Connecticut College Sports Roundup

Hockey wins and basketball losses

Connecticut College won its hockey competitions, lost the basketball games, and competed in an indoor track invitational on Saturday. The following information was provided by William Tomasian, sports information director at Connecticut College:

Men's Basketball: Bowdoin 95, Conn College 52

The Bowdoin College men's basketball team converted 16 of 25 three point shots in a 95-52 victory over Connecticut College on Saturday at Morrell Gymnasium.

The Polar Bears improve to 17-7 (5-5 NESCAC) and earn the sixth seed for the upcoming NESCAC Tournament. Bowdoin will travel to play at third-seeded Wesleyan next Saturday in the quarterfinals. More information will be posted on Monday. The Camels close out their season at 8-16 with a 1-9 record in the NESCAC.

Four Bowdoin players saw double figures, led by 21 from Wyatt Littles, who connected on 5-6 from long range. Ryan O'Connell netted 17 points while Andrew Madlinger posted 12 and Tom Carter had 11. Will Hanley had seven points, seven rebounds, eight assists, four steals and two blocks for the Polar Bears. Matt Vadas led the way off the bench for the Camels by scoring 22 points.

Boris Jeremic finished with 10 points for Connecticut College. Tyrone Turner chipped in with five points.

Women's Basketball: Bowdoin 73, Conn College 60

Jenn Shinall became just the seven player in Connecticut College history to eclipse the 1200 point barrier in a 73-60 setback to Bowdoin College at Morrell Gymnasium.

The Camels may have lost the game but tonight is a night of celebration for the team, the alumnae and the College as the program has officially clinched a post-season berth for the first time since the NESCAC moved to its current Championship format in 2001.

The Polar Bears (18-6, 7-3 NESCAC) clinch the third seed for the upcoming NESCAC Tournament and will host sixth-seeded Wesleyan next Saturday, February 18, at 3:00 p.m. in the quarterfinal round. The Camels (16-6, 5-5 NESCAC) will be the seventh seed and will play at Tufts in the opening round next Saturday in Medford, Mass.

Jill Henrikson scored her 1000th point and finished with a game-high 26 to go with seven rebounds and a perfect 14-14 from the free-throw line. Ellery Gould pitched in 12 while Allie Piscina had 11 for the Polar Bears.

The Camels were led by 17 from Tara Gabelman. Jenn Shinall had 14 points, seven rebounds and five assists while Carlee Smith scored 13 for Conn. College.

The teams traded blows in the opening half, with a late surge giving the hosts a 31-27 edge at intermission. Bowdoin never trailed in the second half, but struggled to put the Camels away, as the team bounced between five and seven points for the first six minutes of the period. Gabelman was able to trim the lead to two points with a three-point play at the 14-minute mark, but Bowdoin answered with a three-pointer from Hackett and a jumper from Henrikson that quickly pushed the lead back to seven points.

The Camels stayed within striking distance until Henrikson's milestone bucket - appropriately a three-pointer - with 2:20 remaining that gave Bowdoin a 10-point advantage, 65-55.

Bowdoin finished with a slim 38-37 edge on the boards and forced 22 Connecticut College turnovers that they cashed in for 20 points.

Men's Ice Hockey: Conn College 8, Hamilton 1

JC Cangelosi '15 tallied three goals and one assist to lead Connecticut College to an 8-1 win over Hamilton College in a NESCAC game at Hamilton's Russell Sage Rink on Feb. 11.

Adam Patel '15 added one goal and three assists, and Keith Veronesi '14, Mike Sinsigalli '14, Sean Murray '13 and Steven Victor '15 chipped in one goal apiece. Veronesi leads the team with 10 goals. Sean Curran '12 tallied three assists and leads the NESCAC with 22. Lucas Chavira-Schramm '12, Dawson Luke '13 and Kevin Reich '14 each added one assist. Mike Petchonka '14 stopped 19 shots in goal.

Anthony Scarpino '12 scored the goal for the Continentals, and Mike DiMare '14 was credited with the assist. Scarpino has recorded at least one point in eight straight games, and ranks second in the NESCAC with 15 goals. DiMare leads the team with 17 assists, and is first in the NESCAC with 31 points.

Cam Gibbar '13 started in goal and made 13 saves in 22 minutes. Joe Quattrocchi '14 made 21 saves over the final 37:48. Hamilton defeated the Camels 4-1 at Connecticut College on Jan. 13.

Connecticut College (6-12-3 overall, 4-9-2 NESCAC) opened the scoring with a power-play goal at 6:44 of the first period. Curran played the puck from the left circle across to Patel in the right circle, and Patel found Cangelosi at the far post for a one-timer into the back of the net.

The Camels doubled their lead at 8:18 of the period when Patel netted his first goal of the season. Following a Conn. College rush, Patel collected the puck in front in traffic and slid it into the net. The Camels led 2-0 at the first intermission.

After stealing the puck near the blue line, Murray skated around the right circle and sent a wrist shot into the net at 2:12 of the second period to stretch the Camels' lead to 3-0. Cangelosi made it 4-0 at 5:24 when he took a feed from Curran in the right circle and fired a one-timer past Quattrocchi from the slot.

Connecticut College's fifth goal came at 7:25 of the second when Veronesi skated around the right side from behind the goal and lifted a wrist shot into the top of the net. Reich was credited with an assist on the play. The Camels led 5-0 at the second intermission.

Hamilton (7-11-3, 3-10-2) cut its deficit to 5-1 on Scarpino's power-play goal 3:25 into the third period. DiMare sent a pass ahead to Scarpino on a rush up the left side, and Scarpino lifted a backhand shot into the upper right corner of the net.

