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Dartmouth Suffers First Ivy Loss

Philadelphia — The Dartmouth women’s lacrosse team was edged by Penn, 8-7 in a battle of Ivy League unbeatens yesterday at Dunning-Cohen Champions Field at Penn Park.

A back-and-forth affair saw the Big Green fight their way to two separate ties in the second half only, to see the Quakers net two of the final three tallies to earn the victory.

For Dartmouth (8-4, 4-1 Ivy) entered the match-up tied atop the league standings with both Penn and Princeton at 4-0.

The Quakers (7-4) now hold the advantage in the race for the Ancient Eight title with a 5-0 conference record.

Yesterday marked the seventh one-goal game of the 2013 season in 12 total outings for the Big Green, which now holds a 5-2 mark in those contests.

Dartmouth’s Liz Calby, Sarah Byrne and Jaclyn Leto scored two goals apiece. Sophomore Christine Lushefski added the other marker.

Dartmouth goalkeeper Kristin Giovanniello turned aside a season-high 11 shots from the Penn offense.

In addition to her two goals, Byrne added an assist, while Hana Bowers was held without a goal for the first time since last spring’s regular-season finale.

The Quakers’ attack ran through Caroline Bunting (three goals) and Maddie Poplawski (two). Goalkeeper Lucy Ferguson had seven saves in the game with five coming in the final stanza as the Big Green looked to tie things up with a late offensive surge.

Dartmouth will turn its attention to a matinee against No. 1 Maryland in College Park, Md., tomorrow at noon.

Baseball/Softball

Game Times Moved

Hanover — The Dartmouth baseball and softball teams games with Brown today have been moved back to 1 p.m., to allow maximum time to ready the fields after yesterday’s wintry weather. Tomorrow’s start times are unchanged and will remain at noon (baseball) and 12:30 p.m. (softball).

Misc.

Dartmouth Earns Academic All-Ivy Honors

Princeton, n.j. — Ten Dartmouth athletes earned honored academic All-Ivy honors this week.

Athletes that make a major contribution to their team and are able to maintain a 3.0 grade point average are eligible for the honor.

Jenna Hobeika (women’s hockey), Chris Hanson (men’s squash), Sarah Loucks (women’s squash), Sam Tarling (skiing), Annie Hart (skiing), Nejc Zupan (swimming), Nicola Zimmer (women’s basketball), Gabas Maldunas (men’s basketball) and Tyler Sikura (men’s hockey) were honored. Hobeika and Hanson made the team for the third time, while classmate Loucks was named for the second straight season.

Women’s Golf

Dartmouth 7th
At Invitational

Suffern, n.y. — Dartmouth shot an aggregate score of 345 in the rain-shortened Roar-EE Invitational yesterday to finish seventh in the 10-team field. The 36-hole event was cut to 18 with heavy rain moving through the area.

The 2013 Roar-EE Invitational was hosted by Columbia and contested at the par-72, 6,008 yard Spook Rock Golf Course.

Boston University carded a team score of 338 to score a two-shot victory over Siena.

Because of the inclement weather, there was no tiebreaker as Dartmouth’s Jane Lee shared individual medalist honors with three other golfers. Lee along with BU’s Kristyna Pavlickova, Columbia’s Spenser Krut and Monique Ishikawa all fired 7-over par 79’s to claim the low honors. Isabel Han of Penn rounded out the top five with an 80.

Dartmouth’s Emily Hyman shot an 88.

Girls Softball

Bellows Falls 22 Woodstock 9

Westminster, Vt. — Woodstock (0-2) lost to Bellows Falls on Thursday. Emma Blaiklock and Ashley Sigl had two hits apiece for the Wasps, and Heather Cote scored her first varsity run.