HAVERFORD, Pa. – The Haverford College squash teams hosted Johns Hopkins University Saturday at the GIAC Squash courts. The men were victorious, 6-3, while the women fell 8-1.
The men received victories from the top-five positions. Alex Spiliotes, Andy McComas and Zef Konst all won in straight sets in the Nos. 1-3 spots. Matt Liscovitz rebounded from a first set loss to take the next three at No. 4. Chris Tyson swept his opponent at No. 5 and Zeek Barnett pulled out a 3-1 win at No. 8.
Kara Percival was awarded a victory by default at No. 5 for the women. At No. 6, Katherine Pryor fought back from a 2-0 deficit to win her next two sets, 11-8 and 11-7, before falling in the decisive fifth, 6-11, to Hillary Paisley.
The men improve to 5-3 in the season while the women fall to 1-5.
Both teams will be off until Saturday, Jan. 22, when they host their alumni matches at 1 p.m.
HAVERFORD, Pa. – The Haverford College women’s basketball team improved to 2-2 in the Centennial Conference with its 64-22 victory over Bryn Mawr College Saturday afternoon at Gooding Arena. The Fords received points from 12 different players including 27 bench points.
Nina Voith led the way with 13 points – all in the first half. Dominique Meeks also tallied all seven of her points in the opening 20 minutes. Cara Wyant reached season-highs with eight points and 12 rebounds. Calla Miller filled the box score with seven points, four assists and three steals.
Meeks scored the first six points of the game and seven of the first 12 to help Haverford (4-3, 2-2 CC) to a 12-4 lead. The Fords heated up just past the 15-minute mark by embarking on a 16-3 run that spanned nearly nine minutes. The run was capped off with buckets on four straight possessions, making the score 27-7 with 5:23 remaining.
The Fords were not done yet as they closed the half on a 9-0 run. Wyant made a pair of layups, Fern Beetle-Moorcroft hit a three and Hope Rainey connected on a layup with four seconds left, giving HC a 37-12 lead at the break.
Haverford scored the first eight points of the second half thanks to a three-pointer and layup by Victoria Sobocinski. The Fords saw their lead hover around 40 for most of the half thanks to the contributions of the bench. Mary Hobbs totaled five points while Rainey, Beetle-Moorcroft, Wyant, Meaghan Ryan and Alejandra Alvarez all scored two points apiece.
Nicolette Parmese led Bryn Mawr (0-6, 0-4) with nine points and went 3-for-4 from the foul line. Rudi Vanzin grabbed a team-high seven boards for the Owls.
HAVERFORD, Pa. – An offensive flurry and staunch defense over the final eight minutes pushed the Haverford College men's basketball team to a 65-55 comeback victory over visiting Gettysburg College in Centennial Conference action Saturday afternoon.
Trailing 53-45 at the 8:07 mark, the Fords (3-3, 2-1 CC) were able to hold the Bullets (4-2, 2-1) to one basket while outscoring the visitors 20-2 down the stretch.
Ian Goldberg's three-pointer with 4:43 on the clock put Haverford in front, 55-53, completing the first part of the rally. After a Gettysburg layup from Stephen Poarch tied the score, it was all Fords the rest of the way, finishing off the second half of the rally.
The 10-point victory wasn't without drama prior to the Haverford comeback as neither team could break away from the other during first-half play. The Fords scored the first five points of the game but by the 12-minute mark it was Gettysburg that had built a five-point margin at 18-13.
As the opening half neared it's close, the Bullets clung to a one-point lead with the Fords holding the ball for the last shot. A Goldberg layup after driving through traffic rolled off the rim but Brett Cohen nabbed the rebound and quickly went up for the lay-in to beat the buzzer and hand Haverford the lead, 28-27, entering the intermission.
The lead changed hands ten times in early second-half action before Gettysburg would take off on its 9-0 run to seemingly grab hold of the momentum while setting the score at 53-45.
A Sam Permutt layup and successful free throw ended the Bullets' run and kicked off the closing rush that pushed the Fords to victory.
Permutt and Cam Baker each finished with 16 points and Bo Friddell added 15 in leading the Fords in the offensive end. Cohen pulled down six rebounds to lead Haverford on the glass. Gettysburg's Andrew Powers had a game-high 23 points to lead the Bullets in defeat.
The Fords scored 25 points off 20 Gettysburg turnovers in the game and the stout Haverford defense limited the Bullets to 39 percent from the floor and an 0-for-7 half from behind the arc in the second stanza.