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Men’s Soccer

Tom Weichert '16

Vassar (8-6-2) capped its season with a 5-0 victory over Bard College on Oct. 31 at Gordon Field. Tom Weichert ’16 scored twice in his final contest for the Brewers. Vassar held a 1-0 lead on Weichert’s tally in the first half, and Tyler Gilmore ’19 and Reid Smith ’18 broke the game open with goals just 22 seconds apart midway through the second half. Weichert and Alex Gonzales ’18 each scored a goal late in the game.

Union College scored the only goal of the game in the second overtime period, eliminating Vassar from contention for the Liberty League playoffs on Oct. 29 on the Union campus in Schenectady, N.Y. Goalkeeper Sebastien Lasseur ’16 made six saves. The Brewers outshot Union, 10-7.

Weichert scored the game-winning goal with about nine minutes left as Vassar defeated Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), 2-1, on Oct. 24 on the RPI campus in Troy, N.Y. Gonzales scored Vassar’s other goal on a pass from Ben Glasner ’16.

Vassar outshot Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), 8-6, but RIT scored the only goal of the game on a penalty kick to defeat the Brewers, 1-0, on Oct. 17 in Rochester, N.Y.

Lasseur stopped 10 of the 11 shots he faced, but Hobart College defeated the Brewers, 1-0, in a Liberty League contest on Oct. 16 in Geneva, N.Y.

The Brewers fell behind 19 minutes into the game and could never score the equalizer and lost to Liberty League rival Skidmore College, 1-0, on Oct. 10 at Gordon Field.  

Vassar overcame an early deficit to defeat Clarkson University, 3-1, on Oct. 3 at Gordon Field. Gilmore tied the game late in the first half on a cross from Gavin Jennings ’16. Smith scored the winning goal in the 60th minute.

Weichert scored an early goal and the Vassar defense made it stand up as the Brewers defeated 16th-ranked St. Lawrence University, 1-0, on Oct. 2 at Gordon Field. Weichert scored on a pass from Gonzales just a minute and 44 seconds into the game. Lasseur had a career-high eight saves to preserve the victory.

Women’s Soccer

Rebecca Andrews '19

Rebecca Andrews ’19 broke a scoreless tie midway through the second half, heading in a cross from Sara Seper ’19, and Vassar (7-6-3) went on to defeat Union College, 2-0, on Oct. 31 at Gordon Field. The victory propelled the Brewers into the Liberty League playoffs.

Lucy Brainerd ’16 scored a goal in the second half, but the Brewers couldn’t get the equalizer as Bard College defeated Vassar, 2-1, on Oct. 29 on the Bard campus in Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.

Goalkeeper Emma Nichols ’16 registered her school-record 13th shutout as Vassar rolled past Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 3-0, on Oct. 24 at Gordon Field. Andrews opened the scoring on a penalty kick in the 27th minute. Dahlia Chroscinski ’19 and Seper scored second-half goals for the Brewers.

Andrews tied the game late in the second half, but the Brewers fell in overtime, 2-1, to Rochester Institute of technology (RIT) on Oct. 17 at Gordon Field. Vassar held an 18-8 advantage in shots but could not get a second one past the RIT keeper.

William Smith College, the sixth-ranked team in the country, scored twice in an 18-second span in the first half and went on to defeat Vassar, 3-0, on Oct. 16 at Gordon Field. The Brewers managed only a single shot on goal.

Nichols stopped eight Skidmore College shots, including a diving save in the waning moments of overtime, to preserve a 0-0 tie with Skidmore on Oct. 10 on the Skidmore campus in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Brainerd scored a late goal to propel Vassar to a 1-0 victory over Wesleyan University on Oct. 6 at Gordon Field. Brainerd took a pass from Chroscinski and scored from about 18 yards out with about five minutes left in the game.

Vassar got a late goal from Brainerd and tied Clarkson University, 1-1, on Oct. 3 on the Clarkson campus in Potsdam, N.Y. Brainerd scored on a scramble in front of the net with about 10 minutes remaining in regulation time.

The Brewers shut out St. Lawrence University, ranked 21st in the country, 1-0, on Oct. 2 on the St. Lawrence campus in Canton, N.Y. Vassar scored 16 minutes into the game when Jessica Schwed ’18 headed Amanda McFarland’s ’18 corner kick to Kamaria Coley ’16, who put the ball past the goalkeeper.

