Weekly Sports Round Up
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Men's Basketball (8-3)
The men's basketball team went 1-2 last week. On Tuesday night the
Continentals visited Williams College. Despite taking a double-digit lead
with eight minutes to go the Continentals could not hold on. Losing 65-64.
Kris Fudge (Utica, NY) led Hamilton with 19 points. Mike Harrison (East
Williston, NY) grabbed 10 rebounds.
Friday night Union College came calling to Scott Fieldhouse. The Continentals came into the game with an 18-game winning streak in UCAA contests. Union ended that streak, winning 73-69. Fudge turned in another fine performance scoring 26 points, grabbing 11 rebounds. Jimmy Driggs (Fairfield, CT) scored seven points, dishing out 12 assists.
The weekend ended on a high note as Hamilton defeated Skidmore College,
77-60 on Saturday afternoon. Sophomore Joe Finley (Brooklyn, NY) had a
career day, scoring 23 points and hauling down 14 rebounds, both career-highs. Driggs turned in another fine performance with, five points, 13 assists and one steal. Hamilton hosts St. Lawrence University and Clarkson University this Friday and Saturday, January 26 and 27 at 6 and 8
Women's Basketball (7-4)
The women's basketball team went 1-2 last week. Tuesday night they were defeated by Williams College 79-40. The Ephs full-court pressure stymied the Continentals, holding them to 22 percent shooting.
Friday night at Scott Fieldhouse Union defeated the Continentals, 64-52. Jenny Russell (Pawling, NY) led Hamilton with 10 points. Stephanie Dunn (Ithaca, NY) added seven rebounds.
Saturday Hamilton rebounded with a convincing 69-53 win over Skidmore College. Karen Pogonowski (Newport, NY) led the way with 18 points. Twelve of those points came at the beginning of the second half on four straight three-point baskets. Brenna Chiaputti (Bolton, CT) added 15 points, while Dunn grabbed seven rebounds.
Men's Hockey (6-8-1)
The men's ice hockey team went 0-3 last week. Tuesday night the Continentals traveled to Oswego to take on the 10th ranked Lakers, losing 8-3.
Friday night the 2nd ranked Middlebury College Panthers visited Sage Rink. With six minutes remaining in the third period Hamilton held a 5-4 lead on a goal by Tom Ditzer (Fulton, NY). However, the Panthers showed why they're
ranked second in the country, scoring four straight goals to put the game
Saturday the Continentals hosted the defending Division III National Champion, Norwich University. Hamilton got off to a great start, taking a 3-0 lead after one period of play. Jeff Corey (Niagara Falls, Ontario), Sean Smith (Ottawa, Ontario) and Cory Dorzek (Shawville, Quebec) each tallied a goal in the opening period. However, the Continentals were unable to hold on as Norwich scored six unanswered goals, winning 6-3.
Women's Hockey (7-5-0)
The women's hockey team had one game last week against defending ECAC Champion Middlebury. Despite a valiant effort by the Continentals Middlebury won 7-1. Paula Dady (Wallingford, CT) scored the lone goal on an assist from Eden Self (Fairport, NY). Andrea Cecchinato (Thomaston, CT) made 17 saves, while Jen Kroleski (New Rochelle, NY) relieved Cecchinato, making 41 saves.
The men and women's swimming and diving teams traveled to Amherst
College on Saturday. The men lost 130-109, while the women were also
For the men Anthony Loeffler (Littleton, CO) won the 100-yard freestyle in a time of 47.44. Eric Schwenker (Queensbury, NY) won the 200-yard freestyle in a time of 1:56.79, while freshman James Morrison (Fairfield, CT) won the 200-yard butterfly in a time of 1:58.02.
On the women's side Sarah McDermott (Boulder, CO) won the 200-yard backstroke in a time of 2:17.00. Brooke Hegarty (Medfield, MA) won the 500-yard freestyle in a time of 5:31.92. Korey O'Malley (Liverpool, NY) won
the three-meter diving competition with a score of 172.05. Maria Choi (Amherst, MA) won the 200-yard breastroke in a time of 2:32.52.
The indoor track and field team hosted SUNY New Paltz and SUNY Oswego on Thursday afternoon. The women came in first with an overall score of 136.5, while the men tied SUNY Oswego with a score of 133.
For the women Maggie Hanson (Bowdoinham, ME) won the 1,000-meter
run in a time of 3:01.22. Other winners included Cristinna Freyre (Greenwich, CT) in the 200-meter dash (29.13), Kate Nelson (Omaha, NE) in the 3,000-meter run (10:30.44) and Anna Arnold (New Hartford, NY) in the triple jump (10.08 meters). Alyson Grant (Scarborough, ME) won the 1,500-meter run in a time of 4:17.30, while Andrea Stroud (Madison, WI) won the 400-meter dash in a time of 1:07.69. Tricia Kowalski (St. James, NY) was a winner in the 500-meter dash with a time of 1:25.66. Lynn Myrth (N. Adams, MA) and Jen Cammarano (Guilford, CT) were also winners. Myrth won the 55-meter dash in a time of 8.02 seconds, while Cammarano won the
800-meter dash in a time of 2:25.94.
On the men's side winners included Ryan Palmitesso (Oswego, NY) in the high jump (1.78 meters), Scott Taylor (Windsor, NY) in the 1,500-meter run (4:17.3) and Sam Brown (Villanova, PA) in the 1,000-meter run (2:39.56).