Women’s hockey ends with a win
|Published: 02-21-2023 9:51 AM
After a 6-1 loss at No. 2 Yale on Friday evening, the Dartmouth College women’s hockey team closed the season with a 2-1 road win over Brown on Saturday.
The Big Green (8-21, 4-18 ECAC Hockey) kept the Bulldogs scoreless for the first period before Yale exploded for three goals each in the second and third. Senior Georgia Kraus scored Dartmouth’s lone goal in the third period, assisted by freshman Vanessa Stamper and junior Jenna Donohue. Freshman goaltender Elle Sullivan made an impressive 38 saves.
Saturday’s game remained scoreless into the final stanza, when junior Tiffany Hill put Dartmouth in front on a power play with assists going to sophomore Laura Fuoco and freshman Izee Powell. The Bears evened things with a power-play goal of their own, but senior Sydney Herrington scored the eventual game-winner less than a minute later, assisted by junior Sophie Robinson. Thanks to a strong Big Green defensive effort, Sullivan had to make just 10 saves.
Dartmouth finished 11th in the 12-team league, failing to qualify for the ECAC Tournament.
HANOVER — Sophomore Braiden Dorfman’s first-period power-play goal gave Dartmouth an early lead against the Engineers on Friday night, but RPI scored three times in the third to hand the Big Green a 3-1 loss.
Freshman Cooper Flinton and sophomore Ian Pierce set up Dorfman’s goal. The Engineers’ game-tying score also came on a power play, and their final goal came on an empty net. The Big Green had a 31-15 edge in shots on goal, and freshman netminder Cooper Black made just 12 saves.
On Saturday against the Dutchmen, senior Mark Gallant’s unassisted goal early in the second period stood up as the game-winner in a 1-0 Dartmouth victory. Black made 25 saves to earn the shutout.
The Big Green head to Upstate New York to close the regular season, playing at Clarkson on Friday and St. Lawrence on Saturday.
The Big Green suffered a 95-83 loss in overtime at Cornell on Friday evening, then fell 71-65 the next night at last-place Columbia. Even one win would have put Dartmouth into a tie for the final conference tournament spot; now, the Big Green are on the outside looking in with two games remaining.
Sophomore guard Ryan Cornish and junior forward Dusan Neskovic scored 19 points apiece against the Big Red, and junior guard Jaren Johnson added 11 off the bench. Senior forward Dame Adelekun was one point shy of a double-double with nine points and 11 rebounds. Dartmouth was just 1-for-9 from the field in overtime after Adelekun’s game-tying dunk with 16 seconds left in regulation got the visitors to the extra session.
The Lions roared out to a double-digit lead in the first half Saturday before a Big Green surge early in the second half put them up by as many as eight. But Columbia clawed back and took the lead for good with under three minutes left. Adelekun led Dartmouth with 19 points, Neskovic added 12 and freshman forward Brandon Mitchell-Day chipped in with 11.
The Big Green (9-17, 5-7 Ivy League) are at surging Penn, which has won seven straight to pull into a three-way tie for first place with Yale and Princeton, on Saturday.
HANOVER — The Big Green were held to a combined 77 points in home losses to Cornell and Columbia and have now lost 17 straight games.
Dartmouth trailed the Big Red, 10-2, after the first quarter on Friday in a 53-40 loss. Sophomore guard Victoria Page led the Big Green with 13 points, and junior guard Mia Curtis added 11.
Page again led Dartmouth with 17 points in Saturday’s 80-37 loss to the Lions, and freshman forward Olivia Lawlor added 10. The Big Green turned the ball over 30 times.
Dartmouth (2-24, 0-12 Ivy League) hosts Penn for Senior Day on Saturday.
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. — Sophomore attacker Colin McGill’s goal with three-minutes left lifted the Big Green past the Warriors in their season opener. It was McGill’s fourth goal of the game.
