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Sports Roundup - March 2019


Patrick Fitzgerald ’21

Vassar (14-24, 7-17 Liberty League) finished the season by losing a pair of doubleheaders to Rochester Institute of Technology on the Rochester (NY) campus. RIT won two games April 27 by scores of 12-2 and 12-7. The Brewers fell by scores of 13-7 and 19-14 on April 28. Dan Bonfiglio ’20 had four hits in the 12-7 loss on April 27. Connor Levchuck ’20 had a single, a double, and a home run and drive in four runs in the final game of the season.

Vassar erupted for nine runs in the second inning and cruised to a 14-4 victory over SUNY New Paltz April 24 at Prentiss Field. Gunnar Wildercrantz ’21 had a triple and a sacrifice fly, driving in three runs. Matt Schwartz ’19 reached base four times with two walks, a single, and a triple.

The Brewers split doubleheaders against Union College April 19 and 20 on the Union campus in Schenectady, NY. Vassar won the first game April 19 by a score of 1-0 but lost the second game, 12-3. The Brewers won the opener of the twin bill April 20 by a score of 9-1 but dropped the nightcap, 8-1. Patrick Fitzgerald ’21 pitched six scoreless innings in the opener of the four-game series. Jason Salerno ’21 had two hits and four RBIs in the win on April 20.

Vassar dropped a pair of doubleheaders to Skidmore College April 13 and 14. The Brewers lost two games on the Saratoga Springs campus by scores of 2-0 and 5-4 and another pair on Prentiss Field, 11-3 and 12-6. Mitchell Mullock ’20 gave up two runs in 4 1/3 innings in the 2-0 loss. Matt Martino ’21 had three hits in the 5-4 loss.

In the games on Prentiss Field, Bryan Rubin ’19 had a pair of doubles in the first game, and Evan Trausch ’20 had a double and two RBIs in the second game.

Williams College struck early and defeated Vassar, 8-2, April 10 at Prentiss Field. The Ephs scored twice in the first inning and twice in the second before Martino got the Brewers on the board with an RBI single in the third. Salerno knocked in Vassar’s other run in the fifth.

Vassar split a doubleheader with Liberty League rival Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute April 7 on the RPI campus in Schenectady, NY. RPI won the first game, 2-0, and Vassar took the nightcap, 5-4. Matt McGannon ’21 gave up just three hits in four innings but took the loss in the opener. Salerno had a double and two RBIs in the second game.

The Brewers also split a twin bill with RPI April 6 at Prentiss Field. Vassar won the first game, 5-4, and lost the second, 5-3. Vassar rallied from a 3-0 deficit in the first game with a four-run fourth inning. Bonfiglio hit a sacrifice fly to put the Brewers ahead. Martino knocked in two runs in the second game.

Trausch had four hits and three RBIs in Vassar’s 14-8 victory over City College of New York April 3 at Prentiss Field.

Women’s Tennis

Meghan Rodick '21

The Brewers (13-6, 7-1 Liberty League) blanked Rochester Institute of Technology, 9-0, April 28 on Joss Courts. Frances Cornwall ’21 finished her dual meet season with a 13-3 record at No. 1 singles.

Perennial Liberty League powerhouse Skidmore College handed the Brewers their first defeat in conference play, 8-1, April 20 in Saratoga Springs, NY. Meghan Rodick ’21 picked up the Brewers’ only victory with a win in No. 6 singles.

Vassar’s top five singles players won in straight sets as the Brewers defeated St. Lawrence University, 8-1, April 14 on Joss Courts. No. 1 Frances Cornwall ’21 was tested but won her ninth straight match, 6-1, 7-5.

Cornwall remained undefeated in the spring season, winning her No. 1 singles match in an 8-1 victory over Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute April 7 on Joss Courts. Cornwall and Tara Edwards ’20 teamed up for an 8-0 win in doubles.

Men’s Tennis

Allen Sokolov ’20 and Jeremy Auh ’20 posted singles victories in Vassar’s 7-2 loss to Hobart College April 27 in Geneva, NY. The Brewers finished the regular season with a record of 4-4 in the Liberty League and 8-9 overall.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology blanked the Brewers, 9-0, April 19 on the MIT campus in Cambridge, MA. Jamie Anderson ’19 lost in No. 2 singles, 6-4, 6-2.

David Gandham ’21 won his No. 1 singles match and teamed with Adam Krueger ’21 for a doubles victory as Vassar defeated St. Lawrence University, 6-3, April 14 on Joss Courts.

Vassar won two of three doubles matches but lost to New York University, 6-3, April 6 on Joss Courts. Sokolov and Auh won their No. 1 doubles match, 8-5, and Nicholas Demaria ’21 and Matthew Yee ’22 eked out an 8-7 victory at No. 2.

Men’s Lacrosse

Michael Mullen ’20

Michael Mullen ’20 became the second player in Vassar history to reach the 40-goal mark in a win over Skidmore College April 24 in Saratoga Springs. Mullen scored five goals in the Brewers’ 9-3 win. James Thomas ’19 had a goal and two assists. The Brewers finished the season with a 4-11 record, including 2-6 in the Liberty League.

Union College defeated Vassar, 8-5, April 19 on Weinberg Field. Mullen scored four of Vassar’s five goals and assisted on a tally by Spencer Duryee ’22.

Mullen scored four goals and assisted on two others, but Vassar fell to Hamilton College, 15-12, April 17 on Weinberg Field. Tomas Meade ’21 and Dekker Stebel ’20 each scored twice.

Clarkson University won a see-saw battle over the Brewers, 13-12, in Potsdam, NY, April 13. Mullen had five goals, and Logan Hyde ’22 added three goals and two assists.

Mullen scored four goals in Vassar’s 12-9 loss to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute April 10 on Weinberg Field.

