BIG GREEN SPORTS NEWS
Men's Hoops in Ivy Showdown with Princeton, Penn
The Dartmouth men's basketball team picked out the perfect gift for Coach Dave Faucher's 50th birthday.
After a disappointing road trip to Penn and Princeton - when the Big Green was knocked from the ranks of the Ivy undefeateds - Dartmouth responded with victories over Cornell and Columbia.
The 66-61 win over the Lions fell on February 13, when Faucher was hitting the half-century mark, but at times, the eighth-year head coach must have felt a tad older than that.
"Those were both very hard-fought wins," said Faucher. "Both came right down to the wire. But this team continues to find a way - this is gritty group of guys. It's a young group of players, and they continue to improve their gamesmanship."
One week earlier, the Big Green walked into the Palestra 6-0 in the Ivy League, and played well - but Penn played better. Four Dartmouth players were in double figures and point guard Flinder Boyd (Los Angeles, Calif.) had nine assists, yet the Quakers took a 79-67 win.
"Dartmouth is a tough team and they played us extremely well," said Penn coach Fran Dunphy.
The following night, however, Dartmouth's relative youth (no seniors) and inexperience showed as Princeton took a 76-48 result.
That put Dartmouth squarely in front of a muzzle with an athletic Cornell team and a hard-nosed Columbia squad on tap.
Against the Big Red, Dartmouth trailed by 11 with 11 minutes to go. Sophomore Ian McGinnis (New York, N.Y.) gave Dartmouth a 57-55 lead with a layup at 1:31, and then the Big Green made seven free throws down the stretch - including three by McGinnis - for a 64-57 win.
The following night, the Big Green built a 10-point lead with 3:28 on the clock, only to have the Lions roar back for a 61-all tie with 58 seconds left.
But Dartmouth put the icing on the cake with the next five points, including a driving layup by Boyd, for a 66-61 victory.
Bruce Wood, who handles the Dartmouth athletics beat for The Valley News, summed it up best: "Some games are won with inspiration - these were won with perspiration."
Now, Dartmouth solidly holds third place in the Ivy League standings with an 8-2 mark, while Princeton and Penn - who come to Hanover for showdowns on February 19-20 - are 8-1.
This year's Dartmouth team starts one junior, two sophomore and two freshmen. The last Big Green squad to be 8-2 at this point in the season was in 1996-97 - with four senior starters.
"It will be a lot of fun," said McGinnis, "because these games really mean something in the league race. It should be a great atmosphere."
Faucher added, "When you consider where we are at 8-2 and where we were picked in preseason [seventh], nobody in their right mind would have predicted this. The expectations just keep going up. This coming weekend will be really special for the program, the school and the community."
In games played through February 13, McGinnis continues to lead the nation in rebounding, averaging 12.3. Junior Shaun Gee (Palmer, Neb.) leads Dartmouth in scoring with 18.3 per game, while sophomore Greg Buth (Edina, Minn.) is right behind with 16.7. Buth is also 11th in free throw percentage, connecting on 55-of-60 or 91.7 percent, and is 11th nationally on the ESPN web site.
Although he continues to play with a soft cast to protect a broken bone
in his wrist, Boyd has improved his scoring and is averaging 7.3 per game.
With 122 assists, the point guard is already eighth on Dartmouth's season
chart. (Kathy Slattery)
Red-Hot Women's Basketball Derailed by Columbia
Tempt the fates enough, and the fates are bound to come back and haunt you.
In January, Dartmouth defined its homestand with Ivy League doormats Columbia and Cornell by playing sluggishly in the first half before pulling out wins with solid second halves.
One month later, the Big Green traveled to Ithaca, fell behind by 10 early but managed to scrape by with a seven-point victory over the Big Red.
On February 13, though, disaster finally struck. Down seven at the half to Columbia, the Big Green looked like it would again pull off its own version of "Escape From New York," rallying to take a nine-point lead midway through the second stanza. However, instead of finishing off the Lions, Dartmouth allowed Columbia to crawl back and eventually gain the biggest upset of the Ivy League women's hoop season, 69-65.
How big an upset was it? Consider that going into the contest the Big Green had won 12 of 13 games and was tied for first place in the Ivies with Princeton at 7-1. Columbia, by contrast, was 4-16 overall and 1-8 in the Ivies.
