- March 28, 2015
Womens Lacrosse - Liana Mathias '17 & Meredith Smith '17 Each Score a Pair as Cardinals Play #3 Colby Tough in 10-5 Setback
Getting a pair of first-half goals from top scorer Meredith Smith '17 (#29, right side photo) along with the first of two goals in the game from Liana Mathias '17 (#2, left side photo), Wesleyan limited third-ranked nationally Colby to just seven shots on net and nine total shots over the opening 30 minutes to go into halftime trailing by a lone goal, 4-3. Wesleyan took 10 shots, nine of them on the cage during the first half of the game Sat., March 28.
While second-half shots favored the Mules, 12-11, in the evenly played contest, a hot Colby goalie, who came through with eight stops in the second half, proved to be the difference in the 10-5 final score. Overall shots were even in the game, 21-21, while Wesleyan put 19 of its 21 attempts on goal. Colby found the target 18 times with Cardinal keeper Nina Labovich '16 collecting eight saves.
- March 28, 2015
Mens Lacrosse - Harry Stanton '18 Scores Game-Winner in Final Minute to Extend Men's Lax Win Streak to 4 behind 9-8 Triumph over Colby
Goalie Justin Schick '15 (#35, right side photo by Shoaib Tareen P'15) made his 18th save of the game, hit long-pole middie Grey Bradshaw-Mack '17 with an outlet pass to the top of the box, triggering a fast break that ended in the third goal of the game for Harry Stanton '18 (#16, right side photo by Ben Jacobs '16) with :52 left, giving Wesleyan a 9-8 lead over visiting Colby Sat., March 28. Though Colby won the ensuing face-off, Colby committed a turnover that gave Wesleyan possession at midfield with :23 remaining. Nate Ryan '15 raced around the Colby end, outrunning three chasing defenders, then threw the ball high in the air with :07 left. By the time the ball landed, time expired as the Cardinals secured their fourth win in a row this year, improving to 6-3 overall, 3-1 in NESCAC play. Colby fell to 5-3, 2-3 in the conference.
- March 25, 2015
Mens Lacrosse - Men's Lacrosse Scores 13 Straight Goals in Winning Third Game in a Row This Season, Downing WCSU 20-4
Meeting for the first time in six years and for just the fifth time overall, Wesleyan and Western Connecticut battled under cold, wet conditions Wed., March 25 with Wesleyan prevailing, 20-4. The Cardinals have now won each of the five games between the squads, with the margin of victory at least nine goals each time. Wesleyan heads into NESCAC play for its next outing, hosting Colby Sat., March 28. The game is slated for a webcast.
Wesleyan led by a tenuous 4-2 count after the Colonials got a goal with 10:19 left in the second quarter. The Cardinals then ended the period on a 4-0 run for an 8-2 halftime lead, and thoroughly dominated the third quarter to the tune of 9-0 for a 13-0 run and a 17-2 lead heading into the fourth quarter. The Cardinals won their third game in a row and in each outing has had a run of at least seven consecutive goals.
Leading the Cardinals in scoring on the day was Matt Prezioso '15 (#2, photo insert upper left), as he netted two goals along with five assists to improve his seasonal scoring figure to 33 points on 20 goals and 13 helpers. Producing the highest scoring game of his career with four goals was Jackson Arnold '16 (#6, main photo) as he came into the contest with five goals on the season.
- March 22, 2015
Mens Tennis - Men's Tennis Adds Another Solid Win to Its Credit, 9-0 vs. Brandeis, without Dropping a Set - Rises to 18th in Rankings, but Falls to #8 Bowdoin
Facing Brandeis, sitting #33 in the March 12 ITA national Division III rankings, the Cardinals rolled to a solid win against a team ranked just ahead of them as Wesleyan holds down the 34th spot in the rankings. Just 2-5 all-time vs. Brandeis heading into the match, but victorious over the Judges, 5-4, the last time they met in 2008, Wesleyan made short work of the afternoon with a 9-0 decision this time. Wesleyan went 12-0 in sets over the six singles matches and dropped just eight games in doubles.
Winning at #1 singles and doubles was Michael Liu '17 (left side photo) as he took a 6-4, 6-3 single triumph and paired with Zacho Brint '16 for an 8-5 doubles conquering. At #2 singles and doubles, Jake Roberts '17 (right side photo) did much the same, though in a bit more convincing fashion with a 6-0, 6-3 win in singles and an 8-2 doubles conquest, teamed with Greg Lyon '17.
- March 21, 2015
Womens Track and Field - Cardinals Capture Five Top Prizes of 11 Events Entered During Opening Meet of Spring Campaign
With 19 teams entered in the competition, Wesleyan hosted the initial meet of the spring season but the affair was moved indoors due to poor outdoor conditions. Wesleyan had entries in 11 of the 16 events and came away with five first-place efforts while collecting 14 top-three finishes overall.
Leading the way in individual events for the Cardinals were Idara Foster '15 (photo upper left) with a time of :13.26 in the 100m, nipping a Conn. College runner by .01 seconds in a field of 44 entries; Geneva Jonathan '15 (photo lower left) with her :09.98 clocking in the 60m hurdles for a .03-second win with 23 entrants; Ellie Martin '16 (photo upper right), who led a contingent of four Cardinals to the finish line in the 800m with a 2:24.48 effort; and Aidan Bardos '17 (photo lower right), who finished just ahead of Sydney Cogswell '15 in the 1500m, the former in 5:02.27 and the latter in 5:03.01. Wesleyan's fifth top finish came from the 4x400m relay quarter of Nikita Rajgopal '17, Melissa Luning '15, Ananya Subrahmanian '17 and Sarah Swenson '18 in a time of 4:07.16.
