February 17, 2006

Savoie Finishes Seventh

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One Cornellian’s Olympic journey came to an end yesterday, as future law student Matt Savoie turned in a seventh-place finish in the men’s figure skating competition in Torino, Italy.

Savoie earned a score of 137.52 in the free skate yesterday, giving him an overall score of 206.67. His mark in the free program was fifth-best among all skaters, and the second-best showing by an American skater.

Yevgeny Plushenko skated off with the gold medal, posting the high scores in both programs for an overall mark of 258.33. Stephane Lambiel of Switzerland claimed silver, while Jeffrey Buttel of Canada took the bronze medal.

Savoie finish was the third-best showing by an American, as Evan Lysacek rallied from a 10th place after the short program to finish in fourth overall. Johnny Weir, who trailed only Plushenko after the first round, tumbled to fifth place in the final standings.

Cornell women’s head hockey coach Melody Davidson, who is on leave to coach the Canadian national women’s team in the Olympics, will face off against Finland today in the first playoff round. The Canadian team was a perfect 3-0 in the round-robin play.

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