Sports Recap Central: 4/11/14


Photos by Hana Isihara ‘17 and Athletic Communications


Saturday: L 2-1 (7) at Army

Army’s starting pitcher Nick Dignacco held Lafayette to one hit in a complete game, nine-strikeout performance. Lafayette’s starter, senior Connor Ortolf, threw five and a third innings of two run ball in the loss.

Saturday: L 4-2 at Army

Army’s 1B Patrick Mescher broke open a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the seventh inning with a two-run homerun.

Sunday: L 5-3 (7) at Army

After leading 3-0, Lafayette surrendered four runs on two errors in the fourth inning. Senior Andrew Santomauro went 2-4 with an RBI and a run.

Sunday: L 9-1 at Army

In a total of 27.1 innings, Army starters gave up six runs on 18 hits, striking out 29. Their ERA was 1.99 for the series.

Tuesday: W 6-3 vs. Villanova

A four-run fourth inning allowed Lafayette to take the lead after freshman pitcher Trevor Houck threw three straight scoreless innings. Lafayette had eight different players register a hit.



Lafayette softball continued its rough season by going 1-4 last week
Lafayette softball continued its rough season by going 1-4 last week.

Saturday: L 7-3 vs. Bucknell

Sophomores Allison Brown and Jenna Kulback knocked in Lafayette’s three runs, combining for 3-6 with 3 RBIs.

Saturday: L 12-0 (5) vs. Bucknell

Bucknell went ahead 9-0 after four innings after five hits and a three run opposite field home run.

Sunday: W 2-1 vs. Bucknell

Senior Melissa Robinson threw five innings of one run, two hit ball. Sophomore Bryn Gornick finished off the game pitching two innings, as well as going 1-3 with two RBIs.

Wednesday: L 3-0 vs. Delaware

Delaware’s Jessica Grisler had a leadoff double to open the game, before being hit in by teammate Sarah Bencivenga. Delaware scored two more in the inning, ending the run production for the day.

Wednesday: L 3-0 vs. Delaware

This loss marked the tenth time Lafayette has been shutout this season. Lafayette left five runners on base.


Men’s Lacrosse:

Saturday: L 10-5 at Holy Cross

Junior Brian Bock had a pair of goals and assists in the loss. This moved Lafayette to 1-5 in conference this season.

Tuesday: L 8-7 (2OT) vs. Manhattan

Sophomores Robert Orazietti and Mac Gallagher scored within two minutes of each other to tie the game at seven before the end of regulation. The goal was Orazietti’s third of the night. 44 seconds into the second overtime Manhattan netted a goal past Senior Jake Hyatt.


Track & Field:

Men’s track seniors celebrate with the Bryan Mundy Trophy after helping defeat Lehigh 102-101 last weekend.
Men’s track seniors celebrate with the Bryan Mundy Trophy after helping defeat Lehigh 102-101 last weekend.

Saturday: Lehigh Meet

The men’s team inched out a win 102-101 after performances from sophomore Jarrel Bobb, who came in first in the long jump with a distance of 6.93 meters, and senior Chris Luna who led the leaderboards in the javelin throw with a toss of 59.32 meters. The women came up short in their competitions, losing 107-96 despite first and second place finishes by sophomores Devin Smith, and Erin Keen respectively in the 200 and 400-meter dash. In the 3000-meter steeplechase sophomore Steph Benko snagged first place with a time of 11:25.76 barely beating out teammate senior Rose Willey by two hundredths of a second.


Women’s Lacrosse:

Saturday: W 15-13 (OT) vs. American

Freshman Kristen Wilhelmsen scored six goals on seven shots. Her final shot was the game winner in overtime.

Wednesday: W 12-9 vs. Bucknell

Freshman Amanda Case tallied five goals, netting all of her shots in the game. Fellow freshman Kristen Wilhelmsen, had two goals, and an assist increasing her points total to 31.


Men’s Tennis:

Sunday: L 6-1 at Army

Sophomore Chris Matturi had the only victory for Lafayette, 3-6, 6-2, 10-8.

Wednesday: W 7-0 vs. Rider


Women’s Tennis:

Sunday: L 7-0 at Navy

Army swept Lafayette singles in straight sets.

Tuesday: L 6-1 at Lehigh

No.5 singles freshman Tori Almeida won the only singles match for Lafayette, beating her opponent 3-6, 7-5, 10-3.



Sunday-Monday: Lafayette Invitational

Lafayette finished in 14th out of 18 teams, despite a final round performance by junior Mike Zausmer who scored four over 75.