Big Green Earns Needed Sweep of Bulldogs
Penn's Brooke Kiley, left, and Dartmouth's Kelly Dolan grapple for the ball during a faceoff after a goal during the second half of the Penn at Dartmouth women's lacrosse game in Hanover, N.H., on April 12, 2014. (Valley News - Sarah Priestap) Purchase photo reprints »
Dartmouth's Frances Bird, left, and Taryn Deck, 4, chase Penn's Taylor Foussadier during the Penn at Dartmouth women's lacrosse game in Hanover, N.H., on April 12, 2014. (Valley News - Sarah Priestap) Purchase photo reprints »
Hanover — Entering the day three games back in the Rolfe Division standings, the Dartmouth College baseball team needed to make a move against Yale on Saturday to stay relevant in the race.
With two strong starting performances on the mound and the awakening of the offense, the Big Green (9-16, 4-6 Ivy) won both games, 8-2 and 12-3, to close to within a game of the Bulldogs (12-17, 5-5 Ivy).
Dartmouth entered the game averaging just 3.6 runs per game, but exploded for 20 in the twin bill, including a season-high 12 in the nightcap.
Junior Nick Lombardi blasted a pair of long home runs to drive in four runs in the opener, supporting the complete-game start of sophomore Beau Sulser (2-3). Yale collected eight hits in the seven-inning game against the right-hander, but he did not issue a walk and struck out five while holding the Bulldogs to two runs.
In the second game, Dartmouth senior Louis Concato (1-2) hurled a career-high eight innings, surrendering three runs on six hits, walking three and striking out three. Four Big Green hitters drove in at least two runs, led by junior Thomas Roulis with three RBIs, while senior Dustin Selzer had a single and a pair of doubles with two RBIs.
New London — Colby-Sawyer (4-14, 1-5 NAC) dropped both ends of a doubleheader to Husson (12-9, 9-4). The Eagles won game one 4-2 and game two 3-2.
The teams meet again today for a pair of games that begin at noon.
In game one, Husson scored all its runs in the fourth for the win. Vinny Monahan had two hits for Colby-Sawyer, while teammate PJ Singster threw a complete game.
In game two, all the scoring came in the first inning in Husson’s victory.
Brett Emmertz led Colby-Sawyer with two hits, and Mike Peters tossed 51⁄3 scoreless innings of relief for the Chargers.
Princeton 13, Dartmouth 10
Princeton, n.j. — Ryan Ambler has three goals and four assists as 15th-ranked Princeton (7-4, 2-2 Ivy) held off Dartmouth (1-8, 0-4) a year after suffering a 10-9 upset loss to the Big Green in Hanover.
Dartmouth’s Jake Weil scored a game-high four goals.
Princeton led 8-4 at halftime and hung on after the Big Green outscored the Tigers 6-5 in the second half.
Billy Heidt had two goals for Dartmouth, while Mike Olentine, KC Beard, Jack McCormick and Taylor Topousis had one goal apiece.
Dartmouth goalkeeper Blair Friedensohn made 12 saves against Princeton, which made 53 shots, 25 on goal.
Dartmouth greets Penn on senior day next Saturday.
Penn 10, Dartmouth 6
Hanover — Ninth-ranked Penn (7-3, 3-0 Ivy) remained undefeated in league play with a win over Dartmouth (5-6, 2-3).
Penn held a 6-1 lead at halftime.
Jaclyn Leto scored twice for Dartmouth, while teammates Sarah Byrne, Courtney Weisse, Liz Calby and Ingrid Hermanson added one each.
Dartmouth senior goalkeeper Kristen Giovanniello became just the third player in program history to reach the 500-save milestone for her career. She entered the game with 493 in her career and added another 10 to that total against Penn.
Penn’s Lucy Ferguson saw just 10 shots come her way, turning aside four. Nina Corcoran and Lindsey Smith led the visitors offensively as each had three goals.
The team is back in action on Monday against Hofstra in the final regular season home game of 2014.
SUNY Canton 20 Colby-Sawyer 5
Canton, n.y. — Colby-Sawyer scored the game’s first two goals, but SUNY Canton (6-4) scored 14 straight goals in a win over the Chargers.
Allyson Redden scored twice for Colby-Sawyer.
Big Green Races in Conn.
