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Sports Roundup - January 2019

Men’s Basketball

Josh Brownridge ’20

Vassar (8-11, 4-8 Liberty League) defeated St. Lawrence University, 77-61, February 1 on the St. Lawrence campus in Canton, NY. Jack Rothenberg ’23 scored a career-high 21 points, and Zach Bromfeld ’21 scored 20. Zach Johnson ’23 dominated the boards with 13 rebounds.

Clarkson University jumped out to an eight-point lead at halftime and defeated Vassar, 84-72, January 31 on Clarkson’s campus in Potsdam, NY. Bromfeld scored 20 points, and Avni Mustafaj ’23 added 16.

Johnson scored 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead Vassar to an 82-60 victory over Bard College January 25 at the Athletics and Fitness center. Eleven Brewers hit the scoring column.

A late Vassar rally fell short, and the Brewers lost to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 59-56, January 24 at the Athletics and Fitness Center. Vassar cut a second-half deficit from 10 points to two, but the Engineers held on for the win. Lance Tebay ’21 and Mustafaj each scored 12 points.

Vassar fell to Liberty League rival Skidmore College, 76-60, January 21 on the Skidmore campus in Saratoga Springs, NY. Bromfeld matched his season high with 20 points. Mustafaj and Josh Brownridge ’20 added 14 and 13, respectively.

Union College jumped out to a 53-32 halftime lead and coasted to a 99-73 win over the Brewers January 18 on the Union campus in Schenectady NY. Mustafaj led the Vassar attack with 16 points. Bromfeld had 14.

Five Brewers scored in double figures, but Vassar fell to Hobart College, 78-67, January 17 on the Hobart campus in Geneva, NY. Josh Brownridge ’20 led Vassar with 15 points, Kevin McAuliffe’23 had 13, Bromfeld and Mustafaj each scored 11, and Neville Lee ’22 added 10.

Johnson scored 20 points and grabbed 15 rebounds in Vassar’s 82-64 win over Clarkson on January 11 at the Athletics and Fitness Center. Mustafaj finished with 13 points.

Vassar used a balanced scoring attach to defeat St. Lawrence University, 66-61, January 10 at the Athletics and Fitness Center. Bromfeld, Brownridge, and Tebay each scored 10 points.

The Brewers opened 2020 with a 60-39 victory over Connecticut College January 4 in New London, CT. Bromfeld and McAuliffe each scored 14 points. Vassar’s defensive effort was its best since 2003, when the Brewers held Sage College to 38 points.

Women’s Basketball

Sophie Nick '20

Vassar (13-6, 9-3 Liberty League) fell to St. Lawrence University, 79-77, in overtime February 1 on the St. Lawrence campus in Canton, NY. Jackie Cenan ’20 and Sophie Nick ’20 scored 19 and 18 points, respectively.

Cenan converted seven of nine shots from the field, including four of five from three-point range, to lead Vassar to a 77-55 win over Clarkson University January 31 in Potsdam, NY. Cenan finished with 22 points. Isa Peczuh ’20 had 14.

All 10 players on the Vassar roster made at least one field goal in Vassar’s 93-42 win over Bard College January 25 at the Athletics and Fitness Center. Sarah Gillooly ’23 came off the bench to score 10 points and hand out four assists.

Vassar moved in to a tie for first place with a 77-66 victory over Liberty League rival Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute January 24 at the Athletics and Fitness Center. The Brewers scored 52 points in the second half to earn the victory. Peczuh and Nick scored 16 and 14 points, respectively, to pace the Vassar attack.  Gillooly and Cenan iced the game with clutch free throws down the stretch.

The Vassar attack exploded in the fourth quarter, and the Brewers cruised to a 74-56 victory over Skidmore College January 21 on the losers’ court in Saratoga Springs, NY. Vassar held a 45-41 lead as the final quarter began and outscored the Thoroughbreds, 29-15, in the final 10 minutes. Nick finished with 22 points on 10-for-13 shooting, and she grabbed 14 rebounds. Ryan DeOrio ’21 had 14 points and seven assists.

