College roundup: Williams' Eli Hoenig sixth at NCAA 20-kilometer Nordic ski championship


STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLO. >> Williams' Eli Hoenig registered a sixth-place overall finish in the NCAA Skiing Championships' Nordic 20-kilometer classic race.

Hoenig is the first Eph Nordic skier to be named All-American since Lindley Hall finished ninth in the 15-kilometer classic race back in 1997. He was also the first skier from the East to finish in a race where the top-five finishers were all from the West.

Hoenig finished in 50:43.2 while Williams' Jack Schrupp was 24th with a time of 53:28.1.

On the women's side, Hannah Hunsaker was an All-American in Alpine skiing after finishing ninth in slalom late Friday night. Her time was 47.30 for her first run, but her second run was the second-fastest time of the day (44.92). Her cumulative time was 1:31.64.

In the men's race, Bryan Bailey finished in 22nd place after his second run of 44.32 was the ninth-fastest time of the day.

This completes Williams' ski season.



CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA >> Williams' Jorge Lopez earned his fourth consecutive All-American honor with a third-place finish at 157 pounds at the NCAA championship wrestling event.

Lopez made it to the semifinal round, where he fell to Drew Wagenhoffer of Wartbrug College, 7-5, in overtime. Wagenhoffer executed a takedown in the final seconds of the first extra frame.

Then, Lopez went up against Logan Meister of Ferrum College in a match that sent the winner into the third-place contest. Lopez won by major decision, 14-5, and moved on to face Larry Cannon of Messiah.

Lopez defeated Cannon, 10-8, to register his third consecutive third-place finish. He finishes the season with a record of 26-3 to go along with a 113-18 career mark.

Women's Lacrosse


WILLIAMSTOWN >> The Williams women's lacrosse team took a lead halfway through the second half against Bowdoin and didn't relinquish it in a two-goal victory.

Suzanna Penikis, Alyssa Maddalone and Eleanor Lustig each scored twice for Williams (1-2, 1-1 NESCAC). Anne Rehfuss scored and contributed three assists for the Ephs while goalie Ana Alvarenga registered 11 saves.

Williams led, 5-3, after the first half, but Bowdoin (1-2, 0-2 NESCAC) closed the gap and eventually tied the game at six with 22:28 remaining. However, Penikis scored for the Ephs with 17:59 remaining, and Williams led from there through the end of the game.

Emma Beecher scored five goals for the Polar Bears. Williams is back in action on Saturday at Connecticut College.

Men's Lacrosse


BRUNSWICK, MAINE >> Conor Roddy scored three goals and added two assists for Williams, but it wasn't enough as Bowdoin held off the Ephs.

For Bowdoin (1-1, 1-1 NESCAC), Matthew Crowell recorded a hat trick and contributed three assists while Brett Kujala also had three goals. Clayton Wright scored twice and added three assists, Daniel Buckman had two goals and two assists and goalie Peter Mumford registered 13 saves for the Polar Bears.

Meanwhile, Peter Mumford and Thomas Fowler each scored twice for Williams (1-2, 1-1 NESCAC).

Williams returns to the field on Saturday when it hosts Connecticut College in its home opener.



AUBURNDALE, FLA. >> A four-run deficit through one inning was too much for the MCLA baseball team as the Trailblazers fell to FDU-Florham.

Brad Norris (1-0) pitched five innings of four-hit shutout ball for FDU-Florham (1-3), as the game was called after seven innings. Robert Jutras (0-1) picked up the loss for MCLA (1-2).

Frankie Tassielli was 2-for-2 with three RBI, three runs and three walks for FDU-Florham while Christopher Franco went 2-for-3 with three RBI and two runs and Nick DeAngelis Jr. registered two hits and three runs.

For the Trailblazers, Slayter Aubin went 2-for-3 while Billy Pulasky and Jutras each recorded a hit.

MCLA is back in action on Monday when it takes on Becker in a doubleheader.


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