Monday, April 19, 1999

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Monday, April 19, 1999
Volume 3, Number 114

NEWS IN BRIEF

1) World news roundup

2) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) Baseball 1-2 for the weekend

2) Men’s lacrosse falls once again

3) Women’s lacrosse two goals from victory

4) Softball still without a win

5) Men’s tennis only winning varsity team on Saturday

6) Runners victorious at Invite

7) Women’s rugby drops last game

8) Men’s ultimate drops tourney games

9) Men’s rugby wins both games at F&M tournament

10) Intramural scoreboard

11) World sports roundup

12) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today: Partly cloudy, possible showers.  Highs in the low 60’s.
 I hope you made it to Sharples brunch Saturday…

Tonight: Mostly cloudy.  Lows in the mid 40’s.
 Fresh strawberries, pastries, extra M&M cookies, even gummy bears…

Tomorrow: Rain likely.  Highs in the high 50’s.
 For that hour and a half I was almost glad my parents were here.

NEWS REPORT

1) World news roundup

INCREASED TENSION ON THE BORDER…

Yugoslavia broke off diplomatic relations with Albania Sunday, after
reports of mass executions of Kosovo Albanians became backed by stronger
evidence.  The result is an even more volatile relationship between the two
countries as NATO airstrikes continue. NATO has denied reports saying that
ground troops will be sent in by May, saying that they plan to continue
using their current strategy. They are confident that continued airstrikes
will result in a victory. …Eckhard Pfeiffer, CEO of Compaq Computer
Corp., has resigned following a particularly poor profit report.  Nine days
ago, Wall Street analysts revealed that the company’s first quarter profits
were only half of the expected figure. …The Olympic bribery scandal has
resulted in the loss of the games’ first sponsor, as Johnson and Johnson
officially parted ways with an estimated $30 million deal for the 2002
Winter Games.

*****

2) Campus events

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

“Kant’s Refutation of Idealism Reconsidered”
by Jonathan Vogel, Amherst College
Papazian 324, 4:00 p.m.

“Integrated and Integrative Curricula at the Middle Level”
by Mark Springer.
Scheuer Room, 7:00 p.m.

Spring Housing Lottery – Seniors
Field House Lobby 7:30 p.m.

Student Labor Action Group
Kohlberg Coffee Bar, 7:30 p.m.

Sexual Assault in the Movies Series: “Sleeping With The Enemy”
Trotter 303, 8:00 p.m.

Chinese Film Series. Wang Kar Wai: “Fallen Angels” and John Woo: “A Better
Tomorrow”
Kohlberg 115, 8:30 p.m.

Conscious Consumers Meeting
Trotter 203, 9:00 p.m.

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

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

*****

SPORTS UPDATE

1) Baseball 1-2 for the weekend

The baseball team beat F&M 8-4 on Friday, but then dropped both games of a
doubleheader against Western Maryland on Saturday (3-2 in eight innings,
then 14-2). The team now stands at 9-12, 4-6.

*****

2) Men’s lacrosse falls once again

Continuing to suffer from the loss of key player Mike Lloyd ’01, the
lacrosse team fell 12-7 to Dickinson on Saturday morning. Mark Dingfield
’01 contributed with three goals, Adam Dickinson ’00 had two, and Blake
Atkins ’02, one. Lacrosse is now 2-9, 0-3.

*****

3) Women’s lacrosse two goals from victory

Despite a 6-5 Garnet lead at halftime, F&M beat the women’s lacrosse team
by the slim margin of 21-19 on Saturday. High scorers included Katie Tarr
’02 (eight goals), Alicia Googins ’00 (five), Holly Baker ’99 (five), and
Katie Harper ’02 (one). The team is now 5-7 on the season, 2-4 in the
Centennial Conference.

*****

4) Softball still without a win

The softball team dropped to a season record of 0-16 (0-8 in the Centennial
Conference) this weekend after losing both games of a doubleheader to F&M
(6-3, 13-4).

