Gator Sports Updater: 9/30/11

Women’s Soccer

The women’s soccer team also traveled to Wittenberg this weekend, toppling the Tigers with a final score of 1-0. The first half ended in a 0-0 deadlock, after the Gator defense pinned the opposing squad deep in their defensive third. Late in the second half, Jaymee Wallace booted in the first goal of her rookie campaign off a corner kick from Kira Kliment, ’12.
“I was very relieved,” said Wallace after her first collegiate goal. “It’s been a long time coming.”
The Gators will look to continue their success this weekend against conference rival Denison at noon.

Men’s Soccer

Men’s soccer topped Wittenberg 3-0 this weekend, defeating the Tigers for the first time since 2005. After falling to Baldwin-Wallace last week, the Gators bounced back with the help of sophomore John Lichina’s fourth shutout of the season.
“I had a pretty easy day,” said Lichina. “This win goes to the guys in front of me.”
David Del Greco, ’13, added to the scoring with his team-leading fifth goal of the season. The Gators are 4-0 this season when Del Greco scores.
The Gators will battle Denison at home Saturday at 5 p.m. The match will be streaming live on

Women’s Tennis

The women’s tennis squad dropped their second match of the season against Division I Robert Morris Tuesday at a final score of 1-6. Deborah Landau, ’12, earned the Gators their only point of the match, with every other singles match ending in a loss. With a record of 1-2, the squad will travel to Kalamazoo, Michigan to compete in the ITA Tournament on September 30.

Men’s Tennis

After going undefeated thus far this season, the men fell to Division I Robert Morris with a final score of 5-2 Tuesday night. Junior Mike Provenzano and freshman Alex Hurtuk captured one of three doubles matches for the Gators, while Patrick Cole, ’13, and Hurtuk took their singles matches. The loss leaves the Gators at 2-1 on the season heading into the Oberlin Invitational this weekend.


Men’s Golf

The Gators finished third overall last weekend in a 13-game field that included several Division II opponents.
“I told the guys after the first tournament that when we have five guys playing well, we can go to any event and compete,” head coach Jeff Groff said. “This past weekend just proved that.”
Senior Matthew Donahoe finished in 16th place with sophomore All-American Oliver White finishing one stroke behind him.
The team will be back in action Sunday at the Vulcan Invitational in California, Pennsylvania where they will continue to face tough competition.
“Most, if not all, of our tournaments throughout the year are highly competitive where every stroke counts and there is a narrow margin between the teams,” said Groff. “That is why you play college golf – to test yourself and your game against the best.”