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Connecticut College Sports Roundup

Swimmers and divers continue successful season; Camels lose two hockey games

Connecticut College's swimming and diving teams continued a successful season on Saturday, while the Camels dropped two hockey games. The indoor track teams also scored 10th and 14th in a Tufts University meet. The following information was provided by William Tomasian, sports information director at Connecticut College:

Men's Ice Hockey: Tufts 4, Conn College 2

Senior net-minder Scott Barchard (Reading, Mass.) turned aside 43 shots to lead the Tufts University men's hockey team to a 4-2 victory at Connecticut College Saturday.

The visiting Jumbos (11-7-2, 8-5-1 NESCAC) extend their unbeaten streak to six games in the triumph. The Camels fall to 5-12-3 and are 3-9-2 in conference action.

Kyle Gallegos (Westminster, Colo.) potted his 13th and 14th goals of the season for the visitors. Junior forward Dylan Plimmer (Phoenix, Ariz.) chipped in with a goal and an assist for the Jumbos. Matt Amico (Buffalo, N.Y.) potted a second period goal that proved to be the difference in the contest.

Connecticut College sophomore Mike Sinsigalli (Wilton, Conn.) scored both goals for the hosts. Sean Curran (Wilmette, Ill.) dished out his NESCAC leading 19th assist for the Camels.

Sophomore Marcus Calvanico (Flower Mound, Tex.) made 18 saves in goal for the hosts.

Gallegos potted a pair of first period goals to put the visitors on top 2-0. But Sinsigalli got one back for the Camels at the 11:22 mark of the period with assists coming from Keith Veronesi (South Glastonbury, Conn.) and Marc Roper (Moncton, New Brunswick). The Jumbos carried the 2-1 lead into the first intermission.

With 9:51 remaining in the second period, Sinsigalli scored the equalizer. JC Cangelosi (Estero, Fla.) made a move from behind the Tufts goal and snapped a pass out to Sinsigalli for a one-timer from the slot. Curran earned the second assist on the goal.

Curran made a nice bid to put the Camels ahead with a shot from inside the left circle with 4:20 remaining in the second but Barchard was able to make the stop.

The Jumbos took the lead for good with 3:35 remaining in the middle period. Senior Evan Story (Shaker Heights, Ohio) delivered a perfect lead pass to Matt Amico (Buffalo, N.Y.) at the blue line and the senior forward went top shelf for the Jumbo goal.

Amico had another shot with 2:13 remaining from the right circle but Calvanico was able to make the stick save and the visitors carried a 3-2 lead into the second intermission.

In the third period, the Camels continued to pepper Barchard with shots from a variety of angles and locations.

With 5:19 remaining, Eric Naclerio (Milford, Conn.) blasted one from below the left circle that was saved by Barchard. Later on in the period with 1:58 to go, Barchard may have made his toughest save of the night. Kevin Reich (Montvale, N.J.) fired a shot from the point and Veronesi was able to get his stick on it for a re-direction in the slot area but Barchard was able to cover up.

The visitors added an empty-netter from Plimmer with 32 seconds left and were able to hold on for the 4-2 victory.

Close to 500 fans showed up for the inaugural "Green Dot" game. Green Dot is a campus initiative to prevent power-based personal violence through bystander intervention.

Women's Ice Hockey: Middlebury 4, Conn College 1

Middlebury College completed the sweep of a two-game series with Connecticut College (8-9-2, 5-8-1), beating the Camels 4-1 in Kenyon Arena. The seventh-ranked Panthers (15-2-2, 12-2) outshot their opponents 37-9 in the game, with Sara Ugalde earning a goal and two assists.

Ugalde opened the scoring with her team-leading 10th of the year, scoring on a one-timer with a feed from Emily Fluke, her 10th assist of the season. The goal at 8:06 was followed by another tally at the 11:28 mark, this one coming from Maggie Woodward on a breakaway, her eighth of the season.

Katie Moreau scored the first of her career 4:40 into the second period, with a short breakaway after a Camel turnover. Connecticut College got on the board 6:28 into the second, when Ariel DiPasquale scored with a quick open run to the goal in a four-on-four situation. The Panthers ended the period with a 4-1 lead when Grace Waters netted her fifth of the year 11:29 into the frame.

After scoring twice in Friday's game, Katie Sullivan earned her third of the weekend 1:57 into the third period. Lauren Greer earned an assist after making the pass from behind the goal to Sullivan in the slot. Maggie Melberg netted the game's final goal from the slot on a four-on-three power play with 9:10 remaining.

Annabelle Jones made five saves in 40 minutes for Middlebury, while Becca Shaw stopped all three shots she faced in the third period. Amy Leichliter (41:57, 5 GA, 22 saves) and Kelsie Fralick (18:03 MP, 1 GA, 9 saves) both saw time for the Camels.

Middlebury finished the game 1-10 on the power play, while Connecticut College was 0-3.

Swimming and Diving

The Connecticut College men's and women's swimming and diving teams continued their torrid stretch of success at Bates College Saturday.