Women’s Field Hockey

Bianca Zarella '16

The Brewers extended their home winning streak to 18 games, defeating SUNY New Paltz, 2-1, on Oct. 31 at the Weinberg Turf Field. Storm Sideleau ’18 and Lauren Shumate ’17 scored second-half goals for the comeback victory.

Emma Bracken ’17 scored two goals and assisted on another as Vassar shut out the University of Scranton, 3-0, on Oct. 29 at the Weinberg Turf Field. Bracken opened the scoring just 3:50 into the game. Hayley Beach ’17 scored 12 minutes later on a pass from Bracken, and Bracken scored early in the second half on assists from Megan Caveny ’19 and Lauren Wiebe ’16.

The Brewers qualified for the Liberty League championships with a 1-0 win over Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) on Oct. 24 at the Weinberg Turf Field. Wiebe scored just before halftime, and keeper Paige Amico ’19 stopped four RPI shots to preserve the victory.

Vassar outshot Union College, 29-9, but scored just once in a 2-1 loss on Oct. 23 on the Union campus in Schenectady, N.Y. Bianca Zarrella ’16 scored the Brewers’ lone goal.

Skidmore College scored three times in the first 8:14 of the game and went on to defeat Vassar, 10-2, on Oct. 17 on the Skidmore campus in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Wiebe scored both Vassar goals.

Vassar outshot the University of Rochester, 10-9, but Rochester scored the lone goal as the Brewers suffered their first Liberty League loss of the year on Oct. 12 in Rochester, N.Y. Zarrella and Beach each put two shots on goal.

Shumate, Sideleau, and Caveny scored goals as Vassar upset fifth-ranked William Smith College, 3-1, on Oct. 3 at the Weinberg Turf Field. Amico had six saves.

Men’s Cross Country

Luke Arsenault '19

Michael Scarlett ’18 earned second team All-Liberty League honors with an 11th-place finish on Oct. 31 at the Liberty League championships in Canton, N.Y. Vassar finished fourth in the nine-team field. Jack Yaworsky ’18 finished 22nd.

Vassar finished 10th in a 26-team field on Oct. 17 at the Connecticut College Invitational in New London, Conn. Scarlett was 13th overall, posting a personal-best 25:43.2 in the 8K race. A total of 295 runners competed in the race. Luke Arsenault ’19 was 38th, and Yaworsky fought off a hip injury and an illness to post a personal-best 26:26.5, good for 48th place.

Scarlett led all Vassar runners with a 55th-place finish on Oct. 3 at the Mike Woods Invitational in Geneseo, N.Y. Vassar finished 22nd in a 38-team field. Noah Trueblood ’18 was the next Vassar runner to cross the finish line, with a time of 26:56.7, in the 8K race.

Women’s Cross Country

Christiana Prater-Lee ’19 led Vassar to a fourth-place finish in the nine-team Liberty League championships on Oct. 31 in Canton, N.Y. Prater-Lee was 20th overall, finishing just ahead of fellow Brewer Ava Farrell ’16. Katie Voegtlin ’18 was 26th.

Five Vassar runners finished in the top 21 as the Brewers posted a third-place finish in the Seven Sisters Championships on Oct. 18. The 6K race was hosted by Bryn Mawr College in Haverford, Pa. Prater-Lee paced the squad with a 12th-place finish in 23:42.4.

The Brewers finished 15th in a 32-team field on Oct. 3 at the Mike Woods Invitational in Geneseo, N.Y. Prater-Lee led Vassar with a time of 23:23.0 on the 6K course. Voegtlin finished just two-tenths of a second later.

Men’s Tennis

Nick Litsky '17

Vassar swept all 18 matches in victories over Liberty League rivals Union College and Bard College on Oct. 3 at the Joss Tennis Courts. Nick Litsky ’17 didn’t drop a game in his win over Union’s Anthony Laurencio in No. 1 singles. Nick Lee ’19 won the first match of his college career against Bard’s Camille Wejnert-Depue.

Women’s Tennis

Kate Christiansen '18

Vassar swept all 12 singles matches and five of its six doubles matches to defeat Union College, 8-1, and Bard College, 9-0, on Oct. 3 at Walker Field House. Kate Christensen ’18 and Morgan Fitzgerald ’19 won their singles matches against both Bard and Union, then teamed up for a doubles victory. Lauren Stauffer ’16 didn’t drop a game in her victory in No. 6 singles against Bard’s Jenny Chen.

