BIG GREEN SPORTS NEWS
Upstart Men's Basketball Team Finishes Third in Ivy League Race
The final regular season game was played Saturday, February 27. The awards and honors were handed out at the February 28 banquet.
So after a grueling campaign that began with preseason practice in mid-October; featured a matchup with North Carolina in December; stretched through six straight rugged road games during the holidays; and concluded with the intense Ivy League season, Sunday night was a good time for Dave Faucher to go home, put up his feet and relax.
Instead, the eighth-year coach was sitting at his Alumni Gym desk, watching videotape and taking notes.
"I can't wait to get started on next year," he said, almost apologetically.
Who can blame him? Picked to finish seventh in the preseason media polls, Faucher's young Big Green went 10-4 in the Ivy League, good for third place and the title of "Best of the Rest." As expected, Penn and Princeton finished 1-2, but Dartmouth defeated every single other Ivy team, both home and away.
The icing on the cake came February 26-27. After losing a pair of tough games to the Tigers (65-51) and Quakers (82-49) at home the previous week, Dartmouth went on the road and finished up with two wins, 80-65 at Yale and 70-67 at Brown.
That enabled the Big Green to close with a strong 10-4 stretch, upping the overall record to 14-12. And in four of the last five years, Dartmouth has been third or higher in the Ancient Eight.
"I've never been associated with a team that has improved as much as this group did," said Faucher. "We faced some adversity early in the year, and I'm so proud of the way these players accepted the challenge. Yet we still have a lot of work left to do."
After working without a senior this year (and a starting lineup featuring one junior, two sophomores and two freshmen), Faucher will have a battle-tested team for 1999-2000, beginning with Shaun Gee (Palmer, Neb.).
The junior was voted first team All-Ivy and Dartmouth's MVP - both for the second consecutive year. He led the Big Green in scoring with 17.4 per game and improved his rebounding by almost two boards per game to 6.5.
Sophomore sharpshooter Greg Buth (Edina, Minn.) was a second team All-Ivy selection after averaging 16.5 ppg. He tied the single game 3-point basket record of seven on three different occasions and took home the Doggie Julian Award for spirit and enthusiasm.
Another sophomore - Ian McGinnis (New York, N.Y.) became just the third Dartmouth player to win a national statistical category, averaging 12.2 rebounds per game. Presented the John DiIorio Award for hustle, drive and determination, McGinnis is the first Big Green player to average double figures in rebounding in 38 years.
The freshmen made their mark, too. Flinder Boyd (Los Angeles, Calif.) contributed 151 assists from his point guard position, the most ever in a season by a first-year player and the fifth best for the Big Green. And Charles Harris (Memphis, Tenn.) grew into his role as a starter and punctuated it with a career-high 23 points at Yale.
"It is gratifying to finish so much better than we were rated,"
said Faucher. "But by being successful, the level of expectation for
next year has been raised. We can meet the next level if everyone - coaches
and players alike - continues to improve." (Kathy Slattery)
Clock Strikes Midnight for Cinderella Women's Basketball
By Mike Mahoney '92
After an 84-70 loss to the Scarlet Knights in the NCAA Tournament's first round, Nicci Rinaldi was sitting in the postgame press conference at Rutgers' Louis Brown Athletic Center. She was philosophical for the media throng.
"We made one hell of a run," Rinaldi (Shillington, Pa.) said. "It has been a great ride. Being here is the icing on the cake."
For those involved, it was indeed a stretch that will not soon be forgotten. On March 3, the Big Green players were quietly sitting in their respective rooms praying for a miracle. By March 13, they were riding a bus back from Piscataway, N.J., trying to put into words all that had transpired during the previous 10 days.
In truth, the end of the ride proved to be, in many ways, the most forgettable part. While the final score indicates that the Big Green gave Rutgers a bit of a scare, the fact is the Scarlet Knights were in control from the outset. The region's third seed was simply bigger, faster and stronger than Dartmouth, and it showed from the opening tap when Rutgers ran off the game's first 12 points en route to 28-point bulges during both halves.
"We were disappointed with the way we came out," said head coach Chris Wielgus. "We sort of dug ourselves into a hole. I know that our players are disappointed in their performance because they are capable of playing better."
