Cardinal Weekly Update


9/21/15 through 9/27/15

Eudice Chong ’18 added a New England Region ITA title in both singles and doubles to her growing list of accomplishments in women’s tennis. Joining her for the doubles crown was Victoria Yu ’19, who also was her opponent in the singles championship match, giving Yu runner-up singles status. Both Chong and Yu advance to the ITA Small College National Championships in Sumter, S.C. Both are already dubbed All-Americans this year, Chong in both singles and doubles and Yu in doubles.

Brandon Sousa ’16 netted a pair of game-winning goals for men’s soccer during its 2-0 week. He also assisted on the first goal scored by Adam Cowie-Haskell ’18 vs. Bates, as Cowie-Haskell went on to record a natural hat trick in the game. It was the first hat trick for a men’s soccer Cardinal since 2008. Wesleyan’s five goals against Bates was the most in a game in the all-time series that favors Wesleyan, 10-4-4. Bates came into the game having allowed only one goal total in its opening five contests.

Steven Chen ’18 reached the semifinals of the ITA New England Region tournament as the top performance by men’s tennis in the week. He posted a 4-1 record and was knocked out of the bracket by the eventual regional champion from Middlebury.

 Sarah Sylla ’17 and Lauren Goetzman ’19 took turns scoring a key goals off each other’s assist to help women’s soccer post a 1-1 week. In a victory at Eastern Connecticut, Sylla's corner kick found the head of Goetzman in the second half for the goal that proved to be the game-winner. Goetzman set up Sylla late in the first half for the tying goal against Bates.

Jaylen Berry ’18 rambled for 117 rushing yard from 21 carries to pace football to a NESCAC-leading 296 yards on the ground during the opener against Middlebury. Wesleyan's defense limited the Panthers to 10 rushing yards on 22 attempts, aided by five sacks, 2.5 of those by lineman Jordan Stone ’17.

Zach Lambros ’17 carded a solid 76-81-157 score during the Blazer Invitational golf tournament to pace the Cardinals. His effort tied him for 27th place among 100 participants. 

Libero Rachel Savage ’17 posted her second match this year with at least 30 digs, doing so in a tough five-set women’s volleyball loss to Western Connecticut. For the week, she picked up 52 digs to average 4.33 per set. On attack, Sarah Swenson ’18 paced the squad in kills with 2.92 kills per set with a .245 hitting efficiency.

Lauren Yu ’17 netted the opening goal for field hockey, assisted by Hannah Plappert ’16, in the Cardinals' matchup with Bates, but the Bobcats rallied for the victory.

WEBCASTS/LIVESTATS – Eight Cardinal contests will have live coverage during the week. On Tues., Sept. 29, both men's soccer at 4:30 p.m. and field hockey at 7 p.m. vs Tufts will have webcasts. On Fri., Oct. 2, women's volleyball vs. Hamilton at 8 p.m. will have a webcast and LiveStats. Five events draw attention on Sat., Oct. 3, four of them at Hamilton - Women's soccer at 11 a.m. will be webcast; field hockey at noon will have a webcast; football at 1 p.m. will have a webcast and LiveStats; and men's soccer at 1:30 p.m. will be webcast. At home, women's volleyball vs. Middlebury will be webcast and have Livestats. Links are posted on the Wesleyan athletics web site and can be viewed by going to . The direct link to Wesleyan's home webcasts is


MEN’S and WOMEN’S CREW: RECAP: no action. UPCOMING: 10/4 Textile River Regatta in Lowell, Mass.

MEN’S (0-0 dual, 3-0 overall) and WOMEN'S (0-0 dual, 3-0 overall) CROSS COUNTRY: RECAP: No action. UPCOMING – 10/2 Men & Women in Paul Short Run at Lehigh.

FIELD HOCKEY (2-5 overall, 0-2 NESCAC): RECAP: at Mount Holyoke, 0-3 L. (9/22); Bates, 1-3 L. (9/26). UPCOMING: 9/29 Tufts; 10/3 at Hamilton.

FOOTBALL (0-1): RECAP: Middlebury, 25-28 L. (9/26). UPCOMING: 10/3 at Hamilton.

GOLF (10-52 overall): RECAP: Blazer Invitational at Elms, 13th of 20 teams (9/26-27). UPCOMING: 10/3-4 NESCAC Qualifier at Williams .

MEN’S SOCCER (4-2 overall, 1-1 NESCAC): RECAP: at Western New England, 2-0 W. (9/23); Bates, 5-0 W. (9/26). UPCOMING: 9/29 Tufts; 10/3 at Hamilton.

WOMEN’S SOCCER (4-2-1 overall, 1-1-1 NESCAC): RECAP: at Eastern Conn., 4-2 W. (9/22); Bates, 1-1 (2OTs) T. (9/26). UPCOMING: 10/3 at Hamilton.

MEN’S (1-0) and WOMEN’S (0-0) TENNIS: RECAP: Men in ITA Regional Tournament at Williams, no team scoring (9/25-27); Women in ITA Regional Tournament at Middlebury, no team scoring (9/25-27). UPCOMING: 10/2-4 Men at Quinnipiac Invitational; 10/16-18 Women in New England Div. III Tournament at Mount Holyoke/Smith.

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL (4-5 overall, 1-2 NESCAC): RECAP: at Western Conn., 2-3 L. (9/24); Trinity, 3-0 W. (9/25); Coast Guard, 1-3 L. (9/26). UPCOMING: 10/2 Hamilton; 10/3 Middlebury.