Harvard, Dartmouth Hockey Suited to a Tie Again
Cambridge, Mass. — For the third time in the last four meetings, the Dartmouth College men’s hockey team played without result against Harvard, the 17th-ranked Big Green leaving with a 1-1 tie yesterday at the Bright Hockey Center.
The one point earned with the outcome allowed the Big Green to maintain a share of third place in the ECAC with a 7-6-3 league mark. Dartmouth is now 11-7-4 overall on the season. The last-place Crimson (3-12-1, 5-15-2) snapped an eight-game losing streak, but still remains three points behind next-to-last-place Cornell in the league table.
Rensselaer and Princeton are the other two teams tied with the Big Green in the standings.
Dartmouth had an opportunity to take the lead late in regulation, but an official review resulted in a disallowed goal with 3:07 remaining on the clock. Tim O’Brien put a centering feed across the goal line to senior winger Dustin Walsh for the tap-in marker, but upon further review, the referees determined that Crimson goaltender Raphael Girard (26 saves) was interfered with while trying to make the play.
Sophomore Andy Simpson notched his second goal of the season for Dartmouth with a seeing-eye wrist shot 9:53 into the first period. Simpson’s shot from the halfboards found space through the leg pads of Girard for the lone Dartmouth goal of the afternoon. Eric Robinson and Brad Schierhorn were credited with assists on the play.
Harvard answered back with a power-play goal from Marshall Everson at 13:03 into the middle frame.
Cab Morris finished with 21 saves for Dartmouth, which hosts Cornell and Colgate this weekend.
Ithaca, n.y. — The Big Green shot just 28.6 percent from the floor and failed to capitalize on the momentum gained from ending a long Ivy League losing streak on Friday night, falling to the Big Red yesterday.
Cornell (3-3 league, 11-12 overall) blocked 10 shots and stole the basketball 15 times. Four Big Red players tallied in double figures, led by 15 points — along with six blocks and five steals — from Shonn Miller.
Cornell set the tone from the outset, opening up a 10-2 lead by the first break in play. The fourth Dartmouth turnover in the first six minutes of the game led to fastbreak layup, the first of 18 points scored by the Big Red on the break.
Tyler Melville scored 12 points to lead Dartmouth, which returns home this weekend to host Princeton on Friday evening and Penn on Saturday.
Hanover — The Big Green wrapped up its dual-meet season with a close loss to the Lions at Karl Michael Pool.
The Big Green won nine races, highlighted by three wins from junior Nejc Zupan in the 100 and 200 breaststroke and the 200 individual medley. Jun Oh continued to excel in the distance and mid-distance eventswinning 1,000 free and 500 free.
James Verhagen won the 100 backstroke and One June Chang took third in the 100 free in sprint events for Dartmouth. In diving, the Big Green’s Brett Gillis won the one-meter title while teammate Ryan Shelley was third at three meters.
Dartmouth has a break from competition before the Ivy League championships at Brown in early March.
Hanover — The Lions rolled over the Big Green in Dartmouth’s final dual meet of the winter, at Karl Michael Pool.
Freshman Olivia Samson kept up her dominance in the distance events for Dartmouth, winning the 1,000 free in 10:14.74. Fellow freshman Kendese Nangle also continued her excellent rookie campaign with wins in the 100 backstroke and 50 free. Dartmouth diver Erica Serpico made the most of her final home meet as a senior, sweeping the one-meter and three-meter boards.
The Big Green is off until the Ivy League championships at Princeton at the end of the month.