Seasons change but Brewers’ winning ways stay same

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Courtesy of Vassar Athletics

Women’s Tennis

This weekend, women’s tennis competed in the yearly Vassar Scramble Tournament hosted this year on Vassar’s Joss courts against New York University and Connecticut College. They had a strong finish on the second day of competition, with a score of 6-0 in singles (two which were finished with a third set tie-break) and 5-1 in doubles leading to an overall score of 12-8 in singles and 6-2 in doubles. The Brewers are now gearing up to play in the ITA Northeast Regional Tournament coming up this weekend.

Women’s Golf

The women’s golf team played this weekend in the New York University Invitational. They came out after struggling during the first day of competition with an 11th place finish, shoot­ing 76-over on the day. Junior Emily Prince lead the Brewers with a score of 88 to tie for 33rd place–her fourth score north of 80 in her career at Vassar and the first time she has led the team in scoring. The Brewers rallied for the second day of the tournament when every Brewer but one improved their scores from the first day of competition and shaved 22 strokes off of their overall game, finishing with a score of 706 and an 11th place finish on the weekend at Spook Rook Golf Course in Suffern, New York.

Women’s Volleyball

The women’s volleyball team saw their first Liberty League tournament this weekend– where they split their two days of competition. They pulled out a huge win against Union on Friday, where they scored a season high of 47 kills and then took a tough loss against St. Lawrence. On day two, they were beaten 0-3 by Clarkson, but then came back and swept Skid­more 3-0. This puts their record at 2-2 for Lib­erty League play and 6-6 on the season.

Men’s Soccer

Saturday saw men’s soccer’s match against SUNY New Paltz. The men won by one single point, scored by senior Jordan Palmer in the closing minutes of competition after 86 min­utes of play that saw only three shots on goal. Brewer defense kept New Paltz at a season low for shots on goal. This puts the Brewers at 3-2-2 on the season.

Women’s Field Hockey

Early in the week field hockey beat an out-of-conference Western Connecticut with a solid 4-1 victory at home in Poughkeepsie– continuing their 13 home game winning streak (the third longest active streak in the division). The Brewers kept Western Connecticut under four shots on goal for the match and contin­ued to keep the pressure on in the mid-field. Then, Field Hockey shut out Ramapo College on Saturday, playing at home this weekend for a non-conference game. The Brewers kept solid defense, keeping opponent shots on goal as well as score at zero and taking 19 of the 20 penalty corners. The 2-0 win puts their record at 6-1 overall for the season. Both shots were assisted by freshman Megan Caveny on the Athletic Center Turf Field–one was scored by junior Lauren Shumate and the other by junior Lauren Wiebe who also came out on top for shots on goal at four. This was Wiebe’s third goal of the season and her 25th for her career with the Brewers. The women will see No. 11 Montclair State next, on the road.

Women’s Soccer

In Vassar women’s soccer’s best performance of the year they beat Manhattanville College 6-0 on their home turf, Gordon Field. The six goals were scored by six different players and puts their record at 5-2 for this fall overall. The goalies were successful in clinching the shut­out–blocking the singular goal to come their way. The Brewers also saw SUNY New Paltz, again at home and again another shutout. The women won 2-0 and are currently on a three game winning streak and have not let an oppo­nent score since Sept. 12th. The Brewers will see Montclair State next.

Men’s Rugby

The men traveled to Schenectady, New York this week to play a tough match against Union College who they held off with a score of 30-21. The men got off to a slow start – missing many tackles and committing many errors in the first 40 minutes. The Brewers are now sitting on an overall record of 3-0-0.

Women’s Lacrosse

The Vassar women’s lacrosse Head Coach, Judy Finerghty announced this week the Brew­er’s schedule for the 2016 season. The Brewers will host five competitions in Poughkeepsie and will travel for eight games. They will also take a Spring break trip to Bradenton, Florida next semester to compete in the Spring Fling lacrosse tournament. The team is coming off their best Liberty League finish in program history with a clinching of the 3rd slot and a 10-6 winning record. The Brewers will open the season at home for their second year in a row against SUNY New Paltz on March 5th.

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