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Dartmouth Roundup: Men’s soccer marks first road win of season

Staff Reports
Published: 10/19/2019 10:22:27 PM
Modified: 10/19/2019 10:22:25 PM

PHILADELPHIA — Tiger Graham scored in the 55th minute to help the Dartmouth men’s soccer team secure its first road win of the season, a 1-0 thriller at Ivy League rival Penn on Saturday night.

Midfielder Zach Kalk set up the goal with a feed to Graham early in the second half. Graham then beat Penn keeper Dane Jacomen for what turned out to be the game’s only goal. Dartmouth improves to 5-5-1 overall, 2-1-0 in the Ivy League. Penn falls to 4-5-2, 1-1-1.

Big Green keeper Alex Budnik made four saves for the shutout, Dartmouth’s third of the season. The Big Green were outshot, 10-8, and had just one corner to Penn’s eight. Down by one goal for much of the second half, Penn pushed hard for the equalizer and outshot the visitors, 8-2, in the final 45 minutes.

Dartmouth will play its final nonconference game of the season at home against Hartford (Conn.) on Tuesday before resuming Ivy hostilities at home against Columbia on Saturday.

MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY Morton leads Dartmouth

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — The Big Green placed 22nd out of 38 teams at the 2019 Under Armour Pre-National Invitational hosted by Indiana State.

Dartmouth posted a team score of 569 points, the best of any Ivy League team.

Sam Morton paced Dartmouth with a time of 24:38 for 77th on the 8-kilometer course. Teammates Owen Ritz (110th, 24:55) and Benjamin Matejka (113th, 24:57) followed behind. Pat O’Brien (128th, 25:05) and Liam Jamieson (141st, 25:12) rounded out the scoring for Dartmouth.

The 2019 NCAA National Championship will take place on this same course on Nov. 23.

The Big Green runs next week at the CCSU Short Course on Friday.

FIELD HOCKEY Yale 6, Dartmouth 0

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Goalkeeper Isabella Santucci made 10 saves, but the visiting Big Green (3-9, 0-4) faltered against Yale.

Cecelia Monnin recorded a defensive save, stopping a would-be goal. Dartmouth plays Sunday against Maine in Hanover.

WOMEN’S SOCCER Penn 1, Dartmouth 0

PHILADELPHIA — The Big Green (8-5-0, 0-4-0) outshot the Quakers 14-11 and had five corner kicks but couldn’t find the back of the net.

Sizzy Lawton scored the lone goal of the match in the 11th minute for Penn.

“My heart breaks for the team today because we had a lot of good repetitions and created good chances to score but just fell short,” coach Ron Rainey said in a release. “We now have to practice this week with the confidence that we played with today and realize that we just need a little more to win these games. It takes a lot to withstand the highs and lows of the season.”

Dartmouth hosts Southern Illinois on Tuesday in its last nonconference game of the season.

Women’s Golf Dartmouth fifth

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. — Dartmouth stands in fifth place out of 11 teams after the first two rounds of the Lady Blue Hen Invitational.

The Big Green have two golfers in the top-20 on the individual leaderboard. Kaitlyn Lees rallied from a double bogey on her first hole to shoot a 3-over par 75 in round two to leave her in a tie for 13th. Angela Zhang also shot 75 and is tied for 18th.

The other three Dartmouth players (Julianne Strauch, Samantha Yao and Kristen Chen) are part of a group in a tie for 38th at 11-over par after two rounds. The Big Green have a team score of 599, 30 behind first-place Penn.

The third, and final, round of the event is Sunday.

Women’s Tennis Dartmouth in two events

WEST POINT, N.Y. — The Big Green competed at both the ITA Northeast Regional Championship and the Brown Invitational.

Regionals were highlighted with Ashley Hess’s two singles victories to advance to the round of 16. Hess won her opening round match, 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 and then won, 6-1, 5-7, 6-1, in the round of 32.

Dartmouth then went 3-0 in doubles play, and 8-4 in singles, at the Brown Invitational. Catherine Cable and Nina Paripovic won 6-0 in their doubles match. Allison McCann and Emily Zhou added a 6-1 win.

Cable and Zhou each went 2-0 in singles play. Paripovic and McCann also added singles wins.

Men’s Rowing Dartmouth at Head of the Charles

BOSTON — The Dartmouth heavyweight rowing team opened the season at the Head of the Charles.

The Big Green took first place in the Club 4+ and second in the Club 8+ events. The 4+ won with a time of 16.44.599. The Club 8+ team was second in 14.48.515.

Dartmouth competes in the Championship 4+ and 8+ on Sunday to wrap up the Head of the Charles.

Volleyball Princeton 3, Dartmouth 0

HANOVER — The Big Green improved as the match went on, but lost in straight sets (25-14, 25-17, 25-22) to the Tigers.

Makenzie Arent had 19 assists and seven digs for Dartmouth. Francesca Meldrum had seven kills and two blocks.

The Big Green will host Harvard on Friday.


Scores that missed Saturday’s paper due to deadline. Find updates online at

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL Penn 3, Dartmouth 1

HANOVER — The Big Green held off the sweep, but ultimately fell in four sets to the visiting Quakers 3-1 (21-25, 19-25, 25-23, 21-25).

Junior Elise Petit and freshman Makenzie Arent both had double-doubles. Petit recorded 13 digs and 10 kills, while Arent had 22 assists and 10 digs.

The loss dropped Dartmouth to 5-10 on the season and 1-5 in Ivy League play.

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