Dartmouth Roundup: Women’s lacrosse wins 1st Ivy match

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Published: 04-10-2023 10:09 PM

HANOVER — Buoyed by eight unanswered second-quarter goals, the Dartmouth College women’s lacrosse team picked up its first Ivy League win Saturday, cruising to a 16-9 victory over Brown at Scully-Fahey Field.

Sophomore midfielder Maja Desmond led the Big Green (3-7, 1-3 Ivy League) with four goals, while first-year attacker Catherine Erb and sophomore attacker Katina Christensen scored three apiece, raising their season totals to 22 and 20, respectively. Sophomore attacker Boo Dewitt added two goals and junior midfielder Rosie McCarthy and junior attacker Jenna Donohue each scored once.

Dartmouth trailed, 3-0, after the first quarter, but roared back with eight goals in the second without allowing a single one. Another dominant quarter in the third gave the Big Green a nine-goal lead.

Despite the lopsided final, Dartmouth only had a 25-24 edge in shots on goal as sophomore Gisele Todd made 15 saves. The Big Green won 18 draw controls to 12 for the Bears (5-6, 2-2).

Dartmouth travels to UMass-Lowell for a non-conference tilt on Tuesday, then it’s back to Ivy League play at last-place Columbia on Saturday.

MEN’S LACROSSE Yale 21, Dartmouth 11

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The Big Green (6-3, 1-2 Ivy League) gave up eight goals in each of the first two quarters, falling behind 16-5 at halftime in Saturday’s loss to the Bulldogs.

Sophomore midfielder Quinn Moore scored five goals, and sophomore attacker Colin McGill scored two to bring his team-high total to 24. Another sophomore midfielder, Brandon Ventarola, added two goals of his own, while senior attacker Tommy Rogan and sophomore attacker Nate Davis scored once each. First-year goalkeeper Sam Cooper made 15 saves.

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Yale (5-4, 1-3) put 36 shots on goal to Dartmouth’s 23 and had a 22-12 edge in face-off wins. The Big Green host Princeton on Saturday.

SOFTBALL Big Green open weekend with walk-off, but drop two of three to Harvard

HANOVER — After Dartmouth traded zeros with the Crimson for seven innings in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader, Harvard took the lead in the top of the eighth on a run-scoring groundout. But the Big Green rallied for two in the bottom half to win it 2-1, with the winning run coming across on senior Maria Angelino’s walk-off single past the diving third baseman.

Sophomore Rachel McCarroll kept the Crimson off the board for seven innings before faltering to begin the eighth, and junior Izzy Kam came on in relief and earned the win.

The rest of the weekend did not go as well for the hosts. Harvard scored seven runs in the first inning of Saturday’s second game, with first-year Stella Bale recording just one out. Junior catcher Mary Beth Cahalan responded quickly in the bottom of the first with a three-run home run, but Dartmouth’s offense was silenced after that in a 10-4 defeat. Kam allowed three earned runs while scattering nine hits over six and two-thirds innings of relief.

McCarroll was back in the circle Sunday but struggled this time as the Big Green dropped the rubber game, 6-2. Dartmouth was limited to two hits, scoring its only runs on a throwing error.

The Big Green (9-16, 4-5 Ivy League) are at Brown another three-game series this weekend.

MEN’S TENNIS Dartmouth splits with Brown and Yale

The Big Green picked up their first Ivy League win of the year on Friday, a 5-2 road victory over the Bears, but were shut out, 7-0 at home Sunday by the Bulldogs.

Dartmouth took the doubles point against Brown, with the No. 1 pairing of first-years Miles Groom and Waleed Qadir winning easily and the No. 3 tandem of first-year Henry Ren and sophomore Carlos Guerrero Alvarez winning in a tiebreak. All four of the Big Green’s singles victories came via a decisive third set, from Groom (No. 2), Ren (No. 3), Qadir (No. 5) and junior Logan Chang (No. 6).

Against Yale, Dartmouth pushed three singles matches — Ren at No. 2, Groom at No. 3 and Qadir at No. 5 — to a third set, but none could pull out a win. The Big Green (11-10, 1-2 Ivy League) remain home to take on Columbia on Saturday and Cornell on Sunday.

WOMEN’S TENNIS Dartmouth stymied by Brown and Yale

In Hanover on Friday, first-year Brooke Hess gave the Big Green their only team point of the weekend with a straight-set win at No. 6 singles against the Bears. Dartmouth lost that match, 4-1, despite seniors Chidimma Okpara (No. 1 singles) and Ashley Hess (No. 2 singles) taking their matches to three sets.

The Big Green then failed to win a set in Sunday’s road match against the Bulldogs. Dartmouth (4-11, 0-3 Ivy League) is at Columbia on Saturday, then makes the trip to Cornell on Sunday.