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After battling Princeton University to a 3-3 tie last Friday and a tough one-goal loss to Quinnipiac University on Saturday, the Big Green men (9-8-2, 6-5-1 ECAC, 2-2-1 Ivy) said they are glad to be returning to their home rink. Dartmouth is currently ranked third in the Ivy League and seventh in the ECAC conference. The Big Green is 6-4-2 at home this season and seems to fare slightly better at Thompson Arena than on the road.
On the men's side, the Lions (12-8, 1-3 Ivy) and the Big Red (7-11, 2-2 Ivy) both pose challenges for the Big Green. Dartmouth is 3-4 on its home court this season while Columbia is 6-4 on the road. Cornell, on the other hand, has yet to win a game in an opponent's gym this season. Captain David Rufful '12 stressed that this should put the Big Green in a position to win this weekend.
Both teams started the game shooting cold from the field, but Brown raced out to a 12-5 lead by the sixth minute. In the next three minutes, Dartmouth battled back to within two points with a great inside move by Sasha Dosenko '12 and a three-pointer by captain Faziah Steen '13.
"Obviously, we'd like to win more than the five games we won [last] year and show progress in the win-loss column," Cormier said. "People on the outside have picked us, with good reason, to be worst team in the league. We're going to prove them wrong."
This year, men's and women's squash, men's and women's heavyweight crew, lightweight crew, men's and women's swimming and diving and the ski team traveled to various parts of the country to train over break.
Combining a love of sports with Dartmouth-nurtured creativity, former Big Green men's hockey player Mike Hartwick '07 recently created Rip Surfer X, a fitness apparatus designed to simulate surfing movements in a gym setting. The product, which was slated to go on sale Tuesday night, simulates the actions of carving turns on waves and paddling out to sea with a piece of sedentary fitness equipment.
Dartmouth started the game slowly, with Bryant (1-3) jumping out to a 7-0 lead. The Big Green called a timeout and regrouped before going back onto the court with a renewed desire to win.
Dartmouth fought with resilience from the opening tip-off, playing strong and scrappy basketball as UVM attempted to use its height advantage to drive the ball inside the paint. The teams traded baskets during the first half, with Dartmouth using impressive toughness to limit the Catamounts' second-chance opportunities on offense.
Three Dartmouth football players were selected as members of the Capital One Academic All-District Football Team on Thursday, according to a Dartmouth athletic department press release. The College Sports Information Directors of America announced that linebacker Luke Hussey '11 Th'12, tight end John Gallagher '12 and wide receiver Tim McManus '11 were selected as members of the first team for the University Division of District I, which includes Division I institutions in several Northeastern states. Hussey, who is an engineering major with a 3.94 GPA, was also a semifinalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy, which is awarded to the country's best student-athlete in football. Hussey recorded a career-high 63 tackles this season, contributing to his career total of 124 tackles. Gallagher, an economics major with a 3.59 GPA, is a four-year starter and has recorded 19 catches this season for 169 yards. McManus, a history major with a 3.48 GPA, is a three-time captain and has the fifth-most receptions in Dartmouth history with 134. McManus only played in three games this year due to a concussion.
It was a picture-perfect finish. Holding hands and short of breath, lifelong friends Katie Rohn '14 and Annie Oppenheim '15 crossed the finish line in Central Park on Sunday after having started the New York City Marathon over four hours earlier. Rohn and Oppenheim, both inexperienced marathon runners, raced through all five New York City boroughs along with more than 45,000 other runners, including Audrey Sherman '14.
Dartmouth played an intense, physically demanding game against Harvard University last Saturday, and was in dire need of recovery time before its game against first-place Cornell University this weekend. Many regular starters did not play against UNH, allowing several less experienced players to take the field.
Cohen, who is from Johannesberg, South Africa, said soccer has been part of his life for almost as long as he can remember. He began playing the sport with his father and brother when he was four or five years old, and was playing for a high-level club team by the time he was a teenager, he said. "My whole family loves soccer," Cohen said. "In South Africa, where I'm from, soccer is the big sport. I've grown up with it and never had to choose between many other sports."
The Big Green scored first with a goal in the last minute of the first half by Tasha Wilkins '15. Wilkins received a perfectly placed cross from outside back Kelly Brait '14 and kept her composure to finish her third goal of the season.
Nibbi, who is a member of the Dartmouth cycling team, finished 32nd overall out of 155 runners. Nibbi said he decided to participate in the Saharan Race after hearing about it online and from friends.
With its undefeated Ivy League record on the line and facing an unfamiliar playing surface, the Dartmouth field hockey team maintained its poise on Saturday afternoon, overcoming a one-point halftime deficit to defeat the University of Pennsylvania, 4-2.