Yale University imposed stricter tailgating regulations on Thursday following a death at a tailgating event last year, the Yale Daily News reported Friday. The Nov. 19 death of Nancy Barry at a Harvard-Yale tailgate prompted the additional rules. As a result of the new restrictions, kegs and box trucks such as U-Hauls have been banned from all tailgating events. Yale also now prohibits vehicles in the tailgating zone and will ensure that the tailgating area be cleared by the start of the game, the Daily News reported. A U-Haul truck delivering kegs to a fraternity tailgate struck a group of people and killed Barry and hurt two others. According to Yale College Dean Mary Miller, the committee that issued the new rules was influenced by similar regulations already in place at other institutions, according to the Daily News. Yale also plans to discuss tailgating policies with the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security and to more extensively review tailgating procedures, according to the Daily News.
The Dartmouth Aires recently recorded a song to be released in a United Nations Development Program video raising awareness about an ongoing famine in the Horn of Africa, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Saturday. Following an intense drought, 13 million people living in the Horn of Africa are currently suffering the most destructive food shortage in 20 years, and the UNDP is seeking to aid the devastated communities as well as increase awareness of the famine, according to the Chronicle. As part of this effort, The Aires recorded a rendition of “Calling My Children Home” as well as a public service message on Jan. 7 to be used by the UNDP. According to Aires Business Manager Ethan Weinberg ’12, the Aires hoped to use the broader fan base they obtained after competing as finalists on NBC’s “The Sing-Off” to support a worthy cause, the Chronicle reported.
The Harvard University Library system will work toward reducing the size of its library staff, The Harvard Crimson reported Saturday. According to Harvard University Library executive director Helen Shenton, the endeavor is part of a general restructuring effort the library system is undertaking, and both voluntary and involuntary means of reducing staff size are currently under consideration, The Crimson reported. According to University Librarian Robert Darnton, the money saved on cutting staff will be used to improve the library overall, according to The Crimson. Some library employees believe that mass firings will take place, while others worry that current staff will have to reapply for the positions they hold, The Crimson reported.
Dartmouth’s celebrations surrounding Martin Luther King, Jr. Day continue into this week with a variety of events focusing on King’s messages of social justice and equality. Unlike most peer institutions, which devote a single day or lecture to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Dartmouth’s annual celebrations, which include discussions, film presentations, lectures and other events, continue from Jan. 13 to Feb. 3.
The Palaeopitus Senior Society will host an event, titled “I Have A Dream for Dartmouth,” Tuesday evening centered on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy.
The event will include sociology professor Marc Dixon, MALS professor Julia Rabig and assistant chaplain Kurt Nelson as speaker according to Palaeopitus member Kip Dooley ’12.
This year’s event is a departure from Palaeopitus’s past events that focused on students’ hopes for Dartmouth in the coming years.
“We decided on the topic because the Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration is a big event every year, and we felt there aren’t a whole lot of events at Dartmouth where students look at his life and work and how that is portrayed today through a critical perspective,” Dooley said.
Dooley said he hopes the event will encourage discussion on campus about the continuing effort of civil rights.
“We’re hoping the event will help make the connection between the civil rights movement and other civil rights movements today like Occupy,” he said, emphasizing that the civil rights movement is not a “closed book.”
Dooley is a member of The Dartmouth Staff.
“Lifted: A Celebration of Unity and Song,” a student performance showcase, was held in Collis Common Ground last Friday as part of the ongoing celebrations, yielding a large and diverse audience, according to Monte Reed ’12, who performed at the showcase.
Reed sang about LGBT equality, which he said parallels King’s values of social justice.
Anna Winham ’14 performed at Lifted with the Soul Scribes, delivering a poem that discussed “invisible oppression.” She related King’s values to other, more current social movements.
“To me, an important part about MLK Day is acknowledging what he did in his later years he actually was very anti-war and anti-capitalist,” Winham said.
She related these values to the Occupy movement, which she said is “indebted” to Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dartmouth’s peer institutions, including Harvard University, Brown University and Princeton University, devote less time than the College to Martin Luther King, Jr. commemorations, often only holding one lecture, according to their websites.
