Late surge by UVM not enough to beat Delaware
BURLINGTON Delaware used a 21-3 run that spanned over both halves on its way to topping the University of Vermont 71-60 in mens basketball action on Wednesday night at Patrick Gym. Junior Mike Trimboli (Norwalk, Conn.) led the Cats with 18 points all coming in the second half, as they fall to 3-7 on the season. The Catamounts struggled in the opening 20 minutes of play as Delaware jumped out to a 13-4 lead on a three by Edwin Santiago 6:07 in. On top 23-15, the Blue Hens used a 10 run to close out the half over the final 4:15 of play to take a 33-15 lead into halftime. Vermont started the game hitting only five of its first 25 attempts and turned it over 16 times in the stanza, which Delaware turned into 16 points. Delaware (3-6) would score the first six points of the second half and extend its lead to 44-18 before Trimboli hit a three with 14:38 left in the game to slow the Blue Hens run. Pilypaitis, McCrory honored
BURLINGTON Sophomore Courtnay Pilypaitis (Ottawa, Ontario) of the womens basketball team and senior Timothy McCrory (Pascagoula, Miss.) of the mens basketball team have been named the Vermont Student-Athletes of the Week. Pilypaitis averaged 12 points, three rebounds, and eight assists per game in a 1-1 week for the Catamounts. She led the team in scoring with 13 points in a loss to Louisville Wednesday and followed that with her fourth career double-double with 11 points and 11 assists in a win over Harvard Sunday at Patrick Gym. Pilypaitis leads the Catamounts in scoring (14.0 ppg), rebounding (6.1 rpg) and assists (5.2 apg). Winners of four of its last five, Vermont stands at 7-3 overall and returns to action on Saturday at Manhattan. Tip-off against the Jaspers is scheduled for 1:00pm and the game will be broadcast on WVMT-620 AM and on the Internet via SportsJuice.com. McCrory returned to the lineup Sunday to help lift Vermont to a 73-68 road win at Harvard and snap its three-game losing streak. In his first career start, he scored a career-high 15 points on 6-of-7 shooting from the floor and added a game-high eight rebounds. The senior frontcourt player played 32 minutes against the Crimson after missing the four previous games due to an injury. Former UVM standouts find success in NHL
BURLINGTON Several former University of Vermont mens hockey players are having successful seasons during the current National Hockey League season. Aaron Miller 93 (Vancouver Canucks), Torrey Mitchell 07 (San Jose Sharks), Eric Perrin 97 (Atlanta Thrashers), Martin St. Louis 97 (Tampa Bay Lightning), Patrick Sharp 02 (Chicago Blackhawks) and Tim Thomas 97 (Boston Bruins) all have made significant contributions to their respective teams this season. Miller is in his 13th NHL season as a defenseman and he has played in all 34 games for Vancouver. The Canucks are currently tied for first place in the Northwest Division with an 18-12-4 record. Miller has one goal and three assists on the season and is averaging 23.6 shifts per game. Mitchell is in his rookie campaign with San Jose and he has five goals and six assists for 11 points in 33 games. The Sharks currently are in second place in the Pacific Division with an 18-11-4 record and are just two points behind first place Dallas. Perrin ranks fourth on Atlanta in scoring with six goals and 13 assists for 19 points in 33 games. He signed a two-year contract with the Thrashers this past summer after playing in all 82 games for Tampa Bay in 2006-07. St. Louis is second on Tampa Bay in scoring with 12 goals and 27 assists for 39 points in 34 games. His 27 assists rank tied for seventh best in the NHL. St. Louis currently has 195 goals and 266 assists for 461 points in his nine-year NHL career. Sharp has a team best 16 goals for Chicago and a total of 27 points in 31 games. He has an NHL leading six shorthanded goals and a plus-12 rating. Thomas has been a large part of helping Boston to an 18-12-3 start to the season. He has a 10-7-2 record with a 2.14 goals against average and a .936 save percentage. Thomas ranks first in the NHL in save percentage and sixth in goals against average. Purple Knights lose fourth straight