Senior attacker Tommy Rogan scored twice, and Dartmouth got single goals from freshman midfielder Cameron Brown, junior attacker Henry Bonnie, sophomore midfielder Brandon Ventarola, junior attacker Nate Davis and freshman midfielder Emmett Paradine.
Merrimack had a 20-19 edge in shots on goal, but the Big Green won 17 face-offs to the Warriors’ nine. Dartmouth is at Holy Cross on Saturday.
HANOVER — The Big Green edged the in-state rival Wildcats to win their season opener behind three goals each from freshman attacker Samantha Bennett and sophomore attacker Katina Christensen. Freshman attacker Catherine Erb and sophomore attacker Boo Dewitt each scored twice, and junior midfielder Sophia Franco, sophomore midfielder Maja Desmond and senior midfielder Jev Ward had a goal apiece.
The game featured six lead changes and was tied on eight different occasions. UNH had a 22-21 edge in shots on goal, and the Big Green won 18 draw controls to the Wildcats’ 11.
Dartmouth is at UMass on Saturday.
PRINCETON, N.J. — Freshman Julianne Jones set a program record in the 400-yard individual medley to highlight Dartmouth’s performance at the Ivy League Championship meet. She also just missed another program record in the 200-yard breaststroke.
As a team, the Big Green finished nearly 300 points back of seventh-place Cornell. Host Princeton won the title, followed by Harvard in second and Yale in third.
PHILADELPHIA — The Big Green defeated Amherst, 6-3, in Friday’s quarterfinal, then posted a 7-2 win over Tufts in Saturday’s semifinal before falling, 9-0, to host Penn in Sunday’s final.
Against the Mammoths, senior Claire Aube (No. 1), junior Priya Verma (No. 5), sophomore Aubrey Lennon (No. 8) and freshman Callie Worth (No. 9) all won in straight sets. Junior Ellie Burke (No. 4) and sophomore Chelsea Cho (No. 7) each won in four.
Burke and Worth each won in straight sets against the Jumbos, with Aube, junior Emily Schuster (No. 2), Cho and Lennon winning three sets to one. Senior Neeya Patel (No. 6) outlasted her opponent in five sets.
Against the Quakers, Burke, Verma and Patel all pushed their matches to five sets, but none could pull out the victory. Senior Jesse Brownell (No. 3), Cho and Lennon all took one set.
HANOVER — The Big Green fell, 4-1, to No. 19 Columbia on Friday, then had a 4-3 loss to Yale on Saturday, but defeated Brown, 4-3, on Sunday.
Sophomore Alex Knox-Jones, at No. 6 singles, gave Dartmouth its only victory against the Lions, winning 6-4, 6-4. Freshman Miles Groom, at No. 2, pushed his match to a decisive third set.
The Big Green took the doubles point against the Bulldogs, with the No. 1 pairing of Groom and freshman Waleed Qadir winning in a tiebreak and the No. 3 team of sophomores Hikaru Takeda and Carlos Guerrero Alvarez also coming away victorious. Takeda, at No. 5 singles, and freshman Henry Ren, at No. 4, won their matches, but the result came down to Knox-Jones’ match at No. 6, and he could not pull it out in a third set.
Dartmouth again won the doubles point against the Bears, with the Hikaru/Guerrero Alvarez pairing winning 6-1 at No. 3 and Ren teaming with junior Logan Chang to win 6-3 at No. 2. Groom and Takeda won their singles matches in straight sets, and Chang clinched the victory at No. 6 by winning a third-set tiebreak.
The Big Green host Colgate and Boston University on Sunday.
HANCOCK, Mass./WOODFORD, Vt. — Both the men’s and women’s teams claimed first place in the Nordic classic events as Dartmouth came in second to Vermont on overall points.
Sophomore John Steel Hagenbuch won the men’s Nordic 10-kilometer freestyle race, and freshman Ava Thurston won the women’s Nordic 10K and took second in the 5K.
The Big Green head to Wilmington and Lake Placid, N.Y. this weekend for the EISA Championships, hosted by St. Lawrence.