By John Manley
Erica Carroll contributed to three winning efforts as Kenyon College defeated Wittenberg, 122-98, in women’s swimming. Carroll won the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:57.29. She also swam on winning relays in both the 400 medley and 400 freestyle. Carroll, a senior, is from Flushing, N.Y. Her father, Cornelius Carroll, comes from Milford, Co. Cork, while her mother, Florence Flannery, hails from Charlestown, Co. Mayo.
Tennessee’s men, ranked third in the nation, won the Dallas Morning News Classic last weekend. Freshman Andrew Bree didn’t win any events in the six-team affair, but he contributed points in several efforts. Bree’s best placing came in the 200 breaststroke, in which he finished third in 2:00.73. Minnesota’s Jeff Hackler won the race in 2:00.27. Bree, a freshman from Helens Bay, Co. Down, also came in fourth in the 400 individual medley, with a time of 3:59.51. Southern Methodist’s Bart Wickard swam a winning 3:54.33. Bree was also seventh in the 200 individual medley in 1:51.04 (won by SMU’s Michael Jacobsson in 1:48.38) and ninth in the 100 breaststroke in 57.28 (won by teammate Jeremy McDonnell in 54.87).
A promising week ended shrouded in gloom for Susan Moran and her teammates at St. Joseph’s in Philadelphia. The Hawks began the week with an 83-73 defeat of St. Bonaventure. Moran was on fire, hitting 11-for-16 from the floor and 6-for-6 from the foul line, leading all scorers with 28 points. She also had six rebounds. The junior from Tullamore, Co. Offaly then led all St. Joe’s scorers with 19 points in a 72-63 loss to Dayton. Moran connected on 9-for-17 from the floor and 1-for-2 from the foul line. She was tops in rebounds with nine and forced four turnovers.
St. Joe’s season then endured a serious setback when coach Stephanie Gaitley was forced by school administrators to take a paid leave of absence resulting from allegations of improper conduct brought by a former St. Joe’s player against Frank Gaitley, the coach’s husband and himself a former assistant coach there. The Hawks then lost their second consecutive home game, this time to Xavier of Cincinnati, 73-57. Moran, who was ejected after her fifth personal foul, saw only 21 minutes of playing time. She nailed 4-for-7 from the floor and both free throws for 10 points. St. Joe’s is now 10-8 overall and 4-3 against Atlantic 10 opponents.
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Iona hasn’t been finding the going easy against Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference rivals. The Gaels are stumbling along at 5-12 overall and 2-6 in the MAAC, but freshman center Michelle Fahy continues to offer hope of better days ahead. Fahy, from Galway, posted a double-double in a 66-51 loss to Niagara. She scored 11 points on 3-for-7 shooting from the floor and 5-for-8 from the stripe, and she reeled in 10 boards. She also was credited with three assists and three steals. The Gaels then rocked Canisius, 85-72. Fahy led the winners with 18 points on 6-for-9 shooting from both the field and the foul line. Her eight rebounds and three steals also led Iona.
Foul trouble limited Fahy’s services in a 61-48 loss to Binghamton. She scored 14 points (5-for-6, 4-for-4) and grabbed five caroms before being whistled out of the game. Finally, in a 68-62 loss to Rider, Fahy scored all nine of her points from the foul line, missing just one freebie. She also had seven rebounds and five assists.
King’s College split a pair of contests last week. Starting forward Emmet Donnelly scored five points in the Monarchs’ 72-50 victory over Delaware Valley. The Dubliner had four assists and three steals. Scranton then snapped King’s seven-game winning streak, 77-71. Donnelly shot 3-for-5 from the floor and 2-for-4 from the line for eight points. Adept at finding the open man, he also racked up six assists. King’s is 11-4 overall and 4-3 in the Mid-American Conference Freedom division.