The College Report: Brittany Ross of Chatham Swims to Butterfly Victory on ODAC Meet
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 • 5:47am
Washington & Lee's Brittany Ross (Chatham, Jr.) won the 200-yard butterfly at the Old Dominion Athletic Conference championship swim meet. She unleashed a winning time of 2:11.84. Earlier, she got second place in the 100-yard butterfly. Her 1:00.25 clocking was trumped only by a teammate's 59.78. The Generals also won the team title.
Dana Pontecorvo (New Providence, Fr.) played a large role in Susquehanna's winning the Landmark Conference championship over the weekend. She won one individual event, contributed to one relay victory and earned points in two other 'A' finals. Her victory came in the 400-yard individual medley, which she swam in 4:44.96, with the next finisher more than four seconds behind. She also took the second leg on the Crusaders' winning 800-yard freestyle relay effort. Additionally, she got third place in the 1,650-yard freestyle (her 18:05.24 against a winning 17:24.82) and fourth place in the freestyle at 500 yards (her 5:18.11 against the winner's 5:08.39).
The Susquehanna men had to settle for third place, but were helped to that honor by Nick Boyle (Westfield, Fr.). He swam the third leg on the team's winning entry in the 200-yard medley relay. He also won the 'B' race in the 100-yard freestyle in 48.99, and qualified for the 'A' final in two events, finishing fifth in both. In the 50-yard freestyle, he finished in 21.96 to the winner's 20.71, and needed 53.57 in the 100-yard butterfly, with the winner in at 51.24.
Bucknell dropped its season opener, 11-10, in overtime at home to Delaware. The Bison received production from Billy Eisenreich (Chatham, Sr.), who scored one goal, assisted on another and picked up two ground balls, Kyle O'Keefe (Madison, Jr.), who notched a goal and came up with two ground balls, and John Scally (Short Hills, Sr.), who caused two Blue Hens turnovers and retrieved two ground balls.
Pat Sullivan (Madison, Sr.) scored 13 points to help Hamilton defeat Bates, 72-62, in Clinton, N.Y. on Sunday afternoon. He shot 5-for-12 from the floor and 3-for-4 from the foul line. The game was notable in that New York Knicks phenom Jeremy Lin was in attendance with other family members to watch his younger brother Joseph take the floor for Hamilton. The younger Lin played 15 minutes in a reserve role, scored four points by making both his field goal attempts, had two assists and two rebounds. Hamilton (15-9, 4-6 New England Small College Athletic Conference) has a tough assignment ahead; they face Amherst in a quarterfinal game of the NESCAC tournament at Amherst on Saturday. Earlier in the season at the same venue, Amherst prevailed, 85-68.
On the subject of Amherst, they handed Middlebury their second loss of the season, 77-75, in overtime in Amherst, Mass. on Saturday. Middlebury’s Joey Kizel (Short Hills, Soph.) shared leading scorer honors by nicking the nets for 18 points. He shot 6-for-11 from the floor (2-for-4 from downtown) and 4-for-5 from the foul line. The Panthers are now 22-2 heading into this weekend’s NESCAC conclave, in which they face Williams in a first-round game.
Dartmouth's Brian O'Toole (Short Hills, Sr.) enjoyed two victories last weekend. Playing at no. 8, he disposed of Middlebury's Reed Palmer, 3-0 (11-3, 11-5, 11-5) and Brown's Charles Lebovitz, 3-0 (11-0, 11-3, 11-3). The Big Green prevailed by scores of 8-1 in both matches.
Alyssa Bawden (Short Hills, Sr.) and Isabelle Weisman (Westfield, Fr.) both won three matches over the weekend as Hamilton swept both Colgate and William Smith, 9-0, on Saturday and glided past Connecticut College, 8-1, on Sunday. Bawden registered victories over Smith's Courtney Leous, 3-0 (11-7, 11-2, 11-7), Colgate's Tara Carey, 3-0 (11-3, 11-4, 11-6) and ConnColl's Jenn Hyslip, 3-0 (11-3, 11-4, 11-2). She played the two spot against Colgate, and the four spot in the other matches. Weisman, slotted at no. 7, was victorious over Smith's Tyler Mitchell, 3-0 (11-5, 11-4, 11-2), Colgate's Sophie Voorhees, 3-0 (11-3, 11-6, 11-8), and ConnColl's Naomi Mayeux, 3-0 (11-5, 11-1, 11-3).
Martin Bawden (Short Hills, Soph.) won two matches at no. 2 for Hamilton's men's team. On Friday, he contributed to an 8-1 win over Hobart by defeating Daniel Pelaez, 3-2 (6-11, 11-6, 12-10, 10-12, 11-8). The Continentals were edged, 5-4, by Connecticut College on Saturday, although Bawden got past Chris King, 3-0 (11-7, 11-9, 12-10).
Michael Sankovich (Short Hills, Fr.), playing at no. 1, led Vassar to 9-0 victories over Siena and Bard on Sunday. He handled Siena's Dan O'Connor, 3-0 (11-3, 11-1, 11-6) and Bard's John Levering, 3-0 (12-10, 11-2, 11-3).
Centenary defeated King’s College, 38-13, in Hackettstown on Tuesday evening, with the two local grapplers on the card both earning major decisions. The host school’s Tim Lutke (Chatham, Sr.) scored a 13-4 verdict in a 197-pound bout over Cemah Tudae-Torboh. At 149 pounds, King’s Chris Mazzocchi (Madison, Soph.) overcame Joe Bartolini, 11-2.
Duke's Peter Terrezza (New Providence, Jr.) earned a 6-1 decision over Maryland's Jenkins Monzey in a dual match in College Park, Md. on Sunday. Terrezza wrestles at 125 pounds. Maryland recovered to send Duke home with a 22-12 defeat.
Matt Fullowan (Berkeley Heights, Sr.) earned the only victory of the program for Franklin & Marshall in Sunday’s meeting with Clarion in Princeton. He an 11-1 major decision over Ryan Darch in the 174-pound match. Clarion took a 42-4 victory. F&M also lost to Princeton, 24-12. Fullowan was less fortunate here, losing, 5-4, in overtime, to Andrew Lowy.