Vassar tied its all-time record for wins April 27 with a 15-6 victory over Bard in the final Liberty League regular season game. The victory qualified the Brewers for a spot in the league playoffs for the first time since 2007. Senior defender Elizabeth Annis scored twice for the Brewers. Vassar finished the regular season with a 12-3 record, 6-3 in the Liberty League. Senior midfielder Marissa Reilly scored the winning goal with 2:05 left in double overtime as Vassar edged Union, 15-14, April 20 on the Vassar campus. Union scored five straight goals to take a 12-10 lead late in the second half, but Vassar tied it with 3:20 to go in regulation. Sophomore attacker Dara Davis led all scorers with four goals. Freshman midfielder Isabelle Goldstein’s fourth goal of the match with just 21 seconds remaining lifted Vassar to a tense 10-9 victory over visiting William Smith on April 19. Davis had tied the score at 9-9 with about six minutes left. Goldstein scored seven goals to lift Vassar to an 18-14 win over visiting Western Connecticut on April 16. The Brewers trailed 3-2 late in the first half when Goldstein scored the tying goal, then put Vassar ahead for good just 47 seconds later. Reilly added two goals in the second half to help seal the victory. Vassar’s three-game winning streak was snapped April 13 as RPI, ranked 19th in the nation, defeated the Brewers, 15-4. Davis and junior defender Phoebe Tzannes combined for nine goals April 12 as Vassar defeated Liberty League rival Skidmore, 19-9, at Saratoga Springs. Stephanie Stone, Nicole Magney and Zoe Ripecky each scored twice in Vassar’s 11-0 shutout of Old Westbury on April 9. Davis scored a season-high five goals as Vassar defeated Liberty League rival St. Lawrence, 13-9, on April 6. Freshman midfielder Isabelle Goldstein had three straight goals during a 7-1 spurt midway through the first half. On April 5, Vassar forced an overtime period against Clarkson but lost, 14-12. The Brewers trailed 10-4 with 16 minutes to play when Davis and Tzannes led a comeback that tied the game at 12 in regulation.
Sophomore midfielder Sean Brazier and freshman attacker Noah Parson each scored twice and assisted on another, but Vassar fell to Clarkson, 16-7, in a Liberty League contest on April 27 in Potsdam, N.Y. Parson scored four goals and added an assist, but Vassar lost a Liberty League contest to Union, 21-8, on April 24 at Weinberg Field. It was the Brewers’ fifth straight league loss. Freshman midfielder Shane Flattery scored twice. Parson scored three goals and notched an assist, but Vassar fell to Drew, 12-9, on April 20 on the Drew campus in Madison, N.J. Scott Brekne scored twice for the Brewers. Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), ranked fifth in the nation, defeated Vassar, 25-3, on April 13 on the RIT campus. Parson had a goal and an assist. Brekne scored two goals, but the Brewers fell to St. Lawrence, 11-3, in a game on April 6 in Poughkeepsie.
Vassar split a doubleheader with RIT on April 28 in Rochester, N.Y., winning the first game, 8-4, before losing the second, 20-0. RIT scored four runs in the first, but RBIs by Dave Robbins and Nick Johnson tied the score in the third, and the Brewers tacked on four more runs for the victory. Senior Zander Mrlik did not allow a hit after surrendering the four first-inning runs. On April 27, Vassar swept a doubleheader from RIT by scores of 9-0 and 5-4. Joe Lovizio and Connor Cucalon each picked up their third win of the season. Johnson had five RBIs in the doubleheader, including the game-winner in the second game. Vassar split a doubleheader with Skidmore on the Vassar campus on April 21, losing the opener, 6-0, before taking the second game, 2-1. Johnson got the game-winning RBI with a single in the bottom of the fifth. Mrlik pitched six innings, giving up an unearned run, to notch his fourth victory without a loss. Cucalon pitched three scoreless innings for the save. On April 20, Vassar lost a pair of shutouts, 1-0 and 3-0, to Skidmore on the Saratoga Springs campus. The Brewers were held to just 10 hits in the two games. Stevens Institute of Technology scored three runs in the ninth inning to defeat Vassar, 5-3, in a game at Vassar on April 17. Kyle Casey and Mike Perrone had RBI singles for the Brewers. Mrlik allowed just three hits and two runs—neither of them earned—in Vassar’s 7-2 victory over St. Lawrence on April 15 in the first game of a doubleheader on the Vassar campus. The Brewers dropped the nightcap, 11-5. Perrone had three hits and an RBI to pace Vassar’s offense in the first game. Brooks English and Sean Morash each drove in two runs. Junior first baseman Brett Zaziski hit an RBI triple in the first inning to ignite a 4-2 victory over St. Lawrence in the second game of a doubleheader on April 14 in Poughkeepsie. Zaziski finished the game with four hits and two RBIs. The Brewers lost the opening game, 4-3. On April 10, lightning and an approaching storm halted Vassar’s game with SUNY Old Westbury in the 10th inning with the score tied, 2-2. Morash had two hits and an RBI for the Brewers. Vassar spilt a doubleheader at RPI on April 7, winning, 6-4, and falling just short in the nightcap, 11-10. English had two hits and two RBIs in each game. Lovizio picked up his second win of the year with a complete game in the opener. RPI swept a twin bill on April 6 in Poughkeepsie by scores of 3-0 and 14-7. On April 3, Robbins knocked in the winning run in the bottom of the 11th with a single down the left field line, as Vassar defeated Clarkson in the first game of a doubleheader, 3-2. The Brewers dropped the second game, 4-0. Cucalon pitched four scoreless innings to pick up the win in the first game. Zaziski had four hits.
