Vassar Brewers Sports Roundup: Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022

Men’s Soccer | Sept. 4-10 | 2-1-0

Vassar men’s soccer had a strong week, winning two of their three matches. On Sept. 4, they cruised past Mount Saint Mary 4-0. Derek Sando ’25 had a pair of goals and both Danny Berry ’25 and Owen Fauth ’23 scored as well. The Brewers outshot the Knights 21-7. They followed up that victory with another convincing one against SUNY Cobleskill by a score of 5-0 on Sept. 7. Duncan Keker ’25 started out the scoring in the 13th minute with a header. The Brewers quickly added to their lead with a goal from Ryan Lane ’25 two minutes later. Vassar never blinked from there, adding another three goals, including the first career goals for Jackson Hall ’25 and Nolan Alexander ’23. To wrap up their busy week, the Brewers fell in a close game 0-2 against Stevens Institute of Technology. The game stayed scoreless until the 64th minute when the Ducks scored to take the lead. They never looked back, despite a strong effort from the Brewers that included eight shots and five saves from goalkeeper Eric Wnorowski ’23. The Brewers’ next match is Wednesday, Sept. 14, against nearby rival SUNY New Paltz.

 

Women’s Soccer | Sept. 4-10 | 1-1-1

Women’s soccer had a packed week, playing three games, winning one, losing one and tying one. The Brewers battled it out to a 0-0 tie against NYU on Sept. 4. The Brewers had some close calls on offense, nearly scoring on a number of their eight shots, but ultimately weren’t able to get one in the net. They did however play lights-out defense of their own, including a five-save performance from goalie Teresa Zimmer ’24. They followed up that draw with a frustrating 0-1 loss at Montclair State University on Sept. 7. Montclair State got an early goal and, despite outshooting the Red Hawks, Vassar was unable to even the score. However, the Brewers finally broke through on Sept. 10 with their 1-0 victory over 10th ranked University of Scranton. The game stayed scoreless until the 65th minute when Jacqueline Morrison ’24 assisted the first goal in the career of Riley McGrath ’26. The Brewers played shutdown defense the whole way, not allowing a single shot on goal. Next up is Western Connecticut State on Wednesday, Sept. 14.

 

Field Hockey | Sept. 5-10 | 1-1-0

Field hockey had a strong week that included a decisive 5-0 win against Western Connecticut State on Sept. 7 and a heartbreaking 1-2 loss to ninth ranked Kean University in overtime on Sept. 10. The Brewers rolled past Western Connecticut State with a pair of goals from Ella Pearl ’23 and a strong performance from Leilani Llamas ’25. Llamas had two assists and a goal of her own. Max Meijaard ’25 and Maggie Werner ’24 each added a goal of their own to pad the lead for Vassar. A few days later, the Brewers were edged out by Kean University in Union, NJ, for their first loss of the season. Kean scored first right at the end of the opening quarter, but Vassar responded with a goal of its own from Werner in the second quarter. The second half was scoreless, necessitating an extra overtime period. Unfortunately for Vassar, Kean was able to take advantage of an early penalty corner and steal the win just a couple minutes into the overtime period. The 19th ranked Brewers will travel to Montclair State on Wednesday, Sept. 14, for their next match.

 

Women’s Golf | Sept. 11 | Hamilton Fall Invitational

The Vassar women’s golf team opened its season at the Hamilton Fall Invitational on Sept. 10 and 11. The Brewers finished the two-day event in 12th place with a score of 809, including a 389 on the first day and a 420 on the second. Sufana Noorwez ’24 [Disclaimer: Noorwez is Assistant Opinions Editor for The Miscellany News] was Vassar’s top finisher, tying for 45th overall with a score of 172. A couple of first-years had standout performances, including Peiyun Wu ’26 and Mackenzie Shultz ’26, who placed 62nd and 67th overall with scores of 197 and 213 respectively. The final scorer for Vassar was Victoria Barrios Cabral ’25, who placed 78th with a score of 249. Next up for the Brewers is the Wesleyan Fall Invitational starting on Sept. 17.

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