Junior hitter Taylor Mosley was Vassar’s top performer as the Brewers split a pair of Liberty League matches on Sept. 28, losing to St. Lawrence University in four sets, then defeating Rochester Institute of Technology, 3-1. Mosley had 14 kills in the loss to St. Lawrence, while freshman Gabby Miller had 13 kills and five digs. Mosley had 20 kills in the victory over RIT. Junior Clara Cardillo had 10 kills in the match, while senior setter Rose Carman added 41 assists. On Sept. 27, Vassar lost in straight sets to Clarkson University. Mosley led the Brewers with five kills.
Mosley recorded 39 kills in four-set victories over The Sage College and Kean University (N.J.) on Sept. 20. Cardillo closed out the Kean match with four kills. Carman had 43 assists in the match against Kean. In the victory over Sage, senior Megan Andersen served two aces and held serve for five straight points to help the Brewers to a two-set lead.
Vassar defeated Bard College in straight sets on Sept. 18 in the Liberty League opener for both schools. Vassar led by just one point, 9-8, in the first set before winning 16 of the next 18 points. Miller led the charge with five kills. Chloe Hallum ‘16 had five aces in the second set, and Cardillo had five kills in the third.
Vassar split four matches on Sept. 14 and 15 on the Swarthmore (Pa.) College campus to finish second in the Garnet Classic tourney, losing to Stevenson (Md.) University in straight sets in the finals. The Brewers defeated Swarthmore in four sets to advance to the finals on Sept. 15. Mosley and Cardillo keyed the victory. On Sept. 14, Vassar lost to Stevenson, then defeated Hamilton College in straight sets, as Cardillo finished with 11 kills. Carman had 25 assists.
On Sept. 11, Vassar lost in four sets to Williams College. Vassar won the third set, 25-20, but lost the fourth, 27-25. Miller, Mosley, and Cardillo paced the Brewers.
On Sept. 7, the Brewers defeated SUNY Cortland and lost a four-set match to New York University at the Vassar Invitational tourney on the Poughkeepsie campus. Vassar dropped the first set to Cortland, 23-25, but won the next three to win the match, 25-19, 25-9, 25-16. Mosley had a game-high 123 kills and added 11 digs, while junior Marie Pitre added 10 kills, four digs, two aces, and three assisted blocks. In the game against NYU, Vassar won the first set, 25-23, but dropped the next three. Pitre had 12 kills to lead the Brewers, while Mosley had a career-high 20 digs. On the first day of the tourney, Vassar lost to Stevens Institute of Technology in straight sets, then defeated Massachusetts Institute of Technology in four sets. Carman, Jessie Ditmore,’14 and Cardillo led Vassar.
On Sept. 2, Vassar defeated both Misericordia University and Cedar Crest College in straight sets in a tournament hosted by Cedar Crest in Allentown, Pa. The Brewers opened the day with a 25-11, 25-21, 25-13 victory over Misericordia. Mosley had 14 kills, while Miller chipped in with eight kills, four aces, and five digs. Miller had seven kills and Mosley added six in the victory over Cedar Crest. The scores were 25-13, 25-15, 25-15.
Vassar opened its Liberty League schedule with a 1-1 tie against Skidmore College on Sept. 28 at Gordon Field. Junior Tom Wiechert opened the scoring seven minutes into the game, but Skidmore got the equalizer midway in the second half. Goalie Ryan Grimme ’14 had five saves.
Wiechert scored twice, but Vassar lost to Kean University (N.J.), 3-2, in overtime on Sept. 25 at Gordon Field. Wiechert scored his first goal in the seventh minute of the game, but Kean tied it with less than six minutes to go in the second half. Wiechert put Vassar ahead four minutes later, but Kean scored the tying goal with just over a minute left in regulation, then scored the game-winner 13 seconds into overtime.
Senior midfielder Juliano Pereira scored the first two of Vassar’s four second-half goals as the Brewers defeated SUNY Maritime College, 4-0, on Sept. 22 at Gordon Field. Senior Adrien Demelier scored the third goal on an assist from Rob Manukyan ‘14, and Wiechert rounded out the scoring on a pass from freshman Stephen Jennings. Jordan Palmer ’16 and Justin Mitchell ’15 assisted on Pereira’s goals.
Vassar outshot Mount Saint Mary College, 27-15, but lost the game, 3-0, on Sept. 18 at Gordon Field. On Sept. 14, Manukyan scored with less than four minutes left in regulation as Vassar tied SUNY Oneonta, 1-1.
Sophomore Nick Hess scored the game-winning goal in overtime on Sept. 11 as Vassar defeated Manhattanville College, 3-2. Manhattanville led 2-0 until Hess scored for Vassar with about three minutes remaining in regulation. Pereira scored the tying goal about two minutes later to send the game into overtime. Sophomore midfielder Gavin Jennings assisted on the tying and winning goals.
