Lyons Recap: Competitive play on Saturday, April 21

BY KARI FOSSUM ’20

Lacrosse: The Lyons shouldered a 14-5 loss to Springfield College. The team played strongly despite facing a tough opponent; the Springfield College Pride currently hold a 5-1 mark in conference play. Mount Holyoke seniors dominated the field, with Leila Kouakou ’18 and Kaitlin Braz ’18 each posting two goals apiece. Deyscha Smith ’19 also contributed with a goal. Goalkeeper Mia Wysocki ’20 kept Springfield at bay, making nine stops throughout the game. 

Golf: The Lyons traveled to Amherst for the two-day Jack Leaman Invitational, finishing seventh overall with a score of 704.  The top-placing individual from Mount Holyoke was Stephanie Spitzer ’20, coming in 13th. Susan Lee ’20 rose from 33rd to end play in 22nd place, with teammate Elizabeth Andrian ’20 assuming the 33rd position. Lahela Delany ’21 and Madi Gale ’20 finished in 45th and 47th, respectively. Golf will compete in the 2018 Liberty League Invitational, hosted by St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY this weekend.

Rowing: The team traveled to Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, MA to contest Assumption College and Coast Guard Academy. In the varsity eight race, the Mount Holyoke boat consisting of coxswain Zoe Zelkowitz ’19, Elizabeth Hazen ’20, Halee Mahoney ’20, Ariya Lawson ’18, Emma Taylor ’20, Sharlow Hitchcock ’19, Hannah Leblanc ’20, Lainie Laronde ’20 and Mira Rosenkotz ’20 finished third with a time of 7:14.20. In the second V8 race, the Lyons secured second place with  Ilana Goldin ’21, Sriya Pradhan ’19, Sabina Morris ’21, Gabrielle Spano ’21, Grace Remillard ’20, Casey Roepke ’21, Molly Aslin ’21, Paloma Cruz ’21, and Irina Mara ’21 finishing with a time of 8:15.90, just over two seconds behind Clark University. In the varsity four race, Mount Holyoke claimed first thanks to Zelkowitz, Lawson, Kari Meko ’21 and Kate Dutilly ’21. The rowing team will return to Lake Quinsigamond next week to face Assumption College. 

Track and Field: The team finished their regular season at the Springfield Invitational. Charleen Theroux ’20 qualified for the New England Division III Championships. Theroux ran to fifth place in the preliminary and sixth in the 100-meter dash finals, as well as second in the 400-meter dash. Tamara Mukulu ’21 finished close behind Theroux in the 400m, claiming fifth. Simone Jacob ’21 and Emma Raney ’20 finished second and third in the 1500m, both reaching personal best times. Julia Hecking ’19 and Ireland Clare Kennedy ’21 achieved personal bests in the throwing events as well; Hecking took home sixth in the hammer throw and Clare Kennedy earned seventh in the javelin throw. Track and field will return to Springfield for the NEWMAC Championships on April 28.

Tennis: The Lyons hosted Wellesley, suffering a loss. Despite Wellesley’s success, tennis claimed a number of victories over their opponent. In singles play, Ishita Tibrewal ’18 defeated Wellesley sophomore Selina Peng in the second-seated match. Catherine Peabody ’20 notched another win for the Lyons in the third-seated match, besting Wellesley first-year Lizzy Kong. Mount Holyoke also found success on the court with doubles pairing Peabody and Anya Gerasimova ’21, who defeated Wellesley sophomore Korina Hernandez and first-year Abigail Schliechkorn with a score of 8-1. Tennis saw a 9-0 win over Smith College on Tuesday, and will take on Wheaton College in the first match of the NEWMAC quarterfinals on April 28.

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