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Dartmouth roundup: Women’s volleyball dumps Harvard in Ivy lidlifter

  • Blain

  • Wiczek

Staff Reports
Published: 9/27/2022 9:15:04 PM
Modified: 9/27/2022 9:15:05 PM

CAM — The Dartmouth College women’s volleyball team enjoyed a successful Ivy League opener, taking down archrival Harvard on the road in four sets on Saturday.

The Big Green opened a 2-0 lead, withstood a third-set defeat and pulled away for a 25-20, 25-16, 20-25, 25-19 win.

Junior Ellie Blain led the Big Green with 14 kills, senior Grace Wiczek added 12 and freshman Ava Roberts chipped in with eight. The two setters split the assists nearly evenly — junior Karen Murphy had 22 and senior Mackenzie Arent 21. Sophomore Emma Engstrom led the way with 21 digs.

“The team played together the entire time and this is great momentum to start conference play,” Blain said. “We relied on each other, stuck together and were able to have a tough, but fun fourth set.”

Dartmouth (9-2, 1-0 Ivy League) hosts Princeton on Friday and Penn on Sunday, with the match against the Quakers to be televised on ESPNU.

WOMEN’S RUGBY Dartmouth 41, Quinnipiac 10

HANOVER — The defending national champion Big Green improved to 2-0 with a balanced offensive attack to beat the Bobcats at Brophy Field.

Six Big Green players found the try zone, with fifth-year Sophie Ragg scoring twice. Seniors Kristin Bitter and Lauren Ferridge, juniors Nyah Cordero and Nicole Ihensekhien and fifth-year Sophia Haley all had a try as well.

“I’m very proud of our squad today; we really played to our individual and collective strengths,” head coach Katie Dowty said. “Today we saw glimmers of our full potential this season, and it left us very excited for the weeks ahead. We were especially pleased with the standard and energy our players played with off the bench.”

Dartmouth hosts Army West Point on Saturday in a rematch of last year’s NIRA final.

MEN’S SOCCER Dartmouth 6, Stonehill 0

HANOVER — Senior forward David Alino scored four goals, including three in a roughly five-minute span early in the second half, to lead the Big Green over the Skyhawks.

Freshman forward Fallou Ndiaye and senior forward George Altirs also scored, and Dartmouth got assists from freshman midfielder Oscar Magnusson, sophomore midfielder Kristian Feed, sophomore defender Louis Weisdorf and senior midfielder Pedro Campos.

“I think it definitely lifted the team up,” Alino said. “Especially since we were only up by one and playing so well, we knew we needed to get more goals. Scoring four was not something that I planned on doing. But I’m just so thankful, mainly to the team, to boost our confidence.”

The Big Green (2-2-1) open Ivy League play at home Saturday against Princeton.

WOMEN’S SOCCER Brown 4, Dartmouth 1

HANOVER — A late goal by sophomore Danielle Burke was not nearly enough to save the Big Green in their Ivy League opener against the Bears. Sophomore Ella Russ had the assist.

“Through the first 45 minutes we were doing a lot of things that we wanted to do in the game, and I thought the team was effective at times,” head coach Ron Rainey said. “It’s tough when you give up an early goal at the start of the second half.”

Senior goalkeeper Charlotte Cyr made four saves for Dartmouth (5-3-1, 0-1-0 Ivy League), which is at Princeton on Saturday.

FIELD HOCKEY Big Green fall to Cornell and Syracuse

Dartmouth dropped its Ivy League opener, 3-1, to the Big Red on Friday, then suffered a 6-0 drubbing Sunday to the No. 11 Orange.

“Obviously as a group, we’re disappointed with the results,” head coach Mark Egner said. “Coming into this weekend, we had high hopes and optimism, and I don’t think our energy or performance matched those hopes. We were a little disappointed. Postgame, we shared some honest reflections with each other and laid some groundwork to move forward. Now, we need to commit to doing the work.”

Senior midfielder Meg Barnes saved the Big Green from the shutout against Cornell in the final minute, her second goal of the season.

Dartmouth (3-5-0, 0-1-0 Ivy League) hosts Brown on Saturday and is at New Hampshire on Sunday.

CROSS COUNTRY Dartmouth men second, women third at Beantown

BOSTON — Both Big Green squads had impressive showings at the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown, hosted by Boston College.

The men’s team was led by sophomore Will Daley’s seventh-place finish, and junior Jake Winslow was 10th. Junior Corinne Robitaille finished eighth in the women’s race.

Dartmouth is back in action Friday at the Paul Short Invitational in Bethlehem, Pa.

MEN’S GOLF Big Green third, fourth in home invitational

ENFIELD — Led by a second-place finish from sophomore Eli Kimche, Dartmouth’s two squads finished third and fourth out of nine teams in the Dartmouth Invitational at Montcalm Golf Club.

Kimche finished three strokes under par for the two-day tournament. Freshman Aaron Zhang was tied for ninth at 2 over, and junior Alex Gu and fifth-year Mark Turner tied for 11th at plus-4. Fifth-year Charles Petrie and senior Eli Thrasher were each at plus-5.

“It was a really good event for us,” head coach Rich Parker said. “I am happy for some of our kids who got to play in their first college event. Aaron Zhang played very well and is only going to get better, and Eli Kimche is gaining confidence with every round. I’m proud of all of our guys for representing the college in such a positive way.”

The Big Green will compete at The Autumn Invite in Lake Placid, N.Y., this weekend.

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