- January 25, 2015
Mens Swimming and Diving - Ali Pourmaleki '18 & Brandon Pearson '18 Account for Six of Cardinals' Nine Wins in Maine During Meets at Colby & Bowdoin
Coming out on the short end of the team score during meets at Colby Sat., Jan. 24 and Bowdon Sun., Jan 25, the Cardinals got solid performances over the weekend from newcomers Brandon Pearson '18 (main photo) and Ali Pourmaleki '18 (photo insert lower left) as they each won three events in Maine. Colby produced a 166-130 victory over Wesleyan while Bowdoin defeated the Cardinals by a 203-92 count. Wesleyan wraps up the dual-meet season Sat., Jan. 31, hosting Coast Guard in a meet that will feature a webcast.
Pearson was outstanding on the diving boards as he won the one-meter event in both meets and also captured first place in the three-meter event at Colby. Pourmaleki continued to show his versatility with wins at Colby in the 100 butterfly and 500 freestyle. His victory at Bowdoin came in the 200 butterfly. Wesleyan's remaining three wins at Colby came from Peter Patapis '18 in the 1000 freestyle, Spencer Tang '18 in the 100 backstroke and Erik Yan '15 in the 50 butterfly.
- January 25, 2015
Womens Swimming and Diving - Natasha Cucullo '15 & Angela Slevin '15 Are Each Four-Time Winners During Pair of Meets in Maine
Competing at Colby Sat., Jan. 24 and Bowdoin Sun., Jan. 25, the Cardinals were unable to overcome either of their Maine NESCAC rivals in the final team scoring as Colby came away with a slim 147.5-142.5 victory while the Polar Bears won 12 of 16 events to posts a 175-107 triumph. Wesleyan concludes the dual-meet season at home Sat., Jan. 31, taking on Coast Guard. The meet will be webcast.
At Colby, Angela Slevin '15 (main photo) continued to excel in distance freestyle events, capturing both the 500 and 1000 free while adding a win in the 50 backstroke. She also helped the Cardinals' 200 free relay squad take first place, joined by Luisa Chan '18, Corinne Noonan '18 and Serena Zalkowitz '17. Chan had a top finish of her own with the fastest time in the 50 breaststroke. Capturing both the one-meter and three-meter diving events was Natasha Cucullo '15 (photo insert lower right).
- January 25, 2015
Wrestling - Cardinals Finish on their Seed at NEWA Duals with 2-2 Record for 7th Place - Isaiah Bellamy '18 Named to All-NEWA Squad
Seeded seventh of 15 teams at the annual NEWA Duals, this year hosted by Springfield Sun., Jan. 25, the Cardinals posted a 2-2 record, defeating 10th seeded Western New England, 23-18, in the first round, then falling to second-seeded Johnson & Wales, 34-12, and third-seeded Williams, 28-13, before ending with a win over eighth-seeded WPI, 22-15. Next up for the team is a dual meet at Springfield, which placed fourth at the NEWA Duals, Fri., Jan. 30.
In total, the Cardinals won 16 of the 33 matches competed as Joe Koshokow '17 (photo insert lower right) won both his matches at 174 with one-point decisions against JWU and Williams along with a forfeit victory. Isaiah Bellamy '17 (main photo) also went 2-0 with a pin at 197 against JWU and a decision at heavyweight vs. WPI along with a forfeit win for a 3-0 day.
- January 24, 2015
Mens Basketball - BJ Davis '16, Named NESCAC Co-POTW, & Harry Rafferty '17 Combined for 45 Points w/8 Three-Pointers as Men's Hoops Swamps Conn., 80-62
Combining to shoot 13-for-23 from the field, 8-for-15 on three-pointers and 11-for-14 at the line, Harry Rafferty '17 (#22, left side photo) and BJ Davis '16 (#4, right side photo) collected 45 points between them to power the Cardinals past Conn. College on the road Sat., Jan. 24, 80-62. It was Wesleyan 11th win in the last 15 starts against the Camels and gave Wesleyan an all-important NESCAC win. Wesleyan continues its road swing Fri., Jan. 30, visiting Bates to begin a NESCAC weekend that finishes up at Tufts Sat., Jan. 31. Both games will be webcast.
At Conn, Wesleyan got off to a slow start as the Cardinals trailed by three, 22-19, after 11:30 of play, and stil trailed by one, 32-31, 2:33 before halftime. But a brillant finish to the half, triggered by layups from Rashid Epps '16 and Chris Tugman '15, and capped by three-pointers from Rafferty and Davis, gave Wesleyan a 41-32 edge at the break. Davis and Rafferty added treys in the opening three minutes of the second half to run the Cardinals advantage to 15, 49-34.
- January 24, 2015
Mens Track and Field - Agbon Edomwonyi '16 is Two-Event Little Three Men's Track Champ, Then Breaks School Record in Weight Throw at Wes Invite I
Winning the weight throw with a personal-best performance of 48-4, Agbon Edomwonyi '16 (both photos) also captured top prize in the shot put with a toss of 49-0 3/4, just 2-1/4 inches shy of the school record he set a year ago, to pace men's indoor track during the first-ever Little Three Championship held indoors. The meet was held at Wesleyan Sat., Jan. 17 in lieu of the usual annual outdoor meet. In the team scoring, Williams won the title with 150 points. Amherst was second with 110 and Wesleyan took third with 73. Edomwonyi was the only Cardinal to claim first place in an event. Next best was LaDarius Drew '15, who was timed in :07.17 in the 60m dash. That matched the winning time by Williams, but the photo finish gave the crown to the Ephs by a .005-second margin.
