Sports Recap Central: 01/29/2016

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Katherine Weeks

By Rachel Robertson ‘18 and Katie Weeks ‘16

Collaborative Writers

Swimming and Diving

Jan. 16 @ Colgate with Army

Only two days removed from an interim training trip to Florida, the Leopards had a tough meet with both the men’s and women’s teams falling to Colgate and Army. Senior Greg Grewal had the best individual performance of the day with first place finishes in the 100 breast and the 100 IM and a second place in the 200 breast. Senior Jaclyn Andrews posted second place finishes in the 100 and 200 butterfly.

Fencing

Jan. 24 @ Philadelphia Invitational

Winter Storm Jonas scored a touch against the Leopards, forcing the team’s one winter break meet to be postponed. The meet has been rescheduled until Feb. 21 at 11 a.m.

Indoor Track

Jan. 8 – Jan. 9 @ Rutgers Invitational

The men’s and women’s teams had a successful Rutgers meet with top finishes and top times from multiple runners. Seniors Jarrell Bobb and Devin Smith had near-record breaking performances and juniors Kelly Reager and Brigid McGill each posted wins in the 800m and 3000m, respectively.

Jan. 15 @ Spartan Regional Preview

Juniors Austin Wiles and Patrick Corcoran and senior Amelia Ayers secured second-place finishes by posting season or personal best-performances. Freshman Emily Moore and juniors Laura Oh and Mara Blanchard also contributed top-five finishes.

Jan. 16 @ Great Dane Classic

Devin Smith led the Leopards with a sixth place finish and an ECAC-qualifying time in the 400 yard dash in a pool of 83 runners. Junior Drew Davis nearly had his own ECAC-qualifying run, posting a 1:16.10 in the 500 meters which was just .06 seconds off the needed time.

Jan. 25 @ Lehigh

Despite strong showings by Jarrell Bobb and Devin Smith, both the men’s and women’s teams fell to the Mountain Hawks. The Leopards had 10 event victories on the day, with six coming from Bobb and Smith.

Women’s Basketball (4-14) (2-6)

Dec. 22

L, 72-59 – Lafayette vs. Colgate

The Leopards dropped the league opener, shooting just 33.3 percent from the floor. Senior Jamie O’Hare contributed a career-high 26 points.

Dec. 28 @ Cavalier Classic

L, 54-46 – Lafayette vs. Richmond

The Spiders held Lafayette to single digit points in three of four quarters. Sophomore Sammy Stipa had a career-high four three-pointers in the loss.

Dec. 29 @ Cavalier Classic

L, 64-57 – Lafayette vs. Coppin State

Leading 43-36 late in the third quarter, the Leopards looked poised to secure the victory but an 18-2 Eagles’ run and a string of turnovers were the team’s downfall. Lafayette gave up 28 points on a season-high 27 turnovers.

Jan. 2 @ Loyola

L, 66-65

The Leopards dropped a heartbreaker, losing to the Greyhounds on a last second layup. Juniors Harriet Ottewill-Soulsby and Ashley Lutz had career-highs, scoring 21 and 15 points, respectively.

Jan. 6

L, 78-45 – Lafayette vs. Army

The Black Knights proved too much, forcing the Leopards to drop their sixth-straight match. Junior Alex Cantrell had a season-high 11 points, while O’Hare and Ottewill-Soulsby each had 10.

Jan. 9

W, 71-56 – Lafayette vs. Boston University

The Terriers provided Lafayette with their first Patriot League win of the season. The day was especially exciting for Jamie O’Hare, who scored her 1,000th Lafayette point off a pair of free throws.

Jan. 13 @ Holy Cross

L, 66-49

A weak third quarter sunk the Leopards against the Crusaders. Lutz was the standout for Lafayette pouring in a career-high 19 points and grabbing 14 rebounds.

Jan. 16

L, 65-58 (OT) – Lafayette vs. Navy

Lafayette dropped their first overtime game in three years after Navy scored the final 12 points of the game. O’Hare had a team-high 16 points.

Jan. 20 @ American University

W, 60-51 – Lafayette vs. American

The team picked up their first road victory of the season and their first ever against American, backed by a strong second quarter in which they outscored the Eagles 22-10. Lutz grabbed a career-tying 15 rebounds in the win.

Jan. 27 @ Lehigh University

L, 82-74 – Lafayette vs. Lehigh

Despite an amazing 32-8 run in the third and fourth quarters, Lafayette could not complete the comeback against the Mountain Hawks. Five players scored double figures, but the Leopards had a rough 5-15 night from the foul line.

Men’s Basketball

(5-14) (2-6)

Dec. 23 @ University of Southern California

L, 100-64 – Lafayette vs. USC

Despite a strong first half that had the Leopards down just eight heading into the locker room, USC’s size and athleticism was too much for Lafayette in the final minutes. Junior Nick Lindner led the scoring with 18 points.

Dec. 30 @ Colgate

L, 77-70 – Lafayette vs. Colgate

After leading for the majority of the game, Lafayette fell in the Patriot League matchup due to a late run by the Raiders. Co-captains senior Bryce Scott and Lindner combined for 41 of the team’s 70 total points.

Jan. 2

L, 81-78 -Lafayette vs. Loyola Maryland

Freshman Paulius Zalys recorded his first double-double in Lafayette’s Patriot League home-opener, but unfortunately couldn’t lead the Leopards to victory. Lindner added a game-high 26 points.  

Jan. 6 @ Army

W, 76-73 – Lafayette vs. Army

Zalys continued his scoring ways leading the team with a career-high 17 points in their first league win, breaking a three-game losing streak.

Jan. 9 @ Boston University

L, 68-47 Lafayette vs. BU

Junior Monty Boykins was the only Leopard in double figures as the team shot just 29 percent from the floor.

Jan. 13

W, 65-52 – Lafayette vs. Holy Cross

Senior Zach Rufer scored a career-high 16 points in the win at home. Lafayette’s defense held Holy Cross to a field goal percentage of just 31.

Jan. 16 @ Navy

L, 87-61 – Lafayette vs. Navy

Despite trailing by only four at half, a rough second half for the Leopards ruined their chances against the Midshipmen. Sophomore Matt Klinewski led the team with 17 points, and Lindner recorded his 1,000 point for Lafayette.

Jan. 20

L, 81-73 – Lafayette vs. American

Scott, Klinewski, Rufer and Lindner all scored in double figures, but their performances were not enough to propel them against the Eagles. Lafayette shot 59.5 percent from the field, but committed 15 turnovers on the day.

Jan. 25

L, 79-67 – Lafayette vs. Bucknell

Free throws proved to be the difference, with Lafayette shooting just 44 percent from the charity stripe. Scott, Klinewski, Boykins and Zalys each contributed double-figure performances.