Cardinal Weekly Update

2014-15 WEEKLY WINTER SPORTS SUMMARY

12/1/14 through 12/7/14

Well-decorated football standout Jake Bussani ’14 added another honor to his resume: he was named second-team All-East Region by d3football.com.

Women’s squash phenom Laila Samy ’18 kept her winning streak going, as she went 4-0 without dropping a game on her way to the A Draw title during the Division III Individual Championships. Samy is now 12-0 in matches and 36-0 in games this season.

Guy Davidson ’16 and Raheem Logan ’16 both came away with trophies during the men’s squash Division III Individual Championships. Davidson was the runner-up in the A Draw, while Logan was the consolation runner-up in the A Draw.

Men’s basketball had five players average double digits in scoring during its 2-0 week. Over the two games, Jack Mackey ’16 sank eight three-pointers while Harry Rafferty ’17 went 4-for-5 from long range en route to 17 points in leading the Cardinals past Westfield St.

With Laura Corcoran ’16 collecting 35 saves and top scorer Jordan Schildhaus ’15 picking up a goal and an assist, women’s ice hockey ended a four-season skid vs. Salve Regina with a solid road win.

Defeating Trinity for the 13th consecutive time, women’s swimming & diving got three victories from Angela Slevin ’15: She posted first-place points in the 500 freestyle, 400 individual medley and 100 backstroke.

Aidan Winn ’18 and Spencer Tang ’18 were both two-event winners to help men’s swimming & diving defeat Trinity. Winn took the 400 individual medley and the 500 freestyle, while Tang was top man in the 100 and 200 backstroke. Despite having no opponents from Trinity or Conn. College, diver Brandon Pearson ’18 was impressive in winning both boards with a 254.39 score on the one meter and a 262.72 score on the three meter. 

After missing the first five game recovering from a soccer-season injury, Kaylie Williams ’16 made a triumphant return to the court with 12 points and eight rebounds in pacing women’s basketball past St. Joseph (CT). She also had nine points vs. Williams, while Brenna Diggins ’17 led the Cards with 15 points.

Frank Crippen ’17 went 3-0 to take the title at 133 pounds among nine entrants during the RIT wrestling invitational. In total, the Cardinals had 10 of their 22 entries place in the top six. Next best for Wesleyan was Isaiah Bellamy ’18, who went 3-1 at 197 pounds for second place, his third straight performance of that nature this season.

James Kline ’17 scored a pair of goals as men’s ice hockey came up just short in its rally at Elmira. Cole Morrissette ’17 netted a goal in each of the squad's games in upstate New York during the week.

WEBCASTS/LIVESTATS -- Over the next four weeks, there will be a handful of contests with live coverage. We are hopeful but not yet confirmed that LiveStats will be available for the two men’s basketball games in Daytona, Fla. Wesleyan plays Birmingham Southern on Fri., Dec. 19, and Maryville (TN) on Sat., Dec. 20. The women also play a pair of contests in Daytona and both will have LiveStats and a webcast. Nazareth is the opponent on Mon., Dec. 29, and Hood is the rival on Tues., Dec. 30. Both games are at noon. Over the weekend of Jan. 2-4, the men’s basketball home tournament game vs. U. of New England on Friday at 5:30 p.m. will have LiveStats and a webcast, as will the team’s game on Saturday, either a 1 p.m. or 3 p.m., depending on Friday’s outcome. Also on Saturday, the swimming & diving meet vs. Hamilton will be webcast at 3 p.m.  On Sunday, women’s basketball takes on Fitchburg St. and the game will have LiveStats and a webcast, starting at 2 p.m. 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  (6-2, 0-0 NESCAC): RECAP -- at MCLA, 76-55  W.  (12/1); at Westfield St., 83-63  W.  (12/4).  UPCOMING -- 12/19-20  Daytona Beach Shootout -- vs. Birmingham Southern and Maryville (TN); 1/2-3  Red & Black Classic at Wesleyan -- vs. U. of New England in first round; vs. Anna Maria or Wheaton in consolation or championship.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL  (3-4, 0-0 NESCAC): RECAP -- at St. Joseph (CT), 66-51  W.  (12/1); at Williams, 59-77  L.  (12/6).  UPCOMING -- 12/29-30  Land of Magic Classic in Daytona, Fla. - vs. Nazareth and  Hood; 1/4  Fitchburg St.

MEN’S ICE HOCKEY  (2-6, 1-3 NESCAC): RECAP -- at Hobart, 1-4  L.  (12/5); at Elmira, 6-7  L.  (12/6).  UPCOMING -- 1/2-3  Salem St. Tournament – vs. Wentworth in first round; vs. Salem St. or Suffolk in consolation or championship. 

WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY  (3-4, 1-3 NESCAC): RECAP -- at Salve Regina, 4-1  W.  (12/6).  UPCOMING – 1/3   Plymouth St. 

MEN’S (0-0) and WOMEN’S (0-0) INDOOR TRACK:  RECAP -- No action.  UPCOMING -- 1/10  Yale Invitational.

MEN’S SQUASH  (1-3 dual match):  RECAP -  Division III Individual Championships at Wesleyan -- no team scoring  (12/5-7).  UPCOMING -- 1/17  Pioneer Valley Invitational -- vs. Drexel (at MHC); vs. Hamilton (at Amherst).

WOMEN’S SQUASH  (3-4 dual match):  RECAP -- Division III Individual Championships at Wesleyan -- no team scoring  (12/5-7).  UPCOMING --  1/17  Pioneer Valley Invitational -- vs. Drexel (at MHC); vs. Hamilton (at Amherst). 

MEN’S (1-4) and WOMEN’S (2-3) SWIMMING & DIVING: RECAP-- at Trinity -- Men, 186-115  W.; Women, 177-128  W.  (12/5); Conn. College (at Trinity) - Men, 76.5-232.5  L.; Women - 95-212  L.  (12/5).  UPCOMING -- 1/3  Hamilton.

WRESTLING  (0-0 duals):  RECAP -- RIT Invitational - 3rd of 10 teams  (12/6).  UPCOMING -- 1/9-10  Lycoming Duals (opponents TBA)