Men’s Track & Field – Division III New England Championships
Friday & Saturday
The Bears travel to Cambridge, Massachusetts for the 2016 Division III New England Championships hosted by MIT. Last year Coast Guard earned a ninth place finish with 32 points with eight All New England performances. Junior Matt Navetta and senior Joe Kelly were the top individual performers for Bears finishing third in their respective events. Kelly ran a season best 1:22.00 in the 600 and Navetta cleared 14'3.25" in the pole vault.
Last weekend Coast Guard competed at the Dave Hemery Invitational hosted by Boston University and the Gordon Kelly Invitational hosted by MIT. The highlight of the weekend was the distance medley relay team of Caleb Teachout, Raeford Penny, Andrew Ireland and Brett Foster breaking the school record with a time of 10:10.54. That time is currently 11th in the nation.
Women’s Track & Field – Division III New England Championships
Friday & Saturday
The Coast Guard women’s track and field team will head to Middlebury, Vermont for the 2016 Division III New England Championships. Last year the Bears were 28th as a team as senior Beth Golin and junior Monet Masters both earned All New England Honors. Golin was eighth in the 3000 meters running 10:30.90 while Masters cleared 10'11.75 in the pole vault also good enough for an eighth place finish. The women's distance medley relay ran to a seventh place finish and was the only women's relay team to receive All New England honors. Freshman Ashlee Johnson led off the relay with a 3:51 1200 leg. Junior Madison Ahlers took the baton and completed the 400 leg in 62 seconds. Sophomore Chloe Benoist posted a 2:25 for the 800 leg while sophomore Bonny Turnage closed out the relay with a 5:26 mile.
At the Dave Hemery Invitational hosted by Boston University last weekend the quartet of Sarah Cummings, Alexandra Cobb, Caroline Jenkins and Madison Ahlers posted a time of 4:11.59 breaking the mark they set in the 4x400 earlier in the season. Masters was the individual finisher as she cleared 10’11.75” for a 13th place finish at the Elite meet consisting of athletes from every level in college and even from the professional ranks.
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL VS. MIT, 1:00
LAST YEAR: Coast Guard won two of three meetings including an 81-56 win over MIT in the first round of the NEWMAC tournament. MIT beat the Bears 63-53 before Coast Guard won the last game of the regular season 58-55 and the tournament game.
LAST GAME: Coast Guard lost at WPI 51-43 on Wednesday night.
Fornaro led the Bears with 22 points while Gill Gerton had 10 points. Torie Sutherland had a game-high 11 rebounds.
MIT beat Emerson 66-45 as Sabrina Drammis led the way with 20 points and 15 rebounds.
SCOUTING THE BEARS: With a win today Coast Guard will guarantee itself a home game in the first round of the NEWMAC tournament on Wednesday.
Senior Meghan Fornaro leads the NEWMAC with 19.9 points per game, shooting a team-high 39.9 percent from the floor while leading the Bears with 36 treys, 64 assists and 52 steals.
Senior Torie Sutherland (11.1 ppg.) leads the Bears and is fifth in the NEWMAC with 8.9 rebounds per game.
Sophomore Gill Gerton is averaging 9.5 points and 7.3 rebounds per game.
The Bears are averaging 62.2 points per game while allowing 58 points this season.
Coast Guard is shooting 35.6 percent from the field and 24.9 percent from behind the arc (118-474).
SCOUTING THE ENGINEERS: MIT has won four of its last five and will host a NEWMAC tournament game on Wednesday night.
Senior Sabrina Drammis leads the team with 15.2 points and 8.7 rebounds per game.
Freshman Kara Holinski is also in double figures averaging 13.5 points per game. She is the top 3-point shooter in the NEWMAC shooting 47.6 percent from behind the arch while leading the team with 50 treys (50-105).
Senior Maya Ramachandran (8.8 ppg.) leads the NEWMAC shooting 64.3 percent from the floor.
The Engineers are averaging 61.2 points per game while allowing 51.6 points this season.
MIT is shooting 45.5 percent from the field and 32.4 percent from behind the arc (81-250).
UP NEXT: The Bears open NEWMAC tournament play on Wednesday night.
STAT OF THE DAY: The senior class of Meghan Fornaro and Torie Sutherland can tie the most wins by any class, 63 wins, with a win today. The Class of ‘08 was 63-45 while this senior class is 62-40 entering today’s game.
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MEN’S BASKETBALL AT SPRINGFIELD, 2:00
Coast Guard needs to win at Springfield and have Wheaton beat Emerson to earn the fifth and final seed and earn a return trip to Springfield for a NEWMAC tournament quarterfinal matchup on Wednesday night.
In the first matchup this year, Springfield shot 65% from three on their way to a 88-77 victory over host Coast Guard on January 20th.
Sophomore Ethan Boose registered his third double-double in a row scoring 22 points and grabbing 10 rebounds.
Sophomore Darius Adams had his first double-double of the season with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Classmate Micah Baldez had 14 points, seven rebounds and six assists while senior Kevin Alvarez scored 18.
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