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  • October 03, 2015 - Football - Football Tops Hamilton 15-10 In Defensive Battle to Earn Their First NESCAC Victory of 2015

    Senior Alex Daversa-Russo's interception late in the fourth quarter, on a third down pass ices the game for Wesleyan University Football, in a 15-10 defensive battle against Hamilton College in Clinton, NY on Saturday Oct. 3. Head Coach Dan DiCenzo explained, "it was a route we knew they were going to run, and Alex was in the right spot. He was positioned where he was supposed to be and maybe a great catch and run." After the late take-away, the Cardinals were able to run out the clock to earn their first win of the season, and even up their record at 1-1 (also 1-1 in the NESCAC). The loss drops the Continentals to 0-2, and 0-2 in conference play.

  • October 03, 2015 - Mens Soccer - Men's Soccer Continues Consistent Play with 2-0 Victory over Hamilton

    Senior midfielder Chris Kafina's (Lincoln, MA) and senior captain Max Jones (Chicago, IL) hooked up for a pair of second half goals to lead the Wesleyan University Men's Soccer team over Hamilton College, 2-0, in NESCAC action Saturday Oct. 3 in Clinton, NY. In the victory, junior goalie Jack Katkavich (Farmington, CT) had two saves en route to his second straight shutout, extending his scoreless streak to 360:45 minutes. With the win, Wesleyan improves to 5-2-1 overall, and 2-1-1 in the NESCAC, while Hamilton drops to 3-5-0 and 1-4-0 in conference play.

  • October 03, 2015 - Field Hockey - Hanan Turns Away Six Shots, But a Late Goal Lifts Hamilton Over Wesleyan 1-0

    Sophomore goalie Meghan Hanan (Sammamish, WA) makes six saves, but Hamilton College defeats Wesleyan University 1-0, in NESCAC Women’s Soccer action Saturday Oct. 3 in Clinton, NY. The win improves the Continentals to 2-4-2 overall, and 1-3-2 in conference play, while the Cardinals drop to 4-3-1 overall and 1-2-1 in NESCAC play. The teams played a scoreless first half with Wesleyan creating six shots, and Hamilton with nine. The Cardinals had first half corner kicks, to Hamilton’s three, but could not finish on any of their opportunities.

  • October 03, 2015 - Field Hockey - Grundy Makes Eight Saves, But Wesleyan Drops NESCAC Game at Hamilton 3-0

  • October 03, 2015 - Volleyball - Women's Volleyball Drops NESCAC Match to Middlebury 3-0

    Sophomore Becca Raffel had a match-high 19 kills to lead the visiting Middlebury College women’s volleyball team to a 3-0 (25-22, 25-20, 25-18) win in a NESCAC matchup at Wesleyan University Saturday afternoon. The win was the eighth straight for Middlebury, and lifted the Panthers to 11-2 overall and 3-1 in NESCAC play. Wesleyan fell to 4-7, 1-4. Wesleyan held an early 9-6 advantage in the opening set, but Middlebury used a 9-2 run to open up a 15-11 lead. Down 20-14, the Cardinals called their second timeout of the set. Sophomore Sarah Small (San Francisco, CA) then ripped off three straight kills to bring Wesleyan back within three at 20-17. An ace by Wesleyan junior Heidi Westerman (Soldotna, AK) cut the Middlebury lead to two at 23-21, but Raffel answered with a kill to give the Continentals a set point. Wesleyan’s Sarah Swenson (Woodstock, CT) followed with a kill to stave off the first one, but Raffel put the set away with a kill on the next point.

  • October 02, 2015 - Volleyball - Women's Volleyball Falls 3-2 to Hamilton in NESCAC Action

    Sophomore Erin Donahue's (Palos Verdes Estates, CA) 16 kills, and six digs leads the Hamilton College Women's Volleyball team back from a two set deficit to defeat Wesleyan University, 3-2, in NESCAC action Friday evening at Silloway Gymnasium. With the win, the Continentals earn their first NESCAC win of the season, and improve to 3-9, and 1-2 in conference play this season. The Cardinals drop to 4-6 overall and 1-3 in the NESCAC. After trailing 3-0 in the first set, Wesleyan stormed back on a 10-2 run, with freshman setter Kelsey Tam (Basking Ridge, NJ) at the service line for five straight points, making the score 10-5 in favor of the home team. Hamilton would battle back and take a 14-13 lead with an 8 to 4 run of their own, but the Cardinals rattled off 12 of the next 14 points to take the first set 25-18. Tam finished the set with one of her two service aces in the match.

  • September 30, 2015 - Baseball - Wesleyan Beats Yale, 6-3, in 150th Anniversary Game

    The Wesleyan baseball team beat Yale University on Saturday night, 6-3, in a special, commemorative game honoring the 150th anniversary of both programs. In front of 1,000 people and in their throwback uniforms under the lights of historic Yale Field, the Cardinals used clutch defense, and some timely hitting in the 10th inning to bring home the victory.

  • September 29, 2015 - Field Hockey - Hannah Plappert '16 Scores Twice, Adds an Assist as Field Hockey Upends 12th-Ranked Tufts, 3-2

    Hannah Plappert '16 (#9, photo) scored a pair of goals on penalty corners in the first half, on passes from Lauren Yue '17, to spot homestanding Wesleyan a 2-0 lead over Tufts Tues., Sept. 29 en route to a 3-2 victory. The first one came with 30:18 left in the half, and the second just three minutes later at 27:05. Both were hard shots from near the top of the circle, the first low through traffic that went just inside the left post and the second that skipped into the middle of the cage. Plappert upped her seasonal goal total to five.

  • September 29, 2015 - Mens Soccer - Jack Katkavich '16 Makes 6 Saves to Shutout #12 Tufts in Scoreless Deadlock

    Goalie Matt Katkavich '17 made six saves to post his second shutout of the year and extend his streak of consecutive shutout minutes to 270:45 as Wesleyan played to a 0-0 draw with #12-ranked Tufts in a NESCAC game Tues., Sept. 29. With most of the play in the midfield, the two teams played a scoreless first half. Each team managed just three shots. There weren’t many quality scoring chances in the half, but Tufts did have a goal waived off with 18:10 to go when the play was called offside and Wesleyan's Brandon Sousa '16 rang a shot off the crossbar-upright juncture early in the period. Wesleyan had the only two corner kicks of the half, but neither resulted in a shot.

  • September 27, 2015 - Golf - Zach Lambros '17 Paces Cardinals to 13th Place in Blazer Invitational with 76-81-157 Total

    Finishing in a tie for 27th place in a field of 100 participants, Zach Lambros '17 (photo) carded a 76-81-157 score during the Blazer Invitational hosted by Elms Sat.-Sun., Sept. 26-27. His performance led the way for Wesleyan to finish 13th of 20 teams with a 659 team total. Wesleyan closes out the fall campaign Sat.-Sun., Oct. 3-4 with its second trip to Williams this fall as the Ephs host the annual NESCAC Qualifier with the top four teams advancing to the spring conference championship event. Supporting the Cardinals' cause at the Blazer Invite, Paul Andrick '16 had an 80-86-166 score while Andrew Rachlin '18 came through with an 83-85-168 total. Wrapping up Wesleyan's entries, Brian Garner '18 had an 85-87-172 score and Emmet Daly '18 carded a 90-83-173 score.

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