Amherst College Weekly Winter Sports Wrap-Up
Issue 5 for athletic events from January 11-18, 1998

 Men's Basketball Soars to 10-0 Start, No. 5 in Nation

Amherst posted a 79-68 victory over archrival Williams to remain undefeated and tie the program's best start ever with 10 straight wins. With Thursday's 74-68 nailbiter over Wesleyan, the Jeffs are halfway toward defending their piece of the Little III title as Amherst rises to the No. 5 ranking in the nation. The Jeffs look for their best start ever against No. 9 Trinity on Tuesday.

Four Lord Jeffs posted double figures against Williams as Amherst claimed a lead it would never relinquish just over three minutes into the game. A 3-pointer by Hugh Quattlebaum (Andover, MA) gave the Jeffs a 10-point advantage midway through the first, and Chris Ingraham (Tuscon, AZ) tallied Amherst's final eight points of the half for a 38-30 lead heading into the locker room.

Ephs Jim Frew (Worcester, MA) and two-time All-American Mike Nogelo (Sudbury, MA) teamed up to cut the Amherst advantage to 1 early in the second half. The Jeffs responded with a 14-2 run that gave Amherst its biggest lead of the night at 13. Quattlebaum scored eight straight Amherst points as he registered his third steal and was fouled on the Jeffs' first basket after a 5:40 drought on the floor. Solid free throw shooting closed out the match for the Jeffs, who hit 17-19 in the final seven minutes. John Pavelski (Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ) topped the Jeffs with 15 points, including 10 from the line. Rookie Brian Daoust (Dover, MA) dished out four assists in just 10 minutes.

Two days earlier, Daoust had saved the Jeffs from their first loss with his tough defense against Wesleyan. The rivals had played a close first half, surviving nine lead changes and three ties before the Jeffs claimed a 29-27 lead at the break on a Pat Mulvey (Rye, NH) jumper. But the Cardinals mounted a second-half surge that had Wesleyan up by as much as 7. With 4:45 to play and Amherst within four, Mulvey was hammered on a breakaway as the first of two Cardinals would foul out on an intentional foul. The sophomore sank both free throws as the Jeffs closed out the game 10-17 from the line on nine Cardinal fouls in the final five minutes. Daoust's lone point of the game gave Amherst its first lead of the half with just over three to play as the Jeffs kicked off NESCAC league play with a 1-0 start.

No.	Name				ppg		rpg		apg
41	John Pavelski '98		16.0		6.7		1.8
32	Billy Skorupski '98		13.7		8.0		0.7
12	Pat Mulvey '00			12.6		3.5		1.6
31	Chris Ingraham '99		8.6		4.0		0.9
23	Hugh Quattlebaum '00		7.9		2.9		0.7
11	Caith Chapman '99		7.7		1.9		3.1
4	Julian Rowand '98		7.7		4.5		1.9
44/34	Josh Anish '99			5.0		2.4		1.0
22	Erik Kelly '01			4.8		1.0		0.8
10	Abe Sexson '01			3.3		1.0		0.0
5	Mark MacLeod '99		2.9		1.0		0.9
30	Chris Smith '00			2.8		1.4		0.4
40	Charles Field '99		2.2		2.3		0.0
15	Brian Daoust '01		1.9		0.3		1.1
3	Peter Denby '00			0.5		0.8		0.7
Amherst Totals				89.0		43.2		14.2
Opponent Totals				70.3		37.8		9.0

Current Record: 10-0			High Scorer	High Rebounder
Last Week: 	Wesleyan, W 74-68	Mulvey 16	Rowand, Skorupski 14
		Williams, W 79-68	Pavelski 15	Pavelski, Skorupski 7
Up Next: 	Tue Jan 20 Trinity, 7:30pm

 Women's Basketball Moves to 7-2

Women's basketball posted a 2-1 showing for the week that fell just short of its first Little III victory over archrival Williams. Junior Tri-Captain Katie Hersey (Westford, MA) was named both the ECAC and NESCAC Player of the Week for spectacular performances in all three games as she averaged 19.3 points and 10.7 rebounds a game. Her 58 points this week makes the forward Amherst's 7th all-time leading scorer with 763 points with 21 career double-doubles.

The Jeffs had jumped out to an early lead over Williams that grew to as much as 10 after a 3-pointer by Liza Feldman (Sudbury, MA) midway through the first. A three-point play by Janinne Noel (Dalton, MA) had made the game 5-0 at the start, and the tri-captain's offensive-minded defense sparked an Amherst comeback in the second.

Though Amherst led by one at the break, Williams quickly claimed the lead that would grow to 13 in the second. Noel, Hersey and fellow captain Sarah Rinaldi (Washington, DC) provided 37 of Amherst's 39 second half points that pulled the Jeffs within two in the closing stretch. But the Ephs converted at the line to close out the match with a six point victory.