"We really struggled this weekend," said head coach Chris Wielgus. "We made things hard for ourselves and it cost us."
The loss put a significant damper on what had been pretty heady times for the program. On the wings of its best run since the 1989-90 team won 20 games in a row, the Big Green found itself headed to New York in a two-team race with Princeton after defeating Pennsylvania (75-62) and the Tigers (69-61) before raucous Leede Arena crowds on February 5-6.
Spurred on by crowds that nearly filled the 2,100-seat arena - fans who, in turn, were sparked to fever pitch by the numerous alumnae back for a celebration weekend - Dartmouth's depth was on full display. Against Penn, 10 different Dartmouth players saw time and all of them scored at least four points. The next night against Princeton, four different players reached double figures to lead the victory.
"That Penn-Princeton weekend was a lot of fun," said Wielgus. "It was great having all the alums back, and they created an incredible atmosphere that got our players going. We did not want to let them down, and I'm pretty sure everyone went home happy that weekend."
There is plenty to be happy about. Junior guard Courtney Banghart (Amherst, N.H.) leads the nation in 3-pointers made per game, with a school single-season record of 74 through 21 contests for a 3.5 average.
"Courtney has had an awesome season," said Wielgus of her junior, who has earned Ivy League player of the week three times this season. "She is a competitor and will do everything in her power to keep her team from losing."
Sophomore Jackie Lippe (Mont Vernon, N.H.), who like Banghart attended Souhegan High School in the southern part of the state, has also been on a roll. Coming off the bench, she hit double figures in the scoring column seven straight times prior to the Cornell-Columbia trip.
Katie O'Connor (Chicago, Ill.) has also been playing well for the Big Green. Displaying a barrage of post moves, the senior center scored 10 points and added 12 points against Princeton. One week later, she had 13 points against Cornell and 14 against Columbia. Add in the typically solid play of seniors Erin Rewalt (Richmond, Mich.) and Nicci Rinaldi (Shillington, Pa.) and smiles are plentiful in the women's basketball office.
"We can't get down too much about the Columbia loss - what's done
is done," said Wielgus. "But we still control our destiny: if
we beat Princeton in our next game (February 19), we are tied again in the
Ivy League and we can go from there. If ever there was a time to take them
one at a time, it is now." (Mike Mahoney)
Men's Hockey Back in Playoff Hunt After Sweep
The bus carrying the Dartmouth College men's hockey team was not a fun place on February 6.
It was a bus full of people searching for answers. One week removed from dropping a 3-2 overtime decision to Vermont, the Big Green had played great hockey on the road against the ECAC's iron, Clarkson and St. Lawrence. The result? A 2-1 loss to the Golden Knights, followed by a wrenching 4-3 loss to the Saints in which the gamewinner came with just three seconds left in OT.
"If we play like this against everyone else, we're going to win some games," said assistant coach Jamie Rice, trying to raise spirits. A quick look around revealed a young team that wanted to believe him but was not quite sure.
They believe now.
As the saying goes, it is darkest before the dawn. And one week after that bus ride, the lights were bright in Thompson Arena as Dartmouth gained a sweep of the ECAC's other Empire State duo, Colgate (5-2) and Cornell (3-2).
The sweep was the Big Green's first in the conference since January of 1996 and propelled Dartmouth back into the ECAC playoff chase. With 11 points, Dartmouth is in 10th place and looking to move only forward.
"This was a big step for us," said head coach Bob Gaudet '81. "The atmosphere this weekend was exactly what I picture hockey to be at Thompson Arena. Four points put us right back into the thick of things. We needed that."
The February 12 win against Colgate was particularly satisfying, as it avenged a 6-1 loss to the Red Raiders at the beginning of the year. The five-goal outburst was Dartmouth's most since an 8-1 win over Air Force on December 27.
Several players turned up the offense against the Raiders. Curtis Wilgosh (Canora, Sask.) potted two pucks in the second period, while Jamie Herrington (Cornwall, Ont.) and Zach Hafer (Villanova, Pa.) got things started in the first period. Mike Maturo (Manchester, N.H.) punctuated the win with an empty-netter.
