Cardinal Weekly Update

2014-15 WEEKLY WINTER SPORTS & 2015 WEEKLY SPRING SPORTS SUMMARY

Results of contests from 3/16/15 through 3/22/15

Schedules for 3/23/15 through 3/29/15 or next event.

Holding Pomona-Pitzer to seven hits and two runs with five strikeouts, Gavin Pittore ’16 upped his record to 2-1 on the season, while giving baseball a win in its final game out west. Pittore was named NESCAC Pitcher of the Week. Jon Dennett ’15 added four hits during the final four games to join the 100-hit club as the 49th Cardinal to do so. Andrew Yin ’15 hit .438 over the week with seven safeties as he rose to #5 on the all-time Cardinal hits list with 175. Sam Goodwin-Boyd ’15 had a .588 slugging percentage with a double and home run, as he paced the team with six RBI during the week.

Softball ended its Florida trip by going 3-1, defeating all three Division III opponents behind the pitching of Julie McDonald ’18, while losing to a Division II rival. McDonald tossed 18 innings in the three wins, allowing 17 hits with a 1.56 ERA while striking out 21. Over the final four games, Su Pardo ’16 hit .455 with a pair of doubles and five RBI. Annalie Walsh-Costello ’17 hit .500 and Izzy Linzer ’17 batted .417 with a hit on all four games, giving her a hit in 11 of the 12 games played in Florida.

Matt Prezioso ’15 carried the attack for men’s lacrosse during a pair of wins in Pennsylvania. He picked up a hat trick during a seven-goal run that extended a tight two-goal lead in the third period to a nine-goal margin heading into the fourth quarter at F&M. He then added four goals and three assists during the victory against Whittier, with three goals and an assist coming during an 8-0 Cardinals run that erased a 5-3 deficit, turning it into an 11-5 lead in the third period.

Women’s lacrosse split a pair of games in Colorado, with Leah Sherman ’15 providing the spark in the overtime win vs. Pomona-Pitzer. Scoring three goals in the final 8:16 to tie the game, Wesleyan got a goal from Sherman with :40 left in regulation to make it 10-9. Sherman then controlled the ensuing draw to set up Emily Gretsky ’16 for the tying goal at :16. Sherman then scored in the first overtime as the score remained deadlocked, 11-11, before Sherman’s sixth goal of the game decided the outcome just 41 seconds into the sudden-victory period.

Michael Liu ’17 at #1, Jake Roberts ’17 at #2 and Steven Chen ’18 at #3 all won in singles and doubles to lead men’s tennis past Brandeis without losing a set.

Women’s tennis swept Brandeis, going 12-0 in sets during the singles matches and outscoring the Judges, 24-5, in games during doubles. Eudice Chong ’18 at #1, Helen Klass-Warch ’18 at #2, Aashli Budhiraja ’18 at #3, Nicole McCann ’18 at #4 and Dasha Dubinsky ’18 at #5 all won in singles and doubles.

Women's track posted five first-place finishes during the opening meet of the spring season, which was supposed to be held outdoors but ended up indoors due to conditions. Idara Foster ’15 won the 100m dash, while Geneva Jonathan ’15 took the 60m hurdles. The 800m title went to Ellie Martin ’16. Aidan Bardos ’17 grabbed the crown in the 1500m. The 4x400m relay squad of Nikita Rajgopal '17, Melissa Luning '15, Ananya Subrahmanian '17 and Sarah Swenson '18 picked up top honors as well.

Agbon Edomwonyi ’16 won both the shot put and weight throw during the initial men’s track meet of the spring season. The meet was forced indoors due to snowy outside conditions. Also with a win for the Cardinals was the 4x400m relay squad of Luca Ameri ’15, Austin Dhillon’18, LaDarius Drew ’15 and Tom Reid ’18.

Representing Wesleyan at the NCAA Division III men’s swimming and diving championships in Shenandoah, Tex., diver Brandon Pearson ’18 placed 18th in the three-meter dive and 20th in the one-meter dive in a field of 24 entrants. 

