D’Agostino Second  At NCAAs

Louisville, Ky. — Dartmouth distance runner Abbey D’Agonstino is an All-American for the second time in as many year.

D’Agostino, a Big Green junior and a competitor at last summer’s Olympic trials, finished second overall yesterday in the women’s portion of the NCAA cross country championships at E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park. The Northeast champion as well as the regional women’s athlete of the year. D’Agostino crossed the line in 19 minutes, 28.6 seconds, trailing only Iowa State’s Betsy Saina (19:27.9) at the finish.

It’s the fifth All-America honor for D’Agostino, who improved her NCAA cross country finish by one position over her performance as a sophomore last year.

Former Dartmouth runner Alexi Pappas, now a postgraduate at the University of Oregon, helped kick the Ducks toward the NCAA team championship by finishing eighth overall in 19:43.9. Jordan Hasay recorded the top time for Oregon, matching D’Agostino before falling to the Big Green runner at the tape.

Men’s Hockey

Dartmouth 1
Cornell 1 (ot)

Ithaca, n.y. — Senior captain Mike Keenan scored on a shot from the point with 51.4 seconds left in regulation to help No. 12 Dartmouth play No. 10 Cornell to an ECAC Hockey tie at Lynah Rink.

The draw enabled Dartmouth to remain on top of the league standings by a point with a 4-1-1 mark. The Big Green is now 5-1-2 in all contests. Cornell dropped to 3-3-2 overall, 1-3-2 in the ECAC.

Dustin Mowrey gave Cornell a 1-0 lead at the 9:41 mark of the third period, beating Dartmouth freshman goaltender Charles Grant (26 saves). Keenan equalized in the final minute, blasting a drive that caught the shin pad of a Big Red defender before eluding Cornell goalie Andy Iles (26 saves).

Dartmouth’s penalty kill continued its excellent run, stifling all three Cornell man-up opportunities to run its streak of successful kills to 19. The Big Green ranks first in the nation in that department.

Dartmouth returns to action on Saturday with a 4 p.m. matinee at No. 1 Boston College.