Monday, February 22, 1999

Editor’s note: This article was initially published in The Daily Gazette, Swarthmore’s online, daily newspaper founded in Fall 1996. As of Fall 2018, the DG has merged with The Phoenix. See the about page to read more about the DG.

The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Monday, February 22, 1999
Volume 3, Number 79

NEWS IN BRIEF

1) World news roundup

2) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) Volleyball triumphs with or without coach

2) Badminton hosts tournament

3) Men’s, women’s swimming place second in championship

4) Wrestling sixth in conference championship

5) Women’s b-ball finishes with strongest season in 14 years

6) Men’s basketball loses last contest to Haverford

7) Baseball loses season-opening doubleheader

8) Men’s tennis falls to UPenn

9) Intramural scoreboard

10) World sports roundup

11) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today: Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 20’s.
Wasn’t it 60 degrees just a few days ago?

Tonight: Clear. Lows around 10.
I must have been dreaming.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. High around 30.
Oh well – 11 days till Florida…11 days till Florida…

NEWS REPORT

1) World news roundup

PEACE? KOSOVO YES, IRAQ NO, NEW YORK — NEVER

U.S. Secretary of State Madeline Albright has set a Tuesday deadline for a
Kosovo peace accord between the Albanians and the Serbs, although
complications
may arise from various refusals on both sides. …As a result of Iraqi jets
violating the no-fly zone, an Iraqi missle base and two military communication
sites were bombed by U.S. and British warplanes. …Former NY Senator Al
D’Amato said Sunday that he might join the race for the 2000 NY Republican
seat
that already has as possible candidates First Lady Hillary Clinton and NY
Mayor
Rudy Giuliani.

*****

2) Campus events

Lenten Scripture Study
Bond Memorial Hall, 11:00 a.m.

All Women Over Lunch Meeting
PACES, 12:15 p.m.

“Contemporary Racial Ideologies and Identity in the United States”
by Suzanne Oboler, Brown University.
Kohlberg Scheuer Room, 4:15 p.m.

Biology Lecture
by S. Mistry, Ecology
Kirby Lecture Hall, 4:15 p.m.

Scott Arboretum Lecture Series: “Digging in the Dirt: 300 Years of
Gardening in
the Delaware Valley”
LPAC Cinema, 7:30 p.m.

Career Workshops in Engineering
Kohlberg 116 and 226, 8:00 p.m.

Chinese Film Series, Modern ballet: “White Haired Girl”
Kohlberg 115, 8:30 p.m.

Swing Practice
Upper Tarble, 9:30 p.m.

SWIL Movie: “Metropolis”
Kirby Lecture Hall, 10:00 p.m.

*****

SPORTS UPDATE

1) Volleyball triumphs with or without coach

The Mens’ Club Volleyball Team presented an amazing performance at Sunday’s
game against the visitors from St. Joseph’s. Without a coach, the team was led
by the duo of Charlie Ellis ’00 and R.J. Berger ’02, who effectively organized
and led the nine players present to a well-deserved 3-1 (15-9, 16-14, 13-15,
17-15) victory.

Charlie and R.J. taught the opponents to fear their attacks, by going up
at the net countless times and spiking the ball into the helpless defense
of the visitors. Setter Derek Nathan ’01 played with truly outstanding
consistency and determination, and middle blockers Dzevad Sukilovic ’99 and
Ben Fritz ’99 inflicted a lot of trouble on the other side with strong
blocks and vicious fast set attacks. The duo of Martin Krafft ’01 and Leslie
Murray ’02 stood out for consistent serves and important saves, Leslie once
landing himself on top of the row of chairs after a successful save of an
uncontrolled ball, which he brought back onto the court.

St. Joseph’s lead the game frequently, but Swat was able to pull itself
together and turn the match to their advantage, backed up by an impressive
on-court organization and moral strength. Especially during the last minutes
of the match, Swarthmore showed that it was able to stay calm and
concentrated, eventually finishing the fourth set with a 17-15 score.

*****
2) Badminton hosts tournament

The Garnet badminton team hosted yesterday’s Northeast Regional
Intercollegiate Tournament, to which 15 schools sent a total of 75
competitors. The categories of singles, doubles, and mixed doubles made up
the competition. Jen Chen ’99 and Erika Johansen ’99 made the doubles
quarter-finals and Karen Lange ’02 and Siobhan Carty ’01 made the doubles
semi-finals. Wendy Kemp ’99 made the singles semi-finals as well as coming
in second in the mixed doubles consolation round with Ricky Liswan of the
University of Pennsylvania. Final results were not yet available at the
time of publication.

