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Curtis Smith '15

Alex Snyder ’15 scored 13 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, but Vassar lost to Trinity College, 52-44, on Nov. 30 at the Athletics and Fitness Center. Erikson Wasyl ’16 finished with 12 points.

Luka Ladan ’15 scored 26 points and had 13 rebounds in an 80-60 loss to Drew University in Madison, N.J., on Nov. 22. Wasyl added 14 points.

Curtis Smith ’15 scored 17 points and Wasyl added 16 to propel Vassar to a 70-61 victory over SUNY New Paltz on Nov. 18 at the Athletics and Fitness Center. Ladan, Snyder, and Mickey Adams ’17 each chipped in with nine points.

Luka Ladan '15

Vassar split its opening two games of the season on Nov. 15 and 16, defeating Wheelock College, 72-66, before losing to Springfield College, 82-44, at the Vassar Tip-Off Tournament at the Athletics and Fitness Center. Snyder had 27 points and 10 rebounds in the win over Wheelock, while Ladan added 16 points and 11 boards. Wasyl had a game-high 13 points against Springfield.

Curtis Smith ’15 scored a career-best 23 points, but Southern Vermont College defeated Vassar, 83-72, on Dec. 10 in Bennington, Vt. Alex Snyder ’15 finished with 14 points and 14 rebounds.

Luka Ladan ’15 scored a career-high 27 points to lead Vassar to a 79-74 victory over Hamilton College on Dec. 6 in the losers’ gym. Ladan connected on nine of 12 shots from the field and another nine of 12 from the foul line. Snyder had nine rebounds. Tony Caletti ’18 scored all 18 of his points on three-point shots, connecting on six of 11.

Women’s Basketball

Caitlin Drakeley '16

Vassar used a stifling defense and timely second-half shooting to defeat Wesleyan University, 64-39, on Nov. 25 at the Athletics and Fitness Center. Caitlin Drakeley ’16 scored 20 points and had a game-high 15 rebounds to lead the Brewers. Ariella Rosenthal ’18 had 10 points.

Team captain Allyson Pemberton ’15 keyed an 8-0 run to open the second half, as Vassar defeated St. Joseph’s College-Long Island, 68-56, on Nov. 21 on the St. Joseph’s campus in Patchogue, N.Y. Pemberton finished with 20 points, and Drakeley had 23 to lead all scorers.

Drakeley scored 21 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to lead Vassar to a 57-56 win over SUNY New Paltz in the Brewers’ home opener on Nov. 19. Pemberton added 14 points.

Drakeley scored a career-high 32 points against 15th-ranked Williams College, but the Brewers lost, 75-67, at the Babson Invitational Tournament on Nov. 16 in Babson Park, Mass. The Brewers lost the opening game on Nov. 15 to Babson College, 66-55. Pemberton led Vassar with 15 points, and Colleen O’Connell ’15 added 13 points.

Caitlin Drakeley ’16 scored with 16 seconds remaining to break a 49-49 tie as Vassar defeated Hartwick College, 51-49, in a non-league contest on Dec. 30 at the Athletics and Fitness Center. Drakeley led a balanced scoring attack with 12 points. Colleen O’Connell ’15 and Samarah Cook ’18 each scored 11. O’Connell had a team-high 10 rebounds.

Samarah Cook '18

Montclair State University, ranked No. 7 in the country, defeated Vassar, 82-53, on Dec. 8 on the winners’ court in Montclair, N.J. Drakeley paced the Brewers’ offense with 13 points, and Allyson Pemberton ’15 added 12.

Vassar had a 10-game home winning streak snapped as Stevens Institute of Technology defeated the Brewers, 72-55, on Dec. 6 at the Athletics and Fitness Center. O’Connell scored 15 points and grabbed 11 rebounds.

