Monday, April 9, 2012

This Week in Saint Michael’s College Athletics ‒ April 2-8

Baseball (6-16, 3-10 NE-10) Sweeps First NE-10 Home Doubleheader in 14 Years

The Saint Michael's College baseball team went 2-3 at home last week while sweeping its first Northeast-10 Conference home doubleheader since 1998 and playing against one nationally-ranked NE-10 opponent. The Purple Knights lost to Saint Anselm College, 14-0, on Tuesday before sweeping The College of Saint Rose, 5-4 and 10-2, on Friday. They finished the weekend by losing to nationally-ranked Le Moyne College, 7-2 and 8-1, on Saturday. The Dolphins were 12th in the national poll after competing in Division I last year.

Will Corkum '15 (Ipswich, Mass./Ipswich) held Saint Anselm scoreless on one hit for the first three innings, finishing with four earned runs over 4.2 frames. Alec Tice '14 (Chelmsford, Mass./Chelmsford) doubled, while Collin Fishman '13 (Bethesda, Md./Our Lady of Good Counsel), Corey Livingston '14 (Hartford, Conn./East Catholic) and George Buteau '15 (South Burlington, Vt./Trinity-Pawling School) each singled.

Buteau provided three hits, including a walk-off RBI single in the ninth inning, during the first game against Saint Rose, while Nicky Elderton '15 (Shelburne, Vt./Rice Memorial) was 2-for-3 with a double. Austin Ziskie '12 (Chevy Chase, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase) struck out eight over seven innings before Livingston earned the win, setting down six of seven batters. Tice added his first collegiate home run, while Don McGuirl '15 (Warwick, R.I./Saint Sebastian's School) contributed two knocks. In game two, Andrew DuPrat '13 (Fairfax, Vt./BFA-Fairfax) tossed a 95-pitch complete game, when he struck out two and allowed just three singles. Tice missed the cycle by a double, going 3-for-5 with four RBIs and two runs, while McGuirl was 2-for-3 with two RBIs.

Against No. 12 Le Moyne, Andrew Kelley '13 (Lincoln, N.H./Lin-Wood) allowed three runs on four hits over six innings and struck out four in the opener, while Nick Myers '14 (Canton, Conn./The Master's School) pitched a 1-2-3 seventh inning, as the Purple Knights trailed just 3-2. Jason Moore '14 (Avon, Conn./Northwest Catholic) added a 2-for-3 showing with a run, Tyler Wild '14 (Quaker Hill, Conn./Saint Bernard School) had two hits and an RBI, and Livingston delivered an RBI single. In the nightcap, Fishman allowed three runs on three hits in four innings, while Tim McDonnell '12 (Durham, N.H./Oyster River) walked, scored and stole a base. Tice and Bryan Geary '12 (Milton, Vt./Milton/Skidmore) each singled.

Men's Golf Finishes Fourth During First Competition in Nearly Six Months, Goodwin Takes Seventh

The Saint Michael's College men's golf team took part in its first competition in nearly six months over the weekend, finishing the two-day Franklin Pierce University Spring Invitational fourth among five squads on Saturday. John Goodwin '12 (Wolfeboro, N.H./Kent School) shaved nine strokes off his Friday total, shooting a 74 on the second day to finish seventh with 157 total shots. Nicholas Angelo '13 (Sutton, Mass./Saint John's) fired 170, George Flanagan '13 (Andover, Mass./Andover) shot a 177, and Steve French '14 (Goffstown, N.H./Goffstown Area) was the fourth Purple Knight scorer, finishing one stroke short of Flanagan.

No. 11 Men's Lacrosse (6-4, 2-4 NE-10) Drops Two to Nationally-Ranked Teams by a Combined Three Goals

The nationally-ranked Saint Michael's College men's lacrosse team went 0-2 last week in Northeast-10 Conference play, falling to two opponents currently ranked in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association's (USILA) top 10 by a combined three goals. The Purple Knights, who are ranked 11th by the USILA, fell at No. 3 Merrimack College, 10-9, on Wednesday before losing at No. 6 Adelphi University, 8-6, on Saturday.

