CMS Athletics Week in Review: March 2-8

Posted: March 11, 2015

Women’s Basketball

The Athena basketball team competed in the NCAA tournament for the second year in a row. In the first-round matchup verses the University of Puget Sound, the Athenas saw their 20-game win streak and season come to an end as they lost 61-56. Kimberly Scamman (CMC ’15), who is SCIAC Player of the Year, led the Athenas with 25 points and eight rebounds. Kailee Severt (CMC ’18) was the second-leading scorer for CMS as she scored 13 points. The Athenas finish their season 24-4, tying the school record for best season, which was set last year.

Women’s Swimming and Diving

The women’s swimming and diving team did not compete this week but select participants will compete March 18-21 at the Division III National Championships in Shenandoah, Texas.

Women’s Water Polo

The Athena water polo team went 2-2 last weekend as it hosted the Claremont Convergence Tournament. The Athenas lost to UC San Diego (14-3), beat George Washington (9-8), lost to Cal State Monterey Bay (8-7) and beat Caltech (16-5). In the win over George Washington, Jessica Gaffney (CMC ’18) led CMS with four goals, and in the victory over Caltech, Helen Thomason (SCR ’18) led CMS with four goals. CMS improves to 3-10 on the season and next plays at home on March 11 against Bucknell (Pa.) at 3 p.m.

Women’s Golf

The women’s golf team did not compete this week but will be back in action on March 13- 15 at the Collegiate Invitational in Jekyll Island, Ga.

Softball

The Athenas went 2-0 this weekend against Redlands (8-3, 9-0). Carly Roleder (CMC ’18) batted .800 on the weekend, scoring five runs, with a double, home run and two RBI. Brooklyn Robinson (SCR ’16) scored two runs and had five RBI on the weekend for CMS. On the defensive side, Briana Halle (CMC 18) and Andrea Jewett (CMC ’17) pitched a combined shutout in the second game. CMS improves to 8-2 overall and 5-1 in SCIAC. The Athenas take the field next at home on Friday as they host Ithaca (N.Y.) at 2 and 4 p.m.

Women’s Tennis

The CMS women’s tennis team remained undefeated this week, with victories over Cal Lu (9-0) and Washington (Mo.) 8-1. The women’s tennis team remained completely dominant as it dispatched its first SCIAC opponent in impressive fashion with a complete sweep. CMS lost only one match the entire weekend, in No. 1 singles against Washington. CMS improves to 7-0 overall and 1-0 in SCIAC. The Athenas’ next match is against Carnegie Mellon (Pa.) at 4 p.m. March 10 at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center.

Women’s Track & Field

The CMS women’s track and field team went 2-0 last weekend as it won its first SCIAC dual meet of the season over Occidental (135-21) and Redlands (122-41). Winners for the Athenas included Amy Hollshwander (CMC ’17) in the 100 hurdles (15.23); Caroline Willian (CMC ’17) in the steeplechase (11:20.74); the 4 x 100 relay team of Madison Knaub (CMC ’15), Hanna Tarleton (CMC ’17), Aiyanna Cameron-Lewis (CMC ’18) and Tyra Abraham (SCR ’18) (48.26); Bryn McKillop (SCR ’18) in the 1,500 (4:40.96); Cameron-Lewis in the 400 (56.50) and 200 (25.31), Abraham in the 100 (12.40); Carmen Mejia (SCR ’17) in the 800 (2:15.96); Tarleton in the 400 hurdles (63.05); Sara Mostatabi (CMC ’15) in the 5,000 (17:51.22); the 4 x 400 relay team of Tarleton, Mejia, McKillop and Cameron-Lewis; Emily Bassett (CMC ’18) in the hammer throw (45.87m [150-6]); Lauren Mott (CMC ’17) in the javelin (35.91m [117-9]); Vaiva Palunas (SCR ’17) in the shot put (11.65m [38-2.5]) and discus (43.64m [143-2]) and Liz Lee (HMC ’17) in the triple jump (10.86m [35-7.5]).

Women’s Lacrosse

The Athenas extended their win streak to five with a 13-9 win over Chapman. The Athenas’ offense stayed hot as eight players scored, with Joanna Heywood (CMC ’17) leading the charge with three goals. CMS is now 5-0 overall and 4-0 in conference. The Athenas play Sunday against SUNY New Paltz on Zinda Field at 11 a.m.

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