Vassar used torrid second-half shooting to defeat non-league opponent Mount Saint Mary College on Dec. 2 on the Mount Saint Mary campus in Newburgh, N.Y. Drakeley hit on 10 of 15 shots and finished with 23 points for the Brewers. Cook connected on five of seven shots, including two of three from three-point range, and finished with 14 points. O’Connell had 13 rebounds. 

Men’s Soccer

Zach Nasipak '15

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), ranked number 20 in the country, scored three second-half goals to defeat Vassar, 3-1, in the semifinals of the Liberty League playoffs on Nov. 5 on the RPI campus in Troy, N.Y. Team captain Zach Nasipak ’15 scored the Brewers’ lone goal on a cross from Jordan Palmer ’16. Vassar finished the season with a record of 11-6-2.

Tanner Sands ’18 scored from close range in overtime, leading Vassar to a 2-1 victory over Liberty League rival Bard College on Nov. 1 on the Bard campus in Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y. The win assured the Brewers a third-place finish in the Liberty League. Sands scored on a cross from Palmer.

Women’s Soccer

Vassar (8-6-3) ended its season with a 1-0 loss to Union College in its Liberty League finale on Nov. 1 on the winners’ field in Schenectady, N.Y. Goalkeeper Emma Nichols ’16 stopped five shots.

Women’s Swimming and Diving

Julia Cunningham '17

Sophomore Julia Cunningham set two pool records on Nov. 22 in a 166-96 loss to SUNY New Paltz in the winners’ pool. Cunningham posted the record-smashing wins in the 400-yard individual medley and the 200-yard butterfly. She also won the 200-yard breaststroke. Olivia Harries ’15 also won three events: the 1,000-yard freestyle, the 500-yard freestyle, and the 200-yard freestyle. Milee Nelson ’16 had second-place finishes in the 200-yard freestyle, the 500-yard freestyle, and the 400-yard individual medley. 

Cunningham won the 200-yard butterfly and the 200-yard breaststroke, but Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute defeated Vassar, 187.5-103.5, on Nov. 15 at Kresge Pool. Other top scorers for the Brewers were Nelson, Zoe Fullerton ’15 in the 100-yard butterfly, and diver Kelly Wilkinson ’15.

Cunningham won three individual events and was part of Vassar’s winning 200-yard medley relay team as the Brewers defeated Skidmore College, 175-109, on Nov. 8 at Kresge Pool. Wilkinson won the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events.

Cunningham won the 200-yard butterfly and the 200-yard individual medley, but Vassar lost to powerhouse New York University, 199-87, on Nov. 1 in New York City. Nelson was fourth in the 100-yard backstroke.

Julia Cunningham ’17 took second place in the 200-yard individual medley and the 100-yard butterfly and was third in the 200-yard butterfly as Vassar posted a sixth-place finish in the Liberty League Championships on Dec. 7 in Rochester, N.Y. Kelly Wilkinson ’15 was sixth in the one-meter diving event, and Nora Kyrkjebo ’18 posted personal bests in finishing 12th in the one-meter diving competition and 10th in the three-meter event.

Men’s Swimming and Diving

Anthony Walker '17

Jonah Strand ’18 won three events in a 169-92 loss to SUNY New Paltz on Nov. 22 at the New Paltz pool. Strand won the 200-yard breaststroke, the 100-yard breaststroke, and the 400-yard individual medley. Anthony Walker ’15 posted wins in the 200-yard butterfly and the 100-yard butterfly.

Luc Amodio ’15 won the 200-yard breaststroke, but Vassar fell to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 173-87, on Nov. 15 at Kresge Pool. Walker won the 100-yard butterfly and the 200-yard butterfly.

Amodio won the 100-yard backstroke and the 100-yard freestyle and anchored the 200-yard medley relay team’s victory as Vassar defeated Skidmore College, 167-114, at Kresge Pool. Walker, also a member of the medley relay team, won the 200-yard butterfly and the 100-yard butterfly.

