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Sports Roundup - October 2018

Three Teams Competing in Post-Season Tournaments

The field hockey, women’s soccer and women’s rugby teams are competing in post-season tournaments on Saturday. The field hockey and women's soccer teams are headed to NCAA Division III tournaments; the field hockey team will take on the College of New Jersey at 2pm on the campus of Middlebury College, while the women's soccer team will play Massachusetts Institute of Technology at Amherst College at 1:30pm. The women's rugby team will take its first step toward a fourth straight trip to the Final Four of the USA Rugby Fall Nationals when it hosts the University of Delaware at 1pm at the Vassar Farm. Read more about the games.

Field Hockey

Alyssa More ’19

Vassar (18-1, 7-0 Liberty League) won the Liberty League Championship for the first time in history, defeating the University of Rochester, 1-0, Nov. 3 at Weinberg Turf Field. Alyssa More ’19 scored the only goal of the game on a pass from Megan Caveny ’19.

The Brewers defeated Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 4-0, in the semifinals of the Liberty League Championships Oct. 31 on Weinberg Turf Field. Grace Amell ’21 and Cristina Lopez ’20 scored in the first half, and Emily Poehlein ’19 and Stephanie Palma ’20 added second-half tallies.

More scored both goals in Vassar’s 2-0 win over SUNY New Paltz Oct. 27 on the New Paltz campus.

Poehlein scored a pair of goals to pace Vassar’s 5-0 victory over the University of Scranton Oct. 24 on the Scranton, PA, campus.

Caveny and Lopez scored second-half goals to lead Vassar to a 2-0 win over William Smith College Oct. 21 in Geneva, NY.

Vassar, ranked ninth in the country, edged sixth-ranked University of Rochester, 3-2, Oct. 19 on Weinberg Turf Field. A penalty stroke from Palma proved to be the game winner. The Brewers led at halftime, 2-0, on goals by Caveny and Mikayla Young ’19, but Rochester answered with two goals in the first 13 minutes of the second half. Palma broke the tie with about 10 minutes remaining.

Young and More each scored a pair of goals in Vassar’s 7-0 win over Union College Oct. 14 on Weinberg Turf Field.

More scored the only goal of the game, as Vassar edged upset-minded Ithaca College Oct. 12 on the Ithaca, NY, campus. More scored early in the second half on a pass from Grace Yacura ’21.

Caveny scored a pair of goals to propel Vassar to a 5-0 win over St. Lawrence University Oct. 6 in Canton, NY.

Men’s Soccer

Mattie Mrlik ’20

Hobart avenged an earlier loss, defeating Vassar (9-7, 5-4 Liberty League) by a score of 4-2 in the opening round of the Liberty League playoffs Oct. 30 on the Geneva, NY, campus. Eamon Geraghty ’22 and Mattie Mrlik ’20 scored for Vassar.

Ithaca College scored four goals in the second half and edged the Brewers, 4-3, Oct. 27 on the Ithaca, NY, campus. Kevin Baliat ’20, Henrik Olsson ’19, and Mrlik scored to give Vassar a 3-0 lead, but Ithaca responded with four goals in a 23-minute span in the second half.

Vassar managed just two shots on goal in a 2-0 loss to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Oct. 24 on Gordon Field.

Mrlik broke a scoreless tie early in the second half, and Nathan Logan ’22 added an insurance goal as Vassar defeated Hobart, 2-0, Oct. 20 on Gordon Field.

Vassar failed to score until the 87th minute and fell to St. Lawrence University, 3-1, Oct. 13 on the winners’ field in Canton, NY. Jonathan Bow ’21 scored for the Brewers on a pass from Mrlik.

Clarkson scored in the fifth minute of overtime to defeat Vassar, 1-0, Oct. 12 on Clarkson’s campus in Potsdam, NY. Clarkson outshot the Brewers, 18-12.

Quinn Tunnell ’22 scored late in the second overtime, and Vassar defeated Skidmore, 1-0, Oct. 6 on the Skidmore campus in Saratoga Springs, NY. Tunnell converted a pass from Hawkins Barratt-Heitmann ’21 on a corner kick.

Women’s Soccer

Rebecca Andrews ’19

The Brewers (9-7-1, 5-4 Liberty League) were eliminated in the first round of the Liberty League playoffs, as Rochester Institute of Technology eked out a 3-2 victory Oct. 20 on the RIT campus. Brenna McMannon ’21 and Jordan Moss ’20 scored the first two goals of the game, but the Tigers responded with three goals in the final five minutes to claim the win.

Ithaca College blanked the Brewers, 3-0, Oct. 27 at Gordon Field. Keeper Fiona Walsh ’21 made six saves.

Rebecca Andrews ’19 scored a goal five minutes into the game, and the Brewers defeated Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1-0, Oct. 24 in Troy, NY.

