Cosmo Veneziale ’16 scored a pair of second-half goals to lead Vassar to a 2-1 victory over Mount Saint Mary College on Sept. 23 at Gordon Field. Veneziale scored his first goal when he headed in a rebound off a shot by Nick Hess ’16 four minutes into the second half. After Mount Saint Mary tied the score, Veneziale took a pass from Alex Gonzales ’18 and blasted a one-timer into the net.
Jordan Palmer ’16 scored with less than four minutes remaining as Vassar defeated SUNY New Paltz, 1-0, on Sept. 19 on the New Paltz campus. Palmer fired from the top of the box to break the deadlock. Vassar’s defense allowed only two New Paltz shots.
Veneziale scored twice in the first half, but Stevens Institute of Technology scored three unanswered goals to defeat Vassar, 4-2, on Sept. 16 at Gordon Field. Veneziale scored his first goal off a rebound of a shot by Tom Weichert ’16 just three minutes into the game. Stevens tied the game six minutes later, but Veneziale scored again in the 20th minute. Stevens tied the game late in the first half and scored twice in the second half to ice the victory.
Vassar battled SUNY Oneonta, ranked third in the country in an NCAA coaches’ poll, to a 1-1 tie on Sept. 12 at Gordon Field. Hess scored for the Brewers 10 minutes into the game on a cross from Hayden Van Brewer ’17. Oneonta scored on a penalty kick 15 minutes later, but Vassar goalkeeper Adam Warner ’16 made several outstanding saves in the second half and in overtime to preserve the tie.
Vassar surrendered two second-half goals and fell to Manhattanville College, 2-1, on Sept. 9 on the winners’ campus in Purchase, N.Y. Weichert scored the Brewers’ lone goal on a penalty kick eight minutes into the contest.
Palmer scored a goal and assisted on two others to propel Vassar to a 5-1 victory over Roger Williams University on Sept. 6 at the Roger Williams Squad Locker Classic in Bristol, R.I. The Brewers tied Salve Regina University, 2-2, in the opening game on Sept. 5. Weichert registered two goals in the victory over Roger Williams. Tyler Gilmore ’19 scored the tying goal against Salve Regina with just over two minutes remaining in regulation time. Gilmore and Gavin Jennings ’16 also scored goals in the win over Roger Williams.
Jose Novas ’18 scored two goals and assisted on another as Vassar opened its season with a 5-0 shutout over SUNY Maritime College on Sept. 1 at Gordon Field. Palmer, Weichert, and Hess scored the Brewers’ other goals.
Vassar absorbed a 5-0 loss to the No. 25-ranked team in the country, Montclair (N.J.) State University, on Sept. 26 at Gordon Field. Goalkeeper Emma Nichols ’16 stopped five shots.
Audrey Pillsbury ’19 and Rebecca Andrews ’19 scored goals early in the second half to propel Vassar to a 2-0 victory over SUNY New Paltz on Sept. 22 at Gordon Field. Pillsbury scored on assists from Emily Krebs ’17 and Amanda McFarland ’18 two minutes after the intermission. Andrews scored less than two minutes later on a long pass from Kelsey Hamm ’17.
Six separate Brewers scored goals in Vassar’s 6-0 victory over Manhattanville College on Sept. 9 at Gordon Field. Lucy Brainerd ’16 opened the scoring less than five minutes into the match on a pass from Hamm. Hamm scored an unassisted goal eight minutes later.
McFarland scored the lone goal of the game in overtime as Vassar defeated Whitman College, 1-0, on Sept. 13 on the campus of Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J. Nichols had eight saves.
Vassar fell to host Stevens Institute of Technology, 2-1, in overtime on Sept. 12. Andrews had Vassar’s lone goal on a feed from Jessica Schwed ’18.
Arianna Riemma ’19 and Krebs scored first-half goals and Vassar’s defense took over from there as the Brewers defeated Western Connecticut State University (WCSU), 2-0, on the WCSU campus in Danbury, Conn. Nichols stopped six shots.
Andrews scored on a header 16 minutes into overtime to lead Vassar to a 2-1 victory over New York University on Sept. 5 at Gordon Field. Andrews took a pass from McFarland for the winning goal. Pillsbury scored the Brewers’ first goal on a pass from Krebs.