Reed said he believed Dartmouth’s dedication to the issue of social justice was shown in the extent of events hosted on campus.
“I think Dartmouth as an institution expresses social equality in a variety of ways such as through financial aid,” he said, linking Dartmouth’s vision with many of King’s values.
Alpha Kappa Alpha, the College’s historically black sorority, will host a dinner discussion Monday evening featuring African and African-American studies professor Reena Goldthree that will focus on the “Talented Tenth.”
The “Talented Tenth” is a term “used to describe African-American leaders in the early 20th century,” AKA member Chinedu Udeh ’12 said in an email to The Dartmouth. “Specifically, [W.E.B.] Du Bois uses the term to describe the likelihood that one in every 10 African-Americans could become a leader of the race through education.”
Udeh said the purpose of the discussion is to share a “vision of leadership as we continue to celebrate the contributions of a great man in our nation’s history.”
The ongoing celebrations of Martin Luther King, Jr. encourage students to evaluate society’s progress in realizing King’s dream for the United States, she said.
Staff writer Madeline Zeiss contributed reporting to this article.
Shanee Brown ’12 was selected for one of 25 Aspiring Teachers of Color Fellowships from the Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund, according to a Jan. 13 press release. The award provides a $30,000 stipend to complete a master’s degree in education and guidance toward obtaining a teaching certification, according to the release. Brown is one of many Dartmouth students and alumni who have been selected for competitive teaching fellowships in recent years.
Brown said she always knew she wanted to be a teacher, but experiences at her underserved Bridgeport, Conn. high school and at Dartmouth shaped her interest in pursuing the fellowship, she said.
“A teacher in my high school said a lot of very discouraging things to my class,” Brown said. “She said we’d never become doctors or lawyers or be successful. It was really jarring to all of us. Something that major stays with you.”
At Dartmouth, Brown said she learned of the large discrepancy between educational opportunities available to inner-city students and those from more affluent backgrounds.
Brown said she would like to teach high school English and that this influenced her to be an English major. Originally she planned to pursue an education minor, but decided to focus her undergraduate studies on English since she knew she would like to pursue graduate studies in education, she said.
Recipients are also required to commit to teach for three years in a high-need public school.
Brown said she heard about the fellowship when meeting with education professor Andrew Garrod to finalize her Dartmouth Plan. He mentioned the fellowship and she remembered it later when she was trying to decide what to do after college, she said. She realized it would be a great opportunity, she said.
Brown was notified of the decision in early December, after making it through a second round of 39 national finalists, she said.
Brown is currently applying to five Masters of Arts in Teaching programs, three in New York City and programs at Brown University and Harvard University, she said. Most of these programs start in the summer and last for a year. Though she “can’t say definitively,” Brown plans to pursue an education career “in some way, shape or form” after her fellowship, she said.
“I definitely want to teach for at least three years, maybe more,” she said. “I definitely want to move up and become a principal or administrator and be a professor one day. I want to publish works on education reform.”
Extracurricular activities at Dartmouth also shaped Brown’s interest in education, Brown said, adding that her volunteer experience at Dartmouth was “profound.”
“If I didn’t have volunteer experiences at Dartmouth, I’d be a very different person,” she said.
She was the student director for Habitat for Humanity and mentored a high school student through the Summer Enrichment at Dartmouth program during sophomore summer.
“He was a little brother to me,” she said.
Brown said she enjoyed working with Habitat for Humanity because she got to work with students and members of the Upper Valley who care about social justice, she said.
She said she is committed to “providing people with homes and making sure they can keep them.”
“It’s outside of education but also closely tied under the umbrella of social justice,” she said. “Someone can’t have a good education if they do not have a home. Social justice issues are all tied together.”
Many Dartmouth students apply to teaching-related fellowships or programs, such as Teach For America. Brook Jackling ’10, currently in her second year in the Teach For America program, said she applied because she had always been interested in teaching.
“At Dartmouth I had experiences and took classes having to do with the achievement gap and got interested in that side,” she said.
Jackling said that although some people pursue corporate jobs after Teach For America, she plans to stay in education.
