Women’s lacrosse rally not enough to overcome Harvard

Staff Reports

Published: 04-05-2023 7:51 PM

HANOVER — A fourth-quarter rally was not enough Saturday for the Dartmouth College women’s lacrosse team, which fell 13-11 against Harvard at Scully-Fahey Field and dropped to 0-3 in Ivy League play.

First-year Catherine Erb’s 16th goal of the season gave the Big Green (2-7, 0-3) the lead within the first three minutes, but the Crimson scored the game’s next five goals to surge in front for good. Harvard extended its lead to 12-5 in the third before Dartmouth began its comeback, and the hole was ultimately too big to climb out of.

Erb finished with four goals on the day, bringing her season total to a team-high 19. Sophomores Katina Christensen and Boo Dewitt scored two goals apiece, giving them 17 and 13, respectively, for the season. The Big Green also got goals from sophomore Maja Desmond, first-year Samantha Bennett and junior Isabella Godsick.

Harvard (4-5, 1-2) had a 25-15 edge in shots on goal and a 16-10 edge in draw controls. Dartmouth will again seek its first Ivy win at home Saturday against Brown.

MEN’S LACROSSE No. 5 Cornell 22, Dartmouth 11

ITHACA, N.Y. — Coming off their first Ivy League win in eight years, the Big Green fell into an early 10-1 hole against the fifth-ranked Big Red and never fully recovered in Saturday’s loss at Schoellkopf Field. Cornell scored 10 goals in the first quarter alone.

Sophomore Collin McGill scored twice for Dartmouth (6-2, 1-1 Ivy League), giving him a team-best 22 goals on the season. Senior Tommy Rogan and junior Henry Bonnie had two goals apiece as well.

The Big Red (7-1, 3-0) had 33 shots on goal to the Big Green’s 22, and won 21 face-offs to Dartmouth’s 16. The Big Green are back in action Saturday at Yale.

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SOFTBALL Dartmouth swept at Columbia

NEW YORK — After coming from behind twice for walk-off wins against Penn, the Big Green got a taste of their own medicine against the Lions, who took both games of Friday’s doubleheader in extra innings and completed the sweep with a 3-1 win Saturday.

Sophomore Alaana Panu continued her strong start to Ivy League play with a third-inning RBI single to give Dartmouth (8-14, 3-3) the lead in Friday’s first game, which the Big Green held until the sixth. The 1-1 tie held up into the 10th, when sophomore Jenna Brown put Dartmouth back in front with an RBI single. But Jaden Hill led off the bottom of the 10th with a game-tying home run, and after a hit by pitch and two more singles, Columbia had pulled out a 3-2 victory.

Sophomore Rachel McCarroll threw 159 pitches in the hard-luck loss, failing to record an out in the 10th.

Maddy Rifenbrick was a one-woman wrecking crew for the Lions (10-14, 6-3) in Friday’s second game, driving in all six Columbia runs and going deep twice — a three-run homer in the second inning and a walk-off two run shot in the eighth. Junior Kelly Beaupre homered for the Big Green and senior Kate Farren drove in the game-tying run in the fifth with a sacrifice fly.

After first-year Stella Bale and junior Izzy Kam split Friday’s nightcap, McCarroll again got the ball Saturday, giving up three runs in five and two-thirds innings. Farren’s solo homer in the third made it a 1-1 game, but it would be Dartmouth’s only tally.

The Big Green host Harvard for three games this weekend.

BASEBALL Dartmouth drops three to Penn, falls in midweek game to UMass-Lowell

HANOVER — The Big Green’s losing streak reached 13 games as they allowed 36 runs in a three-game sweep at the hands of the Quakers on Sunday and Monday, then dropped a 6-1 decision Tuesday to the River Hawks.

Dartmouth (1-20, 0-6 Ivy League) trailed 9-0 entering the eighth inning in Sunday’s first game and rallied for six runs on doubles by junior Max Zajec, sophomore Jackson Hower and senior Peter O’Toole, but it was not enough in a 10-6 defeat. Senior starting pitcher Jack Metzger allowed nine runs (seven earned) in six innings.

The Big Green briefly led in the second game Sunday, scoring three runs in the fifth to go up 3-2. Penn came back with two in the sixth, three in the eighth and two more in the ninth, though, for a 9-4 win. Fifth-year Trystan Sarcone took the loss, giving up four earned runs in seven innings while striking out nine.

Monday’s series finale, which ended 17-3, was never close — the Quakers (13-10, 4-2) scored 13 runs in the first three innings, with first-year starter Eddie Albert not making it out of the second.

First-year Ivan Hoyt, also a member of the Dartmouth football team, started Tuesday against UMass-Lowell and allowed one run in his two innings of work as both teams made it a bullpen day. The Big Green’s only run came on a throwing error in the fourth.

Dartmouth hosts Harvard for a three-game series this weekend.

WOMEN’S TENNIS Havard 4, Dartmouth 1

BOSTON — Sophomore Ujvala Jupalli, at No. 5 singles, gave the Big Green only win Saturday against the Crimson. The No. 2 doubles team of junior Katie Weber and first-year Brooke Hess was also victorious, but it was not enough for the Big Green to take the opening point.

Dartmouth (4-9, 0-1 Ivy League) hosts Brown on Friday, then travels to Yale on Sunday.

MEN’S TENNIS No. 11 Harvard 6 Dartmouth 1

HANOVER — The Big Green’s only point Saturday came from sophomore Hikaru Takeda at No. 5 singles. Dartmouth (10-9, 0-1 Ivy League) is at Brown on Friday and welcomes in Yale on Sunday.