Monday, April 30, 2012

This Week in Saint Michael’s College Athletics ‒ April 23-29

Baseball (10-27, 6-20 NE-10) Walks Off with Win Over Regionally-Regarded Bentley During Week

The Saint Michael's College baseball team went 1-4 at home last week while defeating one regionally-regarded Northeast-10 Conference Northeast Division opponent and taking a nationally-ranked foe to extra innings. The Purple Knights fell to in-state rival Middlebury College, 10-5, on Tuesday before slipping, 3-2, in 10 innings to No. 12 Southern New Hampshire University on Wednesday. They finished the week with a three-game set with Bentley University, which was receiving votes toward two regional polls. Saint Michael's fell 4-0 on Friday and 16-0 in the opener of a Saturday doubleheader before claiming a 6-5 walk-off victory in the nightcap.

Alec Tice '14 (Chelmsford, Mass./Chelmsford) was 3-for-5 against Middlebury, while Nicky Elderton '15 (Shelburne, Vt./Rice Memorial) had two hits, among them  a triple, to go with two RBIs. Chadwick Estey '12 (New Haven, Vt./Mount Abraham Union) and Nick Nelson '14 (Spofford, N.H./Keene) both added a pair of hits. Nick Myers '14 (Canton, Conn./The Master's School) allowed three runs in five innings.

Against Southern New Hampshire Andrew Kelley '13 (Lincoln, N.H./Lin-Wood) tossed the first nine innings, yielding three hits while striking out nine, walking two and allowing only two fifth-inning runs, while Elderton went 2-for-4 with two RBIs, a double and a home run. Austin Ziskie '12 (Chevy Chase, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase) worked the 10th inning and allowed one run on two hits, fanning one batter.

During the first game with Bentley, Will Corkum '15 (Ipswich, Mass./Ipswich) allowed only one earned run over seven innings, striking out five, before Jesse Sullivan '12 (Saugus, Mass./Pingree School) fired two innings of shutout relief while striking out four. Nelson singled and walked, and Tice added a knock.

Elderton finished with two hits in the nightcap of the doubleheader with Bentley, driving home the winning run with a two-out single in the ninth after the Purple Knights scored four runs in the eighth inning to tie the game. Tice was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a double, Nelson had two hits and two runs, and Bryan Geary '12 (Milton, Vt./Milton/Skidmore) added two knocks. Ziskie tossed the first eight innings before Corey Livingston '14 (Hartford, Conn./East Catholic) earned the win with a scoreless ninth. Tice walked and singled in the first game, Nick Barton '14 (Colchester, Vt./Colchester) picked up his first collegiate hit, and Collin Fishman '13 (Bethesda, Md./Our Lady of Good Counsel) allowed three earned runs in four innings. Estey finished the week with 104 career hits, good for fifth in program history, and the most by a native Vermonter.

Men's Golf Finishes Second During Final Competition of Season, Goodwin Two Strokes Shy of Leader

The Saint Michael's College men's golf team took part in its final competition of the season, finishing second among three squads at the Franklin Pierce University Spring Invitational at The Shattuck on Thursday. John Goodwin '12 (Wolfeboro, N.H./Kent School) shot a 76 to take second, finishing just two strokes behind the leader in his final collegiate competition, while Steve French '14 (Goffstown, N.H./Goffstown Area) was one stroke behind Goodwin. Nicholas Angelo '13 (Sutton, Mass./Saint John's) tied for fourth by firing a 78, and Dylan Lavallee '13 (Colchester, Vt./Rice Memorial) rounded out the Purple Knights' top four by tying for seventh.

No. 10 Men's Lacrosse (10-4, 6-4 NE-10) Ties Wins Record and Claims Fourth-Seed in NE-10 Tournament

The nationally-ranked Saint Michael's College men's lacrosse team won its only game last week, extending its win streak to four games with a 14-7 Senior Day victory over Southern New Hampshire University on Saturday in Northeast-10 Conference action. The Purple Knights, who are ranked 10th by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA), tied a program record with their 10th win. Fourth-seeded Saint Michael's will host fifth-seeded Saint Anselm College in the first round of the NE-10 Tournament on Tuesday at 2 p.m.

