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Sports Roundup - September 2017

Men’s Soccer

Jose Novas ’18

Jose Novas ’18 and Tyler Gilmore ’19 scored in the second half as Vassar (6–3–1, 3–0 Liberty League) defeated Union College on Sept. 30 on the Union campus in Schenectady, NY. Vassar held a 16–6 edge in shots and an 8–1 advantage in shots on goal.

Novas scored in the 62nd minute and Vassar edged Bard College, 1–0, on Sept. 27 at Gordon Field. Henrik Olsson ’20 fed the ball to Novas at the top of the box.

Novas and Hayden Van Brewer ’18 scored goals in the first half and Vassar went on to defeat Liberty League rival Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), 2–1, on Sept. 23 on the RIT campus. Van Brewer scored on a penalty kick. Novas tallied on a pass from Reid Smith ’18.

Vassar lost to Wesleyan University, 2–0, on Sept. 19 on the Wesleyan campus in Middletown, CT. The Brewers managed just two shots on goal in the non-conference match. Goalkeeper Will Marment ’20 kept the game close with seven saves.

Vassar battled SUNY Oneonta, the fifth-ranked team in the country, to a 1–1 tie on Sept. 16 at Gordon Field. Oneonta scored in the 11th minute of play. The Brewers tied it early in the second half on a goal by Toby Stansell ’19, who took a pass from Novas just inside the box.

Olsson scored a goal with 13 minutes left in regulation, propelling Vassar to a 3–2 victory over SUNY New Paltz on Sept. 13 on the New Paltz campus. New Paltz took a 2–0 lead into halftime, but Mattie Mrlik ’20 scored twice in a five-minute span early in the second half.

Vassar dominated many statistical categories against Stevens Institute of Technology but came up short in the only category that mattered. The Brewers lost, 1–0, on Sept. 9 on the Stevens campus in Hoboken, NJ. Vassar outshot Stevens, 21–9, and had a 9–5 edge in corner kicks, but Stevens scored the only goal of the game with four minutes remaining.

The Brewers suffered their first loss of the season, 2–1 in overtime, to Manhattanville College on Sept. 6 on the winners’ field. Van Brewer opened the scoring with a goal on a free kick in the 31st minute, but Manhattanville tied the score two minutes later and scored the winning goal six minutes into overtime.

Vassar overcame an early 1–0 deficit and defeated Mount Saint Mary College, 3–1, on Sept. 3 at Gordon Field. Tanner Sands ’18 tied the score on a pass from Gilmore late in the first half. Van Brewer scored the game-winner early in the second half, and Mrlik added an insurance goal.

The Brewers opened the season with a 4–0 victory over Western Connecticut State University on Sept. 1 at Gordon Field. Van Brewer, Mrlik, and Olsson all scored in the first half. Novas added a goal in the second half. Kevin Baliat ’20 had two assists.

Women’s Soccer

Fiona Walsh ’21

The Brewers (6–2–2, 2–0–1 Liberty League) scored a goal in each half, defeating Union College, 2–0, on Sept. 30 at Gordon Field. Savannah Cutler ’20 opened the scoring, converting a cross from Amanda McFarland ’18 just before halftime. Sara Seper ’19 added an insurance goal in the second half.

McFarland scored on a cross from Seper in the 16th minute of play, pacing Vassar to a 1–0 victory over Bard College on the Bard campus in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. Goalkeeper Fiona Walsh ’21 protected the lead the rest of the way with three saves.

Ashley Ferry ’21 scored in the second half and Walsh made nine saves as Vassar and Rochester Institute of Technology battled to a 1–1 tie on Sept. 23 at Gordon Field. Ally Thayer ’21 assisted on Ferry’s goal.

Cutler scored three of Vassar’s six second-half goals as the Brewers defeated SUNY New Paltz, 6–0, on Sept. 19 at Gordon Field. Audrey Pillsbury ’19, Ferry, and Thayer also tallied for Vassar.

Ferry scored an unassisted goal with 15 minutes left in the game, propelling Vassar to a 2–1 victory over SUNY Oneonta on Sept. 16 on the Oneonta campus. Oneonta broke a scoreless tie early in the second half, but Thayer tied the score 13 seconds later on a pass from Emily Longo ’21.

Seven Brewers scored goals as Vassar overwhelmed Elmira College, 8–0, on Sept. 10 at Gordon Field. McFarland scored twice, and Walsh registered her second shutout of the weekend.

Vassar erupted for three first-half goals, and Walsh stopped six shots, as the Brewers defeated Mount Saint Mary College, 3–0, on Sept. 9 at Gordon Field. Pillsbury, Ferry, and Emma Lavelle ’19 found the back of the net for Vassar.

