Big Green Earns First Ivy Victory of Season

Hanover — The Dartmouth College women’s lacrosse team dominated the first half, weathered a second-half comeback bid and pulled away from Ivy League foe Columbia at the end for a 12-9 win Saturday at Scully-Fahey Field.

The victory keeps the Big Green perfect all-time against the Lions, improving to 17-0 in the series dating back to 1998. Dartmouth (4-3, 1-1 Ivy) also picked up its first Ivy win of the year. Columbia is 2-4, 0-3.

The first half belonged to the Big Green as it took a 5-1 lead into halftime.

Dartmouth senior goalkeeper Kristen Giovanniello made several point-blank saves. She finished the first half with eight and had 12 total in the contest to earn her fourth win of the season and the 38th of her career.

Big Green sophomore Jaclyn Leto tied her career highs in both goals and points as she scored four times and assisted on another. Lindsey Allard, Sarah Byrne and Ingrid Hermanson all had a pair of goals, with Liz Calby and Danielle Lisovicz netting one apiece.

For Columbia, Taylor Quinn scored four times, with Kate Murphy recording a trio of assists. Goalkeeper Colleen Packer had five saves.

Quinn’s final goal up the day cut the deficit to just one at 7-6 with the clock showing 18:28 in the second half, but that was as close as Columbia would get with the Green pulling away in the end.

Dartmouth held a 14-9 advantage in draw controls and a 15-11 in ground balls.

The Big Green returns to action Wednesday at Vermont at 3 p.m.

Men’s Lacrosse

Harvard 16, Dartmouth 7

Boston — Dartmouth (1-4, 0-1 Ivy) dropped its Ivy League opener at Harvard (5-3, 2-0).

Playing its fifth straight game away from home to begin the season, the Big Green fell to 1-4 overall with the loss, while the Crimson improved to 5-3 overall and 2-0 in Ancient Eight play with the victory.

Seven players recorded goals for Dartmouth. Freshman Jack McCormick scored his first career goal just seven seconds into the contest. Jake Weil, Patrick Resch, Wiley Osborne, Mike Olentine, Cam Lee and Billy Heidt also scored.

Despite the score, the Big Green outshot Harvard, 36-35, and held a 30-28 advantage in ground balls.

Dartmouth goalkeeper Blair Friedensohn recorded 10 saves, while the Crimson’s Jake Gambitsky also stopped 10.

The Big Green will finally take to action at home when it hosts fourth-ranked Cornell next Saturday.

College Baseball

Kansas 11, Dartmouth 7

Lawrence, Kan. — Dartmouth took a 5-4 lead into the sixth, but the 18th-ranked Kansas Jayhawks scored six runs in the inning and went on to beat the Big Green at Hoglund Ballpark. Dakota Smith broke the 5-5 tie with a grand slam and Tucker Tharp followed with another long ball to carry Kansas (16-7) to the victory.

Sophomore Joe Purritano homered and scored twice for Dartmouth (2-9), and the Big Green took advantage of three Jayhawk errors to score four unearned runs.

College Softball

Dartmouth Splits

Los Angeles — Dartmouth (10-11) split a pair of games, defeating UC Riverside, 3-1, and falling to Canisius, 4-2, at the Loyola Marymount Invitational II.

Against Riverside, Dartmouth pitcher Kristen Rumley picked up her seventh win and eighth complete game of the season, allowing one run on two hits with seven strikeouts. Morgan McCalmon had a two-run single in the first inning.

Against Canisius, Big Green freshman Ashley Sissel allowed three runs in the first inning on three hits, including a leadoff triple. Teammate Chloe Madill homered and scored twice.

In the seventh, the Big Green loaded the bases, but Canisius starter Jen Consaul forced a third-base lineout by Alyssa Jorgensen to end the attempted rally.

Dartmouth will conclude the invitational today against Cal Poly and host LMU at 2 p.m.

Track & Field

Chargers Compete at Wesleyan

Middletown, Conn. — Colby-Sawyer began the season at the Wesleyan Mini-Meet Invitational on Saturday. The non-team scoring event featured competitors from Bard, Colby-Sawyer, Emmanuel, Gordon, Mt. St. Mary’s, Wesleyan and Westfield State.

The Chargers received a pair of individual victories. Freshman Rachel Quaye topped 12 other competitors in the javelin with a distance of 35.04 meters to take first place. Senior Amanda Kimball won the discus event with a distance of 32.99 meters.