Posted by Audrey Nelson & Gabe Weintraub
With four players shooting 75 or lower in the second round, Skidmore once again laid claim to the Liberty League golf title, edging past Rochester at Ravenwood Golf Club on Sunday, Sept. 26.
Junior Peter Anderson finished second overall, losing by seven strokes to Rochester freshman Nicholas Palladino, whom the Liberty League named both player and rookie of the year. Anderson received All-Liberty League First Team honors, alongside senior teammates Ryan Llyod and Matt Canavan.
The Thoroughbreds will conclude their fall season on Oct. 10, when they travel to the Greensboro Invitational in Greensboro, N. Carolina.
Skidmore field hockey dominated two strong, in-conference opponents over the weekend, moving their record to 3-0 in Liberty League play and 6-1 overall. The team also jumped to No. 10 in the national rankings.
The Thoroughbreds opened the weekend by shutting out then-undefeated William Smith, 5-0. Junior Annie Rosencrans found senior Christine Kemp in front of the net at the 1:55 mark to put Skidmore ahead. Rosencrans had two assists and a goal for the game. First year Kelly Blackhurst also had two goals.
The next day the Thoroughbreds followed up that win by crushing Rochester, 5-1. Rosencrans, Kemp and Blackhurst all scored.
The team next plays on Thursday, Sept. 30, at home against Middlebury.
Women's soccer came back to victory this week, shutting down No. 25 ranked Amherst College 1-0. Christine Bellotti beat keeper, Allie Horwitz off her line to land a soft header into the goal's lower right corner 30 minutes into the first half. Bellotti was assisted by Alyssa Miller who sent a long ball for the only goal of the game.
The Thoroughbreds will face Utica College this Saturday.
Men's soccer won coach Ron McEachen's 100th career victory against MCLA with a final score of 5-1. Pat Wildes scored the Thoroughbred's first goal in the 19th minute where the score would stay for the rest of the half. In a nine minute span, the team took the score up to 4-0, followed by MCLA's only goal in the 66th minute. Freshman Gildas Giriman landed his second goal of the season to finish off the game.
The men look to an away game against Cazenovia this Saturday.
Women's tennis took several victories at the 2010 USTA/ITA Regional Championship including the 8-1 championship from doubles team, Senior Rachel Loeb and Sophomore Nataly Mendoza over Leighton/Raevsky of William Smith College. Melissa Hirsch and Molly Nolan reached quarterfinals in singles, while Mendoza reached the round of 16. Junior Tory Engros made finals of the singles consolation bracket and didn't drop a set in the first three rounds. The team will host UAlbany on Thursday at 6 p.m.