Amherst College Weekly Winter Sports Wrap-Up
Issue 9 for athletic events from February 9-15, 1998

 Men's Basketball Posts Pair of Wins

Men's basketball rebounded from its second loss of the season with a pair of wins over Maine rivals Colby and Bowdoin. The Jeffs snapped a nine-game regular season losing streak to Colby with an 83-67 victory before hanging on for an overtime win over Bowdoin to push Amherst's record to 16-2, 5-2 in the NESCAC. The Jeffs are currently re-climbing the national polls with a No. 16 ranking by Columbus Multimedia.

Sophomore Pat Mulvey (Rye, NH) led the Jeffs this weekend to earn ECAC Honor Roll recognition. The guard powered Amherst with a career-high 28 points against the White Mules, who fell to a handful of treys from the 6-3 starter, who also dished out four assists. His second three of the night gave the Jeffs the lead for good just over five minutes into the game. Amherst stretched its advantage to as much as 17 on a lay-up by senior Billy Skorupski (North Hatfield, MA). The tri-captain dumped in 20 points and pulled down a career-high 20 rebounds, including nine defensive boards in the first nine minutes of the game. Skorupski went to the line 16 times for 14 of his points.

The Jeffs faced another test against Bowdoin as Amherst trailed at halftime for only the third this this year. The teams had battled through eight lead changes and six ties in the first half alone as offensive spurts by Mulvey and Chris Ingraham (Tuscon, AZ) helped the Jeffs fight back against the Polar Bears. Ingraham posted all 10 of his points in the first half.

Senior John Pavelski (Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ) hit one of his five three's to open each period as the Jeffs chipped away at a five-point deficit at the break. A pair of Mulvey treys tipped off a 14-4 run that would give Amherst the lead for good, and a three-point play by Hugh Quattlebaum (Andover, MA) handed Amherst its biggest advantage of six points. But Bowdoin turned up the defensive pressure in the closing minute of regulation as the Polar Bears stole an inbounds pass and hit a pair of three's to tie the game after 40 minutes. But the Jeffs went 11-14 from the line in the extra period while the Bears mustered only five shot attempts in overtime as Amherst held on for an 88-83 victory. Pavelski led all scorers with 26 points while Mulvey added another 22 as both notched 14 in the second half.


No.	Name			ppg	rpg	apg
41	John Pavelski '98	14.2	 5.8	 1.4
32	Billy Skorupski '98	14.0	 9.1	 1.1
12	Pat Mulvey '00		13.7	 3.1	 1.6
31	Chris Ingraham '99	 8.8	 4.0	 0.9
23	Hugh Quattlebaum '00	 8.6	 3.8	 0.8
4	Julian Rowand '98	 7.9	 4.4	 1.7
11	Caith Chapman '99	 6.2	 2.0	 2.7
44/34	Josh Anish '99		 4.7	 2.4	 0.7
30	Chris Smith '00		 4.0	 1.2	 0.2
22	Erik Kelly '01		 3.5	 0.8	 0.4
5	Mark MacLeod '99	 2.8	 1.1	 1.3
10	Abe Sexson '01		 2.2	 1.0	 0.0
40	Charles Field '99	 1.7	 1.5	 0.0
15	Brian Daoust '01	 1.5	 0.6	 1.1
3	Peter Denby '00		 0.8	 0.6	 0.6
Amherst Totals			84.3	42.1	13.1
Opponent Totals			71.4	39.9	10.5
	
Current Record: 16-2, 5-2 NESCAC		High Scorer	High Rebounder
Last Week:	Colby, W 83-67			Mulvey 28	Skorupski 20
		Bowdoin, W 88-83 OT		Pavelski 26	Skorupski 10
Up Next: 	Tue Feb 17 at Brandeis, 7:30pm
		Fri Feb 20 at Bates, 7:30pm
		Sat Feb 21 at Tufts, 3:00pm

 Women's Basketball Drops Pair of Road Games

Amherst women's basketball wrapped up its regular season road games with a pair of losses in Maine. The Jeffs started the weekend at Colby where 23 turnovers cost the Jeffs 20 points in a 66-49 loss. Despite out-rebounding the Mules, Amherst trailed 34-21 at the half. Senior Sarah Rinaldi (Washington, DC) led the Jeffs with 16 points while junior Katie Hersey (Westford, MA) pulled down 12 boards in her 13th double-double of the season, 27th of her career. Sophomore Naomi Sullivan (Hudson, MA) made three steals for the Jeffs.

