Vassar Sports Roundup: April 28

Men’s and Women’s Track and Field | Farley Invitational | April 23

The Vassar track and field teams traveled to Williams College for the Farley Invitational this past Saturday. Once again the Brewers had strong performances across the board. On the men’s side, Darnell Worley ’24 got fourth in the 100 meters with a time of 11.44 and he finished second overall in the 200 meters with a time of 22.97. Lukas Muzila ’23 made his debut in the 400 meter hurdles, running a time of 1:00.86, snatching second place. Andrew Blackburn ’23 set a personal best in the 3,000 meter steeplechase of 10:00.40 to win the race and Jason Cirrito ’25 smashed his old personal best in the 5,000 meters, running 15:54.73. Ryan Mazurkiewicz ’22 made his debut in the javelin, throwing 33.05 meters to earn sixth place. Finally, Max Bergman ’25 set a personal best in the long jump of 6.02 meters. On the women’s side, Faye Stevens ’25 had a strong day, winning the 400 meter hurdles in a time of 1:10.14 and finishing second in the javelin with a throw of 26.69 meters (both personal bests) to earn her honors for Liberty League Rookie of the Week. Ava Novak ’24 had a personal best in the 200 meters of 26.30 to finish third, Elinor Kops ’25 had a personal best in the high jump of 1.52 meters to earn second palace and Soleil Yuong ’25 finished fourth in the javelin with a throw of 23.82 meters. In the 1,500 meters Sasha Allison set a personal best of 5:01.16, earning her fifth place and Sarah Gillooly ’22 stays undefeated in the 800 meters this season by winning the event in a new personal best of 2:19.52. Vassar will next compete at the Penn Relays at the University of Pennsylvania on April 28.

Women’s Tennis | W 8-1 vs. Union | April 23

The 25th-ranked Vassar Women’s Tennis rolled to an 8-1 victory over Union College this past Saturday. In doubles, the duo of Cara Kizilbash ’22 and Elyse Duley ’25 demolished Union’s number 3 doubles team to give Vassar a 1-0 lead. Then Macey Dowd ’25 and Tatum Blalock ’23 dispatched their opponents 8-2 to give Vassar a 2-0 lead and Sofie Shen ’24 and Melina Stavropoulos ’22 won their match by the same score to give Vassar the 3-0 sweep in doubles. The Brewers continued their dominance in singles, with a 6-1, 6-0 victory from Duley at six; a 6-2, 6-1 victory from Kizilbash at five; a 6-1, 6-0 victory from Stavropoulos at four; a 6-1, 6-2 win from Shen at three; and a 6-4, 6-3 victory from Blalock at one, giving the Brewers an 8-1 victory. Vassar improved to 14-2 overall and remain undefeated in the Liberty League at 7-0. Next Saturday, April 30, Vassar will host William Smith College in their Liberty League regular season finale. 

Men’s Tennis | 1-1 | April 23-24

Vassar Men’s Tennis split their weekend games, with a 6-3 win over Union College on Saturday and a 3-6 loss to Stevens on Sunday. On Saturday, the Brewers got off to a slow start, losing the first doubles match to go down 0-1. But they bounced back with victories from the duo of Matthew Yee ’22 and Arnav Agostinho ’25 and the duo of Jay Wong ’24 and Benjamin Almquist ’24 by scores of 8-4 and 8-6 respectively. This put the Brewers up 2-1. Things stayed tight as singles action got underway, with Union taking a victory at four while Almquist took a 6-3, 6-3 victory at three to move the Brewers ahead again, 3-2. At five, Mihajlo Ivanovic ’22 won 6-4, 6-4 and at two Yee fell in a heartbreaking 6-2, 4-6, 4-6 to make it a narrow 4-3 lead for Vassar heading into the final two matches of the day. The closest match of the day came at one, in what would end up being a decisive victory for the Brewers. Wong took the match in three sets, by a score of 2-6, 7-6 (7-1), 7-5 to put Vassar up 5-3. Nihal Kothari ’24 rounded it out at six with a 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 victory to put the final score at 6-3 in favor of the Brewers. The win moved Vassar to 5-2 in Liberty League play. The next day proved to be tougher for the Brewers, who took a 3-6 loss to non-conference opponent Stevens, dropping Vassar to 9-7 overall. Vassar struck first with an 8-6 win from Arun Guruswamy ’24 and James Balon ’25 at the number three spot in doubles, but dropped both of the remaining doubles matches. In singles, Wong took a 6-3, 6-1 victory from one while Ivanovic won at five by a score of 6-7 (8-10), 6-4, 1-0 (10-2). The Brewers dropped the other four singles matches, but they all went to three sets. Next up for Vassar is Hobart College in the regular season finale.

Women’s Rugby | Beast of the East Tournament | April 23-24

Vassar Women’s Rugby cruised to the Beast of the East Tournament victory behind three shutouts. The Brewers marched into the semifinal with victories against Southern Connecticut State University and Boston College by scores of 69-0 and 70-0 respectively. In the semifinal, they crushed the University of Connecticut by a score of 53-0 to advance to the finals against Marist College. The final saw Vassar top Marist 71-7 tries from Julia Busby ’22, Emily Howell ’22 (3), Caeli Porette ’22 (6) and Lauren Showalter ’24. Julia Reigrut ’25 had eight cons. This was the Brewers first 15s tournament of the Spring, but they will go back to 7s next weekend when they travel to the US Coast Guard Academy for the American Collegiate Rugby Association 7s championship.

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