*****

5) Men’s tennis only winning varsity team on Saturday

Massachusetts Institute of Technology no doubt regretted the drive south,
losing this weekend’s match against the Garnet 3-4. Singles players Pete
Schilla ’01, John Thomas ’02, and Dennis Mook ’01 were all victorious; the
doubles teams of Schilla & Greg Emkey ’99, Scott Grant ’01 & Jon Temin ’00,
and Thomas & Mook together swept the doubles point. The men’s tennis team
advances to a 9-4 season record.

*****

6) Runners victorious at Invite

Two Swarthmore runners won their events at the Widener Invitational on
Saturday. Marc Jeuland ’01 was victorious in the 5000 meter run (15:18.36),
and Desiree Peterkin ’00 placed first in the long jump (17’6″) and the
triple jump (38’2″, a nationals qualifying length). In addition, Karen
Lloyd ’00, with a time of 19:23.10, was the fastest division III contestant
in the 5000 meter run, placing fourth overall.

*****

7) Women’s rugby drops last game

With three key players missing, the women’s rugby team fell to Lehigh 15-0
on Saturday, their worst defeat yet. As the team struggled to get used to
new positions, Lehigh scored three quick tries but failed to kick any
conversions. In the second half, neither team scored although the Garnet
kept the ball in Lehigh’s side of the field. Similarly, the B-side was
played nowhere near Swarthmore’s try zone but without any tries for either
team. Women’s rugby’s regular season is now over; the team won two games
and a scrimmage, lost twice, and tied once. The B-side won four times, lost
once, and tied once.

*****

8) Men’s ultimate drops tourney games

At Penn State this weekend for the annual Spring Phling tournament, the
men’s ultimate frisbee team lost its games to Navy, Rochester Institute of
Technology, the University of Vermont, Salisbury State, and Penn State.
Oustanding play came mainly from Marvin Barron ’02, Jeremy Slezak ’02,
Corey Mark ’02, Al Bui ’02, and an injured Rahul Bhalodia ’02.

*****

9) Men’s rugby wins both games at F&M tournament

Swarthmore men’s rugby pitched a pair of shutouts on Saturday, handily
defeating both F&M (21-0) and Dickinson Law (40-0) in a round robin
tournament at F&M. Adam Booth ’00 and Dan Green ’99 touched down a pair of
tries each for Swat, while Gerry Kaufman ’99 and Peter Zustovich ’99 scored
their first tries ever. Mike Turick ’99, Tony Sturm ’99, and Jerome
Bushnell ’99 also found the try zone on the day.

*****

10) Intramural scoreboard

IM BASKETBALL:

Platanos Fritos – 49
Caffrey’s Kooks – 32

Killa B’s Fo’ Sheez – 56
Jeye Squad – 30

Mothership Connection – 36
The Minimalists – 9

MIA – 76
PE – 67

Dana Bugs a Forfeit Winner over No Code

*****

11) World sports roundup

THE GREAT ONE HANGS ‘EM UP FOR GOOD, RIPKEN TO FOLLOW?

The storied hockey career of Wayne Gretzky is over, as his New York Rangers
were defeated in overtime by the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 Sunday.  Before
the game, NHL President Gary Bettman announced that Gretzky’s No. 99 will
be retired throughout the league.  The Great One finishes his career with
894 goals and 1963 assists for 2857 points in 1487 regular season games.
…Cal Ripken Jr. did not play in his fourth game this season, and will be
flown to Cleveland for tests on his ailing back.  Ripken ended his
consecutive games played streak at a record 2,632 games late last season.
…Mario Elie hit a three-pointer with one-tenth of a second remaining to
give the Spurs an 86-83 win over the Rockets.  In other NBA action, Miami
came back from a halftime deficit, then held off a late resurgence by the
Pacers to come away with a 92-88 victory in a battle of two of the top
Eastern Conference teams.

*****

12) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

TODAY
Golf hosts Eastern at 1:00 p.m.

TOMORROW
Men’s tennis visits Haverford at 3:00 p.m.
Baseball visits Muhlenberg at 3:30 p.m.
Women’s tennis hosts the College of New Jersey at 3:30 p.m.
Women’s lacrosse visits Bryn Mawr at 4:30 p.m.

*****

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