Vassar Brewers Sports Roundup: Feb. 9, 2023

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Men’s Track | Feb. 4 | Utica Pioneer Invitational

The Vassar men’s track team continued its inaugural indoor season with an eighth place finish at the Pioneer Invitational at Utica University. The stars of the meet for Vassar were Tim Jacques ’24, who won the 600 meters with a time of 1:24.72, and Jeremy Frank ’25 who tied for the win in the pole vault with a jump of 4.10 meters. The duo combined for 19 of Vassar’s 25 points. But Vassar still had some strong performances in other events. The Distance Medley Relay team of Jacques, Arlo Rucker ’26, Lukas Muzila ’23 and Davis Anderson ’26 finished third overall. In the mile, Vassar had five runners break the five-minute barrier. Rucker and Kai Chang ’25 finished back-to-back in 13th and 14th place, with times of 4:38.66 and 4:38.86 respectively. Not too far behind was Nick Miller ’26 who ran a 4:42.81 to finish 18th overall. Rounding out the sub-five crew were Jackson Bernreuter ’25 and Doug Cobb ’23 [Disclaimer: Doug Cobb is Sports Editor for The Miscellany News] with times of 4:51.45 and 4:57.71. In shot put, Justin White ’26 threw 11.48 meters to finish 13th overall. Up next for the Brewers is the Ocean Breeze Fasttrack National Invite on Feb. 10 in Staten Island, NY.


Women’s Track | Feb. 4 | Utica Pioneer Invitational

The Vassar women’s track team was back at Utica University for the second time in its inaugural season for the Pioneer Invitational. The Brewers scored 35 points, good for seventh overall. Highlight performances include Ava Novak ’24 making the finals in the 60 meter dash with a time of 8.33. Novak then finished seventh in the finals with a time of 8.38, and Lola Perez-Fry ’23 finished in the top 10 with a time of 8.39. In the mile, Anika Mueller-Hickler ’26 finished seventh overall with a time of 5:36.11. In the 3,000 meters, Augusta Stockman ’23 continued her strong season by again recording a qualifying standard for the All-Atlantic Regional Track and Field Conference with a time of 10:32.13, earning a third-place finish. The Distance Medley Relay team of Muller-Hickler, Jordan Norman ’24, Clara Wiesler ’24 and Sophie Farr ’25 finished fourth overall with a time of 14:06.15. But the most dominant showing for the Brewers was easily the long jump. Vassar had three athletes finish in the top six, including Novak who placed sixth with a jump of 5.04 meters, Sydney Passley-Harris ’26 who finished fifth with a jump of 5.06 meters and Perez-Fry who finished second overall with a jump of 5.28 meters, qualifying her for the All-Atlantic Regional Track and Field Conference Championship.


Women’s Basketball | Feb. 3-4 | 2-0

The Vassar women’s basketball team had a dominant weekend, winning both of its games on the road, including a 77-34 shellacking of Bard College on Feb. 3 and a 67-55 victory over Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) the next day on Feb. 4. Against Bard, the Brewers quickly went ahead 12-0 and had a 20-3 lead by the end of the first quarter. Bard was never able to close the gap after that. Sierra McDermed ’26 led the Brewers with 11 points, seven rebounds and three steals. Tova Gelb ’25 also hit double-digits with 10 points of her own. The next day, Vassar traveled up north to RPI to face another Liberty League rival. This game was much closer, and RPI took a 22-19 lead into halftime. But in the second half, Eliza Srinivasan ’23 caught fire, scoring all 19 of her points for the game to lead the Brewers to victory, including 11 straight points at the end of the third quarter and into the fourth. Srinivasan also had nine rebounds and five assists. Another standout performance came from Gelb, who recorded a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Alex Lee ’23 had 12 points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals as well. The victories improved Vassar’s overall record to 14-7 and 11-3 in the Liberty League. Up next for the Brewers is a roadtrip to Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) on Feb. 10.


Men’s Volleyball | Feb. 4 | 2-0

Fifth-ranked Vassar men’s volleyball swept its Feb. 4 double header with victories over Misericordia and 14th ranked Lasell. After being down 8-6 in the first set against Misericordia, Vassar scored 11 of the next 13 points to take a 17-11 lead. The Brewers ended up taking the set 25-18 behind some blocks and kills from Tristan Christofferson ’26 and Billy Fan ’25. With a slight 4-3 lead in the second set, the Brewers went on another run, scoring six points in a row, including a winner from Gavin van Beveren ’23. The Brewers never looked back and cruised to a 25-10 set win to go up 2-0. The third set was more of a back and forth, but after taking a 24-21 lead, Vassar buried Misericordia with a kill from van Beveren that gave them the match 3-0. Against Lasell, the first set was initially a close back-and-forth affair before Vassar once again went on a six-point run. The team dispatched the Lasers in the first set by a score of 25-16. The second set was close as well until the Brewers went on another one of their patented runs to score seven straight points and take a 19-9 lead. They closed it out with a 25-18 set victory to go up 2-0. The third set was a blowout from the start, with Vassar taking an early 10-3 lead, before finishing off the Lasers with a 25-10 set victory to take the match 3-0. The wins improved Vassar’s record to 5-1. The Brewers will next host Randolph-Macon at Kenyon Hall on Feb. 10.

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