Brewers bloom as Libery Leagues loom

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Men’s Rugby

The Vassar men’s rugby team faced off against Sacred Heart University this past weekend. The team had home field advantage against the number three seed. Despite being on home turf, the men had trouble keeping up with Sacred Heart and were down 31-0 by the 40 minute mark. This isn’t to say Vassar didn’t work to keep up. With one try by sophomore George Sheppard and two by Joe Simon, the men were able to end the game 21-50. After last week’s loss to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the men’s rugby team ends this portion of their season with an overall record of 5-2-0.

Men’s Soccer

The men’s soccer team had a satisfying win on Saturday against Rensselaer Polytechnic In­stitute. The team started strong with the first goal by sophomore Alex Gonzales 15 minutes into the game. RPI tied the game with a goal right before the first half ended. Senior Tom Wiechert eventually finished the game with the only goal in the second half, pulling the Brewers up 2-1 to win the game.

Women’s Swim and Dive

The women took third overall at the Union College Relays this past Saturday. The team scored 100 points overall, 14 points behind the second place Union team. The team had a tough day, swimming 11 races, with many mem­bers swimming consecutive races throughout the meet. On the diving side, the women had three divers working on 11 dives. The three div­ers, senior Maya Pruitt, sophomore Nora Kyrk­jebo and freshman Mira Moraru, managed to earn 407.40 points, enough for a second place position.

Men’s Swim and Dive

The men also attended the Union College Relays this past weekend. While the women took third, the men managed to grab fourth overall. A meet highlight was the 400 medley, swam by junior Chris Cerutti, sophomore Jo­nah Strand, junior Anthony Walker and senior Greg Cristina. The diving team also had a few highlights, including junior Clancy Green’s first collegiate meet, where he was able to break 100 points with his five dives, a major milestone for divers in general. The divers ended in third place. The teams will be back this Saturday for a meet with SUNY-New Paltz at Kresge Pool.

Women’s Rugby

The women’s rugby team isn’t backing down. This past weekend they matched up against Molloy College. The women were resolute with 14 tries throughout the game. In the end, Molloy didn’t stand a chance, with the wom­en dominating the game, finishing with a 88-0 lead. This win moves the women forward for a semifinal round against Marist, but the women show no sign of backing down anytime soon.

The “B” side also earned a win this past weekend against SUNY-New Paltz. As soon as they stepped onto the field, the women domi­nated the game, ending with eight tries and a 42-5 win.

Women’s Volleyball

The women’s volleyball team split their record this past Saturday at the Hall of Fame Tournament at Smith College. Their first match against Wesleyan was difficult, with the women struggling to get past Wesleyan’s offense throughout. The women lost all three sets. They bounced back with their next match against Smith. The team led in all three sets, eventually winning the match overall with tight scores of 25-11, 27-25, 25-23 respectively. Game highlights include senior Chloe Hallum’s sea­son best 28 digs and junior Gabby Miller’s 13 kills.

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