Hyde scored three goals in Vassar’s 17-2 win over Bard College April 3 on the Bard campus in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY.

Women’s Lacrosse

Vassar (8-8, 5-5 Liberty League) closed out the regular season April 30 with its highest-scoring game of the year, losing to Skidmore College, 24-19, on the Skidmore campus in Saratoga Springs, NY. Caeli Porette ’22 scored five goals, and Kelly Pushie ’20 added four.

Vassar closed out the regular season with an 11-9 loss to Union College April 27 in Schenectady, NY. Fiona MacLoed ’20 scored four goals, and Porette added three.

Vassar won its third straight Liberty League contest April 23 at Weinberg Field, defeating Bard College, 21-5. Pushie had four goals and an assist. Emily Hamburger ’19 scored three times and assisted on three other tallies.

Four Vassar players recorded hat tricks in the Brewers’ 15-14 win over Ithaca College April 20 on Weinberg Field. MacLoed, Porette, Tessa Waters ’21, and Haydn Hallman ’22 all scored three times. Melanie Silverman ’22 had five assists.

Alessandra Fable ’21 scored a minute into the second overtime, propelling Vassar to a 16-15 victory over Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute April 19 on Weinberg Field. It was Fable’s fifth goal of the game.

William Smith College jumped out to a 10-4 lead at halftime and defeated Vassar, 18-7, April 13 on Weinberg Field. Pushie had a goal and two assists.

Vassar lost to Liberty League rival Skidmore College, 17-13, April 10 on the Skidmore campus in Saratoga Springs, NY. Porette and Fable each scored three goals.

Pushie broke a 10-10 tie, and Porette added an insurance goal in Vassar’s 12-10 win over the University of Rochester April 6 in Rochester, NY.

MacLoed led a comeback that fell just short, as Vassar lost to Rochester Institute of Technology, 19-15, April 5 in Rochester, NY. She scored three goals in the final four minutes.

Men’s Volleyball

Yoni Auerbach ’21

Vassar (14-15, 5-4 United Volleyball Conference) finished the season with a 3-1 loss to St. John Fisher College April 13 in the UVC playoffs in Caldwell, NJ. St. John Fisher took a 2-1 lead with a 25-23 victory in the third set. Jefferson Waters ’22 recorded 17 kills, 17 digs, and three service aces. George Diehl ’19 had 10 kills, and Daniel Halberg ’19 delivered 33 assists.

Vassar fell in straight sets to Springfield College April 6 at Kenyon Hall but defeated Daemen College later in the day in four sets. Waters had 14 kills in the loss to Springfield. Yoni Auerbach ’21 had 13 kills in the win over Daemen.

Women’s Golf

Hella Zhou ’22 fired a 72 in the second round and finished second overall in the Jack Leaman Invitational April 27–28 in Amherst, MA. The Brewers finished fifth in the tournament.

Vassar finished seventh in the Vassar Invitational April 20 and 21 at Casperkill Golf Course in Poughkeepsie. Zhou led the Brewers with a 36-hole score of 158, good for 16th place overall. Andrea Han ’20 posted a 161.

Men’s Track

Reed Dolan '21

Ayden Gann ’22 finished fourth overall in the 1,500-meter run at the Lions Invitational April 27 in Ewing, NJ. Gann posted a time of 4:03.84. Zak Willis ’22 was fifth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.

Gann won the 1,500-meter run in 4:07.24 at the All-American Invitational in East Stroudsburg, PA, April 21. Reed Dolan ’21 was the top finisher among Division III competitors in the 3,000-meter run with a personal best of 9:06.48.

Gann posted his best time of the season and won the 800-meter run at the Silfen Invitational April 13 in New London, CT. He finished in 1:53.45. Sam Kobrin ’19 posted a personal best in the 10K with a time of 32:38.47, good for fourth place overall.

Women’s Track

Elise Matera ’19

Michelle Perri ’20 finished 10th overall in a field of 60 runners in the 100-meter dash at the Lions Invitational April 27 in Ewing, NJ. Perri finished in 12.93. Sarah Newman ’21 and Sarah Gillooly ’22 were 10th and 11th, respectively, in the 800-meter run.

Elise Matera ’19 finished second in the 3,000-meter run at the All-American Invitational April 21 in East Stroudsburg, PA. Matera finished with a time of 11:03.38. Gillooly was second in the 1,500.

Sophie Sharp ’19 just missed setting a school record in the high jump at the Silfen Invitational April 13 in New London, CT. She was two centimeters shy of the record with a leap of 1.45 meters. Newman was ninth overall in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:22.39.

Men’s Rugby

Vassar (6-2) posted a pair of victories April 27 on the Princeton (NJ) campus, edging William Paterson University, 17-15, and defeating the host school, 21-10. Louie Brown ’19, James Christensen ’21, and Nate Cuson ’20 scored tries, and Cuson added a conversion in the win over William Paterson. Brown, Cuson, and Mike Cardenas ’21 scored tries against Princeton, and Cuson kicked three conversions.

Women’s Rugby

Vassar (20-1) won the Tri-State 7s Championship April 29 at Vassar Farm, defeating SUNY Stony Brook, 30-0, in the finals. Emily Howell ’22 scored two tries. Jennie To ’19, Kate Sworden ’19, Molly Lynch ’21, and Oshana Reich ’19 each scored one.

Reich scored five tries, and Lynch and To each added three in Vassar’s 95-0 win over Manhattanville College April 20 at Vassar Farm.

Men’s Rowing

Vassar’s varsity four defeated Franklin & Marshall College, while the varsity eight lost to Union College April 6 in Schenectady, NY.

Women’s Rowing

Franklin & Marshall College defeated Vassar’s varsity eight by one second in Schenectady, NY, April 6.