Pride Edges Big Green Men
Hempstead, n.y. — The Dartmouth College men’s lacrosse team suffered its seventh straight loss to a top-25 team with an 11-9 setback to No. 16 Hofstra in nonconference action yesterday.
The Big Green (2-5) dropped its third straight, while the Pride (6-3) snapped a two-game skid.
Jake Weil scored three goals for the Big Green, while teammate Chris Costabile scored two goals for the sixth straight game, and Nikki Dysenchuk also scored twice.
Bernie Susskind (2-5) made seven saves in the Dartmouth goal. Hofstra’s Chris Selva (6-3) turned aside 14 shots.
Big Green Drops Twin Bill
Fairfield, Conn. — Dartmouth (10-12) dropped both ends of a non-conference doubleheader at Sacred Heart The Big Green fell 6-3 in the first game and dropped the nightcap, 7-6, in eight innings.
Dartmouth’s Kelsey Miller was 2-for-3 from the plate against the Pioneers and scored three runs. Teammates Hillary Hubert and Kristen Rumley also scored three runs over the course of the doubleheader.
In the nightcap, Dartmouth pitchers Rachel Hein and Alex Jarvis saw time in the circle. Hein threw 41∕3 innings and scattered four hits while allowing just two runs. Jarvis came on in relief and allowed five runs on four hits.
Rumley started the opener and pitched four innings, allowing three runs on four hits while striking out five batters. Morgan McCalmon pitched two innings of relief.
Annie Dreher belted a three-run homer for Sacred Heart in game two.
Dartmouth opens Ivy League action on Friday, when it travels to Columbia for a twin bill.
Big Green Freshman Earns Awards
Princeton, n.j. — Fresh off a weekend in which she became the first player in Dartmouth softball history to hit for the cycle, freshman Katie McEachern picked up Ivy League co-player of the week and rookie of the week honors. McEachern shared the top player award with Cornell’s Lauren Bucolo.
McEachern hit .522 (12-for-23) and posted a .826 slugging percentage to go along with a .560 on base percentage. The infielder had her best game in Dartmouth’s 8-7 win over Iowa State, becoming the first player in program history to hit for the cycle. She opened the game with a single in the first inning, added a home run in the third inning, a double in the fifth and capped the feat with a triple in the seventh. She was 4-for-4 with three RBIs.
Dartmouth Pitcher Honored
Hanover — For the third time in four weeks, a Dartmouth hurler was selected as the Ivy League pitcher of the week after senior Michael Johnson earned the distinction this week, joining classmates Cole Suler (March 5) and Kyle Hunter (March 19) as honorees.
A 6-0, 180-pound left-hander from Georgetown, Mass., Johnson won both of his starts last week during Dartmouth’s spring break trip to Florida. First, he dominated North Dakota State — a team that won 40 games last year — striking out a career-high 12 batters over seven scoreless innings in the 6-0 triumph. Not a single Bison advanced past second base, and the southpaw needed just 91 pitches to record 21 outs.
Five days later, he extended his scoreless inning streak to 16 when he shut Bradley out for his first five frames on the mound. He did give up two runs in the sixth, but the Big Green had a 5-0 lead at the time and went on to win, 7-4.
Johnson sports a 1.89 ERA. He has won all three of his starts and now has a career record of 11-2 for a winning percentage of .846, the third best all-time at Dartmouth.
Chargers Receive Awards
New London — Colby-Sawyer recently received several honors from the New Hampshire NCAA Division III Coaches Association.
Senior Taylor DeSanty was named player of the year and was a first-team selection for the third consecutive season. DeSanty led the North Atlantic Conference in scoring with 19.3 points per game and ranked in the top five in field goals (136) and three-pointers made (35). DeSanty exits Colby-Sawyer as the all-time leader in points (1,743), 3-pointers (219) and field goals (649).
Senior Cailin Bullett also was named to the first team, and sophomore Kelsey Cahill was named to the second team.
Head coach George Martin was named New Hampshire Division III coach of the year for the seventh time. Martin led the Chargers to the NCAA Tournament for the seventh time in school history.
Hanover — Dartmouth opened its spring season over the weekend, competing at four different regattas, highlighted by a sixth-place finish in the Owen Trophy Race hosted by Navy. Altogether, Dartmouth tallied three top-eight finishes.
At the Aaron Szambecki Team Race, hosted by Old Dominion, Dartmouth reeled in a sixth-place finish in the eight-team field with a record of 5-9 over the two-day event.
In the Boston Dinghy Club Challenge Cup, hosted by Harvard and MIT, the Big Green finished 14th of 17 with a total of 577 points. The team came in just two points behind 13th place Hobart and William Smith. In the A division, Dartmouth had 194 points, while the B division capped the two-day event with 179. The C division closed with 204 points.
At the Admiral Moore Team Race, hosted by New York Maritime, the Big Green finished eighth of 10, recording a 6-12 mark against their opponents.
H.S. Girls Hoop
D-II Stars Prevail
Concord — Lebanon coach Tim Kehoe added one more victory to his spotless season as he guided the Division II team to a 72-63 win over the D-I unit at the New Hampshire Senior All-Star Game on Saturday at New Hampshire Technical Institute.
Lebanon’s Moriah Morton scored 17 points for the D-II team, and fellow Raider Emily Kehoe added 14, all in the second half. Along with their coach, they were part of Lebanon’s NHIAA D-II title team that went 24-0.
■ Also Saturday, Morton and Kehoe were named Division II first-team all-stars, with Morton named D-II player of the year. She also received the Jack Ford Memorial Scholar-Athlete Award, Hanover’s Lexie Hamilton made the D-II second team, and Lebanon’s Heather King was an honorable mention.