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  • April 19, 2014 - Womens Lacrosse - Cardinals Take Another NESCAC Nationally Ranked Rival Down to the Wire but Fall to Tufts, 7-5

    Trailing 5-3 with 23:25 left in the second half, 17th-ranked nationally Tufts netted the final four goals of the game to extend its winning streak vs. Wesleyan to seven game and keep alive its hopes of a first-round NESCAC tournament game with a 7-5 win Sat., April 19. Wesleyan closes out the year at Conn. College Wed., April 23 as both the Cardinals and Camels are 0-9 in league action while Wesleyan went 5-0 in non-conference play and Conn was 4-1. Shots favored Tufts, 21-15, as did ground balls, 19-10. Wesleyan keeper Nina Labovich '16 (#24, main photo) collected 11 stops on the day with a solid performance. Wesleyan recovered from a 3-2 deficit with three straight goals over a span of just 1:14 early in the second half. The teams were tied at intermission, 2-2, but Tufts drew first blood in the second half with a free-position shot at 27:40. Meredith Smith '17 (#29, photo insert upper right) got her second goal of the outing and 19th of the season with a two-thirds length of the field run up the right side and high shot to even the score at 3-3 with 24:39 on the clock. Martha Harding '16 (#4, photo insert lower right) gave Wesleyan its first lead of the game at 4-3 only 22 seconds later with a high shot off a pass by Abby D'Angelo '14.

  • April 19, 2014 - Mens Lacrosse - Men's Lax Falls Short of Tufts in Battle for Top Seed in NESCAC but Still Eyeing #2 Slot

    Taking on Tufts in a showdown for the top seed in the upcoming NESCAC tournament, Wesleyan fell short of the Jumbos by a 17-11 count Sat., April 19. As a result, Tufts will be the #1 seed for the playoffs which begin Sat., April 26. Wesleyan can lock up the #2 slot with a home victory against Conn. College Wed., April 23 in the regular-season finale. A loss could still leave Wesleyan as the second seed. Regardless, Wesleyan will be at home for the first round of the NESCAC tournament. At Tufts, the score stood 6-5 for the host in the middle of the second period but a 6-1 Jumbo run to the 11:11 mark of the third quarter spotted Tufts a 12-6 margin and the Cardinals got no closer than four (the last at 13-9 at the end of the third period) before the Jumbos logged the six-goal win. Wesleyan got hat tricks from both Mike Giambanco '14 (#21, main photo) and Lyle Mitchell '16 (#19 photo insert upper left) while Giambanco added an assist for a four-point game. Long-pole middle Kevin Campbell '15 (#1, photo insert lower right) had a strong all-around game with two goals, four ground balls and two caused turnovers.

  • April 19, 2014 - Womens Track and Field - Women's Track Posts Three Top Finishes, Led by Sierra Livious '14, to Place Second in Little Three Meet

    The Cardinals captured three top finishes during the annual Little Three meet, this season hosted by Amherst Sat., April 19. Sierra Livious '14 (main photo) accounted for first-place points in the 100m hurdles (:15.72) while Sydney Cogswell '16 (photo insert lower middle) took the 400m race (:59.82) and Aidan Bardos '17 (photo insert lower right) was first to the tape in the 800m race (2:19.49). Livious added second-place performances in both the shot put and the hammer with her hammer throw of 162-7 eclipsing her own school mark set a week earlier by almost 10 feet. Her effort ranks her 20th nationally in Division III this season.

  • April 18, 2014 - Baseball - Baseball Clinches NESCAC Playoff Spot with Series Win at Hamilton - To Battle Amherst for Top Seed

    Robby Harbison '17 (#34, right side photo) led a 15-hit Cardinal attack by going 4-for-5 with a pair of home runs, one a two-run shot in the 4th along with a solo job in the 5th, and an RBI double in the 7th as the Cardinals began their three-game NESCAC West series at Hamilton Fri., April 18 with a 10-4 victory. Splitting a double-header Sat., April 19 with a 7-1 victory in the first game before seeing their 12-game winning streak this season ended in a 5-3 setback in the nightcap, the Cardinals secured a spot in the upcoming NESCAC Tournament. Wesleyan is 8-1 in league action and will be joined by Little Three rival Amherst as playoff picks from the West. The two will vie for the top seed when they conclude conference action in their series starting in Amherst Fri., April 25 with a single game, and ending with a double-header in Middletown Sat., April 26. The team that wins the series will be the top seed in the West.

  • April 16, 2014 - Softball - Cardinals Battle ECSU to the Wire in Game 1 but Come up Short in 6 Innings in Game 2, Then Fall in NESCAC Series at Williams

    Wesleyan got a 3-for-3 performance at the plate from Amanda Roosa '15 (#15, left side photo) in her first game back after missing seven games due to injury but the Cardinals fell in the opening game of a double-header at Eastern Conn. Wed., April 16, 2-1. Eastern pushed across the winning run in the bottom of the 7th inning after a leadoff double and a pair of bunts. Pitcher Su Pardo '16 nearly got out of the jam with a timely strikeout, her seventh of the game without a walk, for the first out of the inning. But a well-executed bunt thereafter brought about the 2-1 final. Wesleyan got its run in the 1st inning after a one-out double by Angelina Massoia '17, a groundout and a throwing error.

