The Eagles Start the Season Strong At UVM Carnival
Jan. 14, 2014
January 10, 2014 - The ski team opened up the 2014 EISA season opener at Stowe, Vermont. The Giant Slalom was run on a near perfect surface left over from the wild weather during the previous week.
The Eagles were led by sophomore Chase Ryan with a 14th place finish on the new radius skis. Freshman Ryan Barney and Trevor Lennox rounded out the men's scoring with 23rd and 32nd place finishes respectively. Both skied the technical sets with a good plan and scored coveted EISA points for GS.
The ladies where led by junior Taylor Burgart with a 32nd place finish. Despite encountering trouble on both runs, she carried her momentum and fought to a personal best EISA finish. Close on her heels where strong results from freshman Kristie Ryan and Bug Pech finishing 33rd and 36th.
Several notable highlights from the day include the overall performance from the freshman class that has brought extended depth to the squad. With the absence of the Nordic portion to the UVM carnival (scheduled for later in the month), the Eagles saw a true Alpine team result and BC placed sixth. Saturday's SL race was postponed due to more extreme weather, lack of visibility, and the absence of the UVM team itself that was stuck in traffic on I-89.