Fall sporting events are in full swing this week. Men’s tennis, men’s golf, soccer and women’s rugby will all play their first games of the season, while volleyball, sailing and men’s and women’s soccer will look for additional victories
The men’s tennis team begins its fall season by competing Friday through Sunday at the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Invitational in Philadelphia. Three freshmen – Miles Groom ’26, Waleed Qadir ’26 and Henry Ren ’26 – will join men’s tennis for their first collegiate competition. Dartmouth finished seventh in the 2022 Ivy League tennis standings.
Women’s volleyball has dominated since its first win of the season against the University of Sacred Heart on September 2 and now stands at a 6-1 record. On Friday and Saturday, women’s volleyball compete at the Seton Hall Classic in South Orange, NJ, where they first face off against the New Jersey Institute of Technology, followed by Seton Hall University and Central Connecticut State University. The Seton Hall Classic will test the team’s momentum following their second straight win at the Dartmouth Invitational last weekend; the Big Green won all three games against Merrimack College and the University of Hartford.
Dartmouth Sailing will compete in the Women’s Singlehanded New England Championship, Hatch Brown, Regis and Barnett, where members will travel to Boston University, Brown University, Bowdoin College, Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to compete on Saturday and Sunday participate in regattas. Last weekend Dartmouth placed sixth in the Toni Deutsch ’58 Regatta, fourth in the Brown-sponsored Bears Invite and seventh in the Harry Anderson Trophy, sponsored by Yale University, the team’s first competitions there Season.
The men’s golf team will start the season at the Cornell/Temple Invitational, which will be held at Plymouth Meeting, Penn. on Saturday and Sunday. The last time men competed in golf, the team finished fifth in the Ivy League Championship. This fall, men’s golf will welcome a team of five seniors, three sophomores and three freshmen to compete.
Football will play its first game of the fall season against Valparaiso University on Saturday. The game will be home at 1:30 p.m. and can be watched on ESPN+. As the defending Ivy League champions for the second year in a row, Big Green Football has a legacy to cherish. Dartmouth Football have been hard at work preparing for Saturday’s game since the start of pre-season camp on August 21st.
Women’s rugby will open its season from 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut. The last time these two teams met was almost a year ago, when Big Green defeated the Pioneers 63-10. The rugby team are also preparing to play Army West Point, who they beat at the 2021 national championships for their second league title in the last four seasons, on October 1.
First up, the men’s soccer team plays their fifth non-conference game of the season at Albany University on Saturday at 6 p.m. Then on Tuesday at 7 p.m. the Big Green meets the University of Connecticut at Burnham Field. The team currently holds a 1-2-1 record and hopes to get in fighting form before taking on Princeton University in their first Ivy League game on Oct. 1. All games will be streamed on ESPN+.
On Sunday, Dartmouth Field Hockey plays Merrimack College at 12pm at Chase Field, which can be seen via ESPN+. The team is currently 2-3 overall and will be trying to equalize this week. Ivy League conference games begin Friday, September 23 at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.
This weekend, the women’s soccer team competes at the University of Massachusetts Lowell on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Women’s soccer got off to a strong start to the season with a 5-1-1 record after a recent 2-1 win over the varsity of Vermont on Wednesday. Allie Winstanley ’23, who scored both goals for Big Green in the win over the Catamounts, was named Ivy League Player of the Week. Sunday’s game can be viewed via dartmouthsports.com.