Amherst College Weekly Winter Sports Wrap-Up
Issue 10 for athletic events from February 16-22, 1998

 Men's Basketball Posts 2-1 Week

Amherst men's basketball moved to 18-3 as the Jeffs begin the final week of the regular season after a 2-1 week. The Jeffs kicked off the week with a nailbiter at Brandeis, where a jumper by junior Chris Ingraham (Tuscon, AZ) sealed an 80-77 victory for Amherst. Ingraham finished the first of three double-figure games with 22 points as the guard earned ECAC Honor Roll recognition for averaging 21.7 points in three games.

Facing Brandeis, the Jeffs claimed a 39-31 lead at the break, but they fought to contain the Judges, who shot close to 50% for the game, though committing 20 turnovers. The teams flip-flopped leads late in the game before Amherst held out for the win. The Jeffs posted a more convincing victory three days later when Amherst shot 60% from the field in the first half at Bates toward a 53-32 lead halftime. Amherst had used a 25-3 run to turn a five point deficit into a 32-14 advantage, and the Jeffs drained 10 of their 20 3-pointers attempted. Ingraham again led Amherst with a game-high 19 points, while senior tri-captain Julian Rowand (Washington, DC) chipped in a season-high 15 points. Pat Mulvey (Rye, NH) and Brian Daoust (Dover, MA) each dished out five assists for the Jeffs.

The next day, however, Amherst suffered only its third loss of the season at Tufts. Despite a career-performance by Ingraham (24 points, five assists, three steals) and the eighth double-double (21 points, 10 rebounds) of the season for senior tri-captain Billy Skorupski (North Hatfield, MA), the Jumbos outscored Amherst 55-44 in the second half toward a 92-85 victory. Amherst will now round out the regular season at No. 4 Conn College (19-3) and at Wesleyan.


No.	Name				ppg	rpg	apg
32	Billy Skorupski '98		13.9	 9.0	 1.1
41	John Pavelski '98		13.3	 5.3	 1.4
12	Pat Mulvey '00			13.0	 3.0	 1.8
31	Chris Ingraham '99		10.7	 4.0	 1.1
23	Hugh Quattlebaum '00		 8.5	 3.6	 0.9
4	Julian Rowand '98		 8.2	 4.5	 1.8
11	Caith Chapman '99		 6.2	 2.0	 2.7
44/34	Josh Anish '99			 4.6	 2.3	 0.8
30	Chris Smith '00			 4.1	 1.5	 0.2
22	Erik Kelly '01			 3.1	 0.8	 0.5
5	Mark MacLeod '99		 2.8	 0.2	 1.4
40	Charles Field '99		 2.1	 1.5	 0.1
15	Brian Daoust '01		 1.9	 0.5	 1.5
10	Abe Sexson '01			 1.8	 1.0	 0.0
3	Peter Denby '00			 1.0	 0.5	 0.5
Amherst Totals				84.7	41.4	13.9
Opponent Totals				72.4	40.1	10.9

Current Record: 18-3, 6-3 NESCAC		High Scorer	High Rebounder
Last Week: 	at Brandeis, W 80-77		Ingraham 22	Skorupski 8
		at Bates, W 96-66		Ingraham 19	Skorupski 8
		at Tufts, L 85-92		Ingraham 24	Skorupski 10
Up Next: 	Wed Feb 25 at Conn College, 7:00pm
		Sat Feb 28 at Wesleyan, 7:30pm

 Women's Basketball Splits Weekend

Rebounding from a tough road weekend, Amherst women's basketball kicked off its final homestand by challenging the No. 2 team in New England to merely a two-point victory before downing Tufts for its lucky 13th win. Senior tri-captain Sarah Rinaldi (Washington, DC) earned ECAC Honor Roll recognition as the forward averaged 15.5 points and 10.0 rebounds in the 1-1 week.

Despite trailing by as much as 10 in the first half to No. 2 Bates, the Jeffs chipped away at the Bobcat advantage in the second half, pulling within four on several occasions. A 7-2 run with five minutes to play brought Amherst within three on a 3-pointer by sophomore Liza Feldman (Sudbury, MA). While Bates hit just two of seven free throws down the stretch, Feldman's second trey cut the margin to two points with 41.4 ticks on the clock and forced a Bates timeout. Feldman nearly stole the inbounds pass, and the Jeffs held the final possession of the game after a Bobcat miss with 7.5 seconds remaining. But a missed 3- helped Bates hold off the upset.

