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MAy 9, 2014

Taking a Look Back Continued from page 6

They took down Colby-Sawyer twice, outscoring them 20-9 in the two matches. Sophomore Robert Haselhurst led the team with 20 points. Haselhurst scored four goals while dishing out 16 assists in the 16 games he played. The men’s cross-country team started things off with a bang in the fall for Lyndon State athletics by winning the NAC Championship for the fifth time in six years. Senior Kyle Powers and junior Tyler Scheibenpflug reached the NCAA National Championship, finishing 234th and 119th, respectively. With only six members on the team, the young women’s cross-country team had a rough season in the fall. However, there were still a few individual highlights. Freshman Becca Stamp really stood out, finishing eighth at the NAC Championship with a 5k time of 21:48:17. Senior Melissa Church also performed well, finishing 28th, two minutes behind Stamp. Men’s soccer also had a rough go at it in the fall. They finished their season with an overall record of 1-15-1 and a conference record of 1-7-1. The lone victory came against Green Mountain, a 3-2 victory. They were able to reach the NAC playoffs and lost in the first round to Castleton, 5-0. Lyndon State brought in a new head for the women’s soccer team in the form

SPORTS

of Sean Bliss. Despite missing the playoffs with a conference record of 2-7 they did win one more game than in their 2012 campaign, finishing 5-11. They also saw jump in their offense with 55 more shots taken in 2013 than the previous year. “We saw a new direction in women’s soccer, which was really a positive direction,” Ummer said. The women’s volleyball team was the biggest surprise in the fall. They improved by six games from the previous year, finishing with a respectable 9-12 overall record, 2-4 in conference. Senior Morgan Diltz had an outstanding season finishing second in the NAC in service aces per set with 0.77, just .04 shy of the first place leader. She also led the team in kills, service aces, total attacks and points and she finished second in digs. Freshman setter Gwyneth Stahl finished fourth in the NAC for assists per set at 4.11. Junior Megan Darrigo was thrilled with how the season turned out and is looking forward to improving next year. “The team did really well,” Darrigo said. “We put a lot of hard work and dedication into this season. This season was the best season we have had yet. I loved everyone on the team and we all worked together really well. I can’t wait to play again next season.” After the success of this year Ummer is excited for next year looks forward to more improvements and more success.

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Above: Senior Kelly Butler returns a hit during a home match Photos by Bryan Barber in the fall. Below: Freshman setter Gwyneth Stahl attempts to spike the ball. Stahl led her team with 304 assists. Below Left:Freshman forward Connor Meade tries to manuever around the goaltender.

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