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Dartmouth Women Drop Season Opener

Worcester, Mass. — The Dartmouth College women’s basketball team lost to Holy Cross 84-59 in Belle Koclanes’ first game as Big Green coach.

Freshman Fanni Szabo led Dartmouth with 21 points.

After Dartmouth was outscored 44-19 at the half, the Big Green scored 40 in the final period, 14 from Szabo. Two other Big Green members finished in double figures, as senior Nicola Zimmer scored 12 points and sophomore Lakin Roland chipped in 10. Junior Tia Dawson finished with six points and nine rebounds off the bench.

Holy Cross finished with all five starters in double figures. Raquel Scott had a game-high 22 points along with seven rebounds and five assists. Emily Parker added 11 points and nine rebounds.

The Big Green will begin the home portion of its non-conference schedule on Monday night when it hosts Vermont at 7 p.m.

Women’s Hockey

Clarkson 3, Dartmouth 0

Potsdam, n.y. — For the second time this season, Dartmouth was shut out in ECAC Hockey action after a loss to sixth-ranked Clarkson.

The woes continued against ranked teams for the Big Green (1-5-0, 1-4-0 ECAC), which is 0-3-0 this year against top-ten squads. Dating back to last season, Dartmouth is 0-8-3 vs. ranked foes, with the last win coming against Northeastern in November 2011.

The Golden Knights (8-2-2, 3-1-1 ECAC) have won four straight versus head coach Mark Hudak’s squad.

The Big Green had another strong game on the penalty kill, as it was a perfect 9-for-9. Through the first six games this season, Dartmouth has killed 29 of 30 penalties.

On the opposite end, the Big Green went 0-for-7 with the skater advantage and was held shotless by Clarkson’s stout defense on the power play.

Clarkson’s Jessica Gillham opened the scoring just over nine minutes into the opening period as she found the back of the net for the first time in 2013-14. Genevieve Bannon added some insurance a little over a minute into the third period and Jamie Lee Rattray put the game out of reach for the Golden Knights with an empty-net goal.

Erica Howe earned the shutout for Clarkson, stopping all 11 shots she faced, while Dartmouth’s Lindsay Holdcroft made 31 saves.

Dartmouth visits St. Lawrence today.

Women’s Volleyball

Penn 3, Dartmouth 1

Hanover — Dartmouth (10-13, 3-8 Ivy League) lost its third straight Ivy home match, falling to Penn (13-9, 7-4 Ivy) at Leede Arena. After dropping the first set, 25-19, the Quakers rallied, taking the next three, 25-20, 25-14 and 25-13.

Paige Caridi was the lone member of the Big Green to register a double-digit kill total with 10. Elisa Scudder added eight kills. Stacey Benton had a match-high 29 assists for Dartmouth. Julia Lau had 17 digs.

Chargers in Title Match

New London — Colby-Sawyer and Maine Maritime women’s volleyball teams will meet for the third straight season in today’s North Atlantic Conference Championship match after each earned a win in the semifinals on Friday.

The Chargers’ Emilee McBride and Stephanie Vecchio each had 11 kills and hit .600 and .429, respectively, and teamamte Laura Smolinski surpassed 1,000 assists for the season with a match-best 34.