Amherst roared out to a 20-2 lead on Tufts the next day toward a 62-49 victory. But the Jeffs had to fight off a tough Jumbo press before claiming the W, as Tufts outscored Amherst 27-14 with tenacious defense over a 15 minute span midway through the game. The Jumbos claimed their first lead with 10:41 to play, and both teams battled for an advantage until a layin by Rinaldi gave the Jeffs the lead for good with 7:37 left to play. The Jeffs went 12-for-15 from the foul line to close out the game.


No.	Name				ppg	rpg	apg
31	Sarah Rinaldi '98		14.8	8.2	1.0
15	Katie Hersey '99		14.3	9.8	2.5
12	Janinne Noel '99		9.8	2.1	2.0
33	Naomi Sullivan '00		6.5	5.4	2.7
24	Liza Feldman '00		5.0	2.0	1.0
34	Deirdre McCarthy '01		4.1	3.8	0.4
14	Dacia Walker '00		2.7	3.1	1.3
11	Meg Riley '01			1.7	0.6	0.3
32	Rebecca Sacher '01		1.3	2.0	0.3
21	Charlotte Taylor '01		1.3	1.2	0.3
20	Jen Sielicki '01		1.3	0.7	0.4
10	Melissa Roja '00		0.9	0.9	0.7
30	Margaret Lischer '01		0.2	1.2	0.2
Amherst Totals				62.6	41.5	12.4
Opponent Totals				57.5	36.8	10.5

Current Record: 13-9, 4-5 NESCAC	High Scorer		High Rebounder
Last Week: 	Bates, L 58-60		Rinaldi 15		Rinaldi 13
		Tufts, W 62-49		Rinaldi 16		Hersey 11
Up Next: 	Tue Feb 24 Conn College, 7:30pm
		Sat Feb 28 Wesleyan, 7:30pm

 Men's Ice Hockey Wraps Up Season

Men's ice hockey finished off its 1998 season with a 10-12-1 record after a pair of road losses. The Jeffs traveled to three-time defending national champion Middlebury and suffered an 8-0 shutout behind three power play goals on seven opportunities. Junior keeper Chris Addesa (Andover, MA) made 41 saves in net, and he followed with 36 more the following day in an 8-3 loss at Norwich to knock the Jeffs out of play-off contention. Chris Orszulak (Longmeadow, MA), Matt Rogers (Excelsior, MN) and Robbie Hill (Averill Park, NY) all notched goals in the Jeffs' season finale, while captains Doug Erickson (North Billerica, MA) and Paul Gozzo (Avon, CT) each chipped in an assist. Fellow senior Tom Carideo (Winthrop, MA) had a pair of assists against the Cadets.

The Jeffs finish the season 8-10-1 in the ECAC East, as senior tri-captain Mike Noone (Swampscott, MA) rounds out his career with 140 points, including 28 in his final year. Also finishing their collegiate careers are Tim Kelly (St. Johnsbury, VT), Dan Moos (Wayzata, MN), Chris Gargiulo (Fair Lawn, NJ) and Greg Morneau (Manchester, NH). The Class of 1998 will graduate with two ECAC bids, including an ECAC East Championship in 1996.


No.	Name				G	A	P
9	Mike Noone '98			16	12	28
24	Rob MacDonald '99		9	16	25
11	Paul Gozzo '98			5	14	19
26	Chris Orszulak '01		4	14	18
23	Darce Swaggert '01		8	8	16
22	Charlie Blyth '99		6	9	15
21	Doug Erickson '98		3	12	15
15	Gregg DiNardo '01		6	8	14
12	Matt Drawz '99			4	8	12
19	Matt Rogers '99			7	3	10
8	Tim Kelly '98			4	6	10
27	Robbie Hill '01			6	3	9
7	Tom Carideo '98			2	6	8
17	Andy Jones '00			1	7	8
2	Buster Nelson '00		0	7	7
6	Chris Gargiulo '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				87	150	237

Goalkeeping		W	L	T	Min	Svs	GA	Sv%	GAA	ShO
33  Chris Addesa '99	9	9	1	1179	521	64	.891	3.26	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	12	1	1407	608	71	.895	3.03	3

Final Season Record: 10-12-1, 8-10-1 ECAC East
Last Week: 	at Middlebury, L 0-8
		at Norwich, L 3-8

 Women's Hockey Posts 1-2 Week

Women's ice hockey kicked off a 1-2 week with a 6-3 victory over Southern Maine to snap a four-game losing streak. Rookie Gretchen Bowe (Hampstead, NH) registered her second four-goal game of the season as she notched a pair of power play goals to lead the Jeffs to their eighth win of the season. Senior co-captains Jess Frisch (Bethesda, MD) and Val Klein (Philadelphia, PA) also contributed tallies against the Huskies.