Walsh made a career-high 15 saves as Vassar defeated seventh-ranked William Smith, 1-0, Oct. 20 in Geneva, NY. It was the Brewers’ first win ever against the Herons in 20 tries. Skylar Herrera-Ross ’21 scored the only goal of the game on a rebound of a shot by Madio Wallner ’22.

Vassar won most of the statistical categories—except the one that mattered—in a 1-0 loss to St. Lawrence University Oct. 13 on Gordon Field. The Brewers had a 12-4 advantage in shots on goal and had a big edge in corner kicks, 8-2, but could not put a shot into the net.

Andrews scored in the 73rd minute, keying Vassar’s 1-0 win over Clarkson University Oct. 12 on Gordon Field. The Brewers fired 10 shots on goal. Clarkson had just one.

Vassar outshot Skidmore College, 17-9, but Skidmore scored a goal late in the first half and made it stand up the rest of the way, defeating the Brewers, 1-0, Oct. 6 on Gordon Field. Goalkeeper Fiona Walsh ’21 made five saves.

Vassar scored three goals late in the second half and defeated Bard College, 3-0, Oct. 3 on the Bard campus in Annandale-on-Hudson. Andrews opened the scoring on a scramble in the box in the 77th minute. Sara Seper ’19 and Wallner scored the other Brewer goals.

Women’s Volleyball

Devan Gallagher ’19

Vassar’s (15-10) season ended Nov. 2 with a 3-2 loss to Rochester Institute of Technology in the semifinals of the Liberty League Tournament in Ithaca, NY. Devan Gallagher ’19 capped an outstanding Vassar career with 22 kills and 13 digs, and Annie MacMillan ’19 had 51 assists.

Gallagher, MacMillan, Lydia Bailey ’19, and Lauren Ninkovich ’19 celebrated Senior Day with a straight-set win over the College of New Rochelle Oct. 27 at Kenyon Hall.

Gallagher notched her eighth straight double-double with 14 kills and 13 digs in a 3-1 win over SUNY New Paltz Oct. 25 on the New Paltz campus.

Nineteenth-ranked Ithaca College won a marathon match against Vassar Oct. 20 on the Ithaca, NY, campus. The Brewers won the first set, 36-34, but Ithaca took two of the next three and then won the tiebreaker, 15-7. MacMillan had 41 assists and 14 digs.

Vassar clinched a Liberty League playoff spot despite losing to Rochester Institute of Technology, 3-2, Oct. 19 on the RIT campus. Gallagher notched her sixth double-double of the season with 25 kills and 14 digs.

The Brewers split a pair of matches at Swarthmore (PA) College Oct. 13, defeating the hosts, 3-2, but losing to 25th-ranked Johns Hopkins by the same score. Gallagher and Jane McLoed ’20 each recorded 19 kills in the match against Swarthmore. Gallagher had 27 kills, and MacMillan had 42 assists in the loss to Johns Hopkins.

Vassar defeated Bard College in straight sets Oct. 10 at Kenyon Hall. Gallagher recorded 14 kills and 14 digs, and Madison Wilson ’22 had 32 assists.

MacMillan posted her second double-double of the season, and Vassar defeated Liberty League rival Clarkson University, 3-1, Oct. 6 at Kenyon Hall. MacMillan finished with 39 assists and 12 digs. Gallagher had 16 kills and 19 digs.

Sara Ehnstrom ’22 had 13 kills and three blocks in Vassar’s 3-0 victory over St. Lawrence University Oct. 5 in Kenyon Hall.

Men’s Cross Country

Luke Arseneault ’19

Ry Blume ’19 led Vassar to a first-place finish at the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Association Championships Nov. 3 in Milton, NY. Blume finished third overall and was one of five Brewer runners to place in the top 13. Sam Kobrin ’19 was fifth.

Vassar finished fifth in a nine-team field at the Liberty League Championships Oct. 27 in Potsdam, NY. Peter Ferretter ’21 finished 22nd overall.

Luke Arseneault ’19 finished 54th overall to pace Vassar to a 16th-place finish in a 42-team field Oct. 13 at the Rowan Inter-Regional Border Battle in Logan Township, NJ. Ferretter was 79th, and Will Dwyer ’20 finished 104th.

Women’s Cross Country

Christiana Prater-Lee ’19

Vassar repeated as Eastern Collegiate Athletic Association champions as five Brewers finished in the top eight in the Nov. 3 race in Milton, NY. Meghan Cook ’20 finished second overall, and Seneca Straub ’21 was fourth.

Vassar made its best showing in four years at the Liberty League Championships Oct. 27, finishing third in a nine-team field. Hannah Martin ’21 was ninth overall, earning a Second Team berth on the All-Liberty League squad.

Three Vassar runners finished in the top seven overall, propelling Vassar to the Seven Sisters Championship Oct. 14 in Media, PA. Martin finished second with a time of 23:12.8 in the 6k race. Megan Horn ’19 was fourth, and Christiana Prater-Lee ’19 finished seventh.