Connecticut College tallied another power-play goal at 11:53 of the third when Cangelosi banged home a rebound following a shot by Patel from the slot that was initially saved. The Camels went ahead 7-1 on Sinsigalli's one-timer at the right post with 4:03 to play. Victor closed the scoring with 1:25 left on a rebound following a shot by Patel that was initially saved. The eight goals for Connecticut College are the most since the Camels' 10-0 victory over Salve Regina on Jan. 18, 2011.

Connecticut College held a 42-20 shot advantage. The Camels went 3-for-9 on the power play, while Hamilton was 1-for-7. The Continentals lead the all-time series 16-7-1. Hamilton is winless in its last eight games (0-6-2).

Hamilton hosts Tufts University for a NESCAC game today at 3 p.m. Connecticut College travels to Amherst College for a NESCAC game on today at 3 p.m.

Women's Ice Hockey: Conn College 7, Neumann 3

The Connecticut College women's hockey team exploded with four goals in the opening 9:36 of action and went to defeat Neumann University 7-3 in a non-conference game played at Dayton Arena Saturday night.

Courtney Dumont (Lewiston, Maine) had a hat-trick while line-mate Olivia Farrell (New York, N.Y.) was the facilitator with four assists in the Camel triumph. Connecticut College was 3-for-5 on its power play and the Camels were a perfect 2-for-2 in penalty killing situations.

Connecticut College improves its record to 10-9-2 with its second straight win, while the Knights lose for just the second time in their last seven games and are 7-11-2.

The Camels opened the scoring just 2:20 into regulation. Jillian Dolliff (Excelsior, Minn.) took a cross-crease pass from Ariel DiPasquale (Whitestone, N.Y.) at the far post and went top shelf for her sixth goal of the season.

Just over two minutes later, the Camels were back on the scoreboard when Louise Bulow Andersson (Alingsas, Sweden) buried a slap shot from just above the left circle on the power play to put the hosts on top 2-0. Olivia Farrell assisted on the tally.

Later on in the first with 11:49 remaining, Connecticut College took a commanding 3-0 lead. Molly Murphy (Woodstock, N.Y.) cycled the puck down to Caroline Corbett (Norwood, Mass.) in the slot. Corbett's first shot was saved but she was able to stuff in the rebound for the goal. Leah Kallen (Chicago, Ill.) earned the second assist.

At the 9:36 mark, the Camels scored their fourth and final goal of the opening period. Brittany Pengeroth (Acton, Mass.) distributed the puck to Farrell down in front of the goal. Farrell's shot was saved but Alexa de la Guardia (Flower Mound, Tex.) pounced on the rebound and found the back of the net for her first Camel goal.

The Camels were assessed a five minute major midway through the opening period but Neumann could not take advantage and the Camels carried a 4-0 lead into the first intermission.

Dumont scored the next two goals as the Camels broke the game open with a 6-0 advantage in the third period.

Neumann rallied with two quick scores 1:17 apart before Jennie Greenlee (Burlington, Ontario) went upstairs for a score with 5:35 remaining to halve the Camel lead at 6-3.

But Dumont added an insurance goal with 1:17 left to complete the hat-trick. The sophomore dangled her way out in front of the goal and rifled home a turnaround shot with authority.

Junior net-minder Amy Leichliter (West Chester, Pa.) stopped 25 shots in the victory for the Camels. Allie Frank (Phoenix, Ariz.) finished with 26 saves in the setback for the Knights.

The two teams will meet again today for a 3:00 p.m. game at Dayton Arena.

Indoor Track

The Connecticut College Track & Field teams competed in the Boston University Valentine Invitational Saturday. The Camel women set four school records while the men added two records of their own.

Kim Bolick (Hopkinton, Mass.) set a school record in the 1000 meters, qualifying for the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) and All-New England Championship with a time of 3:01.06.

Other school records included Sara Gildersleeve's (Sharon, Mass.) performance in the 200 meters (26.36 seconds), Sarah Matthews' (Westwood, Mass.) time of 1:19.36 in the 500 meters and Carmen Palumbo (Wilmington, Mass.) in the 60 meter hurdles. Palumbo's time of 9.82 seconds qualified her for the New England Division III Championship.

Two Camel women qualified for the New England Division III Championship. Junior Michelle Wesley (Millwood, N.Y.) did so in the 800 meters, posting a time of 2:28.66. In the 3000 meters, Kerry Dermody (Erieville, N.Y.) stamped her ticket to the New England Division III Championship with a time of 10:49.83.

In the distance medley relay, the Camel foursome comprised of Kim Bolick, Sarah Matthews, Michelle Wesley and Lianne Swanson (Franklin, Mass.) qualified for the ECAC Championship with a season-best time in 12:57.11.

Sara Gildersleeve, Gina Deitz (Portland, Ore.), Wesley and Matthews ran a season-best time of 4:12.14 in the 4x400 meter relay.

In the men's invitational the Camel set two records this weekend. Alex Mavrovic (Thetford Mines, Quebec) qualified for the All-New England Championship in the 3000 meters with a record setting time of 8:29.25. In the 200 meters, Geoff Phaneuf (Woonsocket, R.I.) posted a record setting time of 23.29 seconds.

In the 400 meters, Ian Rathkey (Old Lyme, Conn.) qualified for the New England Division III Championship with a time of 51.63 seconds. Rathkey, Matt Boudreau (Bridgewater, Mass.), Aaron Fellows (Hudson, N.H.) and Geoff Phaneuf ran a season best time of 3:33.13 in the 4x400 meter relay.


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