Big Green Hosts X-C Event

Hanover — The Dartmouth College cross country teams will open the 2013 season with the annual Dartmouth Invitational on Saturday morning at the Hanover Country Club.

The men’s 8-kilometer race will kick things off at 10 a.m., with the women’s 6K race scheduled to start at 10:30.

The Big Green men earned the No. 29 ranking in a national preseason poll and will face off with No. 9 Syracuse and No. 24 Georgetown, giving the Invitational the largest collection of ranked teams of any meet in the nation this weekend. Georgetown, the 2011 NCAA champion, features Katrina Coogan, daughter of Dartmouth head coach Mark Coogan.

Brown, Northwestern, Bentley and Keene State round out the field.

The women’s race will see the season debut of Dartmouth senior Abbey D’Agostino. The top individual finisher from last season’s national meet, the Topsfield, Mass., native and Big Green co-captain is the preseason favorite to win the only NCAA title that still eludes her in her collegiate career, a cross country crown.

Last season, she won the NCAA indoor title in the 3,000 and 5,000 meters — the first American woman to pull off the feat — and the NCAA outdoor title in the 5,000.

Women’s College Soccer

Johnson St. 4
Vermont Tech 0

Randolph Center — Johnson State scored three first-half goals to defeated Vermont Tech.

H.S. Boys Soccer

Woodsville 1, Lisbon 1

Woodsville — Woodsville (3-0-1) and Lisbon played just enough soccer — one half — to make Thursday’s game count in the standings before thunder and lightning put an end to the proceedings.

Jaret Bemis scored for the Engineers, assisted by Chris Sarkis. Tom D’Angelo made two saves in net for Woodsville, which hosts Blue Mountain on Saturday for Homecoming.