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Skiing rebounds with win in giant slalom, fourth-place finish in slalom

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Contributing Writer
Thursday, February 4, 2010

The skiing team bounced back from a rough outing with two strong finishes last weekend.

The team took first place this past Friday and posted a solid fourth-place finish in slalom on Saturday.

In contrast to last weekend, “I think we just really put team skiing first,” said Kia Mosenthal ’12. “We went into it as a team and not individual skiers.”

Mosenthal had a strong weekend, coming in second in giant slalom. Emily Simmons ’12 finished close behind, in fifth place. Krista Consiglio ’11 had the third-best time for the placing Bears, taking 11th out of 65.

“It’s definitely a morale boost,” Mosenthal said. “Knowing we have the ability to win races is a good feeling.”

In slalom, Mosenthal again posted the best time for the Bears with a fourth-place finish, and Consiglio tied for eighth.

Despite finishing first and fourth in the two events, the Bears still sit in fourth place in the ECSC MacConnell Division.

“It doesn’t really matter if we win the division,” said Head Coach Michael LeBlanc. “This is the first weekend when all the top five girls have finished. It’s just huge. I hope they can build on that.”