February 7, 2010

Skiing Closes Regular Season with GS Win at Wildcat; Wraps up Season in Fourth in MacConnell Division

WILDCAT MOUNTAIN, NH - The Brown women's ski team closed out its 2010 regular season with a fifth place finish in the slalom and a first place finish in the giant slalom at Wildcat Mountain. The Bears close out the season in fourth place in the MacConnell Division and will now compete in the ECSC Regional Championships, to be held February 20-21 at Waterville Valley. A top six finish at Regionals will qualify the team for the USCSA National Championships, which are slated for March 1-6 at Sunday River, Maine. Individually, junior Krista Consiglio (Bethany, CT) finished the season ranked sixth in the individual standings with 162 points, while sophomore Kia Mosenthal (Plymouth, NH) finished in seventh with 159 points. 

In Saturday's slalom, the Bears failed to place any skier in the top 15 after crashes by both Consiglio and Mosenthal, who didn't finish her 2nd run. Brown was led by senior Elisa Handbury (Sydney, Australia), who claimed 21st with a two-run time of 1:28.51. Freshman Catherine Stewart (Stratton, VT) and sophomore Emily Simmons (Buffalo, NY) were the next two in for Brown with Stewart taking 26th (1:30.38) and Simmons finishing in 27th (1:30.54). After posting a time of 41.44 in the first run, which was fifth-fasted for that run, Consiglio crashed in her second run, but still finished to earn a total time of 1:53.11 and finish 49th. Freshman Therice Morris (Raleigh, NC) also finished for the Bears, earning a two-run time of 1:56.12, good for 53rd.

Brown rebounded in Sunday's giant slalom, to close out the season with a victory, as the Bears total team time was nearly 2 seconds faster than the second-place school. Consiglio led the way with a second place finish (2:06.65), while Simmons finished in sixth place (2:09.12). Mosenthal rounded out the Bears' top three skiers, who counted in the team score, with an eighth place finish (2:09.92). Handbury claimed 23rd (2:14.45), while Morris posted a time of 2:29.89 to earn a 47th-place finish.

MacConnell Division Team Standings

1. Plymouth State, 24 points
2. Colby Sawyer, 27 points
3. Boston College, 28 points
4. Brown, 34 points
5. UMass, 48 points
6. Smith, 62 points
7. St. Anselm, 69 points
8. Babson, 74 points
9. UConn, 84 points
10. MIT, 100 points

MacConnell Division Individual Standings (top-10)

1. Danielle Shannon, Colby Sawyer, 218 points
2. Emma Peck Coffin, Smith, 181 points
3. Alyssa Deane, Plymouth State, 180 points
4. Martina Ryberg, Plymouth State, 166 points
5. Perrie Finsand, Boston College, 164 points
6. Krista Consiglio, Brown, 162 points
7. Kia Mosenthal, Brown, 159 points

8. Laura Martini, Boston College, 154 points
9. Erica Reilly, Boston College, 144 points
10. Emily Shilletto, UMass, 136 points

Pictured: Emily Simmons ’12. Photo by Gil Talbot.