Crimson Ends Dartmouth’s Season, 4-0
Boston — The Dartmouth women’s hockey team dropped the second game of its best-of-three ECAC quarterfinal series to No. 6 Harvard, 4-0, yesterday afternoon at the Bright Hockey Center.
The Crimson swept the series, 2-0, to advance to the semifinals next weekend.
The Big Green (6-10-5) began the weekend 12th in the latest USCHO.com pairwise rankings, which mimic the method used by the NCAA selection committee as it chooses the eight teams that make the NCAA Tournament. After the early exit, Dartmouth’s season will most likely come to an end.
Since advancing to the conference championship game in 2011, The Big Green has been bounced from the ECAC tourney in the first round the last two seasons.
For the first time under head coach Mark Hudak, Dartmouth finished the season winless against ranked teams, going 0-7-3 against top-10 programs.
Harvard jumped out to an early lead as Lyndsey Fry scored on the opening shift of the game. Fry skated in front and flipped a backhand by Dartmouth goaltender Lindsay Holdcroft for her 15th goal of the year just 17 seconds into play.
The Crimson continued to pressure the Big Green in the first as Fry had a scoring chance point blank two minutes later, but Holdcroft made a nice stick save sliding across the crease. Six minutes into the game, Fry had another opportunity on the doorstep and Holdcroft made a diving save to keep the game a one-goal contest.
In the second period, Dartmouth stole back some of the momentum early on as freshman Laura Stacey and sophomore Karlee Odland each had scoring chances. Stacey fired a shot from the slot that was turned away by Crimson goaltender Emerance Maschmeyer and Odland’s wrap around attempt was covered up by the freshman.
Fry took the wind out of the Big Green’s sails with three minutes left in the second as she scored on the power play. The Crimson stretched its lead to four in the final period with a pair of goals. Kaitlin Spurling and Mary Parker gave Harvard some insurance.
Holdcroft made 22 saves ior the Big Green.
Dartmouth 10, Yale 6
New Haven, Conn. — After sweating out a pair of one-goal victories to start the season, 12th-ranked Dartmouth (3-0 overall, 1-0 league) opened up a lead and never looked back yesterday, taking down Yale (1-2, 0-1) in both teams’ Ivy League opener.
Dartmouth senior Hana Bowers scored four goals and added two assists.
The Big Green’s Liz Calby and Sarah Byrneeach had two goals and an assist as Dartmouth built its lead to 10-3 a little more than midway through the second half. Dartmouth held advantages in shots on goal (21-12), ground balls (20-13) and draw controls (10-8), while turning the ball over eight fewer times (18-10) and being whistled for five fewer fouls (27-22).
Big Green midfielder Kelsey Johnson picked up six ground balls and caused three turnovers, both career highs.
Dartmouth goalie Kristen Giovanniello recorded six saves, and Yale counterpart Erin McMullan stopped 11.
A physical battle saw eight yellow cards issued, with Yale whistled for six.
Eastern Conn. 14
Mansfield, Conn. — Eastern Connecticut State scored eight unanswered goals over a 10-minute span to defeat Colby-Sawyer in the Chargers’ season opener.
In its fourth straight victory over Colby-Sawyer (0-1) in this five-game series, Eastern (1-1) gave up only eight shots in the match, won 14 of 19 faceoffs and forced 28 turnovers.
Ashley Reis scored Colby-Sawyer’s first and last goals and goalie Karley Hamilton, of Bradford, Vt., made seven saves in her collegiate debut.
Georgetown 10, Dartmouth 9
Dallas — Dartmouth (1-2) surrendered a two-goal, fourth-quarter lead and lost to Georgetown (2-1) in the Patriot Cup at SMU’s Gerald Ford Stadium.
The game was back and forth all afternoon, with seven lead changes. Neither squad trailed by more then two goals throughout.
Dartmouth’s Chris Costabile scored three goals and picked up an assist, and teammate Adam Hull had a pair of tallies and four assists.
