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Sports Roundup - October 2017

Women’s Soccer

Amanda McFarland ’18

Vassar (9–5–3, 5–3–1 Liberty League) finished second in the Liberty League in regular-season play despite a 2–1 loss to Ithaca College on Oct. 28 on the Ithaca campus. Ashley Ferry ’21 opened the scoring in the eighth minute of play on a pass from Amanda McFarland ’18, but Ithaca scored twice in the second half.

McFarland scored on a free kick early in the second half, and goalkeeper Fiona Walsh ’21 and the defense made it stand up, as Vassar edged Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1–0, on Oct. 25 at Gordon Field.

William Smith College, the fourth-ranked team in the country, defeated Vassar, 4–0, on Oct. 21 at Gordon Field. The Brewers managed just two shots on goal.

Vassar suffered its first Liberty League loss of the season, 1–0, at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY, on Oct. 14. The Saints put 13 shots on goal, while the Brewers had four.

Ally Thayer ’21 scored with six minutes remaining to pace the Brewers to a 2–1 victory over Clarkson University on Oct. 13 in Potsdam, NY. McFarland opened the scoring early in the second half on a pass from Savannah Cutler ’20.

The Brewers posted their sixth shutout of the year, defeating Skidmore College, 3–0, on Oct. 7 on the Skidmore campus in Saratoga Springs, NY. Ferry opened the scoring in the 26th minute on a scramble in front of the net after a corner kick.

Walsh made 12 saves in Vassar’s 1–1 tie with 16th-ranked Stevens Institute of Technology on Oct. 3 on the Stevens campus in Hoboken, NJ. McFarland scored the Brewers’ goal on a pass from Emily Longo ’21.

Men’s Soccer

Mattie Mrlik ’20

The Brewers (9–4–3, 6–1–2 Liberty League) closed out the regular season with a 1–0 victory over Ithaca College on Oct. 28 at Gordon Field. Kevin Baliat ’20 scored on a pass from Hayden Van Brewer ’18 with 20 minutes remaining in the game.

Vassar and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) battled to a 0–0 draw on Oct. 25 on the RPI campus in Troy, NY. Goalkeeper Matt Marcelino ’18 had five saves, picking up his first shutout of the season.

Hobart College scored the winning goal with less than a minute left in the game, defeating Vassar, 2–1, on Oct. 21 in Geneva, NY. Hobart opened the scoring early in the second half, but Vassar tied it 90 seconds later on a goal by Jose Novas ’18. Noah Snider ’18 got the assist.

Novas tallied his fourth game-winning goal of the season and Vassar moved into first place in the Liberty League with a 2–1 victory over St. Lawrence University on Oct. 14 at Gordon Field. Novas scored with less than five minutes left in the game. Mattie Mrlik ’20 assisted on the goal.

Novas and Jonathan Bow ’21 scored in the second half to propel Vassar to a 2–1 win over Clarkson University on Oct. 13 at Gordon Field.

Tyler Gilmore ’19 scored Vassar’s lone goal in Vassar’s 1–1 tie against Skidmore College on Oct. 7 at Gordon Field. Goalkeeper Will Marment ’20 had six saves.

Women’s Volleyball

Annie MacMillan ’19

Vassar (22–6, 5–2 Liberty League) finished the regular season with straight-set victories over two non-league opponents on Oct. 28 at Kenyon Hall. The Brewers swept SUNY Plattsburgh, then blanked John Jay College. Colette Cambey ’20 had eight kills and Sophia Tiajoloff ’18 had 21 assists in the win over Plattsburgh. Devan Gallagher ’19 had nine kills and five digs in the win over John Jay. The Brewers finished third in the Liberty League.

Vassar lost to SUNY New Paltz in four sets in a non-league match on Oct. 25 at Kenyon Hall. Gallagher paced the offense with 19 kills. Annie MacMillan ’19 had 33 assists, and Anna Zucchero ’21 led the defense with 16 digs.

Gallagher had 15 kills, but Vassar fell to Clarkson University in four sets on Oct. 20 on the Clarkson campus in Potsdam, NY. The win gave Clarkson the Liberty League regular season championship.

St. Lawrence University halted Vassar’s 12-match winning streak on Oct. 20 in Canton, NY. The Brewers lost the first two sets, won the next two, but lost the fifth set, 15–12. MacMillan had 47 assists, and Jane McLeod ’20 registered 22 kills.

Vassar held off The College at Brockport in five sets, then blanked Springfield College in a pair of matches on the Rochester Institute of Technology campus. Lauren Ninkovich ’19 and Zucchero each had 15 digs in the win over Brockport. Gallagher led all hitters with 25 kills. MacMillan had 35 assists, six digs, and three kills in the win over Springfield.

