Weekly Athletic Update (9/16-9/22)

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September 23, 2019

Amanda Wetmore tallied 15 kills and five service aces as Volleyball defeated Springfield, 3-1, Saturday in a NEWMAC clash inside Blake Arena. It was the Engineers (5-5) first win over the Pride (9-4) since a 3-0 decision on October 23, 2012 and just second all-time. After dropping the initial set 25-9, the Crimson and Gray rebounded with set scores of 25-21, 25-23 and 27-25. The contest appeared to be headed to a fifth set as late as 22-19 but a pair of swipes by Wetmore and another by Maddie Sanborn helped swing the scoreboard back in the Engineers favor. A Springfield miscue sealed the victory for the guests.

Abby O'Sullivan scored a pair of goals, including the 40th of her collegiate career, and added two assists as Field Hockey opened its 2019 NEWMAC slate with a 5-2 win at Wellesley Saturday. The Engineers remain unbeaten at 7-0.  O'Sullivan was credited for the helper on Bridget Sullivan's goal 7:32 into the game.  The lone second period marker belonged to Kaitlyn Hess at 19:33.  Once again O'Sullivan began the second half with a quick goal, this time 22 seconds in with help from Angie Ferro.

Sofia Orrico notched the lone goal as Women's Soccer NEWMAC action with a 1-0 triumph over crosstown rival Clark Saturday afternoon in Alumni Stadium. In addition to four stops by Mandy St. Germain, the Engineers received help in the form of a Georgie Cromwell team save. Cromwell made arguably the best stop of the day for the hosts just 37 seconds into the contest after St. Germain tangled with a Clark forward. Just over 15 minutes later, Orrico won a one-on-one matchup with a Cougar defender before depositing her fourth goal of the season at 15:47.

Sean McAllen rushed for three second quarter touchdowns as WPI football closed out its non-conference schedule Saturday afternoon with a 31-12 road triumph at Husson.  The Engineers are now 3-0 for the first time since 2016.  McAllen led all players with 84 yards on 21 carries.  His three scores now give him 228 career points, moving him past Mike Bucci (218 - 1986-89) for second all-time in school history behind Jason Wooley (338 - 1989-92). Max Storch registered his first career interception while Brent Whitlock recovered a fumble while Nick Ostrowski shared game-high tackles with 10.

David Reynolds was third out of 257 runners as Men's Cross Country won the 47th annual UMass Dartmouth Invitational on Saturday. Avery Ingegneri also posted a top 10 finish for the Engineers. Ranked seventh in the USTFCCCA regional coaches poll, the Crimson and Gray posted 61 points. Reynolds handed in a time of 25:10.80 while Ingegneri was 10th in a time of 25:38.17.  Sydney Packard finished 12th to pace Women's Cross Country team to a third place finish.  Keely Nistler chipped in with a 20th-place showing for the Boynton Hillers. Division I Holy Cross won the title with 83 points, followed by Mount Holyoke (92) and WPI (129), the 10th ranked team in the USTFCCCA regional coaches poll.

Luke Reiniger knocked home a feed from Mark Calnan in the opening 10 minutes as visiting Men’s Soccer blanked Endicott 1-0 in a non-conference men's soccer contest played Tuesday evening on the North Shore.  Netminder Rufus Adams and the backline of Christopher MartensonBen RicksonMike Biando and Erik Herrera made the lead stand up.  Adams recorded saves on the night while registering his third shutout of the season and ninth clean sheet of his career. 

Plenty of options on Tuesday to catch WPI in action.  There is a doubleheader Tuesday with Women’s Soccer taking on Roger Williams in Alumni Stadium at 4pm and Field Hockey squaring off with Lasell on Rooftop Field at 4:30pm while Volleyball hosts Smith in Harrington Auditorium at 7pm.  Men’s Soccer has road games Tuesday at 7pm at Roger Williams and Saturday at 4pm at MIT while Football opens up NEWMAC play Saturday at 3pm at Springfield.

