On April 19 and 20, the ultimate Frisbee team will be hosting sectionals on home turf beginning at 9 a.m. each day and running to about 3 p.m. The ultimate Frisbee team would appreciate crowd support from Vassar students: “We want to utilize ‘home field advantage’ as much as possible,” wrote senior co-captain Noah Edelstein in an emailed statement. The games will take place on the practice soccer fields, and this is the first time in program history that Vassar will host ultimate Frisbee sectionals.
On April 14, Kim Culligan, Interim Director of Athletics and Physical Education, announced that BJ Dunne will continue working in his position as Head Coach to the men’s basketball team. Dunne served as the Interim Head Coach for 2013/2014, and led the team to a winning 19-8 record.
In its fourth Liberty League game of the season, the men’s lacrosse team fell to Rochester Institute of Technology 24-2. The game took place at home on Saturday, April 12, with Rochester standing as the #1 team in the nation. Junior Scott Brekne and freshman Sam Houston-Read scored the two goals. The Brewers will next travel to Schenectady, N.Y. on April 19 for its penultimate Liberty League game against No. 7 Union College at 1 p.m.
On April 11, the women’s lacrosse team competed against Liberty League opponent William Smith and fell with a final score of 18-13. Senior Malena Harang, junior Dara Davis, sophomore Isabelle Goldstein and freshman Julia Trudell all had two goals. Senior Phoebe Tzannes had a hat trick, and senior Zoe Ripecky and sophomore Kim Mulvehill each had one goal. Davis had two assists. On April 12, the team traveled to Schenectady for a game against in Union, and ultimately lost 16-11. Davis had four of Vassar’s goals, while Tzannes had two. Goldstein had three assists. Junior goalkeeper Kate Pula had a game-high 12 saves. Although the two teams were tied at halftime, Union sophomore Emily McGrail scored the leading goal in the second half. Two days later, Davis was named to the Liberty League Honor Roll. She stands number one on the team for points with 38. Women’s lacrosse will next play Clarkson University on April 18 at 4 p.m. in Potsdam, N.Y.
On April 12, the men’s tennis team lost 9-0 against nationally ranked William Smith, who is placed third in the nation and second in the region. In doubles, sophomore Evan Udine and freshman Alexander Luckmann fell 9-8 (10-5) in No. 2 doubles while freshman Nick Litsky and junior Christian Lyon went 8-6 at the No. 1 spot. The Brewers will next compete in a re-scheduled game vs. New York University, a match that was originally postponed by NYU due to rain. The next officially scheduled game will take place on April 26 at 9 a.m. vs. Hobart College on the Josselyn tennis courts.
From April 12 to 13, the women’s tennis team competed in the annual Seven Sisters Tournament. On day one, the Brewers took on Mt. Holyoke and Smith College, and went 5-0 in both matches. Junior Samantha Schapiro, freshman Emily Hallewell and sophomore Winnie Yeats all went 6-0, 6-0 in their singles matches. In doubles, senior captain Lindsay Kantor and sophomore Lauren Stauffer went 6-2, 6-2 in the No. 1 spot and freshmen Shayna Becker and Connie Yoo went 6-0, 6-1 in the No. 2 spot. On the second day of the tournament, the Brewers faced the Bryn Mawr Owls and Wellesley College. The team went 5-0 over host Bryn Mawr, but fell 3-2 to nationally ranked Wellesley in the championship match. On April 14, Becker was named Liberty League Rookie of the week for her performance. The women’s tennis team will take on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Engineers on April 19. The match will be Kantor’s senior day, and will take place at noon on the Josselyn tennis courts.
The men’s track team traveled to Troy, N.Y. on April 12 for the Upstate Classic at RPI to participate in a tournament. Senior Abe Gatling broke the school record in the 200 meter dash, running it in 22.50 and placing fifth overall and third in DIII runners. Sophomore Taylor Vann broke his personal record on three of his five javelin throws, while also breaking the school record four times over. He placed second overall with 50.76m. In the 1500 meter, junior Eliot Gerson had a personal best with a time of 4:06.47, placing him eighth overall and fifth in DIII runners. On April 19, the Brewers will travel to Rochester, N.Y. to compete in Liberty League Championships.