"This was a big win for us," said goaltender Eric Almon (Falmouth, Mass.), who turned aside 26 Colgate shots. "We've had a tough time getting a 'W.' We've been playing well but we've lost some tight games."
In fact, Dartmouth welcomed Cornell to Thompson the next night having lost five one-goal decisions in the last 10 games - making the 3-2 win over the Big Red that much sweeter.
In a prime example of how the Big Green's fortunes turned in the course of the week, Michael Byrne (Hingham, Mass.) led the charge with an assist on Ryan Chaytors' (Calgary, Alta.) goal in the second period and then scored the game-winning goal midway through the third. Byrne - who began the night with six points - had been scratched from the lineup the previous Saturday at St. Lawrence.
At the other end, Almon gave up goals in each of the first two periods but collected 13 of his 24 saves in the third stanza to gain the elusive one-goal victory.
"Eric was huge this weekend," said Gaudet. "He has been so focused and so sharp - he has the confidence that they're not going to beat him. He was the difference between winning and losing."
While things are suddenly looking up for the Big Green, Gaudet is cautious. And after seeing the reversal of fortunes from one week to the next, he is advising his players not to get too caught up, either.
"We haven't clinched anything yet, and of our six remaining games
four are on the road," he said. "We still have a long way to go,
but this weekend was a big boost for our program." (Mike Mahoney)
Women's Hockey Has Sights on Home Ice
The Dartmouth women's hockey team is peaking at just the right time.
The squad has lost only once in its last 10 games, posting a 7-1-2 record since the beginning of January that has catapulted the Big Green into the midst of the fight for home ice in the ECAC playoffs.
Prior to that stretch, Dartmouth was 5-5-2 and struggling to find the chemistry that would bring success. Since then, two crucial elements have contributed to the Big Green's recent improvement.
First, Dartmouth's power play has improved from dismal to lethal. In the first 15 games of the season, the Big Green scored on 8 of 58 attempts, or 8.62 percent.
In the last seven games, Dartmouth has converted on 12 of 28 opportunities, an impressive 42.9 percent success rate and a 34.3 percent change.
The Big Green has also scored a power play goal in each of the last seven games, had a perfect 3-for-3 day in a 7-1 win over Princeton on January 30 and was 3-for-5 against Cornell on January 24.
"When you have so many young kids and you are trying to teach them systems to start out with, you don't have as much time to focus on it," said Dartmouth head coach Judy Parish. "Now we have made it more of a priority in practice and it makes a huge difference."
Sophomore snipers Lauren Trottier (Shoreline, Wash.) and Jennifer Wiehn (Tolland, Conn.) lead the charge with six and five power play markers, respectively. Senior co-captain Kathleen O'Keefe (West Hartford, Conn.), sophomore Carrie Sekela (Mississauga, Ont.) and freshman Kim McCullough (Toronto, Ont.) each have two.
In addition to taking advantage of power play situations, the Big Green has made great strides in maintaining intensity from the first drop of the puck to the final buzzer.
Dartmouth has an 11-1-0 record in games where it scores the first goal. In addition, the Big Green is a perfect 9-0 when ahead after the first period of play. When opponents score first, Dartmouth's mark is 1-5-3.
Continuing on with the numerical rundown, the Big Green has outshot opponents, 811-466, this season and outscored them, 87-46. In fact, 11 of Dartmouth's last 12 wins have been by a margin of three goals or more, and the Big Green has only emerged victorious in one one-goal game.
Given Dartmouth's last five opponents of the regular season, however, that last statistic is one the Big Green may want to ignore.
After a match with Colby on February 20, the Big Green will face the five teams that currently sit above it in the ECAC standings. The first time this season that Dartmouth met Brown and New Hampshire, the games ended in ties, and the Big Green has already lost to Harvard, Northeastern and Providence.
Beyond that, Dartmouth scored only nine goals in six games against those teams, and none of the five schools allow opponents more than an average of two goals per game.
That is not a statistic that worries Parish, however.
"In this second half of the season, I think we've had a lot more confidence around the net," Parish said. "In the beginning, we feared that we couldn't score, and I think a lot of that has to do with the fact that others did much of the scoring last season. This year's group was burdened by the fact that now it was their responsibility. Now they've done it, they know they can do it, and they are sort of cocky and confident about it.
