Amherst College Weekly Winter Sports Wrap-Up
Issue 8 for athletic events from February 2-8, 1998

 Men's Basketball Splits Pair of Games

Men's basketball split a pair of games as the Jeffs rebounded from their first loss of the season. Amherst traveled to Framingham for an 84-68 victory, highlighted by a career-performance by junior Chris Ingraham (Tuscon, AZ). The guard led the Jeffs with 20 points, 11 rebounds and four assists as he sank six of eight 3-pointers against the Rams. Billy Skorupski (North Hatfield, MA) added 19 points and eight boards while sophomore Pat Mulvey (Rye, NH) contributed 16 points and three steals to the Jeffs' 14th victory.

Mulvey led the way for Amherst against NESCAC rival Hamilton with 19 points. However, Hamilton out-rebounded the Jeffs 53-35 and drew a series of late-game fouls, including one with just three seconds on the game clock that decided a 73-72 Continental victory. The teams had battled through nine ties and 14 lead changes as the Lord Jeff bench outscored the Continental bench 34-6 to rally Amherst from an early deficit to a 72-70 lead with 1:10 left in the game on a three-point play by center Josh Anish (Huntingdon, PA). Anish proved to be a menace in the paint as he disrupted the shooting of Hamilton's big men while dropping in 14 points of his own, 12 in the second half. Ingraham and Hugh Quattlebaum (Andover, MA) combined for 20 from the perimeter. Quattlebaum also led the team with 10 boards and three steals.

The Jeffs have nearly a week to prepare for their next NESCAC weekend as Amherst hosts Colby and Bowdoin on Friday and Saturday, respectively. Amherst has fallen to Colby during the regular season for the last four years, but the Jeffs avenged three of the losses in the post-season as Amherst has knocked the White Mules out of two NCAA tournaments and an ECAC Championship since the 1993-94 season.


No.	Name				ppg	rpg	apg
32	Billy Skorupski '98		14.0	 8.3	 1.0
41	John Pavelski '98		13.5	 5.8	 1.5
12	Pat Mulvey '00			12.3	 3.0	 1.4
31	Chris Ingraham '99		 9.3	 4.3	 0.9
23	Hugh Quattlebaum '00		 8.7	 3.9	 0.7
4	Julian Rowand '98		 8.2	 4.7	 1.7
11	Caith Chapman '99		 6.3	 1.9	 2.6
44/34	Josh Anish '99			 5.1	 2.4	 0.8
30	Chris Smith '00			 4.5	 1.4	 0.3
22	Erik Kelly '01			 3.9	 0.9	 0.4
5	Mark MacLeod '99		 2.8	 1.1	 1.1
10	Abe Sexson '01			 2.2	 1.0	 0.0
40	Charles Field '99		 1.9	 1.7	 0.0
15	Brian Daoust '01		 1.6	 0.6	 1.2
3	Peter Denby '00			 0.9	 0.7	 0.7
Amherst Totals				84.2	42.0	12.9
Opponent Totals				70.9	39.3	10.8

Current Record: 14-2, 3-2 NESCAC		High Scorer	High Rebounder
Last Week: 	at Framingham, W 84-68		Ingraham 20	Ingraham 11
		Hamilton, L 72-73		Mulvey 19	Quattlebaum 10
Up Next: 	Fri Feb 13 Colby, 7:30pm
		Sat Feb 14 Bowdoin, 3:00pm

 Women's Basketball Posts Pair of NESCAC Wins

Coming off one Little III victory at Williams, women's basketball hit the road for another trivalry win at Wesleyan, 72-61. The Jeffs posted a 2-1 week as both wins came against NESCAC opponents on the road as catalyzed by the outstanding play of ECAC, NESCAC and NEWBA Player of the Week Katie Hersey (Westford, MA). This is the second time this seaosn that the junior forward has received this trio of honors as she averaged 21.7 points and 13.0 rebounds per game. Hersey currently has 12 double-doubles for the season, 26 for her career as she is on pace to become only the fifth woman in Amherst history to break the 1,000 point mark. She is currently sixth on the all-time scorers' list with 882 points.