Despite the loss, the mood at a postgame function was definitely celebratory - and with good reason. While the end certainly came in abrupt fashion, the journey as a whole was summed up in one word by senior Gyvonne Pinkston (Washington, Ga.) - "Amazing."
Dartmouth entered the final weekend of Ivy League play a game behind Princeton in the standings. Needing three wins in five days, the Big Green got off on the right foot by closing out the home portion of the schedule with rousing victories against Yale (73-52) and Brown (87-66). Dartmouth then kept itself within striking distance on March 2 by dispatching Harvard, 73-68, in Cambridge.
Princeton, meanwhile, stayed a step ahead with wins at Cornell and Columbia. And with 13 minutes left in the Ivy League's season finale - playing at home against Pennsylvania one night after the Dartmouth-Harvard contest - the Tigers looked like they were NCAA Tournament-bound with a 13-point lead against the Quakers.
Then the Big Green received its miracle. Penn, playing its last game under outgoing coach Julie Soriero, found a spark and came roaring back. By the time the final horn sounded in Princeton's Jadwin Gymnasium, the Quakers had stunned the Tigers, 71-65, giving Dartmouth an improbable share of the Ivy title, its 12th since 1980.
Surprisingly, only one Big Green player listened to the game, which was being broadcast live on the internet. But even sophomore Jackie Lippe (Mont Vernon, N.H.) - who kept her nervous teammates updated via e-mail - did not tune in until the game's late stages. When the final score became reality, the team congregated at Wielgus' house to revel in such a wonderful surprise.
"I wanted to listen to the game, but I also didn't want to know how it was going," said Rinaldi of the day-long wait to get the Penn-Princeton result. "I'm glad I didn't, because when Princeton had the big lead, I probably would have stopped listening."
Though Dartmouth had defeated Princeton in both regular-season meetings, the Big Green and Tigers were forced to meet one final time to determine which co-champion would represent the Ivy League in the NCAA Tournament. While the Big Green was confident, Wielgus professed wariness, with good reason. In 1994, her first year back in Hanover, Wielgus had guided Dartmouth to two regular-season wins over Brown, only to fall in overtime to the Bears in a playoff.
Beyond that, cautioned the Dartmouth mentor, there was the mantra so prevalent in college basketball: "It is nearly impossible to beat a good team three times in one season."
Heeding those words of wisdom, the Big Green took the floor against Princeton at Yale's John J. Lee Amphitheater in front of a loud, pro-Dartmouth crowd of more than 600...and fell flat on its face.
With four minutes to play in the first half the Big Green was down, 24-14, courtesy of an 11-3 Princeton run. Dartmouth was struggling on offense, and seemed to have no answer for the Tigers' Maggie Langlas. Wielgus called timeout.
Whatever she said in the huddle she should bottle. Five seconds later, Sherryta Freeman (Hillside, N.J.) banged home a 3-pointer, and the Big Green closed out the stanza with a 10-0 run to make the halftime a 24-24 deadlock.
The run served as mere prelude. In the second half, Freeman and Pinkston added 12 points apiece, while Stephanie Kinnear (Ventura, Calif.) added three points, seven rebounds and two assists in 11 minutes. Courtney Banghart (Amherst, N.H.) sat on the bench nearly the entire stanza, but it did not matter - the game ended in favor of the Green, 66-49.
In the postgame press conference, Dartmouth's date with destiny in the Dance was the primary topic.
"Are we a team of destiny?" Katie O'Connor (Chicago, Ill.) repeated when the question was posed to her. Then she smiled before saying, "We wouldn't have this chance if we weren't."
"We are going to the Dance," said Rinaldi. "That's what we wanted today. We just wanted a chance at somebody."
That somebody turned out to be Rutgers, who turned the carriage back into a pumpkin.
But that pumpkin gave Dartmouth fans one hell of a great ride.
Men's Hockey Closes Out Season One Single Point Away from Playoffs
At the conclusion of the 1997-98 season, the Dartmouth men's hockey players were devastated. They had missed the ECAC playoffs by one point.
At the end of the 1998-99 season, head coach Bob Gaudet summarized the year with his closing remarks at the 22nd annual Friends of Dartmouth Men's Hockey banquet.
It was an all-too familiar speech. For the second time in as many years, the Big Green missed the playoffs by a solitary point.