"We feel like we control our own destiny," Parish said. "If we win these games we have a good shot at home ice, which is a great motivator." (Sarah Hood)
Ski Team Second at Winter Carnival
Despite several strong individual performances, the Dartmouth ski team was the runner-up at its Carnival, Feb. 12-13. Vermont won the overall title with 688 points, squeaking past the Big Green by 10.
On Friday, the Big Green trio of Abi Holt (Sun Valley, Idaho), Kate Pearson (Fairbanks, Alaska), and Barb Jones (Stillwater, Minn.) commanded the Garipay Field course from beginning to end in winning the women's freestyle cross country relay.
At the Skiway, meanwhile, Jen Collins (Allegheny, N.Y.) carved up the course en route to second place in the women's giant slalom. In the men's giant slalom, freshman Brad Wall (Jindabyne East, Australia) was Dartmouth's top finisher, capturing fourth.
Racing conditions were perfect Saturday, and Andrew Pennock (Minnetonka, Minn.) was the top collegiate finisher in the men's slalom race. Prior to that, Pennock - a senior - had not finished a Dartmouth Winter Carnival slalom race.
"It was really exciting not only to finish, but to win in front of my family and friends," said Pennock, who added an 11th-place finish in Friday's giant slalom.
Junior Maciek Zwiejski (Quebec City, Que.) finished fifth among the collegiate racers while Wall was seventh. The Dartmouth women's team also posted a strong finish, as Collins led a 3-6 sweep.
At the Silver Fox Ski Center, the Dartmouth women's cross country team
put all six racers in the top 10 of the 10K classical. Holt, Jones and Jessica
Smith (Anchorage, Alaska) finished second, third and fourth. On the men's
side, Scott McArt (Honeoye Falls, N.Y.) added to his string of strong performances
with a fourth-place finish. Nils Arvold (Duluth, Minn.) was sixth. (Christian
Dartmouth Has Two Reps at Women's World Hockey Championship
Two former Dartmouth women's hockey players have been selected to play on the 1999 United States Women's National Team.
Amy Coelho '97 and Sarah Hood '98 are part of a 20-player roster that features 11 of last year's gold medal-winning Olympians and will compete in the 1999 International Ice Hockey Federation Women's World Championship, March 8-14 in Espoo and Vantaa, Finland.
Coelho will have plenty of international experience to draw on in the tournament. In December she played on the 1998 U.S. Women's Select Team that placed second at the 1998 Three Nations Cup, also in Finland.
Coelho also played on the 1996 Select Team in a three-game series with Sweden and was given a try-out for the Olympic Team in August of 1997.
It is Hood's first international competition.
The squad will gather in Lake Placid on February 21 for a seven-day training camp. At 7 p.m. on March 1, the U.S. squad will face Team Canada in the inaugural TSN Challenge, an exhibition game that will be played in Brampton, Ont., and televised from coast-to-coast on TSN in Canada.
On March 3, the U.S. team will depart for Helsinki, Finland and three days of practice prior to the start of the World Championships.
The tournament field is divided into two pools, and Team USA will play in Group A against Russia, Sweden and China in the preliminary round.
The nations of Canada, Germany, Switzerland and Finland make up Group B.
Semifinal games will be played on March 13, and the bronze and gold medal games are slated for March 14.
The World Championships have been held four times, and each time Canada has emerged victorious. Most recently the competition was held in Kitchner, Ont., from March 31-April 6, and doubled as a qualifier for the 1998 Olympics.
Both Hood and Coelho enjoyed stellar careers at Dartmouth prior to their selections to the National Team.
Coelho captained the Big Green squad her senior year en route to first team All-ECAC honors. She was the top scoring defenseman on the team and the fourth leading scorer but gained the most respect from opponents and teammates for her stability in front of the net and awareness of the ice.
Coelho was also honored as the team MVP, as a New England Hockey Writers All-Star and was twice tabbed as a first team All-Ivy pick.
Currently, Coelho plays for the Concordia Stingers in Montreal and helped lead the school to the inaugural Canadian University women's hockey championship in 1998.
