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Dartmouth entered the tournament unranked nationally and seeded 11th out of 16 teams. The team encountered No. 6 Notre Dame in the first round of the tournament. Dartmouth previously faced Notre Dame during the team's spring training trip to California in March and lost by a score of 14-2. Dartmouth has improved tremendously throughout the season, according to co-captain Haley Carstensen '12, and the improvement showed in Dartmouth's 11-8 upset of Notre Dame at nationals. Carstensen, who was named to the All-Tournament second team, said that Dartmouth planned to "seize the first and fourth quarter" against Notre Dame.
The Dartmouth women's rugby team held the fourth annual Cully's Run, a 5K race that benefits the National Eating Disorders Association and Headrest, on Sunday afternoon. Cully's Run is held annually by the rugby team in honor of Katy Cullinan '08, a former member of the team who committed suicide in August 2008 after struggling with an eating disorder, according to rugby player Allison Brouckman '15. Brouckman and Leandra Barrett '15 organized this year's event, which attracted roughly 300 participants and the involvement of many organizations on campus, according to Brouckman. Joseph Carey '15, a member of the Dartmouth men's cross-country team, posted the fastest time in the event, finishing in 17:13. Cully's Run participants were recommended to donate $10. The race began at the Corey Ford Rugby Clubhouse and brought runners and walkers around Storr's Pond Trail.
Dartmouth women's lacrosse is currently ranked No. 16 in the country and will take on No. 13 Cornell in the Ivy semifinal on Friday. If Dartmouth wins, the team will play on Sunday against the winner of the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University matchup for the conference title.
"I'm proud of the way we ended and proud of the way girls played," head coach Rachel Hanson said. "This sets us up well to be a threat next year."
In recent weeks, Palaeopitus Senior Society returned to the spotlight with the creation of a Google Moderator forum allowing increased communication between Dartmouth students and the Office of the Dean of the College. This year's Palaeopitus members have revitalized the society's mission and have worked to take advantage of the organization's "great potential," according to Palaeopitus co-moderator Christian Brandt '12.
Cheers echoed across the Green as almost 200 competitors competed in events ranging from axe throwing to crosscut sawing as part of the 66th annual Woodsmen's Competition held on April 27 and 28 on the Green and the Organic Farm.
Although Sophie Caldwell '12 began skiing "as soon as [she] learned to walk," she said she never expected to be honored as the 2012 Collegiate Nordic Skier of the Year by Ski Racing Magazine. Caldwell, a member of the Dartmouth women's ski team, received the honor last Monday and was surprised and honored by the award.
Although North Korea is notorious for its repressive political system, there is relatively little U.S. and global awareness about human rights violations in the region, human rights activist Mike Kim said in a lecture at the Rockefeller Center on Monday. Kim spent four years in North Korea helping refugees use a "modern day Underground Railroad" to escape to South Korea and now works to raise awareness about North Korean human rights violations and sex trafficking.
In Saturday's first game, Dartmouth started off strong, jumping out to a 2-1 lead in the second inning. Rhiannon Saucedo '15 began by drawing a walk and Kristen Rumley '15 followed with a single to right field. Yale starter Chelsey Dunham walked in two runs with the bases loaded to give the Big Green the lead.
The Big Green (10-2, 5-0 Ivy League) ended with a 7-0 home record this season after finishing 8-0 in regular season home games last year. In its lopsided win over the Purple Eagles (3-9, 0-4 MAAC), Dartmouth reached the 20-goal mark for the first time since 2010.
The Dartmouth softball team earned its first doubleheader sweep in Ivy League play this season against Brown University on Saturday before losing two close contests to the Bears (8-20, 5-7 Ivy League) on Sunday, 5-4 and 4-3. On Saturday, the Big Green (10-17, 3-9 Ivy League) won a tight battle in the first game, 6-4, before trouncing the Bears in the second game, 11-3.
Kirsten Goldberg '12 scored her 100th career point on an assist to Sarah Plumb '12 against Syracuse University on Monday afternoon, but the No. 10 Dartmouth women's lacrosse team was no match for No. 2 Syracuse (9-2, 3-0 Big East), falling by a score of 22-4. The Big Green (8-2, 4-0 Ivy) struggled offensively in the tough road environment at the Syracuse Carrier Dome.
Friday's first game was a pitcher's duel, with Kristen Rumley '15 leading the way for the Big Green, posting a two-hit shutout. In seven innings of work, Rumley struck out 10 Quakers and allowed just one walk.
The first game against Princeton began as a pitcher's duel with no scoring until the sixth inning. Kristen Rumley '15 tallied the first hit of the game in the third inning with a single to left field but was left stranded on base. In the fourth inning, Hillary Hubert '13 singled to center field but was also left on base.
It is Rumley's first Ivy League Rookie of the Week award and Dartmouth's first since Hillary Hubert '13 won in 2010. Rumley explained that she likes the high competition and intensity of the college game and has worked to make a smooth transition from high school to college softball.
Led by the superb pitching of Hillary Barker '12, the Big Green (1-2) secured a resounding win in its first game of the season over Saint Peter's (0-6). Barker pitched a complete game, giving up only four hits and one run to the Peahens.
On the road and with a short bench for the fourth straight game, the Dartmouth women's basketball team fell to the University of Pennsylvania and Princeton University this weekend. The Big Green (4-21, 2-9 Ivy League) suffered a 63-49 loss to Penn (11-14, 4-7 Ivy League) on Friday before falling to Ivy League champion Princeton (21-4, 11-0 Ivy League) on Saturday, 94-57.
All three sets of sisters began skiing at a very young age. The Fucignas and Caldwells started before they entered kindergarten, while the Flowers began in middle school "to make friends."
Dartmouth began the weekend on the road against the Yale Bulldogs (15-9, 7-3 Ivy League). The Big Green outscored the Bulldogs during the second half of the game but could not overcome a 22-point first-half hole.
Brooks, one of three freshman starters for the Big Green (4-20, 0-8 Ivy League), leads the team in points (9.0 ppg), minutes (27.9 mpg), free throws made (89) and free throw percentage (.788). He is also second on the team in rebounding (6.5 rpg) and third in assists (28).