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Sports Roundup - October 2019

Men’s Soccer

Henrik Olsson ’20

Vassar (8-7-1, 5-3 Liberty League) surrendered two second-half goals and lost to nationally ranked Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2-0, Oct. 30 on the RPI campus in Troy, NY.

Kyle Lopes ’23 scored in the 86th minute to lift Vassar to a 1-0 victory over No. 22 Ithaca College Oct. 26 at Gordon Field. Lopes blasted a shot from about five feet after a throw-in deflected off an Ithaca defender.

The Brewers handed Clarkson University its first Liberty League loss of the season Oct. 19 on Gordon Field, defeating the Yellow Jackets, 3-1. Henrik Olsson ’20 opened the scoring with a header in the 23rd minute. Ryan Lane ’23 and Quinn Tunnell ’23 added goals in the second half.

Garrett Lusk ’23 broke a 1-1 tie in the 77th minute to propel Vassar to a 2-1 victory over St. Lawrence University Oct. 18 at Gordon Field. Jonathan Bow ’21 was credited with an assist. Olsson scored Vassar’s first goal early in the first half.

Hobart College broke a scoreless tie late in the first half and went on to defeat Vassar, 3-0, Oct. 12 on the Hobart campus in Geneva, NY. Keeper Eric Wnorowski ’23 had four saves.

Skidmore College scored a goal in each half to defeat Vassar, 2-0, Oct. 5 at Gordon Field.

Women’s Soccer

Emma Tanner ’22 and Gabi Tulik ’22

Vassar (8-7-1, 5-3 Liberty League) outshot Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 22-8, but lost by a score of 1-0 Oct. 30 on Gordon Field.

Gabi Tulik ’22 scored with under 10 minutes left in regulation time, propelling Vassar to a 1-0 victory over Ithaca College Oct. 26 on the Ithaca, NY, campus. Tulik scored on a cross from Savannah Cutler ’20.

Emma Tanner ’22 had a goal and an assist in Vassar’s 3-0 win over Clarkson University Oct. 19 on the Clarkson campus in Potsdam, NY.

Tulik scored on a header with one second left in regulation time as Vassar defeated St. Lawrence University, 2-1, Oct. 18 on the St. Lawrence campus in Canton, NY. Tulik converted a corner kick from Cutler. The Brewers had tied the game in the 59th minute on a goal by Ally Thayer ’22.

William Smith College scored four goals in the second half to defeat the Brewers, 4-1, Oct. 12 at Gordon Field. The Herons opened the scoring in the 65th minute and scored again 10 minutes later. Cutler closed the gap to 2-1 with a goal on a corner kick in the 78th minute, but William Smith tacked on two more goals to seal the victory.

Vassar outshot Skidmore College, 20-12, but lost by a score of 3-1 Oct. 5 on the Skidmore campus in Saratoga Springs, NY. Skidmore opened the scoring in the 20th minute, but Cutler tied the game in the 33rd minute with a goal in a scramble in the box. Skidmore scored the wining goal a minute later.

Cutler scored two goals and assisted on another in Vassar’s 5-1 win over Bard College Oct. 1 at Gordon Field. Cutler opened the scoring in the 26th minute and assisted on a goal by Violet Munnelly ’23 four minutes later. Sydney MacDonald ’23 scored later in the first half and was credited with the assist on Cutler’s second goal early in the second half.

Field Hockey

Dara Studnitzer ’21 scored three minutes into the game, and Vassar (14-3, 5-2 Liberty League) went on to defeat the University of Scranton, 3-1, Oct. 30 on Weinberg Field. Niki Rizzo ’21 and Rylie Pope ’20 also tallied for the Brewers.

Vassar handed Skidmore College its first Liberty League loss of the season Oct. 27 by a score of 2-1 on the Skidmore campus in Saratoga Springs, NY. Stephanie Palma ’21 and Niki Rizzo ’21 tallied in the first 14 minutes of the game, and goalkeeper Jules Smith ’23 preserved the victory with five saves.

