The Cynic sports shorts of the week

Boss of the week: John Wall

In his home debut for the Washington Wizards, the number one pick in last summer’s draft was a steal away from a triple-double leading the Wizards to an overtime victory against the Philadelphia 76ers.

Wall scored 29 points, dished out 13 assists and snagged nine steals.

Goat of the week: Charlie Villanueva

Last week Villanueva accused Kevin Garnett of calling him a cancer patient, using Twitter as the forum for doing so. The allegations have been enthusiastically denied by both Garnett and Celtics head coach Doc Rivers.

Whether Villanueva did this out of anger, frustration or jealousy, it is unacceptable.

Villanueva went on to say he wants to get in the ring with Garnett and expose him. Well, I’d take Garnett in a fight any day of the week. Moreover, Villanueva just tried to lie and stain the legacy of one of the greatest power forwards in the history of the sport.

Quote of the week

“What the [expletive]? Who ordered this crap? I wouldn’t feed this to my dog.”

— Randy Moss ranting about a postgame buffet spread according to Yahoo Sports.

Field hockey falls in season finale

The women’s field hockey ended the season with a loss to Dartmouth.

Dartmouth began the game with a 2-0 lead 16 minutes into the game. Vermont sophomore Callie Bellimer then rallied two goals, bringing the game to a 2-2 tie.

The tie didn’t hold for long. Dartmouth took the lead right before the halftime horn. Dartmouth had a 4-2 lead until junior Alana Izzo scored her first career goal for Vermont at the 45-minute mark. Dartmouth widened the gap and took the lead by five. Vermont was able to score one final goal with a minute remaining. This goal was scored by junior Lauren Goracy. This was Goracy’s first career goal for the Catamounts as well.

This game wraps up the 2010 season for the women’s field hockey team.

First year Douvile receives high honors

On Nov. 1, first year Roxanne Douville, the goaltender on the women’s hockey team, was named the Pro Ambitions Hockey East Rookie of the Week.

Douville made a whopping 43 saves in the Catamounts’ 1-1 tie against Northeastern. Douville has been a starter for four games so far this season. Douville’s goals against average is 2.16 and she has a 93.6 save percentage, which ranks her ninth in the nation. The women’s hockey team is now 1-3-4 on the 2010 season.