*****

3) Men’s, women’s swimming place second in championship

The Garnet women and men both came in second to the Gettysburg Bullets in this
weekend’s Centennial Conference Swimming Championships, held at
Franklin and Marshall. The women had 593 points to Gettysburg’s 791 in
their fifth consecutive second-place finish. Alice Bonarou ’02, who won the
200 (2:11.99) and 400 (4:39.22) meter individual medleys, as well as
placing second in the 200 meter butterfly, was named Outstanding Female
Swimmer. Other individual wins for Swarthmore came from Amy Auerbach ’02
(500 meter freestyle and 100 meter backstroke), Claire Arbour ’00 (100
meter freestyle), and Melissa Amir-Arjomand ’01 (100 meter breaststroke).
In addition, the relay team of Arbour, Auerbach, Bonarou, and Jenny Harvey
’99 won the 800 meter freestyle.

The men had 492.5 points to Gettysburg’s 796.5, their fourth consecutive
second-place finish. Ted Sherer ’01 won the 200 meter breaststroke with a
conference record time of 2:09.07 as well as the 100 meter breaststroke.

*****

4) Wrestling sixth in conference championship

The Garnet wrestlers took sixth out of seven place at this weekend’s
Centennial Conference Championships. Justin Pagliei ’02 grabbed second
place in his weight class, while Adrian Wilson ’99 and Ted Chan ’02 each
took fourth in their respective weight classes.

*****

5) Women’s b-ball finishes with strongest season in 14 years

Women’s basketball won its last contest against Haverford 55-47, ending the
season with a 12-12 record, the best since 1984-85. Heather Marandola ’01
scored 18 points and Heather Kile ’02 had 17.

*****

6) Men’s basketball loses last contest to Haverford

Haverford beat the Garnet men 64-60 on Saturday. Tim Schofield ’99 posted
20 points in his last Swarthmore appearance, and Charlie Brubaker ’02
contributed 17. Mike Schall ’99 had 13; the men’s final record is 4-20.

*****

7) Baseball loses season-opening doubleheader

Baseball lost its first two games of the season this weekend at St. Mary’s.
In the first game, the Seahawks came away with an 11-7 win against the
Garnet, and the second game was a 12-2 win for St. Mary’s.

*****

8) Men’s tennis falls to UPenn

Men’s tennis had similar luck, losing 7-0 to the University of Pennsylvania
in its first match of the season.

*****

9) Intramural scoreboard

NON-COMP BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS
Pendle Hill forfeit winner over Devine Funk
Platanos Fritos – 42, Mothership Connection – 23
Caffrey’s Kooks – 44, The Ballers – 34
Mertz Horde – 59, Hawaii 5-0 – 42
Skinny Awkward Tools – 36, The Proletariat – 29

INDOOR SOCCER
Willets Refugee All-Stars forfeit winner over Mertz & The Mafia
Joelie II – 11, Soccer Team – 6
Joelie II – 8, “Show Me The T-shirt” – 6
Faculty/Staff tied with “Show Me The T-shirt”
Joelie I – 9, FC Merkwurdiger – 2

*****

10) World sports roundup

SONICS, PACERS, SPARTANS, ELS COME UP BIG

The Seattle Supersonics handed the LA Lakers another loss Sunday, defeating
them 92-89 on 26 points from Gary Payton and a season-high 17 rebounds from
Olden Polynice. …Mark Jackson connected on a nine-foot leaner with six
tenths
of a second remaining to lift the Indiana Pacers to a wild 80-79 win over the
injury-plagued New Jersey Nets. …No. 4 Michigan State clinched the
regular-season Big Ten conference championship Sunday with a 56-51 win against
No. 13 Wisconsin. …Ernie Els overcame strong pushes by Tiger Woods, Davis
Love III and David Duval to take the Nissan Open championship by two strokes.

*****

11) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

TODAY
No contests are scheduled for today.

TOMORROW
No contests are scheduled for tomorrow.

*****

Interested in reporting or writing for the Gazette?
Just want to tell us what you think?

Contact the Editorial Board at
gazette-management@student-publications.swarthmore.edu.

Got a news or sports tip for us?
E-mail gazette-news@student-publications.swarthmore.edu.

Editorial Board
    Jeff Heckelman
    Melanie Hirsch
    Claire Phillips-Thoryn

Staff Writers
    Jack Borrebach
    Ben Geller
    Joseph Genereux  
    Megan Haberle
    Alma Ortiz
    Jessica Salvatore
    Pete Schilla

Contributing Writer
    Martin Kraft

Weathercaster
    Jeff Heckelman

Online Editor
    Lorrin Nelson

The Daily Gazette is published Monday through Friday by an independent
group of Swarthmore College students. Technical support from the Swarthmore
College Computer Society is gratefully acknowledged.

To subscribe to the Gazette, free of charge, send e-mail to
requests@student-publications.swarthmore.edu with the words “subscribe
daily” as the subject of your message. Use the words “unsubscribe daily” to
cancel a subscription.

Back issues are available on the World Wide Web at:
<http://www.sccs.swarthmore.edu/org/daily>

This concludes today’s report.