A weekend in New York, however, proved more difficult as Amherst fell 12-2 at RIT and were shut out 8-0 at RPI. Frisch, Bowe and sophomore Genny Furst (Deephaven, MN) each contributed to the Amherst offense against RIT as three of the nation's leading scorers.


No.	Name				G	A	P	P-Min
18	Jess Frisch '98			27	28	55
 3	Gretchen Bowe '01		32	21	53	2-4	 
 4	Genny Furst '00			18	23	41	1-2
11	Lisbeth Rowinski '00		9	8	17	9-18
15	Margaret Seiler '98		3	14	17	2-4
12	Val Klein '98			5	7	12	14-28
16	Emma Lincoln '01		5	4	9
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				103	120	223	31-62
Opponent Totals				104	128	232	55-118	

Goalkeeping			W	L	T	Min	Svs	GA	Sv%	GAA	ShO
  1  Sarah Evans '99		2	6	1	505	313	50	.862	5.94	0
30  Cindy Matsushita '98	6	5	0	700	341	54	.863	4.63	1
Amherst Totals			8	11	1	1205	654	104	.863	5.18	1
Opponent Totals			11	8	1	1205	603	103	.854	5.12	4

Current Record: 8-11-1 overall, 2-11-1 ECAC Alliance
Last Week:	Southern Maine, W 6-3
		at RIT, L 2-12
		at RPI, L 0-8
This Week:	Wed Feb 25 Sacred Heart, 7:30pm
		Sat Feb 28 Conn College, 7:00pm
		Sun Mar 1 Wesleyan, 2:00pm

 Men's Squash Finishes No. 3 in the Nation

Despite a No. 6 seed heading into the Potter Trophy, Amherst men's squash knocked off Princeton for the third straight year at Nationals toward a 3rd place finish. The Jeffs had just finished off the regular season with a 7-2 loss to the Tigers, and Amherst faced the No. 3 seed on its home court in the first round. Amherst forced four of its five victories into five games, including a 17-15 win by Andrew Snyder (Haverford, PA) in the fifth game at No. 9. No. 1 David McNeely (Newton Square, PA) had dropped his first two games 15-12, 15-12, but the sophomore turned around his five-game regular season loss to Amir Give'on in the final three.

This quarterfinal victory set up a re-match with six-time defending national champion Harvard. No. 5 rookie Addison West (Haverford, PA) and senior co-captain Jamie Ford (Rosemont, PA) registered the second of their three wins in the 6-3 loss to the Crimson before the Jeffs rebounded to avenge an earlier loss to Yale, 6-3, for a No.3 national finish.

The top six players now prepare for the NISRA Individual Championship, to be held at Amherst College this weekend. The top 64 male and female collegiate players will descend on the College for a weekend of squash, beginning at 9:00am on Friday, February 27 and concluding with the men's championship match on Sunday. Matches will run from 9:00am until 6:00pm on both Friday and Saturday, and semifinal rounds of the main draw and two consolation draws for each men and women will begin at 9:00am on Sunday. The women's championship match is scheduled for 1:00pm Sunday with the men's to follow after the women's conclusion.


Men's Individual Match Records
David McNeely '00		9-3
Kevin Orphan '99		9-5
Hayden Felice '98		5-5
Evan Khan '98 			10-5
Addison West '01		14-1
Jamie Ford '98			11-3
Stephen Seelbach '99		9-6
Chris Herron '98		7-8
Andrew Snyder '99		7-5
Perry Pickert '98		6-1
Kunal Rakshit '00		3-0
Raza Mujtaba '00		3-0
Edward Meyer '00		1-0

Current Record: 10-5
Last Week: Potter Trophy at Princeton, No. 6 seed, 3rd place
		No. 3 Princeton, W 5-4
		No. 2 Harvard, L 3-6
		No. 4 Yale, W 6-3
This Week:	Fri-Sun Feb 27-Mar 1 NISRA Individual Championship at Amherst

