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Dartmouth Baseball Raises Record to 6-0

Winter Haven, Fla. — One has to go back before the Great War for the last time the Dartmouth baseball team started a season with six straight wins. The Big Green played twice at the RussMatt Invitational on their spring break trip to Florida yesterday, defeating LIU Brooklyn (1-12) to start the day, 11-4, then shutting out UAB (9-11), 4-0.

With the two victories, Dartmouth (6-0) remains as the only undefeated team in Division I and is off to its best start in 98 years as the 1915 squad also won its first six contests. The school record is eight, set by the 1903 team.

Women’s Lacrosse Falls to No. 6 Duke

Durham, n.c. — In the first of two games in the Tar Heel State this week, the No. 13 Dartmouth women’s lacrosse team fell to No. 6 Duke, 13-5, yesterday.

The loss was the second straight for the Big Green, who drop to 4-2 overall this season with both defeats coming at the hands of teams ranked in the top-10 nationally (No. 2 Florida). The Blue Devils improve to 8-1 overall with the victory.

Senior Hana Bowers was the team’s top offensive player on this overcast day in Durham, scoring twice to bring her season total to a team-leading 15 goals this spring.

Fellow senior Kelsey Johnson scored her second marker in as many games.

Junior Kristen Giovanniello faced her toughest opposing offensive unit of the season, turning aside a season-high 11 shots in game. Her counterpart in Duke’s Kelsey Duryea, picked up seven saves in the winning effort.

The Green plays at Davidson tomorrow.

Dartmouth Softball Tops Maryland

Clearwater, Fla. — The Dartmouth softball team closed action at the USF Invitational with a 4-0 win over Maryland yesterday, earning a split on the day. The Big Green fell to Liberty, 10-4, to open the day and concluded the tournament with a 3-2 record.

Dartmouth (8-5) scored its third shutout victory of the season and its second of the tournament against the Terrapins. Kristen Rumley starred in the circle with allowing jut four hits and tossing five strikes. Morgan McCalmon was a perfect 3-of-3 from the plate and nailed a two-run home run – her fourth of the season.