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College Roundup: Big Green Stuns No. 2 Clarkson



Saturday, January 20, 2018

Potsdam, n.y. — Freshman Matt Baker scored two goals as the Dartmouth College men’s hockey team knocked off No. 2 Clarkson, 3-2, on Saturday night at Cheel Arena.

The Golden Knights had been on a 15-game unbeaten streak (14-0-1) coming into the game, but could not capitalize on a five-minute power play in the third period as the Big Green swept the North Country trip for the first time since 2013-14.

It was the second time this season that Dartmouth (8-10-2, 6-6-1 ECAC) knocked off a team ranked No. 2 in that week’s national polls; the Big Green d beat Denver on Dec. 16.

The Green handed Clarkson (18-4-2, 10-1-1 ECAC) not only its first conference loss of the season, but also its first defeat since Oct. 28 at Minnesota.

Making his first start since Dec. 9, sophomore netminder Adrian Clark came up huge, stopping 24 shots to earn just the second win of his career.

A day after his 23rd birthday, junior and team captain Kevan Kilistoff got the scoring started with a rebound at just 3:38 of the opening frame. Clarkson’s Nico Sturm evened it with his 10th of the season at 11:21.

Baker’s first of the night came 52 seconds into the middle period. With 1:41 left in the period, Clarkson’s Haralds Egle netted his second of the year.

The lone goal of the final period was the biggest as Baker tipped a point shot at 6:47 on the power play, stationed near the top of the crease. The rookie leads the team with eight goals this season.

The Golden Knights’ Jake Kielly — the best goalie in ECAC Hockey statistically speaking coming into the weekend — stopped 19 in the loss.

Women’s Hockey

Clarkson 8, Dartmouth 1

Hanover — Loren Gabel had a had trick and Amanda Titus added two goals as No. 2/3 Clarkson (21-3-1, 12-2-0 ECAC), last year’ s NCAA champion, routed Dartmouth (4-14-1, 2-11-1)

Christina Rombaut scored for Dartmouth. Christine Honor (20 saves) and Shannon Ropp (16) were in goal for Dartmouth, while Clarkson counterpart Shea Tiley made 14 saves.

Men’s Basketball

Harvard 62, Dartmouth 57 (ot)

Hanover — Seth Towns made five 3-pointers and matched his career high with 26 points, Justin Bassey finished with a double-double and Harvard blew a big second-half lead before holding off Dartmouth in overtime.

Bassey totaled 10 points and 10 rebounds for the first double-double of his career for the Crimson (7-10, 2-0 Ivy League), who saw a 17-point lead evaporate over the final 12½ minutes of the second half.

Taylor Johnson had 19 points and nine rebounds to pace the Big Green (4-11, 0-2), while Chris Knight scored 13 and Brendan Barry delivered 12 points and five assists.

Dartmouth trailed 41-24 before James Foye and Barry hit back-to-back 3-pointers to spark a 24-5 run that saw the Big Green take a 48-46 lead with 21 seconds left in regulation and the ball in their hands. But Corey Johnson swiped an errant pass and fed Towns, who sank both of his free throws after being fouled by Johnson with 2 seconds left, to force overtime.

Harvard reasserted itself in the extra period. Chris Lewis had a dunk, Towns buried a 3, Lewis nailed a jumper and Bassey hit from distance in a 10-2 run that wrapped up the victory.

Women’s Basketball

Harvard 76, Dartmouth 65

Boston — Katie Benzan and Sydney Skinner scored points apiece as Harvard (9-6, 1-1 league) handed Dartmouth (9-6, 1-1) its first Ivy League loss of the season.

Jeannie Boehm added 16 points and 14 rebounds for the Crimson, which led at the half, 46-36.

Cy Lippold led the Big Green with 17 points, followed by teammates Kate Letkewicz and Andi Norman with 12 apiece. Lippoldalso dished out seven assists.

Men’s Tennis

Big Green Takes Two

Hanover— Dartmouth (2-0) blanked both Binghamton and Quinnipiac, 7-0, during its first weekend of dual matches.

Against Binghamton, David Horneffer, Ciro Riccardi, Charlie Broom, John Speicher and Dan Martin and Max Fliegner won in singles for Dartmouth, which won all three doubles matches.

The same group won against Quinnipiac, only with Casey Ross replacing Horneffer.

Women’s Tennis

Dartmouth 4, Liberty 3

Hanover — Dartmouth (2-0) came back from a dropped doubles point to defeat Liberty (0-1) at the Boss Tennis Center in the first meeting between the schools.

Julia Schroeder, Kristina Mathis — ranked No. 78 in the ITA national rankings — Maddie Hwang and Racquel Lyn won for the Big Green.

Skiing

Dartmouth Leads UVM At St. Mike’s

Huntington, Vt. — Dartmouth completed the first day of the St. Michael’s Carnival with a two-point lead over Vermont, 234-232, following Saturday’s Nordic races.

Senior Luke Brown was the top skier for the Big Green, placing second in the men’s 10-kilometer race (24 minutes, 27.53 seconds), while freshman Katharine Ogden paced the women by claiming fourth in the 5K.

Brown held off New Hampshire’s Peter Holmes by 0.18 seconds, while the Big Green’s Callan DeLine was fourth and teammate was Gavin McEwen.

In the women’s 5K, Odgen edged junior teammate Lydia Blanchet for fourth by barely a full second with her time of 13:25.99 while Blanchet posted a time of 13:27.06. Teammate Emily Hyde was eighth.

The Nordic teams return to Sleepy Hollow this morning, starting with the men’s 15K free at 9:30 a.m. The women will begin their 10K free at 11:30 a.m.

The Dartmouth alpine team was scheduled to make its carnival debut on Saturday with the giant slalom at Sugarloaf as part of the Colby Carnival that began last weekend, but high winds postponed the event until today.

Track & Field

Big Green Sweeps

Hanover — Both Dartmouth’s men’s and women’s teams posted victories over Yale and Columbia at Leverone Field House.

The Big Green men posted 83 points against Yale (69) and Columbia (26). Colin Minor (weight throw), Ethan Ruh (shot put), Matt Sindelar (high jump), Adam Couit (60 meters) Zach Plante (400), Amos Cariati (500), Tim Zepf (800) won for Dartmouth.

The Dartmouth women scored 89 points en route to defeating Columbia (55) and Yale (37).

Big Green sophomore Cha’Mia Rothwell captured the 60 (8.40 seconds, just .10 short of her school record) and 200 meters. Bridget O’Neill (mile), Abby Livingston (800), Samantha Stevens (shot put), Ameila Ali (weight throw), Julia Valenti (pole vault) and Folasade Akinfe (triple jump) also came out victorious.

Swimming

Dartmouth Sweeps

Hanover — The Dartmouth men were first at the Tate Ramsden Invitational with 878.5 points, defeating both UMass (835.5) and SUNY New Paltz (132).

The day was highlighted by Connor LaMastra breaking the pool and school record in the 200-yard butterfly (1:47.54). LaMastra also won the 400 IM and the 200 backstroke. Matt Luciano (100 fly), Tony Shen (200), Josh Hendell (1,650 free), Delaney Hall (200 breast), Justin Sodokoff (1-meter dive) and the 400-yard freestyle relay team also won.

The Dartmouth women also prevailed, wrapping up the two-day meet with 768 points to UMass’ 750 and SUNY New Paltz’s 237. The second day was highlighted by Hayley Winter’s pool record-breaking swim in the 1,650-yard freestyle) 17:07.10). Maggie Deppe-Walker (100 breast, 200 back) and Caroline Poleway 100 (back) also placed first.