Posted by Audrey Nelson
The field hockey team's 19 game winning streak came to an end in Virginia at the NCAA Semifinal game against Bowdoin College. The Thoroughbreds lost 5-0 to the Polar Bear's, finishing their season with a 20-2 record.
Despite being down 1-0 at halftime, the Thoroughbreds finished the first half outshooting Bowdoin 9-5 with an 11-4 corner advantage. In the second half, the Polar Bears outshot Skidmore 18-12, though the Thoroughbreds held a 16-10 penalty corner advantage.
The team's dream season came to a close in Virginia, but left its mark with program records for most wins (20), a 19 game winning streak and a .909 winning percentage among several individual records.
The men's ice hockey team will host a "Pack the Rink" game against Bowdoin College at 7 p.m. on Dec. 2. The first 400 fans will receive free T-shirts and admission. Students can ride a free shuttle bus to the ice rink for the 7 p.m. game.
During the game, the team will also be holding a can drive to benefit the "Skidmore Cares" program. The team will also hold the can drive at its game Dec. 4 against Colby College and on Dec. 7 against SUNY Plattsburgh.
On Nov. 23, the men lost a non-league game 6-5 against SUNY Potsdam. In the second period, the Thoroughbreds were down 4-1, but picked up speed with a goal by junior Jack Walsh at 0:54 in the second and a goal at 0:21 in the third by Nick Dupuis '12.
After the Bears brought the score up to 5-3, Skidmore battled back to tie the game at 5-5 with goals by Alex Radmin '13 at 9:12 and Brendan Cottam '13 at 9:51. Ultimately, Potsdam's Matt Rhymer '12 made the game-winning shot at 13:13.
The team hosted the Skidmore Invitational Hockey Tournament on Nov. 27 where the Thoroughbreds lost to Buffalo State 4-0. Buffalo continued on to play Southern Maine where the team won 3-0 in the championship game. In its consolation game against 15th ranked Elmira College, the Thoroughbreds won 4-2. In the first period, Skidmore picked up two goals. Hunter Thayer '11 scored his third goal of the season followed by the 2-0 goal at 16:38 from first-year Aaron Beck, his first collegiate goal.
Vlad Gavrik ‘14 scored early in the second period to make it 3-0, but Elmira answered back late in the period when Rick Acorn '12 scored at the 19:17 mark to make it 3-1. Thayer scored Skidmore's final goal of the game at the 6:54 mark in the third period, while Mark Morikawa '13 finished up the scoring at 4-2.
Skidmore's men's basketball team won its game 87-78 against Hartwick College Nov. 30. The Thoroughbreds improved to 3-1, while the Hawks fall 2-3. With 5:37 left on the clock in the second half, the Thoroughbreds made 12 unanswered shots to secure the win.
Junior John Mantas began the streak with a 3-pointer, followed by a second 3-pointer from Melvis Langyintuo '12. Senior Jeff Altimar contributed two shots to the run and ended the streak with another 3-pointer.
Altimar added 21 points to the board while Langyintuo put up 20, and made eight rebounds. Terron Victoria '12 scored 11 points for the Thoroughbreds, and Gerard O'Shea '12 had a game-high eight assists.
Skidmore will host the Hilton Garden Inn Tournament on Dec. 4, and will face Bard College at 4 p.m.
Oneonta went on a 6-0 run, and Skidmore wasn't able to come back. In the second round of the Invitational, the Thoroughbreds lost 74-57 to SUNY Cortland. On Nov. 30, Skidmore made a come back win over Hartwick College 89-37. The Thoroughbreds improve to 2-2, while the Hawks fall to 3-2. Sophomore Logan Frederick scored 10 points and made 11 rebounds, while teammate Christina Gargiso '12 scored a game-high 15.
Four Skidmore players scored double figures in the game including first-year Jordyn Wartts (12), senior Christine Kemp (11), junior Jesse Kavana (11) and first-year Michela Ottati (10).
The women finished the first half with a 50-20 lead. The second half continued the same lead, finishing the game at 89-37.