David Sherzer


Dartmouth enters ECAC tourney looking for gold

Will the third time be a charm? That is what the Dartmouth softball team is hoping as it looks forward to a third consecutive appearance in the East Coast Athletic Conference Tournament, which takes place next Saturday and Sunday at Soldier Field in Cambridge, Mass. The conference confirmed widely held speculation when it announced the field for this year's tournament early yesterday afternoon from the league headquarters on Cape Cod. All four participants are from the Ivy League.

Softball pours on Providence in five

It was a miserable day to be a Providence Friar. The softball team from Rhode Island's capital city traveled 175 miles to Hanover to play only four-and-a-half innings in a torrential downpour and get crushed, 8-0, by the hot-hitting Dartmouth Big Green. The second half of the doubleheader at Sachem Field was cancelled because of the conditions. If the Big Green was bothered by the driving rain that at times seemed to be moving sideways because of the gusting wind, it didn't appear that way.

Dartmouth comes from behind twice to sweep Rams

A word of caution to the rest of the Ivy League: the Christine Quattrocchi '03 of old is back. Quattrocchi, who was the league's best pitcher in 2000 before struggling last season, continued her strong 2002 campaign yesterday afternoon, working seven scoreless innings as the Dartmouth softball team came back from a 1-0 deficit to win an 11-inning thriller against Rhode Island.

Playoff tickets to be free

Leave your money at home. President James Wright decided yesterday that the administration will subsidize next weekend's men's and women's playoff hockey tickets for students, allowing all those with an ID card to get into the games for free. Since last year, students have been admitted to all regular-season sporting events gratis.

Sans Nardella, title-hungry men's icers bound for Provy

A little rest and some clarity -- that is what this weekend will provide for the Dartmouth men's hockey team. The Big Green has a rare one-game slate this weekend, taking on Brown in an important Ivy League and ECAC affair tomorrow night in Providence. The one gamer will give the team an extra day of rest to mend some of its bruises and will also help the typically chaotic ECAC standings come more into focus. Dartmouth (10-8-4, 7-4-4 ECAC) currently has 18 points and is tied for second place with Harvard and Clarkson -- five points behind Cornell -- but the Big Green and Crimson have played 15 games, while the other 10 teams in the league have played only 14. This weekend, Dartmouth and Harvard each play once while the other 10 play twice, which will level out the games-played category and help everyone -- the title-seeking Big Green included -- know where they stand. "This weekend may add clarity in terms of which teams are near the top of the standings and which are near the bottom," co-captain Mike Maturo '02 said.

ECAC Rematches Galore

Same teams, different venue. The Dartmouth men's hockey team will look to have equal, or greater, success against the same opponents it faced last weekend when Rensselaer and Union invade Thompson Arena tonight and tomorrow. The Big Green (9-8-3, 6-4-3 ECAC) earned three of four points against the Albany-based squads last weekend, tying Union, 3-3, Friday night before staging a dramatic comeback to double up RPI, 4-2, last Saturday. Coming off the successful weekend, the team is confident and looking to defend its home ice. "The team has been in a good mood all week due to the positive games we had last weekend," forward Gary Hunter '02.