Softball takes series vs. Lions

Staff Reports
Published: 4/25/2022 9:30:29 PM
Modified: 4/25/2022 9:29:04 PM

HANOVER — The Dartmouth College softball team’s winning streak may have come to an end at eight on Saturday, but with a series victory over visiting Columbia, the Big Green are still alive for a spot in the Ivy League Championship series.

Senior left-hander Brooke Plonka threw a two-hit shutout in Saturday’s first game, a 3-0 Dartmouth win, with sophomore catcher Mary Beth Cahalan driving in the game’s first run with an RBI double in the third inning. Freshman left fielder Alaana Panu added an insurance run in the sixth with a single and the third run came home on a throwing error.

The Big Green dropped the back-and-forth nightcap, 5-4. Freshman first baseman Leila Hennessy gave Dartmouth an early lead with a two-run single in the first, and after the Big Green went back in front in the fourth, Plonka relieved freshman pitcher Megan Hagge to try and close it out. But the Lions’ Maria Pagane hit a two-run home run in the sixth that ended up being the difference.

Sunday’s rubber match was all Dartmouth, with Plonka throwing a six-inning complete game as the Big Green won, 9-1, via the run rule. Panu, junior shortstop Kate Farren and junior third baseman Maria Angelino had two hits apiece, with Panu driving in the first two runs with a second-inning double.

Dartmouth (14-21, 8-4 Ivy League) remains in third place and travels to Penn for a makeup three-game series on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The Big Green will then be at Harvard for a massive three-game set over the weekend against the second-place Crimson. The top two teams in the standings advance to the championship series, with Princeton currently sitting in first.

BASEBALLDartmouth winsroad series with Cornell

ITHACA, N.Y. — The Big Green’s offense came to play this weekend against the Big Red, as Dartmouth lost Saturday’s series opener, 12-7, before coming back with 12-2 and 10-8 victories to claim the set.

A four-run sixth inning and a three-run ninth in the first game were not enough to overcome a rough outing from senior pitcher Nathan Skinner, who allowed 10 earned runs in six innings. But the Big Green pulled away late for what became a blowout in Saturday’s nightcap, as senior Kade Kretzschmar went 2-for-3 with a home run and junior Tyler Cox had three hits.

Senior left-hander Trystan Sarcone struck out 10 and walked none over eight innings of two-run ball.

The finale saw Dartmouth overcome a five-run deficit. The Big Green tied the game at seven with a five-run fifth, the key hit a three-run blast by junior Connor Bertsch.

Catching Columbia and Penn will be tough, but the Big Green (19-14, 10-5 Ivy League) are in third place entering a non-conference home game Tuesday against Holy Cross and a three-game series next weekend at Harvard.

WOMEN’S LACROSSEPenn 12, Dartmouth 4

HANOVER — The Big Green (3-10, 1-5 Ivy League) gave up the first eight goals of the game in Saturday’s loss to the Quakers.

Dartmouth’s leading scorer, junior Katie Elders, did not register a goal for just the second time all season. Senior Anna Griffith, freshman Katina Christensen, junior Jev Ward and senior Annika Begley each scored once.

The shots on goal favored Penn, 19-14, and each team won 10 draw controls.

MEN’S TENNIS Dartmouth falls to Yale, wins Senior Day match against Brown

Against the Bulldogs on Friday in New Haven, Conn., the Big Green (9-12, 1-6 Ivy League) won the doubles point, with the No. 1 pairing of juniors Dominik Pauli and Anders Gibbons and the No. 3 pairing of sophomore Logan Chang and freshman Carlos Guerrero Alvarez each emerging victorious. But Pauli, who came back from a set down, recorded the only singles win for Dartmouth.

The Big Green cruised past the Bears two days later to conclude the season. The Gibbons/Pauli tandem again won at No. 1 doubles, as did freshman Alex Knox-Jones and senior Pierce Widdecombe at No. 2.

In singles, Guerrero Alvarez, Widdecombe, Pauli, Gibbons and sophomore Logan Chang all earned points for winning their matches.

WOMEN’S TENNIS Big Green fall to Bulldogs, Bears to close season

Dartmouth (7-13, 1-6 Ivy League) was competitive in each of its last two matches, but fell short both times against Yale and Brown.

In Friday’s home finale against the Bulldogs, the Big Green took the doubles point, thanks to the No. 1 team of freshman Elizabeth Fahrmeier and sophomore Katie Weber, and the No. 3 team of junior Emily Zhou and sophomore Lexi Dewire. Dewire and junior Ashley Hess gave Dartmouth its only singles victories in a 4-3 defeat.

Against the Bears, the Big Green continued their doubles dominance, as Dewire and Zhou won again, as did Hess and junior Chidimma Okpara at No. 2. Only Fahrmeier, though, could win in singles, with a 6-4, 6-4 victory at the No. 4 position.

WOMEN’S GOLF Dartmouth finishes fourth at Ivy championships

RINGOES, N.J. — Sophomore Katherine Sung finished third on the individual leaderboard at 6-over par as the Big Green finished tied for fourth at the Ivy League Championships, even with Yale and ahead of only Penn. They were 10 strokes behind first-place Princeton.

Other Dartmouth finishers included sophomore Penelope Tir and junior Samantha Yao (T-16th, 13-over), senior Kristen Chen (19th, 14-over) and freshman Claire Xu (T-20th, 16-over).

MEN’S GOLF Big Green take fifth at Ivy League Championships

PURCHASE, N.Y. — Led by a top-five finish from graduate student Jason Liu, Dartmouth finished fifth at this year’s Ivy League Championships, 17 strokes back of first-place Yale and ahead of Penn and Cornell.

Liu finished tied for fourth at 8-over par, and was followed by senior Mark Turner (T-12th, 12-over), senior Charles Petrie (T-14th, 13-over), freshman Eli Kimche (25th, 21-over) and fifth-year James Turner (31st, 27-over).

It’s the end of the line for the Turner brothers, Liu and Petrie wearing the Dartmouth green.


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