Spring Break for Some – Game Time for Women

Posted: March 25, 2013

Athenas Tennis remained perfect on the season with wins over Carnegie Mellon and Texas-Dallas the week before spring break. With wins over Occidental, No. 3 Williams and No. 7 Middlebury over the weekend, the No. 9 women’s tennis team moved to 13-0 on the season and 3-0 against teams ranked higher in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) poll.

Track and Field won 11 of 19 events overall and beat Chapman 139-15, Occidental 124-38 and Pomona-Pitzer 114-48. CMS is 5-0 this season versus SCIAC opponents after two SCIAC meets.

CMS Softball defeated La Verne 9-1 and 8-0 Friday and then defeated Occidental 7-3 and 15-0 on Saturday. On Friday, CMS beat Puget Sound 9-0 and then came back on Saturday and topped Chapman 2-1 and 2-0 at Athena Field. The Athenas have now won 12 of its last 13 games overall, and are 18-6 overall and in first place at 10-2 in SCIAC.

The weekend before spring break the Athenas Golf finished in third place at the three-day, 21-team Jekyll Island Women’s Collegiate Invitational at the par-72 Indian Mound Golf Course. The Athenas finished 10 shots behind first place Mary Hardin-Baylor and four shots behind second place Methodist University. The Athenas play in their second SCIAC Tournament on April 6-7 at La Purisima Golf Course.

The women’s water polo team had a 12-6 home loss to Marist and a 13-6 road win over Chapman to open SCIAC play last week. CMS is now 7-12 overall and 1-0 in SCIAC play, which puts the team in a tie for first place with Pomona-Pitzer and Occidental. Next up for CMS is a home match against Brown at 7 p.m. tonight.

Lacrosse lost 10-8 to Stevenson at home in the team’s lone game of the week. The Athenas spent spring break in Florida with three games at the Spring Fling Tournament. The women’s lacrosse team went 2-1 at the tournament. The Athenas registered wins over Washington & Jefferson (14-6) and Birmingham Southern (17-4), but closed out the trip with an 11-6 loss to Clarkson. Senior attacker Rachel Darby’13 had 11 goals in three games, including seven goals in the victory over Birmingham Southern. CMS is now 5-6 overall and in fifth place in SCIAC at 2-3.

Athlete Spotlight

Ingrid Van Valkenburg ’14 is a dual major in English and Economics. Besides playing golf, she also works for Phonathon and is a member of the 2014 Commencement Speaker Search Committee.

“I did not know if I would be able to continue playing golf in college, but three years later, I do not know what I would have done without the game and the support of my teammates.”

Allison Rigby ’14 is an Environmental Analysis and Art History dual major. Besides running on the Track team, she bakes for Challah for Hunger, has a plot of sweet peas at the Scripps garden, and is a member of Get on the Bus.

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