The Brewers connected on just 31 percent of their shots from the field in a 48-45 loss to Union College January 18 in Schenectady, NY. Cenan led the Vassar offense with 10 points.

DeOrio scored a career-high 20 points to lead Vassar to a 78-67 victory over William Smith College January 17 in Geneva, NY. Peczuh finished with 18 points.

Nick scored 22 points to lead Vassar to a 91-47 victory over Clarkson University January 11 at the Athletics and Fitness Center. Peczuh scored 15 points, and Gillooly had nine assists.

Peczuh nailed four three-pointers, including one late in the second half that iced Vassar’s 56-51 victory over St. Lawrence University January 10 at the Athletics and Fitness Center. Peczuh and Nick each finished with 15 points, and Gillooly added 14.

Men’s Volleyball

Kevin Ros '20

Vassar (6-2) triumphed over two teams ranked among the top 10 in the country February 1 on the campus of Arcadia College in Glenside, PA. The Brewers topped 10th-ranked Arcadia in four sets and edged No. 7 Juniata College in five. Kevin Ros ’20 had a team-high 17 kills and 10 digs. Ryan Duchemin ’21 had 12 kills.

Vassar posted straight-set wins over Ramapo and Endicott January 25 at Kenyon Hall. Ros led the Vassar attack with 17 kills. Gavin van Beveren ’23 had 20. Duchemin finished with 16 kills and three service aces.

Vassar posted wins over eighth-ranked California-Santa Cruz and Fontbonne University January 18 in Thousand Oaks, CA. The Brewers lost the first set to the Banana Slugs but won the next three. Andrew Kim ’23 and van Beveren each had 13 kills. In the match against Fontbonne, the Brewers won the opening set, lost the second, and won the next two. Ros had 18 kills, three blocks, and six digs.

California Lutheran swept the Brewers, 3-0, January 17 in Thousand Oaks, CA. Ros had nine kills, and Steven Koja ’23 had 36 assists.

Vassar dropped a hard-fought match to the University of California at San Diego January 15 in La Jolla, CA by scores of 25-21, 25-17, and 25-18. Van Beveren led the Brewers in kills with nine, and Koja had a game-high 25 assists.

Women’s Swimming and Diving

Vassar (10-1, 6-0 Liberty League) outscored four opponents at the Vassar Sprint Invitational February 1 at Kresge Pool. Rhea Randhawa ’21, Lillian Lowenthal ’23, Abby Whittington ’23, and Brynn Lautenbacher ’21 won the 200-yard medley relay. Jesse Ecklund ’22 won the 500-yard freestyle, the 200-yard freestyle, and the 100-yard backstroke.

Angharad Healy ’21 won the 1,000-yard freestyle in the first individual event of the day, and Vassar went on to defeat Montclair (NJ) State University, 171-122 January 29 on the Montclair campus. Eklund won the 100-yard backstroke, and Lowenthal won the 500-yard freestyle.

Ecklund won two individual events and was part of the winning 200-yard medley relay to lead Vassar to a 161-128 victory over Union College January 25 in Schenectady NY. Ecklund won the 200-yard freestyle and the 200-yard backstroke. She teamed with Randhawa, Lautenbacher, and Stephanie Kaplan ’21 to win the medley relay.

Randhawa won two events and was part of a winning relay team in Vassar’s victories over Trinity College and Mount Holyoke College January 14 at Kresge Pool.  Randhawa won the 100- and 200-yard backstroke events, and she teamed with Lautenbacher, Kaplan, and Lowenthal to win the 200-yard medley relay.

Men’s Swimming and Diving

Robbie Perot 23

Vassar (7-3, 4-1 Liberty League) topped a five-team field at the Vassar Sprint Invitational February 1 at Kresge Pool. The Brewers defeated Bard College, SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Delhi, and Skidmore College. Nick D’Arrigo ’23, Anthony Cheng ’23, Harrison Taylor ’20, and Matthew Imiolek ’20 won the 200-yard medley relay to open the meet.