The following day at Bowdoin, Amherst was within one point, 23-22, at the break, but the Polar Bears shot 56% from the floor in the second half. Junior Janinne Noel (Dalton, MA) led Amherst with 16 points, including four from behind the arc as she hit seven for the weekend. Noel and Hersey also notched five steals a piece, but the Polar Bears forced 36 turnovers, including 26 steals in the 69-50 decision. Rinaldi contributed 14 points and 15 rebounds.


No.	Name			ppg	rpg	apg
31	Sarah Rinaldi '98	14.8	8.0	1.1
15	Katie Hersey '99	14.6	9.8	2.6
12	Janinne Noel '99	9.5	1.8	1.9
33	Naomi Sullivan '00	6.4	5.3	2.8
24	Liza Feldman '00	4.7	2.1	1.0
34	Deirdre McCarthy '01	4.4	4.0	0.5
14	Dacia Walker '00	2.8	3.2	1.3
11	Meg Riley '01		1.9	0.6	0.3
20	Jen Sielicki '01	1.4	0.8	0.4
32	Rebecca Sacher '01	1.3	2.0	0.3
21	Charlotte Taylor '01	1.3	1.2	0.3
10	Melissa Roja '00	0.8	0.8	0.5
30	Margaret Lischer '01	0.3	1.1	0.3
Amherst Totals			62.6	42.8	12.5
Opponent Totals			57.8	36.7	10.7

Current Record: 12-8, 2-5 NESCAC		High Scorer	High Rebounder
Last Week: 	at Colby, L 49-66		Rinaldi 16	Hersey 12
		at Bowdoin, L 50-69		Noel 16		Rinaldi 15
Up Next: 	Fri Feb 20 Bates, 7:30pm
		Sat Feb 21 Tufts, 7:30pm

 Men's Ice Hockey Splits Pair

Men's ice hockey split a pair of games as the Jeffs look to make their third-straight appearance in the ECAC Tournament when selections are announced on Sunday. Though Amherst fell to Salem State 4-1 with the lone Jeff goal by Matt Rogers (Excelsior, MN), the Jeffs bounced back with a 10-0 pounding of Southern Maine. This was Amherst's most prolific single-game offensive output of the season as the Jeffs racked up their fourth shutout of the season.

Junior Matt Drawz (St. Anthony's Village, MN) registered a hat trick among Amherst's 54 shots on goal. Senior tri-captain Paul Gozzo (Avon, CT) netted a pair of goals and an assist as one of 14 players earning points against the Huskies.


No.	Name				G	A	P
9	Mike Noone '98			16	12	28
24	Rob MacDonald '99		9	16	25
11	Paul Gozzo '98			5	13	18
26	Chris Orszulak '01		3	14	17
23	Darce Swaggert '01		8	8	16
22	Charlie Blyth '99		6	9	15
15	Gregg DiNardo '01		6	8	14
21	Doug Erickson '98		3	11	14
12	Matt Drawz '99			4	8	12
8	Tim Kelly '98			4	6	10
19	Matt Rogers '99			6	3	9
27	Robbie Hill '01			5	3	8
17	Andy Jones '00			1	7	8
2	Buster Nelson '00		0	7	7
6	Chris Gargiulo '98		2	4	6
7	Tom Carideo '98			2	4	6
16	Tim Quinn '00			2	4	6
3	Dan Moos '98			2	2	4
4	Ben Kennedy '01			0	3	3
5	Stephen Tornabene '01		0	1	1
14	Joe Graceffa '00		0	1	1
Amherst Totals				84	146	230

Goalkeeping		W	L	T	Min	Svs	GA	Sv%	GAA	ShO
33  Chris Addesa '99	9	7	1	1059	444	48	.902	2.72	3
30  Nick Rieser '01	1	3	0	208	82	10	.891	2.88	0
1    Greg Morneau '98	0	0	0	20	5	0	1.000	0.00	0
Amherst Totals		10	10	1	1287	531	55	.898	2.80	3

