Field Hockey dominates in conference opener

Field Hockey dominates in conference opener

BY EMILY BLOMQUIST ’18 AND LINDSEY MCGINNIS ’18

    At their first New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) game, the Mount Holyoke field hockey team beat the Clark University Cougars in a landslide win of 6-1 on Saturday, Sept. 16. The last time the team played Clark, a year ago, MHC won 5-1.

New faces on campus: Mount Holyoke athletic coaches Seth Hussey and Jutta Lee

New faces on campus: Mount Holyoke athletic coaches Seth Hussey and Jutta Lee

BY EMILY BLOMQUIST ’18

Seth Hussey:

Previously the boathouse manager and novice rowing coach at Wellesley College, Hussey joins the Mount Holyoke athletic department as a lecturer in physical education and the head rowing coach. Prior to his time at Wellesley College, Hussey was the women’s assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Bates College and Hamilton College. 

Soccer defeats Southern Vermont College over weekend

BY LEXI LOBDELL ’20

   Mount Holyoke Soccer hosted Southern Vermont College, rallying during the second half of the game to take the 2-1 win on Saturday, Sept. 9.  Southern Vermont took a lead when senior midfielder Paige Vitale ’18 shot the ball past MHC goalie Amanda Manster ’19 with 8:37 remaining in the half.

Lacrosse honors Seniors in game versus Wellesley

BY ANNA BALLOU ’20

On Saturday, Mount Holyoke Lacrosse kept a packed crowd on its feet during a competitive game against NEWMAC rival Wellesley College. A second half comeback effort by the Lyons tied the game with 8:56 left to play. The match featured goals from five different Mount Holyoke players and a solid performance from starting keeper Isa Rodriguez ’17. The Lyons came out on top in most aspects of the game, as they held a 34-22 shot advantage and bested Wellesley 29-26 in ground ball recoveries. Mount Holyoke also saw a 10-8 edge in draw controls, featuring five different players. At the end of the competition, Wellesley bested Mount Holyoke, 9-8.

Track & Field finishes third at Spring Fling meet

BY LEXI LOBDELL ’20

On Saturday, April 15, Mount Holyoke Track & Field hosted nine colleges at the Spring Fling Invitational. The Lyons’ efforts earned 99 points, featuring four event victories. “I’m proud of my team’s performance —  a lot of us PRed and raced well,” said Mia Barnes ’18, who sealed Mount Holyoke’s first victory of the day in the 10,000-meter run with a time of 41:30.89. Hannah Gershone ’18 followed, clocking in at 44:08.72 for fourth place.  

Equestrian team competes at regional championships

Equestrian team competes at regional championships

BY LEXI LOBDELL '20

On Sunday, April 2, Mount Holyoke sent 15 riders to compete in the Zone 1, Region 3 regional championship at Biscuit Hill Farm. Of the 15 MHC riders, seven finished top two in their respective flats and fences classes to qualify individually for zones championships next weekend at the Mount Holyoke Equestrian Center.

Riding secures first place at home show, celebrates seniors

Riding secures first place at home show, celebrates seniors

BY CAITLIN LYNCH '20 

The Mount Holyoke Riding Team took on Amherst College, Bennington College, Hampshire College, Smith College, Springfield College, University of Massachusetts — Amherst, Westfield College and Williams College at the Mount Holyoke College Show on Saturday, March 5.

 

Squash defeats Wellesley, finishes third in CSA championship

Squash defeats Wellesley, finishes third in CSA championship

BY LEXI LOBDELL ’20

This past weekend, Mount Holyoke Squash advanced to the College Squash Association National Championships from Feb. 24–26. The Lyons matched up with Vassar College, Colby College and Wellesley College throughout the weekend.

Mount Holyoke Crew ergs for charity

Mount Holyoke Crew ergs for charity

BY LEXI LOBDELL '20

On Friday, Feb. 17, the Mount Holyoke crew team camped out in Blanchard Campus Center to fulfill their goal of rowing 400,000 meters in 12 hours for their erg-a-thon. Each member of the team took one or two hourlong shifts on three ergometers or ‘ergs’ set up near the Uncommon Grounds coffee shop.