Women’s Volleyball | September 24-25, 2021
Vassar College 1, Skidmore College 3; Vassar College 3, Union College 0
Vassar women’s volleyball played their first Liberty League conference games of the season this past weekend, going 1-1 versus Union and Skidmore, respectively. Against Skidmore, Vassar bounced back in the second set after going down 1-0 to tie it up, but were unable to sustain any momentum for the last two sets as Skidmore pulled away with a 3-1 victory. Fortunately, the Brewers rebounded for their match on Saturday against Union, as they came from behind in the first and third sets to notch a convincing 3-0 win. Vassar moves to 3-6 overall, and will next travel to Oneonta for a tri-match against the hosts and Alfred University this Saturday.
Men’s Rugby | September 26, 2021
Vassar College 43, SUNY-Oneonta 0
Against Oneonta this past Sunday, Vassar achieved their second win of the season, as the squad shut out the Red Dragons 43-0. Five different Brewers scored tries, with Hector Contreras ’23 and Bryce Dinardo ’24 leading the way with two tries each. The Vassar defense dominated, led by captain James Scarabino ’22, as the Red Dragons failed to score a point despite aggressive and physical play. The team will look to continue their undefeated streak against SUNY-New Paltz at the Vassar College Farm on Sunday, with kickoff at 2:00 p.m.
Men’s Cross Country | September 25, 2021
Vassar Wins Saratoga Invitational
Men’s Cross Country finished first out of seven teams this past weekend at the Saratoga Invitational, claiming the team title. The squad, currently ranked 28 in the country, was led by a second-place finish from Miles Takiguchi ’23 in the 8000m, but also saw four additional Brewers round out the top 10. Vassar clinched first place with 30 points, beating out host RPI by four. The invitational is the third team title for the Brewers this season, with their lone non-first place finish an admirable second place at the New Paltz Invitational earlier this month. Vassar will have a chance to further capitalize on their early success at the James Earley Invitational in Westfield, Massachusetts on Oct. 9.
Field Hockey | September 26, 2021
Vassar 0, RPI 1
Vassar Field Hockey fell to conference opponent RPI in their Liberty League opener this past Sunday, losing 1-0. Neither team registered many shots throughout the first three quarters, as defense set the tone for both sides. The Engineers finally broke through in the fourth quarter off a deflection from a penalty corner, and the Brewers couldn’t find the back of the net for the rest of the match despite pushing back against the staunchy RPI defense. The squad dropped four spots in the national Division III rankings to no. 19 after the defeat, but have a chance to bounce back from their second loss of the season at LL rival Skidmore this Saturday at 1:00 p.m.