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Sports Roundup - November 2017

Women’s Volleyball

Devan Gallagher ’19

Babson College defeated Vassar (22–8) in four sets in the opening round of the NCAA Division III Championships on Nov. 10 in Potsdam, NY. Devan Gallagher ’19 had 16 kills and set a new Vassar single-season record for kills during the match. Annie MacMillan ’19 had 33 assists and 12 digs.

Clarkson University downed Vassar in four sets in the semifinals of the Liberty League Championships on Nov. 3 at Ithaca College. Gallagher registered a team-high 20 kills. MacMillan handed out 43 assists and added six digs.

Gallagher was named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-American Second Team. She was also named Liberty League Player of the Year and to the All-Liberty League First Team. MacMillan and Jane McLeod ’20 received All-American Honorable Mention from the AVCA, and both were named to the All-Liberty League Second Team.

Men’s Cross Country

Michael Scarlett ’18

Michael Scarlett ’18 capped his Vassar cross country career at the NCAA Division III Championships on Nov. 18 on the campus of Principia College in Elsah, IL. Scarlett finished 159th in a field of 279.

Scarlett qualified for the NCAA Championships by finishing 11th overall at the NCAA Atlantic Regional Championships on Nov. 11 in Houghton, NY. Vassar finished eighth in a field of 42 teams. Philip Brown ’18 was 37th, and Jared Freedman ’18 finished 90th.

Vassar put three runners in the top 20 and earned a third-place finish in a field of 11 teams at the ECAC Championships on Nov. 4 in Milton, NY. Gerald Dolan ’21 finished eighth overall and earned All-ECAC honors. Pedro Miller ’19 was 19th, and Ayden Gann ’21 finished 20th.

Women’s Cross Country

Katie Voegtlin ’18

Elise Matera ’19 propelled Vassar to a sixth-place finish in a field of 41 teams at the NCAA Atlantic Regional Championships on Nov. 11 in Houghton, NY. Matera finished 41st overall with a personal-best time of 23:10.9 in the 6K race. Savannah Wiman ’18 was 46th, and Katie Voegtlin ’18 finished 50th.

Maddy Pieper ’18 propelled Vassar to a first-place finish in the ECAC Championships on Nov. 4 at the Hudson Valley Sportsdome in Milton, NY. Pieper finished second overall, Hannah Martin ’21 was fourth, Meghan Cook ’20 was fifth, and Elsa Erling ’21 finished sixth.

Men’s Soccer

Hayden Van Brewer ’18

Vassar (10–5–3) outshot Hobart College, 15–14, but the top-seeded Statesmen defeated the Brewers, 2–0, in the finals of the Liberty League Championships on Nov. 5 on the Hobart campus in Geneva, NY. Tanner Sands ’18, Reid Smith ’18, Hayden Van Brewer ’18, and Mattie Mrlik ’20 were named to the All-Tournament Team.

Tyler Gilmore ’19 was named Liberty League Defensive Player of the Year. Gilmore and Van Brewer were named to the All-Liberty League First Team, and Mrlik, Smith, and Jose Novas ’18 were named to the Second Team.

The Brewers won their semifinal match of the Liberty League tourney on Nov. 4, defeating St. Lawrence University, 1–0. Smith scored his first goal of the season, and goalkeeper Matt Marcelino ’18 made several acrobatic saves to preserve the victory.

Women’s Soccer

Ally Thayer ’21

William Smith College, the second-ranked team in the country, defeated Vassar, 2–0, on Nov. 5 in the finals of the Liberty League Championships. Goalkeeper Fiona Walsh ’21 made eight saves to keep the game close. Walsh, Carolina Alvarez ’18, Amanda McFarland ’18, and Ally Thayer ’21 were named to the All-Tournament Team. The Brewers finished the season with a record of 10–6–3.

Ashley Ferry ’21 was named Liberty League Rookie of the Year. McFarland was named to the All-Liberty League First Team, and Ferry and Walsh were named to the Second Team. Sara Seper ’19 and Alvarez received Honorable Mention.

Vassar defeated Rochester Institute of Technology, 1–0, on Nov. 4 in the semifinals of the league tournament. McFarland scored the only goal of the game midway through the second half on a pass from Thayer.

Women’s Field Hockey

Monica Feeley ’20

The Brewers (11–7) lost to Skidmore College, 2–1 in overtime, in the semifinals of the Liberty League Championships on Nov. 1 in Saratoga Springs, NY. Emily Poehlein ’19 scored on a rebound of a shot by Molly Youse ’19 with less than two minutes to play in the second half, but Skidmore got the game-winner 1:36 into overtime.

Megan Caveny ’19 and Monica Feeley ’20 were named to the All-Liberty League First Team, and Cristina Lopez ’20 was named to the Second Team. Goalkeeper Liz Rotolo ’20 received Honorable Mention.

Men’s Rugby

George Sheppard ’18

Vassar (8–2) dropped a 25–24 heartbreaker to Paul Smith’s College in the Northeast Regional Small College Championships on Nov. 11 at the Vassar Farm. Paul Smith’s scored the tying try and winning conversion with less than two minutes to play. George Sheppard ’18 scored a pair of tries for the Brewers.

