Mattie Mrlik ’20 scored the tying goal, with eight minutes left in regulation time, as Vassar (6-1-2, 0-0-1 Liberty League) and Skidmore College battled to a 1-1 draw on Sept. 24 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Mrlik scored a goal and assisted on another by Henrik Olsson ’20 to lead Vassar to a 3-0 win over Elmira College on Sept. 20 at Gordon Field. Jose Novas ’18 also scored on a pass from Alex Gonzales ’18.
Vassar lost a hard-fought game against perennial powerhouse SUNY Oneonta, 4-2, on Sept. 17 on the Oneonta campus. Tanner Sands ’18 gave the Brewers a 1-0 lead in the first half, but Oneonta scored three goals in a 12-minute span in the second half to seal the victory. Gonzales also scored for Vassar.
Goalkeeper Matt Marcelino ’18 had four saves, and Brewer shooters hit the crossbar twice, as Vassar and SUNY New Paltz battled to a 0-0 tie on Sept. 14 at Gordon Field.
Seven different Brewers notched goals in Vassar’s 7-0 victory over Elms College on Sept. 11 at Gordon Field. Sands and Mrlik each had a goal and an assist.
Mrlik scored a goal and assisted on another in Vassar’s 2-0 win over William Paterson University on Sept. 10 at Gordon Field. Mitch Davis ’19 converted Mrlik’s pass to open the scoring in the first half. Hayden Van Brewer ’18 assisted on Mrlik’s goal in the second half.
Tyler Gilmore ’19 scored two goals in the final seven minutes to propel Vassar to a 2-1 victory over Manhattanville College on Sept. 6 at Gordon Field. The winning goal came with just 19 seconds left in the game. Van Brewer assisted on both tallies.
Toby Stansell ’19 broke a scoreless tie at the 20-minute mark and Novas tallied a late goal as Vassar defeated Mount Saint Mary College, 2-0, on Sept. 4 on the Mount Saint Mary campus in Newburgh, N.Y.
Sands scored a pair of goals to propel Vassar to a 3-1 victory over Western Connecticut State University in the season opener on Sept. 1 in Danbury, Conn. Mrlik scored the Brewers’ other goal.
Rebecca Andrews ’19 scored a pair of goals as Vassar (2-5-1, 1-0 Liberty League) opened its league schedule with a 7-1 victory over Skidmore College on Sept. 24 at Gordon Field.
Vassar outshot Montclair (N.J.) State University, 15-10, but lost, 1-0, on Sept. 21 on the Montclair campus. Goalkeeper Stephanie Tapolsky ’17 had four saves.
Vassar and SUNY Oneonta battled to a 2-2 draw on Sept. 17 at Gordon Field. Savannah Cutler ’20 and Andrews scored the Brewers’ goals.
Audrey Pillsbury ’19 scored Vassar’s lone goal in a 2-1 loss to Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Sept. 11 at the Stevens Engineering Cup tournament on the campus of Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J. The Brewers lost to Stevens, 2-0, on Sept. 10 in the first game of the tournament.
Vassar lost to Western Connecticut State University, 2-1 in overtime, on Sept. 7 at Gordon Field. Pillsbury tied the game midway through the second half, but Western Connecticut scored the game-winner six minutes into overtime.
The Brewers put nine shots on goal, but New York University notched the only score of the day, with eight minutes remaining, to defeat Vassar, 1-0, on Sept. 3 in Riverdale, N.Y.
Jordyn Matthews ’17 keyed a late scoring surge with a pair of goals as Vassar blanked SUNY New Paltz, 3-0, on Sept. 1 on the New Paltz campus. Rory Chipman ’17 had a goal and an assist.
Women’s Field Hockey
Hayley Beach ’17 and Emma Bracken ’17 scored second-half goals as Vassar (9-1, 1-0 Liberty League) defeated Hartwick College, 2-0, on Sept. 28 on the Hartwick campus.
The Brewers opened their Liberty League schedule with a 3-0 blanking of St. Lawrence University on Sept. 24 in Canton, N.Y. Vassar had previously lost 33 conference games on the road. Emily Poehlein ’19 scored the game-winner on a pass from Storm Sideleau ’18.
Beach scored a goal four minutes into the game, and the Brewers’ defense made it stand up, as Vassar defeated Montclair (N.J.) State University, 1-0, on Sept. 21 at the Weinberg Turf Field. Montclair State was ranked 10th in the nation.
