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What you missed in athletics over spring break

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Junior attack Haleigh Albrecht launches a shot on goal against Eastern Michigan University on March 9. (Photo by George Varkanis for GoLeopards)

Spring break doesn’t spell rest and relaxation for in-season athletes. Here are all the results from over the break that you may have missed. 

Baseball

Baseball (3-16 overall) went 1-4 on the road over spring break, getting swept in a three-game series against Wofford College (13-5 overall), falling 11-5 to Campbell University (16-4 overall) on March 12 and then winning its final game of the break by a score of 7-6 against the University of Richmond (9-11) on March 13.

Sophomore catcher Ethan Swidler hit two home runs against Richmond, driving in four of the Leopards’ runs en route to their victory.

Fencing

The fencing team concluded its season on March 10 at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic/South Regional Championships that were held at Drew University. Eleven Leopards competed in the event.

Junior foil Benito Hergert led the way for the men, qualifying for the finals and finishing in 11th place with 12 wins on the day. Hergert earned Honorable Mention All-Region honors from the United States Fencing Coaches Association for his performance.

Senior saber Amanda Manubag had the best finish for the women, winning three matches in the first round and finishing 28th overall.

Men’s lacrosse

Men’s lacrosse (4-3 overall, 1-2 Patriot League) traveled to Colgate University (6-3 overall, 3-0 Patriot League) on March 9. The team fell 16-10 in its second Patriot League matchup of the season.

Senior attack Charlie Cunniffe notched half of the Leopards’ goals on the day with support from senior attack Peter Lehman, senior attack Carter Cecil, junior midfielder Liam Sargent, junior attack Riley Sullivan and sophomore attack Eric Ward.

Softball

Softball (3-17 overall) played its first home games of the season in a doubleheader against Le Moyne College (6-15 overall) on March 13. The Leopards dropped both games, losing 11-2 in six innings in the first game and falling 15-6 in the second.

In the first game, sophomore shortstop Megan Coyle drove in both of Lafayette’s runs in the first inning with a two-run home run. She notched another RBI in the second game with a double in the seventh inning.

Swimming and diving

Freshman diver Landon Orth became the second diver in Lafayette’s history to qualify for the NCAA Zone A Regionals after breaking the Lafayette one-meter dive record against Lehigh University this year. Orth placed 45th out of 63 with a final score of 240.25 on March 12 at Princeton University.

Women’s lacrosse

Women’s lacrosse (3-5 overall, 0-1 Patriot League) played its final two out-of-conference games over spring break and came away with a 1-1 split.

The Leopards hosted Eastern Michigan University (3-4 overall) on March 9, staving off a second-half charge from the Eagles to win 7-6. After yielding the first goal to Eastern Michigan, the Leopards scored five goals in the first half and maintained the lead for the rest of the game. Junior attack Haleigh Albrecht notched a hat trick to boost the Maroon and White.

The Leopards then fell in a tight match to Villanova University (4-5 overall) on March 13, conceding a late goal to fall 8-7. The Maroon and White once again jumped out to an early lead thanks to first-half goals from sophomore midfielder Olivia Kelley, sophomore attack Olivia Hover and senior midfielder Clare Culligan. However, the Wildcats tallied four fourth-quarter goals to overtake the Leopards.

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