College Roundup: Brown Dashes Big Green’s Ivy Title Hopes

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Providence, r.i. — The Dartmouth College women’s lacrosse team had its chances to pull off a comeback against Brown on Saturday. The Big Green (11-4, 5-2 Ivy) also had a chance to win at least a share of the Ivy League title.

Neither, however, came to fruition as the Bears (9-6, 2-5 Ivy) shocked the visitors with a 17-13 win at Stevenson-Pincince Field, halting any hope of an on-field Ivy League coronation for Dartmouth.

Penn and Princeton both finished with 7-1 league records to share the Ivy crown.

Brown’s victory snapped Dartmouth’s four-game win streak, pulling the upset in its season finale. The Big Green will still be part of the Ivy League Tournament next weekend, with location and seeding to be determined.

Dartmouth sophomore Ellie Carson scored three times in the game, pushing her season total to 51 and becoming just the fourth Big Green player to reach the half-century mark in the last 15 seasons.

The Bears were led offensively by Rosa Mosenthal’s four goals and hat tricks by both Hafsa Moinuddin and Emma DeGennaro. Three other players all kicked in a pair of markers as Brown matched UMass’ 17 goals in the season opener as the most allowed by the Dartmouth defense this season.

Campbell Brewer and Sophia Turchetta each added a pair of scores for the visitors, while Kellen D’Alleva and Katie Bourque each netted one. Junior Kathryn Giroux picked up 12 draw controls to push her career total to 242. Freshman Claire Marshall added six.

Men’s Lacrosse

Brown 20, Dartmouth 6

Providence, r.i. — The Big Green lost its ninth consecutive game, concluded its third consecutive winless Ivy League season and extended its league losing streak to 23 consecutive contests. Ben Martin had two goals and George Prince and Liam O’Connell each had a goal and an assist for Dartmouth (2-11), which finished last in the Ivies for a sixth consecutive season.

Alex Burnley made 11 saves during the first 52 minutes before George Christopher, sidelined the previous five games by a broken thumb, relieved him in net and stopped one shot. Brown (6-8, 3-3) used the victory to qualify for the league’s four-team postseason tournament, an event that debuted in 2010 and for which Dartmouth has never qualified.

Brown outshot the visitors, 55-33, and won 18 of 29 faceoffs. The Big Green was winless in eight road games this season and has lost 20 consecutive contests away from Hanover.


Dartmouth 2, Brown 1Brown 5, Dartmouth 4

Hanover — Dustin Shirley crushed a solo home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Big Green (11-20-1, 7-6-1 Ivy) a walk-off victory in the opener, but Brown returned the favor to salvage a doubleheader split with a ninth-inning rally in the nightcap.

The Big Green had just allowed the tying run in the top of the ninth of game one before Shirley sent Brown starter Garett Delano’s 96th pitch into the protective netting for his third homer of the season. Dartmouth starter Cole O’Connor gave up five hits and a walk through seven innings.

In game two, Brown’s Sam Grigo singled home the go-ahead run in the ninth inning to give the Bears their 10th win of the season. Dartmouth starter Jack Fossand gave up seven hits, three runs and struck out five in 6⅓ innings.

Colby-Sawyer 9, Thomas 3Colby-Sawyer 7, Thomas 0Thomas 8, Colby-Sawyer 7 (8)

New London — The Chargers (6-23 overall, 4-14 conference) celebrated senior day with back-to-back wins, taking two out of three in conference play in a rare tripleheader.

Woodstock native Dougie Avellino led the way in game one, finishing 3-for-4 with three RBIs to pace Colby-Sawyer. Tim Unczur and Brendan Thurbur had two RBIs piece. Connor Henry went the distance, pitching all seven innings. He gave up one run and struck out four.

The Chargers’ Andrew Carbone led the way in game two, throwing six scoreless innings for his first win of the season. He gave up three hits and struck out three.

