Brown Slips Past Dartmouth in Overtime
Hartford goalie Richie Morrill, left, blocks a shot with help from Cam Lemieux, right, during their match againt St. Johnsbury in White River Junction, Vt., on December 7, 2013. St. Johnsbury won the game 5-2. (Valley News - Elijah Nouvelage) Purchase photo reprints »
Hartford's Jeremy McGlone, left, competes for the puck against St. Johnsbury during their match in White River Junction, Vt., on December 7, 2013. St. Johnsbury won the game 5-2. (Valley News - Elijah Nouvelage) Purchase photo reprints »
Providence, r.i. — Brown’s Kyle Kramer found space under the crossbar with 3:02 left in overtime to cap a late comeback and defeat the Dartmouth men’s hockey team, 3-2, on Saturday night at Meehan Auditorium.
The Bears’ Nick Lappin scored two goals in the third period to force the extra frame after trailing 2-0 following 40 minutes of action.
The loss snapped a two-game win streak and dropped the Big Green to 2-9-0 overall and 2-7-0 in ECAC Hockey, while Brown is 5-6-1, 3-4-1.
Dartmouth grabbed a two-goal lead in the opening period. Two Big Green players broke season-long scoring slumps in the first as sophomores Brad Schierhorn and Nick Bligh each tallied their first goals of the season.
Freshman Grant Opperman picked up assists on both first-period goals, earning the first multi-point game of his career in the process.
Lappin’s first goal came 7:40 into the final period, when he one-timed a puck off the backboards to spark the comeback.
Lappin tied the game with exactly three minutes left regulation on a great individual effort, as he worked his way through the defense to net his second of the period under the bar.
It was a tough loss for Dartmouth goalie Charles Grant, who had 37 saves in the game and carried a shutout bid with him midway through the third. Brown’s Tyler Steel made 28 saves.
UNH 54, Dartmouth 37
Hanover — Elizabeth Belanger scored 11 points as New Hampshire overpowered Dartmouth.
Kamala Thompson and Fanni Szabo scored 10 points each for the Big Green.
New Hampshire’s Kylee Kilpatrick finished with 10 points and 12 rebounds, and teammate Corinne Coia netted 10 points off the bench, with eight coming in the opening half.
Dartmouth shot 24 percent from the field compared with UNH’s 38 percent. The Wildcats outrebounded the Big Green, 45-37.
Junior Abby Schmitt led the Green on the glass with nine rebounds, while Thompson finished with eight.
UNH opened up the contest on a 12-0 run, as the Big Green missed its first 15 shotst. Trailing by 18 with 8:20 remaining in the half, the Big Green went on an 8-0 run to bring the deficit back to 24-14 with 4:15 left, off an offensive put back by Schmitt. UNH added three points to finish the period with a 13-point advantage, 27-14.
In the second half, Dartmouth cut the deficit to single digits on a pair of free throws by Szabo, but UNH regained a 14-point advantage midway through. The Big Green had another opportunity to lowering the deficit using a mini 4-0 run, but New Hampshire erased the run, scored nine of the next 11 points and took a 17-point cushion at the final buzzer.
Dartmouth will host Bryant on Tuesday before heading to Chicago for two games.
Colby-Sawyer 103, Green Mtn. 41
Poultney, Vt. — Colby-Sawyer College shot 58.6 percent while hitting a school record 17-of-29 3-point attempts in an easy victory Green Mountain College.
The old record of 13 was accomplished on Feb. 4, 2012.
Freshman Lexi Iannone came off the bench and the led the barrage of 3-point shooting, hitting 7-of-10 from downtown to lead the Chargers with 21 points. Teammate Marquis MacGlashing added 10 points.
IPFW 80, Dartmouth 64
Fort Wayne, Ind. — Luis Jacobo scored 23 points and Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne shot 56.3 percent as a team to defeat Dartmouth in its homecominggame.
The Mastodons improved to 7-4 on the season, while the Big Green dropped their second straight to fall back to .500 at 3-3.
Sophomore Connor Boehm led Dartmouth with 15 points and eight rebounds in 30 minutes of action, while freshman Eli Harrison knocked down four three-pointers in his first extended action to tally 12.
The Big Green’s leading scorer, sophomore point guard Alex Mitola, was held to a single 3-pointer on the night, but did hand out four assists and nab a pair of steals with just one turnover.
Jacobo knocked down 7-of-13 field goals, including 3-of-7 three-pointers, plus converted 6-of-8 at the line to account for his 23 points.
Colby-Sawyer 84, Green Mtn. 58
Poultney, Vt. — Wol Majong scored 18 points while shooting 58 percent from the floor to lead Colby-Sawyer (2-3, 1-0 North Atlantic Conference) past Green Mountain College (1-3, 1-1) in the Chargers’ NAC opener.
Colby-Sawyer received 14 points from Zach Bean, 12 from Kyle Nelson and 10 from Mike Dias.
College Track & Field
Big Green Athlete Wins Pentahlon
Kingston, r.i. — Dartmouth senior Janae Dunchack won the women’s pentathlon Friday at Rhode Island’s Mackal Fieldhouse as the Big Green opened its indoor track & field season.
Dunchack amassed 3,760 points to take the top spot at the 19th annual event hosted by the Rams and was one of five Dartmouth athletes competing in the field of 20.
SNHU Wins NCAA Title
Evans, Ga. — For the second time in program history, Southern New Hampshire University (22-1-1) won the NCAA Division II title with a 2-1 victory over Carson-Newman University.
Miguel Carneiro and Pierre Omanga scored first-half goals for SNHU.
It marks the second men’s soccer national championship for Southern New Hampshire, with the other coming in 1989.
St. Johnsbury 5, Hartford 2
White River Junction — Hartford (0-1) lost to St. Johnsbury in the Hurricanes’ season opener.
John Borchert and Jeremy McGlone scored for Hartford, and McGlone and Nate Lemieux had assists.
Goalie Richie Morrill made 22 saves for Hartford, which hosts Burr & Burton on Wednesday.
Mt. Mansfield 3, Woodstock 2
Woodstock — The Wasps (1-1) suffered their first loss of the season at the hands of the Cougars.
Will Gault and Luc Issa scored for Woodstock, while Connor McCarthy, Conor Joyce and Ben Orr had assists.
Brady Stewart made 15 saves in goal for the Wasps, who visit Middlebury on Wednesday.
Hartford 3, Mt. Mansfield 2 (ot)
South Burlington — Courtney Murray scored two goals, including the game-winner in overtime, as Hartford (2-0) defeated Mount Mansfield.
Morgan Morrill also scored for the Hurricanes, and Caroline Miller added an assist.
Erin Hudson was in goal for Hartford, which visits Stowe on Wednesday.
KUA 78, Deerfield 57
Meriden — Malik Abu had 31 points and 16 rebounds as Kimball Union defeated Deerfield Academy.
Nate Hall had 12 points and Bennet Grigull 10 for the Wildcats, who led 34-31 at halftime.
Deerfield drained nine 3-pointers.
KUA travels to Proctor Academy on Monday afternoon.