Hersey registered a career high 31 points to shut down Wesleyan. The junior tied her own record for most free throws made in a single game with 13, while also making four steals in the winning effort. Amherst had closed out the first half behind the sharp-shooting of Hersey and senior center Sarah Rinaldi (Washington, DC) with a 13-2 run for a 33-31 lead at the break. Rinaldi pitched in 16 points and eight rebounds while sophomore Naomi Sullivan (Hudson, MA) made four steals and dished out three assists.

Hosting Norwich two days later, Amherst struggled with early turnovers, committing 22 for the game, 13 in the first half alone. A 3-pointer by junior captain Janinne Noel (Dalton, MA) gave Amherst a brief lead early in the second half, but the perimeter shooting of the Cadets quickly reclaimed the advantage toward a 71-63 win. Rinaldi posted a career-high 27 points and pulled down 13 rebounds for the Jeffs while making three steals and two blocks.

Traveling to Hamilton for a NESCAC showdown, Amherst brought home a 76-40 victory to bring its league record to 2-3. Hersey, Rinaldi and Noel all posted double-figures, including 15 of Rinaldi's 17 points in the second half. Noel also dished out five assists.


No.	Name				ppg	rpg	apg
15	Katie Hersey '99		15.5	9.7	2.4
31	Sarah Rinaldi '98		14.7	7.7	1.1
12	Janinne Noel '99		9.1	2.0	2.1
33	Naomi Sullivan '00		7.0	5.4	2.9
24	Liza Feldman '00		5.1	2.3	1.0
34	Deirdre McCarthy '01		4.4	4.1	0.5
14	Dacia Walker '00		2.7	3.4	1.3
32	Rebecca Sacher '01		1.4	2.1	0.3
11	Meg Riley '01			1.6	0.6	0.3
20	Jen Sielicki '01		1.6	0.8	0.5
21	Charlotte Taylor '01		1.2	1.0	0.2
10	Melissa Roja '00		0.8	0.8	0.5
30	Margaret Lischer '01		0.3	1.1	0.3
Amherst Totals				64.0	43.6	12.9
Opponent Totals				56.7	37.8	10.1

Current Record: 12-6, 2-3 NESCAC		High Scorer	High Rebounder
Last Week: 	at Wesleyan, W 72-61		Hersey 31	Hersey 13
		Norwich, L 63-71		Rinaldi 27	Hersey 15
		at Hamilton, W 76-40		Hersey 21	Hersey, Rinaldi 11
Up Next: 	Fri Feb 13 at Colby, 7:00pm
		Sat Feb 13 at Bowdoin, 3:00pm

 Men's Ice Hockey Drops Pair

Men's ice hockey dropped a pair of ECAC East games to NESCAC rivals as the Jeffs fall to 9-9-1 overall, 7-7-1 in the league. The Jeffs opened the weekend with a 1-0 lead on Trinity off a Mike Noone (Swampscott, MA) goal, but the Bantams scored a pair early in the second period for a one-goal advantage. Rookie Robbie Hill (Averill Park, NY) notched the equalizer at the 4:50 mark, but Trinity answered with a trio of goals in the third, including an empty-net-er as Amherst had pulled goalie Chris Addesa (Andover, MA) for the extra skater.

Facing Wesleyan the next day, Amherst found itself facing a 3-0 deficit early in the second before Darce Swaggert (Wayzata, MN) kicked off Lord Jeff scoring. Noone's seventh power play goal of the season cut the lead to one with less than two minutes left in the second, but the Cardinals posted their fatal fourth goal with 37 seconds left to the period toward a 4-2 win.


No.	Name				G	A	P
9	Mike Noone '98			16	12	28
24	Rob MacDonald '99		9	15	24
23	Darce Swaggert '01		8	8	16
11	Paul Gozzo '98			3	13	16
26	Chris Orszulak '01		3	12	15
22	Charlie Blyth '99		6	8	14
15	Gregg DiNardo '01		5	8	13
21	Doug Erickson '98		2	9	11
8	Tim Kelly '98			4	5	9
12	Matt Drawz '99			1	7	8
27	Robbie Hill '01			5	2	7
17	Andy Jones '00			1	6	7
19	Matt Rogers '99			4	2	6
7	Tom Carideo '98			2	4	6
2	Buster Nelson '00		0	6	6
3	Dan Moos '98			2	2	4
6	Chris Gargiulo '98		1	3	4
16	Tim Quinn '00			1	2	3
4	Ben Kennedy '01			0	3	3
5	Stephen Tornabene '01		0	1	1
14	Joe Graceffa '00		0	1	1
Amherst Totals				74	129	203

