Wellesley 5, Springfield 0
The Blue celebrated its six seniors Alex Azzi, Nathalie Gruet, Becky Hamilton, Lallie Lukens, Dana Marks and Meghan Peterson in a dominant victory over NEWMAC opponent Springfield on Saturday. Hannah Flesch ’16, who is tied with Gruet for most conference goals with 17, triggered the Blue offense less than three minutes into the game off an assist from Nikki Sharkin ’17. Peterson and her sister, Courtney ’17, then combined for the next four goals with assists from Shakin, Lukens and Gruet to finish off the Pride. On goal, Hamilton and Lucy Hurlock ’17 combined for three saves to complete the shutout as Wellesley outshot Springfield 19-6. The Blue, who currently holds a first place standing in the NEWMAC and boast a #8 national ranking, will look to continue its undefeated in-conference status at Clark on Saturday.
Wellesley 0, WPI 1
WPI scored the game’s only goal 16:36 into the first half and held on to defeat Wellesley in the Blue’s fifth-straight loss. Although the Blue outshot the Engineers 15-8, including an 8-4 advantage in shots on goal, they were unable to connect with the back net defended by WPI goalkeeper Abbey Teliska, who totals the second most saves in NEWMAC standings. After a decisive win against Clark on Tuesday to snap their losing streak, the Blue stands at 8-7-2 and 2-5 in conference. The Blue will look to keep their momentum going as they travel to conference-opponent Smith on Saturday.
Wellesley 47, Mount Holyoke 0
The Blue held Mount Holyoke scoreless after another dominant performance, maintaining their undefeated status at 3-0. Ari Rodriguez ’16 led a balanced offense tallying 22 points off two tries and six conversion kicks, followed by Alix Lewis ’16 who added 15 points on three tries. Tori Brown ’15 rounded out the offense with two tries for ten points and “Bitch of the Pitch” honors went to Nevatha Mathialagan ’15 at forward and Mary Ollen ’18 at back. The Blue will next travel to Framingham State University for a match on Sunday at 12 p.m.
Wellesley 3, Fairleigh Dickinson 0
Blue volleyball kicked off Homecoming events on Saturday morning with a big win against non-conference Fairleigh Dickinson in a tri-match tournament. Brooke Fieldman ’17 contributed a strong performance for the Blue, tying Caitlin Laughlin ’15, who was named NEWMAC Volleyball Player of the Week earlier this month, with 8 kills, 13 digs and 4 service aces. Maddie Koh ’17 also played a well-rounded game for the Blue, recording 29 assists, 4 aces and 6 digs. Leading the defense was Sydney Carfagno ’15, who picked up 18 digs in the win.
Wellesley 3, Southern Maine 0
In their second match of the afternoon, the Blue completed a perfect sweep and sent home winless Southern Maine, who also fell in a 3-2 match to Fairleigh Dickinson in Saturday’s round robin. The Blue dominated the match from start to finish, topping the Huskies in blocks, digs, aces, hitting percentage and kills. Koh played a consistent role for Wellesley, notching a match-high 33 assists to go along with 4 service aces. Carfagno and Brooke Fieldman ’17 also recorded match-high performances, contributing 13 kills and 17 digs respectively. Rounding out the defense was Lindsey Machichella ’15 who finished the match with a tournament-high 3 blocks. After Tuesday’s 3-0 win over Smith, the Blue stands at 14-7 and 7th among NEWMAC competiters. The Blue will next travel to Amherst on Friday evening for the first of three games at the Hall of Fame Invitational.