Weekly Athletic Update (1/6-1/12)

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January 16, 2020

Spencer Vinson netted a team-high 11 points, including a perfect 4-for-4 shooting performance from the floor, as Women’s Basketball upset previously unbeaten Williams 64-58 to give Engineer head coach Cherise Galasso her 350th career victory on Tuesday evening.  Galasso, already WPI women's basketball's career victory leader, has amassed 315 of her wins while coaching on Boynton Hill the past 20 years to go along with 35 triumphs during a three-year stint at Regis. Alana Keating scored 10 of her game-high 17 points during a game-opening 18-0 run as host WPI won big, 70-40, over Western New England on Thursday night.  The Engineers have won a season-best five straight and are now 10-4 this season. 

Dakota Wheeler led four players in double figures as Men's Basketball opened conference play with a 68-52 victory over visiting MIT Wednesday in NEWMAC action.  With the win, No. 23 WPI improves to 10-2 on the season and 1-0 in league action.  WPI was led by 14 points off the bench from Wheeler. The junior connected on 7-of-9 from the floor and added four rebounds.  Kahleb Downing and Garrett Stephenson chipped in with 12 points apiece, while Jake Wisniewski finished with 10.  

Southeastern Pennsylvania natives Tyler MarshBrandon Marion and Adam Marsh had a successful homecoming on Saturday as the trio combined to win 10 of 12 bouts to help Wrestling claim three of four matches at the North-South Duals hosted by Ursinus.  Following a tight 22-18 loss to Merchant Marine (NY) in their opener, the Engineers (4-6) reeled off triumphs over Pennsylvania schools Alvernia (45-6), Scranton (26-14) and Penn College (33-16). Tyler Marsh was a perfect 4-0 on the day at 165 pounds while Marion and his brother Adam each went 3-1 at 174 and 184 pounds respectively.   Both of the Marsh brothers tallied a pair of first period pins. 

Still two more chances to catch WPI teams at home before the start of C-term.  Women’s Basketball hosts Middlebury at 6pm on Tuesday and Swimming and Diving entertains Wheaton and St. Michael’s on Wednesday at 5:30pm.  Track and Field kicks off the indoor portion of its season Friday at the Lyons Invitational hosted by Wheaton while Men’s Basketball is at Wheaton on Wednesday and Coast Guard on Saturday and Wrestling participates Sunday in the NEWA Duals in Providence.  

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Thanks and see you at the game - Rusty
 


Men’s Student-Athlete of the Week 

Tyler Marsh - Wrestling - Senior - Upper Black Eddy, PA

Tyler Marsh from the wrestling team has been named as the WPI Male Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, January 12th.  Marsh went a perfect 5-0 last week with a pair of victories coming by pin fall.  On Wednesday against nationally-ranked Coast Guard, the senior posted a 7-2 decision in a battle of regionally-ranked grapplers at 165 pounds.  The southeastern Pennsylvania native had a successful homecoming on Saturday at the North-South Duals hosted by Ursinus.  Marsh was a perfect 4-0 at the event with first period pins over wrestlers from Alvernia (PA) and Penn College and wins by decision against opponent from Merchant Marine (NY) and Scranton (PA).


Women’s Student-Athlete of the Week

Alana Keating - Basketball - Senior - Leominster, MA

Alana Keating of the basketball team has been tabbed as the WPI Female Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, January 12th.  Keating netted 10 of her game-high 17 points during a game-opening 18-0 run as host WPI defeated Western New England on Thursday night at Harrington Auditorium.  The senior guard shot an impeccable 4-for-4 from 3-point land en route to a career-best point total and has now reached double digits in five straight games, which has coincided with a five-game winning streak for the Engineers, who improved to 10-4 overall with the victory.  Earlier in the week Keating tallied 10 points, including a trio of 3-points as the Crimson and Gray knocked off undefeated Williams to deliver head coach Cherise Galasso her 350th career victory.   

 


Men’s Basketball (10-3 overall, 1-1 NEWMAC)

Schedule and Results Roster | Stats | News
1/8 - Wheeler, Downing, Stephenson Guide No. 23 Men's Basketball by MIT in NEWMAC Opener
1/11 - Late Rally Falls Short as Men's Basketball Downed in Matchup of Nationally-Ranked Squads 

 

Women’s Basketball (10-4 overall, 0-0 NEWMAC)

Schedule and Results Roster | Stats | News
1/7 - Women's Basketball Delivers Galasso Win No. 350 and Williams Loss No. 1
1/9 - Torrid Start and Keating’s Career Night Sends Women's Basketball Past Western New England

 

Wrestling (4-6 overall)

Schedule and Results | Roster | News
1/8 - Lind, Cook and T. Marsh Register Victories for Wrestling in 2020 Debut vs. No. 11 Coast Guard
1/11 - Marsh Brothers and Marion Team Up for 10 Victories as Wrestling Wins 3 of 4 at Ursinus

 

Men’s Swimming and Diving (3-6 overall)

Schedule and Results | Roster | News
Returns to action on Saturday, January 18th, at Rowan with Johns Hopkins and Swarthmore

 

Women’s Swimming and Diving (6-5 overall)

Schedule and Results | Roster | News
Returns to action on Saturday, January 18th, at Rowan with Johns Hopkins and Swarthmore

 

Men’s Indoor Track and Field

Schedule and Results | Roster | News
1/10 - Track and Field Unveils 2020 Schedule

Women’s Indoor Track and Field

Schedule and Results | Roster | News
1/10 - Track and Field Reveals 2020 Schedule


Results Since Last Report

Tuesday, January 7
Women’s Basketball 64, Williams 58

Wednesday, January 8
Men’s Basketball 68, MIT 52
Coast Guard 29, Wrestling 12

Thursday, January 9
Women’s Basketball 70, Western New England 40

Saturday, January 11
Babson 91, Men’s Basketball 83
Merchant Martine (NY) 22, Wrestling 18 (at North-South Duals at Ursinus)
Wrestling 45, Alvernia (PA) 6 (at North-South Duals at Ursinus)
Wrestling 26, Scranton (PA) 14 (at North-South Duals at Ursinus)
Wrestling 33, Penn College 16 (at North-South Duals at Ursinus)
 

Next Week's Games

Wednesday, January 15
Wheaton and St. Michael’s at Swimming and Diving                             5:30
Men’s Basketball at Wheaton                                                              7:00

Friday, January 17
Track and Field at Lyons Invitational (at Wheaton)                               4:00 

Saturday, January 18
Men’s Basketball at Coast Guard                                                        1:00
Swimming and Diving at Rowan with Johns Hopkins and Swarthmore    2:00 

Sunday, January 19
Wrestling at NEWA Duals (hosted by Johnson & Wales)                        10:00am
Swimming and Diving at Stevens                                                       Noon