In game three, Thomas rode an early surge to an extra-inning victory. It scored five runs on four hits and two errors in the first inning.


Dartmouth 3, Yale 1Dartmouth 5, Yale 2

Hanover — The Big Green swept the Bulldogs to improve to 12-5 in Ivy League play (18-16 overall).

Breanna Ethridge allowed five hits and one walk in six innings for Dartmouth in game one, while Taylor Ward went 3-for-3 with an RBI in for Dartmouth.

Six players had one hit for the Big Green in game two, with Calista Almer (2), Micah Schroder and Schae Nelson knocking RBIs.

Heather Turner tossed a complete game, allowing eight hits while walking four and striking out four.

Men’s Tennis

Colby-Sawyer 5, Thomas 0

Rutland, Vt. — Colby-Sawyer won the North Atlantic Conference East Division men’s tennis title for the seventh consecutive year, defeating Thomas at the Mac-Sam Tennis Center.

Nick Mathieu, the MVP of the tournament, won his singles match in straight sets at No. 2 singles (6-1, 6-0). He also, along with Gustav Jigrup at No. 1 doubles, won, 8-4. Matt Burke, also named to the All-Tournament team, won a straight-seven victory at No. 4 singles, 6-4, 6-1, and joined Cam Lynch with a win at No. 3 doubles, 8-6.

Colby-Sawyer (8-10) will go on to represent the NAC East in the 2018 Crossover Championship with the West on May 6 at the Tri-City Tennis Club in Latham, N.Y. The winner of that contest will earn a spot into the NCAA Division III Men’s Tennis Tournament.

Track and Field

Dartmouth Men, Women Place Fifth at UMass

Amherst, Mass. — Lloyd May, Shawn Ohazuruike, Simpson Tanner and Lily Lockhart were all individual winners in their respective events at a pre-conference meet at the UMass Track and Field Complex, helping both Dartmouth’s men and women take fifth overall.

On the men’s side, May posted a win at the 200 with a time of 22.13 seconds. Ohazuruike won the 110 hurdles in 14.50 and Tanner won the 800 in 1:54.53. William Phinney took third (1:54.83) and Michael Thurston placed fourth (1:55.38) in the 800. May, Max Frye, Matthieu Freeman and Donovan Spearman ran a 41.73 in the 4x100 relay for second place.

Lily Lockhart was the women’s lone individual winner, taking the top spot in the discus with a 44.39 meter throw — eight feet better than the second-place thrower. Alexa Jennings, Anna DiMarcello, Eliza Dekker and Abigail Brazil won the 4x400 relay in 3:58.87. Dekker (2:13.14) and Jennings (2:13.34) were second and third, respectively, in the 800.


Cornell Bests Big Green

Hanover — Saturday’s racing of the 59th Annual Baggaley Bowl between No. 11 Dartmouth and No. 3 Cornell ended with a full sweep of the events from the road team, securing the cup for the seventh consecutive year.

Dartmouth Women Keep Cup

Hanover — Dartmouth retained the Parents’ Cup with a win over Cornell in the first varsity eight on the Connecticut River.

Coxed by Katie Erdos and stroked by Sabrina Bohrer, the Green crew finished with a time of 5:49.7, leaving a two-second gap between them and Cornell (5:51.8) to claim their second consecutive cup.

Dartmouth now leads the series, 11-10. The Big Green’s second varsity also won.

Dartmouth Falls To Syracuse in Packard Cup

Hanover— The No. 8 Dartmouth heavyweights fell to No. 12 Syracuse in the 60th Annual Packard Cup. The Big Green was able to take wins in the second varsity and the varsity four events, but the Orange took the win by a close margin in the varsity eight to earn the cup victory.

In the varsity four event, the home team raced two boats, both of which finished ahead of Syracuse. The varsity four A was coxed by Kevin He as he helped lead his team to victory (5:56.5), while the varsity four B came in second (6:02.0).