Saturday, Sept. 2: Dartmouth vs. Texas Tech (1-0)
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 2: Dartmouth vs. Eastern Washington (1-2)
Time: 8 p.m.
Dartmouth volleyball will open the 2017 season on the West Coast, playing California, Texas Tech and Eastern Washington over the course of the two-day Cal Classic. This is the first time the Big Green have played any of these teams. All times for matches are listed in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
SCOUTING THE BEARS
Host Cal enters its second consecutive home tournament with a record of 2-1 after defeating Loyola Chicago and Seattle and falling to UC Irvine – all by scores of 3-1 – at the Cal Molten Classic.
SCOUTING THE RED RAIDERS
After severe weather cancelled its first tournament of the season, Texas Tech heads to Berkeley with four fewer matches than expected under its belt. The Red Raiders officially opened 2017 the weekend of the missed tournament, defeating North Texas, 3-1. A few days later, Texas Tech had a 3-2 victory over the University of Texas at El Paso.
SCOUTING THE EAGLES
Like the other two teams at the tournament, Eastern Washington opened its year last weekend, playing three matches at the UNLV Tournament in Las Vegas. The Eagles left with a record of 1-2, falling to host UNLV and UC Davis by scores of 3-1 and defeating Binghamton, 3-2.
DORON AND CO.
Gilad Doron is entering his second year at the helm of the Dartmouth program. He is joined by Eyal Zimet – also in his second season – and Marissa Prinzbach, who arrives in Hanover after spending a season as a graduate assistant at Franklin Pierce.
MEET THE TEAM
The 15-player roster is made up of six freshmen, six sophomores, two juniors and a lone senior. Serving as captains in 2017 are senior Sara Lindquist, junior Zoe Leonard and sophomore Maddy Schoenberger. Donning the green and white uniform for the first time as part of the Class of 2021 are Tola Akinwumi, Mallen Bischoff, Lauren Douglas, Olympia Nagel-Caland, Elise Petit and Leeza Poselski. Also new to the team in 2017 is Tori Dozier, a sophomore transfer from North Carolina State.
CAN’T BE THERE?
Live stats are available for all three of Dartmouth’s matches, while just the match against Cal will be streamed.
NEXT UP FOR DARTMOUTH
The Big Green will host the two-day, four-team, six-match Dartmouth Invitational from Sept. 8-9. The host will play just one match on Friday, facing Syracuse at 6 p.m., and will play Iona at 1 p.m. and Sacred Heart at 6:30 p.m. the next day. Fans can follow along with live stats or subscribe to the Ivy League Network (ILN) to watch all six matches.