Max Zuccarini '12 (Medfield, Mass./Medfield/Quinnipiac) netted a hat trick against Merrimack, while Marty Vanzo '13 (Westford, Vt./Essex/Vermont) scored twice. Paul Tortora Jr. '12 (Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield Prep) had a goal and an assist, while Cooper Quenneville '14 (Shoreham, Vt./Gould Academy) went 4-for-6 on face-offs. Christian Cook '12 (South Burlington, Vt./New Hampton School) and Tim McDonald '14 (Walpole, Mass./Walpole) each netted a goal, while  Chris DeMairo '14 (Bethpage, N.Y./Bethpage) made 13 saves.

Pete Donnally '13 (Madison, N.J./Morristown-Beard School) tallied four markers to help the Purple Knights lead Adelphi at the half during the eventual loss, while Vanzo and Connor Glackin '14 (South Huntington, N.Y./Saint Anthony's) each added a goal and an assist. Zuccarini finished with two assists, while DeMairo made 13 saves. Donnally stands just three points away from reaching 100 for his career, while Andrew Buccellato '12 (Glen Rock, N.J./Don Bosco Prep) continues to stand pat at 99 points.

Women's Lacrosse (3-6, 1-5 NE-10) Stays Close with Nationally-Ranked Bentley During Eventual Setback

The Saint Michael's College women's lacrosse team went 0-2 last week against Northeast-10 Conference foes, trailing nationally-ranked Bentley University by just two late in the first half during an eventual setback. The Purple Knights lost a 13-9 decision on Monday to Assumption College at home before hosting No. 8 Bentley on Wednesday and slipping 13-7. Bentley is the eighth-ranked team in the latest Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) national poll.

Caroline Casper '14 (Norfolk, Mass./Thayer Academy) had two markers and two helpers versus Assumption, while Eliza Scoba '12 (Franklin, Mass./Franklin) finished with a hat trick. Caitlin Mahoney '13 (Cohasset, Mass./Cohasset) scored two goals, while Crystal King '14 (South Burlington, Vt./South Burlington) and Kate Boyer '15 (Standish, Maine/Bonny Eagle) each contributed one tally and one assist. Claire Martin '14 (Mattapoisett, Mass./Bishop Stang) had six ground balls, six draw controls and four caused turnovers, while Sandy Palumbo '12 (Guilford, Conn./Guilford) made seven saves.

 Courtney Piper '15 (Wolfeboro, N.H./Brewster Academy) had three goals against Bentley, while Boyer and Casper each added a marker and an assist. Melissa Jaskiewicz '15 (Kensington, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase) contributed one tally and four draw controls, while Palumbo stopped eight shots. Scoba scored once, increasing her career point total to 128, passing Kristen Palazzo '06 (127) for ninth in program history in the process. With 94 goals, she is closing in on becoming the seventh Purple Knight to hit the century mark.

Softball (5-17, 3-11 NE-10) Snaps 11-Game Losing Streak with First NE-10 Twinbill Sweep of Season

The Saint Michael's College softball team went 2-2 last week at home against Northeast-10 Conference opponents, including snapping an 11-game losing streak by sweeping American International College (AIC) for the first time since 2005. The Purple Knights fell to the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, 13-0 in five innings and 8-1, on Tuesday before hosting AIC on Friday and claiming victories by 2-1 and 4-3 finals.

Bethany Falls '13 (Essex Junction, Vt./Essex) and Sarah Murray '15 (Wallingford, Conn./Sheehan) each singled in the opening contest against UMass Lowell, while Stephanie Frank '13 (Essex, Vt./Essex) yielded just one earned run in three innings while striking out four. In the nightcap, Brittany Regis '14 (Monroe, N.H./Saint Johnsbury Academy) was 3-for-4, while Falls and Grace Bonaiuto '14 (Beverly, Mass./Austin Preparatory School) each had two knocks. Frank held the visitors off the scoreboard until the fourth inning.