- March 21, 2015
Mens Track and Field - Thomas Reid '18 & Agbon Edomwonyi '16 Highlight Opening Spring Meet for Men's Track
Beginning the spring track campaign Sat., March 21 with a home meet that was supposed to take place outdoors but was moved indoors due to conditions, Wesleyan got solid perofmances from throwing specialist Agbon Edomwonyi '16 (right side photo) and runner Thomas Reid '18 (left side photo) as they we part of the Cardinals' three-first-place finishes in the 17-team affair. Up next for the squad is a trip to Coast Guard for its Invitatonal Sat., March 28.
Edomwonyi won both the shot put and weight throw, coming through with a 46-1 1/2 toss in the former and a 48-8 heave in the latter. His margin of victory over 31 other entries in the shot put was more than three feet. His weight throw outdistanced the small field in the event by nearly 11 feet. Reid anchored the squad's 4x400m relay quartet that included Luca Ameri '15, Austin Dhillon '18 and LaDarius Drew '15 to first place in a time of 3:34.27, giving Wesleyan a near four-second margin of victory in the nine-team event. Reid also had a time of :09.13 in the 60m hurdles to finish second in the race.
- March 20, 2015
Baseball - Complete-Game Pitching of Gavin Pittore '16, Named NESCAC POTW, Helps Baseball Gain Split at Pomona in Final Games of Western Swing
Gavin Pittore '16 (#13, photo insert upper left) fired a seven-hit complete game at Pomona Fri., March 20 in the final game of the Cardinals' western excursion to give Wesleyan a split of its double-header with a 9-2 victory. For his performance, Pittore was named NESCAC Pitcher of the Week. Wesleyan had come up short in the opener by a 9-6 score. Sam Goodwin-Boyd '15 (#9, main photo) had a big day at the plate, driving in five runs over the two games with a three-run homer in the 9th inning of the opener and triggering a four-run outburst in the 1st inning of the second game with a two-run double as Wesleyan took the lead for good. Gaining a 7-1 lead after two innings, the Cardinals got their second three-run shot of the afternoon when Guy Davidson '16 blasted his third round-tripper of the year. Goodwin-Boyd's bomb was his second of the season. His 14 RBI leads the squad while Davidson is second with 12.
- March 20, 2015
Womens Tennis - Eudice Chong '18 & Helen Klass-Warch '18 Lead Women's Tennis to 3rd Straight Upset Win, Decimating Brandeis, 9-0 - Team Now Ranked 17th
Taking on their fourth straight opponent with a higher national ranking, the Cardinals produced their most convincing victory of the spring with a 9-0 shellacking of Brandeis indoors Fri., March 20. The Judges came in ranked 26th in the country in Division III while Wesleyan stood 34th. New national rankings came out Thurs., March 26, three days before the Cardinals hit the court again in match mode. That comes Sun., March 29 at Bates in a NESCAC matchup. The Bobcats sit 40th nationally. Wesleyan moved all the way up to 17th with its recent stellar play.
Eudice Chong '18 (left side photo) and Helen Klass-Warch '18 (right side photo) were completely dominant in both singles and doubles against the Judges as they combined for a quick 8-0 doubles win before winning in straight sets in singles, Chong by a 6-1, 6-0 score and Klass-Warch by a 6-1, 6-1 count.
- March 19, 2015
Womens Lacrosse - Leah Sherman '15 Nets Six Goals Including Winner in 2nd OT to Push Women's Lax Past Pomona, 12-11 - Adds Hat Trick in 12-8 Win vs. Babson
Leah Sherman '15 (#21, photo) netted her sixth goals of the game, a career high, just 41 seconds into sudden-victory overtime to propel the Cardinals to victory during their second and final game in Colorado, 12-11 over Pomona-Pitzer Thurs., March 19. It was the first-ever meeting of the teams. Pomona came into the game with a 5-1 mark, having played mainly California rival teams with three of the six games decided by a lone goal, one in overtime. The game against Wesleyan fell right into place and improved the Cardinals to 3-4 on the year, 3-1 against non-conference foes. Wesleyan completed non-conference play in its next game, hosting Babson Tues., March 24, with a 12-8 triumph to even its record at 4-4 and go 4-1 outside the NESCAC.
- March 18, 2015
Softball - Softball Ends Florida Trip with Wins over UNE & WCSU to Come Home with .500 Record, 5-1 in Final 6 Games
Wesleyan capped its excursion to Florida by taking decisions from Northeast rivals U of New England, 7-3, and Western Conn., 2-1, to even its record for the trip to 6-6. After a slow 1-5 start, the Cardinals finsihed with a solid 5-1 record with the only loss coming against a Division II opponent from Minnesota. Wesleyan hopes to begin its northern slate with a doubleheader against Eastern Conn. at home Wed., March 25.
The pitching of Julie McDonald '18 (#7, right side photo) with help from Su Pardo '16 (#10, left side photo) in both the circle and at the plate were keys to the final pair of triumphs. McDonald threw a complete game against UNE, allowing seven hits and three runs, two of them earned, with seven strikeouts. Wesleyan pushed out to a 5- lead after two innings as hits by Izzy Linzer '17 and Jamie Hom '17, the latter for an RBI, combined with a UNE error and a sacrifice fly by Annalie Walsh-Costello '17 for three runs in the 1st.