Cardinal Weekly Update

2014 WEEKLY FALL SPORTS SUMMARY

10/14/14 through 10/19/14

Scoring the “golden goal” in the 95th minute with a tremendous volley from about 12 yards out, Adam Cowie-Haskell ’18 netted his fourth goal of the year and second game-winner in propelling men’s soccer past Amherst. The Cardinals ended the Lord Jeffs' 37-game unbeaten streak against NESCAC opponents, dating back three years, as Amherst is the three-time defending NESCAC tournament winner. Also scoring his third goal of the year in the game was Matt Lynch ’15, as he spotted the Cardinals a 1-0 lead in the second half. Goalie Emmett McConnell ’15 posted seven saves, five in the second half, in holding Amherst to a lone goal.

Women’s volleyball improved its record to 5-0 in five-set matches this year with a great NESCAC win over Hamilton. Unfortunately for the Cardinals, a loss to Middlebury and win by Hamilton at Trinity eliminated Wesleyan from post-season consideration. Tyla Taylor ’18 was center stage over the weekend, averaging 4.00 kills and 3.11 digs per set. Right behind with 3.44 kills per set was Sarah Swenson ’18. Claire Larson ’15 was good for 10.67 assists per set, Rachel Savage ’17 collected 5.67 digs per set and Naja Lewis ’17 was strong at the net with her 1.44 blocks per set average.

Eudice Chong ’18 continues to impress during tournament play as women’s tennis wrapped up its fall activity. Competing in the New England Division III Tournament, she ran up against two players in singles matches who were seeded second and third during the regional ITA tournament in September, with the third seed from Williams winning the title. Chong defeated both opponents, 7-5, 6-1 vs. Shin of Williams and 6-2, 6-2 against Kohrs of MIT. Kohrs was ranked 12th nationally in Division III at the end of the 2013-14 campaign and Shin was ranked 18th.

Football rolled up 111 yards more on offense than Amherst but fell in overtime for its first setback of the year. Jesse Warren ’15 was his usual accurate self, completing 19 of 26 passes for 305 yards and two TDs, both to Jay Fabien ’15, of 20 and 68 yards. Fabien finished the game with five catches for 120 yards while Josh Hurwitz '15 snagged seven aerials for 109 yards. On the ground, Lou Stevens ’17 had his best game as a Cardinal, with 24 carries for 81 yards. Donnie Cimino ’15 and Jake Siciliano ’15 tied for the team lead in tackles with 10 each.

At the annual Little Three men’s cross country meet, Evan Bieder ’15 paced the Cardinals to the finish line in fifth place among 54 runners. Taking ninth was Taylor Titcomb '16.

Goalie Jessica Tollman ’15 opened the week with 185 shutout minutes for women’s soccer before Amherst, ranked 15th in the country, broke through for a goal in the 76th minute of a Little Three matchup.

Women’s crew came through with a 13th place finish among 30 entries in the collegiate 8 division of the prestigious head of the Charles Regatta.

Hannah Plappert ’16 converted a penalty stroke to help field hockey force its game with UMass-Dartmouth into overtime. Despite being overwhelmed in the first half vs. Amherst, as the Jeffs held a 15-3 edge in shots, the Cardinals reversed the fortune in the second half with a 10-1 shot advantage but could not get on the scoreboard.

Men's crew rowed to a 20th-place finish among 44 boats in the collegiate 8 race at the Head of the Charles Regatta.

Caroline Elmendorf ’17 was the top finisher for women’s cross country during the Little Three meet, taking 25th place in a field of 61 entrants.

WEBCASTS/LIVESTATS -- Both field hockey, men’s soccer and women’s soccer contests vs. Trinity and Middlebury are scheduled to be webcast this week along with the home football game vs. Bowdoin on Sat., Oct. 25, at 12:30 p.m. Field hockey and women’s soccer host Trinity on Tues., Oct. 21, the former at 6 p.m. and the latter at 3 p.m. Men's soccer hosts Trinity on Wed., Oct. 22, at 7:30 p.m. All three teams are at Middlebury on Sat., Oct. 25, starting at 11 a.m. Links are posted on the Wesleyan athletics web site under "Follow the Cardinals Live," then "Webcasts/LiveStats."

RESULTS/UPCOMING SCHEDULES

MEN‘S and WOMEN‘S CREW: RECAP: Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston, Mass. -- Men, 20th of 44 entries in collegiate 8; Women, 13th of 30 entries in collegiate 8 (10/18-19). UPCOMING: 10/25 Head of the Fish Regatta in Saratoga, N.Y.

MEN’S (1-2 dual, 27-15 overall) and WOMEN'S (1-2 dual, 27-10 overall) CROSS COUNTRY: Men -- at Williams 19, Amherst 45, Wesleyan 68 L./L.; Women -- at Williams 19, Amherst 43, Wesleyan 83 L./L. (10/18). UPCOMING -- 11/1 Men & Women in NESCAC Championship at Middlebury.

FIELD HOCKEY (3-9 overall, 2-5 NESCAC): RECAP: UMass Dartmouth, 1-2 (OT) L. (10/16); Amherst, 0-4 L. (10/18). UPCOMING: 10/21 Trinity; 10/25 at Middlebury.

FOOTBALL (4-1): RECAP: Amherst, 30-33 L. (10/18). UPCOMING: 10/25 Bowdoin.

GOLF (2-61 overall, final, fall)

MEN’S SOCCER (7-3-2 overall, 5-2 NESCAC): RECAP: Amherst, 2-1 (OT) W. (10/18). UPCOMING: 10/22 Trinity; 10/25 at Middlebury.

WOMEN’S SOCCER (1-9-2 overall, 0-6-1 NESCAC): RECAP: at Elms, 0-0 (2OTs) T. (10/15); Amherst, 0-2 L. (10/18). UPCOMING: 10/21 Trinity; 10/25 at Middlebury. 

MEN‘S (0-0, final, fall) and WOMEN‘S (2-0, final, fall) TENNIS: RECAP: Women in New England Div. III tournament at Smith/Mount Holyoke – no teams scoring (10/17-19).

WOMEN‘S VOLLEYBALL (10-9 overall, 2-7 NESCAC): RECAP: Hamilton, 3-2 W. (10/17); Middlebury, 1-3 L. (10/18). UPCOMING: Hall of Fame Classic at Smith/Amherst – at Smith (10/24); vs. Wheaton (at Amherst) (10/25); vs. Hamilton (at Smith) (10/25).