Weekend Wrap Up


Cicek Erel

Staff graphic by Cicek Erel

Women’s Volleyball

The women’s volleyball team traveled to New Paltz, New York this weekend for the New Paltz Invitational. The team faced four opponents over the course of the weekend, coming out with a 3-1 record. On Friday, the Violets beat both of their opponents, Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham and Mount Saint Mary’s College, in straight sets. In the FDU, Florham match, sophomore outside hitter Gigi Morally had a match-high nine kills while sophomore libero MaTia Hughes registered 15 digs on the back line. Against Mount Saint Mary’s, Morally picked up seven kills while junior setter Emily Moore had a team-high 18 assists.

Saturday brought mixed fortunes for the Violets. After an impressive come-from-behind victory against SUNY Fredonia, the Violets dropped three straight sets to host SUNY New Paltz. In the first match against Fredonia, sophomore outside hitter Josie Luck lit up the stats sheet, picking up 13 kills and 15 digs. Hughes was again stout and registered 27 digs. While all three sets were closely contested against New Paltz, the hosts proved to be too much for a Violets team looking for a weekend sweep. Senior setter/opposite Katie Robinson chipped in 12 assists while junior middle blocker Nicole Frias led the Violets with five kills.

The Violets are now 8-5 and return to the court for the NYU Violet Classic next weekend at the Coles Sports Center.


Women’s soccer suffered a tough 1-0 defeat against Vassar College this Saturday at Gaelic Park. The lone goal for Vassar came in the 39th minute when sophomore goalkeeper Cassie Steinberg could not play the ball in front of her net and Vassar forward Katie Voegtlin tapped the ball into the open goal. Despite this, Steinberg was able to give her team a chance to win the game, registering three saves during the contest. The Violets dropped to 2-3 on the season with the loss.

Men’s soccer was able to beat St. John Fisher University by a score of 2-1. Freshman forwards Nicolas Notaro and Malcolm Montilus scored for the Violets. Notaro also recorded an assist on Montilus’ goal, continuing the stellar play of the team’s freshmen thus far. The team improved to 5-0 after the victory.


Men’s and women’s tennis took part in the College of New Jersey Invitational this weekend in Ewing, New Jersey. On the women’s side, the team compiled an overall record of 9-9, including a 5-3 doubles tally. Junior Carmen Lai and sophomore Laila El Dessouki dominated for the Violets with 8-3 and 8-1 doubles victories. The pair also each went 3-0 in their singles play.

The men’s team didn’t fare quite as well, but still had some solid individual performances. Senior Nicholas Tan and junior Sidd Thangirala won both of their doubles matches while freshmen Ian Combemale and Samuel Khoshbin earned an 8-4 victory.

Cross Country

Both men’s and women’s cross country got off to good starts to their seasons this past weekend at the Saratoga Invitational. Hosted by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the tournament saw both teams finish third in a 14-team field. For the men’s team, seniors Johnny Lake and Sebastian Oja placed second and fourth respectively in the 6K race. The women’s team also impressed with All-American junior Lily Corsaro finishing ninth in the 5K race with a time of 17:54.

A version of this article appeared in the Monday, Sept. 15 print edition. Email Chris Marcotrigiano at [email protected].