Garnet Sports Update April 3, 2017

Softball dropped its road doubleheader at Dickinson on Saturday. In game two of the doubleheader, Frankie Ponziani pitched a three-hitter and threw five scoreless innings in the 1-0 loss. Ponziani has the second-best ERA in the conference this season.

Women's Lacrosse had a pair of tough games last week, falling to Cabrini 12-11 and then to Ursinus 14-12. Sophomore Tess Wild scored a career-high five goals against Cabrini and added a pair of goals at Ursinus.

No. 37 Men's Tennis upset No. 16 Mary Washington on Saturday 5-4. Addtionally, the Garnet blanked conference opponents Ursinus, Dickinson and McDaniel last week. John Larkin earned Centennial Conference Player of the Week honors for his efforts.

No. 40 Women's Tennis swept Ursinus and Dickinson last week and freshman Emma Kassan earned Centennial Conference Player of the Week honors. Kassan won 24-of-28 singles games last week.

Men's Track & Field competed at the Danny Curran Invitational spread out over the whole weekend. Senior John Gagnon finished fifth among Division III runners with a time of 4:07.43.

At the Danny Curran Invitational, Maggie O'Neil (right) finished first among Division III throwers in the shot put and was also in the top 10 in javelin and hammer throws. Indy Reid-Shaw (cover photo) finished second among D3 runners in the 1,500-meter run.

Swarthmore College Badminton competed at the PA State Open on Saturday and Sunday.

Hriju Adhikari and Aayushi Dangol finished in third in rookie doubles, winning the first of their three matches. Adhikari also took third in rookie singles. In the women's singles B bracket, Francis Ge (right) and Tracy Tang took third and fourth.

Men's Golf had two matches over the weekend, competing at both the Rosemont Invitational and the Hershey Cup with split squads. Hunter Hughes led the Garnet at Rosemont with a +22. Dan Altieri paced the Garnet with a +12 at Hershey. Nick DiMaio (right) made an eight-stroke improvement from day one to day two at Hershey.

Men's Lacrosse came within a goal of the No. 17 team in the country, the Ursinus Bears. Cam Marsh led the Garnet with four goals in the 9-8 road setback.

Baseball earned a 6-2 win at home against DeSales on Thursday. Wesley Fishburn returned to action for the first time since his season-ending injury last year and made an immediate impact. Fishburn tracked down a fly ball in foul territory in the first inning and made a nice over-the-shoulder catch. He then went 3-for-4 from the plate.

On Saturday, the Garnet took No. 19 Johns Hopkins to extra innings, but fell 5-4 in the 10th inning of the doubleheader nightcap.


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Upcoming Home Events

  • Tue. April 4 @ 3 PM >> Softball vs. Haverford (DH)
  • Tue. April 4 @ 3:30 PM >> Baseball vs. Washington (Md.)
  • Wed. April 5 @ 1:15 PM >> Men's Golf at Springhaven CC
  • Wed. April 5 @ 3:00 PM >> Baseball vs. PSU-Berks
  • Wed. April 5 @ 7 PM >> Women's LAX vs. Bryn Mawr
  • Sat. April 8 @ 12:30 PM >> Baseball vs. Dickinson
  • Sun. April 9 @ 10:00 AM >> Badminton home match
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