Current Record: 10-10-1, 8-8-1 ECAC East
Last Week: 	Salem State, L 1-4
		Southern Maine, W 10-0
Up Next:  	Fri Feb 20 at Middlebury, 7:00pm
		Sat Feb 21 at Norwich, 2:00pm

 Women's Hockey Falls to Maine Rivals

Women's ice hockey dropped a pair of games in Maine despite strong efforts to earn their third Alliance victory. Facing Maine, against whom the Jeffs had registered the program's first-ever league victory, Amherst fell behind 6-1 after the first period before scoring the final four goals of the game. Senior co-captain Jess Frisch (Bethesda, MD) notched a hat trick against the Black Bears as the overall scoring leader in the ECAC Alliance with 50 points. Rookie Gretchen Bowe (Hampstead, NH) added a power play goal and two assists, while fellow frosh Emma Lincoln (Garrett Park, NY) also tallied a goal. Frisch, Bowe and sophomore Genny Furst (Deephaven, MN) continue to lead the country in scoring.

Amherst continued to improve as the Jeffs held Alliance-runner-up Bowdoin to just a single goal with 6:42 to play in the third period for a 1-0 loss. Netminder Cindy Matsushita (Bronx, NY) made 34 saves while the Jeffs fired off 28 shots on goal.


No.	Name				G	A	P	P-Min
18	Jess Frisch '98			25	25	50
3	Gretchen Bowe '01		28	19	47	1-2	
4	Genny Furst '00			17	22	39	1-2
11	Lisbeth Rowinski '00		9	8	17	8-16	
15	Margaret Seiler '98		3	14	17	1-2
12	Val Klein '98			4	7	11	13-26
16	Emma Lincoln '01		5	3	8
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				95	112	207	27-54
Opponent Totals				81	98	179	45-98	

Goalkeeping			W	L	T	Min	Svs	GA	Sv%	GAA	ShO
  1  Sarah Evans '99		2	5	1	445	272	42	.866	5.66	0
30  Cindy Matsushita '98	5	4	0	580	283	39	.879	4.03	1
Amherst Totals			7	9	1	1025	555	81	.873	4.74	1
Opponent Totals			9	7	1	1025	516	95	.845	5.56	3

Current Record: 7-9-1 overall, 2-9-1 ECAC Alliance
Last Week:	at Maine, L 5-8
		at Bowdoin, L 0-1
This Week:	Wed Feb 18 Southern Maine, 7:00pm
		Sat Feb 21 at RIT, 5:30pm
		Sun Feb 22 at RPI, 3:00pm

 Men's Squash Battles the Best in the Nation

As the team gears up for Nationals this weekend, Amherst men's squash faced two of the best teams in the nation as the Jeffs hosted Harvard and Princeton. Despite falling 7-2 to both Ivy League foe, Amherst took five matches into the fifth game and seven more into the fourth. Addison West (Haverford, PA) registered a pair of wins to push his rookie season record to an impressive 11-1 playing in the No. 5 spot. The freshman first claimed a four-game win over Harvard (17-14, 8-15, 15-14, 15-12) before crusing to a 3-0 win over Princeton (13, 8, 10). Senior co-captain Jamie Ford (Rosemont, PA) also claimed a victory over the Crimson in three games (5, 9, 10), while classmate Hayden Felice (Radnor, PA) posted a five-game win over Princeton (7-15, 15-12, 5-15, 15-9, 15-9).

Men's Individual Match Records
David McNeely '00		7-2
Kevin Orphan '99		8-3
Evan Khan '98 			8-5
Addison West '01		11-1
Hayden Felice '98		4-3
Jamie Ford '98			8-3
Stephen Seelbach '99		9-3
Andrew Snyder '99		5-4
Perry Pickert '98		5-1
Chris Herron '98		7-5
Kunal Rakshit '00		3-0
Raza Mujtaba '00		3-0
Edward Meyer '00		1-0

Current Record: 8-4
Last Week:	Harvard, L 2-7
		Princeton, L 2-7
This Week:	Fri-Sun Feb 20-22 NISRA Team Championship at Princeton

 Women's Squash Competes at Howe Cup

Women's squash finished off its team season with a 9-6 record in the Howe Cup. Competing in Division B, Amherst cruised past Bates in the first round, 8-1, before edging out Cornell 5-4 in the semifinals. However, Amherst fell for the second time this season to Bowdoin in the Championship match, 2-7.

