Cardinals Open Howe Cup with 8-1 Win over Vassar, Rematch with Hamilton up Next
Facing Vassar for the second time in six days, Wesleyan took care of business once again in the opening round of the Howe Cup competition at Princeton Fri., Feb. 18, with a 8-1 victory. Back on Feb. 12, Wesleyan prevailed 7-2 at Vassar. Ranked 19th nationally of the 39 teams involved in this year's Howe Cup tournament, Wesleyan is seeded third in the Walker Cup ("C") Division. Up next for the squad is a rematch with NESCAC rival Hamilton, seeded secoind in the division and ranked 18th nationally. The teams met in the third round of the NESCAC tournament with the Continentals winning, 7-2. Three of the Cardinals seven losses to Hamilton back on Feb. 5 came by a 3-2 score.
Against Vassar in the Howe Cup, Wesleyan captured five matches by 3-0 counts led by #6 Nell Schwed '14 (photo) who yielded a scant 13 points in her three games. Also winning by a 3-0 score was #1 Mary Foster '14, #2 Diana Edwards '14, #5 Danielle Craig '13 and #7 Jenny Chu '11. Tanesha Jackson '13, at #4 ; Kar-Anne Tan '14, at #8 ; and Meherazade Sumariwalla '12, at #9, were 3-1 winners.
Should the Cardinals get past Hamilton in the Walker Cup semi-final slated for Sat., Feb. 19, they will likely have a rematch with F&M in the division finals Sun., Feb. 20. F&M is ranked 17th nationally and is top-seeded in "C" division.