Sports wrap: Men's soccer defeats Southern Vermont: Field hockey ranked No. 9 in nation

Posted by Audrey Nelson

The men's soccer team won 4-2 against Southern Vermont College on Oct. 5, improving to 5-4-2.

The Thoroughbreds landed the first two goals of the game by the 36 minute mark with rebound shots from sophomore Joe Phelan and senior Matt Kelsey.

After a SVM goal at the 41st minute, Kelsey beat the Mountaineer keeper one second before the first half final whistle, securing the score at 3-1.

After the Mountaineers second and final goal, senior Doug Yeates took a cross in the box from junior Diego Reinero and deflected it in for the last goal of the match and his first of the season.

Skidmore maintained a strong advantage in shots on goal of 38 to SVM's 4. The team will travel to play St. Lawrence on Oct. 8.

Thoroughbred Society

On Oct. 6, the Skidmore College athletic department held a ceremony in the Sports and Recreation Center recognizing 109 student-athletes as members of the Thoroughbred Society.

Each semester, the Thoroughbred Society honors student-athletes who achieve a 3.67 GPA or higher as well as teams who compile a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. This semester's group of students also includes five two-sport athletes and 19 student-athletes with a 4.0 GPA.

Field Hockey

Moving up from the No. 10 to the No. 9 spot in the most recent Kookaburra/NFHCA Division III National Coaches Poll, the Skidmore College field hockey team earned two 3-0 wins over No. 17 Middlebury and Utica.

Skidmore is 8-1 overall and 3-0 in Liberty League stats for the season and has won seven straight games.

Salisbury (8-1) holds the top spot in the poll followed by Tufts at No. 2 and Messiah is 3rd. The Thoroughbreds return to league play at Vassar on Oct. 8 at 4 p.m.

Liberty League Recognitions

The Liberty League recognized six Skidmore student-athletes for their performance within the past week.

First year men's tennis player Oliver Loutsenko and first year Melissa Hirsche of the women's tennis team earned Rookie of the Week honors.

Keeper on the women's soccer team, junior Meghan Sleezer was named Defensive Performer of the week, while first-year teammate Christine Bellotti '14 earned Co-Rookie of the week honors.

Defensive Performer of the Week honors in field hockey went to senior goalie Liz Catinella. Meredith Palmer, senior volleyball player, was named Performer of the Week.

Women's volleyball

The Skidmore women's volleyball team has stepped up for Breast Cancer Awareness month by participating in Dig Pink, a nationwide event that uses volleyball as a way to help raise awareness and accept donations for breast cancer victims and survivors.

This year, the official event will be held on Oct. 12 at the Skidmore vs. Middlebury match. The team will also collect donations at both the Skidmore Classic on Oct. 22-23 and the Skidmore Invitational taking place on Oct. 29-30.

Last year, Skidmore raised $3,350 contributing to the organization's $420,000 in total funds raised.

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