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College Roundup: Big Green Beats Clarkson for Gaudet’s 300th Win



Saturday, February 17, 2018

Hanover — Charley Michalowski and Cam Strong netted third-period goals and Devin Buffalo made them stand up with a 33-save performance in the net as the Dartmouth College men’s hockey team edged No. 7 Clarkson, 3-2, at Thompson Arena in an ECAC Hockey contest on Friday night for veteran coach Bob Gaudet’s 300th career win at his alma mater.

The victory aided the Big Green’s push toward securing, at a minimum, first-round home ice in the upcoming conference tournament. Dartmouth (9-9-1 league, 11-13-2 overall) shared fifth place in the ECAC standings with Princeton and Yale with three games to play.

Dartmouth was outshot on the night, 35-22, but made the most of a 12-9 edge in the first period to notch the game’s first goal, an unassisted Shane Sellar strike midway through the stanza. Devin Brousseau tied the game for the Golden Knights (11-4-4, 19-7-5) in the second period.

Michalowski put the hosts ahead to stay just 51 seconds into the final stanza, and Strong added the game-winner at 3:16. Dylan Gareau drew the visitors to within a goal, but no closer.

Dartmouth wraps up its home slate against St. Lawrence tonight.

Women’s Basketball

Dartmouth 64, Yale 62 (ot)

New Haven, Conn. — Kate Letkewicz posted a career-high 29 points, including her 1,000th career point, to lead the Big Green to a key overtime Ivy League win over the Bulldogs.

Letkewicz became the 17th player in program history to reach 1,000 points with a free throw to open the game for Dartmouth (5-4, 13-9). The Big Green had to make up a 16-point halftime deficit and did so by outscoring Yale (5-4, 12-10) in the final quarter, 20-7, to force the extra session. Andi Norman hit a 3-pointer with 5 seconds left in overtime for the win.

Isalys Quinones produced a double-double of 19 points and 14 rebounds for Dartmouth, which visits Brown tonight.

Women’s Hockey

Clarkson 4, Dartmouth 0

Potsdam, n.y. — The second-ranked Golden Knighs (18-3-0, 28-4-1) blanked the Big Green (3-15-3, 5-18-3) at Cheel Arena.

Ella Shelton and Taylor Turnquist got Clarkson into a 2-0 cushion in the first period. Elizabeth Giguere struck for a pair of goals in the third period as the Knights pulled away.

Christie Honor knocked aside 42 shots for the Big Green, which closes its season at St. Lawrence this afternoon.

Skiing

Big Green AheadAt Williams Carnival

Hancock, Mass. — The Dartmouth men’s alpine team made a clean sweep of the podium in the giant slalom on the first day of competition at the Williams Carnival, leading the Big Green to the top of the standings with 506 points.

Brian McLaughlin, Thomas Woolson and Kalle Wagner led a 1-2-3 Big Green sweep in the men’s GS at Jiminy Peak, with McLaughlin winning in a combined time of 1 minute, 40.53 seconds. The women grouped their finishes 3-4-5 with Foreste Peterson (1:42.89), Claire Thomas and Stephanie Currie.

Dartmouth grabbed its other win on the cross country trails at Prospect Mountain in Woodford, Vt., Katharine Ogden taking the women’s 5K classic (16:06.9), with teammates Lydia Blanchet third and Taryn Hunt-Smith fifth. Middlebury took the top two spots in the men’s 10K; Callan Deline took third for Dartmouth (29:55.7), and Woodstock High grad Zane Fields was sixth for Colby. Hanover’s Adam Glueck took seventh for the Big Green.

Team scores (top five): Dartmouth 506, Vermont 427, Middlebury 413, New Hampshire 339, Williams 266.

Men’s Tennis

Dartmouth 4, Monmouth 1

New Haven, Conn. — The Big Green set a program record on the first day of the ECAC Championship by winning its 10th straight match for the best start to a spring campaign in the program’s 96-year history.

Monmouth won the doubles point, but Dartmouth dominated in singles. No. 3 David Horneffer, No. 5 Ciro Riccardi, No. 4 Max Fliegner and No. 1 Charlie Broom took the victories, all in straight sets and all without giving away more than three games in any set.

Dartmouth will play Princeton in the semifinals today at noon.

Softball

Dartmouth Tabbed Fifth

Princeton, n.j. — Dartmouth is expected finish in the lower half of the Ivy League this spring, according to the league’s preseason media poll released on Thursday.

The Big Green (62 points) trailed defending champion Princeton (122), Harvard (114), Penn (85) and Yale (76) in the survey. Columbia (58), Brown (32) and Cornell (27) brought up the rear.

After a rough start to the 2017 season, Dartmouth stayed in the hunt for an Ivy League championship series berth all spring. The Big Green’s hopes melted with a season-ending seven-game losing streak, closing the campaign with a 10-10 league mark and an 11-28-1 overall record.

Dartmouth travels to Florida Atlantic’s Strike Out Cancer Tournament next weekend to kick off the new season.