For the first time in program history, the men’s lacrosse team defeated opponent Skidmore College, making the match its first Liberty League win of the season. The match took place on March 29 at Weinberg Field, and the final score was 10-5. Senior co-captain Max Herman, junior Sean Brazier, sophomore Colin Cederna and freshman Brandon DeStasio all had two goals for the Brewers. Junior Scott Brekne and sophomore Shane Flattery each had one, while senior co-captain and goalkeeper Andrew Nichol had ten saves. On March 31, the Liberty League named senior attack Herman to the Honor Roll. The men’s lacrosse team will next compete against Liberty League opponent St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY on April 5.
On March 28, the women’s lacrosse team earned its first Liberty League win of the season against Skidmore College. Senior co-captain Phoebe Tzannes scored three goals, one of which tied the game with ten minutes remaining in the second half. Freshman attack Julia Trudell scored the game-winning goal less than one minute later, putting the Brewers ahead. As the Thoroughbreds struggled to tie up the game into overtime, junior co-captain Jacqueline Palma, sophomore Isabelle Goldstein and freshman Brittany Botticelli managed to shut down the efforts. The final score was 7-6, and the Brewers had a total of 15 shots on goal compared to Skidmore’s nine. On March 29, the women were unable to pull off another win, falling short to national contender Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. This was the team’s second Liberty League match of the season, putting them 1-1 in the league. The final score was 10-8, with goals by seniors Tzannes and Malena Hareng. Goldstein and Trudell each had two goals, along with junior Dara Davis. On March 31, Palma was named to the Liberty League Honor Roll. The women’s lacrosse team will next travel to Bard College to compete on Saturday, April 5.
On March 29, the Vassar football team competed against the UCLA Bruins in a tight match. The longtime rivals met on Vassar turf for the last game of the season, in which the winner would continue on in the postseason. The Brewers had a promising start, earning a touchdown within the first five minutes of play. But soon afterwards, the UCLA defense kept Vassar from scoring while the Bruins made three touchdowns and two field goals before the first half of play was over. The halftime show was hosted by students who created a cheerleading routine to the entirety of Beyoncé’s latest album. Thankfully for the Brewers, UCLA’s quarterback and tight end tore their ACL at the start of the second half, leaving their team able to earn only three more touchdowns and one field goal. Vassar answered back with two field goals of their own, and despite the ultimate loss, the team has had a historic season—earning more wins than any other year.
The men’s tennis team traveled to Canton, NY on March 29 for a match vs. Liberty League opponent St. Lawrence University. Despite an early lead, the final score was 8-1 with St. Lawrence on top. The two doubles team of No.2 junior Christian Lyon and freshman Nick Litsky, and No. 3 sophomores Christian Phelps and Sha Huang gave the Brewers the 3-0 lead. Litsky also succeeded in No. 2 singles with a 6-1, 6-0 win over St. Lawrence junior John Megas. Phelps, sophomore Daniel Cooper and freshmen Juan Felipe Laso and Alexander Luckmann all succeeded in singles matches. On March 31, Cooper was named as a Liberty League Performer of the Week for his matches vs. St. Lawrence. The men’s tennis team will next compete against Liberty League opponents and #30 ranked Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The match will take place on Saturday, April 5 at 3 p.m. in Walker Field House.
On March 29, the men’s volleyball team hosted a tri-match against highly competitive schools, including DI Sacred Heart University and No. 1 ranked Springfield College. In its match vs. Springfield, the team ultimately fell 3-0 (25-18, 26-24, 25-22). Still, senior Joe Pyne had 13 kills, a team best. Sophomore Reno Kriz had nine kills, while junior Colin Fearn-Johnson had seven. The Brewers managed a win in their second match of the day against Sacred Heart, 3-2 (25-18, 20-25, 21-25, 25-23, 15-12). Kriz had 26 kills at a .400 rate, while Pyne had 14. Freshman rookie Quinn Rutledge had six kills, three digs, and three assisted rejections. Men’s volleyball will compete in non-conference play on Thursday, April 3 at 7 p.m., hosting New York University in Kenyon Hall.