- January 24, 2015
Mens Squash - Guy Davidson '16 Rallies for Clinching Win vs. Colby as Men's Squash Has 5-0 Home Weekend, Win Streak at 8
Facing its fourth straight NESCAC rival to begin a day of three matches at home Sat., Jan. 24, Wesleyan got wins from #2 Raheem Logan '16, 3-2; #5 Alex Kamisher '17, 3-1; #8 Zach Roach '17, 3-1; and #9 Grant Lounsbury '17, 3-1, to forge a 4-3 lead over Colby with two matches still on the court. Both #1 Guy Davidson '16 (photo) and #7 Daniel Sneed '15 dropped their first game, leaving the hope of a fourth straight NESCAC win in jeopardy. Davidson rallied to outscore his rival, 33-16, over the final three games to take a 3-1 decision and clinch the 5-4 match for the Cardinals, who have now defeated Hamilton, Bowdoin, Conn. College and Colby in the last week. Wesleyan is ranked 20th nationally.
- January 23, 2015
Mens Ice Hockey - Robbie Harbison '17 Goal, Nolan Daley '16 Goaltending Help Cardinals Take Tufts to the Limit in Tough 3-1 Loss - Team Then Falls to Conn, 4-1
Avenging a 5-2 home loss against Wesleyan to inaugurate the 2014-15 campaign back on Nov. 15, Tufts grabbed the lead for good at 15:54 of the first period by putting home the rebound from in tight on the right after a pass from behind the net and the Jumbos went on for a 3-1 NESCAC men's ice hockey win Fri., Jan. 23. Tufts is now 6-8-1 overall and 3-5-1 in conference play. Wesleyan fell to 2-13 with its ninth straight loss, 1-8 in the league. Six of the Cardinals nine recent losses have come by two goals or less.
The game vs. Tufts was basically a one-goal decision as Tufts picked up its final tally with :00.2 remaining the puck was sent from the Jumbos blue line into an open Wesleyan net as keeper Nolan Daley '16 (#30, main photo) had been pulled for the final :54 in favor of a sixth attacker. Daley came into the game with 13:24 left in the second period after Tufts moved ahead 2-0, also scoring on a rebound against starting netminder Dawson Sprigings '17 (10 saves in 26:36). Daley then kept Tufts off the board during his 32:09 in net, making 17 stops.
- January 23, 2015
Womens Ice Hockey - Jordan Schildhaus '15 Fires in Game's Lone Goal, Corinne Rivard '16 Notches Shutout as Women's Hockey Bests Conn, 1-0, Before Team Surrenders Lead in OT Loss
In the first of back-to-back NESCAC matchups between Wesleyan and Conn. College Fri., Jan 23, Wesleyan broke a scoreless tie at the 9:54 mark of the third period with the eighth goal of the year by top scorer Jordan Schildhaus '15 (#19, main photo by David Birnbaum) and it held up as the game-winner in Wesleyan's 1-0 win. The teams complete the two-game series Sat., Jan. 24 and the game will be webcast.
Wesleyan had much the better of the opportunities over the first two period as a shot by Laura Mead '16, followed up by a rebound shot by Jess Brennan '17 seven minutes into the contest was the best chance on the opening 20 minutes. With an 8-2 margin on shots in the second period, the Cardinals generated three excellent scoring chances but the Camel keeper made the stops each time to hold the score to 0-0 after two periods. The Camels buzzed in the first five minutes of the third period, getting the first five shots of the frame and challenging Wesleyan netminder Corinne Rivard '16 (#1, photo insert lower left) several times, but the game stayed even.
- January 20, 2015
Womens Basketball - Dreisen Heath '16 Has Season-High 16 Points & Big Late Basket as Women's Hoops Rallies Past Wellesley, 43-38, But Falters in NESCAC Game vs. Conn
Trailing 33-24 with 12:15 left in the game, Wesleyan went on a 10-0 run to regain the lead, 34-33, as Dreisen Heath '15 (#13, photo) had two of the five baskets during the burst on her way to a season-high and game-leading 16 points as the Cardinals ralied to defeat Wellesley, 43-38, Tues., Jan. 20 in a game played at Lasell. Wesleyan returns to the court Sat., Jan 24, hosting Conn. College in a NESCAC battle. The game will be webcast and have LiveStats.
After Wellesley forged back into the lead, 35-34, the Cardinals took the lead for good at the 6:59 mark on a layup by Danielle Gervacio '17 for a 36-35 edge. When Heath canned a pair of free throws with 5:31 left, making her 6-for-6 from the line during the contest, Wesleyan had a 38-35 margin. The scores stayed unchanged for more than four minutes. At the 1:18 mark, Kaylie Williams '16 sank one of two free throws, but when the Blue retaliated with a three-pointer, the difference was one point, 39-38, with :41 to go. Heath then drove the right side and rolled in a layup with just :16 showing.
- January 19, 2015
Mens Basketball - BJ Davis '16 Breaks Tie with :43 Left & Men's Hoops Goes on for 62-55 Win over Baruch
Meeting for the fourth time in the last five years, Wesleyan kept the series with Baruch nestled at home with a 62-55 victory Mon, Jan. 19. Each team has won the two games played on its home court so far. Wesleyan had to recovered from a 42-33 deficit with 10:50 left to even up the series.
The Cardinals took the lead for good with just :43 to go when BJ Davis (#4, photo insert lower left) buried a mid-range jumper for a 57-55 advantage. The Bearcats then looked to go ahead but a three-pointer from the left side hit off the iron and was rebounded by Jack Mackey '16 who was fouled with :20.5 left. He calmly dropped in both free throws for 59-55 edge. The Bearcats then drove in and missed a layup that was rebounded by Davis, and again Baruch fouled with just :10.4 on the clock. A technical foul also was assessed against Baruch and Davis canned three of the four attempts for the 62-55 final. Baruch got off three shots before the final buzzer but could not convert.