Considering that all the players from last year's Ivy League championship team are returning to the Leede Arena hardwood, expectations for the Dartmouth women's basketball team are high for the 2005-06 season. But if its first game is any indicator, the Big Green looks more than poised to live up to the hype after its 90-42 drubbing of Quinnipiac on Friday night at home. The game proved to be a lopsided affair from the opening tip.
The 2005 season came to a painful close for the Dartmouth women's soccer team on Thursday night. After 90 minutes of hard fought, generally well-executed play, the Big Green found itself on the short end of a 2-1 final score against Boston College in the first round of this year's NCAA Tournament. The game was the second of the evening's doubleheader of NCAA play at the University of Connecticut's Joseph J.
When the Dartmouth women's soccer team left the field after Sunday's commanding 5-0 victory over Ivy rivals Cornell, none of the players or coaches knew for sure whether their 12-4-1 overall record and 5-2-0 conference marks would be enough to get the Big Green back onto the field and into the NCAA Tournament. That question was answered with an emphatic "yes" yesterday afternoon when ESPNEWS announced the brackets revealing that Dartmouth had indeed made it to the dance for the tenth time and the seventh time in eight years. The Big Green will take on the No.
On Sunday, the senior class of the Dartmouth women's soccer team donned the green for the last time, so it was only appropriate that the scoring sheet read like the roll call for the pre-game ceremony.
When cross-state rivals Dartmouth and Vermont clashed on Wednesday in a battle for field hockey supremacy, neither team gave an inch for most of the contest. After two overtime periods, it had become clear the game wasn't going to be settled by conventional means.
Many more games like this and Dartmouth women's soccer coach Angie Hind may have to see a cardiologist.
Though she has yet to play one minute of college hockey, Sarah Parsons '09 has already made it into one of women's hockey's most elite clubs. Before she takes the ice for the Big Green, Parsons will skate onto the world's stage as she picks up her stick and plays for the red, white and blue as a member of the 2005-06 U.S.
It isn't often that the opportunity comes along to see two of music's rising stars on one stage at the same show.