Saints' DeFlavio, Scott earn Top-20 finishes in Giant Slalom at Dartmouth
The St. Lawrence University duo of Ben DeFlavio and Graham Scott propelled the Saints men's alpine ski team to fifth place overall in the giant slalom at the 2013 Dartmouth Carnival on Friday. Both DeFlavio and Scott earned top-20 showings en route to the solid team finish.
DeFlavio was the top Saints finisher on Friday, racing the men's GS in 2:03.21 thanks to a second run time of 58.13. His time placed him in 16th, while Scott followed only two spots back in 18th position. Senior Jeremy Lawless capped the team's scoring at 67.0 points in 30th place to place the Scarlet and Brown ahead of Colby.Rookie Nick Stenicka was 41st overall, while Nick Scalia (DNF) and Dustin Martin (DNQ) also competed for St. Lawrence in the men's event.
The Saints women's team was led by sophomore Allison Visconti, who picked up a 23rd place finish with a time of 2:11.07. However, she was the only St. Lawrence competitor in the top-35, as Ann West (38th) and Hannah Kadah (44th) closed the scoring and placed the Saints in ninth.
Also representing the Scarlet and Brown in the women's GS were Maria Hillenbrand (DNF) and Ciar Colgan (DNF 2nd).
The UVM Catamounts won both team titles on Friday at the Dartmouth Skiway. Kristina Riis-Johannessen's victory on the women's side led UVM to victory, while Middlebury's David Donaldson's win on the men's side helped the Panthers to a runner-up finish.
St. Lawrence will compete again on Saturday at the Dartmouth Carnival in the slalom.