College Roundup: Big Green Sweeps XC Meet for Late Coach

Published: 9/10/2017 12:32:05 AM
Modified: 9/10/2017 12:32:06 AM

Hanover — The Dartmouth College men’s and women’s cross country teams won their season-opening home meet on Saturday, renamed the Maribel Sanchez Souther Invitational in honor of the decorated runner and former Dartmouth cross country and track coach who died of cancer last winter.

In all, the top 19 runners in the final results were members of the home team.

Leading the way was junior Olivia Lantz, winning the individual title in 21 minutes, 33.15 seconds, with freshman Ella Ketchum close behind in second with a 21:38.56 to her credit.

The win was the fourth straight team title at the home meet for the Big Green. UMass Lowell was second with 50 points.

Dartmouth’s men also posted a perfect score of 15. Leading the way was senior Pat Gregory, crossing in 24:56.82. Making his collegiate debut, freshman Patrick O’Brien was second in 25:10.89.

Dartmouth returns to action on Sept. 22 at Boston College.

Field Hockey

Dartmouth 4, Rider 3

Hanover — The Big Green used goals from four different players to pick up the win in its home opener at Chase AstroTurf Field.

Junior Evie Bird and sophomore Carmen Braceras each scored in the opening half, while fellow sophomore Jocelyn Wulf and freshman Tatum Schultz notched one apiece in the second. The Schultz marker proved to be crucial as the visiting Broncs (2-3) scored three times in the final frame.

Dartmouth goalkeeper Hailey Valerio totaled seven saves.

The Big Green hosts Bryant this afternoon.

Colby-Sawyer 9, Bay Path 0

Chicopee, Mass. — Seven different Chargers scored as Colby-Sawyer improved to 2-1.

Junior Emily Hichborn notched her first collegiate goal and added a second later in the game to lead the Chargers with two scores, along with sophomore Alie Jone.

Colby-Sawyer held a 42-1 advantage in shots and a 10-1 edge in penalty corners.

The Chargers play road games this week at Fitchburg State and Becker.

Men’s Soccer

Dartmouth 1, Hartford 0 (ot)

Hartford, Conn. — Freshman Matt Ranieri scored his first collegiate goal 49 seconds into the extra session to give the Big Green (1-2-0) its first win of the season.

Juniors Justin Donawa and Eduvie Ikoba earned assists on the strike, scored when Ranieri drilled a header home. The Big Green owned a 15-5 edge in shots, controlling long stretches of the match.

Freshman netminder Christopher Palacios posted his first shutout, making just one save. Dartmouth hosts UMass on Tuesday night.

Women’s Soccer

Colby-Sawyer 3Keene St. 2 (2 ot)

New London — Junior Hannah Fields scored 1:06 into the second overtime to lift Colby-Sawyer over the Owls in nonconference action.

Colby-Sawyer sophomore goalie Sam Mitchell had seven saves for her second victory of the season.

The Chargers improve to 2-1 and will open North Atlantic Conference play next Saturday at Maine Maritime.

Women’s Rugby

Dartmouth 22, Quinnipiac 17

Hanover — In front of a sizable crowd at Brophy Field, the Big Green (1-0) took down the two-time defending national champion in their season opener.

Dartmouth had a great first half, scoring three tries while holding Quinnipiac scoreless. Frankie Sands got the first two scores to give the home team a 10-0 lead, while Lilly Durbin added another in the 34th minute to enter the intermission with a 15-0 edge.

In the 47th minute, the Bobcats made it 15-7 with their first try and conversion of the afternoon. Minutes after Quinnipiac’s score, Idia Ihensehkien got her first try of the season and, with a Kat Ramage conversion, the Big Green led, 22-7.

Dartmouth hosts Army in its next match on Sept. 23.

Women’s Tennis

Colby-Sawyer 9, MCLA 0

North Adams, Mass. — The Chargers (3-0) opened North Atlantic Conference play with a decisive win at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.

Colby-Sawyer breezed through doubles action, the tandems of Ashley Woodside-Yashu Yang and Aislinn O’Connor-Evelyn Miller each winning 8-0. Alexa Conlin and Michelle Lopes combined for a victory at No. 3.

Colby-Sawyer visits Johnson State College on Tuesday.

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