“It’s been really, really great,” she said. “I’ve gotten a lot more leadership skills from this than friends who are doing office or corporate-type jobs. It’s a great opportunity for graduates to have a lot of responsibility out of college.”
Jackling is a former member of The Dartmouth Staff.
Nearly 100 athletes and over 300 volunteers congregated at the Dartmouth Skiway in Lyme on Saturday for the 10th annual Special Olympics Upper Valley Regional Winter Games, at which athletes from New Hampshire and Vermont competed in over 20 different snowshoeing, snowboarding and alpine and Nordic skiing events.
Olympic gold medal skier Hannah Kearney ’15 welcomed the athletes and encouraged them to try their best.
“Competition is great because it pushes you beyond what you thought your limits were,” she said.
“Greatness isn’t about winning or losing,” Gendo Allyn Field, founder of The Upper Valley Zen Center, said in his introductory speech at the opening ceremony.
To initiate the Games, Jennifer Mayfield of the Upper Valley Hawks, a team that has competed in the Special Olympics for 15 years, lit the Olympic flame and her teammate Michael Stoodley led the athletes in the athlete oath “Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.” The Dartmouth Aires also led the crowd in the national anthem.
Julie Tantillo, an alpine skier and Upper Valley Hawks member, had a minor fall during one of her races but recovered immediately. Tantillo said the best part about the Games is “being with friends.”
“I did my best,” she said.
Approximately 250 Dartmouth students volunteered at the annual Games this past weekend, according to volunteer coordinator Katie Robins. Robins said the majority of students registered to volunteer online.
“In the past few years the Games have grown in terms of volunteers,” Games Director Pete Bleyler ’61 said.
Marietta Smith ’12 spent the day cheering for the alpine skiers with fellow members of the Dartmouth women’s golf team.
“It’s a great opportunity for team bonding and to give back to the Upper Valley community,” Smith said.
Smith is a member of The Dartmouth Staff.
Garrett Schmidt ’15 was one of 20 freshmen from the Dartmouth football team who volunteered at the Games.
“I was a cheerer, so I made my way from event to event cheering for the athletes,” he said. “I had a great time.”
Schmidt’s teammates Keith Hamren ’15 and Ben Spiritos ’15 were team ambassadors for the Upper Valley Hawks and walked in the opening parade with the athletes, including Dartmouth Dining Services employees who Hamren and Spiritos knew from preseason, Spiritos said.
“It’s a great opportunity for the community, Dartmouth students, high school students, older people, everyone, to get involved,” Bleyler said.
Robins credited “the energy and good will of the athletes and volunteers” for making the day a success.
Ten-year-old Mason Stuart of White Mountain Special Olympics was thrilled to be competing in his first Games, he said.
“I like winter because of the snow,” Stuart said.
Matt Almeida, a member of the White Mountain team, described the Games as “awesome.” His advice for participants was to “do whatever you can do, have fun and be safe,” he said.
Eleven-year-old Crystal Carter, a White Mountain snowshoe athlete, had a huge grin on her face while waiting to compete.
“I’m happy about the Special Olympics,” she said.
According to Lillian Jones of the Claremont Cool Cats, snowshoeing is difficult but fun.
White Mountains snowboarder Jacob Patneaude began the competition feeling slightly nervous but overcame his fears by the end of the day, he said. He likes snowboarding because “it’s better than skiing,” he said.
Student Director Haley Carstensen ’12 said the Winter Games is her favorite day of the year.
“The positive energy and how sincerely happy everyone is for each other make it great,” she said.
“I love the spirit of the day. Everyone comes together to support the athletes and the competition,” Robins said.
The Upper Valley competition began in 2003 as a community service initiative of The Dartmouth Club of the Upper Valley, Bleyler said.
The Philanthropic All American Rush fundraising competition that took place between Greek organizations on campus from Oct. 10 to Dec. 7, 2011 raised $18,858.09 for charity, according to PAAR founder and chairman Matthew Lu ’13. The competition, which sought to promote philanthropy within the Greek community, required new members to devise fundraising strategies on behalf of their Greek organizations.
