College Roundup: Dartmouth Skiers Win East Again

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Hancock, Vt. — The Dartmouth College ski team wrapped up its second straight NCAA Regional title by winning two of Saturday’s four events at the Middlebury Carnival, beating out rival Vermont by 138 points.

One day after winning the five-kilometer classic at the Rikert Nordic Center, the Big Green’s Katharine Ogden completed a sweep of the women’s cross country races with a win in the 15K freestyle. Ogden posted a time of 38 minutes, 19.7 seconds, with teammates Lydia Blanchet third and Lauren Jortberg fourth. Brian McLaughlin grabbed the other victory, taking the men’s gian slalom at the Middlebury Snow Bowl in 2:03.05, getting a fourth place from teammate Tanguy Nef and a sixth from James Ferri in support.

Colby’s Zane Fields, a Woodstock High grad, took the 20K free to sweep the men’s cross country events for the weekend, with Gavin McEwen and Luke Brown going 6-7 for Dartmouth. Foreste Peterson and Stephanie Currie were 2-3 in the women’s GS to complete the Big Green’s big weekend.

Dartmouth men’s alpine coach Peter Dodge was named the Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association’s alpine coach of the year upon conclusion of the carnival. Skiers from his roster won eight of 12 races this year, including five of the last six. Dodge is in his 29th year with the program.

Dartmouth now awaits the naming of its roster for the NCAA championship, which is set for March 6-9 in Steamboat Springs, Colo.

Track and Field

Women Third, Men Seventh at Heps

Hanover — Cha’Mia Rothwell became Dartmouth’s first repeat indoor Heptagonals long jump champion, and set a new program record in the process, on the opening day of the Ivy League championship meet at Leverone Field House.

A year after being the first Big Green woman to win the event, Rothwell leaped 20 feet, 7 inches, for a repeat victory. Rothwell broke her own record and beat the competion by more than a foot. Rothwell also claimed her 60-meter hurdles heat in a Ivy-record 6.28 seconds.

Sophomore Julia Valenti also made history by giving Dartmouth its first women’s pole vault win (13-3.5) since 2000. The combination of results left the Big Green third through the first day of the two-day meet.

Former Lebanon High track star Corinne Kennedy wasn’t as fortunate. The Cornell freshman finished 13th out of 18 runners in the women’s 500 dash, her time of 1:16.53 coming up a half-second off the mark to qualify for today’s final.

The Dartmouth men are seventh through one day. The Big Green’s points came from Ethan Ruh (shot put, sixth place) and Henry Raymond (3,000 meters, fourth).

Men’s scores (through four events): Princeton 48, Brown 18, Penn 18, Yale 16, Cornell 11, Harvard 7, Dartmouth 5, Columbia 1.

Women’s scores (through five events): Penn 32, Harvard 29, Dartmouth 28, Princeton 20, Cornell 19, Brown 12, Columbia 9, Yale 6.

Women’s Basketball

Penn 79, Dartmouth 50

Hanover — The Big Green’s hopes for a spot in next month’s conference tournament took another hit with a loss to the Quakers (9-3, 18-7) at Leede Arena.

Kate Letkewicz led Dartmouth (6-6, 14-11) with 16 points and senior Andi Norman added 11 in a game Penn led from the start.

Hartford and Yale both won on Saturday night, leaving the Big Green two games behind both for the final tournament spot with two games to play.

Dartmouth finished its home schedule with a 9-4 mark, its best at Leede since the 2008-09 season.

The Big Green closes its season at Columbia and Cornell next weekend.

Men’s Basketball

Princeton 64, Dartmouth 47

Princeton, n.j. — Amir Bell scored 17 points in his final home game and Myles Stephens added 16 as the Tigers (4-8, 12-15) dropped the Big Green (2-10, 6-19) at Jadwin Gym.

Brendan Barry had 12 points for Dartmouth, which was held to a season-low 26.8 percent shooting from the floor against a tight Princeton defense. The Big Green didn’t hit double digits for the night until two Barry 3-pointers in the final minute of the first half.

Dartmouth finishes its season at home next weekend against Columbia and Cornell.

Men’s Hockey

Brown 3, Dartmouth 0

Providence, r.i. — The Big Green (11-10-1, 13-14-2) saw a three-game winning streak come to an end in its regular-season finale.

Tommy Marchin and Charlie Corcoran scored even-strength goals in the second period for the Bears (7-14-1, 8-17-4). Max Gottlieb added a power-play goal in the third period, and goalie Luke Kania posted a 29-save shutout.

Adrian Clark stopped 24 shots for Dartmouth. The Big Green opens the ECAC tournament at home with a best-of-three first-round series against St. Lawrence starting on Friday night.

Men’s Lacrosse

Sacred Heart 17Dartmouth 11

Fairfield, Conn. — Freshman George Prince had a career day, scoring three times and setting up four more goals in the Big Green’s loss to the Pioneers.

Matt Paul and Ben Martin both had three points, while five other players had a point apiece for Dartmouth (1-2). Goalies Alex Burnley and George Christopher split duties evenly, combining on 11 saves.

Sacred Heart (3-1) scored the game’s first four goals and never trailed. The Pioneers built the lead to as high as seven goals before halftime, and the Big Green never got back within three.

The Big Green returns home on Saturday to host Wagner.


Georgia Tech 12, Dartmouth 9Georgia Tech 11, Dartmouth 5

Atlanta — The Yellowjackets jumped on Dartmouth pitching for six runs in the first two innings of the opener and 10 runs in the middle frames of the nightcap to post a sweep of the Big Green (0-3).

Senior Kyle Holbrook went 3-for-4 and drove in a run in game one for Dartmouth, which rallied from an early 6-2 deficit for a 9-7 lead in the fifth before Georgia Tech (5-2) responded. Nate Ostmo and Justin Fowler both homered for the visitors, and starting pitcher Michael Parsons took the loss.

The Big Green jumped to a 4-0 lead early in the second game before the Jackets’ bats erupted on three Dartmouth pitchers. Sean Sullivan was the only Dartmouth player with multiple hits, going 3-for-4 with an RBI.

The Big Green takes on Villanova, Northeastern and Georgetown at the Snowbird Classic in Port Charlotte, Fla., next weekend.


Texas State 3, Dartmouth 0FAU 8, Dartmouth 0

Boca Raton, Fla. — The Big Green (0-4) remained without a run through its third and fourth games at Florida Atlantic’s Strike Out Cancer tournament.

Texas State took the first game behind the three-hit pitching of McKenna Fryar and Randi Rupp. Taylor Ward accounted for two of Dartmouth’s safeties.

Tatum Buckley threw a mercy-ruled two-hitter for FAU in the second game.

Dartmouth closes the tournament against Illinois-Chicago today.