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The Press. (Cortland, N.Y.) 1972-1990, March 31, 1989, Image 16

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Volume XIX Numhcr 16 Wrestlin~- Under head coach ( lcne Nigh man, the( 'm1land State men'.., wreo.,tl in~ team earned their hc-.,tnatwnal fini..,h \incc placing t ourth in II.J7K The Cortland State vHL'\tlcr\ had four All-Americas lor the fir'> It ime ever in one ... ea- -.,on whik taking seventh place nattnnally at the NCAA Divi~ion I II Champtono.,hips. Senior Dave /ariuny finished o.,econd in the natwn in the 150 pound weight cia\\ยท Seninr 167-pounder Mike Yanosik and junior I I ~-pounder Troy Monk\ both finished four1h nationally. while ..;cnior 15X- pounder Searl Yengo placed eight. Women's Indoor Track- The Cor11and State women placed third at the EC AC Division 3 Championships as Sophomore Marybeth Cravoley won regional titles in the 3000meters and 5000 meters. Senior Judy Sparks wao., the regional champion in the I 000 meters. Red Dragon Marybeth Crawley earned All-Amercia honors hy placing tifth with a personal best 9:54.H I in the 3000 meter race at the NCAA Division 3 Championships. Missing All- America honor> hy leo.,s than u second were seventh place fin- ishers Judy Sparb and Vickie Mitchell. Women's Gymnastics-Fin- ishing with an impressive 6-7 record, the Red Dragon gymnists under first year coach Kim Sudduly enjoyed a fine season. Red Dragon junior Karen Clyne set a school record 35.40 for sixth place on all-around to lead Cor1- lad to a third place finish at the EC AC Division 3-Champion- ships. The Red Dragon women gymnists closed the ~eason by placing eight nationally at the NCGA Division 3 Champion- ships. Junior Karen Clyne earned All-America honors in floor exercise with her fourth place finish. - Men's Swimming- Despite a 1-10 record, Cortland's Steve Volhejn won the league titles in the 1650-,500- and 200 yard frees- tyle races while junior Trae Scott won both one-meter and three- meter league crowns to help the Dragons place sixth at the I 0- team SUNY AC championships. Steve Volhejn and True Scott earned All-Americna honors as Cortland placed 32nd nationally in the NCAA Division 3 champi- onships. Scott finished sixth with 385.90points in one-meter diving and ninth with 396.15 points in the meter. Volhejn, placed 15th in the 1650 free in 16:34.64. March 31 , 1989 Softball- The Cortland women, in games early last week at Myrtle Beach, S.C., defeated Hamilton 16-0, Lehigh 5-4, Hiram 3-2 and Dickinson 4-1. Senior righthander Sue MacDonald, who was Il-l with an 1.01 ERA last season, opened the 1989 cam- paign by throwing a no-hitter against Hamilton and earning an- other win against Hiram. Red Dragon contests on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday were cancelled because of rain. Cort- land returns to action Saturday and Sunday at the Montclair St. Toumament,which also includes: Ithaca, Salisbury St., Kean and William Paterson. \-len's Indoor Track- The Cortland men placed second at the EEAC Division 3 Indoor Tracl-. Championships. Three Red Dr<~gons won regional titles: o.,cntllf Mark Gaffney in the 1500 meters. junior Mike Clark in the 500 meters, and semor N1ck Tsil- ibes in the 1000 meters. Senior Mark Gaffney ran a remarkable J:5R.O in the 1500 meters for 1Oth place nationally at the NCAA Division 3 Championships. Men's Gymnastics- Secur- ing their unprecedented seventh consecutive North Atlantic Gym- nastics League Championship, the men gymnasts proved their continuous domination as sopho- more sensation Gregg Cur1is set a conference record with his all- aroundscoreof54.65points. Cur- tis won league titles in vaulting, floor exercise and still rings. Junior Rikki Daniels took the con- ference pomel horse and parallel bars crowns. Sophomore Jeff Denrey won league high bar championships. Despite a pow- erful. successful season, the