The money will be split between two local organizations WISE, a Lebanon-based charity that provides services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence, and the Vermont Community Foundation for Hurricane Irene relief, Lu said.
Psi Upsilon fraternity was the most successful, raising $4,038.42, followed by Alpha Delta fraternity with $4,031.79, Phi Delta Alpha fraternity with $3,3357.46 and Kappa Delta Epsilon sorority with $1,825.35. Because the minimum of $4,800 required to qualify for the first prize was not reached, the prize money of $1,500 will be split between the charities, Lu said. The second and third prizes of $1,000 and $500 will be given to Psi U and AD, respectively.
Despite its third place finish overall, Phi Delt raised the most money per capita, with $44.18 per member. Psi U member Luke Suydam ’14 was the most successful individual fundraiser, raising $1,433.42, AD member Siegfried von Bonin ’14 raised $1,310.80. Psi U member Ethan Portnoy ’14 raised $1,215 and Phi Delt member Zachary Moskow ’14 raised $773.22. As the four individuals who raised the most money, they each won one round-trip economy class plane ticket from Boston to Miami during spring break. The PAAR coordinators of the two winning houses, Matt Stumpf ’12 of Psi U and Michael Schwartz ’12 of AD, will also receive prizes.
WISE Executive Director Peggy O’Neil said that WISE will use the donations to continue to work in the Upper Valley community, providing services to people affected by sexual violence and education outreach in collaboration with the College.
“This donation was completely unexpected, and we are so happy,” O’Neil said.
Vermont Community Foundation’s Senior Philanthropic Advisor Tom Roberts also welcomed PAAR’s assistance.
“We were thrilled when [Lu] reached out to us by email and wanted to make a contribution to [Vermont Community Foundation], which has been very active with relief for Tropical Storm Irene,” he said
Members of the Class of 1969 also donated $2,500 to PAAR during Homecoming weekend specifically for the Vermont Community Foundation, according to Lu.
“They demonstrated, in true Dartmouth spirit, that alumni truly care and there really is a tradition of fundraising within the community,” he said.
PAAR director of communications Julia Harvey ’13 said that “each house had the freedom to decide on their individual fundraising strategies they faced the challenge of how to devise the most effective fundraising methods within a short period of time.”
Fourteen houses actively raised money for PAAR, with initiatives including a Halloween potluck dinner, barbecues, grilled cheese, burger and Nutella sandwich sales, cash donations, fundraising through www.firstgiving.com and a Karaoke night.
AD’s “biggest single event” raised $1,000 through a barbecue open to the entire campus featuring free food and performances from the Aires and improvisation group the Dog Day Players, according to Schwartz, the vice president of service and PAAR coordinator within AD.
The Greek Leadership Council and PAAR executives awarded Psi U the $300 cash prize for the most creative fundraising idea by a house for its “Halloween insurance” in the Norwich and Hanover area. Psi U members offered local houses a variety of services such as Halloween decoration removal and cleaning up of properties that had been egged.
“A surprising number of people really loved it,” Ian Schneider ’14, who helped coordinate Psi U’s efforts with Suydam and Portnoy, said. “It was a good, quick fundraiser, and we raised roughly $400 within four hours.”
Suydam also said PAAR was a good way for the Greek system to use community service to improve its public image.
“When we were doing a fundraiser in Hanover, we realized that a lot of the residents had a very negative outlook on fraternities several did not receive us well at all,” Suydam said. “However, the people who did take the time to listen to what we were saying seemed to gain a greater respect for us and for the Greek system itself.”
Lu said he was inspired by the annual Prouty Century Bike Ride and Run fundraiser for cancer research. The Prouty, sponsored by Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, is an example of a method used to channel the competitive ethos of the Greek system, according to Lu.
“I thought that the competitive element was absolutely necessary because the Greek system is inherently competitive,” Lu said. “I realized we could harness this energy for philanthropy. The idea of introducing philanthropy during rush means that giving back to the local community is one of the first things members do.”
Although PAAR was introduced to encourage incoming members to see philanthropy as fun, it was by no means solely a pledge competition, and all the members within participating houses involved themselves, Harvey said.