Chris DeMairo '14 (Bethpage, N.Y./Bethpage) made seven saves, setting a program record with his 10th victory, while Pete Donnally '13 (Madison, N.J./Morristown-Beard School) matched a career high with six goals and added an assist. Marty Vanzo '13 (Westford, Vt./Essex/Vermont) had two markers and two assists, while Paul Tortora Jr. '12 (Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield Prep) notched a hat trick and had six ground balls. Kevin Hunt '12 (Johnstown, N.Y./Johnstown) had three helpers, Chris Casserly '14 (Kensington, N.H./Exeter) scooped up a game-high seven ground balls and was 16-of-22 on face-offs, and Peter Hanson '12 (Andover, Mass./Andover) caused five turnovers.  Andrew Buccellato '12 (Glen Rock, N.J./Don Bosco Prep), Max Zuccarini '12 (Medfield, Mass./Medfield/Quinnipiac) and Evan Antolino '14 (Exeter, N.H./Exeter) added one goal apiece.

With 90 career goals, Donnally is tied for sixth in program history, just 19 short of the record.

Women's Lacrosse (4-12, 1-11 NE-10) Finishes Season with Triumph Over Nationally-Regarded Queens

The Saint Michael's College women's lacrosse team went 1-2 last week, defeating a nationally-regarded non-conference opponent and seeing Eliza Scoba '12 (Franklin, Mass./Franklin) score her 100th career goal. The Purple Knights lost an 18-6 decision on Tuesday at Southern New Hampshire University in Northeast-10 Conference action before falling at American International College (AIC), 13-10, on Saturday. They finished the week by claiming an 11-9 Senior Day triumph on Sunday over Queens (N.Y.) College, which received votes toward last week's Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) national poll.

Six different players scored at Southern New Hampshire, including Scoba, who became the seventh player in program history to net 100 career goals. Crystal King '14 (South Burlington, Vt./South Burlington), Shannon Murphy '14 (Boxboro, Mass./Acton-Boxboro Regional/UMass), Kate Boyer '15 (Standish, Maine/Bonny Eagle), Melissa Jaskiewicz '15 (Kensington, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase) and Courtney Piper '15 (Wolfeboro, N.H./Brewster Academy) each contributed a marker. Sandy Palumbo '12 (Guilford, Conn./Guilford) made two saves in 39:09 before Jaskiewicz, who had four caused turnovers, made two saves during the final 20:51.

At AIC, Boyer tallied three goals, and Jaskiewicz and Piper each netted two markers, with Piper adding an assist. Murphy had a goal and two assists, while Scoba and Meghan Hayes '12 (East Sandwich, Mass./Sandwich) also tallied, with Hayes' goal the first of the defender's career. Caitlin Mahoney '13 (Cohasset, Mass./Cohasset) scooped up four ground balls, caused three turnovers and had four draw controls, while Palumbo made 12 saves.

Sarah Fortin '15 (Dover, N.H./Saint Thomas Aquinas) snapped an 8-8 tie against Queens with 13:38 remaining, while Boyer tallied her second hat trick in as many days. King tallied twice, while Murphy and Scoba each scored a goal and added an assist. Jaskiewicz had four draw controls and caused three turnovers, while Hannah Beardsley '15 (Essex, Mass./Manchester Essex Regional) had a goal, three ground balls and three caused turnovers. Palumbo made nine saves, while Alexa Coleman '14 (Boxford, Mass./Masconomet Regional) and Claire Martin '14 (Mattapoisett, Mass./Bishop Stang) each tallied one goal.

Scoba finished her career tied for first in program history in games played (60) while standing sixth in goals (102), seventh in points (138) and ninth in assists (36). Palumbo finished third in saves (549).

Upcoming Schedule:

Tuesday, May 1
Men's Lacrosse vs. Saint Anselm, 2 p.m.%

Thursday, May 3
Baseball vs. Franklin Pierce, 3:30 p.m.*^

Friday, May 4
Men's Lacrosse @ TBA, 2 p.m.%

Saturday, May 5
Baseball vs. Franklin Pierce (2), 12 p.m.*^

Sunday, May 6
Men's Lacrosse @ TBA, TBA%

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

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