Athletics Roundup: New Year Success

Garret Weitzel

Garret WeMen’s Ice Hockey

Men’s Ice Hockey

Post men’s ice hockey returned to action after almost a month off on Jan. 6 at Lebanon Valley College in Hershey, Pa. The Eagles dropped the contest 9-2, but freshman Noah Wild scored a goal and assisted on another in his Post debut. John Drummond also scored his first-career goal. The two teams were back at it the next day in Shelton and again the Flying Dutchmen prevailed 6-3. Post led early after a first-period goal by Matt Moreschi but Lebanon Valley scored three times in the period to just ahead for good. Trevor Buchas and Garrett Weitzel also scored for the Eagles. Post begins a five-game road trip this weekend against Wentworth (Jan. 13) and Keene State (Jan. 14).

Molly Brumfield

Molly Brumfield

Women’s Ice Hockey

The Post women’s ice hockey team is now 0-13 in its inaugural season. Kendall Fitzgerald leads the team with two goals and an assist, while Julia Schatz and Alana Lopez each have a goal. Molly Brumfield has a team-high two assists. Eagle goaltenders Jenna Baumgartner (273) and Samantha Griswold (272) are neck-and-neck for the team lead in saves. Post will visit Becker (Jan. 13) and Johnson & Wales (Jan. 14) this weekend.

Men’s Basketball

Tyler Desrosiers

Tyler Desrosie

Post men’s basketball (7-9, 6-3 CACC) rode a five-game conference win streak into first place in the North Division. The Eagles opened 2017 with big wins over Chestnut Hill (81-56) and Georgian Court (75-51). Post saw its conference win streak snapped last time out at Philadelphia 64-54. Tyler Desrosiers leads the team in scoring at 12.8 points per game. The Eagles are 12th in NCAA Division II in defensive rebounds per game at 29.75 and 24th in total rebounds (624). Matt Mareno is eighth in the CACC averaging 7.3 boards per game. Post returns home on Jan. 14 against USciences before heading to Caldwell on Jan. 16 for a rematch of the Eagles’ early-season 87-66 win over the Cougars.

Tyra Jones

Tyra Jones

Women’s Basketball

The Post women’s basketball team (1-15, 1-7 CACC) is still searching for its first win of the new year but has played well as of late. The Eagles outscored Philadelphia 16-5 in the second quarter and led 33-28 at halftime on Jan. 10 before falling 59-51. Post scored a season-high 80 points against Chestnut Hill in a 108-80 loss. Tyra Jones has led the Eagles with 17.8 points and 6.3 rebounds over the last three games and is the only player to average double-digits in points this year at 11.4 per game. Statistically, Post is one of the best in the country at getting to the free-throw line and is fifth in DII at 378 attempts. The Eagles are home against USciences on Jan. 14 at 1 p.m.

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