Earlier in the week, the Jeffs had posted a pair of wins over Albertus Magnus and Babson. Tied at the half against Albertus, the Jeffs went on a 22-2 run early in the second half toward an 18-point win. Naomi Sullivan (Hudson, MA) dished out a season-high six assists along with her three blocks. Two days later, Amherst rebounded from a six-point halftime deficit for the Jeffs' seventh straight win, a 75-62 decision over Babson. Hersey notched 18 of her game-high 25 points in the second half to rally the Jeffs.

No.	Name				ppg		rpg		apg
15	Katie Hersey '99		16.3		10.1		2.8
31	Sarah Rinaldi '98		12.1		7.6		1.0
12	Janinne Noel '99		8.7		1.8		1.6
33	Naomi Sullivan '00		8.4		5.3		3.2
24	Liza Feldman '00		6.1		2.9		1.8
34	Deirdre McCarthy '01		4.0		3.9		0.2
14	Dacia Walker '00		3.1		3.1		1.7
32	Rebecca Sacher '01		2.1		3.2		0.4
21	Charlotte Taylor '01		1.6		1.7		0.1
3	Meg Riley '01			1.6		0.4		0.0
20	Jen Sielicki '01		1.4		0.6		0.5
10	Melissa Roja '00		0.7		1.0		0.7
30	Meg Lischer '01			0.4		0.4		0.0
Amherst Totals				65.0		44.3		14.1
Opponent Totals				55.0		38.7		9.1

Current Record: 7-2				High Scorer		High Rebounder
Last Week: 	Albertus Magnus, W 69-51	Hersey 19		Hersey 10
		at Babson, W 75-62		Hersey 25		Hersey 12
		Williams, L 65-71		Noel, Rinaldi 16	Hersey, Rinaldi 10
Up Next: 	Tue Jan 20 at Trinity. 7:30pm
		Thu Jan 22 at Clark, 7:00pm
		Sat Jan 24 at Springfield, 1:00pm

 Men's Ice Hockey Splits Weekend Games

In the team's second weekend on the road, Amherst split a pair of games to fall to 8th place in the ECAC East with a 5-3-1 league record. Mike Noone (Swampscott, MA) and Rob MacDonald (Walpole, MA) continue to be solid on the ice for the Jeffs as the leading scorers in both the ECAC East and the NESCAC with 21 points a piece.

Facing 2nd-ranked Babson, Tom Carideo (Winthrop, MA) notched an equalizer with 5.7 seconds in regulation to force overtime, where the Jeffs fell to a sudden death goal just over three minutes into the extra period. Amherst had rebounded from a two-goal deficit with scores by Tim Kelly (St. Johnsbury, VT) and Noone in the second period. The Jeffs made a repeat performance the following day at UMass-Boston when Noone notched his second power-play goal of the week to tie the Beacons before Charlie Blyth (Beaconsfield, Quebec) tallied the go-ahead goal with the Jeffs short-handed. Junior Matt Rogers (Excelsior, MN) tallied the game-winner with just over five to play to push the Jeffs' record to 7-5-1 overall.

No.	Name				G	A	P
9	Mike Noone '98			12	9	21
24	Rob MacDonald '99		9	12	21
23	Darce Swaggert '01		7	6	13
11	Paul Gozzo '98			2	11	13
26	Chris Orszulak '01		2	8	10
22	Charlie Blyth '99		5	4	9
15	Gregg DiNardo '01		4	5	9
21	Doug Erickson '98		1	8	9
17	Andy Jones '00			1	6	7
7	Tom Carideo '98			2	4	6
8	Tim Kelly '98			2	4	6
12	Matt Drawz '99			1	4	5
2	Buster Nelson '00		0	5	5
3	Dan Moos '98			2	2	4
19	Matt Rogers '99			2	2	4
16	Tim Quinn '00			1	2	3
27	Robbie Hill '01			1	2	3
6	Chris Gargiulo '98		0	2	2
4	Ben Kennedy '01			0	1	1
14	Joe Graceffa '00		0	1	1
Amherst Totals				54	98	152

Goalkeeping		W	L	T	Min	Svs	GA	Sv%	GAA	ShO
33  Chris Addesa '99	6	4	1	683	283	31	.901	2.72	2
30  Nick Rieser '01	1	1	0	116	39	4	.907	2.07	0
Amherst Totals		7	5	1	799	322	35	.902	2.63	2

Current Record: 7-3-1, 5-3-1 ECAC East
Last Week: 	at Babson, L 3-4 OT
		at UMass-Boston, W 3-2
Up Next:  	Fri Jan 23 UConn, 7:00pm
		Sat Jan 24 AIC, 3:00pm

 Women's Hockey 2-1 for Week

Women's ice hockey outscored opponents 27-10 this week to push its record to 4-3 overall. Gretchen Bowe (Hampstead, NH) earned ECAC Honor Roll recognition for another outstanding week in which she added 16 points (7g, 9a) to her scoring total. Bowe kicked off the week with a goal and an assist in a close 8-5 loss to Alliance rival Bowdoin before the rookie accounted for six of the Jeffs' 22 scores over the weekend.

