Camel Men's Basketball Prepares to host #1 Middlebury, #12 Williams
NEW LONDON, Conn. --The Connecticut College athletic program will host seven athletic events this weekend.
An action packed triple header will kick things off. At 6:00 p.m., the surging Camel women's basketball program will host Middlebury College for a 6:00 p.m. contest.
Sophomore Tara Gabelman (Irvington, N.Y.) has notched eight double-doubles for the Camels and is averaging 16.6 points and a league best 10.3 rebounds per game for head coach Brian Wilson's squad.
The second half of the double-header will feature a re-match of a 2011 NESCAC Championship Quarterfinal as the top ranked and undefeated Middlebury men's basketball team will take on the young and improving Camel men.
Sophomore Matt Vadas (Spring Lake Heights, N.J.) scored 30 points on three separate occasions last season and is averaging 15.5 points and six boards per game for the Camels, who played a close contest at then ranked #6 Amherst College Saturday.
Over in Dayton Arena, the improving Camel men's hockey team will put their three game unbeaten streak on the line against Hamilton College in a 7:00 p.m. NESCAC game. The Camels will continue to count on the production of senior Sean Curran (Wilmette, Ill.), who is leading the league with 14 assists while ranking third in the conference with 17 points.
On Saturday, the Camel women's basketball team will host 18th ranked Williams College for a 2:00 p.m. tilt. Later on at 4, the men will clash with the 14th ranked Ephs in Luce Field House.
Over in Dayton Arena, the Camels will clash with longtime rival Amherst College for a 3:00 p.m. game. The Lord Jeffs are the seventh ranked team in the nation, but Coach Jim Ward's Camels are playing their best hockey in the past couple of weeks and can look back to last season when they knocked off two NESCAC teams on their home ice that were ranked in the top five.
Speaking of nationally ranked teams, the Camel swimming teams (#21 women, #25 men) have returned home from their winter conditioning trip in Florida and will take on intra-state rival Southern Connecticut State University Sunday for a 1:00 p.m. dual meet.
Senior Tim Walsh (Lincoln Park, N.J.) continues to dominate in the back stroke and sprint events. Julia Pielock (Deerfield, Mass.) is off to another strong start for Head Coach Marc Benvenuti's squad.
It's an action packed weekend of home athletic events in New London. Go Camels!
January 12, 2012