McLeod had a team-high 10 kills in Vassar’s straight-set win over SUNY Geneseo on Oct. 13 on the campus of Rochester Institute of Technology. Jorden Schreeder ’20 had seven digs.

Gallagher registered the 1,000th kill of her career in Vassar’s 3–1 win over Union College on Oct. 7 at Kenyon Hall. Gallagher finished with 24 kills in the match. Zucchero had 19 digs, and MacMillan had 42 assists and five service aces.

Gallagher and McLeod combined for 43 kills in Vassar’s 3–2 victory over Skidmore College on Oct. 6 on the Skidmore campus in Saratoga Springs, NY. The two teams alternated victories in the first four sets, and the Brewers won the tiebreaker, 15–10.

Cambey registered a team-high 11 kills in Vassar’s straight-set victory over Bard College on Oct. 3 on the Bard campus in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. Ninkovich had 12 digs and added four kills.

Men’s Cross Country

Michael Scarlett ’18

Michael Scarlett ’18 earned All-Liberty League honors with a 10th-place finish at the league championships on Oct. 28 on the Vassar campus. Philip Brown ’18 finished 11th, and Peter Ferretter ’21 was 21st. Brown also earned All-Liberty League honors. Vassar finished fifth in a nine-team field.

Vassar finished 11th in a 28-team field on Oct. 14 at the Rowan University Inter-Regional Rumble in Mullica Hill, NJ. Scarlett was 26th overall, followed by Brown (53rd) and Ferretter (64th).

Women’s Cross Country

Elise Matera ’19

Katie Voegtlin ’18 earned All-Liberty League honors with a 12th-place finish at the league championships on Oct. 28 on the Vassar campus. Acadia DiNardo ’19 earned Honorable Mention. The Brewers finished fifth in a nine-team field.

Elise Matera ’19 was fourth overall and Vassar used its depth to win the Seven Sisters Championships on Oct. 14 at Smith College in Northampton, MA. Voegtlin was eighth, and DiNardo finished ninth.

Women’s Golf

Margaret Liu ’21

Vassar finished the fall season with a seventh-place finish in a 16-team field at the Williams College Fall Invitational on Oct. 7 and 8 in Williamstown, MA. Andrea Han ’20 shot a 78–82–160 to pace the Brewers, finishing 15th overall. Margaret Liu ’21 had a two-day total of 162.

Women’s Field Hockey

Storm Sideleau ’18 celebrated Senior Day with a goal and two assists as Vassar (11–6, 4–3 Liberty League) defeated non-league opponent SUNY New Paltz, 7–3, on Oct. 28 at the Weinberg Turf Field. Megan Caveny ’19 added two goals.

The Brewers defeated previously unbeaten University of Scranton, 3–2 in overtime, on Oct. 25 at the Weinberg Turf Field. Caveny scored the winning goal two minutes into the overtime period. Emily Poehlein ’19 and Alyssa More ’18 scored the first two Vassar goals.

Union College edged Vassar, 1–0, in double overtime on Oct. 22 on the Union campus in Schenectady, NY. The Brewers had 10 shots on goal, while Union had just six, but Union scored the only goal of the game 3:18 into the second overtime.

Mikayla Young ’19 scored in the 61st minute, propelling Vassar to a 1–0 win over Liberty League rival Ithaca College on Oct. 20 at the Weinberg Turf Field.

Caveny scored 4:28 into overtime to give the Brewers a 2–1 victory over Liberty League rival St. Lawrence University on Oct. 15 at the Weinberg Turf Field. Sideleau scored Vassar’s first goal.

Skidmore College broke a 1–1 tie late in the second half and defeated Vassar, 2–1, on Oct. 13 in Saratoga Springs, NY. Poehlein scored the Brewers’ goal.

Dara Studnitzer ’21 tipped in a shot from Caveny midway through the first half, and the Brewers’ defense made the goal stand up, as Vassar defeated 20th-ranked William Smith College, 1–0, on Oct. 7 at the Weinberg Turf Field.

Men’s Rugby

Stephen Kpundeh ’19

Stephen Kpundeh ’19, Joe Simon ’18, and Gary Garcia ’18 each scored a pair of tries and Kpundeh added four conversions in Vassar’s 43–0 victory over SUNY New Paltz on Oct. 29 at the Vassar Farm.

Vassar avenged two losses to SUNY New Paltz last fall with a 44–12 victory on Oct. 22 at the Vassar Farm. Kpundeh scored two tries and kicked two conversions.