ALBANY, N.Y. The Saint Michael's College men's basketball team (6-5, 4-3 Northeast-10 Conference) suffered its fourth straight loss on Wednesday, falling at the College of Saint Rose, 86-68. Senior Brian Monahan (Kinderhook, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy) tallied a team-high 17 points for the Purple Knights. Saint Michaels hoopsters stuffing the stat sheet
COLCHESTER The Saint Michael's College men's basketball team is well-represented among the first set of NCAA Division II national statistics, released on Tuesday, with seniors Brian Monahan (Kinderhook, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy) and James Sorrentine (Pawtucket, R.I./Saint Raphael Academy) leading the way. Monahan, the Northeast-10 Conference leader in scoring and rebounding, is fourth in the country in scoring at 24.2 points per game (figures do not include the Purple Knights' game on Monday). Monahan is also 11th in the nation in rebounding at 10.2 boards per contest, and 40th in Division II in field goal percentage at 61.4 percent. Sorrentine, meanwhile, is sixth in the nation in 3-point field goals per game with 4.1, a total that also is tops in the NE-10. Sorrentine, who is just eight 3-pointer shy of tying the program record of 301 set by Todd Roberts '01, is 78th in the nation in scoring with 18.3 ppg. As a team, Saint Michael's is 11th out of 258 ranked schools in 3-pointers per game with 9.4. The squad is also 23rd out of 262 ranked schools in free throw percentage at 74.4 percent, and 27th out of 258 ranked schools in assist-turnover ratio at 1.22/1. Both the Saint Michael's men's and women's basketball teams close out the 2007 calendar year on Wednesday, as the Purple Knights visit league-rival College of Saint Rose (women at 5:30 p.m., men at 7:30 p.m.). Both games can be heard live on the radio at ESPN 1390 WCAT, and on the internet at www.wcat1390.com . Lady Knights make it five straight
ALBANY, N.Y. The Saint Michael's College women's basketball team (8-3, 5-2 Northeast-10 Conference) win its third straight game on Wednesday, rallying past the College of Saint Rose, 65-57. Sophomore Michelle Otey (Southborough, Mass./Algonquin Regional) led a balanced scoring attack with 13 points as the Purple Knights forced 28 Saint Rose turnovers. Five Saint Michaels athletes receive weekly honor
COLCHESTER One swimmer, two basketball players and two hockey players at Saint Michael's were voted to this week's Northeast-10 Weekly honor for their performance over the past seven days. In basketball, it marks the fourth straight week that senior co-captain Brian Monahan (Kinderhook, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy) has been honored on the men's side and third straight week that sophomore Michelle Otey (Southborough, Mass./Algonquin Regional) has received recognition for the women. In a week that the men's basketball team (6-2, 4-2 NE-10) went 1-1, Monahan averaged 24 points and 8.5 rebounds while shooting 57-percent from the field (20-35). Against Le Moyne, he scored 29 points, shooting 3-of-5 from beyond the arc while the Purple Knights suffered their first road loss of the season. The team's win was at home versus American International, 68-60. The women's basketball team (6-3, 4-2 NE-10) also went 1-1 on the week, dropping a decision at home versus American International, 64-48, but rebounded on the road to take down Le Moyne 59-52, led by Otey's 19 points and three steals. She averaged 15 points and five rebounds through the two games to make it four straight games in double figures. In men's ice hockey (3-3-1, 2-0 NE-10), juniors Chris Healey (Salem, N.H./Monarchs) and John Burns (Sandwich, Mass./UConn) received honors for their performance in a win over Franklin Pierce, 7-1. Healey scored his third and fourth goals of the season while dishing out two helpers in the final period to seal the win. Burns earned honorable mention for increasing his season total to a team-high 10 assists with four in all and at least one in each period against Franklin Pierce. In swimming and diving, freshman Gene Taylor (Marmora, N.J./Ocean City) was honored for winning three events in a dual meet with Skidmore including the 200-yard freestyle (1:55.69), 100-yard freestyle (51.74) and the 500-yard Freestyle (5:19.29). Taylor led his team to a 155-101 win over the Thoroughbreds.