Sophomore Zach Nasipak scored the game-winner, and Pereira and Wiechert also scored as Vassar defeated Ursinus College, 3-1, on Sept. 8 in a tournament hosted by Haverford College in Haverford, Pa. On Sept. 4, Pereira and Wiechert each scored twice in a 4-0 win over Western Connecticut State University. Goalkeepers Grimme and Sebastien Lasseur combined for the shutout.
Vassar had several good chances in the second half but lost to undefeated Liberty League opponent Skidmore College, 1-0, on Sept. 28. Skidmore outshot Vassar, 11-8, in the game.
Sophomore Lucy Brainerd scored the game-winner five minutes into overtime as the Brewers defeated Manhattanville College, 2-1, on Sept. 21. Senior Sheeva Seyfi tied the game with less than 10 minutes left in the second half on assists from Kelsey Domb ‘15 and Becki Pearce-Probst ‘14.
Vassar held a 1-0 lead in the second half in a game on Sept. 18 at Western Connecticut State University but lost in double overtime, 2-1. Domb scored off a throw-in from Pearce-Probst at 52:33, but Western Connecticut tied it with 12 minutes remaining in the game and won on a goal off a corner kick 18 minutes into overtime.
Junior forward Chloe Wheeler set a school record for game-winning goals, netting the lone tally on Sept. 15 in a 1-0 victory over SUNY Plattsburgh. Wheeler headed the ball into the net on a cross from freshman midfielder Kelsey Hamm. It was Wheeler’s ninth game-winning goal in her Vassar career.
On Sept. 14, Vassar scored twice in the second half but fell just short against New York University, losing 3-2. Sophomore forward Kamaria Coley and Seyfi scored for Vassar. On Sept. 11, the Brewers fell to Montclair (N.J.) State University, 1-0. Montclair was ranked 22nd in the country.
Vassar won the Stevens Engineering Cup on Sept. 7 and 8 at the Stevens Institute of Technology campus in Hoboken, N.J. The Brewers defeated Stevens, 2-1, in double overtime, then edged Haverford College on penalty kicks in the title match. Wheeler gave Vassar a 1-0 lead just 1:32 into the match against Stevens, but Stevens scored the tying goal 37 minutes later. Coley won the game with a breakaway in the 14th minute of overtime. Coley also had the winning penalty kick in the victory over Haverford. Wheeler scored Vassar’s lone goal during regulation play.
Men’s Cross Country
Freshman Alfredo Mazzuca finished second overall and led Vassar to a sixth-place finish in a field of 15 teams at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Invitational on Sept. 20 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Junior Brian Deer was 22nd overall, while sophomore Andres Orr, freshman Jay Kepes, and senior Harry Feigen rounded out the scoring for the Brewers. Four of Vassar’s top seven runners were absent for the event.
Sophomore Jonah Williams led Vassar to a fourth-place finish in a seven-team field on Sept. 14 at the Ramapo (N.J.) College Roadrunner Invitational. Williams was fourth overall in the 8-kilometer race with a time of 27:01. Mazzuca was eighth with a time of 27:20.
Mazzuca led Vassar to a second-place finish in an 11-team field on Sept. 6 at the Ron Stonitsch Invitational on the Vassar campus. Mazzuca finished second overall with a time of 19:42.28 over the 6-kilometer course. Williams was sixth with a time of 19:56.25, while Feigen finished 13th with a time of 20:40.11. SUNY New Paltz won the contest. Stevens Institute of Technology finished third, and Marywood University was fourth.
Women’s Cross Country
Senior captain Aubree Piepmeier finished eighth overall on Sept. 20 to lead Vassar to a fourth-place finish in a field of 13 at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Invitational in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Freshmen Jemma Howlett and Lucy Balcezak were 15th and 17th, respectively.
Piepmeier led Vassar to the team title on Sept. 14 at the Ramapo (N.J.) College Roadrunner Invitational, finishing third overall with a time of 24:08 on the 6-kilometer course. Freshman Kate Snider finished fifth in the race, while Balcezak and Howlett were 11th and 12th, respectively.
On Sept. 6, Snider, Balcezak, and Howlett were the top three finishers for Vassar, leading the Brewers to a second-place finish at the Ron Stonitsch Invitational on the Vassar campus. Snider finished eighth with a time of 19:22.50. Balcezak was ninth, and Howlett was 13th.
Junior Ben Chipkin had two tries as Vassar defeated William Paterson University, 39-24, on Sept. 29 on the losers’ pitch. Geoff Matthes ‘15, Andrew Jdaydani ‘14, and Jesse Myhill ’15 also scored for the Brewers.