  • April 16, 2014 - Womens Tennis - Cardinals Take Down Conn. College for 6th Time in Last 7 Meetings, 9-0, Led by Anna Howard '14 & Olivia Koh '17 - Drop Match to #3-Ranked Amherst

    Defeating Conn. College for the sixth time in the last seven meetings of the team while improving the overall mark vs. the Camels to 21-19, the Cardinals took every set and surrendered no more than two games in any doubles match to run their NESCAC mark this season to 3-4, 5-7 overall with the 9-0 victory. The squad then traveled to #3-ranked nationally Amherst Sat., April 19, falling by a 9-0 score, making the Cardinals 3-5, 5-8. Three Cardinals were winners on both singles and doubles vs. Conn as Grace Smith '14 won at #2, 6-1, 6-3, while teaming with Olivia Koh '17 (photo lower left) for an 8-1 win at #1 doubles. Koh also won her singles match at #3 impressively, 6-1, 6-0. She leads the team with a 7-4 singles record this spring. Upping her singles mark to 6-5 was #4 Anna Howard '14 (main photo) as she produced a 6-1, 6-2 triumph.

  • April 12, 2014 - Womens Crew - Cardinals Defeat #3-Ranked Bates, Fall to Top-Ranked Wellesley in Pair of Dual Races on Malden River

    The #6 nationally ranked women's crew travelled to Medford, Mass. to face #3 Bates, #1 Wellesley and #11 Tufts in a "double dual" format of racing. Wesleyan drew third-ranked Bates in the first round. In the varsity 8 race, Wesleyan upset Bates to win by just over three seconds in a time of 7:00.9. The varsity line up, changed from the previous week of racing, included coxswain Brianne Weimann '15, Annie Dade '16, Remy Johnson '16, Kayla Cloud '14, Emma Koramshahi '16, Avery Mushinski '15, Clare Doyle '14, Emily Johnson '13, and Hannah Korevaar '14. In the second round, Wesleyan (6:52) lost to Wellesley (7:04).

  • April 12, 2014 - Softball - Cardinals Push Middlebury into Extra-Innings Twice but Come up Short in NESCAC West Twin-Bill

    Grabbing a 2-0 lead in the top of the 1st inning on RBI singles by Jamie Hom '17 (#12, left side photo) and Molly Grunat '16 as Wesleyan banged out four hits, the lead lasted into the bottom of the 7th as Wesleyan held a 2-1 edge in the first game of a twin-bill Sat., April 12, completing a NESCAC West series at Middlebury. But the Panthers pushed across the tying run in the final frame with a walk and two singles, sending the contest into extra innings. Neither team scored during the 8th or 9th inning, bringing the international tie-breaker into play. Wesleyan took advantage in the top of the 10th, as Su Pardo '16, who tossed a complete game, yielding seven hits and two earned runs with 10 strikeouts, scored on a soft single to shortstop by Angelina Massoia '17 after moving to third base on a sacrifice bunt by Christina Zaccardi '17.

  • April 12, 2014 - Mens Lacrosse - Graham Macnab '14 Scores Winner to Complete Hat Trick, Quentin DellaFera '15 Also has 3 Goals in Men's Lax Win vs. Bowdoin

    In a matchup of two top-20 ranked teams, #19 Wesleyan got the third goal of the game from Graham Macnab '14 (#3, left side photo) with 4:41 left in the fourth quarter to break a 10-10 tie and it stood up as the game-winner for the Cardinals in a 11-10 NESCAC victory over #18 Bowdoin Sat., April 12. Wesleyan, now 7-1 in the conference, has clinched a home game for the upcoming NESCAC tournament and can lock up the top seed with a triumph at Tufts Sat., April 19 in its next game. Wesleyan jumped out to an early 3-0 lead over Bowdoin, only to have the Polar Bears rattle off four straight goals in a span of 4:42 to take a 4-3 lead at the end of the first quarter. Wesleyan scored two of three goals during the second stanza as the teams were tied, 5-5, at intermission. A 3-1 Wesleyan burst in the third period spotted the Cardinals an 8-6 edge heading into the final 15 minutes. When Bowdoin scored four of the first five goals of the fourth quarter, the Polar Bears had their final lead at 10-9 with 7:27 left. That goal came just 14 seconds after Bowdoin had tied the game.

  • April 11, 2014 - Baseball - Baseball Gets 3 Great Pitching Efforts for Sweep of Williams, Nick Cooney '15 is NESCAC Pitcher of Week, Robby Harbison '17 is Player of Week

    Nick Cooney '15 (#21, main right side photo) scattered four Williams hits while going the distance, allowing one run with nine strikeouts, to propel homestanding Wesleyan to a 4-1 NESCAC West and Little Three baseball victory over Williams Fri., April 11. Cooney is now 4-1 on the season with a team-leading 2.79 ERA and .214 opposing batting average. The teams completed their three-game series with a double-header in Williamstown, Mass. Sat., April 12. Wesleyan took both ends of the twin-bill, 7-2 and 12-2, to sweep the three-game series for the second year in a row. Wesleyan had six hits in the opening contest, but five came over the 7th and 8th innings as the Cardinals scored all their runs. Williams starting pitcher had a one-hitter going through six innings but gave up a pair of ground singles through the left side to Donnie Cimino '15 and Sam Goodwin-Boyd '15 to start the 7th. Guy Davidson '16 advanced the runners with a sacrifice bunt. With the infield up, Jon Dennett '15 hit a grounder toward shortstop. The ball was misplayed, allowing all runners to move up with Dennett safe at first base. That tied the score at 1-1. Up came Robby Harbison '17 (#34, main left side photo) , who lashed a double deep to right field, scoring both Goodwin-Boyd and Dennett.

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