The Brewers defeated SUNY Maritime College, 34–19, in the finals of the Tri-State Conference National Small College Division on Nov. 5 at the Vassar Farm. Dale Lord ’18, Evan Roberts ’20, Rob Eder ’19, Stephen Kpundeh ’19, Sheppard, and Louie Brown ’19 each scored a try, and Kpundeh booted two conversions.

Women’s Rugby

Sarah Mawhinney ’18

Vassar qualified for the Final Four of the USA Rugby National Fall Championship with victories over Colby College on Nov. 18 and Buffalo State College on Nov. 19 on the campus of Kutztown (PA) University. Oshana Reich ’19 opened the scoring in the 25–5 win over Colby. Sarah Mawhinney ’18 scored a pair of tries in the 49–12 victory over Buffalo that propelled the Brewers into the championship tourney. Makena Emery ’19 booted two conversions.

The Brewers overpowered Roger Williams University, 75–5, in the first round of the USA Rugby Nationals on Nov. 11 at the Vassar Farm. Kayla Lightner ’18 scored four tries, and Amanda Saich ’18 and Abby Alexander ’18 each scored two. Emery added five conversions.

Vassar won the Tri-State Conference title, defeating the University at Albany, 41–19, on Nov. 4 on the campus of Siena College in Loudonville, NY. Saich scored a pair of tries, and Emery kicked three conversions.

Men’s Swimming and Diving

Max White ’21

Max White ’21 won the 200-yard backstroke and finished second in the 100-yard backstroke, but Vassar fell to SUNY New Paltz, 148–116, on Nov. 17 at Kresge Pool. Jordan Kalina ’20 won the 1,650-yard freestyle, and Jonah Strand ’18 was first in the 200-yard freestyle.

Vassar lost to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), the 28th-ranked team in the country, 185–70, on Nov. 11 at the RPI pool in Troy, NY. White was second in the 100-yard freestyle, and he teamed with Strand, Harrison Taylor ’21, and Matthew Imiolek ’21 for a second-place finish in the 200-yard medley relay.

Strand won three races in Vassar’s 153–125 victory over Skidmore College on Nov. 4 on the Skidmore campus in Saratoga Springs, NY. Strand won the 100-yard breaststroke, the 200-yard breaststroke, and the 200-yard individual medley. Imiolek won the 50- and 100-yard freestyle events.

Women’s Swimming and Diving

Ellie Kennedy-Wood ’21

Ellie Kennedy-Wood ’21 won the 200-yard butterfly and Angharad Healey ’21 earned a victory in the 1,650-yard freestyle in the Brewers’ 150–118 loss to SUNY New Paltz on Nov. 17 at Kresge Pool.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) defeated Vassar, 184–92, on Nov. 11 at the RPI pool in Troy, NY. Kael Ragnini ’19 won the 1,000-meter freestyle event, and Healey was third in the 200-meter freestyle. Shannon Schrope ’21 won the 100-meter breaststroke.

Vassar defeated Skidmore College, 165–127, on Nov. 4 at the Skidmore pool in Saratoga Springs, NY. Ragnini won the 1,000-yard freestyle, and Hayley Schultz ’20 led a Vassar sweep in the 100-yard breaststroke. Sarah Boese ’20 finished second in the event, and Stephanie Kaplan ’21 was third. Healey won the 200-yard butterfly.

Men’s Fencing

The Brewers posted six victories at the Matt Lampell Hudson River Invitational on Nov. 19 at Walker Field House. Vassar defeated Cornell University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Drew University, Rochester Institute of Technology, the University of Rochester, and the Vassar B squad, winning 140 of 162 bouts. Evin Heintz ’21 was undefeated in 18 bouts in sabre, and Tom Racek ’18 and Noe Berger ’20 each finished 8–0 in foil.

Vassar defeated seven opponents on Nov. 12 at the Vassar Invitational at Walker Field House. The Brewers defeated Yeshiva University, 23–4; Hunter College, 19–8; Stevens Institute of Technology, 19–8; Haverford College, 16–11; the U.S. Military Academy, 21–6; the University of the Incarnate Word, 18–9; and Drew University, 18–9. Michael Jaklitsch ’21 finished with a 17–3 record, and Jonathan Alperstein ’18 and Dan Swerzenski ’18 were 12–4 in épée.

Swerzenski led Vassar with a third-place finish in épée at The Big One tournament on Nov. 4 in Northampton, MA. Eric Lee ’18 was fifth overall in sabre.

Women’s Fencing

The Brewers won four of six matches at the Matt Lampell Hudson River Invitational on Nov. 19 at Walker Field House. Vassar defeated Queens College, Rochester Institute of Technology, Long Island University-Post, and Yeshiva University. The U.S. Military Academy and Drew University posted wins against Vassar. Annie Innes-Gold ’18 was 18–0 in sabre competition, and Mirit Rutishauser ’19 had 16 victories in foil.

