Fall seasons end at NCAA tourneys

Fall seasons end at NCAA tourneys

November 13, 2012

McDougall
Haley McDougall

Field hockey saw its season come to an end with a 6-2 loss to top-seeded Middlebury in the second round of the NCAA tournament. The Thoroughbreds advanced after defeating UMass-Dartmouth 6-0 in Wednesday's first round matchup at Wagner Park. Junior Kelly Blackhurst (North River, N.Y.) had two goals and an assist in the win to go along with two goals from freshman Dani DeGregory (Greenwich, N.Y.) and a goal and two assists from sophomore Sam Skott (Hoosick Falls, N.Y.). Sophomore goalie Haley McDougall (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) made six saves to earn the shutout. Against Middlebury, DeGregory led with a goal and an assist, while Blackhurst added a goal and McDougall made nine saves. Skidmore ends its season with a 14-6 overall record.

Volleyball suffered a 3-1 loss to New Paltz in the opening round of the NCAA tournament at Clarkson. Senior Sam Friedman (Los Angeles, Calif.) finished with 29 digs, while classmates Mallory Mendelsohn (San Francisco, Calif.) and Carolyn Bottelier (Washington, D.C.) chipped in with 39 assists and 13 kills, respectively. The Thoroughbreds' season comes to a close with a 26-8 mark.

Men's and women's swimming & diving hosted a trio of teams this weekend. On Friday, Oneonta came to Saratoga Springs and on Saturday Skidmore welcomed in Division II schools St. Rose and Bridgeport. Against Oneonta, sophomore Catherine King (Wellesley, Mass.) was a triple winner, taking the 200 Free and 100 Free and was part of the winning 200 Free relay for the women. For the men, sophomore Jacob Nathan (Toledo, Ohio) took second in the 1-meter and 3-meter dives. On Saturday, Nathan was first in both dives while senior Carrie Koch had a pair of second-place finishes and a third-place finish. They host Utica at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17.

Ice hockey posted a 1-1 record in a pair of home ECAC East contests this weekend. In Saturday's 5-4 win over St. Anselm, senior Brendan Cottam (Belmont, Mass.) and sophomore David Limoges (Saint-Hippolyte, Quebec) each posted a goal and an assist while freshman Ben Freiberg (Weston, Mass.) made 18 saves over the final 51:52 to earn his first collegiate victory. In Friday's 5-2 loss to New England College, sophomores Nick Mannarino (Latham, N.Y.) and T.J. Schneider (Sound Beach, N.Y.) each scored a goal. Skidmore is now 2-2 on the year and travels to Babson for a 7 p.m. face-off on Friday, Nov. 16. ~ By Cody Berschwinger

Tags: Athletics, Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving, Thoroughbred Athletics, Field Hockey, Volleyball, Ice Hockey, Kelly Blackhurst, Dani DeGregory, Sam Skott, Haley McDougall, Sam Friedman, Mallory Mendelsohn, Carolyn Bottelier, Catherine King, Jacob Nathan, Carrie Koch, Brendan Cottam, Nick Mannarino, T.J. Schneider
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