CMS Athletics Week In Review (2/29 – 3/6/16)

Posted: March 8, 2016

March 8, 2016
Athletics Week In Review (Full Version)

=============== Winter – Women===================

Women’s Basketball
After defeating Trinity (Texas) 63-57 in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s basketball team saw its season come to an end in the round of 32 after an 80-58 loss to No. 6 Texas-Tyler. The Athenas wrap up their 2015-16 campaign with a 23-6 record and a 15-1 mark in SCIAC play. CMS earned its ninth SCIAC Championship and third SCIAC Tournament Title in addition to winning its first NCAA Tournament game since 1996.

Women’s Swimming & Diving
On Feb. 26-27, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps diver Carli Lessard (HMC ’17) competed at the NCAA Division III Region 2 Diving Prelims in Grinnell, Iowa. Lessard placed 11th (369.10) in the 1-meter event out of 14 competitors. The weekend concluded for Lessard with a fifth-place finish (420.05) in the 3-meter dive out of 13 competitors. The NCAA Division III Championships will be March 16-19 in Greensboro, N.C., for the two Athena swimmers (Kelly Ngo [CMC ’17] and Stephanie Doi [CMC ’17]) who qualified.

====================== Spring – Women========================

Women’s Golf
The Athenas finished third in the CSUSM Cougar Invitational on March 1 at the St. Mark Golf Club in San Marcos. Margaret Loncki (CMC ’18) finished tied for second overall with a score of 147 (+3). Mary Bryan Owen(CMC ’19) also cracked the top 10 for CMS, ending up tied for ninth after shooting 156 (+12). CMS has this week off before traveling to Thousand Oaks to participate in the Cal Lu Invitational on March 14-15 at the Sunset Hills Country Club.

Women’s Lacrosse
A very successful week for the CMS women’s lacrosse program saw it notch a 7-3 victory over Whittier and a 6-5 win over Redlands, its first victory over the Bulldogs since 2011. Midfielder Corie Hack (CMC ’19) had an impressive four-goal outing against the Poets, followed by a five-goal performance against Redlands. Hack ranks third in the SCIAC in goals (13) and fifth in points (16) while the 3-1 Athenas are currently tied for second in the conference.

Softball
The first-place Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team extended its winning streak to six games this week thanks to a pair of two-game series sweeps over Redlands and Pomona-Pitzer. CMS shut out its Sixth Street rival by a combined 12-0 with pitchers Anna Gurr (CMC ’18) and Molly Rubidoux (CMC ’16) tossing seven complete shutout innings each. Now 10-3-1, 9-1 SCIAC on the year, the Athenas will travel to Columbus, Ga., this week to compete in the Leadoff Classic, playing six games from March 11-13.

Women’s Tennis
The Athenas had the past week off from competition after a 4-0 stretch from Feb. 26-28, featuring wins over Bates (Maine), Point Loma, Caltech and Whittier. CMS will kick off a four-match home stretch March 8 against Carnegie Mellon (Pa.).

Women’s Track & Field
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s track and field program had a strong outing at the Bill Henry Olympic Track at Occidental last week in a SCIAC meet. The Athenas finished first in 14 events, with sophomore Tyra Abraham (SCR ’18) contributing to four of those. Abraham notched first-place times in the 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash and helped the 4×100 and 4×400 relay teams to first-place finishes. Next up will be the Occidental Distance and Sprint Carnival on March 11.

Women’s Water Polo
CMS went 1-3 in the Convergence Tournament hosted at Axelrood Pool over the weekend, with a 12-8 loss to Whittier; 8-4 win over Concordia; 15-1 loss to UC San Diego; and a 19-1 loss to UC Santa Barbara. The Athenas are 2-8 so far in 2016 and will officially open SCIAC play against La Verne on March 9.

====================== Winter – Men========================

Men’s Swimming & Diving
On Feb. 26-27, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps diver Patrick Quarberg (CMC ’18) competed at the NCAA Division III Region 2 Diving Prelims in Grinnell, Iowa. On Day 1 in the men’s 3-meter competition, Quarberg finished third out of six divers with a score of 443.45. Daniel Goldstein of host Grinnell won the event. The next day in the 1-meter boards, Quarberg placed fourth (405.80). The difference between fourth and second was just under 13 points. Goldstein also took the 1-meter event. The NCAA Division III Championships will be March 16-19 in Greensboro, N.C., for the six Stags swimmers who qualified.

====================== Spring – Men========================

Baseball
CMS was swept in its three-game series with Occidental last week and fell to 3-11 (2-7 SCIAC) in 2016. InfielderJack Witte (CMC ’16) leads the SCIAC in home runs (3) and outfielder Trey Smith (CMC ’18) ranks fifth in RBIs (16). The Stags will be looking to turn their season around with seven-straight home games, next up being a three-game series vs. Rutgers-Newark on March 11-12.

Men’s Golf
The Stags will have a long break before their next tournament, March 17-20 in Jekyll Island, Ga., at the Collegiate Invitational.

Men’s Tennis
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s tennis team competed in the Pacific Coast Doubles tournament and swept Caltech in an SCIAC match on March 6. The Stags improved to a perfect 6-0 on the year and 1-0 in conference play. Coming up, CMS will take on Carnegie Mellon (Pa.) at home on March 9 and host the Stag-Hen Invitational on March 11-12.

Men’s Track & Field
The CMS men’s track and field program took part in a SCIAC meet last week at the Bill Henry Olympic Track at Occidental College. The Stags finished first in six events, including wins by Kyle Lund (HMC ’17) in the 5,000-meter run; J.P. Kiefer (CMC ’18) in the 3,000-meter steeplechase; and Michael Wagenveld (CMC ’18) in the pole vault. Next up will be the Occidental Distance and Sprint Carnival on March 11.

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Men’s Lacrosse
In its Coaches vs. Cancer game against Southern Methodist University, Claremont defeated SMU 19-8 on March 6 at Pomona’s South Athletic Field. Next on the schedule is a home match, March 9, against Utah State University on the South Athletic Field.

Men’s Rugby
On March 4, the men’s rugby team defeated Azusa Pacific 44-7 to claim the conference championship. The team next plays on March 19 at Parents Field in the first round of the conference playoffs. Kickoff is at 1 p.m.

By Tony Steege and Chris Watts
Sports Information Assistant and Director of Athletics Communication

 

 

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