Vassar was defeated by New York University, 204-62, in a dual meet on Nov. 1 at the Palladium Athletic Facility in New York City. Amodio was Vassar’s top performer in the 100-yard backstroke, Chris Cerutti ’17 paced Vassar swimmers in the 200-yard freestyle, and Ian Quinn ’17 posted solid times in the 100-yard butterfly and the 50-yard freestyle.

Vassar’s 200-yard medley relay team swam to a sixth-place finish and the Brewers went on to finish sixth overall at the Liberty League Championships on Dec. 7 in Rochester, N.Y. Members of the relay team were Luc Amodio ’15, Jonah Strand ’18, Anthony Walker ’17, and Greg Cristina ’16. Amodio also finished 12th in the 200-yard breaststroke, while Walker and Cristina were ninth and 10th, respectively, in the 100-yard butterfly.

Men’s Cross Country

Senior Andrew Terenzi led all Vassar runners with a 112th-place finish in a field of 288 on Nov. 15 at the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III Regionals in Rochester, N.Y. Michael Scarlett ’18 was 123rd.

Garsevan Bekuari ’18 was Vassar’s top runner on Nov. 8 at the Eastern College Athletic Conference Championships in Westfield, Mass. Bekuari posted a time of 28:53.09 in the 8K race to finish 160th in a field of 303 runners.

Vassar finished fifth in the Liberty League Championships on Nov. 1 at Saratoga (N.Y.) Spa State Park. Terenzi just missed posting a personal best and led all Vassar runners on the 8K course with a time of 26:49. Noah Trueblood ’18 ran a personal best of 26:58.

Women’s Cross Country

Cassidy Carpenter '15

Senior Cassidy Carpenter posted a time of 23:34.7 and finished 147th in a field of 275 runners at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III Women’s Cross Country Championships on Nov. 22 at Wilmington College in Mason, Ohio. Carpenter qualified for the NCAA championships with a 15th-place finish in the Atlantic Regionals on Nov. 15 in Rochester, N.Y. She led Vassar to a seventh-place finish in a 40-team field. Meghan Willcoxon ’18 finished 26th in the field of 272 runners.

Competing with a short-handed lineup, Vassar finished 17th in a field of 48 teams on Nov. 8 at the Eastern College Athletic Conference Championships in Westfield, Mass. Vassar’s top seven women did not start in the race. Olivia Martin ’18 was the Brewers’ top performer, finishing 33rd in a field of 338 runners. Viviane Ford ’15 was 57th.

Carpenter earned Second Team All-Liberty League honors with a seventh-place finish at the league championships on Nov. 1 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. She turned in her third straight personal best, covering the 6K course in 22:29. Willcoxon also earned Second Team league honors with a ninth-place finish, and Jemma Howlett ’17 was 15th. Vassar placed third in the team standings.

Women’s Volleyball

Clara Cardillo '15

The Brewers (13-17) ended their season with a straight-set victory over The Sage Colleges on Nov. 1 at Kenyon Hall. Seniors Clara Cardillo, Taylor Mosley, and Marie Pitre celebrated their final match by posting 35 of the team’s 42 kills. Chloe Hallum ’16 had seven digs.

Women’s Field Hockey

Nationally ranked Skidmore College ended Vassar’s season with a 4-1 victory on Nov. 5 in the semifinals of the Liberty League playoffs on the Skidmore campus in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.  Storm Sideleau ’18 scored for the Brewers on a pass from Bianca Zarrella ’16. Vassar finished the season with a record of 11-7.

SUNY New Paltz scored three first-half goals in a five-minute span and defeated Vassar, 3-1, on Nov. 1 in New Paltz. Hayley Beach ’17 scored the Brewers’ lone goal on a pass from Emma Bracken ’17.

Men’s Fencing

Tre Artis '15

Vassar won the Matt Lampell Hudson River Invitational on Nov. 16 with victories over Cornell University, SUNY Albany, Marist College, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The Brewers sabre team won 44 of 44 matches, led by Eli Polston ’18, Elam Coalson ’16, Zachary Wilson ’16, and Campbell Woods ’17. The foil team of Tre Artis ’15, Tom Racek ’18, and Jackson Dammann ’17 won all five matches.

