Thoroughbreds competitive as semester winds down

Thoroughbreds competitive as semester winds down

December 6, 2012

Swimming and diving competed at the Liberty League Championships last weekend at RIT. The men finished fifth out of nine teams, while the women placed seventh out of 10. Freshman Yookee Roh (Tenafly, N.J.) set new program records in the 200 IM and 100 Back. Sophomore Catherine King (Wellesley, Mass.) lowered her own school record in the 50 Free and was also the weekend's top finisher for Skidmore, taking second in the 100 Free. On the men's side, senior Jesse Adler (Chappaqua, N.Y.) took seventh in the 200 Back and 10th in the 100 Back, while sophomore Nick Sauerbrunn (Avon, Conn.) was eighth in the 1650 Free. Both teams are off until the new year when the men return to action Jan. 12 at the RPI Men's Invite and the women are back in action on Jan. 19 at the RPI Women's Invite.

Men's basketball posted a pair of wins last week, beating Castleton at home and Cobleskill on the road. Against Castleton, sophomore Connor Merrill (Panton, Vt.) had 26 points to lead six players in double figures to go along with 10 rebounds and five blocks. Freshman Tanner Brooks (Pikesville, Md.) added 24 points and classmate Aldin Medunjanin (New York, N.Y.) recorded a double-double with 14 points and 10 assists in the 106-85 win. At Cobleskill, Brooks poured in 18 points to go along with 10 rebounds, five assists and four steals while Medunjanin added 16 points, Merrill scored 13 and senior Kevin Dahill (Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.) chipped in with 12 points.

Ice hockey went 1-1 last week in a pair of ECAC East games. In Friday's loss to No. 2 Norwich, freshman Ondrej Krajnak(Presov, Slovakia), sophomore David Limoges (Saint-Hippolyte, Quebec), and junior David Dupuis (Kuujjuaq, Quebec) all scored. In Saturday's 1-0 win over St. Michael's, senior Zack Menard (Burlington, Mass.) scored the lone goal and sophomore goalie Spencer Sodokoff (Greenwich, Conn.) made 19 saves to record his first collegiate shutout. The Thoroughbreds are now 5-3-2 overall and 4-3-1 in league play; they return to action Friday, Dec. 7, at Castleton.

Women's basketball was 1-1 last week in a pair of home games. On Thursday, junior Jordyn Wartts (St. Louis, Mo.) scored a team-high 11 points, while sophomore Molly McLaughlin (Westwood, Mass.) added 10 in a 55-42 win over Albany Pharmacy. In Saturday's loss to No. 11 Amherst, sophomore Angela Botiba (Douala, Cameroon) had 12 points, five rebounds, three steals, two assists, and two blocks to lead Skidmore.

Tags: Athletics, Women's Basketball, Swimming and Diving, Ice Hockey, Thoroughbred Athletics, Men's Basketball, Yookee Roh, Catherine King, Jesse Adler, Connor Merrill, Tanner Brooks, Aldin Medunjanin, Kevin Dahill, Ondrej Krajnak, David Limoges, David Dupuis, Zack Menard, Spencer Sodokoff, Jordyn Wartts, Molly McLaughlin, Angela Botiba, Nick Sauerbrunn