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Women’s basketball falls short to Catamounts

Staff Reports
Published: 12/5/2022 9:36:43 PM
Modified: 12/5/2022 9:36:46 PM

The Dartmouth College women’s basketball team was oh-so-close to an upset win over nearby rival Vermont on Thursday evening before the Catamounts’ Catherine Gilwee hit a 3-pointer with one second remaining to hand the Big Green a 67-66 loss. Dartmouth then fell, 75-67, at Siena on Saturday.

Against Vermont, the Big Green (1-6) led by two at halftime and as many as seven in the third quarter.

Sophomore guard Victoria Page had a game-high 23 points and was 5-for-7 from deep. Junior guard and Vermont native Mekkena Boyd added 13 points and sophomore forward Grace Niekelski chipped in with 11.

Two days later in Loudonville, N.Y., Dartmouth trailed by 14 at the break, closed within one in the fourth quarter but could not complete the comeback. Page again led the Big Green with 15 points, as did junior guard Mia Curtis. Boyd had 13 and Niekelski 11. Dartmouth was just 14-for-26 from the free throw line.

The Big Green host Albany, an NCAA Tournament team last year, on Tuesday, then travel to West Long Branch, N.J. to play Monmouth on Saturday.

MEN’S HOCKEY Trip to Colgate, Cornell goes poorly for Dartmouth

The Big Green’s losing streak hit six games with losses to the Raiders on Friday and the Big Red on Saturday.

Dartmouth (1-8-1, 1-5-1 ECAC Hockey) trailed by three after the first period in a 5-1 defeat against Colgate. Sophomore John Fusco scored his first goal of the season five minutes into the second, assisted by sophomore Matt Hubbarde and senior Jack Cameron. But the Raiders added on late in the second period and scored again in the third. Freshman goaltender Cooper Black made 17 saves.

The following evening, a Cornell goal less than three minutes into the game was the difference in a 1-0 Big Green loss. Black had a solid night after that, with 26 saves.

Dartmouth has a pair of non-conference contests this week, hosting UMass-Lowell on Friday and making the short trip to Vermont on Sunday.

WOMEN’S HOCKEY Big Green lose to Clarkson, St. Lawrence

Dartmouth fell at St. Lawrence, 4-2, on Friday evening, then suffered a 5-0 loss at Clarkson on Saturday.

The Big Green (3-10-0, 1-8-0 ECAC Hockey) were down 2-0 after a period against the Saints, then halved the deficit in the second on junior Jenna Donohue’s goal, assisted by sophomore Carlie Primomo and senior Georgia Kraus.

But St. Lawrence added two more in the third, more than enough to overcome senior Celine Pietraszek’s late tally. Sophomore Caroline Appleyard had the assist on that one. Sophomore goaltender Maggie Emerson made 29 saves.

Three of the five goals Dartmouth surrendered to the Golden Knights came on special teams, two with Clarkson on the power play and one shorthanded. The Big Green were out-shot, 53-14. Emerson made 30 saves and allowed all five goals, and freshman Elle Sullivan relieved her in the third period and made 18 saves without letting a shot get past her.

Dartmouth will play a home-and-home with Merrimack this week, with the Big Green traveling to North Andover, Mass. on Wednesday night and hosting the Warriors on Saturday.

SWIMMING AND DIVING Miami Invitational

OXFORD, Ohio — Both the men’s and women’s teams finished fifth at the three-day Miami Invitational this weekend. Top performances from the women included freshman Julianne Jones taking second in the 200-yard individual medley, while grad student Joe Moll led the men with a second-place finish in the 200-yard backstroke.

Dartmouth will compete in the CSCAA Open Water Championship in Biscayne Bay, Fla. on Dec. 18.

TRACK AND FIELD Ivy/HBCU Invite starts season

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The Big Green men finished in second place at the Ivy/HBCU Invite, behind Delaware State and ahead of Harvard and Howard. The women took third, behind the Crimson and Bison and ahead of the Hornets.

On the men’s side, freshman Max Klein won the shot put with a throw of 16.96 meters. Sophomore DJ Matusz took first in the 600-meter run in 1:19.90, and fifth-year Isaac Weber won the 1000 with a time of 2:30.91.

For the women, sophomore Maeve Conneely was victorious in the high jump, clearing 1.60 meters.

Dartmouth hosts an invitational this weekend at Leverone Fieldhouse.


A weekend split

Both Dartmouth teams fell to the Cavaliers on Saturday in Hanover but triumphed over the Jumbos on Sunday in Medford, Mass.

Freshman Felix Feldman, at the No. 8 position, secured the only win for the men’s team (2-2, 0-1 Ivy League) in an 8-1 loss to Virginia. He defeated his opponent in five sets. Sophomore Auggie Bhavsar took his opponent to a fifth set at No. 7 but could not pull out the victory.

Five of the Big Green’s six wins against Tufts came in straight sets, from fifth-year Jack Bell at No. 1, senior Chris Zachary at No. 4, senior Lucan White at No. 6, Bhavsar at No. 7 and junior David Rubin at No. 9. Sophomore Mac Aube, at the No. 2 slot, won his match in four sets.

The women (1-2, 0-1) were slightly more successful against Virginia, falling 7-2 with victories by junior Priya Verma at No. 5 and freshman Callie Worth at No. 8, both in four sets.

They flipped that score against Tufts as senior Claire Aube (3-0 at No. 1), junior Emily Schuster (3-1 at No. 2), senior Neeya Patel (3-2 at No. 4), Verma (3-0 at No. 5), sophomore Aubrey Lennon (3-0 at No. 7), Worth (3-1 at No. 8) and freshman Devon Glaser (3-0 at No. 9).

Both squads are off for more than a month, coming back for a trip to Maine in early January. Dartmouth will be at Bowdoin on Jan. 6 and Colby on Jan. 7.

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