Vassar defeated five of seven rivals on Nov. 8 at the Vassar College Invitational at Walker Field House. The Brewers posted wins over Yeshiva University, Hunter College, Haverford College, Lafayette College, and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and lost to Stevens Institute of Technology and Sacred Heart University. Polston, Wilson, Woods, Jonathan Alperstein ’18, and Ry Farley ’17 were Vassar’s top performers.

Ry Farley '17

Alperstein won 30 of 38 matches, including all five in the final round, to capture the men’s épée championship on Nov. 1 at The Big One Tournament hosted by Smith College in Southampton, Mass. George Whiteside ’18 was fifth overall in men’s épée.

Vassar met four of the top fencing teams in the East, losing to Princeton University, New York University (NYU), Harvard University, and top-ranked Pennsylvania State University at the Sacred Heart Invitational on Dec. 7 in Fairfield, Conn. Eli Polston ’18 was 3-0 in sabre competition against NYU, while Jonathan Alperstein ’18 and Ry Farley ’17 each picked up two wins in épée against Harvard

Women’s Fencing

Olivia Weiss '17

Vassar defeated the City College of New York (CCNY), Queens College, Marist College, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Long Island University-Post, and Yeshiva University to capture the Matt Lampell Hudson River Invitational at Walker Field House on Nov. 16. Annie Innes-Gold ’18 and Anastasia Stevens ’15 led the Brewers to a 14-13 win over CCNY with a combined 5-1 record in sabre. Olivia Weiss ’17 had a team-high 14 wins in épée.

Innes-Gold finished the day with a 21-3 record as Vassar split eight matches on Nov. 9 at the Vassar College Invitational at Walker Field House. Weiss, Rachel Messbauer ’16, and Elsa Stoff ’17 also posted impressive wins. Vassar defeated the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Hunter College, Queens College, and Haverford College. The team lost matches to Cornell University, Sacred Heart University, Stevens Institute of Technology, and Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Weiss reached the semifinals in women’s épée and finished third in The Big One Tournament on Nov. 1 hosted by Smith College in Southampton, Mass. Innes-Gold was third in women’s sabre, and Stoff finished fifth in foil.

Vassar rebounded from a 6-3 loss to Tufts University on Dec. 5 by defeating Fordham University, 9-0, in a match on the Fordham campus in New York City. Hannah Nice ’18 and Karina Primelles ’15 each earned their sixth win of the season with straight-set victories. Cherylann Mucciolo ’18 won her fifth match of the year, surrendering only seven points in three sets. Steph Zhu ’16 won a four-set match against Tufts.

Men’s Squash

Vincent Mancotti '17

Host Vassar finished fifth in the two-day Liberty League championships, losing to St. Lawrence University and Hobart College on Nov. 23 after splitting a pair of matches on Nov. 22. The Brewers opened the tournament with an 8-1 victory over Bard College. Vincent Mencotti ’17 won the clinching match, with a straight-set win. Vassar lost to the University of Rochester, 9-0, in its other match on Nov. 22, then dropped its Nov. 23 matches, losing to Hobart, 8-1, and to St. Lawrence, 9-0.  Mencotti won the lone match for Vassar.

Vassar lost a pair of matches to New York University (NYU) and Haverford College on Nov. 8 at Kenyon Hall. NYU won all nine matches, while Mencotti won the Brewers’ lone match in the contest against Haverford.

Tim Boycott ’16 defeated a Vassar teammate from the women’s squad, Cherylann Mucciolo ’18, to capture the D Flight championship at the Hudson Valley College Individual Tournament on Nov. 1 at Kenyon Hall. Squads from Fordham University and Bard College also participated. David Garfinkel ’15 defeated fellow captain Ryan Kurtzman ’15 in the B Bracket.

