Einarsdottir earns podium spot for women; Kuus leads Panther men
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. – Sophomore Freydis Einarsdottir (Gardabaer, Iceland) and freshman Karl Kuus (Toronto, Ont.) posted outstanding performances Saturday to lead the Plymouth State University alpine ski teams to strong finishes in the slalom portion of the Saint Lawrence University Winter Carnival at Whiteface Mountain.
Einarsdottir earned a podium spot as she took third place among the 80 women's racers, her third career podium performance. She helped the Panthers capture third place in the women's team standings, the best team finish for the Panther women since joining the Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (EISA) in 2012.
Kuus finished in a tie for sixth place with Max Roeisland of the University of Vermont, the best individual finish for a Panther men's racer since joining the EISA in 2012. He led the Panthers to a fifth-place finish, matching the second-best team finish in the past six years.
Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (EISA) Slalom
Saint Lawrence Carnival, at Whiteface Mountain, Lake Placid, N.Y. – Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017
Plymouth State Men – 5th of 13 Teams; Plymouth State Women – 3rd of 13 Teams
WOMEN'S: 1) DAR 127.0 2) UVM 115.0 3) PSU 84.0 4) CBC 79.0 5) UNH 76.0 6) MID 74.0
7) BAT 72.0 8) SMC 55.0 9) WIL 43.0 10) SLU 40.0 11) CSC 23.0 12) BC 19.0 13) HAR 13.0
MEN'S 1) UVM 117.0 2) DAR 114.0 3) SMC 103.0 4) UNH 78.0 5) PSU 74.0 6) WIL 63.0
7) CBC 45.0 8) USSA 44.0 9) CSC 40.0 10) SLU 36.0 11) MID 33.0 12) BC 30.0 13) BAT 11.0
* The Panthers had three women finish among the top 24 racers. Joining Einarsdottir in the scoring column were junior Amelia Rowland (Carrabassett Valley, Maine) in 22nd place and senior Charlotte Lemgart (Vaerloese, Denmark) in 24th.
* The Panther men had three skiers place between 21st and 34th place. Junior Hunter Stuercke (Cottonwood Heights, Utah) crossed the finish line in 21st place, while freshman Logan Martin (Edwards, Colo.) was 29th and junior Danny Blake (Orchard Park, N.Y.) was 34th.
* Dartmouth College outscored the University of Vermont by 12 points to win the women's team standings, while the tables were turned in the men's scoring with UVM outscoring Dartmouth by three points.
* The EISA circuit continues next weekend at the University of New Hampshire Carnival, to be held at Mittersill Alpine Resort in Franconia, N.H. The giant slalom will be on Friday and the slalom on Saturday.
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