Senior middle hitter Matt Elgin was named to the Second-Team All-America squad of the American Volleyball Coaches Association for the second straight year. Elgin, who was a First-Team United Volleyball Conference (UVC) All-Star, was fourth in the nation in attack percentage with a .467. He led Vassar to a 20-13 record. The 20 wins are the second most in program history. Vassar advanced to the semifinals of the UVC Championships, falling in three sets to top-seeded Nazareth on April 13. Vassar defeated NYU in five sets in the quarterfinals, 25-23, 25-23, 19-25, 24-26, and 15-11. Junior outside hitter Joe Pyne’s kill capped the victory. Vassar lost to 10th-ranked NYU in three close sets on April 9. Pyne had 13 kills, and Charlie Caldwell added nine. Vassar lost to The Sage Colleges in five sets on April 3 at Kenyon Hall, dropping the final set, 19-17. Pyne had 16 kills, and freshman Reno Kriz had 12 to lead the Brewers.
Vassar finished its Liberty League regular season with a 7-2 win over William Smith on April 27 in Geneva, N.Y., improving its record to 5-1 in the league and 11-3 overall. Sophomore Sam Schapiro and freshman Winnie Yeates secured the win with straight-set singles victories. Schapiro and Yeates also won their doubles matches. Vassar won its second straight Seven Sisters Championship on April 14 in Poughkeepsie, defeating Mount Holyoke, 5-0, and Wellesley, 4-1. Ava Sadeghi, Schapiro, and Yeates were named to the All-Tournament team. Vassar surrendered only eight games in nine matches, defeating Union, 9-0, on April 3 at Walker Field House. Schapiro, Lindsay Kantor, and Anisha Kurien all won their singles matches without dropping a game. Schapiro, Sadeghi, Kurien, and Natalie Santiago each won their doubles matches by 8-0 scores.
Vassar won the Liberty League Championship on its home courts on April 29, defeating Skidmore, 5-2, in the finals. Senior No. 1 Andrew Guzick scored the clinching point with a singles victory, 6-3, 6-3. The victory makes Vassar potentially eligible for an NCAA Division III tourney bid. The Brewers finished the season with a 7-12 record, 3-1 in the Liberty League. The Brewers advanced to the finals of the league tourney on April 28 in Poughkeepsie, defeating RPI, 5-4. Guzick, Dan Freeman, Daniel Cooper, and Josh Kessler won their singles matches. Cooper and Kessler led the Brewers into the semifinals of the Liberty League Championships on April 27 with a victory over Union. Guzick, Nick Jasso, and Christian Phelps each won singles and doubles matches as Vassar defeated NYU, 6-3, on April 19 at Walker Field House. Guzick and Jasso teamed up for an 8-2 win in doubles, while Phelps and Kessler won their match, 8-1. Guzick won his singles match, 6-0, 6-1, while Jasso picked up a 6-3, 6-4 victory in his singles contest. Phelps won his singles match, 6-2, 7-5.
Vassar defeated Hobart, 9-0, on April 13, a day after dropping a 9-0 decision to nationally ranked Williams. Kessler paced the win over Hobart with a 6-0, 6-0 victory. Kessler also teamed up with Phelps to win a doubles match, 8-4. Guzick and Cooper scored the only point for Vassar in an 8-1 loss to Swarthmore. Guzick had a close singles match but lost, 6-4, 6-4.
Vassar reached the finals of the Beast of the East championship tournament in Portsmouth, RI, before falling to SUNY Albany, 22-5, on April 21. Earlier in the tourney, the Brewers beat Kutztown, 10-8; tied Rutgers, 12-12; and shut out Southern Connecticut State, 22-0. Nichelle Jackson had three tries, and Hannah Fink added two more as Vassar overwhelmed Drew, 54-5, on April 13. Shanaye Williams scored for tries, and Laura Howard added two more as the Brewers thrashed Yale, 64-7, on April 6 in New Haven, Conn. Meg Slattery added a try and two conversions.