The 22nd ranked Camel men (9-2) cruised to their seventh straight win with a 169.5-110.5 triumph against Bates College. The 19th ranked Camel women coasted to their seventh and eighth straight wins, downing the host Bobcats of Bates in a 167-127 triumph and out-lasting the Wellesley Blue in a 167-130 victory.

Sophomore Julia Pielock (South Deerfield, Mass.) continues to build momentum as she heads toward championship season. Pielock triumphed in both the 50 and 100 yard free with respective times of 24.58 and 54.38 seconds.

In the 500 and 1000 yard free, Esther Mehesz (Wethersfield, Conn.) prevailed victorious with winning times of 5:14.43 and 10:36.54.

Junior Katie Karlson (Wayland, Mass.) chipped in with a victory in the 100 yard breaststroke, posting a time of 1:08.52. Erika Fernandes (Westport, Mass.) won the 50 yard fly in a time of 26.87 seconds. In the 400 yard individual medley, Hillary Scott (Chapel Hill, N.C.) posted a winning time of 4:52.90 for Connecticut College

In the 200 yard free relay, Erika Fernandes, Mackenzie Lilly (Frederick, Md.), Jessica Schanzer (Monterey, Calif.) and Julia Pielock secured a Camel victory in 1:40.32. Rachel Bohn (Trumbull, Conn.), Katie Karlson, Ellie Huelbig (Rutherford, N.J.) and Schanzer posted a winning time of 4:08.60 in the 400 yard medley relay.

Sophomore Sam Gill (Springfield, Ill.) and freshman Max Fabian (Keene, N.H.) posted three wins each to lead the Camel men.

Gill triumphed in both the 50 and 100 yard fly with respective times of 23.54 and 50.91 seconds and added a third win in the 100 yard freestyle with a time of 47.65 seconds.

Fabian secured victories in the 400 yard individual medley as well as the 500 and 1000 yard free with respective times of 4:21.69, 4:55.09 and 10:00.40. Cameron Johnson (Westford, Mass.) posted winning times of 28.37 seconds and 1:02.32 in the 50 and 100 yard breaststroke. Senior Tim Walsh (Lincoln Park, N.J.) triumphed in the 50 and 100 yard back with respective times of 23.67 and 51.60 seconds.

In the 50 yard free, Patrick McGInnis (Middletown, R.I.) posted a winning time of 22.09 seconds.

In the 200 yard freestyle relay, the Camel foursome comprised of Tim Walsh, Patrick McGinnis, Cameron Johnson and Sam Gill secured a victory in 1:26.84.

Indoor Track

The Connecticut College track and field teams competed in the Tufts University Stampede Saturday.

Both teams scored 26 points with the women taking 10th place and the men finishing 14th. Four school records were set. Sara Gildersleeve (Sharon, Mass.) and Sarah Matthews (Westwood, Mass.) set school records for the Camels, qualifying for the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championship along the way.

Gildersleeve posted a time of 8.04 seconds en route to her sixth place finish in the 60 meter dash while Matthews took fifth place with a time of 1:41.26 in the 600 meters. In the 800 meters, senior Kerry Dermody (Erieville, N.Y.) placed seventh with a time of 2:24.85, earning invitations to the New England Division III and ECAC Championships for the Camels. Lianne Swanson (Franklin, Mass.) placed seventh in the 5000 meters with a time of 19:24.75. Samantha Pevear (Somersworth, N.H.) threw the shot put 35 feet, eight and three quarters of an inch in an eighth place scoring for the Camels.

The Camel women scored in three relays Saturday. In the 4x800 meter relay, Kim Bolick, Ally Bonito (Guilford, Conn.), Michelle Wesley (Millwood, N.Y.) and Kerry Dermody posted a time of 10:06.80, qualifying for the ECAC Championship with their fourth place finish.

Sara Gildersleeve, Vicki Weigold (Glen, N.H.) Val Svystun (Newington, Conn.) and Sarah Matthews placed seventh with a time of 1:52.00 in the 4x200 meter relay.

In the 4x400 meter relay, Natalie Clark (Hanover, N.H.), Merry Byrne (Brookside, N.J.), Weigold and Gina Deitz (Portland, Ore.) posted a time of 4:34.42 en route to their eighth place showing for the Camels.

Brian Gooch (Columbia, N.H.) and Dan Smoot (Lexington, Mass.) set school records for the Camel men. Gooch posted a time of 7.37 seconds in the 60 meter dash, while Smoot recorded another school record in the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 9.38 seconds.

In the mile, Alex Mavrovic (Thetford Mines, Quebec) and Mike LeDuc (Canton, Conn.) placed 1-2 for the Camels with respective times of 4:18.37 and 4:22.04.

The Camel men scored in a pair of relay events. In the 4x800 meter relay, Ian Rathkey (Old Lyme, Conn.), Matt Boudreau (Bridgewater, Mass.), Mike LeDuc and Dan Post (Pepper Pike, Ohio) placed third with a time of 8:21.03.

In the 4x200 meter relay, Brian Gooch, Geoff Phaneuf (Woonsocket, R.I.) Ian Rathkey and Chris May (Hudson, Ohio) posted a time of 1:38.34 en route to their seventh place scoring.

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