College Roundup: Big Green Hockey Routs Clarkson
Potsdam, n.y. — The Dartmouth College men’s hockey team had not scored a goal at Clarkson’s Cheel Arena since November 2010. That stretch came to an abrupt end Saturday night as the Big Green dominated No. 14 Clarkson in a 6-1 win.
Eric Neiley and Brad Schierhorn each scored twice as Dartmouth swept the North Country teams on the weekend after also defeating St. Lawrence Friday night. It was the first time since the 2012 first-round playoff series against the Saints that the Big Green swept a road weekend.
Winners of three of its last four games, Dartmouth will head back to Hanover set to host Brown and defending national champion Yale in the final homestand of the season next Friday and Saturday at Thompson Arena.
Dartmouth sophomore goalie Charles Grant turned aside 31 shots.
The visitors erupted with four first-period goals to silence the usually boisterous Clarkson crowd. After the Golden Knights (17-13-2, 10-8-0 ECAC) seemingly controlled play for the first 10 minutes of the game, the Big Green (6-15-3, 5-12-1 ECAC) bounced back in a big way.
Rick Pinkston and Schierhorn scored just 1:37 apart to build the lead to two by the 10:50 mark. That’s when Neiley began to take control, scoring two markers in the stretch run of the frame.
Grant Opperman and Schierhorn netted goals in the third. Charlie Mosey and Brandon McNally each finished the night with two assists.
Clarkson 6, Dartmouth 1
Hanover — Dartmouth (7-18-1, 6-13-1 ECAC) dropped its home finale to No. 5 Clarkson (23-4-5, 14-2-4) at Thompson Arena.
The Big Green entered the final period trailing by just one goal before the Golden Knights exploded for four goals to pull away.
Genevieve Bannon had two goals and two assists for Clarkson.
Eleni Tebano (PPG) scored for Dartmouth, assisted by Laura Stacey.
Dartmouth goalie Lindsay Holdcroft made 33 saves, while Clarkson counterpart Erica Howe made 26 stops.
Following the game, three members of the Class of 2014 — Ali Winkel, Lauren Kelly and Holdcroft — were honored on the ice as part of Senior Day ceremonies.
Dartmouth is fighting for an ECAC postseason berth and sits in ninth place with 13 points in league games. The top eight teams advance to the tournament, and the Big Green is one point behind eighth-place Rensselaer heading into the final weekend of the season. The Big Green holds the tiebreaker with the Engineers, having swept the season series.
Columbia 69, Dartmouth 59
New York — Columbia utilized a 17-4 run early in the second half to take control of a seesaw battle against Dartmouth, then converted all 10 free throws in the final minute to fend off the Big Green.
The victory is the first for the Lions (15-10, 4-4 Ivy) against Dartmouth (9-13, 2-6 Ivy) in two seasons.
Sophomore Connor Boehm came off the bench to lead Dartmouth with 15 points, while sophomore Alex Mitola added 13 thanks to three first-half three-pointers.
After shooting 50 percent (10-of-20) in the opening half, the Big Green managed just two field goals in the first 10 minutes of the second half en route to shooting 35.7 percent, finishing the game at 41.7 percent (20-of-48).
Columbia was led by Maodo Lo with 22 points.
VTC 85, S. Maine CC 81 (OT)
South Portland, Maine — Sophomore Jamal Hughes poured in a career-high 44 points as the unranked Green Knights (11-15) rallied to upset Southern Maine Community College. SMCC (20-8) is ranked No. 7 in USCAA Division II.
Nick Ryan added 23 points for the Knights, who play their regular-season finale today at SUNY-Canton.
Colby-Sawyer 94, NEC 66
New London — Koang Thok (21 points), Zach Bean (18) and Mike Dias (17) led the scoting as ColbySawyer (12-10, 11-5 NAC) defeated New England College (7-16, 4-12).
Colby-Sawyer 72, N.E. Coll. 50
New London — Kelsey Cahill scored 19 points as Colby-Sawyer (14-9, 13-3 NAC) defeated New England College (12-11, 8-8).
