College Roundup: Big Green Skiers Lead Season Opener

Friday, January 11, 2019

Lake Placid, n.y. — Dartmouth sophomore Drew Duffy made his collegiate debut in style by winning the men’s slalom at Whiteface Mountain and senior Alexa Dlouhy also stepped onto the podium in the women’s slalom to help the Big Green take the early lead at the season-opening St. Lawrence Carnival on Friday.

Dartmouth’s men and women both won team titles and tallied 246 points to take the first-day lead in the three-day carnival. New Hampshire sits in second with 193 points.

Racing in frigid conditions, FIS-veteran Duffy had the top run of the afternoon and won the men’s slalom in 1 minutes, 31.63 seconds. Another Dartmouth sophomore debutante, Jimmy Krupka soared from 18th to fourth overall (1:33.95) with his second run, and senior James Ferri took 11th to complete the Big Green’s scoring.

Dlouhy continued the consistent form on Friday that she showed en route to second-team All-American honors in each of her previous three Dartmouth seasons. The senior placed third overall in 1:35.74, with sophomore Claire Thomas (fourth; 1:36.34) and junior Stephanie Currier (fifth; 1:37.08) right behind.

Alpine events wrap up today with a giant slalom at Whiteface. Nordic skiers get their carnival season going with freestyle races today as well.

Men’s Hockey

Quinnipiac 5, Dartmouth 1

Hamden, Conn. — The sixth-ranked Bobcats (7-3-1, 16-4-1) spotted the opening goal to the Big Green before turning on the gas in a three-goal second period and avenging an earlier four-goal loss to Dartmouth (4-3-1, 5-8-2).

Second-stanza power-play goals from Chase Priskie and Peter DiLiberatore erased Dartmouth’s lone strike, a Daniel Warpecha score with 20 seconds left in the opening period. Ethan de Jong extended Quinnipiac’s lead with 18 seconds left in the second, and Alex Whalen and Craig Martin (on a power play) closed the hosts’ account.

“We have to be better if we want to win games against good teams like that,” Dartmouth coach Bob Gaudet said in a news release. “We played really good hockey for 35 minutes through the first two periods and were down, 3-1. We did a lot of good things, but we just couldn’t dig ourselves out of that hole.”

Brendan Demler and Kevan Kilistoff, playing in his 100th career game, had assists on Warpecha’s goal. Adrian Clark had 18 saves.

Women’s Hockey

Harvard 1, Dartmouth 0

Hanover — Lexie Laing’s unassisted goal 17 seconds into the third period made the difference as the Crimson (4-5-1, 5-8-2) spoiled the Big Green’s night at Thompson Arena.

Dartmouth continued its season of improved defense, holding Harvard to 25 shots on goal. But the Big Green continued to struggle at the other end of the ice, sustaining its fourth shutout of the season. Dartmouth has netted no more than a goal in 13 games this season, all of them losses.

Goalie Christine Honor made 24 saves for Dartmouth, and Tess Bracken finished with a nine of the Big Green’s 27 shots on goal. Dartmouth wraps up a five-game homestand against Cornell and Colgate next weekend.

Men’s/Women’s Swimming

BC Sweeps Dartmouth

Newton, Mass. — The host Eagles doubled up with teams wins over the Big Green, the women taking a 157.5-141.5 win over Dartmouth while the men prevailed by a 165-133 margin.

The Big Green women won eight events in their dual meet: Molly Brickman (1,000-yard freestyle), Zoe Wortzman (200 free), Mackenzie Stumpf (100 breaststroke, 100 individual medley), Summer Martin (100 free), Sarah Minnigh (500 free) and Maggie Pionzio (1- and 3-meter diving).

The men also won eight events in their showdown with BC, fronted by a three-event sweep from Connor LaMastra (200 free, 200 butterfly, 500 free). Diver Justin Sodokoff qualified for the NCAA zone meet with his win on the 3-meter board, scoring 351.22 points; Sodokoff also won the 1-meter competition.

Both Dartmouth teams head to Connecticut this afternoon.