Little Three Champs in Men’s Lacrosse!

Congratulations to Coach John Raba and the men’s lacrosse team for their stirring victory today over a very strong Amherst team, 6-3. This gives the Cardinals the Little Three Crown after a five year drought.

The victory was a strong team effort. Teddy Citrin ’12 had three goals (he’s our leading scorer), and Max Landow ’12 had three points, as the Wesleyan offense looked polished and powerful. The defense succeeded in containing an Amherst offense that has been on a tear all season, with Grant Covington ’12 (last week’s NESCAC player of the week) and Mike Robinson ’13 playing particularly well.

Women’s lacrosse is home tomorrow afternoon, and softball is at home Friday. Lots of action this weekend, including our crew teams on the river in Middletown, and the tennis squads on the courts. Come out and cheer the Red and Black!!

Lacrosse Openers a WOW!!

As most students left campus in the last couple of days to begin March break, the sports teams were busy preparing for their upcoming seasons. The lacrosse teams’ competitions began today with our important Little Three rival Williams. Both Wesleyan teams emerged victorious! The women put on an amazing display here at Smith Field. Kaylin Berger ’13 scored 6 goals for the Cardinals, and┬áKayla Ellman ’13 had three goals and an assist. Our goalie, Maggie Drowica ’12, was just amazing in net as we built a big lead, stopping 11 of the first 13 Williams’ shots.

The men were up in Williamstown for their opener, and they downed the Ephs 9-4. Graham Macnab ’14, Joe Porcelli ’14, and Teddy Citrin ’12 netted two goals a piece, and Grant Covington ’12 had a great game in goal.

Meanwhile in the Midwest, jumpin Tommie Lark ’12 placed fifth in the triple-jump competition at the NCAA Championships. Tommie repeats as an All-American this year.

Go Wes!!

 

UPDATE:

Men’s Lacrosse, led another two goals from Teddy Citrin and two goals and an assist from Aidan Daniell, got by Hamilton 9-8. Grant Covington withstood a furious last quarter drive by Hamilton. The women’s lacrosse team gave nationally ranked Hamilton all it could stand, but fell 11-10 in overtime. Kaylin Berger added four more goals to her weekend total, and Liz Chabot ’12 added two scores.

Jefferson Ajayi ’13 was named an All-American wrestler at the Division III tournament this weekend. CONGRATULATIONS!