Hancock, Mass./Bennington, Vt. — Freshman Patrick Caldwell and junior Silas Talbot took the top two podium spots in the men’s 10-kilometer classic race as Dartmouth had three finish among the top five to highlight the Big Green’s second-place finish at the Williams Carnival on Saturday. Vermont won six of the eight events on the weekend to tally 970 points, while Dartmouth racked up nearly 200 more points (834) than third-place Middlebury (640).
All three of the top five skiers for the men’s Nordic team combined forces the day before to win the 3x5K free relay, but it was Caldwell who emerged from the group to earn his first collegiate individual carnival victory. The rookie recorded the fastest first lap before cruising to the win in 28 minutes, 51.5 seconds, more than 18 seconds ahead of teammate Talbot (29:09.8). Dartmouth freshman Fabian Stocek was fifth in 29:44.0. Dartmouth’s 136 points beat out Vermont (101).
In the women’s 5K classic, the Big Green had three finish in the top 10, but could not crack the podium, though senior Annie Hart claimed fourth (16:56.9). Junior Carly Wynn was seventh (17:06.8) and sophomore Corey Stock was 10th (17:10.8). Vermont edged Dartmouth in the team standings, 123-106.
The final scoring in the women’s giant slalom was very similar to the women’s Nordic race, as Vermont scored a victory over the Big Green, 121-106, thanks to a pair of Catamount skiers going 1-2 on the podium. Dartmouth’s top racer, Lizzie Kistler, was fourth (1:46.48), followed by junior Abby Fucigna in sixth (1:47.04).
Dartmouth struggled a bit in the men’s giant slalom, scoring 66 points for sixth. Freshman Dylan Brooks was the Big Green’s top scorer in 13th place with a combined time of 1:45.69.
Track & Field
Dartmouth Back at BU
Boston — The Dartmouth men competed at Boston University’s Track and Tennis Center for the third time this season and the second consecutive weekend on Saturday.
The Big Green’s top performer was freshman Alex Frye, who won the 60-meter hurdles (8.33 seconds) and was second in the high jump (6 feet, 8.25 inches). John Abraham was third in the 60 (7.07)
The distance runners were led by Joey Chapin’s sixth-place showing in the 3,000 (8:10.74) and Connor Clark’s 10th-place finish in the mile (4:16.73).
In the shot put, Jonathan Beering claimed second with a toss of 51-6.25, while Tim Brennan’s 44-11.0 throw placed him fifth. The pole vault saw Lebanon High graduate Josh Cyphers take second by clearing 15-9.0.
The Dartmouth women competed at the This time, it was the Scarlet and White Invite, a non-scoring meet hosted by the Terriers in their home building.
Big Green senior Megan Krumpoch was the top collegiate runner in the 800, claiming second in 2:06.33. Teammate Jennifer Meech was fourth in the 400 (55.52) and sixth in the 200 (24.75), while Elizabeth Markowitz was fifth in the mile (4:48.29).
The 4x400m relay team of Maya Jarostchuk, Katy Sprout, Meech and Krumpoch posted a 3:53.38 to take fourth.
In the throw events, Emmaline Berg won the shot put in 47-2.50. Teammate Corinne Romano was third (41-0.25) and Melissa Dunham fourth (40-6.25) was fourth.
Dartmouth’s Cathy Liebowitz, of Plainfield, was third in the weight throw (53-9.0).
In the high jump, Janae Dunchack was fifth (5-5.0), while Stephanie Brown and Katie McCallum were fifth and sixth, respectively, in the pole vault.
Princeton 6, Dartmouth 3
Boston — Dartmouth fell to top-seeded Princeton in the semifinals of the Hoehn Cup on Saturday morning.
The 2014 Hoehn Cup, hosted by Harvard, features the ninth- through 16th-ranked teams in the country.
Chris Jung earned a point for the Big Green when his opponent defaulted due to injury after the third game.
Teammate Mark Funk won in winning in three games for the second consecutive day. George Henderson also won for the Big Green.