"Words cannot express the disappointment I have for this team," Gaudet said to his players. "You've worked so hard. You've made such a commitment to this year-long process, both on and off the ice. It's heartbreaking to come this far and have our hopes dashed."
Dartmouth went into the final weekend of the regular season a point ahead of Brown as the two teams battled for the 10th and final playoff spot.
They met on March 5 in Providence, R.I. and skated to a 2-2 tie, which kept both Dartmouth's and Brown's playoff hopes alive.
"For the league, it is very positive to have meaningful games on the season's last night," Gaudet said. "For us, it is frustrating. We outplayed Brown for 65 minutes. Our guys played an excellent hockey game from start to finish."
On the following night in Cambridge, Mass., the season came to a discouraging halt. The Harvard Crimson handed the Green a 4-2 loss while the Bears blanked the University of Vermont, 5-0, to leap-frog ahead of Dartmouth in the ECAC standings.
To paraphrase Nietzsche, if it's true that things that don't actually kill you make you stronger, then Dartmouth should be very strong in the future. This season, 12 freshmen saw ice time and made meaningful contributions.
There were wonderful signs of what will be with a road win over defending ECAC tournament champ Princeton and a home sweep of Empire State foes Colgate and Cornell.
And the Big Green's recruiting class for 2003 has been ranked as high as fifth in the country by several college hockey publications.
Freshman Mike Maturo (Manchester, N.H.) recorded a goal and two assists in the final weekend to earn Dartmouth's scoring title with 25 points (9g, 16a).
Ryan Chaytors (Calgary, Alta.) finished his senior year with 23 points (13g, 10a). He ranked among the nation's leaders in shorthanded goals and was presented the Phelan Award as the team's most valuable player.
A pair of freshmen, Jamie Herrington (Cornwall, Ont.) and Chris Baldwin (Glastonbury, Conn.), each finished the season with 23 points.
Herrington and Maturo shared the Booma Award, given to the year's top rookie.
Captain David Risk (Morristown, N.J.), who finished the season second in scoring among defensemen with 14 points (2g, 12a), was named the McInnis Award winner. That goes to the player who best reflects spirit, camaraderie, loyalty and dedication to the team.
Senior Zach Hafer (Villanova, Pa.), who set career-highs in all offensive categories with 10 points (5g, 5a), was presented the John Manser Award for the most improved player. The Smoyer Award for the unsung hero was also given to Hafer.
Junior goaltender Eric Almon (Falmouth, Mass.) appeared in a career-high 27 games and posted a 3.58 goals against average.
Defenseman Ryan Burkart (Mississauga, Ont.) was named the captain of the team for the 1999-2000 season.
"We have some holes that we need to plug as we look to the future," Gaudet said. "It's a gradual process, and things will get better.
"You'll hear from us real soon," added the second-year coach.
Women's Hockey Advances to ECAC Semi-Finals, March 20-21
Note to the CD operator at Brown's Meehan Auditorium:
Meaghan Cahill may have a few special requests on March 20.
Cahill (Wethersfield, Conn.) is the goalie for the women's hockey team, and after backstopping Dartmouth to a 3-0 shutout of Brown in the opening round of the ECAC Championship, you can also call Cahill the Big Green's rock 'n roll queen.
The sophomore got in the groove with a 28-save performance, as Dartmouth sent the defending ECAC champions packing. The Big Green was seeded sixth after the regular season and traveled to Brown, seeded third, on March 12. Dartmouth dealt the Bears their first home loss this year, and ironically, the three goals were the first Dartmouth scored against Brown this season.
Earlier, the two teams skated to a scoreless tie in Providence, while Brown blanked Dartmouth, 4-0, on March 6.
"It's the music," said Cahill, who stopped 11 shots in the third period after getting fired up by Def Leppard and Guns N' Roses. "I love the music at Brown."
The victory propelled Dartmouth to the semi-finals of the ECAC Championship for the fifth time in school history, avenging a semi-final loss to Brown last year, 3-1. In addition, the win was the Big Green's first on the road in ECAC tournament annals.
And Judy Parish is now 1-0 as a head coach in post-season play. After enjoying a four-year playing career at Dartmouth, she spent five years as an assistant.
