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Sports Roundup - September 2019

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Vassar (9-0, 1-0 Liberty League) opened its Liberty League schedule with a 3-1 win over Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Sept. 28 on Weinberg Turf Field. Ella Pearl ’23, Sam Kass ’23, and Dara Studnitzer ’21 tallied for the Brewers.

Vassar recorded its fourth straight shutout Sept. 25, edging Hartwick College, 1-0, on the Hartwick campus in Oneonta, NY. Kass scored the only goal of the game on a rebound of a shot by Avery Bauman ’23.

Vassar’s defense keyed a 4-0 win over Ramapo College Sept. 21 on Weinberg Turf Field. The Brewers limited Ramapo to just nine shots, and Bauman and Rylie Pope ’21 broke the game open with a pair of goals in the third quarter.

In a battle of two of the top 10 teams in the country, sixth-ranked Vassar defeated No. 10 Montclair (NJ) State University, 1-0, Sept. 18 on the Montclair, NJ, campus. Grace Amell ’21 scored the only goal of the game in the 21st minute on a pass from Cristina Lopez ’21. Goalkeeper Juliana Smith ’23 made five saves.

Smith stopped five shots as Vassar blanked Smith College, 2-0, Sept. 14 on the Smith campus in Northampton, MA. Amell and Studnitzer scored for the Brewers.

Stephanie Palma ’20 scored the game-winning goal in Vassar’s 2-1 victory over Western Connecticut State University Sept. 11 at Weinberg Turf Field.

Vassar gave up an early goal but went on to defeat SUNY New Paltz, 5-1, Sept. 7 on Weinberg Turf Field. New Paltz scored a minute into the game, but Niki Rizzo ’22 tied it about four minutes later. Heidi Zahnleuter ’23 broke the tie early in the second half on a breakaway.

Men’s Soccer

Jonathan Bow ’21 scored the lone goal of the game as Vassar (5-4-1, 2-0 Liberty League) snapped Union College’s eight-game winning streak on the losers’ field Sept. 28 in Schenectady, NY. Bow scored in the 37th minute on a pass from Owen Fauth ’23.

Vassar outshot Berkeley (NY) College by a 12-5 margin but lost, 3-2, Sept. 25 at Gordon Field. Berkeley scored late in the first half and 20 minutes into the second, but Kyle Lopes ’23 cut the margin to 2-1 with a goal in the 86th minute. Berkeley scored two minutes later, and Ryan Lane ’23 closed the gap to 3-2 in the final minute of the game.

The Brewers scored twice in the first 30 minutes and defeated Bard College, 3-0, Sept. 21 at Gordon Field. Hawkins Barratt Heitmann ’23 opened the scoring on a header in the 14th minute on a pass from Garrett Lusk ’22. Barratt Heitmann then assisted on a goal by Fauth in the 30th minute. Lane scored Vassar’s final goal on a rebound midway through the second half.

The Brewers surrendered an early goal, but Eamon Geraghty ’22 scored twice late in the second half for a 2-1 victory over Baruch College Sept. 18 at Gordon Field. Geraghty scored the equalizer in the 77th minute on a deflection off a defender. He netted the winning goal in the 90th minute on a penalty kick.

Vassar failed to score for the third straight game, falling to the University of Rochester, 1-0, Sept. 14 on the Rochester, NY, campus. Keeper Will Marment ’20 made four saves.

SUNY New Paltz defeated Vassar, 1-0, Sept. 11 on the SUNY campus in New Paltz, NY. Marment made five saves.

Nationally ranked Stevens Institute of Technology edged Vassar, 1-0, Sept. 7 on the Stevens campus in Hoboken, NJ. Stevens, ranked 24th in the country, scored the lone goal of the match in the 72nd minute.

Vassar and Manhattanville College traded first-half goals, and the game ended in a 1-1 tie Sept. 4 on the Manhattanville campus in Purchase, NY. Reis Kissel ’22 scored for Vassar on a pass from Nolan Alexander ’23 just before halftime.

Vassar scored a pair of second-half goals to defeat Mount Saint Mary, 2-0, Sept. 1 on Gordon Field. Henrik Olsson ’20 scored a goal and assisted on a tally by Fauth.

Women’s Soccer

Gabi Tulk ’22 scored from close range in overtime, propelling the Brewers (4-4-1, 1-0 Liberty League) to a 1-0 victory over Union College Sept. 28 on Gordon Field. Vassar outshot Union, 16-10.

