The men’s soccer team travels to New York Saturday to face Columbia University, where they hope to get off the schneid and back into the win column. After reeling off five wins in a row, the Big Green (7-4-1, 2-1-0) has lost two straight and only scored one goal per game. During the previous streak, the team netted 13 goals.
While week six witnesses the beginning of hockey season in Hanover, the rest of Dartmouth’s fall sports teams hit the road this weekend after Homecoming, hoping to avoid a hangover from a relatively successful weekend. Here’s our take on some of the matchups.
When we woke up Wednesday, my boy Rich and I had no idea we’d have to write another column. Around 5 p.m. I got a blitz from Fish reminding me of the deadline. You would think any fool would know that a “column” titled “Any Given Thursday” would be published on Thursday, but, alas, hindsight is 20/20.
At the halfway point of the 2014 campaign, the Dartmouth football team sits in a position it has not experienced in over a decade. Entering this weekend’s matchup at Columbia University, the Big Green boasts a 4-1 record and a perfect 2-0 record in Ivy League play, , potentially on track to win its first Ivy League crown since 1996.
Yejadai Dunn ’16 wasn’t even the first person to find out that she was named second team All-American, Dartmouth’s first women’s rugby All-American since Kirsten Ahrendt ’07 was named to the first team seven years ago. “I didn’t know about the award until some person I knew faintly from rugby texted me, and I was like, ‘What?’” Dunn said.
A pair of brothers have been crucial in the men’s soccer team’s resurgent 2014 campaign. Co-captain Hugh Danilack ’15 and Matt Danilack ’18 both found soccer at a young age and began playing early in elementary school, eventually joining recreation leagues. As their talent deepened, they moved onto travel teams. The brothers are on parallel tracks this season. The elder Danilack has scored eight points and the younger brother is right behind with seven, including three goals. Each notched his first collegiate goal within 15 minutes of the other against the University of Massachusetts at Lowell in late September.
The men’s and women’s championship eight boats finished 26th at the 50th annual Head of the Charles Regatta over the weekend, marking a fall from last season when the men placed 25th and the women finished 20th. Held in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the Head of the Charles Regatta was the first of the season for the Big Green, serving as a litmus test for what the teams can expect going forward. The crew teams are only slated to compete in a few regattas in the fall before the season begins in earnest in the spring.