"The first playoff win feels pretty good," said Parish. "I didn't really think about that, though. We have such a great group of seniors, and I didn't want the Brown game to be their last."
Dartmouth's seniors include co-captains Wendy Soutsos (Evanston, Ill.) and Kathleen O'Keefe (W. Hartford, Conn.), as well as forwards Sarah Halsell (New Canaan, Conn.) and Sara Nelson (Hanover, N.H.).
The Big Green finished the regular season with an ECAC record of 14-7-5, and Dartmouth's overall record improved to 16-8-5 with the playoff win.
The Big Green has to be considered one of the hottest teams in the ECAC of late. From January 29-February 21, Dartmouth won six straight games, including a 4-3 victory over No. 2 seed New Hampshire. The Big Green then went to overtime in back-to-back games on February 27-28 (dropping a narrow 4-3 loss to No. 1 Harvard before a scoreless tie at Northeastern). After the 4-0 setback to Brown on March 6, Dartmouth rebounded with a 4-2 victory over Providence on March 7. That meant Parish's team finished the regular season with a 7-2-1 stretch.
After one period of tournament play, Brown and Dartmouth were scoreless, but sophomore Carrie Sekela (Mississauga, Ont.) gave the Big Green a 1-0 lead in the second stanza. It was her 14th of the season and came on the power play.
"The first period is usually when we struggle," said Cahill. "It takes us a little while to get going. It's a good thing for me because I get some shots right away. Tonight it really worked to our advantage because we are a third period team."
Cahill couldn't have been more right about that. A pair of freshmen, Correne Bredin (Warburg, Alta.) and Kristin King (Piqua, Ohio), potted goals 3:25 apart at the midway point of the third, and that was more than enough for the Big Green.
It wasn't an easy task for Dartmouth who faced the ECAC's top goalie in Ali Brewer with her 1.21 goals against average.
"I like playing against Brewer," said Cahill. "She is an awesome goalie. I know I pretty much have to get a shutout to beat Brown when she is playing. She gets me going."
And clearly, so does the music. (Kathy Slattery)
Spring Teams Kick-Off Seasons with Trips
Despite the fact that Dartmouth's athletic fields are covered with a thick blanket of snow, the 1999 spring season is right around the corner, and every team gets underway in the next 10 days.
But not here in Hanover.
Thanks to Mother Nature's usual generosity with snow, the teams are heading out of town. At press time, yet another big snowfall was expected.
Most teams will head South while a few will travel across the country. Regardless of where they end up, it will be the first time that they have practiced outdoors.
The earliest home game scheduled this spring is an April 1 softball doubleheader against Quinnipiac at Dartmouth's Sachem Field.
The women's lacrosse team looks to fight its way back to the final four as the Big Green battles four-time defending national champion, Maryland, on March 20 at a neutral site in Springfield, Mass.
Rick Sowell will look for his first victory as the Big Green's mentor on March 17 as the men's lacrosse team opens at Holy Cross. Dartmouth plays only four of its 13 games at home, beginning April 14 with Sacred Heart.
The baseball team travels to Homestead, Fla., opening March 17 against Marist, while the softball team heads to Orlando for 11 games between March 18-27.
The women's tennis team will travel to West Palm Beach, Fla. while the men head across the map to California to compete in the UC Irvine Classic.
The men's and women's track teams will fly to Phoenix, Ariz. to train and then compete in the Mesa Junior College Multi Meet on March 25-27.
The men heavyweight crew team and the women rowers also hit the road as they take their traditional training trip to Tennessee, rowing in the Oak Ridge Regatta on March 17.
The men's lightweight crew heads further south to Florida, competing at the Miami Beach Invitational.
The women's golf team will hit the links on March 18-24 in Anaheim, Calif., playing the PGA West course, before opening the official spring season at the William and Mary Invitational on March 27-28.
Men's golf is heading to Florida for competition in the World Woods Invitational on March 26-27.
The equestrian team started the spring season on March 6 with a fourth
place finish at the Bates Invitational, followed by a second place showing
at the Tufts shows on March 13. Dartmouth hosts its own show on March 28
at Morton Farm. (Bill Garfield)
Dartmouth Skiers Improve to Sixth at NCAA's
David Viele (Vail, Colo.) won the NCAA giant slalom crown for the second straight year, and five Dartmouth skiers earned All-America honors at the NCAA Championship. Hosted by Bates on March 10-13, the event was contested at Sunday River and Black Mountain in Maine.
