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College Roundup: Big Green Leads Carnival After Day 1

  • Dartmouth's Luke Brown nears the end of the 10K cross country ski race at Oak Hill in Hanover, N.H., on Feb. 9, 2018. Brown finished third in the race. UNH's Peter Holmes is right behind him. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Dartmouth's Katharine Ogden pulls hard at the start of the 10K Classic cross country ski race at Oak Hill in Hanover, N.H. for Dartmouth's Winter Carnival on Feb. 9, 2018. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • As a surprise before her Dartmouth Winter Carnival race at Oak Hill in Hanover, N.H., on Feb. 9, 2018, University of New Hampshire skier Annavitte Rand is hugged by Cindy Pierce, of Etna, N.H., as friends Krisin Brown Close, of Norwich, Vt., left, and Pennie Rand, of Richmond, Vt., cheer her on. Pierce and Brown Close said they are like aunties to Pennie Rand's daughter. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • At the Dartmouth Winter Carnival cross country ski races seconds before his start time for the 10K classic at Oak Hill, in Hanover, N.H., on Feb. 9, 2018, Dartmouth skier Adam Glueck, of Hanover, N.H. grabs his skis from Hilary McNamee, of Thetford, Vt., the volunteer coordinator for the event. Another Dartmouth racer had accidentally put on Glueck's skis before the race. McNamee found the other racer and ran the skis to Glueck. McNamee use to coach Glueck when he was involved with the Ford Sayre Ski program. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • The Dartmouth Carnival cross country ski races at Oak Hill in Hanover, N.H., on Feb. 9, 2018. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.



Saturday, February 10, 2018

Hanover — As annually seems to be the case, the Dartmouth College and University of Vermont ski teams have spent the carnival season chasing each other around the mountains. The opening day of the Dartmouth Carnival on Friday was no different.

Big Green skiers claimed three individual victories and the hosts opened up a 79-point lead on the Catamounts through the first of two days of races. Foreste Peterson and Tanguy Nef claimed alpine wins for the Big Green at Dartmouth Skiway, a feat freshman Katharine Ogden matched for Dartmouth in cross country competition at Oak Hill.

Ogden produced the day’s surprise in winning the women’s five-kilometer classic, ending the five-race win streak of UVM’s Alayna Sonnesyn. Ogden rolled to a winning time of 34 minutes, 28.5 seconds, a good 40 seconds ahead of teammate Lauren Jortberg. Taryn Hunt-Smith took fourth to complete a dominant Dartmouth performance.

UNH’s Peter Holmes (30:39.6) won the men’s 10K. Woodstock High graduate Zane Fields took second for Colby in 30:53.3, while Dartmouth went 3-5-11 behind Luke Brown (31:08.7), Callan Deline and Gavn McEwen.

Over at the Skiway, Peterson and Nef kept up their fine seasons by sweeping their giant slalom races. Peterson topped the women’s field in a two-run time of 2:05.76, with teammates Claire Thomas fourth and Kelly More seventh.

Like women’s XC, Dartmouth’s men took the top two spots in their GS. Nef won in 2:01.16, Brian McLaughlin (2:01.72) took second and David Domonoske was fifth as Big Green skiers took five of the top seven spots.

The carnival concludes today with slalom action at the Skiway and freestyle racing at Oak Hill. Dartmouth and Vermont have split the winter’s first four carnivals, taking two each.

Team scores (top five): Dartmouth 513, Vermont 438, Middlebury 366, New Hampshire 330, Colby 270.

Men’s Hockey

Dartmouth 7, RPI 3

Troy, n.y. — Will Graber potted a natural hat trick in a four-goal burst for the Big Green (), which controlled the Engineers () at Houston Field House.

Down 1-0, Dartmouth took over when Graber scored at 9:08 and 11:36 of the first period and again at 4:28 of the second for a 3-1 lead. Shane Sellar added his first of two goals on the night about seven minutes later.

Sellar’s second, at 18:11 of the middle stanza, ignited another three-goal Dartmouth burst that settled the matter. Collin Rutherford and Cam Strong also scored for the Big Green, while Sellar delivered three assists and Graber added two to complete five-point nights for both.

Devin Buffalo made 20 saves for the Big Green, which heads to Union tonight.

Women’s Hockey

Dartmouth 1, RPI 1 (ot)

Hanover — Dartmouth goalie Christie Honor made 42 saves as the Big Green (3-14-2 league, 5-17-2 overall) and Rensselaer (6-10-3, 9-16-6) skated to a tie at Thompson Arena.

Dartmouth junior Tess Bracken netted her eighth goal of the season 8 minutes, 10 seconds into the second period, assisted by Megan Cornell and Kimball Union Academy graduate Sabrina Huett. The Engineers’ Whitney Renn knotted the game exactly three minutes later.

RPI goalie Lovisa Selander made 30 saves.

Dartmouth will play its final home game today against Union.

Women’s Basketball

Penn 65, Dartmouth 47

Philadelphia — Penn (5-1, 14-5) maintained its spot near the top of the Ivy League standings by handling Dartmouth (4-3, 12-8) at the Palestra.

Ashley Russell had 14 points and Eleah Parker led a varied attack for the Quakers, who received points from 11 different players. Princess Aghayere also netted 10 points for Penn.

Held to its lowest offensive output the the season, Dartmouth couldn’t put anyone in double figures.

Annie McKenna led the way with nine points and Kate Letkiewicz had eight for the Big Green, which shot just 27.8 percent (15-for-54) from the floor.

Dartmouth travels to Princeton this evening.

Men’s Basketball

Penn 64, Dartmouth 61

Hanover — The Big Green gave the Ivy League-leading Quakers a scre before coming up short at Leede Arena.

Dartmouth (0-7, 4-16) held a 55-51 lead in the final four minutes when Penn finally got its act together.

A.J. Brodeur hit the goal-ahead hoop with 42.9 second left and finished with a double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds to keep the Quakers (7-0, 17-6) atop the league.

Will Emery had his first collegiate double-double for the Big Green, collecting 14 points and 12 rebounds. Miles Wright topped the scoresheet with 16 points.

Dartmouth struggled from the floor, shooting just 17-for-61, but a 21-for-24 effort at the free-throw line kept the contest close to the end.

Princeton visits Dartmouth tonight.