Big Green’s Streak Ends
Hanover — The Dartmouth College men’s soccer team had its program best eight-game unbeaten streak snapped after allowing a pair of second-half goals in a 2-1 loss to Princeton on Saturday to begin Ivy League play.
Late in the first half, Dartmouth’s Sten Stray-Gundersen booted a long pass that found junior Alex Adelabu. The striker used his speed to get around a defender and sent a chip shot that hit the far post before dropping over the goal line in the 40th minute.
The Tigers tied the contest after a scramble inside the 6-yard box, allowing Thomas Sanner the chance to beat Big Green keeper Stefan Cleveland in the 60th minute.
Nearly seven minutes later, the Tigers attacked again, this time a volley pass from Joe Saitta found the head of Cameron Porter to give Princeton the lead. Following Porter’s game-winner, neither team allowed another shot to reach the net.
Princeton (3-5, 1-0 Ivy) finished with a 12-2 advantage in shots and a 2-1 edge in corner kicks. Cleveland finished with three saves for the Big Green (4-1-4, 0-1 Ivy).
Thomas 2, Colby-Sawyer 1
New London — Kenny Cano’s second-half goal made the difference as Thomas (5-4-1, 2-1 NAC) defeated Colby-Sawyer (6-4, 2-1).
Isaac Nichols scored for the Chargers.
Dartmouth 2, Princeton 0
Hanover — Corey Delaney and Emma Brush scored second half goals as Dartmouth (4-4-1, 1-1 Ivy) shut out Princeton (4-3-3, 0-2 Ivy).
Delaney’s unassisted goal in the 53rd minute was made with a sweeping motion and the shot went over the head of the keeper from left side. Brush converted a free kick by teammate Jackie Friedman in the 60th minute.
Tatiana Saunders made two saves in goal for Dartmouth.
Colby-Sawyer 3, Thomas 0
New London — Colby-Sawyer (10-2, 3-0 NAC) shut out Thomas (3-8, 1-3). Marion James, Michelle Upham and Tallon Tomasi scored for the Chargers, and keeper Karley Hamilton, of Bradford, Vt., stopped two shots.
D’Agostino Wins Invitational
Bethlehem, Pa. — For the second year in a row, Dartmouth’s Abbey D’Agostino faced off against some of the top competition in the country at the Paul Short Invitational and came out on top with an overwhelming victory.
The senior cruised to a 26-second win over second-place Samantha Ginther from Indiana, finishing the Women’s Gold Race in 19:44. With the first-place finish from D’Agostino leading the way, the Big Green claimed second in a field of 48 teams with 125 points, just behind Georgetown (112)
In the 2012 meet, D’Agostino finished in 19:58 and bested the field by 24 seconds.
The Big Green’s Dana Giordano ran to a ninth-place finish in a field of 406 competitors in 20:38, followed by teammates Sarah Delozier (22nd), Alison Lanois (43rd) and Hannah Rowe (50th).
In two races this season, D’Agostino has come out with the individual title both times. Her average margin of victory in those wins is 38.5 seconds after dominating the field at the Dartmouth Invitational on Sept. 14 by 51 seconds.
Dartmouth Men 2nd
Bethlehem, Pa. — Senior Will Geoghegan’s third-place individual finish helped the Dartmouth men claim second at the Paul Short Invitational.
The Big Green was one of 48 teams on the 8K course as part of the Men’s Gold Race. Indiana won with 89 team points, followed by Dartmouth (106).
Geoghegan, who finished fifth at the same meet last year, ran a 23:46 on Saturday to earn the three points for the Big Green. Teammate John Bleday was seventh, followed by Henry Sterling (25th), Silas Talbot (28th) and Curtis King (43rd).
Colby-Sawyer 3, Rivier 0
New London — Colby-Sawyer (5-6, 1-3 NAC) shut out Rivier (4-8, 0-4) for its first league win of the season. Jess Buckley, Alexa Comesanas and Erika Leach scored for the Chargers.
New London — Colby-Sawyer (13-6, 2-0 NAC) won both of its league matches on Saturday. The Chargers earned a 3-0 win over Husson (7-13, 0-1), followed with a 3-0 win over Maine Maritime (8-7, 0-1).
Yale 3, Dartmouth 0
New Haven, Conn. — Dartmouth (7-8, 0-3 Ivy) senior co-captain Elisa Scudder made history in a loss to Yale. With a solo block in the second set, the Asburn, Va., native became the Big Green’s all-time leader in blocks with 281.
Dartmouth’s Emily Astarita paced the attack with nine kills, while Kaira Lujan added eight. Freshman Stacey Benton had 20 assists and a service ace for the Big Green.
Colby-Sawyer 8, Castleton 1
New London — Colby-Sawyer (6-4, 4-0 NEAC East) served Castleton (4-8, 4-1) its first league loss.
The Charger duos of Elizabeth Lincoln/Ashlyn Ramsay, Charlotte Horton/Oxana Tkachenko and Conley Dion/Ellen Graham were victorious in doubles play. Lincoln, Ramsay, Horton, Tkachenko and Graham won in singles.
Big Green Fifth
New Haven, Conn. — Dartmouth opened the Macdonald Cup with an aggregate total of 284 in the first round on Saturday to sit in fifth place. The Big Green also completed its second round with a team score of 289, but two groups from Central Connecticut and Rhode Island didn’t finish their second round and scores will not be officially entered until they do so.
The 14-team event is at the par-70, 6,789-yard Yale Golf Course.
The low scorer for Dartmouth in round one was Jeffrey Lang with a 2-under par 68, part of a four-way logjam in fifth place.
Illinois leads the event.