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Thanks and see you at the game - Rusty and Mark

 


 

Men’s Student-Athlete of the Week

David Reynolds - Cross Country - Freshman - Andover, NH

David Reynolds of the cross country team has been honored as the WPI Male Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, September 22nd. Reynolds finished third to lead the Engineers to the 47th annual UMass Dartmouth Invitational title on Saturday. One of two Boynton Hillers in the top 10, Reynolds’ five-mile time of 25:10.80 was .26 off of second place.

Women’s Student-Athlete of the Week

Amanda Wetmore - Volleyball - Junior  Hudson, NH

Amanda Wetmore from the volleyball team has been selected as the WPI Female Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, September 22nd. Wetmore tallied 15 kills and five service aces as WPI defeated Springfield, 3-1, Saturday in a NEWMAC volleyball clash inside Blake Arena. It was the Engineers (5-5) first win over the Pride (9-4) since a 3-0 decision on October 23, 2012.

 


 

Football  (3-0 overall, 0-0 NEWMAC)

2018 Football Team

Schedule and Results | Roster | Stats | News
9/16 - Ahrens and Wade Secure NEWMAC Football Weekly Accolades
9/21 - McAllen's Second Quarter Scoring Outburst Sends Football Past Husson 31-12

 

Men’s Soccer (4-1-2 overall, 0-0-1 NEWMAC)

Schedule and Results | Roster | Stats | News
9/16 - Adams and Conroy Sweep NEWMAC Men’s Soccer Weekly Honors
9/17 - Reiniger, Calnan and Adams Backbone Men's Soccer to 1-0 Road Win at Endicott
9/21 - Adams, Defense Deliver as Men’s Soccer Draws With Babson in NEWMAC Opener

 

Women’s Soccer (7-1 overall, 1-0 NEWMAC)

Schedule and Results | Roster Stats | News
9/17 - McCrea Tallies Six Point Night as Women’s Soccer Stymies Wentworth
9/18 - JENNIFER TOLAND: Upton’s Mandy St. Germain Finds Herself in a Familiar Place at WPI
9/21 - Orrico, St. Germain & Cromwell Cue Women’s Soccer’s NEWMAC Victory Versus Clark

 

Field Hockey (7-0 overall, 1-0 NEWMAC)

Schedule and Results | Roster | Stats | News
9/17 - Sullivan Sparks Unbeaten Field Hockey’s Victory at Fitchburg State
9/21 - O’Sullivan Helps Lead Field Hockey to Victory Over Wellesley on NEWMAC Opening Day

 

Volleyball (5-5 overall, 1-1 NEWMAC)

Schedule and Results | Roster | Stats | News
9/17 - Volleyball Opens NEWMAC Slate at Nationally-Ranked Babson
9/21 - Wetmore and Sanborn Key as Volleyball Topples Springfield For First Time Since 2012

 

Men’s Cross Country

Schedule and Results | Roster | News
9/21 - Reynolds and Ingegneri Top 10 as Men’s Cross Country Wins UMass Dartmouth Invitational

 

Women's Cross Country 

Schedule and Results | Roster | News
9/21 - Packard and Nistler Guide Women’s Cross Country to Third Place at UMass Dartmouth

 


 

Last Week’s Results

Tuesday, September 17
Men’s Soccer 1, Endicott 0
Women’s Soccer 5, Wentworth 0
Field Hockey 7, Fitchburg State 0
Babson 3, Volleyball 9

Saturday, September 21
Football 31, Husson 12
Men’s Soccer 0, Babson 0 (2 OT)
Women’s Soccer 1, Clark 0
Field Hockey 5, Wellesley 2
Volleyball 3, Springfield 1
Men’s Cross Country - 1st Place at UMass Dartmouth Invitational
Women’s Cross Country - 3rd Place at UMass Dartmouth Invitational

 

This Week’s Games

Tuesday, September 24
Roger Williams at Women’s Soccer 4:00
Lasell at Field Hockey (Note New Time) 4:30
Smith at Volleyball 7:00
Men’s Soccer at Roger Williams 7:00

Thursday, September 26
Volleyball at Salve Regina 7:00

Friday, September 27
Becker at Field Hockey (Note New Time) 4:30

Saturday, September 28
Coast Guard at Women’s Soccer Noon
Wellesley at Volleyball 1:00
Football at Springfield 3:00
Men’s Soccer at MIT 4:00

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