The University of Rochester defeated Vassar, 1-0, in a shootout Oct. 20 on the Rochester (NY) campus. Smith recorded six saves.

Pope and Grace Amell ’22 scored five minutes apart in the first half and Vassar defeated William Smith College, 2-0, Oct. 18 on Weinberg Turf Field.

Vassar’s comeback fell just short as the Brewers fell to nationally ranked Christopher Newport College, 3-2, Oct. 14 at Weinberg Field. Vassar overcame a 2-0 deficit with second-half goals by Pope and Sam Plante ’21, but Christopher Newport scored in overtime to seal the victory.

Ithaca College snapped Vassar’s 10-game winning streak with a 3-0 victory Oct. 12 at Weinberg Field.

Cristina Lopez ’20 broke a scoreless tie in overtime to lift Vassar to a 1-0 victory over Union College Oct. 5 on the Union campus in Schenectady, NY.

Men’s Cross Country

Reed Dolan ’21

Reed Dolan ’21 posted a program-best time of 25:27.0 in the 8k Connecticut College Invitational Oct. 19 in New London, CT. The Brewers finished 20th in a 29-team field that featured eight nationally ranked squads.

Vassar finished third in a field of 35 teams at the Paul Short Invitational Oct. 5 at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. Miles Takiguchi ’23 was 13th overall, and Jake Edington ’21 finished 26th. Both runners posted personal bests.

Women’s Cross Country

Keara Ginell ’22 set a school record with a time of 21:52.3 in the 6k Connecticut College Invitational Oct. 19 in New London, CT. Vassar finished seventh in a 29-team field that featured 10 nationally ranked teams. Ginell finished 13th overall. Hannah Martin ’22 was 42nd with a time of 22:34.2.

Ginell led Vassar to a 17th-place finish in a 44-team field Oct. 5 at the Paul Short Invitational at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. Martin was 93rd in the field of 363 runners.

Men’s Swimming

Vassar absorbed a 141-131 loss to Brandeis University Oct. 26 in Waltham, MA. Laurence Barr-Forget ’23 won the 1-meter diving competition. Max White ’22 was second in the 200-yard freestyle.

Vassar opened the season with a 175-56 win over Bard College Oct. 16 at Kresge Pool. Nick D’Arrigo ’23, Nikolas Pham ’22, Harrison Taylor ’20, and Matthew Imiolek ’20 won the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:41.73. Leroy Wang ’23 won the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 53.16.

Women’s Swimming

Vassar posted a 155-115 win over Brandeis University Oct. 26 on the Brandeis campus in Waltham, MA. Angharad Healey ’21 won the 1,000-yard freestyle in 11:27.52. Lillian Lowenthal ’23 and Rhea Randhawa ’21 finished first and second, respectively, in the 200 individual medley.

All-American Jesse Eklund ’22 kicked off her 2019–20 season with a victory in the 200-yard freestyle, posting a time of 2:03.25, as Vassar defeated Bard College, 157-73, on Oct. 16 at Kresge Pool.

Women’s Volleyball

Sara Ehnstrom ’23

The Brewers (7-17, 2-5 Liberty League) battled back from a 2-1 deficit and edged SUNY New Paltz in five sets Oct. 30 at Kenyon Hall. Vassar won the deciding set 20-18. Sara Ehnstrom ’23 finished with 15 kills and 14 digs, and Jennifer Kerbs ’21 posted 14 kills and three service aces.

Vassar fell to Skidmore College in three close sets Oct. 26 on Skidmore’s Saratoga Springs, NY, campus. The Brewers lost by scores of 26-24, 25-20, and 25-23. Ehnstrom had 14 kills and 12 digs.

Vassar edged Union College in five sets Oct. 25 at Kenyon Hall. The Brewers won the clinching set, 17-15. The Brewers faced a hatch point in the final set, but they stormed back with kills from Madison Wilson ’22 and Claire Basler-Chang ’22 before a service ace from Ehnstrom sealed the victory.