Hood, meanwhile, graduated in fourth place on Dartmouth's all-scoring list with 147 points (73g, 74a). The two-time All-Ivy pick was one of three finalists last year for the first-ever Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, likened to the Hobey Baker Award and presented annually to the nation's top intercollegiate varsity women's hockey player.
Hood also won the ECAC's Sarah Devens Award for sportsmanship last season. The award is given by the ECAC coaches and named in memory of the member of Dartmouth's Class of 1996.
The former captain also gained All-America and All-ECAC status as a senior and was a New England Hockey Writers All-Star as she helped the team tie a school mark for wins in a season with a 20-9-1 record and win the Ivy League title.
1998-99 Winter Sports Digest (January 11 to February 14)
MEN'S BASKETBALL (12-10 Overall, 8-2 Ivy)
Results from Jan. 13-Feb. 13: vs. Harvard, W 69-67; vs. Denver, W 75-50, vs. Brown, W 70-46; vs. Yale, W 61-59; at Pennsylvania, L 79-67; at Princeton, L 76-48; vs. Cornell, W 64-57; vs. Columbia, W 66-61; Upcoming: Feb. 19 vs. Princeton (DirecTV); Feb. 20 vs. Penn; Feb. 26 at Yale; Feb. 27 at Brown.
Junior Shaun Gee (Palmer, Neb.) led Dartmouth with 27 points against Cornell. A layup with 14:27 to go in the game gave Gee the 1,000th point of his collegiate career. He's the 20th Big Green men's player to reach that milestone and only the fifth junior. Ian McGinnis (New York, N.Y.) continues to lead the nation in rebounding with 12.3 per game, but equally impressive is his passing. Recently, the sophomore had six assists vs. Yale and five vs. Columbia. In January, Charles Harris (Memphis, Tenn.) was named Ivy League rookie of the week twice - after Harvard on January 13 for 17 points, seven rebounds and four blocked shots - and again after Brown-Yale for a combined 30 points, seven rebounds and three blocked shots.
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL (14-7 Overall, 7-2 Ivy)
Results from Jan. 13-Feb. 13: vs. Harvard, L 65-63; vs. Vermont, W 83-69; at Brown, W 78-55; at Yale, W 56-47; vs. Pennsylvania, W 77-62; vs. Princeton, W 69-61; at Cornell, W 62-55; at Columbia, L, 69-65. Upcoming: Feb. 19 at Princeton; Feb. 20 at Pennsylvania; Feb. 26 vs. Yale; Feb. 27 vs. Brown; Mar. 2 at Harvard.
Junior Courtney Banghart (Amherst, N.H.), who leads the nation in 3-pointers made per game, is already the program's all-time leader with 159 treys. She's Dartmouth's leading scorer with 15.0 points per game through Feb. 13. Banghart has connected for double figures in 15 of the last 16 games. Senior Nicci Rinaldi (Shillington, Pa.) missed five games earlier this season with a dislocated shoulder, but the point guard returned to the lineup on January 30. She moved into 10th in career scoring last weekend and has 908 points through Feb. 13.
MEN'S HOCKEY (9-13-1 Overall, 5-10-1 ECAC)
Results from Jan. 15-Feb. 13: vs. St. Lawrence, L 4-3, vs. Clarkson, L 6-1; vs. Vermont, W 3-1; at Vermont, L 3-2 ot; at Clarkson, L 2-1; at St. Lawrence, L 4-3; vs. Colgate, W 5-2; vs. Cornell, W 3-2. Upcoming: Feb. 19 at Union; Feb. 20 at Rensselaer; Feb. 26 vs. Yale; Feb. 27 vs. Princeton; Mar. 5 at Brown; Mar. 6 at Harvard.
Junior Eric Almon (Falmouth, Mass.) backstopped Dartmouth to a pair of Winter Carnival victories over Colgate (5-2) and Cornell (3-2). With a combined 50 saves, including 26 against the Big Red, he was named ECAC/CCM player of the week. Senior Curtis Wilgosh (Canora, Sask.) potted his eighth and ninth goals against Colgate, including the gamewinner. Sophomore Michael Byrne (Hingham, Mass.) notched the gamewinner and an assist in the victory over Cornell. Dartmouth has two of the next six games televised by NESN (New England Sports Network) - at Rensselaer and home vs. Princeton.
