Weekend Roundup

Men’s Lacrosse

On Sunday, the men’s lacrosse team (6-4, 1-2 CC) went out to play nationally-ranked Gettysburg and were overwhelmed en route to a 14-4 loss. Gettysburg started off the game with nine unanswered goals, which prevented the Garnet from ever really getting back into the game. Nathan Relich ’18 scored two goals for the Garnet, while Cam Marsh ’18 and Will Black ’16 also added one apiece. The team has a chance to bring its conference record back up this weekend when they play at Franklin & Marshall on Saturday.

Women’s Lacrosse

Women’s lacrosse (5-6, 1-3 CC) also played Gettysburg, ranked 6th nationally, on Sunday. They did not fare much better than the men’s team as they ultimately lost 14-3. Goalie Connie Bowen ’16 still notched ten saves, but could only do so much against Gettysburg’s 34 shots. Elizabeth Wainwright ’19 and Taylor Chiang ’18 provided goals for the Garnet early on in the game that kept them close, only behind 4-2. However, Gettysburg then scored ten goals that put the game well out of reach. Shivanni Chinnappan ’18 assisted Kathryn Restrepo ’18 with 10:56 left for the Garnet’s third and final goal. The Garnet will face even tougher competition on Saturday, when they host fifth-ranked F&M.

Men’s Tennis

Simply put, the men’s tennis team (10-5, 5-0 CC) cannot be stopped right now. They played Gettysburg on Friday and swept them 9-0, marking their seventh straight win. At doubles, the teams of Mark Fallati ’18/Josh Powell ’18, Ari Cepelewicz ’18/Thomas Vernier ’17, and James Hahn ’19/John Larkin ’17 defeated their opponents easily. Everyone gave stellar performances in singles as well, kicked off by Evan Han ’19 at No. 5 singles blanking his opponent for a 6-0, 6-0 win. The Garnet, currently ranked 24th in the country, will have their undefeated conference record challenged when they play at F&M this Saturday.

Women’s Tennis

The women’s tennis team (4-5, 3-1 CC) continued their solid run against conference opponents on Friday night with an 8-1 win against Gettysburg. The only loss of the day came on No. 1 doubles. Although most of the singles matches were pretty straightforward wins, the No. 1 and No. 2 matches were slightly closer. At No. 1, Julia Gokhberg ’19 lost her first set before rebounding to win the final two 7-4 and 10-8. Arya Jemal ’19 also went to three sets at No. 2, but in the end had a solid 6-0, 2-6. 6-4 victory. The Garnet will be heading out to play F&M on Saturday.

Softball

The softball team (10-16, 1-5 CC) went into last Tuesday’s doubleheader against Rosemont College needing a win to break their four-game losing streak. They ended up getting two, blanking Rosemont 6-0 and 11-0 to sweep the day. In game 1, McKenzie Ward ’19 pitched a gem, recording the complete game shutout and 11 strikeouts. In game two, Emily Bowman ’18 and Frankie Ponziani ’18 combined for the shutout, combining for 10 strikeouts and allowing only one hit. On offense, Marit Vike ’19 and Bekah Katz ’19 contributed significantly in both games. Vike went 4-for-7 on the day, driving in two runs and scoring two more. Katz went 4-for-5 with two runs and an RBI. The team will try to carry its momentum into its next game against conference opponent Dickinson at home on Saturday, followed by F&M on Sunday.

Baseball

Last Friday, the men’s baseball team (16-10, 0-4 CC) hosted crosstown rival Haverford and came up short, losing, 10-0. The loss was their sixth in a row, dating back to March. Wesley Fishburn ’17 still found some success on the day, going 2-for-5 at the top of the order. After Haverford scored ten runs in the first seven innings, pitcher Griffin Kammerer ’18 came in for relief and settled things down, allowing only one hit and no walks during the final two innings. The Garnet have a busy weekend coming up, with games against conference opponents Washington College, Johns Hopkins, and Gettysburg.

Track & Field

The men’s and women’s track and field teams competed in the Osprey Open at Stockton University on Saturday. The men had four out of the top five finishes in the 800-meter run, including Ethan Lee ’16 who placed first with a time of 2:28.29. For the women, Kate Hannah ’17 put up the best performance, placing first in the 1500-meter run. The two teams also sent two runners apiece to compete at Princeton on Friday. In addition to Katie Jo McMenamin ‘17 pulling off an amazing result in the 5K (see our Athlete of the Week for more info!), Spencer Friske ’16 also did well with a second place finish in the 5K in 14:50.87, the second-best time in school history.

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