Big Green Women Skate Past Tigers
Hanover — Senior Forward Camille Dumais tallied her second hat trick of the season, leading the Dartmouth women’s hockey team to a 6-2 win over Princeton yesterday afternoon at Thompson Arena.
The win was the fourth straight for the Big Green (10-5-2, 6-4-1 ECAC Hockey), which swept the season series with the Tigers (6-11-2, 2-10-2) for the second time in the three seasons.
The Big Green has won three consecutive conference contests, outscoring its opponents, 17-4.
Dartmouth senior defenseman Sasha Nanji opened the scoring 3:32 into the first period. The Tigers responded later in the period on the power play as sophomore forward Brianna Leahy scored with 3:08 remaining, knotting the game at 1.
In the second period, Dartmouth scored four goals to put the game out of reach. Senior co-captain Reagan Fischer netted an unassisted marker four minutes into the period giving Dartmouth a 2-1 advantage. Just 44 seconds later, Princeton tied the game for a second time as Leahy netted another goal.
Midway through the period Dumais took over, scoring three unanswered goals in a five-minute span as the Big Green stretched the lead to 5-2. Her first and third markers came on the power play.
Freshman Catherine Berghuis added an insurance goal for the Big Green in third period for her first collegiate goal. Jenna Hobeika had a pair of assists for Dartmouth.
Junior goaltender Lindsay Holdcroft picked up her 10th victory of the season as she turned away 19 shots. The Big Green outshot the Tigers, 36-21.
Harvard 88, Dartmouth 66
Cambridge, Mass. — Harvard shot 46.3 percent as the Crimson defeated Dartmouth 88-66 in the Ivy Leaguel opener for both teams.
Faziah Steen scored a team-high 18 points for Dartmouth (2-13, 0-1 Ivy) , which shot just 39.6 percent (21-of-53), 30 percent from 3-point range (6-of-20).
Harvard’s Victoria Lippert scored 11 of the Crimson’s first 13 points and finished with to a 19-points. Christine Clark paced the Crimson offense with a game-high 22 points.
Dartmouth’s Lakin Roland scored a career-best 13 points and Tia Dawson added 10 points and nine rebounds.
Trailing 30-10, Dartmouth used a 7-0 run, sparked by a 3-pointer from Milica Toskovic, to get the once 20-point Crimson lead, to 13 points at the 5:14 mark of the half. The Big Green were able to get it all the way down to 10 with a 3-pointer from Steen and a pair at the free throw line from Lauren Taiclet with 3:41 remaining.
Harvard (10-5, 1-0 Ivy) wouldn’t be denied and closed the half on a 12-6 run to extend its lead to 46-30 at the break.
The Big Green got as close as 11 points in the second half but couldn’t find away to shut down the Harvard offense, which scored 42 second-half points, on the way to the Crimson’s sixth straight win over Dartmouth.
Colby-Sawyer 60 Castleton 39
New London — Colby-Sawyer (10-4, 8-0) burst out to a 9-0 lead and crushed Castleton (13-1, 6-1) in a battle of NAC unbeatens.
Taylor DeSanty scored 13 points to lead three Colby-Sawyer players in double figures and had eight rebounds. Cailin Bullet added 11 points, seven rebounds and six assists, while Kelsey Cahill scored 10.
Colby-Sawyer 76 Castleton 67
New London — Mike Dias scored 16 points as Colby-Sawyer (5-8, 5-3 NAC) defeated CAstleton (7-6, 5-2).
Sophomore Kyle Nelson added 14 points and two blocks for the Chargers, and teammate Koang Thok scored 12 points.
The Spartans were led by a game-high 23 points from junior Logan White, of Hartford. He was 6-for-11 from 3-point range.
Stowe, Vt. — Following yesterday’s alpine events, Dartmouth sits in third place heading into the final day of the UVM carnival.
Host Vermont leads with 422 points, followed by New Hampshire (394) and Dartmouth (357).
The Big Green was second in the yesterday’s women’s slalom, led by Sarah Kikut’s third-place finish. Teammate Annie Rendall was fourth and Aylin Woodward sixth.Abigal Fucigna was 22nd.
Dartmouth’s Ben Morse was seventh in the men’s slalom.
On Friday, Dartmouth opened up the carnival season by skiing to a fourth-place finish in the giant slalom at Spruce Peak. The Big Green women amassed 111 points, second only to the host Catamounts, while the men mustered 78 points in fourth place, giving Dartmouth 189 for the day.
Conditions for skiing were surprisingly good considering the recent snow coupled with thawing weather. Youth ruled the slopes for the Big Green women, with freshman Lizzie Kistler leading the team in fourth place with a two-run time of 2:08.69. Sophomore Woodward, who won a pair of Eastern Cup races last week at Stratton Mountain, was right on her heels in fifth, while another sophomore, Fucigna, finished ninth.
Much like the women, the skiers earning points for the men were two sophomore and a freshman. Coming in 11th place was sophomore Hunter Black in 2:04.67. The top Big Green rookie was Robert Overling in 19th with a combined time of 2:05.44, while sophomore Morse placed 21st in 2:05.85. Freshman Martin Anguita, the Chilean national slalom champion, was the only other Dartmouth skier to finish both runs, tying for 34th with a time of 2:08.43.