Dahlia Chroscinski ’19 tied the game late in the second half, but Western Connecticut State University scored eight minutes into overtime, edging the Brewers, 2–1, on Sept. 6 at Gordon Field.

Vassar put five shots on net but lost to New York University, 2–0, on Sept. 3 at Gordon Field. Walsh had seven saves.

The Brewers opened the season with a 2–2 tie against Montclair State University on the Montclair, NJ, campus. Ferry opened the scoring on a pass from Chroscinski. Cutler scored Vassar’s second goal.

Women’s Field Hockey

Megan Caveny ’19

Vassar (6–4, 1–1 Liberty League) couldn’t penetrate a tough University of Rochester defense and took its first Liberty League loss, 2–0, on Sept. 30 on the Rochester campus.

Vassar fell to Hartwick College, 3–2 in a shootout, on the Hartwick campus in Oneonta, NY, on Sept. 27. It was the first shootout in Vassar field hockey history, and the game wasn’t decided until both teams had used 12 shooters. Dara Studnitzer ’21 scored both Vassar goals.

Emily Poehlein ’19 scored a pair of goals in Vassar’s 5–1 victory over Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on Sept. 23 at the Weinberg Turf Field. Rylie Pope ’20 scored the first goal of her college career, swatting the ball out of midair on a pass from Alyssa More ’19.

Eighth-ranked Montclair State University overcame an early 2–0 deficit and defeated Vassar, 3–2, in overtime on Sept. 20 on the Montclair, NJ, campus. Megan Caveny ’19 scored both Vassar goals. The Brewers outshot Montclair, 15–13.

Caveny scored a pair of goals and assisted on another in Vassar’s 5–0 win over Ramapo (NJ) College on Sept. 16 at the Weinberg Turf Field. Goalkeeper Liz Rotolo ’20 stopped two Ramapo shots.

Eight different Brewers scored goals in Vassar’s 11–1 win over Western Connecticut State University on Sept. 13 at the Weinberg Turf Field. Poehlein, Niki Rizzo ’21, and Storm Sideleau ’18 each tallied twice.

Caveny scored three goals to propel Vassar to a 6–0 win over The College at Brockport on Sept. 9 on the Brockport campus. Poehlein, Sideleau, and Haley Cubell ’19 also scored for the Brewers.

Vassar registered only one shot on goal in a 1–0 loss to Kean University on Sept. 6 on the Kean campus in Union, NJ. Rotolo made seven saves for the Brewers.

Vassar captured the Betty Richey Tournament title with victories over Marywood University on Sept. 1 and SUNY Geneseo on Sept. 2 at the Weinberg Turf Field. Cristina Lopez ’20 scored the only goal of the game against Marywood 61 minutes into the match. Caveny scored twice in a 3–1 victory over Geneseo.

Women’s Volleyball

Devan Gallagher ’19

Vassar (14–3, 2–0 Liberty League) ran its winning streak to six games, defeating SUNY Geneseo and Nazareth College on Sept. 30 at Kenyon Hall. Devan Gallagher ’19 had 18 kills and 17 digs in the win over Geneseo, and Annie MacMillan ’19 had 15 digs and 36 assists. Bria Corham ’18 had 13 kills, five service aces, and four digs in the victory over Nazareth. Jordan Schreeder ’20 had a team-high 20 digs.

Jane McLeod ’20 had seven kills in 10 attempts and Lauren Ninkovich ’19 had eight digs in Vassar’s straight-set win over Western Connecticut State University on Sept. 29 at Kenyon Hall.

Vassar came up with clutch shots late in each set and defeated Stevens Institute of Technology on Sept. 27 on the Stevens campus in Hoboken, NJ. The Brewers won the first set, 25–23, and the second set, 25–22. After Stevens took the third set, 26–24, the Brewers closed out the match, 25–23. Anna Zucchero ’21 posted a career-high 21 digs and added three service aces. Gallagher had a career-best 28 kills.

Vassar knocked off Ithaca College in four sets on Sept. 23 at Kenyon Hall. MacMillan had 42 assists and a service ace. Gallagher had 21 kills, and McLeod added 19.

The Brewers opened the Liberty League season with a straight-set win over Rochester Institute of Technology on Sept. 22 at Kenyon Hall. Vassar won the first set, 27–25, as McLeod tallied six kills and Corham and Jennifer Kerbs ’20 combined for eight block assists. Vassar won the next two sets, 25–22 and 25–19.

Vassar defeated Lehman College in straight sets but lost to host Montclair State University on Sept. 16 on the Montclair, NJ, campus. Kerbs had eight kills in 11 attempts against Lehman, and Ninkovich added seven kills, three service aces, and three digs. Colette Camby ’20 had eight kills in the loss to Montclair State. MacMillan had 30 assists, 10 digs, and three service aces.