Women’s Volleyball

Gabby Miller '17

Vassar (14-15) capped the season with victories over Babson College and Brandeis University on Oct. 31 on the Brandeis campus in Waltham, Mass. Devan Gallagher ’19 had 11 kills in the win over Babson. Bria Corham ’18 had 12 kills, four digs, and two service aces in the victory over Brandeis.

Chloe Hallum ’16 capped her Vassar career with a game-best 29 digs, but Vassar lost in straight sets to SUNY New Paltz on Oct. 28 at Kenyon Hall. Gallagherhad nine kills.

The Brewers split a pair of matches on Oct. 24 at the Smith College Hall of Fame Tournament in Northampton, Mass., defeating Smith in straight sets after losing to Wesleyan University. Gabby Miller ’17 had 13 kills in the win over Smith, while Anne MacMillan ’19 added 31 assists, five service aces, and eight digs. Gallagher had a team-best 11 kills in the loss to Wesleyan. Vassar fell to Amherst College in straight sets on the opening day of the tournament on Oct. 23. Miller had nine kills and 10 digs.

Gallagher posted a team-high 14 kills to lead Vassar to a straight-set victory over The Sage Colleges on Oct. 21 on the Sage campus in Troy, N.Y. MacMillan had 33 assists, 10 digs, and two blocks.

Vassar dropped a pair of Liberty League matches on Oct. 17 at Bard College, losing in straight sets to Union College and Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). MacMillan had 28 assists, nine digs, and two blocks in the loss to Union. Corham had eight kills in the loss to RIT.

The Brewers swept a pair of matches against Liberty League rivals Bard College and Skidmore College on Oct. 16 at the Athletics and Fitness Center. Gallagher had six kills and Sophia Tiajoloff ’18 added 18 assists, five digs, and three kills against Bard.

Miller had 11 kills, nine digs, and two service aces in the victory over Skidmore.

MacMillan had a career-best 33 assists to lead Vassar to a four-set victory over Stevens Institute of Technology on Oct. 7 at Kenyon Hall. Gallagher had six digs, four blocks, and 12 kills.

The Brewers dropped a pair of matches to Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and Clarkson University on Oct. 3 on the RIT campus. Vassar led 23-20 in the first game against RIT but lost the final five points. RIT closed out the match by scores of 25-21 and 25-23. Miller had seven kills, seven digs, and two service aces. She had seven kills in the loss to Clarkson.

Vassar defeated Bard College in straight sets but lost to St. Lawrence University in a pair of Liberty League matches on Oct. 2 in Rochester, N.Y. Gallagher led all hitters with nine kills in the win over Bard. Sierra Tobin ’17 posted six digs. Hallum had 16 digs in the loss to St. Lawrence.

Women’s Rugby

Cierra Thomas '16

Vassar (7-1) advanced to the Tri-State Conference finals with a 55-10 victory over Marist College on Nov. 1 at Vassar Farm. The Brewers led 20-10 at halftime and scored Marist 35-0 in the second half. Taylor Nunley ’16, Cierra Thomas ’16, and Laila Blumenthal-Rothchild ’17 each scored two tries.

Nathalie Freeman ’17 and Darienne Jones ’16 each scored three tries as Vassar overwhelmed Molloy College, 88-0, in the quarterfinals of the Tri-State Conference tournament on Oct. 24 at Vassar Farm. Thomas celebrated her birthday with two tries. Mary Margaret McElduff ’17 scored a try and kicked nine conversions.

Vassar faced a team of top collegiate and former collegiate players—including two Vassar alums—on Oct. 17 at Vassar Farm and lost a competitive struggle, 24-22. Nunley, Jones, Thomas, and Lauren Workman ’17 all scored tries for the Brewers against the New York Women Development XV. Former Vassar standouts Dani Goodman-Levy ’09 and Dana Wasserman ’03 played for the winners.

Thomas scored three tries and Jones added two to lead Vassar to a 69-5 thumping of Marist College on Oct. 11 on the Marist campus in Poughkeepsie.

Jones and Freeman each scored two tries to lead the Vassar A squad to a 37-12 victory over SUNY Albany on Oct. 4 at Vassar Farm. Rachel Elson ’19 scored twice to pace the B squad to a 45-5 victory.