Dartmouth's total of 539 points was second best among Eastern schools. Colorado University won with 650 points.
Viele's combined time in the GS was 0.44 seconds better than second place. Andrew Pennock (Minnetonka, Minn.) and Maciek Zwiejski (Quebec City, Que.) "produced some of their best GS skiing of the year," said coach Peter Dodge. Their 11th and 20th place finishes allowed the men's alpine team to win the team GS category. But troubles in the slalom for each skier led to finishes of 28, 32 and 34, respectively, for Pennock, Viele and Zwiejski.
Former USST member Jen Collins (Allegany, N.Y.) led the women's alpine team with a second place finish in the slalom and fourth in the GS. A seventh-place finish by Marie-Helene Thibeault (Piedmont, Que.) and 13th by Gusty Swift (Jackson, Wyo.) in the slalom gave the women the win over Vermont in the category. Swift and Thibeault contributed sixth and 17th place finishes in the slalom.
Barb Jones' (Stillwater, Minn.) eighth place in the women's 5K freestyle race was second best Eastern finish behind Vermont's Ekaterina Ivanova, who won her 18th race of the year. Abi Holt (Sun Valley, Idaho) and Kate Pearson (Fairbanks, Alaska) were 14th and 16th. In the 15K classical, the trio finished 12-15-20. The perennial display of Western might came from Denver, which put two skiers in the top five of both races.
On the men's cross country side, Scott McArt (Honeoye Falls, N.Y.) headed into racing with confidence from his late season win, but had to battle a strong Scandinavian contingent. In the 20K classic, he captured 15th, while Nils Arvold (Duluth, Minn.) and Paul Stone (Anchorage, Alaska) skied to 23rd and 37th. In the 10K freestyle, the three were 17th, 21st and 36th. The weather for Saturday's classical race made for difficult waxing, according to news reports.
Dartmouth was second after Day One, fourth after Day Two and fourth after Day Three, finishing sixth overall. At the 1998 championship, Dartmouth was seventh.
All-America honors went to Viele (1st GS), Collins (2nd slalom, 4th GS), Swift (6th GS), Thibeault (7th slalom) and Jones (8th 5K freestyle). (Christian Cutul '01)
Final Team Standings:
1. Colorado 650.0
2. Denver 636.0
3. Vermont 600.0
4. Utah 578.5
5. New Mexico 572.0
6. DARTMOUTH 539.0
7. Anchorage 396.0
8. Middlebury 369.5
9. New Hampshire 357.5
10. Northern Michigan 311.0
1998-99 Winter Sports Digest (February 15 to March 13)
MEN'S BASKETBALL (14-12 Overall, 10-4 Ivy)
Results from Feb. 19-27: vs. Princeton, L 65-51; vs. Pennsylvania, L 82-49; at Yale, W 80-65; at Brown, W 70-67.
Dartmouth closed the season with a pair of victories on the road. Against Yale, the Big Green led, 39-37, at halftime, and then pulled away to an 80-65 victory by shooting 52.7 percent in the second half. All five starters were in double figures including freshman Charles Harris (Memphis, Tenn.) with a career-high 23 points. He also had seven rebounds, which tied his personal best. It was nip-and-tuck in the season finale at Brown. Dartmouth trailed, 35-30, after 20 minutes, but then lit it up for 63.6 percent in the second half. That keyed a 70-67 win highlighted by a 25-point effort from Greg Buth (Edina, Minn.). With seven against the Bears, the sophomore tied the school record for 3-point baskets for the third time this season. Sophomore Ian McGinnis (New York, N.Y.) had a double-double with 13 points, 11 rebounds.
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL (19-9 Overall, 11-3 Ivy)
Results from Feb. 19-Mar. 12: at Princeton, W 64-40; at Pennsylvania, L 80-77 ot; vs. Yale, W 73-52; vs. Brown, W 87-66; at Harvard, W 73-68; vs. Princeton at Yale, W 66-49; at Rutgers, L 84-70.
