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Spring storm wreaks havoc on athletics schedule

March 26, 2013

Spring storm wreaks havoc on athletics schedule

March 25, 2013

Last Tuesday’s snowstorm forced many coaches to reschedule their respective games, as Castle Diamond and Skidmore's softball field were in no condition to host competition.

Baseball was scheduled to host RIT in doubleheader action Saturday, March 23, and Sunday, March 24; both contests were postponed. Originally scheduled for March 23, Skidmore will face RIT April 2 at a time to be announced. The March 24 contest has yet to be rescheduled.

Softball rescheduled its March 23 contests against Castleton State to March 25. The Thoroughbreds dropped their home opening pair to Spartans, 11-8 and 8-2. Skidmore will host Cobleskill at 3:30 p.m. today (Tuesday, March 26) at Wagner Park.
The women's lacrosse team lost its only game of the week to visiting Wesleyan University, 11-8, dropping the Thoroughbreds to 1-4 overall. The game was originally scheduled for Tuesday, March 19, but was rescheduled to Wednesday, March 20, as Wachenheim Field was under a blanket of snow.

Spencer Morgan '15 (Ridgewood, N.J.) led the Thoroughbred offense with four goals, four groundballs and three draw controls. Emma Harris '16 (Mountain Lakes, N.J.) tallied three points on two goals and an assist, while Maggie Murphy '16 (Huntington, N.Y.) and Paige DiAntonio '15 (Morristown, N.J.) each netted one goal.

Skidmore will make its debut in Liberty League play at 4 p.m. Friday, March 29, when it takes on Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y.

The golf team tied for seventh out of 32 teams at the Camp Lejeune Intercollegiate Championship March 22-24 in Jacksonville, N.C. John McCarthy '13 (East Greenwich, R.I.) tied for seventh after shooting a total score of 213 in the 54 hole tournament. Anthony DiLisio '13 (Swampscott, Mass.) also had a strong performance, tying for 17th place overall. Zach Grossman '15 (East Hampton, N.Y.) finished 48th.

Skidmore will travel to Middletown, Conn., April 13-14 for the Manhattanville Invitational.

Men's tennis team went 2-0 this weekend in Liberty League play to improve to 5-4 overall on the season. The Thoroughbreds defeated visiting St. Lawrence 8-1 Saturday, March 23, and blanked RIT 9-0 on Sunday, March 24.

Against St. Lawrence, Jimmy Sherpa '14 (West Vancouver, B.C.) won at number-one singles 6-1, 6-0. Sherpa later paired with Gabe Steerman '14 (Philadelphia, Pa.) for the win at number-two doubles.

Against RIT, Sherpa posted another win at number-one singles and combined with Steerman for the victory at number one doubles. Miles Ransom '15 (Delray Beach, Fla.) and Danny Knight '14 (Ponte Vedra, Fla.) also earned wins in their respective singles matches. Kit Green-Sanderson '16 (Toronto, Ont.) and Nick Tong '16 (Rancho Palos Verda, Calif) combined to win at number two doubles. 

The Thoroughbreds will travel to Geneva, N.Y., to take on Hobart at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 30.

The men's lacrosse team opened Liberty League conference play Saturday, March 23, at Wachenheim Field with a 9-8 loss to St. Lawrence. The Thoroughbreds move to 0-1 in conference play and carry a 2-5 overall record.

Kevin Mulvey '16 (Westfield, N.J.) led Skidmore with four points on three goals and an assist. Jon Hoeg '13 (Mount Sinai, N.Y.) added three goals, while Mike Perlow '13 (Briarcliff, N.Y.) tallied two goals. Bryan Connolly '13 (Babylon, N.Y.) notched two assists and Matt Ohara '15 (La Jolla, Calif.) recorded one assist for the Thoroughbreds.

Skidmore will host Williams College at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at Wachenheim Field.

The women's tennis team was dominant in a shut out over St. Lawrence on Saturday, March 23, and RIT, Sunday, March 24. With the wins, the Thoroughbreds move to 2-0 in Liberty League play and 4-5 overall.

Against St. Lawrence, Nataly Mendoza '13 (San Francisco, Calif.) won at number one singles (6-1, 6-0) and paired with Lee Ford '14 (Newton, Mass.) for the win at number-one doubles. Melissa Hirsch '14 (Alamo, Calif.), Alex Smith '15 (Beverly Hills, Calif.), Robyn Baird '14 (Potomac, Md.) and Caroline Hobbs '16 (Lafayette, Colo.) all posted wins in their respective singles matches.

Against RIT, Mendoza and Ford replicated the previous day's results when they posted a win at number-one doubles. Rachel Plevinsky '14 (Lexington, Mass.) and Yumi Karlshoej '15 (West Vancouver, B.C.) each posted a win in their respective singles matches.

The Thoroughbreds will return to action at noon Saturday, March 30, gainst Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. ~ By Sean Farnsworth



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