Women's Hockey: Big Green Settles for a Tie

Colgate's Taylor Volpe (22) stickhandles towards Dartmouth goaltender Lindsay Holdcroft during the teams' 2-2 tie in an ECAC game at Thompson Arena. (Valley News - Tris Wykes)

Colgate's Taylor Volpe (22) stickhandles towards Dartmouth goaltender Lindsay Holdcroft during the teams' 2-2 tie in an ECAC game at Thompson Arena. (Valley News - Tris Wykes) Purchase photo reprints »

Hanover — Reagan Fischer’s goal midway through the second period lifted the Dartmouth College women’s hockey team into a 2-2 tie with Colgate at Thompson Arena yesterday. The Big Green, emotionally drained after Friday night’s overtime loss to No. 2 Cornell, had little left in the tank, according to coach Mark Hudak.

“It’s easy to get up for Cornell and this become a harder game to get up for, but it shouldn’t be an excuse,’’ Hudak said. “If we want to win a championship, we have to be able to win these games, no matter how big or disappointing a loss we’ve just had.’’

Colgate is winless in ECAC play and has won only three of 15 games this season, but it opened yesterday’s scoring before Sally Komarek took a Margaux Sharp pass and produced a 1-1 tie a minute before the first intermission. The Raiders (3-10-2, 0-6-2) scored again six minutes into the second period before a Sharp slap shot led to a goalmouth scramble five minutes later and Fischer poking in her fifth goal of the season. Dartmouth was on the power play at the time.

“We didn’t come to play in the first couple of periods tonight,’’ Hudak said. “I’m more disappointed about the way we played tonight than about losing last night. We never did anything to wear (Colgate) down and we allowed them to stay in the game. They just had their way in our offensive zone during the first period and we didn’t make them feel any pressure.’’

Dartmouth goaltender Lindsay Holdcroft (3-1-2) made 23 saves. The Big Green (4-2-2, 3-2-1) visits No. 7 Harvard on Friday. The Crimson’s ranking is sure to improve this week after it knocked off visiting Cornell, 3-1, yesterday.

“You play Cornell and then there’s this one, but you know the kids are already thinking a little bit about Harvard,’’ Hudak said. “Today was kind of the in-between game.’’

Colgate forward Miriam Drubel, a sophomore and a Hanover High graduate, took one shot, blocked two others and was rated a minus-1. She has three goals and three assists in 14 games this season.

— Tris Wykes

Women’s Hoop

Albany 62, Dartmouth 49

Albany, n.y. — Dartmouth (1-2) committed 26 turnovers in a non-conference loss at Albany.

Faziah Steen led the Big Green with 15 points, while teammate Abbey Schmitt added 10 rebounds and Tia Dawson added eight.

The Big Green trailed, 30-20, heading into the second half and didn’t get any closer the rest of the game. Trailing by 14 with 8:35 left in the game, the Dartmouth tried to shift the momentum with a 3-point play from Steen to cut the lead to 11, but Albany’s Lindsey Lowrie drilled a 3-pointer to halt the Big Green momentum.

Dartmouth struggled from the field all night, mustering just 31.3 percent (15-of-48) from the floor, 26.1 percent (6-of-23) in the first half, but the story of the game was turnovers. The Big Green’s 26 turnovers which led to 30 Albany points.

Albany (3-2) was led by Megan Craig, who scored a game-high 27 points on 12-of-17 shooting from the field. The Great Danes won the America East title last season.

Dartmouth is back on the hardwood on Tuesday against Northeastern for a noon tipoff at Northeastern’s Cabot Center.

H.S. Cross Country

Hanover Senior Runs in Big Apple

New York — Hanover High senior Noah Williams was 49th at the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships northeast meet at Van Cortland Park in New York.

Williams completed the 5-kilometer course in 16 minutes, 50 seconds. He was second at the NHIAA Division II meet last month and was sixth at the NHIAA Meet of Champions.