Cardinal Weekly Update

2014-15 WEEKLY WINTER SPORTS SUMMARY

1/12/15 through 1/18/15

Three Cardinals were part of two first-place finishes each during the inaugural women’s indoor track Little Three Championships. Wesleyan equaled Williams with seven titles apiece in the tight team scoring, while Amherst had three. Winning the 60m dash and long jump was Alexis Walker ’16. Capturing the 800m and anchoring the 4x800m relay to victory was Aidan Bardos ’17. Winning both the shot put and weight throw was Orelia Jonathan ’15.

Agbon Edomwonyi ’16 was a standout in the weight throw and shot put for men’s indoor track during the first-ever indoor Little Three Championships. He won both events with a personal-best 48-4 effort in the weight throw and a 49-0 3/4 toss in the shot, just 2-1/4 inches off the school record he set a year ago.

Simon Levin ’16 led wrestling to a 2-1 mark during three dual matches at Roger Williams, going 3-0 with a pair of pins at 184 pounds and a major decision while filling in at heavyweight against WPI. He is now 18-7 on the season with half his victories coming by fall.

Hitting the court for the first time this season following injury, Daniel Sneed ’15 paced men’s squash to a pair of NESCAC wins as he went 3-0 at #7 during three matches at the Pioneer Valley Invitational. Also coming through with a 3-0 mark was #8 Grant Lounsbury ’17.

Advancing her record to 15-0 on the season without dropping a game, #1 women’s squash player Laila Samy ’18 swept through three matches against teams ranked higher in the national rankings than Wesleyan during the Pioneer Valley Invitational. 

Making 70 saves over three games while allowing just four goals for a .946 save percentage, Corinne Rivard ’16 helped women’s ice hockey to a 1-1-1 record over the week. She posted 11 saves for her second career shutout, as Mackenzie McPike ’15 netted the lone goal in a win over Sacred Heart. The Cardinals also forged a valuable NESCAC tie with Bowdoin.

Kaylie Williams ’16 picked up a pair of double-doubles for women’s basketball as the team rallied for a win at Johnson & Wales before dropping a tight game vs. Middlebury. Williams had 10 points and 10 rebounds at JWU and followed up with 11 points and a game-high 15 boards vs. Middlebury.

Angela Slevin ’15 continued to excel in distance freestyle events for women’s swimming and diving: She took the 500 free vs. Williams and Tufts in separate meets, while also capturing the 200 free at Tufts. Luisa Chan ’18 took first place in the 100 breaststroke in both meets. 

Brandon Pearson ’18 came up with his best performances of the season in diving for men’s swimming and diving, winning both boards against Williams, including a 290.10 score in the one-meter event. Against Tufts, he took second behind the Jumbos' reigning NESCAC champion, but had a 296.10 score on the three-meter board.

Quincy Oujevolk ’17 posted a pair of first-period goals for men’s ice hockey as the Cardinals built a 3-0 lead at Bowdoin before coming up short on the final scoreboard. Wesleyan and Bowdoin have been within a goal of each other in each of the last five meetings with three overtime games.

Men’s basketball had a tough week with losses at Amherst and Middlebury. Joseph Kuo ’17 had the best game by a Cardinal with 13 points and six rebounds in the setback at Amherst.

WEBCASTS/LIVESTATS-- Looks like nine webcasts are on taps for the week, beginning with a rare men’s basketball game Mon., Jan. 19 at home vs. Baruch. Game time is 2 p.m. (LiveStats, too). On Tues., Jan. 20, women’s ice hockey hosts Salve Regina at 7 p.m. and women’s basketball plays Wellesley (at Lasell) at 7:30 p.m. Basketball will have LiveStats, too.  Men’s ice hockey hosts Tufts Fri., Jan. 23 at 6 p.m. and Conn. College Sat., Jan. 24 at 3 p.m. Men’s (away) and women’s (home) basketball both play Conn. College Saturday at 3 p.m. with a webcast and LiveStats available. Conn. College is on the women’s ice hockey schedule for the weekend, too, with home games Friday at 8:30 p.m. and Saturday at 7 p.m. As usual links are posted on the Wesleyan athletics web site under “Follow the Cardinals Live,” then “Webcasts/LiveStats.” 

As usual links are posted on the Wesleyan athletics web site under “Follow the Cardinals Live,” then “Webcasts/LiveStats.” 

WINTER RESULTS/UPCOMING SCHEDULES

MEN’S BASKETBALL (11-5, 1-2 NESCAC): RECAP – at Amherst, 46-69 L. (1/13); at Middlebury, 60-97 L. (1/16). UPCOMING – 1/19 Baruch; 1/24 at Conn. College.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (6-8, 0-3 NESCAC): RECAP – at Johnson & Wales, 57-55 W. (1/13); Middlebury, 46-50 L. (1/16). UPCOMING – 1/20 Wellesley (at Lasell); 1/24 Conn. College.

MEN’S ICE HOCKEY (2-12, 1-7 NESCAC): RECAP – at Colby, 2-5 L. (1/16); at Bowdoin, 3-4 L. (1/17). UPCOMING – 1/23 Tufts; 1/24 Conn. College.

WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY (5-7-1, 1-6-1 NESCAC): RECAP – Bowdoin, 2-2 (OT) T. (1/16); Bowdoin, 0-2 L. (1/17). UPCOMING – 1/24 Conn. College; 1/25 Conn. College.

MEN’S (0-2) and WOMEN’S (1-1) INDOOR TRACK: RECAP – Men: Williams 150, Amherst 110, Wesleyan 73 L./L.; Women: Williams 132.5, Wesleyan 131.5, Amherst 86 L./W. (1/17). UPCOMING – 1/24 Wesleyan Invitational I.

MEN’S SQUASH (3-4 dual match): RECAP - Pioneer Valley Invitational – vs. Drexel (at MHC), 2-7 L. (1/17); vs. Hamilton (at Amherst), 9-0 W. (1/17); vs. Bowdoin (at Smith), 5-4 W. (1/18). UPCOMING – 1/21 Conn. College; 1/24 Colby, Bryant & MIT; 1/25 Hobart and Denison.

WOMEN’S SQUASH (3-7 dual match): RECAP – Pioneer Valley Invitational – vs. Drexel (at MHC), 1-8 L. (1/17); vs. Hamilton (Amherst), 2-7 L. (1/17); vs. Bowdoin (at Smith), 4-5 L. (1/18). UPCOMING – 1/21 Conn. College; 1/24 Colby and Boston U.

MEN’S (1-7) and WOMEN’S (3-5) SWIMMING & DIVING: RECAP – Williams – Men, 68-221 L.; Women, 70-225 L. (1/17); at Tufts – Men, 108-174 L.; Women, 115-176 L. (1/18). UPCOMING – 1/24 at Colby; 1/18 at Bowdoin. 

WRESTLING (4-4 duals): RECAP – Daniel Webster (at RWU), 51-0 W.; WPI (at RWU), 22-15 W.; at Roger Williams, 15-30 L. (1/17). UPCOMING – 1/25 NEWA Duals at Springfield (four matches, opponents TBA)