Basler-Chang posted 16 kills, propelling Vassar to a three-set victory over Bard College Oct. 16 on the Bard campus in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. Claire Bialek ’22 had 13 digs, and Wilson had 32 assists.

Vassar fell to Rochester Institute of Technology in three sets Oct. 12 at Kenyon Hall. The Brewers lost the first set, 31-29, and dropped the next two, 25-13 and 25-15. Ehnstrom had 10 kills.

Ithaca College defeated Vassar in straight sets Oct. 11 at Kenyon Hall. Basler-Chang had eight kills, three digs and a service ace. Wilson had 16 assists and six digs.

Vassar fell to Coast Guard Academy and host Babson College Oct. 5 on the Babson campus in Babson Park, MA. The Brewers lost in five sets to Coast Guard Academy and dropped all three sets to Babson. Colette Cambey ’20 had nine kills in the loss to Babson. Basler-Chang had 17 kills, 10 digs, and four service aces in the loss to Coast Guard.

Hunter College posted a comeback win over Vassar Oct. 2 at Kenyon Hall. The Brewers won the first two sets by scores of 26-24 and 25-19 but lost the next three. Hunter won the fifth set, 17-15. Ehnstrom and Kerbs each recorded 11 kills. Madison Wilson ’22 had 36 assists.

Women’s Tennis

Miriam Gandham ’23

Vassar lost a total of just three games in three doubles matches and two games in six singles matches in a 9-0 win over Bard College Oct. 5 on the Bard campus in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. Miriam Gandham ’23 and Sarra Yekta ’21 won their #1 doubles match, 8-2, and Frances Cornwall ’21 posted a 6-0, 6-1 win in #1 singles.

Women’s Golf

The Brewers wrapped up the fall season with a sixth-place finish at the NYU Invitational Oct. 12 and 13 at Forest Hill Golf Club in Bloomfield, NJ. Hella Zhou ’22 finished 14th overall with an 85-82-167.

Zhou finished 18th overall at the Williams Fall Classic Oct. 5 and 6 in Williamstown, MA. She posted scores of 81 and 82. Margaret Liu ’21 was 23rd with a 166.

Men’s Rugby

James Christensen ’22

James Christensen ’22 and Norman Kuang ’22 scored Vassar’s only tries in a 52-12 loss to Montclair (NJ) State university Oct. 26 on the Montclair campus.

SUNY Maritime defeated Vassar, 45-14, Oct. 20 at Vassar Farm. Cole Landolt ’20 and Christensen had tries for the Brewers.

A late rally fell just short as Vassar lost to Hofstra University, 31-26, Oct. 13 at Vassar Farm. The Brewers trailed 19-0 before Christensen ran back a kick for the Brewers’ first try.

Christensen scored three tries, and Landolt added two scores in Vassar’s 53-17 victory over SUNY New Paltz Oct. 5 on the New Paltz, NY, campus.

Women’s Rugby

Vassar edged Princeton University, 44-43, Oct. 27 at Vassar Farm. Emma Manzella ’22 and Lexie Mousley ’20 each scored a pair of tries. Manzella also scored in Vassar’s 36-5 win over SUNY New Paltz.

Manzella scored the winning try in Vassar’s 32-24 victory over Bowdoin College Oct. 19 on the Bowdoin campus in Brunswick, ME. Vassar trailed, 24-20, with five minutes left in the game when Manzella scored near the posts.

Vassar overwhelmed SUNY Albany, scoring 16 tries in a 102-5 win Oct. 12 on the Albany, NY, campus. Molly Lynch ’22 led the way with four scores and added three conversions.

Vassar overcame a sluggish first half to defeat Marist College, 24-7, Oct. 6 on the Marist campus in Poughkeepsie. Manzella opened the scoring in the first half, and Yurning Ren ’22 scored the eventual game-winner early in the second half.

Posted by Office of Communications Tuesday, October 1, 2019