Goalkeeping		W	L	T	Min	Svs	GA	Sv%	GAA	ShO
33  Chris Addesa '99	8	6	1	958	410	45	.901	2.81	2
30  Nick Rieser '01	1	3	0	204	89	10	.899	2.94	0
Amherst Totals		9	9	1	1162	499	55	.901	2.84	2

Current Record: 9-9-1, 7-7-1 ECAC East
Last Week: 	Trinity, L 3-5
		Wesleyan, L 2-4
Up Next:  	Fri Feb 13 Salem State, 7:00pm
		Sat Feb 14 Southern Maine, 3:00pm

 Women's Hockey Falls to Vermont Rivals

After pummeling a series of opponents in the past few weeks, Amherst suffered a similar punishment at the hands of Middlebury and Vermont as the Jeffs were outscored 21-1 this weekend. Rookie Gretchen Bowe (Hampstead, NH) tallied the first goal of the weekend with the help of Emma Lincoln (Garrett Park, MD) and senior co-captain Jess Frisch (Bethesda, MD) to take a 1-0 lead on defending Alliance Champion Middlebury, who retaliated with a dozen scores on 61 shots. Netminder Cindy Matsushita (Bronx, NY) made 49 saves against the Panthers. Amherst was shut out for only the second time all year as Vermont brought nine goals into Orr Rink.

No.	Name				G	A	P	P-Min
18	Jess Frisch '98			22	25	47
  3	Gretchen Bowe '01		27	17	44		
  4	Genny Furst '00			17	22	39	1-2
11	Lisbeth Rowinski '00		9	8	17	7-14	
15	Margaret Seiler '98		3	13	16	1-2
12	Val Klein '98			4	6	10	12-24
16	Emma Lincoln '01		4	3	7
19	Natalie Weber '01		2	2	4
6	Catherine Cugell '98		0	4	4	1-2
10	Gay Heit '00			1	2	3
17	Ainsley Gordon '01		1	2	3
2	Christine Hatch '98		0	2	2	2-4
30	Cindy Matsushita '98		0	1	1
Amherst Totals				90	107	197	24-48
Opponent Totals				72	88	160	42-92	

Goalkeeping			W	L	T	Min	Svs	GA	Sv%	GAA	ShO
  1  Sarah Evans '99		2	4	1	385	257	34	.883	5.30	0
30  Cindy Matsushita '98	5	3	0	520	249	38	.868	4.38	1
Amherst Totals			7	7	1	905	506	72	.875	4.77	1
Opponent Totals			7	7	1	905	465	90	.838	5.97	2

Current Record: 7-7-1 overall, 2-7-1 ECAC Alliance
Last Week:	at Middlebury, L 1-12
		Vermont, L 0-9
This Week:	Sat Feb 14 at Maine, 4:00pm
		Sun Feb 15 at Bowdoin, 1:00pm

 Men's and Women's Squash Repeat as Little III Champions

Men's and women's squash each posted 3-0 weeks and successfully defended their Little III titles in the newly renovated Davenport Squash Courts, which had the Vickery Exhibition Court and the Serues Court officially dedicated just hours before the Championship started. Both teams swept Wesleyan to open up the day before Williams did likewise in the second set of matches. The crown would come down to the final match, a meeting of archrivals that Amherst would win, the women's third straight year and fourth for the men. While the men cruised to an 8-1 decision over the Ephs, the women were tied 4-4 with only senior Justine O'Connor (Brooklyn, NY) left at No. 3 to decide the title. Though she had fallen in the first two games, the co-captain had posted 9-1, 9-0 wins in games three and four before the decisive fifth, which O'Connor won 9-3.

Earlier in the week, both teams had cruised to victories over Smith and at Brown. David McNeely (Newton Square, PA) pushed his season record to a perfect 7-0 as he and the men's team prepare to host six-time defending national champion Harvard on Wednesday. Last year, the Jeffs fell just 5-4 in Amherst before a 6-3 loss to the Crimson at Nationals.