WEBCASTS/LIVESTATS –Webcasts will concentrate on lacrosse this week, as fields for baseball and softball are in turmoil. Both men’s and women’s lacrosse games this week will be webcast. The men are slated to play at Western Conn. on Wed., March 25, at 7 p.m., then host Colby on Sat., March 28, at 1 p.m. The women will host Babson Tues., March 24, at 5 p.m., before traveling to Colby Saturday for a noon game. At present, no home softball games will be webcast due to a lack of reliable Internet at the field. Still, all softball games during the season will have GameChanger livestats. The link to connect to GameChanger is on the top of the softball home page.  If baseball plays at home Fri., March 27, against Hamilton (doubtful), the game will be webcast.  As usual links are posted on the Wesleyan athletics website under "Follow the Cardinals Live," then "Webcasts/LiveStats." 

WINTER RESULTS/UPCOMING SCHEDULES

MEN’S BASKETBALL (19-9, 5-5 NESCAC, final)

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (9-14, 2-8 NESCAC, final)

MEN’S ICE HOCKEY (3-21, 2-16 NESCAC, final)

WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY (8-14-1, 3-12-1 NESCAC, final)

MEN’S (7-13-1, final) and WOMEN’S (14-4, final) INDOOR TRACK

MEN’S SQUASH (13-9, final dual match, final)

WOMEN’S SQUASH (8-12, final dual match, final)

MEN’S (1-10, final dual meet) and WOMEN’S (4-7, final dual meet) SWIMMING & DIVING: RECAP – Men in NCAA Division III Championships in Shenandoah, TX – Wesleyan did not score.

WRESTLING (8-11, final dual match, final)

SPRING RESULTS/UPCOMING SCHEDULES

BASEBALL (8-4, 0-0 NESCAC West): RECAP - Southwestern (in Tucson, Ariz.), 11-5 (7 inns) W./3-6 (7 inns.) L. (3/17); Carleton (in Tucson, Ariz.), cancelled, rain (3/18); at Pomona-Pitzer, 6-9 (9 inns.) L./9-2 (9 inns.) W. (3/20). UPCOMING — (conditions-permitting) - 3/27 Hamilton; 3/28 Hamilton (DH).

MEN’S CREW (0-0): RECAP – No action. UPCOMING – 3/28 Coast Guard & Clark in Worcester, MA.

WOMEN’S CREW (0-0): RECAP - No action. UPCOMING – 3/28 Coast Guard, Trinity & Clark in Worcester, MA .

GOLF (2-61 overall from fall, 0-0 spring): RECAP - No action. UPCOMING – 4/18–19 Williams Spring Opener.

MEN’S LACROSSE (4-3, 2-1 NESCAC): RECAP – at F&M, 12-6 W. (3/18); Whittier (at Villanova), 13-8 W. (3/21). UPCOMING – 3/25 at Western Conn.; 3/28 Colby.

WOMEN’S LACROSSE (3-4, 0-3 NESCAC): RECAP – at Colorado College, 8-9 L. (3/17); Pomona-Pitzer (at Colorado College), 12-11 (2OTs) W. (3/19). UPCOMING – 3/24 Babson; 3/28 at Colby.

SOFTBALL (6-6, 0-0 NESCAC West): RECAP (all games in Clermont, Fla.) - Keene St., 6-3 W.; Minn St. Moorhead, 0-8 (5 inns.) L. (3/17); U. of New England, 7-3 W.; Western Conn., 2-1 W. (3/18). UPCOMING (conditions-permitting) – 3/28 Middlebury (DH); 3/29 Middlebury. NOTE - DH vs. Eastern Conn. scheduled for 3/25 postponed.

MEN’S TENNIS (2-3 overall, 2-3 spring): RECAP – Brandeis, 9-0 W. (3/22). UPCOMING – 3/28 at Bowdoin; 3/29 at Bates.

WOMEN’S TENNIS (5-1 overall, 3-1 spring): RECAP – Brandeis, 9-0 W. (3/20). UPCOMING – 3/29 at Bates.

MEN’S (0-0) & WOMEN’S (0-0) TRACK & FIELD: RECAP – Men & Women in Wesleyan Spring Meet – no team scoring (3/21). UPCOMING – 3/28 Men & Women at Coast Guard Invitational.