Einarsdottir leads PSU Ski Teams in giant slalom at UVM Carnival

Einarsdottir leads PSU Ski Teams in giant slalom at UVM Carnival

Panther women finish in 10th place; Panther men 11th

             STOWE, Vt. – Plymouth State University freshman Freydis Halla Einarsdottir (Gardabaer, Iceland) continued her outstanding rookie season Friday with a ninth place finish in the women's giant slalom portion of the University of Vermont Winter Carnival at Stowe Mountain.

            Einarsdottir placed ninth overall in the two runs combined in the women's field of 70 skiers. It is her first top 10 finish of the season in the GS after a pair of top five finished in the slalom.

            Two other Panther women completed both runs, as senior Eliza Whatley (Carrabassett, Maine) was 48th, and sophomore Eklutna Kenney (Weybridge, Vt.) was49th.

            Sophomores Hunter Stuercke (Cottonwood Heights, Utah) and Danny Blake (Orchard Park, N.Y.) were the top finishers for the Panther men's squad, Stuercke placing 33rd and Blake 39th in the field of 76 racers.

            The host University of Vermont swept the men's and women's team standings. The UVM men scored 132 points, compared to 116 for runner-up Dartmouth and 91 for third-place Saint Michael's College (91).  PSU was 11th with 21 points, behind 10th-place Colby-Sawyer College (36) and ahead of 12th-place Harvard University (19).

            UVM took the women's standings with 127 points, ahead of runner-up University of New Hampshire (111) and third-place Dartmouth (101). PSU was 10th with 36 points, behind ninth-place Saint Lawrence (49) and ahead of 11th-place Boston College (27).

            The UVM Carnival continues on Saturday at Stowe with the slalom races.

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