Minutewomen Returning To Old Form, Finish Third At UConn
Jan. 22, 2008
NORTH CONWAY, N.H.- Freshman Jamie Taloumis stepped up, as the Minutewomen took fourth in the Giant Slalom event at the UConn Carnvial. Taloumis took third with a combined time of 2:23.03. Eliza Hawkins was still in pain from injuring her calf muscle at the Colby-Sawyer Carnival, but skied well, placing fifth with a time off 2:23.51. After being out for a year with a torn ACL, Ashley Hawes skied in her first carnival of the 2008 season, placing 28th with a time of 2:29.37. Freshman Abby Nolan rounded out the top four skiers for UMass, with a time of 2:31.79. Lauren Levey, Emily Zimmerman, and Katie Weissman also had great races for the Minutewomen. After the first day of the UConn Carnival, the UMass women's ski team took fourth in the Giant Slalom event.
Three Minutewomen placed in the top ten of the Slalom event. Taloumis continued her dominant weekend placing fifth with a time of 1:39.23. Emily Shilletto added a solid contribution placing seventh, clocking in at 1:39.53. Hawes again skied well after coming back from her injury taking ninth, crossing the finish line at 1:40.44. Hawkins continued to fight through the pain in her calf and finished 17th with a time of 1:42.22 and recorded the third best start time in the Slalom event. The Minutewomen overall finished third at the UConn Carnival and are currently third in the conference race.
UMass women's ski coach Skip Fox was proud of the team's weekend performance saying, "it [UConn Carnival] was a good team effort and although we didn't win either event individually, the team put in a solid effort." The Minutewomen look to build upon their success as they head to the Plymouth State University Carnival at Waterville Valley, N.H. this weekend.
ECSC Women's Conference Standings 1. Colby Sawyer 2. Boston College 3. UMass 4. Brown University 5. Plymouth State University 6. Smith 7. Babson College 8. St. Anselm 9. MIT 10. UConn
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