 Women's Swimming and Diving Finishes No. 2 in New England

Rising from a No. 3 in 1997, women's swimming and diving claimed a No. 2 finish in 1998 behind 14 national qualifying times and six college records. Leading the way was rookie Stacie Botsford (Timonium, MD), who registered A-cuts and college records in the 100 backstroke, 200 freestyle relay, 200 medley relay and the 400 medley relay. Her 58.58 clocking in the 100 back earned her first New England Championship and shaved almost a second off the previous best, set by senior co-captain Kerry Weeks (Longmeadow, MA) last year. Weeks finished in 3rd place in the 100 back and also contributed to the three record-setting relays as she prepares for her fourth trip to Nationals in as many years. The senior also claimed her fourth New England title, this year with a 1:00.08 finish in the 100 individual medley as Weeks took nearly a second off Amherst's eight-year-old college record and shattered the Wesleyan pool record. Neither swimmer finished lower than third in the seven events (three individuals, four relays) they participated in.

Both swimmers teamed up with sophomore Katherine Poulin (St. Davids, PA) and junior Sarah Lukaska (Edina, MN) in the 200 free relay to kick off the meet with Amherst's first of four New England titles with a 1:37.48 finish, almost two seconds faster than last year's team at New Englands. The foursome clocked a 1:48.45 for a college record and an A-cut in the 200 medley relay, whlie Botsford, Weeks, rookie Tiffany Johnston (Centerville, MA) and Lukaska did likewise with a 3:59.01 finish in the 400 medley relay. This was 1.34 seconds faster than Amherst's previous best and the first sub-four minute clocking by a women's team. Earlier that evening, Johnston had set her first college record with a 58.46 finish in the 100 butterfly for an A-cut and New England title.

In addition to the automatic qualifying times, Amherst registered eight B-cuts. Botsford, Sarah Moran (Bristol, TN), Weeks and Lukaska finished 2nd in the 400 free relay with a 3:36.03 finish. Botsford could also qualify to swim the 100 free and the 200 IM at Nationals with 53.35 and 2:11.57 finishes, respectively, while Weeks clocked a 2:08.89 in the 200 back. Lukaska was 0.05 seconds off the college record in the 50 free with a 24.63 finish for 3rd place. Johnston claimed 3rd in the 200 fly with a 2:11.06 finish, while rookie backstroker Megan Mardy (Mendham, NJ) earned B-cuts in both the 100 and 200 with 1:00.96 and 2:09.71 finishes, respectively. Nationals will be held in three weeks in St. Peter's, Missouri.

Final Season Record: 10-1
Last Week: New Englands at Wesleyan, 2nd place
Up Next: Thu-Sat Mar 12-14 Nationals at Principia College, St. Peter's, Missouri

 Indoor Track Races with New England's Best

Men's and women's indoor track and field competed at the New England Division III Championships and brought home a 5th and 12th place finish, respectively. Junior co-captain Rob Mitchell (Worcester, VT) highlighted the men's meet with three New England Championships in the 1500, 1000 and Distance Medley Relay along with Allen Nunnally (Stoneham, MA), Jared Moshe (Chappaqua, NY) and Jeff Willis (Kobe, Japan). Mitchell's 3:53.70 clocking in the 1500 was enough for an automatic qualifier for Nationals for the three-time All-American. Willis also registered a provisional qualifying time with a 1:53.92 finish for 2nd place in the 800, and the 4x800 relay team of Jon Prokup (Allentown, PA), Dan Chandler (Selkirk, NY), Bruce Perlow (Hubbard Woods, IL) and Erick Hung (Orinda, CA) claimed 2nd place with an 8:00.01 finish.

Nicole Campbell (Brooklyn, NY) led the women with a pair of strong field performances, claiming 2nd place in the triple jump with a 10.98m (36') finish after she placed 5th in the long jump with a 4.92m (16'2") mark. Senior co-captain Rachael Holloway (Lake Oswego, OR) earned points for Amherst in four events, clocking a 1:00.42 for 6th place in the 400, a 26.89 for 7th place in the 200, and helping the 4x200 and 4x800 relays to 6th and 8th place finishes, respectively. Holloway anchored the 4x200 of Kristie Ford (Worthington, OH), Anne Bertkau (Wilton, CT) and Campbell with a 1:50.48 time, and the senior teamed up with Dini Pineda (Oklahoma City, OK), Bertkau and Courtney Jennings (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) for a 9:57.61 finish. Jennings also claimed an 8th place finish in the 1500 with a 5:01.37 clocking.

Last Week: 	men's New Englands at Bowdoin, 5th place
		women's New Englands at Bates, 12th place
This Week: 	Fri-Sat Feb 26-27 New England Open Championships at BU

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