Vassar played several close matches but fell to Fordham University, 9-0, in a match on Dec. 6 in New York City. The Brewers’ No. 1 player, Vincent Mencotti ’17, nearly won the first set before falling, 12-10, then lost the next two, 11-5 and 11-9. Matthew Fastman ’17 won two of the first three sets in his match before falling in the final two.

Vassar won a match by default but lost the eight that were played in an 8-1 loss to Tufts University on Dec. 5 at Kenyon Hall. Ryan Kurtzman ’15 played the closest match of the day, losing 11-9, 17-15, and 11-8.

Women’s Squash

Cherylann Mucciolo '18

Hannah Nice ’18 posted Vassar’s only victory as the Brewers dropped a pair of matches on Nov. 22 at Kenyon Hall. William Smith College defeated Vassar, 8-1, and St. Lawrence University swept all nine matches.

Vassar won 17 of its 18 games in a pair of matches on Nov. 8 at Kenyon Hall. The Brewers defeated Haverford College, 8-1, then knocked off New York University (NYU), 9-0. Nice won her No. 1 singles match over Haverford’s Isabelle Gotuaco, 11-2, 11-2, 11-4. Captain Karina Primelles ’15 won a competitive match at No. 2 singles, winning 11-9, 11-9, 11-7. Primelles also clinched the win over NYU, winning in straight sets, 11-7, 11-3, 12-10.

Primelles and Ellie Opdahl ’15 were undefeated on Nov. 1 at the Hudson Valley College Individual Tournament at Kenyon Hall. Primelles won the C Division title, and Opdahl competed in the E Division.

Vassar rebounded from a 6-3 loss to Tufts University on Dec. 5 by defeating Fordham University, 9-0, in a match on the Fordham campus in New York City. Hannah Nice ’18 and Karina Primelles ’15 each earned their sixth win of the season with straight-set victories. Cherylann Mucciolo ’18 won her fifth match of the year, surrendering only seven points in three sets. Steph Zhu ’16 won a four-set match against Tufts.

Women’s Rugby

Cierra Thomas '15

Kutztown (Pa.) University scored on the final play of the game to defeat Vassar, 22-20, on Nov. 16 in the quarterfinals of the American Collegiate Rugby Association tournament at Vassar Farm. Meg Slattery ’15 scored two tries, while Nathalie Freeman ’17 and Laila Blumenthal-Rothchild ’17 each added one. The Brewers advanced to the quarterfinals with a 41-12 victory over the University of Vermont on Nov. 15. Freeman, Slattery, and Darienne Jones ’16 each scored twice for Vassar.

Vassar advanced to the Round of 16 in the national tourney with a 39-12 victory over Buffalo State College on Nov. 8 at Vassar Farm. The Brewers had a balanced attack as Freeman scored two tries and Jones, Mariah Ghant ’17, Taylor Nunley ’16, Cierra Thomas ’15, and Anne Fritzson ’16 each scored one.

Vassar lost in the finals of the Tri-State Conference championships on Nov. 1, falling to Rutgers University, 38-15, at Vassar Farm. Jones had two tries, and Nunley added another. Vassar trailed only 12-10 at the half, but Rutgers dominated the second half of play.

Men’s Rugby

Geoff Matthes '15

The Brewers were defeated by Fairfield University, 50-14, in the finals of the Tri-State Conference on Nov. 9 on the Fairfield, Conn., campus. Alex Voynow ’15 and Jesse Myhill ’15 scored tries for Vassar.

Vassar earned a spot in the conference championship game with a 48-34 victory over Sacred Heart University on Nov. 2 at Vassar Farm. Joe Simon ’18 scored two tries, and Voynow, Adam D’Agostino ’16, Kenta Hasul ’15, Geoff Matthes ’15, and Matt Brown ’16 each added one.

--Photos courtesy of Vassar College Athletics.

Posted by Office of Communications Tuesday, December 2, 2014