Cam Lee, Nikki Dysenchuk, Adam Fishman and Jack Connolly each scored a goal apiece for Dartmouth.
With Dartmouth up 9-7 in the fourth, Georgetown’s Dan McKinney scored a pair of unanswered goals to tie the game with 4:16 remaining in regulation. Less then a minute later, the Hoyas’ Jeff Fountain scored the game-winner.
Hartford, Conn. — Four Dartmouth players competed on day one of the CSA Individual Championships on Friday.
In the Pool Division, Chris Hanson went 1-1, while teammate Robbie Maycock went 2-0 in the Molloy Division, where Dartmouth’s Alexander Greer and Chris Jung both went 1-1.
Dartmouth 1, N. Illinois 0
Minneapolis — Junior Ryan Toimil sent a two-out seventh inning blast over the right field Baggie at the Metrodome, providing the only run of the game in Dartmouth’s triumph over Northern Illinois (1-9) yesterday afternoon in the second game of the Dairy Queen Classic, hosted by the University of Minnesota.
Senior left-hander Kyle Hunter tossed the first five frames for Dartmouth (2-0), matching a career high with 10 strikeouts while allowing just one hit and one walk. He was relieved by junior southpaw Mitch Horacek, who completed the three-hit shutout, fanning three in four innings.
■ On Friday, Nick Lombardi drove in four runs with two doubles and a home run, while senior Cole Sulser tossed three-hit ball over six scoreless innings as Dartmouth defeated Minnesota (5-4) in the first game of the event. Every Big Green player in the starting lineup had at least one hit and one run in the relentless 17-hit attack.
Dartmouth will attempt to complete the sweep today when it takes on Utah at noon.
Dartmouth Rallies for Split
Washington — Dartmouth scored two runs in the seventh inning for a 2-1 win over George Washington in second day of the Colonial Classic. The Big Green dropped its first game to Seton Hall, 5-0.
Trailing 1-0 heading into the seventh inning, the Dartmouth bats went to work. Morgan Wharton’s single, her third hit of the day, scored Hillary Hubert and Katie McEachern, who both walked. Morgan McCalmon pitched five innings of three-hit relief, earned the win.
The Big Green mustered just three hits against Seton Hall in game one.
Dartmouth will close action at the Classic today against Bucknell at 11:45 a.m.
Dartmouth Senior in Final
Boston — Dartmouth senior Connor Reilly advanced to the finals of the 60-meter run with the top qualifying time in yesterday’s preliminaries at the ECAC and IC4A Championship, hosted by Boston University.
Reilly ran a 6.84, the best time in a field of 35 sprinters. Teammate Brett Buskey was just outside those qualifying with a 7.01.
In the mile, Big Green junior Will Geoghegan advanced with a 4:06.52, the fifth-best time of the afternoon.
The meet will conclude this afternoon at the BU Track & Tennis Center.
Dartmouth Athletes Advance
Boston — Three Dartmouth women will be moving on to today’s final of the 800 meters at the 2013 ECAC/IC4A Championship Meet.
Led by junior Megan Krumpoch in 2 minutes, 10.39 seconds, the Big Green also saw freshman Elizabeth Markowitz (2:11.91) and senior Caroline Buck (2:11.05) advacne.
Freshman Jennifer Meech ran personal bests in both the 400 (56.15) and 200 (24.88), but did not advance to either event’s final.
In the triple jump, freshman Mollie Gribbin claimed seventh as she was measured at 39-7.75/12.08. That placement in the event helped Gribbin earn the only two points of the first day for the Big Green women.
The meet will conclude today in Boston, with several more Dartmouth athletes competing.
Dartmouth Sets More Marks
Princeton, n.j. — Dartmouth continued to set school records at day two of the Ivy League Championships on Friday. The Big Green maintained fifth place with 565 points.
Dartmouth set school records in the 1,000-yard free (Danielle Kerr), the 400 IM (Rebecca Butler), the 100 breaststroke (Charlotte Williams) and the 200-medley relay and the 800 free relay.