Weekend Recap: Women’s Lacrosse, Baseball, Tennis, and Crew
Colby Echo (by Aidan Cyr)
While the track and field teams competed in the NESCAC Championships, other spring Colby teams began to wind down their seasons this past weekend. Colby Baseball played five games this weekend split between Bowdoin and University of Maine Presque Isle. Women’s Lacrosse played their first around game of the NESCAC playoffs down in Amherst, Massachusetts. Colby Men’s and Women’s Tennis faced Wesleyan. Finally, Women’s and Men’s Crew were at the University of New Hampshire for a race against the University of Vermont, Skidmore College and the University of New Hampshire.
Women’s Lacrosse comes up short in NESCAC Quarterfinals
Though the Colby women’s lacrosse team finished with a winning record, they came in as the seventh seed in the NESCAC tournament this year, matching them up against Amherst in the first round. On Saturday, the Amherst Mammoths won 17–11 against the Mules, ending Colby’s season. After leading only 6–4 after halftime, Amherst scored 11 goals in the second half to take the win. Major contributions for the Mules came from Sasha Fritts ’19, who scored four goals, and from Emma Banks ’20 and Kendall Smith ’18 who each added three goals on the day.
Baseball gets swept one series, then sweeps another in busy weekend
In Baseball, the Colby men had an extremely busy weekend, as they added two games that were rescheduled from earlier this month to this weekend. In their first series against Bowdoin, the Mules dropped all three games between Friday and Saturday. In their first game, the Mules lost 11–3 thanks to a 7-run second inning for the Polar Bears. On Saturday, Colby played Bowdoin in a doubleheader, in which the Polar Bears won 4–1 and 10–5 in the two games. The Mules were back home on Sunday to face the University of Maine Presque Isle where they ended the weekend on a positive note. In the first game, offense was hard to come by as the Mules fought their way to a 2–1 victory thanks to runs in the first and second innings. Brooks Parker ’19 got the win on the mound for the Mules, giving up only one run in six innings pitched. In the afternoon game, Colby took home their second victory of the day winning 7–2 against the Owls. Patrick Carbone ’21 had an impressive six strikeouts in only two innings pitched, but Alex Weider ’20 was credited with the win for pitching four innings and allowing only one run. They will finish their season against Plymouth State in a double header this Sunday, May 6.
Tennis struggles in final weekend of spring season
In Tennis, the Mules wrapped up their regular seasons this weekend versus Wesleyan. The men couldn’t get it done losing 7–2 on Saturday. Colby won the second singles game thanks to Sumukh Pathi ’21 as well as first doubles, which Pathi played alongside Scott Altmeyer ’20. Colby finished the year with an overall record of 8–7, and a conference record of 3–6. On the women’s side, Wesleyan beat Colby in all of the nine matches on Saturday to end the regular season. The women finished the year 9–7 overall, and went 3–6 in conference play.
Crew handles the rigorous competition at UNH
In crew, the varsity women placed third out of four boats at the University of New Hampshire with a time of six minutes 10.99 seconds in the 1,750-meter race. They were just under eight seconds behind UNH, who finished first with a time of six minutes 2.31 seconds. On the men’s side, the Mule boat placed second out of four boats in the 1,750-meter race with a time of 5 minutes and 8.5 seconds, three seconds behind the victors from Vermont.