Wellesley Field Hockey closed out their season with a 4-0 loss to MIT on Thursday night in the semifinals of the NEWMAC Championship. To get to the semifinals, the Blue won 2-1 against Smith College on Saturday, October 30 with Alex Lenart ’24 and Keller Gardner ’23 each scoring. They closed out the 2021 regular season with a record of 6-2. Then, the Blue had a 2-1 win over Smith College on Tuesday, November 2 in the quarterfinals of the NEWMAC Championship with 13 saves from Kyra Deehr-Lewis ’24 and goals from Cass Novello ’24 and Alex Lenart ’24. With the No. 3 seed in the NEWMAC, the Blue will end their season at 10-7 overall.
The Blue won 3-1 for their final regular season match of the year at WPI. TylerBell Smith ’23 recorded a career-high 18 kills on a .448 kill percentage and added four blocks and two service aces. Fellow teammate Nicole Doerges ’22 had a double-double with 21 kills and 10 digs and Tiffany Shou ’22 tallied four kills, eight digs, and two blocks in the contest. The Blue finished the 2021 season at 9-11 overall and 4-6 in NEWMAC play.
On Saturday Wellesley hosted the 2021 NEWMAC Cross Country Championships at Nehoiden Golf Club. Ari Marks ’22 took first place overall to lead the Blue to a runner-up finish. Marks finished in 21:48.9, which earned her the NEWMAC Runner of the Year. Four of Wellesley’s runners, including Marks, earned all-conference honors, which are awarded to the top 17 finishers. Maya Bradbury ’22 was eighth with a 6k PR of 22:59.9, while Claire Anderson ’23 and Ellie Murphy-Weise ’23 tied for 15th and 16th place with matching PR times of 23:24.9.
On Saturday afternoon, Blue Soccer drew 0-0 with Mount Holyoke College on a rainy Senior Day. The Blue found its best opportunity at the 76:13 mark with Liz Zhou ’22 heading a shot, but it was saved at the last second. The Blue outshot the Lyons 38-3, but the match ended in a tie. The match was the last game of the season for Wellesley, who finished 6-4-4 overall and 2-4-4 NEWMAC record.
The Blue most recently competed in the NYU Invitational, which ended their fall 2021-22 season. Kate MacVicar ’23 and Caroline MacVicar ’23 both finished in the top 10. Kate followed an opening round 77 with a 78 on Sunday to win seventh (155) and Caroline totaled 80 following an opening round 79 to win 10th (159). Hannah Blonder ’22, who shot an 80 on Saturday, held on to 12th place (161) with a final round 81, while Ella Warburg ’22 tied for 14th (163) after shooting 85. The Blue is now listed as #22 in the NCAA Rankings.
On Oct. 24 at the 2021 Head Of The Charles Regatta, Wellesley tied their best finish again and was the fastest Division III team on the water to finish the fall season. The Varsity Eight took runner-up in the Collegiate Women’s Eight and finished with a time of 17:19.578. Wellesley’s Second Varsity Eight finished in 11th place with a time of 18:02.700. In the Women’s Collegiate Fours, the Wellesley Varsity Four finished at 20:50.833 to snag 18th. Close behind them was the second Wellesley Varsity Four who took 19th with a time of 20:52.483.
First Varsity: C – Isabella Santos; 8 – Anneka Hallstrom; 7 – Katie Ball; 6 – Catie Moeser; 5 – Kaitlyn Severin; 4 – Olivia Gorman; 3 – Anya Hanitchak; 2 – Gaya Krishna; 1 – Kaylee Liu
Second Varsity: C – Colette Kennedy; 8 -Adeline Van Buskirk; 7 – Zipporah Cohen; 6 – Anastasia Brooks; 5 – Cricket Liebermann; 4 – Eleanor Antezana; 3 – Amelia Lee; 2 – Emma Anghel; 1 – Bryn Flanigan
First Varsity: C – Rachel Shrives; 4 – Macy Lipkin; 3 – Claire Johnson; 2 – Autumn Smith; 1- Cora Barrett
Second Varsity: C – Naomi Weisner; 4 – Rosemarie Goldstein; 3 – Melissa Daniels; 2 – Katherine Welsh; 1- Ella Tweedy