Jake Mier ’22 won the 200-yard butterfly in Vassar’s 152-146 victory over Montclair (NJ) State January 29 in Montclair, NJ.

Sam Murphy ’22 won the three-meter diving competition in Vassar’s 161-111 win over Union College January 25 on the Union campus in Schenectady, NY. Cheng won the 100-yard breaststroke, and Nikolas Pham ’22 won the 200-yard breaststroke.

Newcomers Robbie Perot ’23 and Leroy Wang ’23 posted victories in Vassar’s 174-115 victory over Trinity College January 14 at Kresge Pool. Perot finished the 1,000-yard freestyle 22 seconds ahead of his closet rival. Wang won the 100-yard backstroke in one of the closest contests of the day, edging Trinity’s Chuck Sweeney by four one-hundredths of a second.

Women’s Squash

Sydney Nemphos '20

Vassar (5-12) split a pair of matches on the Hamilton College campus in Clinton, NY February 2. The Brewers defeated Colgate University, 8-1, but lost to Hamilton, 9-0. Claire Coss ’22 won her match at No. 1 against Colgate in straight sets.

Haverford College and Bucknell University posted victories over Vassar on February 1 on the Haverford, PA campus. Amanda Watson ’21 posted wins in both matches.

Vassar dropped all eight matches against the University of Virginia January 11 in Charlottesville, VA.

Vassar suffered a 9-0 loss to George Washington University January 9 on the GWU campus in Washington, DC. Sydney Nemphos ’20 lost her match at Number 1 by scores of 11-3, 11-6 and 11-5.

Men’s Squash

Sameer Mustafa ’23

Vassar (5-14) defeated Colgate, 8-1, but lost to host Hamilton College, 9-0, February 2 in Clinton, NY. Sameer Mustafa ’23 won his No. 1 match against Colgate in three sets.

The Brewers were swept by 9-0 scores in matches against Georgetown University and Haverford College February 1 on the Haverford, PA campus.

Vassar lost to the University of Virginia, 9-0, January 11 on the Virginia campus in Charlottesville, VA.  Mustafa lost to Virginia’s Aly Hussein, 11-6, 11-5, 11-2, at No. 1.

George Washington University defeated Vassar, 9-0, January 9 on the GWU campus in Washington, DC.

Women’s Fencing

Jenna Waibel ’23 posted Vassar’s (16-13) lone victory in a match against Yale University February 1 in New Haven, CT.

Vassar dropped five matches at the North East Conference Multi Meet January 25 on the campus of Boston College in Chestnut Hill, MA. The Brewers fell to Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 18-9; Tufts University, 16-11; Boston College, 19-8; Brandeis University, 18-9, and Brown University, 20-7. Waibel posted a 10-5 record in foil. Chloe Chinnadurai ’22 won eight matches in epee, and Elise Poniatowski ’23 posted two wins in sabre.

Vassar posted wins over Cleveland State and Detroit Mercy January 19 at the Vassar Invitational at Walker Field House. The Brewers won the morning matches, 17-10 over Cleveland State and 20-7 over Detroit Mercy. Vassar defeated Cleveland State, 16-11, and Detroit Mercy, 19-8, in the afternoon competition. Vassar’s foil team finished with a 29-7 record led by Zoe Tolbert ’22, who won all 10 of her matches.

Men’s Fencing

Evin Heintz ’21

Evin Heintz ’21 won two of three bouts in sabre but Vassar (27-12) fell to Yale University, 20-7, February 1 in New Haven, CT.

Vassar defeated Tufts University but lost matches to MIT, Boston College, Brandeis and Brown at the North East Conference Multi Meet in Chestnut Hill MA. Evin Heintz ’22 was 10-5 in sabre, Jack Plumer ’23 was 7-4 in epee, and Caleb Klein ’22 posted a 6-4 record in foil.

Vassar split a pair of matches with Cleveland State, won two matches against Detroit Mercy, and posted a victory over Drew University January 19 at the Vassar Invitational. Heintz won all nine of his matches in sabre.

Posted by Office of Communications Sunday, December 1, 2019