Stevens Institute of Technology broke a 1-1 tie late in the first half and went on to defeat Vassar, 4-1, Sept. 24 on the Stevens campus in Hoboken, NJ. Emma Tanner ’22 scored Vassar’s lone goal on a pass from Savannah Cutler ’20 early in the first half.

The Brewers scored four goals in a 25-minute span in the second half and defeated Mount Saint Mary College, 4-0, Sept. 21 on Gordon Field. Emily Longo ’21 opened the scoring in the 61st minute on an assist from Tanner. Tanner scored two minutes later.

Vassar lost to Montclair (NJ) State University, 1-0, Sept. 18 on the Montclair, NJ, campus. The game was scoreless until the 89th minute. Keeper Fiona Walsh ’21 stopped five shots.

SUNY Oneonta edged Vassar, 3-2, Sept. 14 on the Oneonta, NY, campus. Tanner and Skylar Herrera-Ross ’21 scored for the Brewers.

Cutler scored in the 86th minute to propel Vassar to a 3-2 victory over Western Connecticut State University Sept. 11 at Gordon Field. Tanner had a goal and an assist. Tulk scored Vassar’s other goal.

Ally Thayer ’21 scored Vassar’s only goal in a 1-1 tie with the University of Scranton Sept. 7 on the Scranton, PA, campus. Walsh made eight saves.

The Brewers surrendered three second-half goals, falling to New York University, 3-1, Sept. 1 on Gordon Field. Tulk scored for the Brewers on an assist from Emma Trasatti ’21.

Men’s Cross Country

Vassar finished second in a 20-team field at the Fred Pavlich Invitational Sept. 21 on the campus of Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. Miles Takiguchi ’23 was second overall, completing the 8k race in 26:23.7. Reed Dolan ’21 was fourth. Jake Edington ’21 posted a personal best of 27:04.8 and finished 13th.

Takiguchi finished fifth overall, leading Vassar to a second-place finish at the Ron Stontisch Invitational Sept. 7 on the Vassar campus. Takiguchi posted a time of 19:48.5 in the 6k race. Reed Dolan ’21 was seventh with a time of 19:59.9.

Women’s Cross Country

Keara Ginell ’22 finished first overall, pacing Vassar to a first-place finish at the Fred Pavlich Invitational Sept. 21 at Bard College. Elsa Erling ’22, Sasha Allison ’23, and Augusta Stockman ’23 were fifth, sixth, and seventh, respectively. Ginell was clocked at 23:04.7 in the 6k race.

Ginell finished first overall, and the Brewers defeated five other teams at the Ron Stontisch Invitational Sept. 7 on the Vassar campus. Ginell posted a time of 18:52.2 in the 5k race. Erling was fifth overall.

Women’s Volleyball

Vassar (4-11, 0-2 Liberty League) lost a hard-fought match to St. Lawrence University, 3-2, Sept. 28 on the St. Lawrence campus in Canton, NY. Claire Basler-Chang ’22 had a match-high 18 kills.

Perennial Liberty League powerhouse Clarkson University defeated Vassar in straight sets Sept. 27 on the Clarkson campus in Potsdam, NY. Madison Wilson ’22 had 23 assists, and Claire Bialek ’22 had 19 digs.

Vassar fell to Montclair (NJ) State University and Nazareth College but defeated Medaille College in a two-day quad tournament Sept. 20 and 21 at Kenyon Hall. Montclair State won the tourney with three straight victories. Sara Ehnstrom ’22 had 10 kills, 17 assists, and two service aces in the loss to Nazareth. Ehnstrom and Basler-Chang each had 15 kills in the win over Medaille. Jennifer Kerbs ’20 had 11 kills and 12 digs.

Colette Cambey ’20 notched eight kills in Vassar’s 3-0 loss to Williams College Sept. 18 at Kenyon Hall. Wilson and Kasey Drake ’23 each had 11 digs.

The Brewers lost two close matches Sept. 14 on the campus of Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, CT. Vassar lost in five sets to the host school and fell in four sets to Morrisville State College. Basler-Chang led the Brewer attack with 14 kills against Morrisville State.

Vassar fell in straight sets to Wesleyan University Sept. 13 on the Wesleyan campus in Middletown, CT. Kerbs had seven kills, and Ehnstrom had 16 assists, seven digs, and three blocks.

