Cross country, soccer, field hockey, volleyball win Saturday contests
The Blue post strongest Homecoming showing in years
Published: Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 12:10
If the players on the Wellesley volleyball team felt pressure playing in front of their friends and family, they certainly didn’t show it this weekend. It was a promising weekend for the Blue as five teams move into the height of their NEWMAC season in the coming weeks.
Blue volleyball easily dispatched East Nazarene and Emerson on Saturday, Sept. 29. The soccer and field hockey each won against Smith. Finally, members of the cross country team traveled to Gordon College of Wenham, MA, where they took first place in the Pop Crowell Invitational.
The weekend was bittersweet for the volleyball team, after their undefeated streak was snapped on Friday, Sept. 28 with a heartbreaking, five set loss to UMass Boston. The players rebounded well and notched two quick, 3-0 victories against East Nazarene and Emerson.
Sydney Carfagno ’15 and Isabel Custodio ’13 registered impressive performances over the weekend. Both players had seven kills against East Nazarene. Custodio had 17 assists and 10 kills against Emerson, and Carfagno chipped in eight more kills.
The Blue moved to 16-1 overall with these two wins. They remain undefeated in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) after a win against WPI earlier in the week.
Soccer’s homecoming win against a NEWMAC foe lifted the team’s record to 5-4-1. Blue soccer already has more wins this season than they had in all of last season.
Chelsea-Ann Patry ’13 scored four minutes into overtime on Saturday to record the only score of the afternoon. Wellesley went on to beat Smith 1-0 after their defense stepped up. Keeper Claire Cerda ’15 had four saves during the game.
“As a senior, it was extremely exciting to get the winning goal during my last homecoming game. It was even more satisfying that the goal ended the game with us winning, especially since the whole team worked so hard the entire game and played so well,” Patry said.
A few feet over, Wellesley field hockey dominated the whole game against Smith. Emily Lewis ’13 nabbed a hat trick, and Lallie Lukens ’15 added two more goals. With another score from Meghan Peterson ’15, Wellesley overpowered Smith to win 6-1.
The Blue moved to 7-2 with this win. The field hockey team is undefeated in the NEWMAC, with a 2-0 conference mark.
The cross country team notched their second event win of the year with a first place finish at the Pop Crowell Invitational. Priyanka Foudy ran a 18:46.9 on the 5k course, which was good for a second place individual finish. Cristina Lucas ’13, Ada Smith ’13 and Taylor Bickford ’15 also finished in the top 10.
On Friday, three singles players and two doubles teams from the tennis team were eliminated in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association regional tournament. Erica Choo ’14, Diana Granger ’14 and Sojung Lee ’15 all fell in the first round of singles play. Granger and Lee recorded an 8-3 doubles win against a tough team from MIT before falling to the top-seeded duo from Williams. Suzanne Barth ’16 and Catherine Matulis ’14 eked out an 8-7 victory over two players from Emerson. They lost in the next round to the fifth seeds from Trinity.