The Brewers breezed to victories over four opponents to win the Vassar Invitational on Sept. 8 and 9 on the Vassar campus. Vassar posted straight-set wins over King’s College and Medaille College on the first day of action and blanked the University of New England and Bates College the next day. MacMillan had 30 assists in the win over King’s. Ninkovich had five kills and eight digs in the victory over Medaille. McLeod had five service aces in the win over New England, and Gallagher and MacMillan paced the final victory over Bates. Gallagher had 18 kills, and MacMillan had 42 assists and four service aces. Gallagher was named Most Valuable Player of the tournament, and she joined MacMillan and McLeod on the All-Tournament Team.

Gallagher registered 16 kills to lead Vassar to a straight-set victory over Williams College on Sept. 6 at Kenyon Hall. Vassar trailed 10–7 in the first set but rallied for a 25–19 win, then won the next two sets, 25–20 and 27–25. MacMillan had 30 assists and six digs, and Schreeder finished with a team-high 11 digs.

The Brewers split four matches in the SUNY Cortland Tournament on Sept. 1 and 2 on the Cortland campus. Vassar defeated Lebanon Valley College, 3–2, and lost to Juniata College in straight sets on Sept. 1. The Brewers bounced back with a 3–0 win over the U.S. Coast Guard Academy before dropping their final match of the tournament to the University of Rochester, 3–0. Gallagher registered 26 kills in the win over Lebanon Valley and 24 in the win over the Coast Guard Academy. MacMillan had 42 assists and 16 digs in the win over the Coast Guard Academy.

Men’s Cross Country

Philip Brown ’18

Michael Scarlett ’18 finished seventh overall and Vassar outscored 13 of 16 teams at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Invitational on Sept. 30 in Saratoga Springs, NY. Jared Freedman ’18 was 24th, and Jesse Schatz ’18 finished 39th. Philip Brown ’18 suffered an ankle injury midway through the race but finished 40th.

Vassar finished 11th in a 26-team field on Sept. 23 at the prestigious Purple Valley Classic, hosted by Williams College in Williamstown, MA. Scarlett was Vassar’s top performer, finishing 33rd, posting a time of 27:12.6 in the 8K race. Brown was 36th.

Scarlett finished second overall to pace Vassar to a second-place finish in a 10-team field at the Ron Stonitsch Invitational on Sept. 9 at the Vassar Farm. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, ranked 13th in the country, won the event. Brown was the second Vassar runner to cross the finish line, finishing 12th overall.

Scarlett finished first overall and Vassar was second in a four-team field at the VC Season Starter on Sept. 1 on the Vassar campus. The Brewers were edged by New York University for the team title. Stevens Institute of Technology was third, and SUNY New Paltz finished fourth. Freedman was sixth overall.

Women’s Cross Country

Christiana Prater-Lee ’19

Christiana Prater-Lee ’19 posted the fastest 5K time in her career and Vassar finished fifth in a 16-team field at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Invitational on Sept. 30 in Saratoga Springs, NY. Prater-Lee finished the race in 18:20.5. Savannah Wiman ’18 was the second Vassar runner to cross the finish line, with a time of 18:39.2.

Wiman led a balanced Vassar scoring contingent at the Purple Valley Classic on Sept. 23 in Williamstown, MA. Wiman was 73rd overall and the Brewers finished 13th in a 26-team field that featured six of the top 10 teams in Division III. Elise Matera ’19 was 78th, and Prater-Lee was 89th. Wiman posted a time of 24:32.8 for the 6K race.

Matera and Prater-Lee finished 10th and 16th, respectively, and Vassar finished second in an eight-team field on Sept. 9 at the Ron Stonitsch Invitational at the Vassar Farm. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute won the event.

The Brewers put five runners in the top 11 to capture the VC Season Starter on Sept. 1 on the Vassar campus. Wiman led all Vassar runners with a fifth-place finish, followed by Prater-Lee in sixth. Vassar defeated New York University, SUNY New Paltz, and Stevens Institute of Technology.

Women’s Golf

Annie Hsu ’18

Andrea Han ’20 and Margaret Liu ’21 led the Brewers to a fourth-place finish in a 12-team field at the George Phinney Golf Classic on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 in Middlebury, VT. Han finished fourth with a two-round total of 158, and Liu posted a 162.

Han led Vassar to a fifth-place finish in a 16-team field at the Mount Holyoke College Invitational on Sept. 23 and 24 in South Hadley, MA. Han shot a 75 on the second day of competition and finished 9th overall. Liu was 29th.

Vassar set a school scoring record on the second day of the Ann S. Batchelder Invitational on Sept. 17 in Wellesley, MA. Annie Hsu ’18 shot a career-low 74 on the second day of the tournament. The Brewers finished fifth in a six-team field.

