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Another Liberty League title for the Thoroughbreds

May 7, 2012

2012 Liberty League Women's Tennis team

Women's tennis won its second straight Liberty League title with Sunday's 5-2 win over Vassar. Junior Nataly Mendoza (San Francisco, Calif.) and sophomore Lee Ford(Newton, Mass.) teamed up for an 8-2 win at number-one doubles while also winning their singles matches. The No. 17 Thoroughbreds reached the final after 5-0 victories over Bard and William Smith in the first two rounds. 

Riding took second at the IHSA National Championship, earning the reserve national champion title for the second straight season. Skidmore finished seven points behind first-place St. Lawrence. Senior Kelly Campbell (Cohoes, N.Y.) took second in the Cacchione Cup that featured the nation's top riders.

Baseball clinched the No. 3 seed in the Liberty League tournament after a weekend split with local rival Union. Sophomore Erik Watkins (Sudbury, Mass.) went 11-for-16 with six runs scored and five RBI, while juniors Max Martins (Newton, Mass.) and Jordan Keysor (Cadyville, N.Y.) earned complete game victories on the mound. The Thoroughbreds finished the regular season with a 26-14 overall record and 17-11 in the Liberty League. They will face RPI in the opening round of the league tournament Thursday, May 10, at St. Lawrence.

In rowing, the women's varsity 4 took second place at the state championships. The boat of senior Jen Zacharia (Berlin, Mass.), juniors Kellye Tamura (Arvada, Colo.), Nicole Cox (South Burlington, Vt.), Olivia McQuade (Manchester, N.H.), and sophomore Martha Prince (Ardsley, N.Y.) posted a time of 7:59.27, less than five seconds behind first-place West Point.

Softball wrapped up its season with an 8-3 loss to Middlebury on Tuesday. Sophomore Katie Sorochka (Jackson, N.J.) and freshman Julia Martin (Providence, R.I.) homered to supply the offense for the Thoroughbreds. Skidmore finished with a 13-24 record. ~ By Cody Berschwinger

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