Derby, Conn. — Dartmouth raced against Boston University and Yale on Saturday morning and finished in second place at the Yale Class of 1985 Cup.
In the 3v8, the Big Green finished in 6:55.8. Yale won the race and crossed 15 seconds ahead of the Dartmouth and nearly 40 seconds past BU.
Yale also took the B4 race, but Dartmouth put together a solid finish at 7:18.0. In the varsity four, the Big Green again finished second.
The final two races of the regatta were tight between Dartmouth and Yale. The Bulldogs edged out the Upper Valley squad in the varsity eight and the second varsity eight.
In the second varsity B, Yale clipped the Big Green by four seconds, and in the varsity eight, Dartmouth fell by three seconds.
Big Green 2nd
Derby, Conn. — The Dartmouth men’s heavyweights competed against Yale at the Olympic Axe on Saturday morning.
Dartmouth finished in second place in all three events to the Bulldogs. In a highly contested second varsity eight race, the Bulldogs defeated the Big Green by three seconds, 5:41.6 to 5:44.6.
Dartmouth’s third varsity lost by two seconds, and the Dartmouth fourth varsity boat finished in 5:59.2.
In the varsity 8 race, Yale easily won, 5:27.6 to 5:39.5.
The Big Green will host the Bill Cup against Boston University and Rutgers next Saturday along the Connecticut River.
Lightweights in Boston
Boston — The Dartmouth lightweights competed against Boston foes Harvard and MIT at the Biglin Bowl in a race that spanned the Charles River.
The Big Green had its best finish in the third varsity eight race, finishing second in 7:00.8.
Dartmouth 4, Penn 1
Hanover — Dartmouth lost the doubles point to Penn but stormed back to take four straight singles to win at the newly revamped Thompson Outdoor Courts.
The Big Green’s George Wall, Diego Pedraza, Chris Kipouras and Brandon DeBot won in singles action.
Dartmouth greets Princeton today at 1 p.m.
Dartmouth 4, Penn 3
Philadelphia — Senior captain Melissa Matsuoka won the deciding match 6-4 in the third set to clinch the victory for Dartmouth (6-7, 2-1) over Penn (7-8, 0-4 Ivy).
After losing the doubles point, the Big Green battled back in singles, winning three of the four matches in straight sets. Akiko Okuda, Sarah Bessen and Taylor Ng swept to victory, while Matsuoka prevailed 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 at No. 4 singles.
Dartmouth 3rd At Princeton
Princeton, n.j. — Sophomore Charlie Edler and freshman Jeffrey Lang both finished under par in each of the first two rounds of the Princeton Invitational at Springdale Golf Club, finishing the day in a tie for sixth with three others to help Dartmouth wrap up the day in third place at even par out of 15 teams.
The Big Green trails Harvard by 20 strokes as each of the top four Crimson golfers ended the day under par.
The tournament will conclude today with tee times starting at 8 a.m. The first Big Green golfer won’t begin until 9:25, while Lang will be in the final threesome to tee off at 9:59.
H.S. Boys Lacrosse
KUA 15, Cushing 5
Meriden — Eight players scored for Kimball Union (3-2) in a rout of Cushing Academy.
Kenny Speak scored four goals, while teammate Eric Megnia had three goals and two assists. Mike Robertello added two goals and three assists.
Nate Wilson, Sam O’Shea, Max Davis, Dom Franco, and Morgan Dewdney scored the other Wildcat goals.
H.S. Girls Lacrosse
Brewster 16, KUA 3
Wolfeboro, n.h. — Storm Sideleau scored two goals and Aurora Braswell added one on Kimball Union’s loss to Brewster Academy.Rose Abendroth had eight saves for the Wildcats, who visit Tilton on Wednesday.
H.S. Girls Tennis
KUA 5, Phillps Exeter 4
Meriden — Kimball Union (2-0) won its final doubles match in a tiebreaker to take its second consecutive home victory.
The KUA duo of Hannah Madden and Olivia Lombard outlasted their foes 8-8 (7-4). Maggie Sewall and Lindsey Lanwehrle won the other doubles match, 8-6. The Wildcats’ Maggie Sewall, Carly Jefferson and Hannah Madden won their singles matches in straight sets.
KUA visits New Hampton on Wednesday.