Liu was second overall and Vassar finished fifth in a 12-team field at the St. Lawrence University Invitational on Sept. 9 and 10 in Canton, NY. Liu posted rounds of 73 and 74–147, breaking a school record set nine years ago by Alexandra Bello ’12. Vassar’s team score of 642 was the best ever for a 36-hole match. Han was 22nd overall with a 161, and Qiwen Tan ’20 tied for 25th with a 162.

Hsu, Tan, and Han posted match-play wins to lead the Brewers to a 3–2 victory over Union College on Sept. 2 at Casperkill Golf Club in Poughkeepsie.

Men’s Tennis

Allen Sokolov ’20

David Gandham ’21 advanced to the round of 16 before losing in straight sets to Brian Niguidula of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Northeast Regionals. The event was held on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY.

Williams College blanked Vassar, 9-0, on Sept. 22 on the Williamstown, MA, campus. Allen Sokolov ’20 had the closest match of the day at No. 1 singles, losing 6–2, 7–6 (7–4).

The Brewers opened their fall season with a pair of Liberty League victories. Vassar defeated Union College, 8–1, at the Joss Tennis Courts, then blanked Bard College, 9–0, on Sept. 10 on the Bard campus in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. Sokolov won his No. 1 singles match against Union, then teamed with Nicolas Demaria ’21 to win a close doubles contest. In the match against Bard, Adam Krueger ’21 and Jeremy Auh ’20 won their No. 1 doubles match, and Krueger breezed to a 6–1, 6–1 victory at No. 2 singles.

Women’s Tennis

Kate Christensen ’18

Kate Christensen ’18 and Tara Edwards ’20 won their No. 1 and No. 2 singles matches and teamed for a victory in doubles as Vassar defeated Union College, 9–0, on Sept. 30 at the Joss Tennis Courts. The Brewers also blanked Bard College, 9–0, later that day on the Bard campus in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. Edwards and Rachel Hahn ’21 both won their singles matches, 6–0, 6–0.

Frances Cornwall ’21 advanced the farthest of any Vassar player at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Northeast Regionals on Sept. 22 and 23 in Saratoga Springs, NY. Cornwall fell in the quarterfinals after defeating Erica Meno of Skidmore College in the third round, 6–0, 6–1. Christensen lost a third-round match to eventual finalist Coco Kulle of New York University, 4–6, 7–5, 3–6. Cornwall and Meghan Rodick ’21 were eliminated in the quarterfinals of doubles competition.

Ashley Fair ’20 and Rodick were undefeated in singles play at the SWAT Invitational on Sept. 9 and 10 at Swarthmore (PA) College. Fair won all four of her matches, and Rodick was 3–0. Rodick and Cornwall  won all three of their doubles matches, and Lauren DiFazio ’18 and Courtney Geiss ’18 were 2–0. Vassar won 14 of 15 doubles matches in the event. The team finished with a 24–17 record in singles.

Men’s Rugby

Joe Simon ’18

Joe Simon ’18 scored three tries, and Gary Garcia ’18 and Kaden Wood ’18 each added two, as Vassar rolled over Drew University, 72–5, on Oct. 1 at the Vassar Farm.

Simon, Rob Elder ’19, and Theo Lawrence-Lewis ’21 each scored tries in Vassar’s 25–15 win over Monroe College on Sept. 22 at the Vassar Farm.

Vassar fell to SUNY Maritime College, 20–19, on Sept. 17 on the Maritime campus in the Bronx. Stephen Kpundeh ’19 scored a try and kicked a conversion for the Brewers.

Simon scored three tries and Garcia scored twice and kicked three conversions in Vassar’s 79–0 win over Hartwick College on Sept. 10 at the Vassar Farm.

Women’s Rugby

Michelle Urrutia ’18 scored three tries, and Kate Sworden ’19 and Jennie To ’19 each added two more, in Vassar’s 58–26 win over Marist College on Oct. 1 at the Vassar Farm.

Alicia Menard-Livingston ’18 and Kayla Lightner ’18 each scored three tries as Vassar rolled over Siena College, 71–5, on Sept. 23 on the Siena campus in Loudonville, NY.

Vassar defeated Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 79–0, on Sept. 16 at the Vassar Farm. Urrutia, Sarah Mawhinney ’18, and Oshana Reich ’19 each scored a pair of tries for the Brewers, and Makena Emery ’19 kicked seven conversions.

Emery and Lightner each scored a pair of tries and Emery added six conversions as Vassar opened its fall season on Sept. 9 with a 72–0 win over Stony Brook University on the Stony Brook, NY, campus.

Posted by Office of Communications Wednesday, October 4, 2017