Men’s Rugby

Joe Simon '18

The Brewers (5-2) fell behind Sacred Heart University 31-0 in the first half and could never catch up, losing 43-21, on Oct. 25 in the Tri-State Conference quarterfinals at Vassar Farm. Joe Simon ’18 had two tries, and George Sheppard ’18 added another.

Vassar absorbed its first loss of the year, 56-14, to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) on Oct. 10 on the RPI campus in Troy, N.Y. Simon scored a penalty try, and Charlie Hooghkirk ’19 added a try.

John Loree ’16 scored twice to lead the Brewers to a 39-12 victory over Marist College on Oct. 4 at Vassar Farm. Gary Garcia ’18 kicked two conversions.

Women’s Golf

Kristin Diep '18

Vassar finished seventh in a nine-team field on Oct. 17 and 18 at the Ann S. Batchelder Invitational hosted by Wellesley College in Wellesley, Mass. Kristin Diep ’18 finished 13th overall with a pair of 81s to lead the Brewers. Angela Mentel ’16 and captain Aimee Dubois ’16 tied for 28th.

Annie Hsu ’18 fired an 81 in the final round to lead Vassar to a sixth-place finish in a 15-team field at the Williams College Invitational on Oct. 10 and 11 in Williamstown, Mass. Hsu’s 169 total was 22nd in the 88-player field. Dubois and Evon Shay ’19 each carded two-day scores of 173 to tie for 33rd.

Dubois and Hsu finished in the top 20 in individual scoring to lead Vassar to a sixth-place finish in a 12-team field on Oct. 3 and 4 at the Middlebury College Women’s Invitational in Middlebury, Vt. Both had two-day totals of 169.

Men’s Rowing

Vassar’s 8 finished ninth in a 10-team field, defeating a boat from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy at the Head of the Housatonic Regatta on Oct. 10 on the Housatonic River in Derby, Conn. Janet Ortiz ’18 was coxswain for Andrew Wang ’17, Clay Walsh ’18, Lucas Kautz ’17, Sam Chiou ’18, Alexander Goff ’19, Aron Sulovari ’18, Jackson Christie ’19, and Jonathan Snyder ’18. Walsh, Wang, Kautz, and Snyder finished 11th in a 12-team field in the men’s 4 race, defeating the University of Connecticut.

Women’s Rowing

The Brewers finished fourth in the collegiate women’s 8 race at the Head of the Housatonic Regatta in Derby, Conn. Rowers were Lauren Osojnak ’19, Elena Riecke ’16, Julia Blass ’19, Mercy Arndt ’18, Cady Cirbes ’16, Millie Cunningham ’18, Claire Baker ’18, and Lynn Zhang ’18. Taylor Bak ’19 was coxswain. The women’s collegiate 4—Baker, Riecke, Blass, and Arndt, with Cunningham as coxswain—finished eighth, just behind the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

Men’s Swimming and Diving

Chris Cerutti '17

The 400 medley relay team of Chris Cerutti ’17, Jonah Strand ’18, Anthony Walker ’17, and Greg Cristina ’16 finished third overall as Vassar placed fourth in a five-team field on Oct. 24 at the Union College Relays in Schenectady, N.Y.

Ian LaBash ’19 kicked off his Vassar career by winning the 200- and 500-yard freestyle events as the Brewers defeated Bard College, 135-64, on Oct. 21 at Kresge Pool. Connor Martin ’19 and Marvin Corleto ’19 finished first and second, respectively, in the 1-meter diving event.

Women’s Swimming and Diving

Vassar finished a strong third in a five-team field on Oct. 24 at the Union College Relays in Schenectady, N.Y. The 400 medley relay team of Kael Ragnini ’19, Hayley Schultz ’19, Julia Cunningham ’17, and Sammy Stone ’19 finished second overall. Ragnini, Stone, Meg Harrison ’19, and Lily Frye ’16 finished second in the 500 relay.

Cunningham, who earned All-American honors last year, won the 200 individual medley and posted a career-best 1:10.99 in the 100 breaststroke to pace Vassar to a 142-71 victory over Bard College on Oct. 21 at Kresge Pool. Stone launched her Vassar career with wins in the 100 butterfly and the 500 freestyle.

Posted by Office of Communications Tuesday, November 3, 2015