Six Brewers scored goals in Vassar’s 6-0 win over William Paterson University on Sept. 19 at the Weinberg Turf Field. Alyssa More ’19 capped a four-goal outburst in the first half with her fifth tally of the year.
Sideleau scored three goals and assisted on another in Vassar’s 6-0 victory over Ramapo College of New Jersey on Sept. 17 at the Weinberg Turf Field.
More recorded the first hat trick of her career as Vassar blanked Western Connecticut State University, 6-0, on Sept. 14 in Danbury, Conn.
Beach and Gracie Tavakkol ’19 each scored two goals and Tavakkol added an assist as Vassar rolled past The College at Brockport, 9-0, on Sept. 10 at the Weinberg Turf Field.
Kean University defeated Vassar, 2-1 in overtime, on Sept. 7 at the Weinberg Turf Field. Haley Cubell ’19 scored on Vassar’s first shot of the game on a pass from Megan Caveny ’19, but the Brewers were shut out the rest of the way.
Vassar opened the season by winning the Betty Richey Tournament on Sept. 2 at the Weinberg Turf Field. The Brewers edged SUNY Geneseo, 1-0, in the opening match and defeated Smith College, 2-0, in the championship game. Mikayla Young ’19 scored the lone goal in the win over Geneseo. More fed Caveny for the winning tally in the game against Smith. Tavakkol added an insurance goal.
Men’s Cross Country
Michael Scarlett ’18 led Vassar to a third-place finish in a field of 17 teams at the Rowan University Invitational on Sept. 17 in Glassboro, N.J. Scarlett, who was battling an illness, captured fifth place in a field of 174 runners. Adin Becker ’20 was sixth, just four seconds behind Scarlett.
Scarlett finished 13th in a field of 238 runners to pace Vassar to a fourth-place finish in a field of 14 teams at the Ron Stonitsch Invitational on Sept. 10 at Vassar Farm. Williams College won the team title. Philip Brown ’18 was 19th overall, and Becker finished 25th.
Scarlett and Brown finished first and third, respectively, to lead the Brewers to a victory over SUNY New Paltz on Sept. 1 at the Vassar Season Starter on the Vassar Farm course.
Women’s Cross Country
Six Vassar runners finished in the top 15 as the Brewers posted a third-place finish at the Rowan University Invitational on Sept. 17 in Glassboro, N.J. Lucy Balcezak ’17 was sixth overall in a field of 148 runners. Christiana Prater-Lee ’19 was seventh.
Balcezak paced Vassar to a seventh-place finish in a field of 15 teams on Sept. 10 at the Ron Stonitsch Invitational at Vassar Farm. Balcezak was 26th in a field of 197 runners. Laura MacDonald ’17 was 31st, and Caroline Hartman ’20 finished 43rd.
Balcezak finished first overall, leading the Brewers to a second-place finish against SUNY New Paltz and Stevens Institute of Technology on Sept. 1 on the Vassar Farm course.
Vassar (11-6, 7-1 Liberty League) defeated Liberty League opponents Skidmore College and Union College in straight sets on Sept. 24 at the Athletics and Fitness Center. Gabby Miller ’17 and Devan Gallagher ’19 keyed the win over Skidmore with 14 kills each. Annie MacMillan ’19 had 39 assists and eight digs against Union.
The Brewers defeated Bard College and Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in straight sets on Sept. 23 on the Bard campus in Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y. MacMillan paced the offense in the win against Bard, distributing balls to 11 different players for kills. Miller had six kills, 10 digs, and four blocks in the victory over RIT.
The Brewers opened their Liberty League schedule with wins over St. Lawrence University, Bard College, and Clarkson University and a loss to Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) on Sept. 16 and 17 on the RIT campus. Bria Corham ’18 had 11 kills and four service aces in the 3-1 win over St. Lawrence. Gallagher and Jane McLeod ’20 each had 11 kills in the 3-0 win over Bard. Gallagher had 21 kills in the 3-1 victory over Clarkson and 18 in the 3-1 loss to RIT.
Vassar defeated four opponents in straight sets on Sept. 9 and 10 at the Vassar College Invitational at the Athletics and Fitness Center. The Brewers defeated SUNY Purchase and the University of New England on the first day of competition, then shutout Alfred University and the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford to win the tournament. MacMillan was named Tournament Most Valuable Player, and Alex Sams ’18 was also named to the All-Tournament Team. MacMillan had 47 assists, four service aces, and six digs in the clinching win over Alfred.