Vassar won four of seven matches at the Vassar Invitational on Nov. 12 at Walker Field House. The Brewers defeated Queens College, 19–8; Wagner College, 15–12; the City College of New York, 19–8; and Fairleigh Dickinson University, 15–12. Vassar fell to Drew University, 19–8; Long Island University-Post, 15–12; and Haverford College, 19–8. Innes-Gold won 20 of her 21 matches in sabre competition. Lilia Hutchinson ’19 was 13–7 in sabre, and Rutishauser won 17 of 21 matches in foil.

Innes-Gold finished fifth overall in sabre competition at The Big One tournament on Nov. 4 in Northampton, MA. Rutishauser was 11th in foil.

Men’s Basketball

Jesse Browne ’18

Williams College, the third-ranked team in the country, breezed past Vassar, 90–57, on Nov. 28 at the Athletics and Fitness Center. The teams were tied 7–7 early in the first half, but Williams used a 28–14 run to put the game out of reach by halftime. Paul Grinde ’19 led all Vassar scorers with nine points.

Jesse Browne ’18 scored 22 points, but Vassar faltered in the second half and lost to SUNY New Paltz, 79–72, on Nov. 21 on the New Paltz campus. Grinde had 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds.

Vassar opened the season by setting a new single-game scoring record but dropped both games at the Rhodes College Tip-Off Tournament on Nov. 18 and 19 in Memphis, TN. The Brewers fell to Rhodes, 126–110, in the opening game, then lost to LeTourneau University, 79–64. Grinde led all Vassar scorers in the loss to Rhodes with 25 points. Owen Murray ’20 had 15 points and seven rebounds in the loss to LeTourneau.

Women’s Basketball

Julia Roellke ’19

The Brewers hit on 62.5 percent of their shots in the first half and cruised to a 75–63 victory over SUNY New Paltz on Nov. 28 on the New Paltz campus. Sophie Nick ’20 led all scorers with 21 points. Ariella Rosenthal ’18 finished with 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.

Rosenthal led all scorers with 17 points, and Julia Roellke ’19 pulled down 11 rebounds, as Vassar defeated Mount Saint Mary College, 52–43, on Nov. 21 at the Athletics and Fitness Center. Vassar overcame a 14–11 first-quarter deficit and led most of the way. Mount Saint Mary closed the gap to 45–41, but Nicole Teta ’19 nailed a jump shot, and Ryan DeOrio ’21 scored off a steal to seal the game. 

Vassar lost to SUNY Oneonta, 75–59, in the finals of the Vassar Tip-Off Tournament on Nov. 18 at the Athletics and Fitness Center. The Brewers breezed past Simmons College, 68–42, in the opening round on Nov. 17. Rosenthal led all Vassar scorers in the loss to Oneonta with 18 points. Roellke added 14 points and eight rebounds. Jackie Cenan ’20 led a balanced scoring attack against Simmons with 10 points. Roellke grabbed 10 rebounds.

Nick kicked off the season with a double-double in Vassar’s 60–56 victory over William Paterson University on Nov. 15 on the losers’ court in Wayne, NJ. Nick scored 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and Samarah Cook ’19 keyed the Brewers’ defensive effort with six steals.

Men’s Squash

Viraj Nadkarni ’20

Vassar dropped a pair of matches on Nov. 12 on the campus of Wesleyan University, losing to the hosts, 9–0, and falling to Bryant University, 5–4. Viraj Nadkarni ’20, Mathieu Rizk ’21, Alex Riccio ’18, and Isaac Stuart ’19 posted wins in the match against Bryant.

Vassar defeated Colgate University, 6–3, on Nov. 12 at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. Rizk led the way with a victory in No. 2 singles.

The Brewers split a pair of matches at Bard College on Nov. 11, losing to the hosts, 9–0, but defeating Siena College, 6–3. Nadkarni won his No. 1 singles match against Siena in five sets, losing the first two and winning the next three.

Vassar split four matches at Kenyon Hall on Nov. 4 and 5, defeating Lafayette College and Swarthmore College and losing to Fordham University and Boston University. Rizk, Riccio, Stuart, Caden Gruber ’20, and Drew Hardin ’19 picked up wins against Swarthmore.

Women’s Squash

Sydney Nemphos ’20

Vassar blanked Northeastern University and Smith College, 9–0, on Nov. 18 on the campus of Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. Hannah Nice ’18 and Sydney Nemphos ’20 each posted a pair of wins at No. 1 and No. 2 singles, respectively.

Vassar won two of three matches at Colgate University. The Brewers lost to William Smith College, 8–1, and defeated the University of Rochester, 9–0, on Nov. 11, then defeated the hosts, 9–0, on Nov. 12. Cherylann Mucciolo ’18 won her No. 1 singles match against Rochester. Nice chalked up the victory at No. 1 singles against Colgate.

The Brewers won three of four matches at Kenyon Hall on Nov. 4 and 5, losing to Mount Holyoke College, 8–1, but blanking Fordham University and Boston University and defeating Bucknell University, 6–3. Nice won all four of her matches at No. 1.

Posted by Office of Communications Thursday, November 30, 2017