Vassar opened the season with a 1-0 loss to Mount Saint Mary College on Sept. 2 on the winners’ campus in Newburgh, N.Y.
Women’s Field Hockey
Hayley Beach ’17 deflected a shot from Alyssa More ’19 to break a 2-2 tie and Vassar went on to defeat Hartwick College, 4-2, on Sept. 30 on the Hartwick campus in Oneonta, N.Y. Lauren Wiebe ’16, Megan Caveny ’19, and Mikayla Young ’19 also scored for the Brewers.
The Brewers opened their Liberty League schedule on Sept. 26 with a 4-1 win over St. Lawrence University at the Weinberg Turf Field. Monica Feeley ’19 opened the scoring just 2:16 into the game on a feed from Wiebe. Storm Sideleau ’18, Emma Bracken ’17, and Wiebe also scored goals for Vassar.
Vassar registered seven shots on goal against Montclair (N.J.) State University, the 8th-ranked team in the country, but fell by a 3-0 score on the winners’ campus on Sept. 23. Goalkeeper Paige Amico ’19 had eight saves. Sideleau had a team-high three shots on goal for the Brewers.
Caveny set up the winning goal as Vassar defeated Ramapo College of New Jersey, 2-0, on Sept. 19 at the Weinberg Turf Field. Caveny fed Lauren Shumate ’17 for the first tally 29 minutes into the game. Wiebe scored five minutes later on a pass from Beach.
Vassar used a stifling defense and balanced scoring to defeat Western Connecticut State University on Sept. 16 at the Weinberg Turf Field. Shumate and Sophie Arnold ’17 spearheaded the defense, creating scoring opportunities for Vassar. Bracken and Emily Poehlein ’19 scored in the first half, and Caveny and Young scored in the second half.
Wiebe scored a pair of goals to pace Vassar to a 5-0 victory over The College at Brockport on Sept. 12 at the Weinberg Turf Field. Flora Crichton-Stuart ’19, Feeley, and Caveny scored the Brewers’ other goals.
Kean University scored on a penalty corner 20 minutes into the game as Vassar absorbed its first defeat, 1-0, on Sept. 9 on the winners’ field in Union, N.J. The Brewers had four shots on goal but could not put one past the Kean keeper. Amico registered seven saves.
Vassar defeated Smith College, 3-0, and edged William Paterson University, 2-1, to capture the Betty Richey Tournament on Sept. 4 and 5 at the Weinberg Turf Field. More, Caveny, and Bracken scored in the win over Smith. Beach scored the game-winner against William Paterson.
Poehlein scored twice and four other players added goals as Vassar defeated Manhattanville College, 6-0, on Sept. 1 on the Manhattanville campus in Purchase, N.Y. Sideleau opened the scoring 17 minutes into the contest, and Bracken and Poehlein each tallied before halftime. Beach, Poehlein, and Caveny scored in the second half.
Men’s Cross Country
The Brewers finished ninth in a field of 23 at the Purple Valley Classic hosted by Williams College on Sept. 26 in Williamstown, Mass. Michael Scarlett ’18 was the top Vassar finisher, posting a time of 27:09.5—a personal best—in the 8K race.
Vassar finished fourth in a 21-team field on Sept. 12 at the Saratoga Invitational in Ballston Spa, N.Y. Scarlett was Vassar’s top runner, finishing 22nd overall in a field of 302. Jack Yaworsky ’18 and Philip Brown ’18 were 29th and 32nd, respectively.
Five Vassar runners finished in the top 13 to lead Vassar to victory over nine other teams in the Ron Stonitsch Invitational on Sept. 5 on the Vassar campus. Scarlett, Yaworsky, and Brown finished sixth, seventh, and eighth, respectively, to pace the Brewers.
Scarlett took individual honors as Vassar finished second in a three-team field on Sept. 1 at the New Paltz Kick Off run at SUNY New Paltz. Vassar finished just behind New Paltz in the team scoring, 36-30. Stevens Institute of Technology was third with 65. Gabe Fishman ’17 finished fifth overall, and Sam Kobrin ’19 opened his collegiate career with a 12th-place finish.
Women’s Cross Country
Ava Farrell ’16 led Vassar to a seventh-place finish in a 22-team field on Sept. 26 at the Purple Valley Classic hosted by Williams College in Williamstown, Mass. Farrell finished 37th overall, with a personal best of 23:42.6, in the 6K race. Katie Voegtlin ’18 was Vassar’s second finisher, 44th overall, with a time of 23:49.8.
