Cardinal Weekly Update

2014 WEEKLY FALL SPORTS SUMMARY

10/20/14 through 10/26/14

Football posted its first shutout over Bowdoin since 2006 by holding the Polar Bears to 23 yards rushing on 27 attempts. Alex Daversa-Russo ’16 paced the defense with nine tackles. The Cardinals intercepted three passes, including a 72-yard return by Anthony Antonellis ’15. On offense, Jesse Warren ’15 connected on 19 of 30 passes for 181 yards and five TDs, three of them going to Josh Hurwitz ’15, who had seven catches for 74 yards. Lou Stevens ’17 had the best rushing day of his career with 121 yards on 22 carries. Now with five wins on the year, the Cardinals have clinched a winning season, their third in a row. The last time football had three straight winning seasons was 1998-2000.

Men’s crew had a pair of second-place efforts in the collegiate 8 and JV collegiate 8 during the Head of the Fish Regatta, the former among 21 entries and the latter of 22 boats. The novice 8 was a winner in a field of 36 crews.

Women's crew came through with a fourth-place performance among 16 entries in the collegiate 8 at the Head of the Fish Regatta.

Rachel Savage ’17, who averaged 5.1 digs per set during the Cardinals' three matches at the Hall of Fame Classic, was the women’s volleyball team’s selection for the all-tournament squad, as Wesleyan went 2-1. In a win over Smith, Tyla Taylor ’18 was the big gun with 16 kills, while Sarah Swenson ’18 led the way during a victory against Hamilton with 14 kills while Taylor added 12.

Women’s soccer broke out of its scoring drought with a goal from Sarah Sylla ’17 and a penalty-kick conversion, her second of the year, by Marisa Yang ’16, to forge a 2-1 lead at Middlebury. The lead didn't hold: a goal with 2:35 left gave the Panthers the victory.

Men’s soccer played the final 52 minutes of the game vs. Trinity without its starting goalie Emmett McConnell ’15. They were also playing a man short due to a red card for an intentional hand ball to stop a Trinity scoring bid outside the box. Still the Cardinals outshot the Bantams in the second half, 12-7, and got a goal from Matt Lynch ’15 but it wasn't enough to avoid a setback. Adam Cowie-Haskell ’18 scored his team-leading fifth goal of the year for a 1-0 lead at Middlebury but the Panthers recovered to upend the Cardinals.

Lauren Yue ’17 had a goal and an assist, while Vanessa Block ’15 picked up two assists as field hockey pulled ahead of Trinity, 2-1, in the first half, but the Bantams netted six second-half goals for the win.

WEBCASTS/LIVESTATS--The end of the regular season is upon us and the final contests for four teams, all at home, will be webcast. Men's and women's soccer, along with field hockey, host Conn. College in their regular-season finales. Women’s soccer will be webcast Tues., Oct. 28, at 3 p.m. Men’s soccer is Wed., Oct. 29, also at 3 p.m. We will attempt to have LiveStats for both soccer games as well. Field hockey takes on the Camels Wednesday at 6 p.m. On Fri., Oct. 31, women's volleyball will put the finishing touches on head coach Gale Lackey's illustrious Wesleyan career by hosting Bates at 8 p.m. The match will have a webcast and LiveStats. On Sat., Nov. 1, football will be on the road at Williams for a 1:30 p.m. start with a webcast and LiveStats on taps. Links are posted on the Wesleyan athletics web site under "Follow the Cardinals Live," then "Webcasts/LiveStats." ADDITIONAL NOTE: On Sat., Nov. 1, men's soccer will play a NESCAC tournament game. Whether home or away, the game will likely have a webcast and possibly LiveStats. Field hockey may also have a game on the road with the same likelihood. Links will be posted on Thursday for road contests.

RESULTS/UPCOMING SCHEDULES

MEN’S and WOMEN‘S CREW: RECAP: Head of the Fish Regatta in Saratoga, N.Y.--Men, 2nd of 21 entries in collegiate 8; Women, 4th of 16 entries in collegiate 8 (10/25).

MEN’S (1-2 dual, 27-15 overall) and WOMEN'S (1-2 dual, 27-10 overall) CROSS COUNTRY: No action. UPCOMING -- 11/1 Men & Women in NESCAC Championship at Middlebury.

FIELD HOCKEY (3-11 overall, 2-7 NESCAC): RECAP: Trinity, 2-8 L. (10/21); at Middlebury, 0-6 L. (10/25). UPCOMING: 10/29 Conn. College; 11/1 NESCAC tournament (if the team qualifies)

FOOTBALL (5-1): RECAP: Bowdoin, 35-0 W. (10/25). UPCOMING: 11/1 at Williams.

GOLF (2-61 overall, final, fall)

MEN’S SOCCER (7-5-2 overall, 5-5 NESCAC): RECAP: Trinity, 1-2 L. (10/23); at Middlebury, 1-3 L. (10/25). UPCOMING: 10/29 Conn. College; 11/1 NESCAC Tournament (opponent and location TBA).

WOMEN’S SOCCER (1-11-2 overall, 0-8-1 NESCAC): RECAP: Trinity, 0-2 L. (10/21); at Middlebury, 2-3 L. (10/25). UPCOMING: 10/28 Conn. College.

MEN’S (0-0, final, fall) and WOMEN‘S (2-0, final, fall) TENNIS 

WOMEN‘S VOLLEYBALL (12-10 overall, 2-7 NESCAC): RECAP: Hall of Fame Classic at Smith/Amherst -- at Smith, 3-0 W. (10/24); vs. Wheaton (at Amherst), 0-3 L. (10/25); vs. Hamilton (at Smith), 3-0 W (10/25). UPCOMING: 10/31 Bates.