Posted by Katie Peverada
Fall athletic teams have finished their preseasons and are now competing in official games and matches. In traditional fashion, all the women's teams are off to strong starts. Let's take a look at field hockey, soccer, volleyball and tennis:
Field Hockey: The always-strong Thoroughbred field hockey team is off to a 3-1 start and currently holds the 15th position in the NFCHA DIII National Coaches' Poll. Kelly Blackhurst '14 leads all scorers with 15 points (6G, 3A), while Dani Digregory '16 has one goal to go with five assists. Haley McDougall '15 has played every minute in goal for the Thoroughbreds and has a 2.92 GAA to go with a .733 save percentage.
Next home game: Saturday Sept. 21 at 1 p.m.
Women's Soccer: The women's soccer team is off to a terrific start. They remain unbeaten at 3-0-1 and this past weekend captured the Rutland Herald Invitational, beating Simmons College for the title. The Thoroughbreds, who are outscoring their opponents 7-2, have received goals from six different players. Christine Bellotti '14 is leading the way with two, while Jen Wardyga '14 has one goal and one assist. Gab Lawrence '14 has played 335 out of a possible 380 minutes in goal, posting a .54 GAA and a .875 save percentage.
Next home game: Saturday Sept. 14 at 1 p.m.
Volleyball: A 6-1 start has the Thoroughbreds well on their way to making a return to the Liberty League Championship match, where they lost to Clarkson University last year. The team heads to the Union Invitational this weekend, where they will turn to Corinne Palmer '14, the Thoroughbreds' leader in kills, hitting percentage and blocks. Marcella Familiar-Bolanos '17 leads the team in digs with 127.
Next home match: Tuesday Sept. 17 at 7 p.m.
Women's Tennis: The women's tennis team has started the 2013-2014 season in typical fashion, coming away with a convincing 9-0 win in their only match of the season. The Thoroughbreds only lost four games on their way to victory over their Liberty League opponent Bard College. Rachel Plevinsky '14 and Caroline Hobbs '17 both won their singles matches before teaming up for a victory in the doubles competition.
Next home match: Friday Sept. 20 at 6 p.m.