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Williams Earns Ivy League Rookie Honor

Hanover — Dartmouth freshman Dalyn Williams made his first collegiate start at quarterback a memorable one, leading the Big Green to a win at Cornell on Saturday that netted the Ivy League’s rookie of the week award yesterday.

With starter Alex Park out with a shoulder injury, Williams completed 14 of 20 passes for 160 and two touchdowns and added 96 yards on the ground on eight carries. The Corinth, Texas, native’s efforts served as the foundation for the Big Green’s 44-28 win over the Big Red in Ithaca, N.Y.

Williams, the first Dartmouth freshman signal-caller to start and win a game behind center in seven years, included a 35-yard touchdown dash in the third quarter that gave the Big Green a 35-7 lead. Both of his TD passes came in the second quarter, the latter a 22-yarder with just 1.2 seconds on the clock.

Williams is the seventh Dartmouth player to earn an Ivy League weekly award this season, the most of any school in the eight-team conference. He is the second rookie of the week selection.

Volleyball

Chargers to NCAAS

New London — The Colby-Sawyer College volleyball team will make its first appearance in the NCAA Division III tournament and its second in as many years when it travels to Potsdam, N.Y., this weekend for an eight-team regional.

The Chargers will meet SUNY-Cortland on Friday night at Clarkson University, with the winner advancing to a second-round match Saturday against either Skidmore or SUNY-New Paltz. Middlebury, Southern Vermont, Clarkson and Nazareth round out the field.

Colby-Sawyer won its second straight North Atlantic Conference championship in Saturday to complete an 18-13 campaign.

Cortland (33-5) enters fresh of its 19th State University of New York Athletic Conference crown to earn an automatic bid into the NCAAs, the Dragons’ 24th trip to the national tournament.