The Brewers opened their season on Wednesday, Feb. 25 at Tenney Stadium on Marist College’s campus with a landslide victory against Manhattanville. The men ended the day with a convincing score line of 18-2. Senior Sean Brazier led the Brewers in points with four goals off of six shots. Junior Noah Parson followed Brazier with a hat trick off of three shots. Senior and captain Scott Brekne scored two goals, but led the team in assists, racking up three. All in all, ten Brewers scored, paving the way for a very successful season. They will be playing Montclaire State University on Wednesday, March 4 at Marist College’s Tenney Stadium and will be travelling to Swarthmore College on Saturday, March 7. The game against Montclaire State was originally supposed to be played at 6:30 p.m. but has been moved back to 7:30 p.m. due to inclement weather that has promoted a scheduling change for Marist’s men’s lacross team.
The team had an outstanding weekend against U.S. Coast Guard Academy, who travelled to Vassar to compete against the Brewers on Saturday, Feb. 28. The Brewers swept the board, winning all nine match ups to go 9-0 on the day. Beginning with doubles, the Brewers were able to keep a 3-0 streak, despite a tough match that eventually saw sophomores Nick Litsky and Juan Felipe Laso triumph with an 8-4 win. Juniors Christian Phelps and Evan Udine also won convincingly 8-2 in second doubles. The team brought the momentum from the doubles matches right into the singles match ups, the entire team only dropping one set in all six matches. Phelps fell 5-7 in the first set but battled back with a 6-1 win in the second. He closed out the victory with a 10-6 win in the super tiebreak. The Brewers go 4-3 in season play with the victory. They will travel to Cambridge, Mass. on Friday, March 6 to take on Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The Brewers travelled to New York, N.Y. to take on Baruch College at home. The Brewers lost in straight sets. However, not one went uncontested as Vassar won each 28-26, 25-22, 25-21 respectively. Each frame only set the teams a few points apart. Sophomore Quinn Rutledge posted a career high of ten kills off of 22 swings. Sophomore Trey Cimorelli achieved a team best of eight kills, while Freshman Matthew Knigge accomplished an impressive eight terminations and three kills. The Brewers will be travelling back to New York City to play Hunter College on Wednesday, March 4.
Although the regular season is over, this weekend saw one Brewer compete at the College Squash Associations Individual Championships. On Friday, Feb. 27, Freshman Hannah Nice travelled to Princeton, N.J. to face off against some of the best players from the region. Nice, ranked No.77 going into the tournament, played her first match against Trinity College’s Karolina Holkova, ranked No. 53. Nice lost in straight sets. In the first set, Holkova ran away with it, finishing the set 11-2. Nice put up more of a fight in the second, going three points up in the beginning, but Holkova rallied, drawing the set up at 6-6 and then putting the set away 11-7. The final set was more of a rerun of the first, Holkova winning comfortably, 11-4. In the consolation bracket, Nice played Maddie Tomlinson of Yale University, once again losing in straight sets. It will be exciting to see how Nice fairs next year, with another year of experience under her belt. She ends her first season 12-2.
The baseball team’s openers against New Paltz and Plymouth State University this upcoming weekend have been cancelled due to already accumulated snow, along with an expected storm later this week. No makeup dates have been announced. The men now look to Hope College of Michigan on March 14 at 11 a.m. at Lake Myrtle Park in Auburndale, Florida.