Frank struck out four while allowing six hits in the first game with AIC. Murray had a two-RBI double, Greer Lemnah '14 (Lyndon Center, Vt./Lyndon Institute) singled and scored, and Regis singled and stole a base. During game two, Frank allowed two earned runs while not walking or fanning a single batter. Murray went 2-for-2 with two RBIs and a double, Falls was 2-for-3, and Amanda Brigante '14 (Colchester, Vt./Colchester) scored twice. Frank improved her career win total to 16, passing Mary Beth Sonski '80 (14) for third in school annals.



Men's Tennis (5-4, 4-4 NE-10) Completes Comeback Against Saint Anselm to Halt Three-Match Skid


The Saint Michael's College men's tennis team won its only match last week, snapping a three-match skid by defeating homestanding Northeast-10 Conference opponent Saint Anselm College, 5-4, on Wednesday after trailing following doubles. Sam Cieplicki '12 (South Burlington, Vt./New Hampton School) earned the fifth and clinching point, himself rallying for a 1-6, 6-3, 6-0 victory at No. 3 singles. Nick Bosco '14 (Glastonbury, Conn./East Catholic), Eric Parziale '13 (Pinehurst, N.C./Pinecrest) and Billy Wood '15 (Wayne, Pa./Home Schooled) won their singles matches in straight sets, helping the Purple Knights overcome a 2-1 deficit after doubles play. Chris Allen '14 (Springfield, Mass./Cathedral) and Tom Brahm '14 (Marlborough, Conn./Xavier) won at No. 3 for the lone Saint Michael's doubles point.



Women's Tennis (10-6, 9-2 NE-10) Bests Saint Anselm, Reaches Double-Digit Wins for Eighth Straight Year


The regionally-ranked Saint Michael's College women's tennis team earned a victory in its only match last week, defeating Saint Anselm College, 8-1, on Wednesday in a Northeast-10 Conference match. The Purple Knights, who were ranked ninth in the latest NCAA East region poll, reached a double-digit win total for the eight straight academic year, and for the 13th time in 14 campaigns.

The Purple Knights won all three doubles matches, with the pairings of Alex Dalton '13 (South Easton, Mass./Oliver Ames)/Emily Magee '13 (Queensbury, N.Y./Queensbury), Jean-Marie McGrath '13 (Niwot, Colo./Alexander Dawson School)/Caroline Martin '15 (Scituate, Mass./Scituate) and Emily Ogilvy '12 (Bedford, N.H./Trinity)/Caroline Toutoungi '15 (Weston, Conn./Weston) victorious. Hannah Benoit '15 (Mystic, Conn./Saint Bernard School) blanked her foe at fourth singles, while Dalton and McGrath also won in straight sets. Ogilvy and Toutoungi took pro-sets from their opponents.


Upcoming Schedule:

Monday, April 9
Softball vs. Assumption (2), 3 p.m.*

Tuesday, April 10
Women's Tennis vs. Assumption, 3 p.m.*
Men's Tennis @ Southern New Hampshire, 3 p.m.*
Women's Lacrosse @ Saint Anselm, 7 p.m.*

Wednesday, April 11
Softball @ Bentley (2), 3 p.m.*
Baseball @ Saint Anselm, 3:30 p.m.*^
Men's Lacrosse vs. Franklin Pierce, 4 p.m.*

Thursday, April 12
Men's Tennis vs. American International, 3 p.m.*
Baseball @ Southern New Hampshire, 6 p.m.*^

Friday, April 13
Women's Tennis vs. Southern New Hampshire, 3 p.m.*

Saturday, April 14
Men's Tennis @ Le Moyne, 11 a.m.*
Baseball vs. Merrimack (2), 12 p.m.*^
Softball @ Pace (2), 12 p.m.*
Men's Lacrosse vs. Pace, 1 p.m.*
Women's Lacrosse @ Adelphi, 1 p.m.*

Sunday, April 15
Women's Tennis vs. Salve Regina, 9:30 a.m.*
Softball @ Adelphi (2), 12 p.m.*
Baseball vs. Merrimack, 1 p.m.*^

* Northeast-10 Conference Game
^ Northeast-10 Conference Northeast Division Game

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