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Milestones highlight week in sports

October 22, 2012
Sam Friedman
Sam Friedman

Volleyball posted four 3-0 wins this week as the team finished the regular season with a perfect 12-0 record, securing the Liberty League regular-season title and home-court advantage in the league tournament. The Thoroughbreds defeated Union Tuesday at home and St. Lawrence Friday on the road before closing by defeating Clarkson and RIT Saturday at Clarkson. Against Clarkson, senior Mallory Mendelsohn (San Francisco, Calif.) had 24 assists and eight digs while classmate Sam Friedman (Los Angeles, Calif.) finished with 12 digs and junior Elise Finnerty (Southampton, N.Y.) totaled six blocks in the league-clinching victory. Skidmore is now 22-5 overall and has won 20 of the last 21 matches. The team hosts the Skidmore Invitational this Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26 and 27 at the Williamson Sports Center.

Men's soccer went 1-0-1 in a pair of Liberty League road games as head coach Ron McEachen picked up his 300th career victory. McEachen is the all-time winningest coach in program history with 120 wins. In a scoreless tie Wednesday at RPI, freshman goalkeeper Eli Kisselbach (Stamford, Conn.) finished with nine saves. On Saturday, sophomore Brock Bakewell (Tucson, Ariz.) scored 4:49 into overtime to give the Thoroughbreds a 1-0 victory over Clarkson. Skidmore is now 10-4-2 overall and 4-2-1 in league play and in second place in the Liberty League. The team closes out the regular season Saturday, Oct. 27, at home against Union.

Field hockey secured a 7-1 victory over league foe St. Lawrence in its lone game of the week. Eight different players recorded a point led by two goals and an assist from freshman Dani DeGregory (Greenwich, N.Y.), a goal and three assists from junior Kelly Blackhurst (North River, N.Y.) and a pair of goals from juniorPauline Searles (Glens Falls, N.Y.). No. 14 Skidmore has clinched a spot in the league tournament and is currently in a three-way tie for second place. The team is 11-4 overall and 4-2 in league play and will host Hartwick at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24.

Golf finished ninth at Florida's GolfWeek Invitational, an event that featured the top 18 teams in Division III. SeniorAnthony DiLisio (Swampscott, Mass.) took fifth place, finishing two-over in the three-round event. Senior John McCarthy (East Greenwich, R.I.) was the next top finisher, taking 39th place.

Women's soccer went 0-1-1 in a pair of games this week. Senior Kelsey Yam (Longmeadow, Mass.) scored a goal and junior goalie Gab Lawrence (Yorktown, N.Y.) finished with seven saves in a 2-1 OT loss at No. 17 Middlebury. Lawrence also had four saves in a scoreless tie against Clarkson.  The Thoroughbreds host RPI at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24. ~ Cody Berschwinger

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