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A standout weekend for fall athletes

October 28, 2013

A standout weekend for fall athletes

Oct. 28, 2013

Field hockey captured the Liberty League regular-season title with back-to-back wins against nationally ranked opponents over the weekend.

Kelly Blackhurst ’14 and Sam Skott ’15 each netted a pair of goals in a gritty 4-3 win against No. 14 University of Rochester Friday. Sophomore defender Jenn Hanks ’16 made a key defensive save and tallied her second game-winning goal of the season and Dani DeGregory ’16 added two goals in a 3-2 win against No. 7 William Smith College Saturday. Blackhurst, the reigning Liberty League Offensive Player of the Week, recorded five points over the two games, moving her into the top 10 in Division III career scoring with 237 points (94 G, 49 A).

The 17th-ranked Thoroughbreds close the regular season with a pair of non-league games, traveling to Hartwick Wednesday, Oct. 30, for a 4 p.m. start, and taking Stevens Tech at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2.  

Eli Kisselbach ’16

Eli Kisslebach ’16 made seven saves and Brock Bakewell ’15 scored his second game-winning goal in as many games as men’s soccer extended its win streak to five with a 1-0 upset at No. 9 St. Lawrence University. The team clinched its first Liberty League playoff berth since 2006 and can earn a home game by beating Union in the season finale  Saturday, Nov. 2, at 2 p.m., and finish first with a win and a St. Lawrence tie or loss in its final game against Clarkson University.

Volleyball closed out conference play with a 3-1 (22-25, 25-20, 25-21, 25-21) win against RIT Saturday. Corinne Palmer ’14 led the team with 16 kills, seven digs, two aces, and four blocks. Natalie Nagle ’14 had 10 kills while Emma Wilberg ’14 chipped in 33 assists and six digs. Marcela Familiar ’17 had 23 digs and Clare Kenny ’15 had nine digs and an ace. Aria Goodman ’15 had a match-high five aces and eight digs. Skidmore will face Kean University in the first match of the Skidmore Invitational at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1.

Women’s soccer suffered its first home loss of the season in a 1-0 setback in overtime against St. Lawrence. Senior goalkeeper Gab Lawrence ’14 stopped three shots and Christine Bellotti ’14 generated several quality scoring chances in the final home game of the regular season. The team heads to RPI Wednesday, Oct. 30, for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff of the final conference game of the season for both teams. The Thoroughbreds, who have clinched a Liberty League playoff berth, can earn a home playoff game with a win against RPI and an RIT tie or loss at its final game against William Smith College. ~ By Dan St.-Jacques



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