“In general, Dartmouth students care, and PAAR provided bonding time for members while they worked for really great causes,” she said.
Trevor Chenoweth ’12, GLC moderator and Phi Delt’s PAAR coordinator, said that even though Greek organizations have always participated in service projects, PAAR was successful because it occurred during a period when houses have many new members to help with those projects.
“With an incoming pledge class, it is important to have goals to work towards, for everyone to unite behind something,” Chenoweth said.
Harvey said the “greatest challenges when implementing the project was spreading the word and creating momentum throughout the entire school.”
“The initial strategy involved placing posters in high traffic locations such as Novack, Collis, the gym, and also asking each house’s president to blitz out, but we found the most effective way to tackle the communication challenge was through PAAR coordinators,” Lu said.
All representatives interviewed by The Dartmouth said they hoped PAAR would continue in future years and encourage the Greek system to continue to support philanthropic programs.
“What I really like about PAAR is that it supported local organizations, so we can reach out to Hanover and the greater Upper Valley community and make a difference,” Schwartz said.
There are eight seconds left. Your team calls a timeout to set up the game-winning play, except you really have no idea who should shoot the ball. Regardless, you tell your teammate with the hot hand that it’s up to him. You run out to the court, inbound the ball, and your teammate airballs the shot. Game over. Thanks for playing.
Does this sound like one of your classic high school basketball games? It probably does, but this is not any silly childish basketball game. This is a typical situation seen during intramural games. Although a trip to a high school district championship game is not on the line, intramural games still mean a lot to students who decide to partake in these athletic competitions. You’ll see students laughing and not taking games seriously, but you can also definitely count on students lunging their bodies just to get a loose ball.
Bruises and scratches are a small price to pay for playing the sports you love with your friends. There are several aspects of intramural games that make them as exciting and meaningful as we take them to be. Allow me to tell you why these games matter almost as much as pong games to those playing in them.1. Pride
One of the main reasons why students sign up for intramural sports is to play competitive sports against their friends. You’ve definitely traded stories with your friends about how you played against your high school’s rival and performed at an elite level. It’s not that we’re living in the past when we talk about our glory days, but it’s that we’re all extremely proud of our achievements, and the only way to put the skills you’ve talked about so much to the test is to compete against your friends and see who comes out on top.
Even though we’ve all lost a step and perhaps lost some of that muscle that made playing sports an effortless affair, we’re all committed to giving it our all when we’re playing against our friends. Cramps ain’t no thang when it comes to getting that “W” because it’s all about pride. You surely do not want to lose and then have to put up with all the smack talk that will certainly come your way if you tally up a loss in an intramural game versus your friends.
Another factor of the pride involved with intramural sports has to do with team names. If you take a gander at the list of teams, you will without doubt see an assortment of names that are associated with dorms, class years, fraternities, sororities and then of course the random and supposedly witty names. You definitely want to choose a name that will make your opponent weigh their chances of winning, because “Freshmen Boyz” is not scaring anyone.2. Exercise
Lifting and running on the treadmill can get somewhat dull after a while, which is why intramural sports is a welcome change. Lace up your sneakers, cleats or skates and you’ll be ready for some fun exercise. You may not know exactly what the total distance is that you ran or skated, but your body will be definitely let you know you just had a great workout when you wake up the next day and your whole body is sore. If you’re a student who has let gym time fall to the wayside, intramural sports are the perfect opportunity to break a sweat and get your weekly exercise.3. T-Shirts
Let’s be honest if you don’t have an intramural sports champion shirt yet, you will definitely want one. Even though wearing the shirt out in public might be frowned upon, it’s still a classy shirt as long as you don’t wear it in your fraternity’s composite picture. Wearing it means you are a champion you played enough games to receive a shirt in your Hinman box for having played for a championship team. Professional athletes receive championship rings after winning it all, but I’ll settle for an “Intramural Champion” shirt and call it a day.
Intramural sports mean a lot to me and I’m sure they do to you, too. When I receive the blitz regarding the time for the next intramural game, I drop everything on my schedule to make sure I’ll be at the game. Play more intramural sports and give yourself a chance for a championship. Still, don’t substitute intramural sports for pong. Come on, you have to have priorities in life.
