Big Green Declaws Black Bears
Dartmouth College striker Emma Brush leaps over Maine goalkeeper Lauren Swant during the Big Green's 1-0, nonconference victory Sunday at Burnham Field. Brush scored the lone tally earlier in the match. Valley News - Tris Wykes Purchase photo reprints »
Hanover — Short of bodies and energy, the Dartmouth College women’s soccer team nonetheless pulled out a 1-0 victory over Maine on Sunday afternoon at Burnham Field. Senior striker Emma Brush scored in the 63rd minute, running onto a high, bouncing pass from Jackie Friedman and chipping the ball home over charging goalkeeper Lauren Swant.
Both the Big Green and the Black Bears played overtime ties on Friday, leading to a sloppy and sluggish game between the regional foes.
Dartmouth played without All-Ivy midfielder Chrissy Lozier, who suffered an injury against St. John’s in her team’s last outing, and standout defender Kate Castillo, who’s also hurt. Lozier could be out a month, said coach Theresa Romagnolo, who was pleased by her team’s ability to grind out a victory.
“They were just exhausted,” Romagnolo said of her players. “They gave everything they had for 120 minutes on Friday and could have won against a really good team on the road, which was a huge momentum building. But today, we just couldn’t go. It looked like two teams playing in quicksand.”
The victory improved the Big Green to 2-3-1, while Maine dropped to 3-3-3. Dartmouth hosts Massachusetts-Lowell on Thursday before visiting Brown on Sept. 29 for the start of Ivy League play.
Dartmouth 0, S. Carolina (ot)
Columbia, s.c. — Despite a 0-0 double overtime tie with host South Carolina (2-4-2), Dartmouth was named co-champion of the South Carolina Tournament with South Florida.
Dartmouth (3-0-3) and South Florida were named co-champs thanks to tie breaking procedures, as both had the same amount of goals for and goals against and did not face each other head-to-head.
Colin Skelly, Justin Rosner, Stefan Defregger and Gabe Stauber represented the Big Green on the All-Tournament team. Stauber was named the offensive MVP of the tournament after he scored the game-winner against Kentucky on Friday.
In Sunday’s contest, The Big Green was out shot 21-11 by the Gamecocks, and Dartmouth freshman James Hickok made six saves. The only shot on target for Dartmouth came in the 54th minute by junior Alex Adelabu.
Ithaca, n.y. — Dartmouth shot a team total of 301 in the final round of the Cornell Invitational to finish in fourth place. The Big Green shot an opening round 305 and a 297 in the second round for a 54-hole total of 903, one stroke behind the third-place Big Red.
The two-day, 54-hole event boasted a field of 15 teams and was contested at the par-71, 6,904 yard Robert Trent Jones Golf Course. Inclement weather forced the players to end day one early as competitors concluded round two and played round three on Sunday. Towson won the meet.
After posting an opening round score of 74, Dartmouth’s Jeffrey Lang shot a 1-over par 72 in round two before closing with a 70 to end in sole possession of second.
Sean Fahey (17th), Charlie Edler (30th), Joey Maziar (40th) and Scott Jaster (46th) rounded out the field for the Big Green.
Big Green 10th
New Haven, Conn. — Dartmouth shot a team total of 311 on Sunday in the final round of the Yale Intercollegiate to finish in 10th place. The 17-team field played the 54-hole event at the par-71 Course at Yale.
The host Bulldogs cruised to a 19-stroke victory over second place Xavier.
Freshman Tara Simmons had her best tournament as a member of the Big Green, shooting a 76 in the third round to finish 12th. Sarah Knapp (24th), Jane Lee (29th),
Lily Morrison (66th) and Jessica Goldstein (70th) also competed for Dartmouth. Freshman Jamie Susanin competed individually, firing a final round 86 to tie with Morrison for 66th.
Hanover — Dartmouth concluded the Dartmouth Duels with a split in its two games on Saturday at Leede Arena.
In the day two opener, the Big Green (7-4) rallied after dropping the first set to New Hampshire for a 3-1 win thanks to a balanced offensive attack that saw three players register double-digit kill totals. In the finale, Dartmouth was swept for just the second time this season as No. 9 Minnesota won, 3-0.
Against UNH, senior co-captain Elisa Scudder led the way with 14 kills and an attack percentage of .458 while Allison Brady and Emily Astarita added 13 and 11 kills, respectively. Freshman Stacey Benton quarterbacked the Dartmouth attack dishing out a career-best 50 assists. Defensively, Holly Harper had a match-high 22 digs.