After an illustrious career at Irvington H.S, Marley Giddins of Irvington and Amherst College has burst upon the collegiate scene in a season opening tourney at home with guests Brooklyn College and William Patterson, the weekend of the 17th . In the 67-42 win over Brooklyn, she pulled down 4 rebounds in 9 minutes on the court. Then, in the championship game with William Patterson on the 18th, she led her team in scoring, despite having only 17 minutes of playtime, ringing up a team high of 18 points, which resulted from 7-13 from the field and 4-5 at the courtesy line. Giddins also was high in rebounds, with 12, had 2 assists, 1 block, and 1 steal on the day. Entering the fray with 08:24 remaining in the first half, and with the Lord Jeffs trailing William Patterson, 23-13, she eventually tied the contest at 26 all when she sank a foul shot with 01:17 remaining in the first half. At the half, they led the Pioneers, 30-28. She added 9 shots in the 2nd half, and the final score was Amherst 88, William Patterson, 61.
Alexia Fishman of Ardsley and the Harvard women's fencing team, finished 21st in foil competition at the Penn State Open on the 4th.
Joanne Mumbey of Johnson and Wales , in the final cross country meet of the season, held at Bowdoin on the 10th , finished 225th of 367 runners, with a time of 25:40.30, as her team was 31st of the 51 competing.
Nick Pastore and the Rochester men's soccer team competed in the N.C.A.A. Division III playoffs on Nov. 10th, and topped Misericordia in the game. After 2 scoreless overtimes , they won the shootout, 5-4, and moved into round 2 the next day with Susquehanna, who ended the Yellow Jacket's season with a 1-0 win. Pastore had 1 shot in the game on the 10th, plus 1 on goal in the 2nd, and the team's final record was 11-4-4.
In a 173-104 loss at Brockport on the 17th, Katie Flood of Oswego and her 200 Medley Relay foursome finished 4th, in 2:14.12, while she was 2nd in the 200 Backstroke, with a time of 2:23.98. She won the 200 Individual Medley, with a time of 2:27.23, and her 400 Freestyle Relay quartet won their race in 3:56.39, with Flood the anchor swimmer.
At the Eastern Ct. Tipoff on the 17th, Tara Gabelman of Irvington and Connecticut College, prior to fouling out, had 2-7 from the field and 3-5 at the foul line, in addition to 5 boards, 1 block, and 2 steals in the 58-47 loss to the Seagulls ofEndicott. On the 18th, facing Simmons, the Camels dominated the Sharks, with Gabelman scoring 9 points on 2-11 and 5-5, plus having a game high of 13 rebounds , 4 assists, 1 steal, and 3 blocks in the rout.
At home with Binghamton on the 10th, Drexel topped their guests in the swim meet, 153-146. Gavin Buckland and his 400 freestyle relay team finished 6th in their race, with a clocking of 3:22.98.
Kevin Dahill of Dobbs Ferry, senior starting forward for the Skidmore Thoroughbreds , had a personally positive start in the season, as he scored 8 points on 4-7 in field goal attempts, had 5 rebounds and 1 assist in the loss to 71-63 loss on the 16th to Delaware Valley at the Widener College Tipoff. Playing the host five on the 17th, they won a cliff hanger in overtime, 56-55, with Dahill having a field goal, an assist, and a steal in the tourney winner.
In a home wrestling meet with 15 other teams on the 17th, Derrick Longo of Springfield College finished 2nd in the 165 pound division, with the Pride finishing 3rd in the Doug Parket meet.
In a 173-124 loss at home to Roger Williams on the 16th, Cara Morris and her Wheaton College 200 Medley Relay quartet finished 2nd, with a time of 1:54.89, while she was 2nd in the 100 Freestyle, clocked at 56.77. She was 4th in the 100 Butterfly, in 1:03.87, and she anchored the winning 200 Freestyle Relay foursome that prevailed with a clocking 1:43.24. At Springfield on the 17th, in a tri-meet with Keene State, the Lyons lost, 247-44, with her 200 Medley Relay team finishing 5th, in 1:58.86, then in the 100 Freestyle, Morris was 11th, clocked at 2:09.43, she was 8th in the 50 Freestyle, at 26.54, and her 200 Freestyle Relay, with she as the anchor, finished 4th, in 1:44.21.
Opening the season at the N.Y.U. tourney on the 17th, Ryan Riefenhauser of Dobbs Ferry and Geneseo, starting in the game, went 6-11 from the field, had 1 assist, a team high of 8 rebounds, plus a career high of 6 blocks in the 84-74 loss to the Violets. On the 18th, in the consolation game with Gwyneth-Mercy, he scored 5 points, had 6 rebounds, and a game high 9 assists, which also was his career high, in the 99-73 win over the Griffins.
It was a busy collegiate start for Andy Schunk of Ardsley and Geneseo, as he swam in 4 different events for the Blue Wave in the home opener with Cortland on the 10th. His 400 Medley Relay team finished 5, in 3:47.96, with Schunk as the leadoff swimmer, and were also 5th in the 400 Freestyle Relay, clocked at 3:29.93, with he also first off the board. He was 5th in the 200 Freestyle, with a t ime of 1:56.10, and 6th in the 100 Freestyle, with a clocking of 53.15. The visitors won the meet, 162-132. In a quad meet on the 17th at Hamilton, with Hartwick and Ithaca, his 400 Medley Relay team was 11th, in 3:53.21.He was 4th in the 200 Butterfly, with a clocking of 2:09.62, while his 200 Freestyle Relay team was 11th, in 3:33: 00.
In a 60-39 win over Keuka on the 16th at the season opening tournament , Mark Siden of Hastings and Gettysburg had 1 rebound in the game.
In a swim meet at Niagara on the 10th, Tavy Smith of Colgate finished 4th in the 200 Butterfly, clocked at 2:14.12, while he was 2nd in the 200 Backstroke, with a time of 2:23.98. The Raiders lost to their hosts, 134-87.