Williams College defeated Vassar in straight sets Sept. 11 at Kenyon Hall. The Brewers lost by scores of 27-25, 25-15, and 25-19. Cambey registered eight kills, and Wilson and Kasey Drake ’23 each had 11 digs.

The Brewers posted victories over Muhlenberg College and Morrisville (NY) State College Sept. 7 at Kenyon Hall. Vassar dropped the first set against Muhlenberg and trailed by a score of 24-21 in the second. But the Brewers battled back to win the second set and won the next two for the victory. Basler-Chang had a team-high 15 kills. Wilson added nine kills, 24 assists, two service aces, and 13 digs. Vassar edged Morrisville, 3-2, winning the final set by a score of 16-14. Ehnstrom had 17 kills, 21 assists, and 15 digs.

Vassar split a pair of matches in the Haverford (PA) Tournament Sept. 1, defeating Wells College, 3-0, and dropping a match against Eastern University, 3-1. Basler-Chang paced the Brewers in the victory over Wells with eight kills. Wilson had 17 assists.

Vassar dropped a pair of matches to Medaille College, 3-2, and Haverford College, 3-0, Aug. 30 on the Haverford (PA) campus. Basler-Chang had six kills in the loss to Haverford.

Women’s Tennis

Miriam Gandham ’23 lost in three sets in the singles finals of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Northeast Regional Championships Sept. 24 in Geneva, NY. Gandham, who was seeded 10th, won her semifinal match over Coco Kulle of New York University, 6-3, 6-4. But she fell in the finals to NYU’s Karina Jensrud by scores of 4-6, 7-5, and 6-0. In doubles competition on Sept. 22, Gandham and Sarra Yekta ’20 lost by an 8-2 margin in the semifinals to top-seeded Anastasia Balyk and Anna Maria Buraya of NYU on Sept. 22.

Men’s Tennis

Vassar posted three singles victories and a doubles win at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Northeast Regionals Sept. 27 at Hobart College in Geneva, NY. Jeremy Auh ’20, Matthew Yee ’22, and David Gandham ’20 won their opening singles matches. Yee and Nicolas Demaria ’21 won their first doubles match.

Vassar opened the season with a 9-0 win over Bard College Sept. 21 on the Bard campus in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. Auh and Gandham each won their singles matches by scores of 6-0, 6-0, and Auh teamed with Allen Sokolov ’20 for an 8-0 win in doubles.

Women’s Golf

Vassar finished ninth in an 11-team field at the George Phinney Jr. Classic Sept. 28 and 29 in Middlebury, VT. Hella Zhou ’22 posted scores of 87 and 80 in the event.

Zhou was Vassar’s top finisher, tying for sixth overall, at the Mount Holyoke College Invitational Sept. 22 and 22 in South Hadley, MA. Zhou had rounds of 80 and 72. The Brewers finished ninth in a 17-team field.

Vassar finished sixth in a seven-team field in the Ann S. Batchelder Invitational Sept. 14 and 15 at Wellesley (MA) College. Zhou was 25th overall with a two-day score of 166. Margaret Liu ’21 was 30th with a 171.

Women’s Rugby

Vassar (3-0) rolled over Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 74-7, Sept. 29 at Vassar Farm. Emma Manzella ’21 had four tries, and Kayla Vasquez ’20, Emily Howell ’22, and Mia Walsh ’22 each scored two.

Howell scored three tries as Vassar defeated Siena College, 62-12, Sept. 22 on the Siena campus in Loudonville, NY. Aislinn Vences-Dimas ’21 kicked five conversions.

The defending national champions opened the 2019 season with a 61-0 victory over SUNY New Paltz Sept. 15 on the New Paltz, NY, campus. Vasquez, Howell, and Molly Lynch ’21 each scored a pair of tries.

Men’s Rugby

James Christensen ’21 scored two tries as Vassar defeated SUNY Oneonta, 38-14, Sept. 29 on the Oneonta, NY, campus. Evan Roberts ’20 scored a try and kicked three conversions.

Cole Landolt ’23 scored three tries to lead Vassar to a 55-5 victory over Bard College Sept. 22 at Vassar Farm. Nate Cuson ’20 kicked five conversions.

Posted by Office of Communications Tuesday, October 1, 2019