Four Dartmouth players were tabbed All-Ivy for the 1998-99 season. Junior Courtney Banghart (Amherst, N.H.) was a first team All-Ivy selection, while seniors Katie O'Connor (Chicago, Ill.) and Erin Rewalt (Richmond, Mich.) were voted second team. Senior Nicci Rinaldi (Shillington, Pa.) made the honorable mention squad. The final week of the regular season was a wild ride for Dartmouth who defeated Harvard, 73-68, on March 2 as Banghart scored a game-high 19 points. That bumped Dartmouth's record to 11-3 in the Ivy League, and the Big Green needed a Penn victory over Princeton on March 3 to create a tie and playoff for the NCAA bid. That's exactly what happened as the Quakers downed the Tigers, 71-65, at Jadwin Gym. In the playoff game, Dartmouth sophomore Sherryta Freeman (Hillside, N.J.) scored a game-high 15 points to pace a 66-49 win.
MEN'S HOCKEY (10-17-2 Overall, 6-14-2 ECAC)
Results from Feb. 19-Mar. 6: at Union, W 5-2; at Rensselaer, L 8-3; vs. Yale, L 2-1; vs. Princeton, L 7-3; at Brown, T 2-2 ot; at Harvard, L 4-2.
Five Dartmouth players scored at least 20 points this season, led by freshman Mike Maturo (Manchester, N.H.) with 25 (9 g, 16 a). Of the top seven scorers, five are freshmen - the other two are seniors. Dartmouth's top goal scorer was senior Ryan Chaytors (Calgary, Alta.) who notched 16, including a pair of gamewinners. In Dartmouth's 5-2 win at Union, Chaytors scored two goals while Maturo, senior Zach Hafer (Villanova, Pa.) and senior Scott Peach (Langley, B.C.) rounded out the scoring. The loss to Rensselaer the next night was especially painful as Peach, a four-year letterwinner on the blueline, suffered a serious groin injury. He missed the remainder of the season. The bulk of the netminding duties this season fell to Eric Almon (Falmouth, Mass.). The junior posted a 9-15-2 record and finished with a 3.58 overall goals against average and 3.30 in ECAC play.
WOMEN'S HOCKEY (16-8-5 Overall, 14-7-5 ECAC)
Results from Feb. 20-Mar 12: vs. Colby, W 7-0: vs. New Hampshire, W 4-3; at Harvard, L 4-3 ot; at Northeastern, T 0-0 ot; vs. Brown, L 4-0; vs. Providence, W 4-2; at Brown, W 3-0; Upcoming: Mar. 20-21 ECAC Championship at Brown.
Senior defenseman Kathleen O'Keefe (W. Hartford, Conn.) reached a personal milestone, scoring the 100th and 101st points of her collegiate career in Dartmouth's 4-2 win over Providence. O'Keefe was voted second team All-Ivy while senior Sarah Halsell (New Canaan, Conn.) and sophomore Meaghan Cahill (Wethersfield, Conn.) were tabbed honorable mention. Going into the ECAC semi-finals, O'Keefe is Dartmouth's leading scorer with 33 points (9 g, 24 a). Freshman Correne Bredin (Warburg, Alta.) is right behind with 32 points (8 g, 24 a). The Big Green has been balanced offensively as eight players have surpassed 20 points, and only two of them are seniors - O'Keefe and senior Wendy Soutsos (Evanston, Ill.).
Freshman Bradley Wall (Jindabyne East, Australia) represented his country at the World Junior Championship in France. He was sixth in the Super G race, while classmate Bryon Friedman (Park City, Utah) was 24th. At the U.S. Junior Olympics in Lake Placid, freshman GW Watts (Seattle, Wash.) was sixth in Super G. Dartmouth was second to Vermont by only six points at the EISA Championship hosted by Middlebury in late February. Individually, sophomore Scott McArt (Honeoye Falls, N.Y.) won the 20K classical. Dartmouth coaches Cami Cardenali and Peter Dodge were named EISA coaches of the year.
MEN'S SQUASH (12-5 Overall, 3-3 Ivy)
Results from Feb. 17-Mar. 7: at MIT, W 9-0; vs. Bowdoin at MIT, W 5-4; at National Team Championship, 6th; at National Individual Championship.
