier this month, baseball owners unanimously endorsed a plan to allow interleague play for the 1997 season. The plan, which still requires the approval of the players' union and the umpires' union, calls for 15-16 interleague games for each team, to be played against their regional counterpart. (i.e., American League West teams vs. National League West teams) This plan is a boon for baseball -- it will enhance fan interest after a grim 1995 season.
The American Football Conference has lost the last 11 Super Bowls to the National Football Conference, and you can expect the streak to reach 12 after this Sunday's game. On Sunday in Tempe, Ariz., the Pittsburgh Steelers square off against the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl XXX.