Men’s Swimming

Max White smashed his own Kresge Pool record in the 200-yard backstroke as Vassar defeated Skidmore, 170-109, Nov. 3. White also won the 200 freestyle and the 100 backstroke. He teamed up with Nikolas Pham ’22, Harrison Taylor ’20, and Matthew Imiolek ’20 to win the 200 medley relay.

Taylor won two events to pace Vassar to an 891-61 win over Bard College Oct. 26 on the Bard campus in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. Taylor finished first in the 200-yard individual medley and led a Vassar sweep in the 100 butterfly.

Vassar opened the season with a 169-93 loss to Brandeis University Oct. 20 at Kresge Pool. Jake Mier ’22 celebrated his collegiate debut with victories in the 100 butterfly and 200 butterfly. Pham won the 100 breaststroke.

Women’s Swimming

Vassar competitors won 12 of 16 events in a 173-109 victory over Skidmore Nov. 3 at Kresge Pool. Jesse Ecklund ’22 posted victories in the 200 freestyle and 200 backstroke. Brynn Lautenbacher ’21 won the 50- and 100-yard freestyle events.

Kendall Hayes ’22 won the 50-yard freestyle and was second in the 100 freestyle as Vassar defeated Bard College, 95-40, Oct. 26 in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. Rhea Randhawa ’21 and Rachel Yang ’22 finished 1-2 in the 200 individual medley.

Five Vassar swimmers won two events apiece in the Brewers’ 168-98 win over Brandeis University Oct. 20 in Kresge Pool. Ecklund won the 100 and 200 backstroke events; Lautenbacher finished first in the 100 and 200 butterfly; Hayes won the 200 and 500 freestyle; Sammy Stone ’19 won the 100 and 1,000 freestyle; and Shannon Schrope ’21 won the 100 and 200 breaststroke events.

Men’s Fencing

Max Deak ’22 paced the Brewers with a fifth-place finish in the sabre event Oct. 28 at The Big One tournament in Northampton, MA. Nishay Bhatnagar ’22 reached the Round of Eight in epee. and Michael Skolnick ’19 was eighth in foil.

Women’s Fencing

Rose Hulsey-Vincent ’19 won the bronze medal in epee Oct. 28 at The Big One tournament in Northampton, MA. Zoe Tolbert ’22, Mirit Rutishauser ’19, and Sophie Blumenstock ’19 all finished in the top 10 in the foil event, and Rose Parker was 21st in sabre.

Men’s Squash

Vassar defeated Bryant College, 9-0, but lost to Fordham University, Lehigh University, and Boston University Nov. 3 in Kenyon Hall. Caden Gruber ’19 won his No. 1 match against Bryant. Travers Parsons-Grayson ’19, Reese Collins ’22, and Liam Condon ’22 won their matches against Lehigh.

Women’s Squash

Vassar swept past Fordham University and Boston University but lost to Mount Holyoke and Georgetown Nov. 3 at Kenyon Hall. Claire Coss ’22 won three of her four matches at the No. 1 position.

Women’s Golf

The Brewers finished their fall season with a fourth-place finish at the George Phinney Jr. Golf Classic Oct. 6 and 7 on the campus of Middlebury (VT) College. Shihan Zhou ’22 led Vassar with a 36-hole score of 163, tied for 10th overall. Margaret Liu ’21 posted a 164, and Andrea Han ’20 placed 17th with a 165.

Men’s Rugby

Louie Brown ’21

Evan Roberts ’20 scored Vassar’s only try in a 49-7 loss to Monroe College Oct. 27 at Vassar Farm.

SUNY Maritime College defeated Vassar, 56-12, Oct. 8 at Vassar Farm. Louie Brown ’21 and Jeff Montoya ’21 scored for the Brewers.

Women’s Rugby

Vassar got two tries from Kate Sworden ’19, Kira Nolan ’21, and Caroline James ’21 in a 61-5 victory over Fairfield University Nov. 4 at Vassar Farm. The win gave the Brewers the top seed in the Northeast Region playoffs.

Oshana Reich ’19 scored three tries, and Nolan added two in Vassar’s 79-22 win over SUNY New Paltz Oct. 27 at Vassar Farm.

Reich scored four tries in Vassar’s 36-5 win over the University of New Haven Oct. 21 on the New Haven, CT, campus. Aislinn Vences-Dimas ’20 kicked three conversions.

Vassar defeated the U.S. Military Academy junior varsity, 29-22, Oct. 20 on the West Point campus. Jenny To ’19 scored a key try, increasing Vassar’s lead to 24-15, and Reich scored the final try of the game after Army had closed the gap to 24-22.

Vassar overcame an early 14-0 deficit and defeated Bowdoin College, 39-33, Oct. 14 at Vassar Farm. Reich scored two tries, and Molly Lynch ’21 kicked two conversions.

To and Sworden each scored a pair of tries as Vassar cruised to a 48-7 win against Bloomsburg (PA) University Oct. 6 on the Bloomsburg campus.