Cardinal Weekly Update

2014-15 WEEKLY WINTER SPORTS SUMMARY

1/19/15 through 1/25/15

BJ Davis ’16 earned NESCAC Co-Player of the Week laurels in men’s basketball after averaging 19.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 5.0 steals during a 2-0 week. He led the Cardinals in scoring and assists in both games and hit a career-high 23 points at Conn. College, where he went 6-for-6 at the line in the last two minutes to help seal the triumph. He also capped a 10-0 run at the end of the first half with a three-pointer. Against Baruch, he broke a 55-55 tie with :43 left with a jumper and sank three free throws with :10 left to extend the lead to seven points. Harry Rafferty ’17 also had a big game at Conn with 22 points, going 5-for-10 on three-pointers.

Agbon Edomwonyi ’16 eclipsed the school record in the weight throw by more than 2-1/2 feet, as he placed second in the event during the Wesleyan Invitational I men’s indoor track meet. His toss was 51-10. He also took first place in the shot put. LaDarius Drew ’15 was the 60m dash winner in the 10-team affair.

Isaiah Bellamy ’18 returned to the mat after recovery from injury and led wrestling to a 2-2 mark during the NEWA Duals at Springfield, winning a match by pin at 197 pounds and taking a decision at heavyweight while also collecting a forfeit victory. He was one of 14 wrestlers in the 15-team field to receive all-NEWA honors for his effort. As a team, the Cardinals placed seventh. At 133 pounds, Frank Crippen ’17 went 3-1.

Men’s squash improved its current win streak to eight matches by going 5-0 over the weekend, including a dramatic win over Colby with #1 Guy Davidson ’16 posting the clinching victory, 3-1. Grant Lounsbury ’17 has a personal nine-match win streak intact, playing between #6-#9 on the ladder.

Laila Samy ’18 added one more 3-0 victory at #1 to her seasonal stats: she stands 17-0 without losing a game for women’s squash.

Women’s ice hockey picked up a valuable NESCAC win over Conn. College, as top scorer Jordan Schildhaus ’15 snapped off a rising wrist shot midway through the third period, completing a 2-on-1 break with Cara Jankowski ’15, for the game-winner.

During the Wesleyan Invitational I women’s indoor track meet, the Cardinals came away with four first-place finishes in the nine-team field: Sarah Swenson ’18 took the 200m race, Morgan Findley ’18 outpaced the field in the 3000m, Orelia Jonathan ’15 captured the weight throw and Sylwia Lipior ’18 won the 1000m event.

Angela Slevin ’15 and Natasha Cucullo ’15 both returned from a pair of women’s swimming & diving meets in Maine with four first-place performances. Slevin took the 500 and 1000 freestyle as well as the 50 backstroke at Colby and added a win in the 500 freestyle at Bowdoin. Cucullo swept all the diving events over the weekend, taking the one-meter and three-meter events at both Colby and Bowdoin. 

Brandon Pearson ’18 and Ali Pourmaleki ’18 were three-time winners for men’s swimming & diving during a weekend in Maine. At Colby, Pearson secured crowns in both the one-meter and three-meter dive, then added a one-meter title at Bowdoin. Pourmaleki won the 500 freestyle and 100 butterfly at Colby and finished up by bettering the field in the 200 butterfly at Bowdoin.

Dreisen Heath ’15 scored a season-high 16 points to pace women’s basketball to a come-from-behind win against Wellesley. Her drive to the hoop with :16 left gave the Cardinals a critical three-point lead at the time.

Coming into the game 6:36 into the second period with Tufts up by a 2-0 count, goalie Nolan Daley ’16 held the Jumbos scoreless during his 32 minutes in the net as men’s ice hockey cut the deficit to 2-1 but could not come all the way back before Tufts added an empty-net goal with a fraction of a second remaining.

WEBCASTS/LIVESTATS -- Due to the bad weather in the Northeast, two home contests slated for webcasts have been postponed. Thus, all the webcasts this week take placed Fri., Jan. 30, and Sat., Jan. 31, seven in total. On Friday at 7 p.m., men’s (away) and women’s (home) basketball take on Bates, while men’s ice hockey visits Hamilton. On Saturday, men’s and women’s swimming and diving start things off against Coast Guard at 1 p.m. At 2 p.m., men’s basketball plays at Tufts. At 3 p.m., women’s basketball hosts Tufts and men’s ice hockey battles Amherst on the road. As usual links are posted on the Wesleyan athletics web site under "Follow the Cardinals Live," then “Webcasts/LiveStats.”

WINTER RESULTS/UPCOMING SCHEDULES

MEN’S BASKETBALL (13-5, 2-2 NESCAC): RECAP – Baruch, 62-55 W. (1/19); at Conn. College, 80-62 W. (1/24). UPCOMING – 1/30 at Bates; 1/31 at Tufts.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (7-9, 0-4 NESCAC): RECAP – Wellesley (at Lasell), 43-38 W. (1/20); Conn. College, 54-59 L. (1/24). UPCOMING – 1/27 Amherst (postponed until 2/17); 1/30 Bates; 1/31 Tufts.

MEN’S ICE HOCKEY (2-14, 1-9 NESCAC): RECAP – Tufts, 1-3 L. (1/23); Conn. College, 1-4 L. (1/24). UPCOMING – 1/30 at Hamilton; 1/31 at Amherst.

WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY (6-9-1, 2-7-1 NESCAC): RECAP – Sacred Heart, 1-3 L. (1/20); Conn. College, 1-0 W. (1/23); Conn. College, 2-3 (OT) L. (1/24). UPCOMING – 1/28 Nichols (postponed until 2/4).

MEN’S (0-2) and WOMEN’S (1-1) INDOOR TRACK: RECAP – Men & women in Wesleyan Invitational I – No team scoring (1/24). UPCOMING – 1/31 Wesleyan Invitational II.

MEN’S SQUASH (9-4 dual match): RECAP - Conn. College, 9-0 W. (1/21); Colby, 5-4 W. (1/24); Bryant, 9-0 W. (1/24); MIT, 8-1 W. (1/24); Hobart, 9-0 W. (1/25); Denison, 8-1 W. (1/25). UPCOMING – 2/1 Amherst and Williams. 

WOMEN’S SQUASH (5-8 dual match): RECAP – Conn. College, 9-0 W. (1/21); Colby, 3-6 L. (1/24); Boston U., 9-0 W. (1/24). UPCOMING – 2/1 Amherst and Williams. 

MEN’S (1-9) and WOMEN’S (3-7) SWIMMING & DIVING: RECAP – at Colby – Men, 130-166 L.; Women, 142.5-147.5 L. (1/24); at Bowdoin – Men, 92-203 L.; Women, 107-175 L. (1/25). UPCOMING – 1/31 Coast Guard.

WRESTLING (6-6 duals): RECAP – NEWA Duals at Springfield (7th of 15 teams) – vs. Western New England, 23-18 W.; vs. Johnson & Wales, 12-34 L.; vs. Williams, 13-28 L.; vs WPI, 22-15 W. (1/25). UPCOMING –1/30 at Springfield.