By: Mike Reistetter
St. Joseph’s- LI 2 MSMC 1
The Mount Saint Mary College Women’s Soccer team suffered a hard fought 2-1 loss on Saturday afternoon to St. Joseph’s-L.I. in the Skyline Conference Championship game. Senior Melissa Guillemette (Branford, Conn.) scored the lone goal for the Knights in the first half.
Senior Melissa Guillemette (Branford, Conn.) scored the lone goal for the Knights with her team leading 12th goal of the season.
Sophomore goalkeeper Mary Riley (Newburgh, N.Y.) made three saves in the game for the Knights.
After Saturday’s loss, the Knights finished with a record of 14-7-2 overall on the season.
MSMC 1 Mount Saint Vincent’s 3
After sweeping SUNY Maritime to advance to the conference championship, the Knight’s Women’s Volleyball team was defeated in four sets by the top seeded Mount Saint Vincent. The Knights were topped in the match by scores of 25-18, 22-25, 24-26, 11-25.
The Knights won the first set of the match with large help from Kayla Kurka (Islip, N.Y.), who put away four kills over the closing stretch and added a service ace.
Kurka lead the Knights with 11 kills, committing just three errors in 28 attacks. She added two service aces, four digs and four total blocks for the Mount. Megan Williams (Glenmont, N.Y.) totaled nine kills and three blocks for the Knights and Rachel Sabatini (Hopewell Junction, N.Y.) chipped in with seven winners and three blocks.
Junior Kristen Maddock (Medford, N.Y.) handed out 32 assists for Mount Saint Mary and led the team with four service aces, with Maddock and Kaitlin O’Brien (Staten Island, N.Y.) each lifting nine digs apiece. Jennifer Hanley (Sayville, N.Y.) recorded four total blocks and Jennifer Gries (Hicksville, N.Y.) led the team with 16 digs.
Saturday’s loss dropped Mount Saint Mary to 17-19 overall on the season.
Men’s Cross Country
The Mount Saint Mary College Men’s Cross Country team wrapped up the 2015 season with a 36th place finish at the ECAC Championships hosted by Williams College. The Knights were led by Second Team All-Skyline Conference selection, junior Christopher DelVecchio (North Haven, Conn.) who finished 114th overall with a time of 29:16:91 in the 8k course.
DelVecchio was followed by freshman Isaiah Bevans-Didymus (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) who placed 213th overall with a time of 32:03.83.
Sophomore Sean Kennelty (Middletown, N.Y.) was the Mount’s third finisher in the race, crossing the finish line in the 228th position and showing a time of 32:41.54.
A pair of freshman rounded out the Mount Saint Mary team on Saturday, with Thomas Hofbauer (Woodcliff Lake, N.J.) placing 247th overall and Sean Farrell (Bloomingburg, N.Y.) placing 249th for the Knights. Hofbauer showed a time of 33:38.19, with Farrell finishing the race in 33:44.56.
Women’s Cross Country
The Mount Saint Mary Women’s Cross Country team had a strong outing at the 2015 Skyline Conference Championship meet running to a fifth place team finish. Senior Christine Brown (Watervliet, N.Y.) and freshman Angela Barton (Bristol, Conn.) placed 12th and 13th for the Knights, earning Second Team All-Conference honors.
Senior Breanna Scott (Highland Falls, N.Y.) has been named First Team All-Skyline Conference in Women’s Tennis. 2015 marks the second straight season Scott has earned All-League recognition.
Scott posted a combined 12 victories between the top singles and top doubles positions as a senior, including seven combined victories over Skyline Conference opponents.
Scott’s mark for overall singles wins and conference victories both ranked third in the league standings.
The Knights closed out the 2015 season at 4-9 overall and with a 2-5 mark against Skyline Conference opponents.
Senior Michael Ennis (Carmel, N.Y.) was named to the First Team All-League and Ivan Dorador (Valley Stream, N.Y.) earned Second Team All-Conference honors.
Ennis led the team with seven goals this season. Four of his goals came in Skyline Conference action.
Among the league leaders in 2015, Ennis ranked fifth in the conference in goals per game, sixth in points per game, 10th in goals and 13th in shots.
Dorador anchored the Mount Saint Mary backline in 2015. He was one of just three players to start all 19 games for the Mount in 2015, recording five shots and registering two points on one goal. His 2015 marker came on a penalty kick against Rutgers-Newark.
The Knights finished the 2015 season with a 5-10-4 overall record and a 4-3-3 mark against Skyline Conference opponents.