Leading Amherst with three victories was Sheila Reynolds (Great Falls, VA). The junior posted a trio of three-game wins playing at the No. 4 spot, while No. 2 Rachel Nisselson (Brooklyn, NY) went 2-1 for the weekend, dropping her only match in five games to Cornell. Nos. 1 and 3 Page Callaghan (Strafford, PA) and Justine O'Connor (Brooklyn, NY) were also 2-1 in Howe Cup competition as all four players look forward to competing in the USWISRA Individual National Championship, to be held at Amherst from February 27-March 1.


Women's Individual Match Records
Page Callaghan '98		10-5
Rachel Nisselson '00		9-6
Justine O'Connor '98		8-4
Sheila Reynolds '99		10-3
Katherine Giese '01		6-2
Carrie Goodwin '98		8-7
Kim Karetsky '99		5-8
Bevin Sell '99			8-7
Vanessa Champion '01		5-8
Christine Kham '00		2-6
Liz Scheinfeldt '99		3-3
Samantha Alves '00		0-1
Melinda Mahaffey '98		0-1
 
Current Records: 9-6
Last Week: at Howe Cup, 2nd place, Division B
		Bates, W 8-1
		Cornell, W 5-4
		Bowdoin, L 2-7
Up Next: Fri-Sun Feb 27-Mar 1 USWISRA Individual National Championship at Amherst

 Men's Swimming and Diving Crushes So.Conn.

Men's swimming and diving rounded out the regular season with a victory at Southern Connecticut State University. Sophomore Pat Lahey (Northfield, IL) powered the Jeffs with a trio of victories, first helping his 200 medley relay team of classmates Josh Oberwetter (Washington Depot, CT), Adam Kerstien (Aurora, CO) and Jerome Leslie (West Springfield, MA) to first place in 1:40.15, then claiming top finishes in both the 400 IM and the 100 butterfly. The Jeffs claimed 1-2-3 finishes in the 400 IM, 200, 50 fly, 100, 50 back and the 50 breast and 1-2 in the 100 fly and 1000. Rookie Read Porter (Farmington, CT) outpaced older brother Brian by almost two seconds in the 200 as Read claimed his first of two freestyle victories of the day.
Current Records: 8-2 men
Last Week: at Southern Connecticut, W 163-121
Up Next: Fri-Sun Feb 27-Mar 1 New Englands at Wesleyan

 Indoor Track Races Ahead

Men's and women's indoor track competed at their last invitationals before Championship meets begin this weekend. Junior co-captain Rob Mitchell (Worcester, VT) jump-started the weekend by running the college mile at the exclusive Millrose Games, held at Madison Square Garden in New York City as he finished in second place, just 0.09 seconds behind a Division I runner from Stanford. His teammates, meanwhile, competed at the Valentine Classic at Boston University against mostly Division I runners. Sophomore Jeff Willis (Kobe, Japan) claimed 27th overall in the 800 with a 1:54.62 finish while Jon Prokup (Allentown, PA) headed up a strong distance contingent with a 41st place finish in the 3000 with an 8:46.71 clocking.

The women traveled to the Smith Invitational where sophomore Nicole Campbell (Brooklyn, NY) highlighted the meet with a second place finish in the triple jump with a 34'07.75 performance. The 4x200 relay also earned accolades with a 3rd place clocking, while senior co-captain Rachael Holloway (Lake Oswego, OR) finished 4th in the 200 with a 27.17 show. Both teams now prepare for the New England Division III Championships.

Last Week: 	men at Valentine Classic, Boston University
		women at Smith Invitational
This Week: 	Sat Feb 21 men's New England Division III Championships at Bowdoin
		Sat Feb 21 women's New England Division III Championships at Bates

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