Spring 2014 Magazine - Immaculata University - page 22

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Mighty Mac Week-In-Review
is a weekly web show released on
Monday afternoons on
that highlights
all of the previous week’s results from the Immaculata athletic
programs. Nolan Sauerzopf (Communication, ’14, right) and Dave
Molinaro (Marketing Management, ’17, left) co-host the weekly
episodes and show video highlights of Immaculata athletic events,
display statistics, conduct interviews with players and coaches,
and preview the upcoming games that week. Once released, the
Mighty Mac Week-In-Review
is available on the athletics’ website,
Twitter (@IUMightyMacs), and the IU Athletics’ Facebook page.
Sauerzopf and Molinaro also serve as the primary broadcasters for
all home Immaculata athletic events and for select road events.
For the fourth time in the last
five seasons, Immaculata women’s
basketball team played in the
CSAC Tournament. Before miss-
ing the playoffs in 2012–2013,
Immaculata had advanced to at
least the CSAC semifinals the
previous three years. Immaculata
earned the third seed in the con-
ference tournament four times,
and the Mighty Macs have a 3–1
record in those quarterfinal home
playoff games.
After leading the Mighty
Macs to a 12–4 conference record
this season, Patty Canterino was
named the 2014 CSAC Coach of
the Year, while junior Sara Smith
was selected to the Second Team
All-CSAC, and senior Marisa
Kinsey was honored on the
CSAC Sportsmanship Team.
Overall, Smith led the team
in scoring with 14.4 points per
game, while listing second in
rebounds (6.3). Junior Brittany
Merkle was the team’s leader on
the glass with 7.8 rebounds per
game, and fourth in scoring with
10.0 points per game. Juniors
Adriana Sciascia and Alison
Zimny also scored in double
figures for the Mighty Macs with
10.9 and 10.5 points per game,
respectively, and junior Mackie
Fitzgerald had a team-best 4.0
assists per game.
The women’s basketball team
advanced to the semifinals fol-
lowing a thrilling 77-74 victory
against sixth-seeded Rosemont
College on Monday, February 24,
inside Alumnae Hall.
With that win, Immacu-
lata (18-8) traveled to second-
seeded Neumann University on
Wednesday night, February 26.
Immaculata and Neumann (15-9)
finished the CSAC regular sea-
son with identical marks of 12-4.
Immaculata defeated the Knights
of Neumann University, 60-53.
Top-seeded Cabrini College
hosted fifth-seeded Gwynedd
Mercy University at home in the
other semifinal.
Immaculata’s faced Cabrini
College on Saturday evening,
March 1, playing for the CSAC
title and a trip to the NCAA
Division III Tournament.
On Saturday evening, the
magical season of IU’s women’s
basketball team came to a close
with an 88-59 loss to top-seeded
Cabrini College at Nerney Field
During the championship game,
Adriana Sciascia led the Mighty
Macs with 17 points while adding
seven rebounds and four steals.
Brittany Merkle once again
recorded a double-double with 12
points and 10 rebounds, and Sara
Smith was the final Immaculata
scorer in double digits with 10.
Immaculata closes the 2013-14
season with a 19-9 overall record.
Congratulations to the team
for a great season!
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