WOMEN'S HOCKEY (12-6-4 Overall, 5-4-3 ECAC)
Results from Jan. 15-Feb. 6: at New Hampshire, T 3-3 ot; at Colby, W 7-0; at St. Lawrence, W 5-1; at Cornell, L 3-4; vs. Yale, W 5-2; vs. Princeton, W 7-1; at Maine, W 5-2; at Maine, W, 5-1; Upcoming: Feb. 20 vs. Colby; Feb. 21 vs. New Hampshire (WMUR-TV); Feb. 27 at Harvard; Feb. 28 at Northeastern; Mar. 6 vs. Brown (WMUR-TV); Mar. 7 vs. Providence.
Freshman Correne Bredin (Warberg, Alta.) was named ECAC/Louisville rookie of the week for a three-assist, one-goal game against Colby. Sophomore Jen Wiehn (Tolland, Conn.) had a strong showing at Maine, with a goal on the first night and two goals and an assist on the second. For the first time ever, Dartmouth women's hockey will be featured on television twice. WMUR-TV in Manchester is broadcasting both the UNH and Brown games live from Thompson Arena.
With a sixth-place finish, sophomore Kristin Luckenbill (Paoli, Pa.) was Dartmouth top women's finisher at the Macomber Cup giant slalom on Jan. 24. At the St. Lawrence/UNH Winter Carnival on Jan. 29-30, the mixed relay team of Abi Holt (Sun Valley, Idaho), Hans-Peder Hanson (Anchorage, Alaska), Barb Jones (Stillwater, Minn.) and Scott McArt (Honeoye Falls, N.Y.) was first. Freshman Marie-Helene Thibeault (Piedmont, Que.) won the Macomber Cup slalom at the Dartmouth Skiway on Jan. 17. Five Dartmouth skiers competed at the North American Junior championship in Quebec from Feb. 1-8 - Bradley Wall (Jindabyne East, Australia), GW Watts (Seattle, Wash.), Brian Nealon (Glens Falls, N.Y.), Eric Reinhardt (Crested Butte, Colo.) and Alison Keller (Malibu, Calif.).
MEN'S SQUASH (10-5 Overall, 3-3 Ivy)
Results from Jan. 13-Feb. 14: vs. Williams, W 5-4; vs. Denison at Yale, W 7-2; vs. Colby at Yale, W 9-0; vs. Yale, L 7-2; vs. Amherst, L 5-4; vs. Trinity, L 9-0; vs. Vassar, W 9-0; at Cornell, W 8-1; at Hobart, W 9-0; at Harvard, L 8-1; at Tufts, W 9-0; vs. Brown, W 8-1; vs. Franklin & Marshall, W 8-1; at Princeton, L 9-0; at Penn, W 9-0; Upcoming: Feb. 17 at MIT w/ Bowdoin; Feb. 26-28 at National Team Championship; Mar. 5-7 at National Individual Championship.
Junior Beau River (Chicago, Ill.) continues to play the top spot on the ladder for Dartmouth. At Harvard, he defeated Deepak Abraham in four games. Earlier this season at Cornell, freshman Hamed Anvari (Brooklyn, N.Y.) moved to the top spot for the weekend and defeated Rahul Roy, 3-2. Going into the weekend of Feb. 13-14, freshman James Judah (Ridgewood, N.J.) and freshman Bill Reisner (St. Louis, Mo.) both had 9-2 records.
WOMEN'S SQUASH (15-4 Overall, 3-4 Ivy)
Results from Jan. 13-Feb. 14: vs. Williams, W 9-0; vs. Amherst at Williams, W 8-1; vs. Colby at Williams, W 8-1; vs. Smith at Williams, W 8-1; vs. Yale at Williams, W 6-3; vs. Bowdoin, 8-1; vs. Middlebury, W 9-0; vs. Amherst, W 8-1; vs. Trinity, L 8-1; vs. Vassar, W, 9-0; vs. Yale, W 7-2; at Cornell, W 6-3; at Hobart, W 9-0; at Harvard, L 0-9; at Tufts, W 9-0; vs. Franklin & Marshall, W 9-0; vs. Brown, W 7-2; at Princeton, L 9-0; at Penn, L 9-0; Upcoming: Feb. 19-21 at Howe Cup; Mar. 5-7 at WISRA Championship.
