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Thoroughbreds competitive during spring-break action

March 11, 2013

Thoroughbreds competitive during spring-break action

March 11, 2013

Skidmore’s men's lacrosse team lost a heart breaker in overtime, 11-10 March 9 to 12th-ranked Trinity College (Conn.) at Wachenheim Field.

The Thoroughbreds held a 10-9 advantage in the game's final minute before a Trinity goal forced an overtime period. The Bantams scored the winning goal with 34 seconds remaining on the clock.

Skidmore is now 1-3 overall for the season.

Jon Hoeg '13 (Mount Sinai, N.Y.) led all scorers with five points (three goals, two assists). Hoeg also accounted for five groundballs. Bryan Connolly '13 (Babylon, N.Y.) and Mike Perlow '13 (Briarcliff, N.Y.) each had two points, while five Skidmore players contributed one point.

Skidmore will return to the field at 7 p.m. today (March 11) against Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas.

The baseball team lost its first game of the season 5-1 March 9 against the United States Coast Guard Academy in Fort Myers, Fla.

Max Martins '13 (Newton, Mass.) pitched a strong outing for Skidmore, throwing nearly seven innings, allowing just one run on five hits, while striking out five. Alex Barber '13 (Cambridge, Mass.) and Matty Tatkow '13 (Sudbury, Mass.) each had two hits in the contest.

The Thoroughbreds also lost both games of a doubleheader (7-1, 12-2) against Haverford Sunday, March 10.

In the first game, Marco Baratta '16 (Tenafly, N.J.) produced Skidmore's only run as Haverford held the Thoroughbred offense to three hits.

Skidmore's Isaac Forman '14 (New York, N.Y.) pitched solidly in the second game, allowing only one hit and two runs in five innings. Nick Barra '15 (Pittsford, N.Y.) went two for three at the plate.

The Thoroughbreds return to action Tuesday, March 12, in a doubleheader against Edgewood in Fort Myers, Fla.

Women's lacrosse lost to Utica College, 11-7 March 6 at Wachenheim Field.

Lexi Melville '13 (Syosset, N.Y.) led Skidmore with three goals on four shots. The senior has produced 10 goals in two games this season. Emma Harris '16 (Mountain Lakes, N.J.) contributed two goals and two draw controls, while Spencer Morgan '15 (Ridgewood, N.J.) added two points of her own on a goal and an assist. Peggy Healy '15 (Northborough, Mass.) chipped in two assists for the Thoroughbreds and Brittney Dioneda '15 (St. Louis, Mo.) netted one goal.  

Skidmore heads to Orlando, Fla. for a pair of non-conference games against Denison Tuesday, March 12, and Wheaton College Friday, March 15.       

Women's tennis lost its only match of the week to third-ranked Williams College 9-0, Saturday, March 9, at the Wilton YMCA.

Nataly Mendoza '13 (San Francisco, Calif.) narrowly lost her number-one singles match to Kara Shoemaker 6-4, 6-3. Mendoza and doubles partner Lee Ford '14 (Newton, Mass.) lost their number-one doubles match 8-5.

Skidmore will face the University of Santa Cruz at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, in Santa Cruz, Calif.

The softball team played four games this past week in Kissimmee, Fla., en route to a 2-2 record.

In the first game, Skidmore defeated Wheaton College 4-3 after erasing a two-run deficit in the seventh inning. Christine Munisteri '16 (Red Hook, N.Y.), Carol Brown '13 (Seattle, Wash.) and Mackenzie Whiting '16 (Ellington, Conn.) each singled in the deciding inning to earn Skidmore the victory.

Abby Shea '15 (Newport, R.I.) was 2-3 with a pair of runs scored on the afternoon, while Brown finished 2-3 with a run. Katie Sorochka '14 (Jackson, N.J.) struck out seven and earned the win.

Skidmore lost to Geneva 16-7 March 9 after leading for much of the contest.

Lila Rosenfeld '16 (Albany, Calif.) went 2-5 with two RBI. Whiting was 1-4 with a pair of runs batted in and Julie Schwartz '13 (Bryn Mawr, Pa.) tallied two hits in three at-bats with an RBI double for Skidmore.  Sorochka and Shea were each 2-4 in the loss.

Coast Guard defeated Skidmore March 10 after scoring nine runs in the first inning on the way to an 11-0 win. Whiting had two of the team's four hits.
Skidmore defeated Roger Williams March 10, 5-4, in eight innings. Schwartz was 1-4 with two RBI. Cassie Fishkin '16 (New City, N.Y.) was 1-4 with an RBI double, while Brown was 2-3. Katie Peverada '14 (Hampden, Maine) and Shea each had RBI singles in the win.

The Thoroughbreds will continue their spring break schedule when they face Millikan and Marietta Tuesday, March 11, in Kissimmee, Fla.~ By Sean Farnsworth

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