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SUNY Potsdam Sports Recap – Week of November 28, 2010

SUNY Potsdam Sports Recap ? Week of November 28, 2010


It was a light holiday week for the Bears as there were only three contests. The women?s hockey and basketball teams were on the road, while the men?s hockey team was at home.

Women?s Hockey

On Nov. 23, Potsdam dropped a 3-1 road decision to seventh-ranked Middlebury. The Bears fell behind 3-0 before junior Katie Komsa (Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario/Sault Ste. Marie AA Midget) broke up the shutout with her first goal of the season in the third period. Junior goaltender Jen Conophy (Glenmont, N.Y./Albany Ice Cats) was strong again, making 36 saves for Potsdam.

Men?s Hockey

The Bears men?s hockey team hosted ECAC East foe Skidmore on Nov. 23. Potsdam held leads of 1-0, 4-1, and 5-3, but the Thoroughbreds battle back to tie the game at five in the third period. At the 13:13 mark of the final 20 minutes, junior defenseman Matt Rhymer (Kingston, Ontario/Yarmouth Mariners) gave the Bears the lead for good. Potsdam?s 6-5 win snapped a two-game skid. Junior defenseman Hunter Syrydiuk (Toronto, Ontario/Bowmanville Eagles), senior forward Fraser Smith (Fonthill, Ontario/Oakville Blades), junior forward Sy Nutkevitch (Montreal, Quebec/Cornwall Colts), and junior forward Todd Hosmer (Toronto, Ontario/Newmarket Hurricanes) each had two-point games. Junior goaltender Trevor O?Neill (Bobcaygeon, Ontario/Stouffville Spirit) made 36 saves to preserve the win.

Women?s basketball

The women?s basketball game traveled to Ithaca on Nov. 28 to take on the Bombers. The Bears led for most of the first half, but a Bomber second half surge carried Ithaca to a 65-41 victory. Sophomore guard Katy Briedis (Canton, N.Y./Cushing Academy) scored a team-high 10 points for Potsdam. Senior guard Aimee Kellicutt (Lisle, N.Y./Whitney Point) contributed nine points and four rebounds, while junior forward Kaley Arsenault (Syracuse, N.Y./Westhill) added seven points and a team-high six boards.

Male and Female Performers of the Week

Junior hockey player Matt Rhymer is this week?s Bears Male Performer of the Week. Rhymer?s game-winning goal against Skidmore was his third of the season.

Sophomore hockey player Jen Conophy is the Bears? Female Performer of the Week. Conophy?s 36 saves kept Potsdam in the game against one of the nation?s top teams.

Weekly Preview

The women?s basketball team (1-3) starts its week early with a 6 p.m. tip-off at Clarkson on Nov. 30. The Bears then open their SUNYAC schedule against Oneonta and New Paltz on Dec. 3-4. Potsdam faces the Red Dragons at 6 p.m. on Friday and the Hawks at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

The men?s basketball team (1-2) is also home against SUNYAC rivals Oneonta and New Paltz on Dec. 3-4. Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. on Friday and 4 p.m. on Saturday.

The women?s hockey team (1-4, 1-4) travels to Oswego for two games against the Lakers on Dec. 3-4. Both games are slated for 7 p.m.

The men?s ice hockey team (3-5, 3-5) hosts SUNYAC travel partner Plattsburgh at 7 p.m. on Dec. 3. On Dec. 4, ECAC West foe Hobart comes to Maxcy for a 7 p.m. faceoff.

The swimming & diving team travels to Buffalo State for a dual meet on Saturday, Dec. 4, at 1 p.m. The Bears, who are unbeaten in three dual meets this season, will compete for the final time in 2010.

Media contact:

Alexandra Jacobs Wilke, Office of Public Affairs, (315) 267-2918