Farrell finished 11th in a field of 277 runners on Sept. 12 to pace Vassar to a fifth-place finish at the Saratoga Invitational in Ballston Spa, N.Y. Christina Prater-Lee ’19 was 27th.
Vassar finished third in a 10-team field at the Ron Stonitsch Invitational on Sept. 5. Farrell led all Vassar runners with a 10th-place finish. Elise Matera ’19 was 15th, and Prater-Lee was 18th. Cameron Daddis ’19, Jemma Howlett ’17, and Savannah Wiman ’17 were 21st, 23rd, and 24th, respectively.
Five Vassar runners finished in the top 10 as the Brewers cruised to victory on Sept. 1 at the New Paltz Kick Off run on the SUNY New Paltz campus. Vassar finished with 26 points, followed by Stevens Institute of Technology with 51 and New Paltz with 53. Farrell took individual honors, defeating Wiman by 3.5 seconds. Prater-Lee was sixth, Daddis finished seventh, and Holly Payne ’19 was 10th.
Vassar stormed from behind to win the first set, then finished off a straight-set victory over Hunter College on Sept. 23 on the Hunter campus in New York City. Vassar trailed 22-17 in the first set, but Devan Gallagher ’19 led the comeback and Vassar won the set, 25-23. The Brewers took the next two sets, 25-18 and 25-16. Gabby Miller ’17 had six kills and six digs in the match, and Sophia Tiajoloff ’18 had 23 assists.
Vassar split a pair of matches with Liberty League rivals on Sept. 19, losing to Clarkson University in straight sets before defeating Skidmore College on the Skidmore campus in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Miller had 16 kills in the match against Clarkson. Gallagher had 11 kills in the victory over Skidmore, and Lauren Ninkovich ’19 added 10 digs.
Vassar defeated Union College in four sets on Sept. 18 before dropping a four-set match to St. Lawrence University in a pair of Liberty League contests on the campus of Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Miller had 16 kills, nine digs, and three blocks in the win over Union. Gallagher had 14 kills in the match against St. Lawrence.
The Brewers split a pair of matches on the final day of the Golden Flyer Invitational on Sept. 12 in Rochester, N.Y. Vassar beat Hartwick College in straight sets before losing in four sets to Nazareth College. Alex Sams ’18 had nine kills in the win over Hartwick. Miller had 11 kills and three aces in the match against Nazareth. Vassar lost a pair of matches on the opening day of the tournament, falling to Medaille College in four sets and losing to Nazareth in three. Miller had nine kills in the Brewers’ lone victorious set against Medaille.
Vassar put up a stiff challenge against Williams College, the 18th-ranked team in the country, but lost in four sets on Sept. 9 at Kenyon Hall. The Brewers dropped the first set, 25-10, but came back to win the second, 25-21. Williams closed out the match, winning the next two sets by 25-17 scores. Gallagher had a team-high 11 kills, and Miller added nine kills, 10 digs, and three blocks.
Vassar opened its home season with a pair of straight-set victories on Sept. 5 at Kenyon Hall. The Brewers defeated the University of New England, 25-18, 25-13, and 25-22, and overpowered Lehman College, 25-16, 25-9, 25-18. Gallagher had eight kills and four blocks in the win over New England. Gallagher also had a team-high 13 kills in the victory over Lehman. Freshman Anne McMillan had 16 assists against New England, and Sierra Tobin ’17 had 13 digs in the win over Lehman.
Chloe Hallum ’16 recorded 17 digs and four Brewers posted six or more kills as Vassar defeated Rutgers University-Camden on Sept. 2 at the Athletics and Fitness Center. The Brewers won in straight sets, 25-16, 25-21, 25-23. Miller had seven kills, and Gallagher, Sams, and Bria Corham ’19 each added six.
Co-captain Aimee Dubois ’16 posted an 83 on Sept. 27 and finished ninth in a field of 83 to lead Vassar to sixth place at the Mount Holyoke Invitational on Sept. 26 and 27 in South Hadley, Mass. Fourteen teams competed in the tournament. Evon Shay ’19 finished 19th overall to post a total score of 163.
