Cardinal Weekly Update


9/2/14 through 9/14/14

Undefeated through four games, men’s soccer had a NESCAC Player of the week in Adam Cowie-Haskell ’18, as he scored the lone goal in a victory over Eastern Conn. to begin the year, then added a key assist on Chris Kafina’s ’16 game-winner in the 83rd minute of a NESCAC win over Bowdoin. Goalie Emmett McConnell ’15 has gotten off to a phenomenal start with three shutouts, two of them in overtime games, giving him a 0.22 goals-against average and a 92.3 save percentage.

Women’s volleyball is off to its best start in seven years, thanks to a host of freshmen and the solid play of setter Claire Larson ’15, who averages 9.36 assists per set through six matches. With 70 percent of the team’s kills coming from newcomers, Tyla Taylor ’18 was an all-tournament pick at the Brandeis Invitational and averages 2.96 kills and 3.17 digs per set. Tops on the team in hitting is Sarah Swenson ’18, as she paces the NESCAC with 3.74 kills per set with a solid .233 hitting efficiency.

Bolstered by five newcomers, women's tennis had the winning pair at first flight during the Sacred Heart Invitational to inaugurate the year, as Eudice Chong ’18 and Helen Klass-Warch ’18 combined to go 4-0. Three other doubles pairs combined to go 6-4 in facing four other colleges.

Men’s tennis did not drop a match as five doubles tandems collaborated for a 20-0 record during the Fairfield Invitational, facing other pairs from Fairfield and Hartford. Each Wesleyan team went 4-0, including top couple Jake Roberts ’17 and Sam Rudovsky ’16.

Field hockey got the year off to a good start as Hannah Plappert ’16 scored a second-half goal for the margin of victory over Roger Williams. She also had a goal against Wellesley.

Women’s soccer dropped three one-goal games, one in overtime, in getting the season underway. Goalie Jessica Tollman ’15 has been a bright spot with numerous strong saves, giving her a 1.26 goals-against average and 83.3 save percentage. 

Atreya Sinha ’17 led the golf team in both its outings with a 78-82-160 score at the Trinity Invitational and a 90-86-176 total at the Duke Nelson Invitational at Middlebury.

WEBCASTS/LIVESTATS -- Five Cardinal squads will have contests streamed live this week. Football’s opener at Middlebury Sat., Sept. 20 at 1 p.m will have both a webcast and LiveStats. Both men’s and women’s soccer game, as well as both field hockey games will be covered. Field hockey and women’s soccer will be at Tufts on Tues., Sept. 16, the former at 6 p.m. and the latter at 4:30 p.m., while both are at Bates Sat., Sept. 20, at 11 a.m. All games will be webcast and have LiveStats. Men’s soccer is at Tufts on Wed., Sept. 17, at 4:30 p.m., and at Bates on Sat., Sept. 20, at 2 p.m., with both games having a webcast and LiveStats. All three volleyball matches will be covered as well, beginning with a match at Eastern Conn. on Wed., Sept. 17, at 6:30 p.m., that will be webcast. At home on Fri., Sept. 19, in the opening NESCAC/Little Three match vs. Williams at 8 p.m., the match will be webcast and have LiveStats. Finally, the NESCAC/Little Three match with Amherst on Sat., Sept. 20, at 2 p.m., will have LiveStats. Links are posted on the Wesleyan athletics web site under “Follow the Cardinals Live,” then “Webcasts/LiveStats.”



MEN’S and WOMEN’S CREW: RECAP: no action. UPCOMING: 10/5 Textile River Regatta in Lowell, Mass.

MEN’S (0-0 dual, 0-0 overall) and WOMEN’S (0-0 dual, 0-0 overall) CROSS COUNTRY: RECAP: (scrimmages) Alumni/ae races -- Men, 23-40; Women, no team score (9/6). UPCOMING -- 9/19 Men & Women in Wesleyan Invitational.

FIELD HOCKEY (0-4 overall, 0-1 NESCAC): RECAP: Roger Williams, 1-0 W. (9/2); Bowdoin, 0-3 L. (9/6); at Wellesley, 1-6 L. (9/10); at Babson, 1-2 L. (9/12). UPCOMING: 9/16 at Tufts; 9/20 at Bates.

FOOTBALL (0-0): RECAP: Scrimmage vs. Trinity (9/13). UPCOMING: 9/20 at Middlebury.

GOLF (1-35 overall): RECAP: Trinity Invitational, 12th of 13 teams (9/6-7); Duke Nelson Invitational at Middlebury, 25th of 25 teams (9/13-14). UPCOMING: 9/20-21 Williams Invitational.

MEN’S SOCCER (2-0-2 overall, 1-0 NESCAC): RECAP: at Eastern Conn., 1-0 W. (9/2); Bowdoin, 2-1 W. (9/6); at Roger Williams, 0-0 (2OTs) T. (9/10); at Wheaton, 0-0 (2OTs) T. (9/13). UPCOMING: 9/17 at Tufts; 9/20 at Bates.

WOMEN’S SOCCER (0-4 overall, 0-1 NESCAC): RECAP: at UMass Boston, 0-1 L. (9/3); Bowdoin, 1-2 (2OTs) L. (9/6); Vassar, 1-2 L. (9/10); at Babson, 0-2 L. (9/13). UPCOMING: 9/16 at Tufts; 9/20 at Bates.

MEN’S (0-0) and WOMEN’S (0-0) TENNIS: RECAP: Men at Fairfield Invitational, no team scoring (9/6); Women at Sacred Heart Invitational, no team scoring (9/6). UPCOMING: 9/26-28 Men in ITA Regional Tournament at Middlebury; Women in ITA Regional Tournament at Williams.

WOMEN‘S VOLLEYBALL (5-1 overall, 0-0 NESCAC): RECAP: Brandeis Invitational - vs. Emmanuel, 3-2 W. (9/5); at Brandeis, 3-2 W.; vs. Coast Guard, 1-3 L. (9/6); Wesleyan Quad -- vs. Mitchell, 3-0 W. (9/12); vs. Worcester St., 3-1 W.; vs. Curry, 3-0 W. (9/13). UPCOMING: 9/17 at Eastern Conn.; 9/19 Williams; 9/20 Amherst.