This week I got to sit down with men’s tennis player Michael Jacobs ’13 to discuss life, tennis and the team’s upcoming season.
This coming week, the team is going down to the College of William and Mary for a tournament. What are you most looking forward to?
MJ: I’m really excited to compete against these tough teams. W&M is always strong, [the University of] Iowa’s a tough Big Ten team, and [George Washington University] is no joke either. We’ve been working hard in the offseason, and it’ll be a good measure of where we stack up in terms of fitness, skills and confidence. We’ve been putting in long hours in the offseason and worked hard over winter break. This will be our first real test, so I’m pumped to take to the court and see where the team is at.
As an upperclassman, you’ve been around the block a time or two. What do you think of the new freshmen on the team?
MJ: The freshmen are great. They bring a lot to the table. They’re a good mix of swagger, solid work ethic and international charm, not to mention great tennis players. Definitely better than the ’14 class, if we compare the guys holistically with personalities included. They’re really going to help this team win some matches this year. It’s exciting.
What’s the best perk of playing on the tennis team?
MJ: Occasionally, DJ [Dave Jones, women’s assistant coach] will give us a free “Dartmouth dampener.” It’s this little thing you put in your racquet to stop vibrations in the strings. It’s a pretty cool little piece of rubber and there’s nothing more rewarding than getting one after a grueling three-hour practice.
What are your goals for the season?
MJ: Each year I’ve been here we’ve improved from the season before. Last year, we got third place in the Ivies, our best result in many years. The team is craving an Ivy championship. We want to have the opportunity to compete at NCAAs. That’s the ultimate goal this year and every year. We’re doing everything we can to get to that point, and I think we have a great shot this year.
I hear you and some of your other teammates are all living together off-campus. How has that been?
MJ: An absolute blast. All the guys on the team are best friends, so it’s great to have a place where we can all hang out together outside the frats, even if our house is literally about to cave in. One downside so far, though, has been this one kid who occasionally sleeps in the house on weekdays. I won’t name names but he sleeps a lot and he’s from Cincinnati. He steals my food without telling me. Incredibly annoying.
I know this is kind of random, but what would you rather fight if you had to a lion or a landshark?
MJ: Thanks for that, Cox. I’ve gone over this scenario several times in my head, and I’ve decided my best bet would be the landshark. I’d be too nimble and light on my feet for the shark to contain me.
So I hear through the grapevine that the team has a nickname for Coach Chris Drake?
MJ: Yes we do. We call him the “Dragon.” He works us into the ground, beats us in practice matches (he used to play professionally) and has a sixth sense for when some of the guys have been out too late the night before. This year is “The Year of the Dragon,” so we’re hoping that translates to the tennis court as well.
The team’s first home match is Feb. 4 against Stony Brook University, another tough team. Do you have anything to say to your fans in anticipation of this event?
MJ: To the five of you tennis fans out there, it should be a good one. And who knows, maybe we’ll be giving out some free Dartmouth dampeners.
The No. 10 Dartmouth women’s hockey team welcomed Colgate University and No. 3 Cornell University to Thompson Arena this weekend for two dramatic games that both went into overtime. The Big Green came out of the weekend with a split, defeating Colgate 4-3 on Friday and losing to Cornell 1-0 on Saturday.
The Big Green was without several key players for both games, missing defenseman Morgan Illikainen ’15 due to injury and winger Samantha Zeiss ’15 due to illness. Their absences caused the Big Green to have to shuffle lines and rotate players through the lineup.
Despite the injuries, Dartmouth thoroughly dominated Colgate in every respect but the scoreboard. The Big Green took 30 more shots than the Raiders and only took two penalties compared to Colgate’s eight.
Dartmouth took the lead with a power play goal from Reagan Fischer ’12 just over seven minutes into the game. Kelly Foley ’12 skated down the wing and dropped the puck to Camille Dumais ’13. Dumais saw Fischer pop up from in front of the net and sent her the puck in space. Fischer artfully one-timed the puck and sent it into the net for the go-ahead goal.