Vassar defeated Wheaton (Mass.) College by forfeit before tying Wentworth, 0-0, and losing to Central Connecticut State, 19-5, at the Beast of the East championships on April 19 and 20 in Portsmouth, RI. Akeel St. Vil had the lone try for the Brewers. Vassar lost a closely contested match to Marist on April 14, falling to the Red Foxes by a score of 31-28. St. Vil, Joe Karpman, Nick Graham, and Jerry Dieudonne each had a try for the Brewers. Vassar split a pair of games on April 7 but failed to advance to the medal round on April 7 at the Tri-State Conference Championships in Fairfield, Conn. The Brewers defeated Hofstra, 24-0, in their first match but lost to SUNY New Paltz, 19-5, in the next round. Molloy College won the championship. On April 6, Roman Kopit had two tries and Graham scored a conversion, but Vassar dropped a 39-12 decision to Colgate at Vassar Farm.
Senior Kate Warrick set a school record in the 400-meter hurdles on April 28 at the Yale Invitational meet in New Haven, Conn. Warrick shaved a half-second off her Liberty League Championship performance, setting the school record with a 69.34. Nicole Woodworth had a personal-best, 5:01, in the 1,500-meter run. Sophomore Heather Ingraham won the 400-meter dash and teamed with Warrick, Mollie Schear, and Ariel Bridges to win the 4x100-meter relay at the Liberty League Track and Field Championships on April 20 on the Vassar campus. Ingraham finished second in the 200-meter and third in the 100-meter dashes, and she was part of the 4x400-meter relay team that finished first, setting a new league record of 4:01.51. Ingraham teamed with Bridges, Payton Johnson, and Kelly Holmes. Vivian Ford finished second in the 5,000-meter run. Her time qualified her for the upcoming Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) meet. On April 13, Ford won the 3,000-meter run at the Upstate Track and Field Classic hosted by RPI. Bridges had ECAC-qualifying marks in three events. She won the 200-meter dash and was second in the long jump. She also finished third in the 100-meter dash. Ingraham was third in the 200-meter dash and fourth in the 800-meter run. Bridges, Ingraham, Warrick, and Schear finished second in the 4x100-meter relay. Bridges and Ingraham each posted ECAC- qualifying times in two events, and Holmes added one in the 1,500-meter run at the Ramapo (N.J.) College Roadrunner Invitational on April 6. Bridges and Ingraham each qualified in the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes.
Freshman Jonah Williams finished second overall in the 5,000-meter run on April 28 at the Yale Invitational Track and Field meet in New Haven, Conn. His time of 15:11 qualified him for the ECAC Championships. The men’s 4x800-meter relay team also qualified, as Dylan Manning, Andres Orr, Andrew Terenzi, and Samuel Ballard finished in 8:08.8. Vassar’s 4x100-meter relay team qualified for the ECAC Championships at the Liberty League Track and Field meet on April 20 on the Vassar campus. The team of freshman Cory Terwilliger, junior Abraham Gatling, freshman Peter Winkeller, and senior Mathue Duhaney finished fourth overall with a qualifying time of 43.68. Terenzi won the 800-meter run with a time of 1:56.55. Senior Sam Wagner finished just one second later. Williams won the 3,000-meter run in 8:52.54 to pace Vassar at the Upstate Track and Field Classic on the RPI campus in Troy, N.Y., on April 13. Terenzi finished second in the 800-meter run. Freshman Taylor Vann set his second school record in two weeks in the javelin throw. Vann set a school record in the triple jump, and Duhaney set a personal best in the 200-meter dash at the Ramapo (N.J.) College Roadrunner Invitational on April 6. Terenzi posted a personal best by five seconds in the 1,500-meter run with a 4:03, finishing seventh in a field of 63.
Paloma Jimenez led Vassar to a fourth-place finish at the Williams College Spring Invitational on April 28 in Williamstown, Mass. Jimenez’s two-day total of 172 was good for 12th place overall in the tournament. Aimee Dubois finished 14th with a 174. Vassar finished eighth in a field of 12 teams at the Jack Leaman Invitational tourney on April 20 and 21 in South Hadley, Mass. Freshman Angela Mentel was Vassar’s low scorer for the weekend with rounds of 88 and 85. She finished 30th overall. Nicole Bronson was 33rd. Vassar finished second in the Liberty League Championships on April 14 at Dutchess Golf Club in Poughkeepsie. Jimenez led all Vassar players with a 10-over-par 82. She was joined on the All-Liberty League Second Team by Celynne Balatbat, Bronson, and Mentel. NYU won the Liberty League Championship.
Two Novice 4 boats, one Novice 8, and the Men’s 2 all reached the finals in their respective races on April 13 at the Metropolitan Intercollegiate Rowing Association Spring Championships in New Rochelle, N.Y. The Novice 4s finished fourth and sixth in the race. The Varsity Men’s 2 finished third overall.
The Varsity Women’s 4 and the Novice Women’s 4 and 8 all qualified for the finals, and the Varsity Women’s 4 finished third in their event. The Novice boats took home second-place medals.