Garcia and Simon each scored three tries in Vassar’s 74–17 victory over SUNY Oneonta on Oct. 15 on the Oneonta campus. Kpundeh kicked seven conversions.

Vassar won a scheduled match against Bard College by forfeit on Oct. 8.

Women’s Rugby

Abby Alexander ’18

The Brewers advanced to the championship game of the Tri-State Conference with a 51–0 win over Siena College on Oct. 29 at the Vassar Farm. Michelle Urrutia ’18 scored three tries. The Brewers face the University at Albany in the championship match on Nov. 4 at Siena.

Urrutia and Jennie To ’18 each scored five tries as Vassar overwhelmed SUNY New Paltz, 87–0, on Oct. 22 at the Vassar Farm. Makena Emery ’19 kicked six conversions.

To scored three tries and Emery kicked three conversions as Vassar defeated the U.S. Military Academy JV squad, 61–26, on Oct. 13 on the West Point, NY, campus.

Urrutia, Abby Alexander ’18, and Kate Sworden ’19 each scored a pair of tries in Vassar’s 43–17 victory over the University at Albany on Oct. 8 at the Vassar Farm. Emery kicked four conversions.

Men’s Rowing

Vassar’s 4+ boat finished ahead of Ithaca College and SUNY Maritime College at the Head of the Fish Regatta in Saratoga Springs, NY, on Oct. 28. The Varsity 8+ boat narrowly lost to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and the Novice team defeated Binghamton University.

Vassar’s Collegiate 8 defeated Stevens Institute of Technology at the Head of the Passaic Regatta on Oct. 15 in Lyndhurst, NJ. Janet Ortiz ’18 was coxswain, and rowers were Dan Otto ’19, Alex Goff ’19, Aidan Glaser Schoff ’20, Aron Sulovari ’18, Travis Walker ’19, Nik Iashvili ’21, Nick Gorman ’21, and Aidan Lavis ’20. In the Men’s Collegiate 4, Vassar A finished second and Vassar B was fourth in a seven-boat field.

Women’s Rowing

The Varsity 8+ finished 17th in a field of 23 at the Head of the Fish Regatta on Oct. 28 in Saratoga Springs, NY. The boat, coxed by Millie Cunningham ’18, finished ahead of Liberty League rivals Union College and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The Second Varsity 8 finished 16th in a field of 20. The Varsity 4+ defeated Trinity College but finished just behind Skidmore College, and the Novice 8+ finished ahead of Ithaca College in 27th place.

Vassar’s Varsity 8 won the Women’s Collegiate race at the Head of the Passaic Regatta on Oct. 15 in Lyndhurst, NJ. Members of the team were coxswain Cunningham, Zofia Siwicka ’21, Lauren Osojnak ’20, Katie Emery ’20, Olivia Hodel ’19, Emma Wiley ’20, Amanda Su ’19, Claire Baker ’18, and Hannah Coffin ’21. Vassar’s two boats finished third and seventh in the Collegiate 4 and second in the Novice 4 event.

Men’s Swimming and Diving

Jonah Strand ’18

Jordan Kalina ’20 won the 500- and 1,000-yard freestyle events in Vassar’s 109–61 win over Bard College on Oct. 25 at Kresge Pool. Matthew Imiolek ’20 won the 50-yard freestyle. Connor Martin ’18 won the one-meter diving event.

Jonah Strand ’18 won three individual events, and Max White ’21 won two, but Vassar fell to Brandeis University, 175–106, on Oct. 21 at Kresge Pool. Strand, White, Harrison Taylor ’20, and Imiolek teamed up for a win in the 200-yard medley relay. Strand also won the 100-yard breaststroke, the 200-yard breaststroke, and the 200-yard individual medley. White won the 100-yard backstroke and the 100-yard butterfly.

Women’s Swimming and Diving

Angharad Healey ’21

Reigning Liberty League Rookie of the Week Rhea Randhawa ’21 won her second 200-yard individual medley of the season in Vassar’s 116–49 victory over Bard College on Oct. 25 at Kresge Pool. Brynn Lautenbacher ’21 won the 200-yard freestyle and the 100-yard butterfly.

The Brewers got major contributions from first-year swimmers in a 169.5–110.5 victory over Brandeis University on Oct. 21 at Kresge Pool. Angharad Healey ’21 won the 1,000-yard freestyle, and Randhawa, Ellie Kennedy-Wood ’21, and Lautenbacher teamed up with Hayley Schultz ’19 to win the 200-yard medley relay. Lautenbacher also picked up wins in the 100- and 200-yard butterfly events.

Posted by Office of Communications Tuesday, October 31, 2017