Dartmouth won five matches at the top of the ladder to defeat Bowdoin. Sophomore Steve Holmberg (Westport, Conn.) at No. 3 and senior Will Flatley (Greenwich, Conn.) at No. 5 were extended to five games, but both pulled through. At the National Team Championship, the Big Green had victories at Nos. 6-9 for a 6-3 victory over Amherst. Freshman Hamed Anvari (Brooklyn, N.Y.) also had a 3-2 victory at No. 2. Junior Beau River (Chicago, Ill.) won his first two matches at the individual championship before losing to the eventual winner, Tim Wyant of Harvard.
WOMEN'S SQUASH (15-4 Overall, 3-3 Ivy)
Results from Feb. 19-Mar. 7: at Howe Cup, 5th; at WISRA Individual Championship.
Dartmouth's 6-3 victory over Brown gave the Big Green fifth place at the Howe Cup. Junior Lindsey Rhoads (Berwyn, Pa.) had an important five-game win at No. 8. The Big Green also defeated Cornell, 7-2, in the tournament. At the WISRA individual championship, seniors Jenny Johnson (Wyndmoor, Pa.) and Laurie Sykes (Philadelphia, Pa.) both won their first round matches, but fell in the second. With two victories, Sykes advanced to the semi-finals of the consolation draw.
MEN'S SWIMMING & DIVING (1-10 Overall, 0-9 EISL)
Results from Mar. 4-6: at EISL Championship 9th of 10.
Dartmouth was ninth at the Eastern Championship with 368 points, ahead of Penn with 324.5. That avenged a loss to the Quakers in a late January dual meet. Senior Mike Hooper (Gallatin, Tenn.) set a school record of 1:50.96 in the 200 fly, finishing fourth. Senior Toby Hays (Littleton, Colo.) defended his title in three-meter diving, nearly 35 points ahead of the runner-up. He was named the meet's outstanding diver.
WOMEN'S SWIMMING & DIVING (7-5 Overall, 2-5 Ivy)
Results from Feb. 25-27: at Ivy Championship 6th of 8.
Senior Courtney duBois (Dallas, Texas) won the one-meter diving competition at the Ivy Championship and was second on the three-meter. She was voted the meet's outstanding diver. In the 100 breaststroke, junior Sarah Burgamy (Denver, Colo.) was sixth, while sophomore Kristen Podolak (Littleton, Colo.) had an identical finish in the 100 back. Podolak also was third in the 50 freestyle. On the final day of competition, Dartmouth scored in every event, led by freshman Anne Knopman (Minneapolis, Minn.) who finished seventh in the 200 back.
MEN'S TRACK & FIELD (0-0 Overall, 0-0 Ivy)
Results from Feb. 20-Mar. 7: at Heps Championship 5th of 9; at New England Championship; at IC4A Championship.
Senior Garrett Jensen (Fullerton, Calif.) was fifth in the 1,000 meters at the IC4A Championship. In the trials, he ran the second fastest qualifying time of 2:24.41, also the fourth best time in school history. At the Heps Championship at Cornell, senior Greg Johnston (Kirkland, Que.) became the first athlete in Ivy League and Heps history to win four straight indoor pentathlon titles. Three other Big Green athletes scored in the event - junior Adam Horst (Franklin Lakes, N.J.) was second; freshman Taylor Smith (Sandown, N.H.) fourth; and sophomore Matt Markell (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) sixth. Johnston also won the 55 meter hurdles. Junior Ben Nastou (Hingham, Mass.) was third in the weight and fifth in the shot.
WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD (0-0 Overall, 0-0 Ivy)
Results from Feb. 20-28: at Heps Championship 7th of 9; at ECAC Championship.
At the Heps, sophomore Allison Cardlin (Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y.) was second in the shot and fourth in the 20 lb. weight, while freshman Shaina Damm (Meredith, N.H.) was fifth in the pentathlon. Freshman Lara Niell (Harvard, Mass.) was runner-up in the 3,000 meters and fifth in the 5,000. In the finals of the 1,000 meters at the ECAC Championship, junior Margie Van Orden (Bath, Maine) was fifth. Her time of 2:53.07 in the trials was the second fastest in Dartmouth history. Freshman Kersti Miller (Orinda, Calif.) had the fourth best time of 2:54.11, also in the trials, and she was sixth in the finals.