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Sophomore Cydni Matsuoka led the Brewers to a dramatic win over Hunter College. Photos courtesy Stockton Photo, Inc.

The Sports Page

The Brewers went into winter break with several impressive performances, and return to action later this month.

In early December, the men’s team posted an impressive 79-13 win over Saint Lawrence College, and followed that up with a 68-56 win over City College of New York. Freshman Johnny Mrlik scored a double-double, posting 23 points and 10 rebounds. Unfortunately, the men later fell 96-71 against Hamilton College, but still went into winter break with a winning 4-3 record. On the women’s side, sophomore Cydni Matsuoka led the team to a dramatic 69-67 win over Hunter College. Down 67-66 with 37 seconds left to play, Matsuoka made a steal and then scored on a jump shot to put the Brewers ahead. Later in December, the women continued their winning ways with a 78-34 victory over Elmira College. The women went into winter break with a perfect 6-0 record, their best start to a season since 2000-2001, when they went 8-0.

The women and men alike faced national-caliber competition at a meet at Penn State. Junior Katie LeClair was Vassar’s star performer on the women’s side, finishing the meet with an 11-6 record. Another junior—Tavish Pegram—led the Brewers on the men’s side, with a 9-3 record.

The men’s and women’s teams both fell to stiff competition at the Trinity College Invitational in December. Both teams return to action later this month at the Pioneer Valley Invitational in western Massachusetts.

Mathue Duhaney

Swimming and Diving
The women and men both finished fifth of nine teams at the Liberty League Championships, held at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in early December. The women posted 10 season bests and seven lifetime bests. Senior Caroline Shannon set a new school record in the 400 IM with a time of 4:41.50, good for second place. The men posted 19 season bests. Senior Jack Smart was the Brewers’ highest finisher, taking second place in the 200-yard breaststroke. Junior Mathue Duhaney (pictured) posted two of the team members' four lifetime bests.


For more results, and the latest from Vassar Athletics, visit the website.

Compiled by Peter Bronski

January 2012

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