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Lacrosse bounces back with two wins

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Left: Chrone racks up a career-high 19 saves. Right: Fitzpatrick scores 10 goals over two games. By Christine Houghton Sports Editor On March 5, the lacrosse team defeated Ursinus College 16-1 and then went on to take down Dickinson College 16-9 on Saturday, March 9. Starting the College off strong, junior attacker Talia Bouzakis scored the first goal within a minute into game play. To continue the nine-goal rally, Bouzakis added two more goals and an assist. She also recorded a hat trick from an assist by junior defender Jessica Allen. Junior attacker Kasey Donoghue contributed two goals, one

being off an assist by junior attacker Olivia Cleale. Junior midfielder Alexandria Fitzpatrick scored her 100th career goal with 17:50 left in the first and went on to score four more goals and one assist. With one second left, Donoghue scored the Lions’ 10th goal of the half to put the team up 10-1. Outscoring Ursinus 6-0 in the second half, midfielders junior Chloe Pottillo and senior Erin Harvey both had four draw controls on the day. Senior goalkeeper Miranda Chrone finished the day with nine saves. A pair of goals from Fitzpatrick started the team’s game against Dickinson strong and she went on to score three more goals and an assist before the final buzzer.

Harvey followed the first two goals with one of her own and went on to score three on the day. Cleale also contributed a goal before the first half was over. Donoghue scored one of the team’s 10 goals in the second half and was followed by Fitzpatrick’s goal off an Allen assist and an Allen goal off a Cleale assist. Finally, junior midfielder Allie Gorman had a goal to close out the game. Chrone had an impressive day with 19 saves, setting a new career high. The Lions have improved to 3-1 as of this past weekend. The team will take to the field again on Saturday, March 16 to take on Amherst College.

Tennis

Tennis team dominates, remains uncontested

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Minassian keeps the volley to help sweep doubles.

By Miguel Gonzalez Photo Editor

The men’s and women’s tennis teams blazed through their opponents’ plays this past weekend. The men’s team outdueled Salisbury University 5-4 on Saturday, March 9 at the Hopewell Tennis Club in Hopewell, New Jersey. Meanwhile, the women’s team defeated its Salisbury counterpart 7-2. The women finished off the weekend with a resounding 7-2 victory against Wellesley College at home on Sunday, March 10. Salisbury proved to

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be a fierce adversary for the men’s tennis team. With all three doubles matches determined by a tie breaker, only one Lions squad prevailed. Junior Thomas Wright and senior Mitchel Sanders snatched a 8-7 win against Salisbury juniors Alec Angradi and Matthew Ryan. The Lions roared back during the singles competition, winning four out of six matches. Sanders started off with a 6-1 win against Angradi, freshman Matthew Michibata lost his match 6-4 and freshman Justin Wain followed up with a 7-5 victory against Salisbury junior Colt

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Williamson. Senior Tim Gavornik kept the winning momentum by defeating Salisbury sophmore Stefan Hein, 6-3. Afterwards, senior Matt Puig endured a 7-5 loss to Salisbury senior Kelson Weber, 7-5. Despite the setback, Wright outlasted Ryan, winning 6-3 and clinching the team’s victory. While the men battled Salisbury, the women broke no sweat in the battle against their opponents. The Lions swept Salisbury in the doubles competition. Freshmen Liya Davidov and Katrine Luddy set the tone when they dominated Salisbury junior Annika Kezman and sophomore Sydney Soto 8-0. Freshmen Navya Yemula and Sarah Phung followed up with an 8-3 win against Salisbury senior Taylor Cooper and freshman Sarah Dover. Seniors Grace Minassian and Alyssa Baldi also claimed an 8-3 victory against Salisbury sophomore Laura Brown and junior Jordan Schaefer. Salisbury was no match for the Lions in the singles competition. Davidov performed well against Kezman winning 8-0. Baldi fought set-to-set against Brown and prevailed during the tiebreaker 7-1. After junior Audrey Chen and Phung dropped their matches, Yemula put the Lions back on track with a 6-1 win against Schaefer. Freshman Julia Yoon closed off the Lions’

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victory and blew past Salisbury senior Shannon Hickman 6-0. On Sunday, the women’s team continued its winning streak against Wellesley College in the Recreation Center. In the doubles, the Lions were initially behind when Davidov and Luddy lost against Wellesley senior Justine Huang and junior Selina Peng 8-3. The Lions immediately bounced back when Yemula and Phung defeated Wellesley freshman Michelle Shen and senior Rosanne Hu 8-5. Baldi and Minassian then secured the second doubles victory 8-6 against Wellesley freshmen Michaela Markwart and Libby Chang. The Lions barrelled past Wellesley in the singles as well. Davidov defeated Huang 6-2. Minassian then marked her win against Markwart by a score of 6-3. Luddy kept the Lions’ momentum going when she outlasted Shen in a 6-2 tiebreaker victory. Baldi also claimed her victory off of a 6-3 tiebreaker against Peng. Wellesley broke the Lions winning streak when Chang and senior Sojin Ki defeated Yemula and Yoon respectively. After a week of wins, the men’s and women’s teams face upcoming challenges against nationally ranked foes. Both teams will go on to compete against New York University at the Recreation Center on Saturday, March 16.

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The Signal: Spring '19 No. 7  

The 3/13/19 issue of The Signal, The College of New Jersey's student newspaper

The Signal: Spring '19 No. 7  

The 3/13/19 issue of The Signal, The College of New Jersey's student newspaper

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