College Roundup: Dartmouth Softball Sweeps
Providence, r.i. — The Dartmouth College softball team rolled to a doubleheader sweep of Brown, on Saturday afternoon to remain undefeated in Ivy League play.
The Big Green took the opener, 7-1 and closed out the nightcap, 4-0.
Dartmouth pitchers Kristen Rumley and Morgan McCalmon tossed a pair of complete games. Kelsey Miller, Chloe Madill and Karen Chaw belted solo home runs, with back-to-back shots in the sixth inning of game two.
Dartmouth’s Kara Curosh added three RBIs in game one and Katie McEachern drove home the go-ahead run in the fifth of the finale.
The Big Green increased its Ivy winning streak to 14 games and is 25-13 overall.
In game one, Rumley finished with nine strikeouts for her league-leading 14th win of the season.
In the nightcap, McCalmon struck out a career-best 11 batters and faced three batters over the minimum.
Dartmouth and Brown will complete the four-game set today with an Easter Sunday doubleheader at 12:30 p.m.
Brown 12, Dartmouth 3 Brown 7, Dartmouth 6 (10)
Providence, r.i. — J.J. Franco singled home the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning to cap the day and send host Brown (10-18, 4-10 Ivy) to a doubleheader sweep of Dartmouth (10-19, 5-9 Ivy).
Harvard and Yale split a twin bill Saturday, leaving Dartmouth two games back in the Rolfe Division standings with six games to play.
In the 10th inning of game two, Franco singled home Noah Shulman, who reached base on the Big Green’s fourth error of the game.
Thomas Roulis, Jeff Keller, Matt Parisi and Bo Patterson had two hits apiece for Dartmouth, while Patterson also scored two runs.
Big Green reliever Duncan Robinson allowed five hits over five innings. He allowed three runs, none earned.
In game one, Brown pounded 14 hits off Dartmouth pitching. Beau Sulser (12 hits, 10 runs in 41⁄3 innings) took the loss.
Dan Kerr had three hits for Brown, and Daniel Massey homered and had four RBIs.
Thomas Roulis and Joe Purritano homered for Dartmouth, and Matt MacDowell was 3-for-3.
Purritano’s homer was the seventh of his career, five of which have come against Brown.
The teams will conclude their four-game series with another doubleheader today at noon.
Maine-Farmington 5, CSC 3 Maine-Farmington 8, CSC 5
Lewiston, Maine — Colby-Sawyer (4-18, 1-9) was swept by Maine-Farmington (8-18, 7-9) in a NAC doubleheader.
Colby-Sawyer will visit Castleton in a NAC twin bill on Monday.
Princeton 12 Dartmouth 10
Princeton, n.j. — Princeton (10-4, 6-1 Ivy) held off Dartmouth (5-8, 2-4) to clinch at least a share of the Ivy League title.
Dartmouth was eliminated from Ivy League tournament contention with the loss.
The Tigers held an 11-6 lead with 8:09 remaining before Dartmouth, which suffered its fourth straight loss, ended the game on a 4-1 run.
Early in the second half and Princeton leading 5-1, the Big Green got three goals from Lindsey Allard, Hannah Saris and Sarah Byrne in a 38-second span to cut the deficit to one.
Byrne finished with three goals, while seniors Allard and Liz Calby each scored a goal. Saris, Jaclyn Leto, and Taryn Deck all added one goal for the Big Green, with Deck’s first career tally coming in the late-game surge.
Dartmouth goalkeeper Kristen Giovanniello turned aside five shots. Tiger keeper Annie Woehling at the other end of the field made just two saves, while allowing 10 in a winning effort.
The Big Green returns to action Friday night at Harvard in the regular-season finale.
Maine-Farmington 8 Colby-Sawyer 7
Kents Hill, Maine — Ayla Allen’s goal with 4:26 left in the game lifted the Beavers (5-8, 3-3 NAC) over Colby-Sawyer (2-10, 0-5).
New Haven, Conn. — After completing the first round of the Yale Spring Invitational with the second-lowest team score, Dartmouth fell back into fourth place with a 610 (+50) on the par-70, 6,734-yard Yale Golf Course.
Freshman Jeff Lang was the low scorer for the Big Green at 10-over par (150), tying for 17th.
Harvard won the 36-hole event, carding a 281-292—573 (+13), 13 strokes ahead of the host Bulldogs and 24 ahead of Hartford.
This was the final tune-up for Dartmouth before the Ivy Championship next weekend at Baltusrol Golf Club in New Jersey.
Dartmouth Second At ‘Home’ Meet
Derby, Conn. — The Dartmouth men’s lightweight rowing team finished second at the Durand Cup Regatta on Saturday morning against Yale.
The regatta was moved from Hanover because of uncooperative weather along the Connecticut River. The Bulldogs won all three events, but the Big Green put out a valiant effort in the varsity eight race. Yale took the V8, in 5:31.16, while Dartmouth finished in 5:38.49.
The lightweight team will be back in action today, when it battles for the Subin Cup against Columbia.
Big Green Women Visit Clemson
Clemson, s.c. — The Dartmouth women’s crew competed at the Clemson Invite on Lake Hartwell in South Carolina.
In the varsity eight, the Big Green finished sixth in 7:17.20. In the second varsity eight, the team finished in seventh in 8:00.40. The team finished the first session of the 21-team competition with a seventh in the varsity four, finishing in 8:55.70.
Dartmouth will conclude the Clemson Invite on today.
Track & Field
D’Agostino Runs in Calif.
Walnut, Calif. — Dartmouth’s Abbey D’Agostino and Dana Giordano ran in the women’s 5,000-meter elite invite race Friday evening at the Mt. Sac Relays.
D’Agostino finished third overall and less than a second behind the top two runners — both pros — in the high-level race at that distance. The top collegiate finisher in a field of more than 30, D’Agostino posted a time of 15:30.93.
Giordano was 16th overall with a 15:53.96, good enough to be the eighth collegiate woman to cross the line in a race that was split between those from NCAA programs and others from professional teams and clubs.
On the men’s side, Dartmouth’s John Bleday ran a personal best in the 5,000, posting a 14:04.71 to take 16th overall in the Olympic Development Elite section of the event.
Dartmouth 4, Yale 0
New Haven, Conn. — Dartmouth dominated Yale on Friday in a match that took less than two hours to complete.
After easily handling the Bulldogs in doubles play, the Big Green won the bottom three flights in singles competition to clinch the win. The duos of Cameron Ghorbani/Brendan Tennenbaum and George Wall/Doyvas Sakinis won easily in doubles, while Diego Pedraza, Wall and Tennenbaum were victorious in singles action.
Yale 5, Dartmouth 2
Hanover — Dartmouth (6-9, 2-3 Ivy) lost at home to 49th-ranked Yale (12-8, 4-1) on Friday.
The Big Green won the doubles point thanks to wins by the duos of Katherine Yau/Taylor Ng and Melissa Matsuoka/Akiko Okuda.
Ng got the lone singles win, defeating 2013 Ivy League rookie of the year Madeleine Hamilton 6-2, 6-4.