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Dartmouth roundup: Second-half fade dooms Dartmouth men’s hoop

Staff Reports
Published: 1/18/2020 9:05:15 PM
Modified: 1/18/2020 9:39:45 PM

Staff Reports

ALLSTON, Mass. — Harvard broke open a tight game with a 12-2 run late in the second half, then fended off upset-minded Dartmouth, 67-62, in the Ivy League men’s basketball opener for both teams on Saturday afternoon at Lavietes Pavilion.

Aaryn Rai scored eight of his team-high 13 points for the Big Green (7-9 overall, 0-1 Ivy) in the final two minutes to spark a furious Dartmouth comeback attempt. The win was the seventh in a row for Harvard (12-4, 1-0).

The Crimson led, 62-50, with 2:09 left to play. Dartmouth narrowed the gap to three points, 65-62, on a Taurus Samuels layup with 11 seconds remaining. Harvard then made a pair of free throws to seal the win.

Chris Lewis and Chris Ledlum led Harvard with 18 points apiece.

Dartmouth had opened the game on a 15-8 run and held a 31-30 lead at halftime.

Ian Sistare had 11 points and eight rebounds for the Big Green. Chris Knight and Ian Carter each had 10 points. Rai added seven rebounds and a pair of steals. Dartmouth shot 40% from beyond the arc (8-for-20). Harvard got to the free throw line 24 times, making 18, to Dartmouth’s 12-for-14 afternoon

The two teams will renew festivities on Saturday, this time in Hanover.

MEN’S HOCKEY

Dartmouth 3, St. Lawrence 1

HANOVER — The Big Green (7-3-1 league, 10-5-3 overall) gave up the game’s first goal after just 84 seconds, then turned things around to complete a sweep of its ECAC Hockey weekend. Dartmouth moved into a four-way tie for third place in the league with the victory.

The Saints (1-12-0, 3-19-3) took the lead on Callum Cusinato’s first goal of the season at 1:24 of the opening period. Cam Strong leveled for Dartmouth about four minutes later, and Will Graber put the Big Green ahead to stay before the stanza’s midpoint.

Drew O’Connor added his team-leading 11th goal of the season in the second period. Goaltender Adrian Clark needed just 14 saves for the victory.

The Big Green visits Cornell on Friday. The Big Red will be looking to avenge a loss to Dartmouth from earlier this season.

Women’s Hockey

Colgate 5, Dartmouth 2

HAMILTON, N.Y. — Colgate built a 3-0 lead and held on to beat the Big Green in ECAC play.

Colgate broke a scoreless tie on a goal less than two minutes into the second period and added two more, including one shorthanded to build a three-goal lead. CC Bowlby got the Big Green on the board with an unassisted goal at the 9:20 mark of the second.

Colgate, which outshot Dartmouth, 29-19, scored its fourth goal late in the second and went up 5-1 with 6 minutes gone in the third on a power play. Dartmouth’s Emily McLaughin scored 13 minutes into the third with an assist by Katerina Dajia, but the Big Green got no closer.

Dartmouth, (5-11-3 overall, 2-8-3 ECAC) plays Clarkson and St. Lawrence next weekend in New York.

SKIING

Big Green third to open season

CRAFTSBURY, Vt. — Katherine Ogden won her first race of the season by more than 20 seconds as the Big Green placed third as a team at the season-opening Harvard Carnival.

Ogden, who was second in Friday’s 5K freestyle, broke the tape in Saturday’s 15K classical in 46 minutes, 31.0 seconds at the Craftsbury Nordic Center. Mara McCollor was third behind Ogden. Hanover’s Adam Glueck pace the Dartmouth men for the second straight day, taking 16th place (56:46.0) in their 20K classical.

Over at Waterville Valley, Dartmouth skiers put together two runner-up finishes in giant slalom action. Drew Duffy podiumed for the second straight day for the Big Green men, taking second in a combined time of 2:07.53, trailing only UNH’s Patrick Kenney. Ellie Curtis took second for the Dartmouth women in 2:12.55, in a race won by UVM’s Maria Vilanova.

The Big Green amassed 839 points. Vermont edged Middlebury, 867-863, for the carnival win.

UVM hosts next weekend’s carnival action in Stowe.

Track & Field

Dartmouth women win

HANOVER — The Big Green women won at Leverone Field House, and the men narrowly finished second, in the annual DYC meet.

Isabelle Giordano (2 minutes, 18.12 seconds) and Julia Fenerty (2:21.29) claimed the top two spots in the 800 meters, and Claire Dougherty (4:56.22) and Margaret Tuthill (5:00.58) did the same in the mile for the Dartmouth women.

Cha’Mia Rothwell won the 60-meter hurdles and the long jump. Lily Lockhart won both the shot put and weight throw. Other wins included Julia Valenti in the pole vault and Zoe Dainton the high jump.

The Big Green women finished with 75.5 points, ahead of Yale’s 63 and Columbia’s 42.5.

Tim Zepf won the men’s 800 meters (1:51.06) and Max Frye won the 500 meters (1:05.38). Other Dartmouth winners were Quin Cooney (3,000 meters, 8:34.23), Nils Wildberg (long jump) and Ethan Ruh (shot put).

Dartmouth finished second to Yale, 68-65, with Columbia in third at 44 points.

WOMEN’S TENNIS

Boston College 4
Dartmouth 3

HANOVER — The Big Green dropped the opener of the new calendar at the Boss Center.

Dartmouth claimed the opening doubles point, with Nicole Conard and Abigail Chiu winning at No. 1 to clinch it. Conard added a 6-4, 6-1 win at first singles to double the Big Green’s lead, but the hosts would only manage a three-set win from Catherine Cable at No. 4 the rest of the match.

The Big Green is home to Binghamton on Friday and Brown next Sunday.




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