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Transition time on athletics front

November 11, 2013

Transition time on athletics front

Nov. 11, 2013

Field hockey captured its fifth Liberty League title in six years, beating Vassar College 4-0 Wednesday and edging No. 10 William Smith College 4-3 Saturday. Sam Skott ’15 netted the winning goal in both games, earning tournament MVP honors. Kelly Blackhurst ’14, Pauline Searles ’15, Dani DeGregory ’16, Haley McDougall ’15 and Jenn Hanks ’16 were named to the All-Tournament Team. (See related story)

The league championship allows the Thoroughbreds to punch their ticket for a  seventh straight NCAA tournament. On Saturday, Nov. 16, at Middlebury College, Skidmore will play the winner of Wednesday’s first-round game between Gordon College and Keene State. The regional final will take place Sunday with the winner advancing to the Final Four Nov. 22 at Old Dominion University.

Men’s soccer fell just short of capturing the program’s first-ever conference championship in a 3-1 loss at No. 17 St. Lawrence University Saturday. Adam Beek ’15 and Brock Bakewell ’15 both tallied and Eli Kisselbach ’16 made five saves in Wednesday’s 2-0 semifinal win at RPI. Nick Masiero ’17 equalizer just before halftime was not enough against St. Lawrence, as the Saints would add two in the second half to secure the Liberty League title. The team, which posted a 12-6-2 record, can still qualify for the NCAA Tournament with an at large bid. The tournament field for both men’s and women’s soccer will be announced today at 1:30 p.m.

Women’s soccer conceded just its second goal at home this season in Wednesday’s 1-0 loss against No. 24 RIT. Gab Lawrence ’14, who leads the conference in goals against average and save percentage, made two saves in goal for Skidmore. The 18th-ranked Thoroughbreds have compiled a record of 12-3-2 and have earned a berth in the NCAA Tournament with an at-large bid. (See related story)

Vlad Gavrik ’14 scored his first career hat trick in ice hockey’s 5-2 win against the University of New England Friday. Aaron Beck ’14 and David Limoges ’15 also had multi-point nights, each adding a goal and an assist. The team suffered its first setback of the season, falling 3-2 to the University of Southern Maine Saturday. Jack Even ’16 registered his first goal of the season and Ben Freiberg ’16 stopped 24 shots in the loss. The Thoroughbreds travel to New England College Friday, Nov. 15, for a 7 p.m. game, before taking on Saint Anselm College Saturday at 4 p.m. Nov. 16.

Men’s and women’s swimming and diving both lost tightly contested meets Saturday against Vassar College. Nick Sauerbrunn ’15, a top performer, finished first in the 200 Free and 500 Free. Tommy Heidebrecht ’17 was the meet's top diver, placing first in both events with a 1 meter score of 210.00 and 3 meter score of 222.30. On the women’s side, Catherine King ’15 was triple winner, placing first in the 50 Free and 100 Free, and teaming with Yookee Roh ‘16, Katherine Kelloway ’14 and Kate Lambos ’15 for a first-place finish in the 400 Free Relay. Reigning Liberty League Rookie of the Week Erin Donovan ’17 earned first-place finishes in both backstrokes, winning the 100 and 200 for the second time in as many meets. The Thoroughbreds travel to Oneonta St. Friday, Nov. 15, for a 5 p.m. meet. ~ By Dan St.-Jacques




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