gymnasts took fourth place in a meet between Eastern top notch powers Syracuse, Pitt, and Temple. Gregg Curtis won the floor exercise competition with his 7.50. Rikki Daniels and Gregg Curtis were crowned ECAC champions in the floor exercise and on parallel bars. Cur1is won floor exercise with a 9.45 and Daniels tied for first on parallel bars with a 9 .00. Cur1is also placed second on vault with 9.30 and third in all-around with 52.95. Daniels took fourth on pompe/ horse with a 9 .I 0. In a dual meet in Syracuse, the Orangemen de- feated the Red Dragons 270.45- 266.20. Curtis won all-around in the meet with a high 55.55. The Dragons will be looking to seek a third national championship in four years at the VSGF Division 2/3 championships in April. Women's Basketball-An- other great season under head coach Bonnie Foley as the Red Dragons finished 16-1 I. In a dra- matic comeback. the Red Dragon women praised a 20-point Buf- falo State lead in the final eight minutes for a thrilling 70-69 vic- tory in the SUNY AC titlegame. Cortland senior forward Mary Ponda and junior guard Teresa McKinney were named to the all- tournament team. The women were 77-61 by Kevka College, in the ECAC Division 3 Champion- ship. Men's Basketball- In his last year as head coach of the Cor1- land men's basketball team. Bill Williams left an ever impressive final memerable season. Despite a 7-19 overall finish, the Red Dragons for the first time since Cortland tied Buffalo State for the SUNY AC championships 20 years ago. The Red Dragons sea- son ended the 1988-89 season with a 83-70 loss at Potsdam State in the SUNY AC playoff quar1er finals. Cortland senior guard Lee Taff was voted to the Ail- SUNY AC first team for a second straight year. Baseb~The Red Dragons, during a rain-filled Spring Trip last week, split a doubleheader at Maryland-Eastern Shore - win- ning 15-1 and losing 5-2, and then beat Hamilton College I 0-4 in a game played on the Virginia Wesleyan campus. Junior out- fielder Glenn Dow. a .545 hitter. currently leads the Dragons with his 1.000 slugging percentage. He has hit 6-of-11 with two doubles a grand slam homer run and nine RBI. Cor1land plays a doubleheader at New Paltz on Wednesday and two games at Cornell on Thursday. Hockey- The Red Dragon -.Liter\ finished a successful sea- \Oll wi h a 1.~-13 record. Oswego State dethroned the skaters 6-5 in the SUNYAC semifinals. The Red Dragons in their first confer- ence hock y playoff appearance had two players named to the six memher all-tournament team. They were Sophomore goalie Dave Cooper and Sophomore de- fen..,eman Matt Johnson. Johnson, along with George Nuccio were voted to the 1988-89 All- SU:\'YAC Ice Hockey Team. Dragon mentor AI MacCormack was named SUNY AC Coach of theY ear. The skaters were seeded eighth in the ECAC Division 3 playoffs and finished the season witha9-3 Jos~totop<;eededR.I.T. Men's Lacrosse-Defending NCAA Div. I championS yracuse University beat the visiting Red Dragon men's lacrosse squad 25- 4 in the Carrier Dome on Wednes- day night. Senior attackman Ed Whelsky scored twice for the Dragons. Cortland hosts Ithaca College Saturday at I p.m. in the 1989 home opener at Davis Field. Women's Swimming-Fin- ishing at 6-7., the lady swimmers placed first innineofthe 20events as Cor1land State successfully defended its title at the SUNY AC swimming and diving champion- ships. Red Dragon junior Kim Kendrick was voted the outstand- ing swimmer of the meet. First year Cortland mentor Steve Fer- enczy was voted SUNY AC Coach of the year. Cortland State's Laura Landz won the three meter diving national championship and fin- ished second in the nation in one meter diving to place the Red Dragons to 25th place at the NCAA Division 3 Women Swim- ming and Diving Championships. Landry became Cortland's first female national champion diver.

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