Karlee Odland ’15 added to the lead with her second goal of the season just over seven minutes later. Lauren Kelly ’14 sent a pass to Dumais, who beat a defender and sent the puck flying at the net. Her shot was stopped, but Odland was there to bang in the rebound.
The Big Green sustained pressure for the rest of the period, narrowly missing on many opportunities. Just 4:30 into the second, the Big Green extended its lead to three with a slap shot goal from Margaux Sharp ’13 off a pass from Fischer.
When the game seemed to be a shoo-in win for the Big Green, the Raiders stepped up their game. They scored twice in the second period to cut the lead back to one. Despite a solid performance from Lindsay Holdcroft ’14, who notched 14 saves en route to her ninth win of the season, the Big Green looked shaky defensively, especially after gaining the 3-0 lead. The Raiders were ultimately able to tie the game with just over seven minutes left in the third with a rebound goal.
Both teams notched numerous chances in the remainder of regulation, but could beat neither goalie and the game went into overtime.
In the extra frame, the Big Green began to dictate play, notching all seven shots taken in the overtime. Despite these chances, Dartmouth was not able to bury the puck until the clock was winding down. With just under one minute left to play, Dumais took the puck around the Colgate net and shot. The puck was deflected and bounced up in the air. Jenna Hobeika ’12 was able to bat the puck down, but not into the net. Fischer had no such problem, scoring the game-winner with 25 seconds left in the game and was immediately mobbed in celebration by her teammates.
The Big Green looked to carry that momentum and extend its unbeaten streak to nine games against Cornell. The game was the Pioneers of Women’s Hockey Celebration, at which approximately 70 Big Green alumni who had a profound impact in making Dartmouth women’s hockey the national powerhouse it is today were in attendance to cheer on their team.
The Big Green came out firing against the Big Red, controlling play for the first few periods. Cornell turned the tide and outshot the Big Green in the first 14-7, but Holdcroft was up to the challenge, turning away all of Cornell’s shots with relative ease.
With time winding down in the first period, the Big Green gained a five-on-three advantage. They notched three shots in the final 30 seconds, but were ultimately unable to score. Their best opportunity came as the clock ran out. Dumais circled near the side of the net and saw Fischer camped out at the back door. She sent her the puck, but Fischer could not connect to give the Big Green the lead.
The Big Green carried that momentum over to the second, outshooting Cornell 12-5 in the frame. Neither team scored, but the game did not lack for excitement. Sally Komarek ’13 sent a shot ringing off of the crossbar and the Big Green narrowly missed several opportunities. The line of Komarek, Ali Winkel ’14 and Jessica Gagner ’13 dictated play against the Big Red by blocking many shots, taking more shots and sustaining offensive pressure. Winkel and Gagner had many rebound chances, but Cornell’s goalie was up to the task.
The Big Green appeared to take the lead just over eight minutes into the frame after a scrum in front of the net. Erica Dobos ’12 was seemingly able to put in a rebound to give the Big Green the lead. The play was called a goal, but was overturned on replay because the referees determined that the Cornell goaltender had the puck covered before it crossed the line, although the whistle was never blown for a dead puck.
In the third, the Big Green continued to dominate Cornell, outshooting the team nine to four. When Cornell had sustained pressure, as it did on its two power play opportunities, Holdcroft was strong between the pipes, turning away every shot she faced, some in spectacular fashion. The Big Green’s best scoring chance again came from Dobos on a two-on-one with Foley. Foley beat a Big Red defender and came in on the net. She beautifully saucered the puck to Dobos who one-timed it off of the edge of the Cornell goalie’s pad to send the game into overtime.
In the extra frame, the Big Green outshot the Big Red three to one, but gave up a power play goal. After a defensive miscommunication, Cornell senior Erin Barley-Maloney took the puck behind the Big Green defense and come in on Holdcroft untouched. Barley-Maloney slipped the puck between the outstretched pad of Holdcroft and the post to end the game. The arena went silent after the goal, but everyone stood to applaud the Big Green for its outstanding effort against one of the top teams in the nation.
Dartmouth next travels to Brown University and Yale University this weekend, where it will look to rebound from its first loss of 2012.