The fall season is in full swing for Vassar’s athletic teams. In this installment of The Sports Page, we recap the month of September.
The men’s squad placed a strong second at the Ron Stonitsch Invitational at the Vassar Farm, newly named in honor of Stonitsch’s 30th year of coaching at Vassar. The women’s squad took third at the same event.
In their first official game of the season, the women soundly defeated Hofstra 66–7, but then fell to Quinnipiac, leaving them with a 1-1-1 record overall going into a game against Stony Brook at the Vassar Farm to close out September. The men beat Sacred Heart 36–0 to remain undefeated, with a 3-0-0 record overall going into a game against Fairfield University at the end of September.
Women’s Field Hockey
The women have had an up and down season so far, but wins against Hartwick, Bay Path, Keystone, and Mercy colleges have them at an even 4-4 record.
The men’s team defeated RPI 1–0 in its Liberty League opener, improving its overall record to 6–3. The women’s team lost its league opener to RPI 2–1, but still boasts a 5-3 record. Both teams face competition the last weekend in September.
The women swept their first three Liberty League matches against Bard, St. Lawrence, and RIT, improving their overall season record to date to 7–3.
The men’s team got off to a slow start at the Middlebury Invitational, but hopes to rebound at the ITA Northeast Regionals at Ithaca College at the end of September. The women’s team remains strong, with sophomore Ava Sadeghi winning the ITA Northeast Regional singles title and securing All American honors for the second time in her career at Vassar. Sadeghi paired with sophomore Samantha Schapiro to win the doubles tournament. It marks the first time in college history that Vassar has won both the singles and doubles tournaments at ITA Regionals.Women’s Golf
Freshman Aimee Dubois’s tie for 16th at the NYU Invitational is the team’s top finish so far this season. After a tough Mount Holyoke Invitational, the team looks to the Middlebury College Annual Fall Invitational to cap off the month of September.
Compiled by Peter Bronski