Sports Recap Central: 10/23/2015

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Katherine Weeks

Volleyball (10-9) (2-6)

Oct. 9 at Army

L, 3-0

Despite an early 10-9 lead in the first set, the Leopards dropped three straight sets to the Black Knights, giving the squad their third Patriot League loss. Sophomore Tori Smith led the offensive and defensive effort for Lafayette tallying four kills and 10 digs.

Oct. 10 at Holy Cross

L, 3-0

Three close sets handed Lafayette their second loss on the road over the weekend. Junior Samantha Volk tallied 24 assists for the Leopards and sophomore Elizabeth Walsh added nine kills.

Oct. 15 vs. Colgate

L, 3-0

Despite timely aces from freshman Meghan Donahue and senior Sarah Moult, Lafayette couldn’t bounce back from a two set deficit, dropping three straight to the disciplined and talented Raiders.

Oct. 17 at Navy

L, 3-0

Elizabeth Walsh continued her solid offensive efforts against the Midshipmen, leading the team in kills for the third straight match. However, her efforts were futile as the Leopards tallied their fourth loss in row.

Oct. 21 vs. Lehigh

L, 3-0

In their Warrior Rivalry Volleyball Match, the Leopards fell to the Mountain Hawks in three straight sets.

Women’s Soccer

(7-5-1) (1-4-1)

Oct. 10 vs. Boston University

L, 4-0

A BU goal within the first 10 minutes set the tone for the remainder of the game as Lafayette was handed its fourth conference loss.

Oct. 13 vs. Columbia

W, 2-1

Junior Kaelin King’s goal and assist helped tally a win for Lafayette in their final non-conference matchup of the 2015 season.

Oct. 17 at Holy Cross

W, 1-0

The Leopards won their first Patriot League match thanks to a lone goal by freshman Annika Sheehan.

Oct. 21 at Lehigh

L, 1-0 (2OT)

Men’s Soccer

(5-4-5) (2-2-1)

Oct. 7 vs. Bucknell

W, 1-0

Senior Eric West tallied his first goal of the season four minutes into the game to secure the victory over the defending Patriot League champions. Sophomore Brad Seeber added five saves to the effort.

Oct. 10 at American

L, 1-0 (OT)

After two scoreless halves, the Eagles handed Lafayette their first conference loss with an overtime goal.

Oct. 14 at NJIT

T, 0-0 (2OT)

Sophomore goalkeeper Brian Ehrlich made seven saves, earning the shutout in his second career start.

Oct. 17 vs. Boston University

L, 1-0 (OT)

A goal in the 92nd minute led to Lafayette’s second overtime loss in the past three games. Ehrlich tallied six saves on the day.

Golf

Oct. 15 at the President’s Cup vs. Lehigh

W, 9-7

Sophomores Art Griffen and James Frahm led the Leopards to a victory over their rivals at Hamilton Farm Golf Club in Gladstone, NJ Lafayette has won three of the five total President’s Cup matchups against Lehigh.

Oct. 15-17, 4th place at the Lehigh Fall Invitational

Football

(1-6) (0-2)

Oct. 10 at Georgetown

L, 38-7

Seventeen first half points from the Hoyas sank Lafayette early, giving the team their fifth loss of the season. Sophomore Matt Mrazek made seven catches for 103 yards and a touchdown.

Oct. 17 vs. Harvard

L, 42-0

Despite a strong Homecoming turnout, Lafayette remained scoreless against #18 Harvard. It was the Leopards’ first time being shut out since 2001.

Field Hockey

(7-7) (2-2)

Oct. 10 vs. Bucknell

W, 3-1

Senior Paige Macrae was key to Lafayette’s victory over the Bison, assisting two goals and scoring the last herself. This was the first Patriot League regular season loss Bucknell has suffered since 2013.

Oct. 17 at American

L, 5-2

Despite a competitive second half, including goals from sophomore Rosie Shanks and senior Hannah Millen, Lafayette could not bounce back from a 3-0 first half deficit. Junior Katelyn Arnold made seven saves in goal.

Cross Country

Oct. 17 at Leopard Invitational

Both the men’s and women’s teams finished fifth in the Leopards last regular season meet. Junior Kelvin Serem and junior Andrew Morra, each finishing within the top 25 runners, led Lafayette on the day.

Oct. 17 at Princeton Invitational

On the same day as the Leopard Invitational, five members of the women’s team were competing at the 2015 NCAA Regional site. Freshman Emily Moore led Lafayette with the team placing 21st out of 25 teams.