Kristin Diep ’17 tied for 30th overall to pace Vassar at the New York University Fall Invitational on Sept. 19 and 20 at Spook Rock Golf Course in Suffern, N.Y. The Brewers finished 11th in a field of 12 teams. Angela Mentel ’16 fired an 84 in the final round.
Vassar finished fourth in a nine-team field on Sept. 5 and 6 at the St. Lawrence University Tournament in Canton, N.Y. Shay and Annie Hsu ’18 led Vassar with two-day scores of 160.
George Sheppard ’18 scored two tries, including a 50-yard scamper, to lead Vassar to a 52-7 victory over SUNY Albany on Sept. 27 on the Albany campus. Zach Rippe ’16 and Eli Vargas ’16 also scored twice.
Vassar started slowly but used a strong second half to defeat Union College, 30-21, on Sept. 19 on the Union campus in Schenectady, N.Y. Joe Simon ’16, Sheppard, Rippe, Charlie Hooghkirk ’19, and John Loree ’16 scored tries for the Brewers.
Five Brewers scored tries as Vassar defeated Siena College, 31-10, on Sept. 12 at Vassar Farm. Simon opened the scoring with a try midway through the first half. Dale Lord ’18, Adam D’Agostino ’16, Vargas, and Rippe also scored for the Brewers.
Vargas scored two tries and Seamus Taylor ’17 and Gary Garcia ’19 each added one to lead the Brewers to a 27-14 victory over SUNY New Paltz on Sept. 6 at Vassar Farm. Garcia added two conversions.
Darienne Jones ’16 scored three tries and Taylor Nunley ’16 added two as Vassar rolled over Siena College, 63-0, on Sept. 27 on the Siena campus. Mary Margaret McElduff ’17 kicked four conversions.
The B Team defeated Marist College, 47-10, and the A Team overwhelmed Fairfield University, 81-0, on Sept. 20 at Vassar Farm. Jones led the A Team with two tries. Rachel Elson ’19 scored four tries and led a strong defensive effort for the B Team.
The Brewers opened the season with a 55-5 thrashing of Stony Brook University on Sept. 12 on the Stony Brook campus. Cierra Thomas ’16 scored three tries, and Jones had two. McElduff kicked five conversions.
Nick Litsky ’17 lost in the semifinals to the eventual champion, Kai Yuen Leung of Skidmore College, at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Regional Championships on Sept. 27 at the Joss Tennis Courts. Leung defeated Litsky, 6-3, 7-5.
Dan Cooper ’16 won the only set for Vassar as the Brewers fell to national powerhouse Williams College, 9-0, on Sept. 16 at the Joss Tennis Courts. Cooper lost in No. 2 singles to Williams’ Rohan Shastri, 6-1, 6-7, 10-4.
Vassar’s top three players registered singles victories, but Vassar lost to the United States Coast Guard Academy, 5-4, in New London, Conn. No. 1 Litsky, No. 2 Cooper, and No. 3 Juan Felipe Laso ’17 won their matches in straight sets. Litsky and Nick Lee ’19 had Vassar’s lone doubles victory.
Morgan Fitzgerald ’18 completed a four-match winning streak to capture the consolation final on Sept. 28 at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Regional Championships at William Smith College in Geneva, N.Y. During the first two days of the three-day event, Kelsey Van Noy ’16 won three of her four singles matches. Fitzgerald and Kate Christensen ’18 won their first-round doubles match but lost in the second round.
Vassar won 11 of its 12 matches on the final day of the Vassar Scramble on Sept. 20 at the Joss Tennis Courts. Fitzgerald and Morgane Flournoy ’19 each won their singles matches on tiebreakers. Fitzgerald and Christensen teamed up for two doubles wins. Lauren Stauffer ’16 and Van Noy registered doubles and singles victories on the opening day of the tournament on Sept. 19. Stauffer and Van Noy teamed up to defeat Angelica Warren and Mariah Warren of Connecticut College, 8-2. Stauffer and Van Noy each won their singles match against Connecticut opponents. Vassar competed against New York University, Connecticut College, and SUNY New Paltz.
The doubles team of Christensen and Fitzgerald was undefeated in the two-day Morehouse Invitational on Sept. 12 and 13 at Williams College in Williamstown, Mass. Van Noy posted a hard-fought singles win over Skidmore College’s Erica Meno. Van Noy dropped the first set, 6-2, but won the second, 7-5, then captured the tiebreaker, 10-2.