Posted by Katie Peverada
The fall sports season is winding down, but Skidmore athletes are still putting their all on the field. This past week, two female Thoroughbreds were recognized by the Liberty League for their achievements in helping their teams win playoff-implicating games.
Christine Bellotti '14 - Women's Soccer - Honor Roll
Bellotti netted two goals in Skidmore's win against the Tigers of RIT, both coming in the final 10 minutes of play. The Thoroughbreds were down 1-0 with 10 minutes to go when Bellotti was able to run onto a service from Kelly O'Donnell. Eight minutes later, and with less than a minute to go in regulation, Bellotti broke the tie when she corralled a loose ball in the 18 and found the back of the net.
At 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, Bellotti and her fellow seniors take on St. Lawrence in their Senior Game.
Kelly Blackhurst '14 - Field Hockey - Offensive Performer of the Week
In Skidmore's 5-2 victory over Williams College, Blackhurst netted three goals and added two assists. Those eight points, which were a season-high for Blackhurst, bring her season total and team-leading point total to 48 points (19 G, 10 A). Blackhurst now has six goals in her last two games and ranks ninth nationally in goals per game with 1.36, and seventh nationally in points per game with 3.43.
Blackhurst and the Thoroughbreds take on the University of Rochester at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, and William Smith College at p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26 .