The Harvard women's equestrian team continues to have a successful fall season, placing fifth at the Colby-Sawyer Intercollegiate Horse Show last weekend.
The finish in the 11-team show was remarkable because the squad was without the services of Captain Cyndy Green, who is out with a broken arm. The junior will miss the rest of the fall season. Besides missing Green's leadership, the Crimson will also feel the effects of her absence in the point standings.
In the novice round, freshman Susan Andersen led the way with a first-place finish in the Level 5 division. Andrea Fraser won her Level 3 class. Freshman Samantha Merton finished in second place in Level 4, while Diane Ortiz placed fifth in the same division. Bridget Bailey rounded out the novice round with a sixth-place finish in Level 5.
Bailey also finished in third place in Level jumping.
Kelly Blanchard and Mary Jo Laborde also rode for the Crimson.
"I was really impressed by the team effort," Andersen said. "We did as well or better as a team this show than the others. It was so much more team-oriented."
The Brown women's soccer team received a bid to the ECAC Tournament to be held this weekend in Providence, R.I. Brown is seeded first, in front of the University of New Hampshire. Boston College and Monmouth College.
The Bruins will play their first round match against Monmouth tomorrow afternoon.
"Any one of the four teams has a chance to win it," Brown Coach Phil Pincine said. Even though the tournament is at Brown, Pincine does not think the Bruins have a home-field advantage. "In fact, we've played better on the road [this season] than we have at home."
In other news, Columbia forward Chris Ziadle was named the Ivy Men's Soccer Player of the Week. Ziadle scored the first two goals of the game and completed his hat trick by scoring the first goal of the second half, leading the Lions past Cornell, 7-1. Harvard sweeper Nick Gates, who scored his first collegiate goal, a game-tying tally in overtime against Brown this weekend, made the league's honor roll.
Columbia's Susan Kerr was named the Ivy Women's Soccer Player of the Week. The sophomore goalkeeper turned aside 13 Princeton shots in Columbia's 2-0 loss to the Tigers. In just five-and-a-half games, Kerr has made 73 saves, 14 shy of the Ivy season record set in 1986 by former Lion keeper Lauren Nisonson.
The Daily Princetonian incorrectly reported that its staff knocked off The Crimson sports staff, 21-0, in an Ivy League newspaper touch football game last Saturday. In fact, the game was never played. The game was cancelled because of a rain-soaked field.
The Crimson will not respond to the Prince's hallucination about beating The Crimson for the first time ever. We'll simply say this. Had the two teams played, The Crime would have won, 23-2, just like last year.
Quote of the Week:
"Look at the Miami Dolphins. They throw for 500,000 yards but they also throw five interceptions. And those interceptions knock off 400 yards."--Michigan Coach Bo Schembechler on his football team throwing the ball 25 times or less.
But Bo, 499,600 yards isn't that bad.