Men's Individual Match Records
David McNeely '00		7-0
Kevin Orphan '99		8-1
Evan Khan '98 			8-2
Addison West '01		9-1
Hayden Felice '98		3-2
Jamie Ford '98			7-2
Stephen Seelbach '99		9-1
Andrew Snyder '99		5-2
Perry Pickert '98		6-1
Chris Herron '98		7-3
Kunal Rakshit '00		3-0
Raza Mujtaba '00		3-0
Edward Meyer '00		1-0

Women's Individual Match Records
Page Callaghan '98		8-3
Rachel Nisselson '00		7-4
Justine O'Connor '98		6-3
Sheila Reynolds '99		7-2
Katherine Giese '01		6-2
Carrie Goodwin '98		6-5
Kim Karetsky '99		4-5
Bevin Sell '99			6-5
Vanessa Champion '01		4-5
Christine Kham '00		2-3
Liz Scheinfeldt '99		3-2
Samantha Alves '00		0-1
Melinda Mahaffey '98		0-1

Current Records: 8-2 men, 7-4 women
Last Week:	women v. Smith, W 8-1
		men at Brown, W 9-0
		Little III at Amherst		men: 1st place		women: 1st place
		   Wesleyan				W 9-0			W 9-0
		   Williams				W 8-1			W 5-4
This Week:	Tue Feb 10 women v. Trinity, 7:00pm
		Wed Feb 11 men v. Harvard, 6:00pm
		Fri-Sun Feb 13-15 women's Howe Cup at Yale
		Sat Feb 14 men v. Princeton, 2:00pm

 Men's Swimming and Diving Crushes Colby

In its last home meet of the season, men's swimming and diving posted a 153-124 victory over Colby College after exhibitioning the final three events. Sophomore Pat Lahey (Northfield, IL) broke his own pool record in the 100 breaststroke with a 1:00.38 swim, cutting 0.11 off his frosh best at Pratt Pool. Rookie Read Porter (Farmington, CT) cruised to a first place finish in the 1650 before regrouping to win the 50 in :22.83, while fellow frosh Paul Tedeschi (New York, NY) claimed a 4:52.02 victory in the 500. Highlighting the meet, however, was the appearance of senior Tim Enright (Lakeview, NY) in a women's suit for the 100 butterfly. As spectators looked on laughing, Enright finished in third place with a :54.62 clocking, almost two seconds faster than his last performance three weeks ago against Springfield!

While the women's regular season is officially over, two swimmers time-trialed in the 400 IM. Kerry Weeks (Longmeadow, MA) and Stacie Botsford (Timonium, MD) both surpassed NCAA B-cut standards as Weeks clocked a 4:39.78 and Botsford a 4:41.22. Both women already have several B-cuts in other events as they prepare for New Englands in two weeks.

Current Records: 7-2 men, 10-1 women
Last Week: Colby, W 153-124
Up Next: Sat Feb 14 at Southern Connecticut, 1:00pm

 Indoor Track Races Ahead

Nearing the end of their seasons, both men's and women's track and field had strong performances at the Wheaton Invitational as the men placed 5th and the women 4th out of 18 teams each. Junior captain Rob Mitchell (Worcester, VT) has added his fifth indoor track school record with a 1:19.85 clocking in the 600. He already holds school bests in the 800, 1500, Mile and 3000, and he will compete at the elite Millrose Games in New York this Friday.

Bolstering a strong men's field were a pack of juniors that claimed four of the top 10 times in the 1500. Erick Hung (Orinda, CA), Jon Prokup (Allentown, PA) and Dan Chandler (Selkirk, NY) all clocked personal bests with 4:04.90 (2nd place), 4:07.72 (5th) and 4:09.31 (9th) finishes, respectively. Classmate Allen Nunnally (Stoneham, MA) claimed 8th in the same race, just seven seconds faster than Chandler.

Young runners highlighted the women's side as rookies Rebecca O'Dunne (Saratoga Springs, NY) and Courtney Jennings (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) won the 3000 and finished second in the 800, respectively. Meanwhile, sophomore Nicole Campbell (Brooklyn, NY) continues to excel in the triple jumped, registering a 35'9 at Wheaton.

Last Week: 	Wheaton Invitational		men: 5th (52 pts)	women: 4th (50 pts)
This Week: 	Sat Feb 14 men's Valentine Classic at Boston University, 10:00am
		Sat Feb 14 women at Smith Invitational, 10:00am

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