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Thoroughbreds return from spring-break competition

Thoroughbreds return from spring-break competition

 

March 18, 2013

The 14th-ranked Skidmore golf team opened its season March 15-17 at the Jekyll Island Collegiate Invitational, taking 11th place in the 30-team field. Anthony DiLisio '13 (Swampscott, Mass.) was the top scorer for Skidmore, tying for 18th overall at nine over par. Garrett Colgan '13 (Chestnut Hill, Mass.), Zach Grossman '15 (East Hampton, N.Y.), and John McCarthy '13 (East Greenwich, R.I.) all placed in the top 80.

Skidmore will return to the course this weekend, March 22-24, at the Camp Lejeune Championship in Jacksonville, N.C.

The baseball team recently completed its spring-break schedule, going 3-5 in the process. The Thoroughbreds had a rocky start, losing their first three games to the U. S. Coast Guard Academy (5-1) and both games of a doubleheader to Haverford College (7-1, 12-2). Skidmore bounced back March 12, sweeping Edgewood College in a doubleheader (6-5, 8-7). The Thoroughbreds proceeded to split with Savle Regina on March 14 before closing out the trip with a close loss to Drew University 5-4.

Skidmore can be proud of its pitchers as Max Martins '13 (Newton, Mass.), Isaac Foreman '14 (New York, N.Y.), Nick Petrella '15 (East Sayville, N.Y.), and Jordan Keysor '13 (Cadyville, N.Y.) all threw the ball extremely well. Each pitched deep into their respective games and kept the Thoroughbreds within contention with Petrella and Martins each earning a win.

Against Savle Regina, Martins tossed a complete game, allowing only one run while striking out a season-high 12 batters.

Skidmore will make its home debut at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 23, in a doubleheader against RIT.

The 16th-ranked women's tennis team dropped a pair of matches last week in Santa Cruz, Calif., narrowly losing to U.C. Santa Cruz 5-4 and to Redlands 8-1.

Against U.C. Santa Cruz, the doubles pairing of Nataly Mendoza '13 (San Francisco, Calif.) and Lee Ford '14 (Newton, Mass.) posted an 8-4 victory, while both also earned wins in their respective singles matches. Alex Smith '14 (Beverly Hills, Calif.) also won her singles match, tallying Skidmore's fourth and final point of the match in the process.

Against Redlands, Mendoza and Ford recorded Skidmore's only point after winning their number-one doubles match 8-6. The Thoroughbreds battled, but came up short in the end.

The Thoroughbreds are back in action at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 23, against St. Lawrence.  

Women's lacrosse went 1-1 this past week, as it lost March 12 to Denison 18-8 before defeating Wheaton College 11-10 in a double-overtime thriller.

Lexi Melville, '13 (Syosset, N.Y.) tallied 11 combined points for the Thoroughbreds, scoring five goals against Denison, and adding five more goals and an assist in the win over Wheaton College. Maggie Murphy '16 (Huntington, N.Y.) posted two goals against Wheaton, including the game-winning goal in overtime. Brittney Dioneda '15 (St. Louis, Mo.) accounted for four combined points, scoring two goals against Denison and notching a goal and an assist against Wheaton.

Skidmore will host Wesleyan University at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, at Wachenheim Field.  

Softball went 1-5 this past week, posting a victory against Roger Williams University (6-3) March 13 to move its overall record to 5-7.

Against Roger Williams, Carol Brown '13 (Seattle, Wash.) went 1-3 with a walk, one run scored, and a run batted in. Christine Munisteri '16 (Red Hook, N.Y.) was 2-3 for a triple and two runs scored. Cassie Fishkin '16 (New City, N.Y.) smacked a single, producing an RBI in the process.

Skidmore will host Castleton State in a doubleheader at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 23.

Men's tennis team lost all three of its matches this past week in California. The Thoroughbreds played a tough California Lutheran University team, losing 9-0 March 12 before competing in the Stag-Hen Invitational March 15. The Thoroughbreds were edged out by Kenyon College 5-4 in their first match before losing to Case Western Reserve University 5-4 in an elimination contest.

Skidmore moves to 3-3 overall this season and returns to action at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 23, when it hosts St. Lawrence.

Men's lacrosse team split a pair of games, defeating Southwestern University 14-5 March 11 before losing to Haverford College 14-7 March 16.

In the win over Southwestern, Josh Berger '15 (Fort Wayne, Ind.) had a game-high five points on four goals and one assist. Mike Perlow '13 (Briarcliff, N.Y.) tallied four goals, while J.P. Sullivan '13 (Floral Park, N.Y.) notched two goals and two assists. Matt Diaco '14 (Kinnelon, N.J.) earned the win in goal for Skidmore after recording three saves.

Against Haverford, Perlow registered four points on three goals and an assist. Sullivan, Jon Hoeg '13 (Mount Sinai, N.Y.) and Kevin Mulvey '16 (Westfield, N.J.) each netted one goal.

Skidmore will return to action at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 23, when it hosts St. Lawrence at Wachenheim Field.  ~ By Sean Farnsworth

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