McLeod led Vassar’s attack with 17 kills, but the Brewers fell in five sets to Williams College on Sept. 7 in Williamstown, Mass. MacMillan had 11 digs and 36 assists.
The Brewers extended Carthage College to five sets but lost, 15-10, in the final set at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Wash., on Sept. 3. Vassar also fell to Southwestern University in four sets. Miller had 13 kills, 11 digs, and seven assisted blocks in the loss to Carthage. MacMillan had 43 assists and 13 digs in the match against Southwestern.
Vassar opened the season with a pair of losses to host University of Puget Sound and Pacific Lutheran University on Sept. 2 in Tacoma, Wash. Gallagher had seven kills and nine digs in the loss to Puget Sound. McLeod had nine kills and six digs in the match against Pacific Lutheran.
Kate Christensen ’18 reached the quarterfinals of the USTA Northeast Regionals on Sept. 25 at William Smith College in Geneva, N.Y. Tara Edwards ’20 and Shayna Becker ’17 reached the semifinals of the doubles consolation bracket.
Vassar’s doubles teams won 27 of 39 matches on Sept. 17 and 18 at the Vassar Scramble at Walker Field House and the Joss Tennis Courts. In singles play, Christensen won both of her No. 1 matches. Morgan Fitzgerald ’18 played the most exciting match of the tournament, defeating Rupa Ganesh of New York University, 6-3, 5-7, 11-9.
Vassar won six singles matches and one doubles match to wrap up the Swarthmore College Invitational on Sept. 11 on the Swarthmore, Pa., campus. Christensen breezed past Julia Gan of Haverford College, 6-0, 6-2. Morgane Flournoy ’19 defeated Swarthmore’s Julia Gokhberg, 6-2, 7-5. On the opening day of the tournament, Edwards celebrated her collegiate debut with a straight-set victory over Maansi Malhotra of La Salle University. Ashley Fair ’20 won the closest match of the day, splitting the first two sets against Gokhberg and winning the tiebreaker, 10-7.
Vassar defeated Bard College and Union College by 9-0 scores on Sept. 24 at the Joss Tennis Courts. Nick Litsky ’17 won his No. 1 singles match against Union’s David Bond, then teamed up with Dom Demeterfi ’20 to edge Bond and Max McGeown, 9-8, in doubles. Zamir Birnbach ’20 celebrated his Vassar debut with a 6-0, 6-0 singles win in the victory over Bard.
Juan Felipe Laso ’17 posted Vassar’s lone win in an 8-1 loss at Williams College on Sept. 16. Laso defeated Rohan Shastri, 6-2, 6-3, in the No. 3 singles match.
Andrea Han ’20 posted a team-best 36-hole score of 160 to pace Vassar to an eighth-place finish in a field of 14 teams at the Mount Holyoke Invitational on Sept. 24 and 25 in South Hadley, Mass. Evon Shay ’19 finished with a 175.
Han broke 80 in both of her matches to place 10th overall, but Vassar finished seventh in a seven-team field at the Ann S. Batchelder Invitational on Sept. 17 and 18 in Wellesley, Mass.
Han kicked off her collegiate career by winning her match in the No. 1 spot as Vassar defeated Union College, 5-0, at Casperkill Golf Club in Poughkeepsie. Qiwen Tan ’20 and Annie Hsu ’18 also broke 90.
Joe Simon ’18 scored three tries and Rob Eder ’19 added two as the Brewers defeated Bard College, 48-26, on Sept. 18 at Vassar Farm.
Charlie Hooghkirk ’20 and Simon each scored a pair of tries as Vassar opened the season with a 45-7 win over Monroe College on Sept. 10 at Vassar Farm. Stephen Kpundeh ’20 kicked five conversions.
Lauren Workman ’17 and Rachel Elson ’19 each scored a pair of tries in Vassar’s 46-7 win over the United States Military Academy on Sept. 24 at Vassar Farm. Abigail Alexander ’18 had four tries in an 84-0 win over Hofstra University in the second game of the day.
Nathalie Freeman ’17 scored a pair of tries to pace Vassar to a 31-12 win at the University at Albany on Sept. 17. Kayla Lightner ’18, Elson, and Sarah Mawhinney ’17 also scored for the Brewers.
Freeman scored five tries to lead Vassar to a 70-5 victory over Siena College on Sept. 10 at Vassar Farm. Mary Margaret McElduff ’18 booted five conversions.