Blue cross country traveled to Pineland Farms in New Gloucester, ME on Saturday to compete against Tufts, Bates and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at the Bates Super XC Shootout. The Blue tied for second place with Bates College, and finished just behind Tufts University, who finished behind the Blue last season at the regional meet, but finished in front of the Blue at the NCAA. national meet. Mary Keenan ’17 led the Blue to second place with a third place overall finish at a time of 18:40. This weekend’s five kilometer course consisted of many hills, rocks, and roots which make running fast even more difficult than on a street or a track. Blue cross country will run at the Roy Griak Invitational at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis this Saturday at 10 a.m.
Blue field hockey defeated the Wheaton Lyons 4-1 on Saturday at the first conference home game of the season. The Blue quickly asserted their lead in the first 20 minutes of the game with goals from Courtney Peterson ’17 and Rachel Hwang ’19. Though Wheaton showed a strong defense that prevented the Blue from having an even larger lead at halftime, their defense was not strong enough to prevent goals from Nikki Sharkin ’17 and Hannah Flesch ’16 in the second half. As of Saturday, Flesch is currently ranked in the top five in career assists in NCAA active players. Saturday’s victory improved Blue field hockey’s season record to 5-0, making them ranked 10th in the NCAA. Blue field hockey will travel to New London, CT to face Connecticut College on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
Wellesley golf began its competitive season on Saturday and Sunday at the NYU Invitational at Spook Rock Golf Course in New York. The Blue finished 10th overall and had strong showings from Amy Jin ’19, who finished in the top 25 individually with a score of 166 over both days, Annika Vandayer ’19 with a combined score of 174 and Lei Wei ’16 who finished with a score of 177. Williams won the tournament with a two-day score of 614. Blue golf will play at the two-day Mount Holyoke Invitational next weekend at the Orchards Golf Club in South Hadley, MA.
This weekend, Blue tennis played matches against Clark University and Williams College. Wellesley faced Clark on Saturday at Wellesley’s Outdoor Courts where the Blue swept the field with a score of 9-0 that included notable performances from all three doubles teams who each defeated their Clark opponents 8-1, and Carina Chen ’17 who defeated her Clark opponent 6-0 in both sets. On Sunday, the Blue faced top nationally ranked Williams College at Williamstown, where they lost 9-0. Strong Blue performances on Sunday included the #1 and #3 doubles teams, which consisted of Emily Olson ’18 and Justine Huang ’19, and Andjela Stojkovic ’17 and Tristan Lorich ’19 respectively. As of this weekend, Blue tennis is 4-2 overall, and 3-1 in NEWMAC conference play. This weekend, Blue tennis will play at the ITA Regional Championships at Middlebury College in Middlebury, VT.
On Saturday, Blue volleyball played Rivier University and Regis College at Rivier University’s Muldoon Gymnasium in Nashua, NH. In their opening match against Rivier, the Blue lost 3-1, but saw strong performances from Yasmine Reece ’19, who recorded 16 kills and three blocks, and Samantha Hoang ’19 who had 14 digs. The Blue struggled in the first two sets, but made a valiant effort to counter Rivier’s victories in the third set. Sadly, the Blue were not able to keep their win streak through the next set when Rivier won 25-16, securing the win. However, the Blue managed to sweep Regis in the next game 3-0. Reece recorded yet another team high in kills and blocks, and with the help of Katie Yan ’18, who recorded a teamhigh of 11 digs. Blue volleyball will face Wheaton College on Tuesday at Wheaton at 7 p.m.