Local Roundup: Colby-Sawyer Women Get NCAA Assignment

Published: 11/8/2016 12:12:23 AM
Modified: 11/8/2016 12:12:24 AM

New London — The Colby-Sawyer College women’s soccer team has drawn nationally ranked Stevens Institute of Technology for a first-round opponent in the NCAA Division III national tournament.

The Chargers (10-8-1), winners of the North Atlantic Conference’s automatic tournament bid, will visit Stevens in Hoboken, N.J., on Saturday. The Ducks (18-1-0), winners of the Empire 8 Conference championship for the second straight season, are ranked seventh in the nation.

Colby-Sawyer is making the NCAA tourney for the fourth straight year but has yet to win a match. The Chargers have played well against nationally ranked foes in the NCAAs, however, with past 1-0 losses to No. 2 Montclair (N.J.) State in 2013 and No. 16 Amherst last year.

Senior Lizzie Jorgensen leads the Chargers with nine goals on the campaign, with classmate Rachel Quaye right behind with seven. Both women were recently honored with inclusion on the all-NAC first team. Senior Raba Nassif leads the Ducks with 22 goals and 12 assists this season.

College FootballOromolade Selected forIvy Defensive Award

Hanover — Dartmouth senior Folarin Orimolade received the Ivy League’s defensive player of the week award on Monday for his play in Saturday’s 17-13 win at Cornell.

The linebacker from Maryland had two sacks, both of which slowed the Big Red’s offense on the game’s first two drives. Both tackles forced Cornell into field goals after marching deep into Dartmouth territory. Orimolade topped that in the fourth quarter, causing a Cornell fumble that the Big Green eventually turned into a go-ahead touchdown.

Orimolade finished with a team-high six tackles. It’s the second time this season that the league has selected the linebacker for its weekly defensive award.

Men’s HockeyBig Green’s Opperman Draws Suspension

Albany, n.y. — ECAC Hockey on Monday suspended Dartmouth senior forward Grant Opperman for one game as supplemental discipline for an incident from Saturday’s 2-0 win over Colgate at Thompson Arena.

In a news release, the league said it issued the suspension after reviewing Saturday’s game. Referees Scott Wheeler and Jason Williams assessed a minor penalty to Opperman in the first period for interference at the same time Dartmouth’s Alex Jasiek was sent to the box for a hooking minor. The ECAC didn’t indicate why it felt extra discipline was required; Opperman completed the contest, drawing another minor in the second period and assisting on Carl Hesler’s empty-net goal in the third.

Opperman will be ineligible to play in Dartmouth’s visit to Quinnipiac on Friday.

Men’s SoccerDartmouth Sweeps Honors

Princeton, n.j. — Goalkeeper James Hickok and back Henry Baldwin earned Ivy League recognition on Monday, with Hickok sharing the league’s player of the week award and Baldwin earning the rookie of the week honor.

Hickok, who shared his award with Brown’s Will Cross, recorded a three-save shutout in a key 1-0 win at Cornell on Saturday that kept the Big Green at the top of the Ivy standings. Baldwin scored the goal, his first as a college athlete, by heading in Matt Greer’s 48th-minute corner kick.

The selections were career firsts for both athletes. The Big Green (4-1-1 league, 7-4-5 overall) can claim its third straight league championship with a win or draw against Brown at Whitey Burnham Field on Saturday evening.

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