Facing Alliance league runner-up Bowdoin, the Jeffs evened up the game at four goals a piece after two, but the Polar Bears fired 32 shots on net in the final period for the three-goal win. Netminder Cindy Matsushita (Bronx, NY) tallied 53 saves, followed on Saturday with a 55-save show by Sarah Evans (Columbus, OH) against non-conference Trinity. Tallying a 10-1 win over the Bantams as Amherst took only 19 shots on net, led by four goals by Bowe

Senior Jess Frisch (Bethesda, MD) contributed a hat trick against the Bantams before notching a goal and four assists against Skidmore. The forward became the first woman in Amherst hockey history to tally 100 points, achieved with a pass to sophomore Lisbeth Rowinski (Paistow, NH). In just two-and-a-half years, Frisch has 101 points to date.

Following up their romp over Trinity, the Jeffs posted a 12-1 thrashing of Skidmore in which every skater contributed to the offense. Senior co-captain Val Klein (Philadelphia, PA) scored her first collegiate goal 2:31 into the match, and she went on for a hat trick and two assists. Bowe notched a handful of assists as the most in a single game.

Current Record: 4-3 overall, 1-3 ECAC Alliance
Last Week:	Bowdoin, L 5-8
		Trinity, W 10-1
		Skidmore, W 12-1
This Week:	Wed Jan 21 at Williams, 7:30pm
		Sat Jan 24 at Conn College, 7:00pm
		Sun Jan 25 at Wesleyan, 1:00pm

 Swimming and Diving Drowns Springfield and Williams

Men's swimming and diving posted a pair of wins including out-touching archrival Williams by over a second in the final relay for the Jeffs' third victory over the Ephs in the last five years. Despite a pool record by Williams in the opening relay, Amherst fought back to win five of the next seven events to tie the meet at 72 just past the half-way point. Brian Porter (Farmington, CT) out-touched his Eph counterpart in the 100 freestyle by 0.20 seconds as he and his brother Read Porter (Farmington, CT) helped the Jeffs to 46 points with four wins and a pair of second-place finishes. With the meet coming down to the final event, Warren Seubel (Ponte Vedra, FL), Paul Tedeschi (New York, NY), Adam Kerstien (Aurora, CO) and Read Porter clocked a 3:14.10 in the 400 freestyle relay for the first piece of the Little III title.

Earlier in the week, the men had easily handled Springfield with a 170-117 win while the women avenged last year's loss to the Pride with a 167-130 victory. The team of Kerry Weeks (Longmeadow, MA), Sarah Lukaska (Edina, MN), Tiffany Johnston (Centerville, MA) and Sarah Moran (Bristol, TN) out-touched the pool record in the 200 medley relay with a 1:53.30 clocking before Megan Mardy (Menham, NJ), Weeks, Lukaska and Hillary Jones (Portland, OR) took almost three seconds off against Williams with a 1:50.49 finish.

The women collectively clocked five pool records and 11 national qualifying times between the archrivals. Jones made her second dent in the record books with a :24.66 finish in the 50 freestyle, besting the former Eph record by 0.05 seconds in her rookie campaign.

Current Records: 5-1 men, 5-1 women 
Last Week:	Springfield	men: W 170-117	women: W 167-130
		Williams	men: W 120-111	women: L 176-124
Up Next: 	Tue Jan 20 at Conn College with Mount Holyoke, 6:30pm (women only)
		Sat Jan 24 at Hamilton, 2:00pm

 Men's and Women's Squash Kick off 1998

With both teams off to a 2-0 start in 1997, men's and women's squash resumed their seasons this weekend. The women rebounded from a 6-3 loss to Bowdoin (6-3) with a 9-0 sweep of Colby at the Williams Invitational behind a pair of wins from Nos 3, 4 and 5, Justine O'Connor (Brooklyn, NY), Sheila Reynolds (Great Falls, VA) and Katherine Giese (Ardmore, PA), respectively. The men, however, barely fell to Yale 5-4. Senior co-captain Evan Khan (Seattle, WA) pulled out a 15-14 win in the fifth game, but Andrew Snyder (Haverford, PA) fell 17-16 in the fifth game of his first match since returning from studying abroad.
Current Records: 2-1 men, 3-1 women
Last Week:	men at Yale, L 4-5
		women at Williams Invitational
		   Bowdoin, L 3-6
		   Colby, W 9-0
This Week:	Wed Jan 21 Wellesley, 4:00pm (women only)
		Thu Jan 22 Dartmouth, 7:00pm
		Sat Jan 24 UPenn, 11:00am (men only)