Senior Jen Johnson (Wyndmoor, Pa.) had a pair of victories at No. 2 to lead Dartmouth to wins over Franklin & Marshall and Brown. The victory over Brown gave Dartmouth its 15th, tying the single-season win total that was set last year. Entering the Feb. 13-14 weekend, both Johnson and sophomore Lindsey Bishop (Bethlehem, N.H.) had each won 14 matches.
MEN'S SWIMMING & DIVING (1-10 Overall, 0-9 EISL)
Results from Jan. 15-Feb. 13: at Rhode Island Invitational, 3rd of 4; vs. Columbia, L 181-112; vs. Princeton, L 179-107; at Yale, L 151-86; vs. Penn at Yale, L 157-83; at Middlebury, L 124-119; vs. Army, L 192-106; vs. Cornell, L 154-76; vs. Harvard, L 165-71; Upcoming: Mar. 4-6 at EISL Championship.
Toby Hays (Littleton, Colo.) continued his outstanding senior season by winning both the one- and three-meter dives against Harvard and Cornell. Sophomore Ryan Utsumi (Fullerton, Calif.) set a pool records in the 500 and 1000 free at Middlebury.
WOMEN'S SWIMMING & DIVING (7-5 Overall, 2-5 Ivy)
Results Jan. 16-Feb. 13: at Columbia, L 117-176; vs. Princeton, L 166-126; vs. Vermont, W 142-87; at Yale, L 173-120; vs. Penn at Yale, W 183-115; at Middlebury, W 134-104; vs. Army, W 170-130; vs. Cornell, W 161-137; at Harvard, L 186-113; Upcoming: Feb. 25-27 at Ivy Championship.
Dartmouth's victory over Cornell gave the Big Green a winning season for the first time since 1994-95. Against the Big Red, sophomore Kristen Podolak (Littleton, Colo.) won three individual events and anchored the 200 medley relay to victory. Senior diver Courtney duBois (Dallas, Texas) broke her own school record in one-meter diving against Middlebury.
MEN'S TRACK & FIELD (0-0 Overall, 0-0 Ivy)
Results from Jan. 16-Feb. 13: Challenge Cup at Maine, 1st of 4; Challenge Cup at Boston, 4th of 7; Husky Invitational, 2nd of 9; Upcoming: Feb. 20-21 at Heps Championship; Feb. 26-27 at New England Championship; Mar. 6-7 at IC4A Championship.
Seven athletes ran IC4A qualifying times at the Valentine's Invitational on Feb. 13 - senior Scott Warden (West Chester, Pa.) in the 1,000; sophomore Parker Pruett (Birch Harbor, Maine) senior Garrett Jensen (Fullerton, Calif.) and freshman Jason Taylor (Palos Verdes, Calif.) in the mile; and junior Geoff Nickerson (East Derry, N.H.), junior Ryan Padilla (Loveland, Colo.) and senior Don Conrad (St. Louis, Mo.) in the 3,000. In a non-scoring meet on Feb. 6 at Leverone Field House, senior Greg Johnston (Kirkland, Que.) won the 55 meter dash and the long jump.
WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD (0-0 Overall, 0-0 Ivy)
Results from Jan. 15-Feb. 13: Challenge Cup at Maine, 2nd of 3; Challenge Cup at Brown, 5th of 6; at Husky Invitational 3rd of 10; Upcoming: Feb. 20-21 at Heps Championship; Feb. 27-28 at ECAC Championship.
Senior Anne Devlin (Wantagh, N.Y.) and freshman Lara Niell (Harvard, Mass.) qualified for the ECAC Championship after impressive finishes in the 3,000 meters at the Terrier Classic. At the Husky Invitational, junior Margie Van Orden (West Bath, Maine) won the mile. At the New England Challenge Cup, Susan Ashlock (Andover, Mass.), won the 3,000, Alison Cardlin (Ronkonkoma, N.Y.) won the shot and the distance medley posted a winning time of 12:10.26.