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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL defeated Williams 61-59 in the NESCAC tourney quarterfinals thanks, in part, to JAYDE BENNETT ’13. The Mules trailed for much of the second half when, with less than a minute left, Bennett drove for a layup and sank a free throw to take the lead. AARIKA RITCHIE ’12 sank two free throws with 2.1 seconds left. The team lost to Amherst in a NESCAC semifinal Feb. 25. RACHAEL MACK ’12 and JILL VAUGHAN ’12 were All-NESCAC. Vaughan, named to the second team, finished her career with 887 points, 630 rebounds, and 108 blocked shots. … In ALPINE SKIING JIM RYAN ’14 took 18th place in men’s giant slalom at the NCAA Div. I Skiing Championships March 10 in Bozeman, Mont. Ryan took 25th in men’s slalom. In the women’s slalom CASSADY ROBERTS ’13 was 26th and NATALIE BIEDERMANN ’12 was 32nd. … NORDIC SKIING was represented at nationals by JAKE BARTON ’13, who finished 32nd in the men’s 10K freestyle race. … WOMEN’S HOCKEY defeated Hamilton to make the NESCAC playoffs but fell to top-seeded Middlebury. Goaltender BRIANNE WHEELER ’14 was named to the All-NESCAC second team. Wheeler was second in the league in saves and had two shutouts and a 2.76 goals-against average. … In MEN’S HOCKEY MIKE DOHERTY ’12 was a semifinalist for the Joe Concannon Award, presented to the best American-born men’s DIII hockey player in New England. Doherty was among the scorers in a 4-3 win over Bowdoin Dec. 3. … VOLLEYBALL returned to the NESCAC playoffs for the first time since winning the championship in 2005. CAITLIN BURCHILL ’12 finished with 1,119 digs and 656 kills. MACKIE SEWALL ’12 finished with 367 kills and 125 blocks. … MANDY FERGUSON ’12 continued her winning ways for WOMEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING, racking up victories and setting a pool record in the 1,650 freestyle. … MASON ROBERTS ’12 was All-NESCAC for MEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING after top-three finishes in two events at the league championships. Roberts set Colby records in three breaststroke events. Roberts, BRIAN GILLIGAN ’12, RYAN TRAFTON ’12, and VINCENT GALEA ’15 broke the Colby record in the 200 medley relay. … In WOMEN’S INDOOR TRACK, the 800-meter relay team won the ECAC Championship in New York City March 2. ANNABELLE HICKS ’14, BRITTANY REARDON ’14, BRITTNEY BELL ’13, and FRANCES ONYILAGHA ’14 topped a 26-team field and broke the Colby record by nearly two seconds. … In MEN’S INDOOR TRACK, LUKE DOHERTY MUNRO ’13 earned All-New England honors in the 1,000-meter run. DYLAN NISKY ’14 competed in the 800-meter run at the NCAA DIII Indoor Track and Field Championship at Grinnell College. … For WOMEN’S SQUASH first-position player KATE PISTEL ’13 notched her 50th win and was named to the All-NESCAC first team. Head coach SAKHI KHAN was the NESCAC women’s squash coach of the year. … MEN’S SQUASH standout HARRY SMITH ’12 finished his career by being named, for the fourth year, to both the All-NESCAC team and the NESCAC All-Sportsmanship team. 

 
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