Posted by Audrey Nelson
Earning its fifth straight win, the women's soccer team made a close, 1-0 non-league victory over Bard College on Oct. 12. The game's one goal came at the 13th minute mark in the first half by Lindsay Schmitt '11.
With a long ball assist from freshman Christine Bellotti, Schmitt scored with a diving header past Bard keeper, Amy Strawbridge. The Thoroughbreds advance to 8-3-2 while the Raptors fall to 6-6.
Skidmore keeper, Gab Lawrence '14 earned the team's third straight shutout with just one save at Tuesday's game. Seeking their 6th straight win, the Thoroughbreds face Union College on Oct. 16 at 1 p.m.
Field Hockey vs. Cancer
The Skidmore field hockey team will be using their match against Williams College on Oct. 17 to raise awareness of cancer.
The Field Hockey vs. Cancer event will be collecting donations throughout game day to benefit cancer research. The 9th ranked team stands at 10-1-0, and looks for their next win against Babson College on Oct. 15.
Despite their lead for most of the first match, the Skidmore volleyball team lost 3-0 to Middlebury Tuesday night.
The Panthers came back to win the first match 28-26. In the second set, Middlebury won 25-21 and finished the game in the third set at 25-17.
Skidmore sophomore Samantha Friedman finished with 24 digs, Meredith Palmer '11 made 13 kills and two blocks and Mallory Mendelsohn '13 had 38 assists and two service aces. Sophomore Carolyn Bottelier had 11 kills and seven digs.
The team looks for better luck on Oct. 16 with their matches against Sage College and SUNY Potsdam at Sage.
Liberty League recognitions
The Liberty League recognized eight Skidmore College student athletes for their performances in the past week.
Senior Christine Kemp and freshman Kelly Blackhurst of the field hockey team were named co-offensive performers of the week.
Volleyball's Meredith Palmer '11 won her second performer of the week award, and first year Corinne Palmer was named co-rookie of the week for the third time.
Women's soccer senior Lindsay Schmitt earned co-defensive performer of the week, as did men's soccer first year, Orion Johnson.
Oliver Loutsenko '14 of the men's tennis team was named rookie of the week for the second consecutive week, and women's tennis freshman Melissa Hirsch won co-rookie of the week honors.
The men's soccer team took a loss of 1-0 on Oct. 13 against SUNY Oneonta.
Oneonta's Jonathan Kowalski scored the game's only goal in the 56th minute mark. Beating the defender, Jeff Christian made the assist to Kowalski who scored his fourth game-winning goal of the season.
Junior Nick Peterson had two saves in the first half, as did senior Steve Vasquez, who missed catching the game-winning shot.
The game was close, however, with both teams recording 12 shots on goal, and two corner kicks each.
The Thoroughbreds look ahead to their next game against SUNY New Paltz on Oct. 16.