On Sept. 22, Fairfield University defeated Vassar, 37-16. The Brewers fell behind, 17-0, before Vassar got on the scoreboard. Junior Nick Graham scored the lone try. Jdaydani scored two tries, but Vassar fell to Seton Hall University, 22-14, on Sept. 15 on the Vassar campus. Jdaydani, Alan Hagins’16, Matthes, Jerry Dieudonne ‘14, and Jacob Adelgren ‘15 all scored tries for Vassar in a 61-0 victory over Hofstra University on Sept. 6 on the Hofstra campus in Hempstead, N.Y.
Junior Margaret Kwateng had five tries as Vassar overwhelmed SUNY Binghamton, 94-0, on Sept. 28 on the Vassar campus. Cierra Thomas ‘17 and Anne Fritzson ‘16 each scored twice, while freshman Mary-Margaret McElduff had six conversions.
Vassar had trouble making tackles as Marist College defeated the Brewers, 51-0, on Sept. 21. Six days earlier, five players scored tries as Vassar came from behind to defeat Sacred Heart University, 25-17, on the Vassar pitch. Fritzson, Thomas, Kwateng, Natalie Ward ‘15, and Emma Kading ‘15 all scored for the Brewers. Kwateng’s tally put Vassar ahead for good in the second half, 15-12.
Women’s Field Hockey
Junior Dara Davis scored late in the second half of a game against Liberty League rival William Smith College, but the Brewers lost in overtime, 2-1, on Sept. 28 at the William Smith campus in Geneva, N.Y. Goalie Maggie Brelis ’14 made several outstanding saves to keep the game close. Vassar was outshot, 19-3.
Vassar also lost, 2-1, in overtime the previous day in the team’s opening league contest at the University of Rochester. Senior Anna Schroeder tied the game with a penalty stroke goal in the second half, but Rochester won the game 12 minutes into overtime.
In a non-conference game on Sept. 21, sophomore forward Lauren Wiebe scored a pair of goals in a 4-0 victory over Elms College in Chicopee, Mass., on Sept. 21. Senior midfielder Tina Caso and Davis also scored for the Brewers.
Caso scored two second-half goals to lead the Brewers to a 3-1 victory over Western Connecticut State University. The teams traded goals in the first half, as Wiebe scored for Vassar at 42:01 and Western Connecticut tied the game two minutes later. But Caso got the game-winner at 60:26 and added the insurance tally three minutes later on an assist from freshman Hayley Beach. Brelis held Kean University (N.J.) to one goal, but the Brewers lost, 1-0, on Sept. 10 on the Kean campus in Union, N.J.
Vassar fell, 3-2, in overtime to Smith College on Sept. 7 in the finals of the Betty Richey Tournament on the Vassar campus. The Brewers won their opening game a day earlier, defeating Manhattanville College, 2-1, also in overtime. Davis scored the game-winner on a pass from Schroeder. Junior Enya Cunningham scored Vassar’s first goal. In the loss to Smith, Wiebe and senior Caroline Stanton both scored in the first half, but Smith tied the game with five seconds to go in regulation, then netted the game-winner 45 seconds into overtime.
Vassar finished fifth in a six-team field at the Middlebury (Vt.) College Invitational on Sept. 27 and 28. Sophomore Angela Mentel led Vassar with a 20th-place finish.
Mentel had Vassar’s low score, 172, for two rounds in the Mount Holyoke College Invitational on Sept. 21 and 22 in South Hadley, Mass. Mentel finished 32nd overall. Senior Paloma Jimenez was tied for 55th.
Sophomore Aimee Dubois shot an 86-83 to lead Vassar to an eighth-place finish in an 11-team field on Sept. 15 at the New York University Invitational in Suffern, N.Y. Mentel posted a personal-best 83 during the tourney. Williams College earned the team title, and Middlebury finished second.
Both of Vassar’s doubles teams advanced to the quarterfinals of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Women’s Northeast Regionals on Sept. 28. Freshmen Emily Hallewell and Shayna Becker defeated a Skidmore College duo in the second round of the tourney, 8-2. Sophomores Winnie Yeates and Lauren Stauffer topped a Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute pair by the same score.
Vassar finished with a 14-7 record at the Vassar Scramble on Sept. 21 and 22 in matches against SUNY New Paltz, New York University, and Connecticut College. The Brewers were 8-4 in singles and 6-3 in doubles. Coach Kathy Campbell cited the freshman doubles team of Hallewell and Becker, and senior Lindsay Kantor and sophomore Kelsey Van Noy for outstanding play. Freshman Connie Yoo won three singles matches on Sept. 14 and 15 at the Lindsay Morehouse Invitational at Williams College in Williamstown, Mass. Becker and Hallewell teamed up for two doubles victories, while the doubles teams of Stauffer and Yeates and Kantor and Van Noy each won one match.
Freshman Nicholas Litsky was the lone Vassar player to reach the Round of 16 at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Northeast Regionals at Ithaca College on Sept. 21. Litsky lost to Skidmore College’s top player, Oliver Loutsenko, 6-1, 6-0.