Weekly Athletic Update (9/9 - 9/15)


Sports & Recreation

Bryce Wade connected on two field goals, including the game winner from 26 yards out with 3:52 left, to lift Football to a 6-3 win over No. 19 RPI and capture the Transit Trophy for the first time in three years. The meeting was the 113th all-time between the teams and the 40th for the Transit Trophy.   After Wade put hosts ahead, RPI drove down to the WPI 35 but Joe Kerkach forced a fumble after pass reception that was recovered by teammate Nick Ostrowski. WPI was forced to punt with just seconds remaining, but RPI went backwards on a lateral deep in their own end and a tackle ended the game and sent the Boynton Hill faithful into a frenzy.

Ali Gannon collected her fifth career win as Field Hockey defeated visiting Elms, 4-0, in a Saturday morning contest played on Rooftop Field. Gannon was called upon once in the effort. The Engineers remain unbeaten on the year at 5-0, and are now 2-0 all-time on the roof.  In the first half, Carly Cidado scored following an assist by Abby O'Sullivan at 3:16. Kaitlyn Hess later made it 2-0 early in the second period at 17:20.

Jackson Conroy and David Lapointe each scored twice to lead Men’s Soccer to an 8-0 victory over host Mass Maritime in a non-conference match Saturday afternoon at Clean Harbors Stadium. With the triumph, the Engineers move to 3-1-1.  Four other players, Mark Calnan, Zane Carey, Luke Lindholm and Franco Bazzini  each scored as well for the Crimson and Gray.

Leah Beauton netted a goal in each half to power Women's Soccer to a 4-0 shutout of visiting Rhode Island College in a non-conference contest played on Saturday at Alumni Stadium.  The Engineers, slotted fifth in the most recent United Soccer Coaches New England top ten, improves to 5-1 this fall. Beauton put the hosts ahead in the 12th minute when a series of quick passes by Sofia Orrico and Elizabeth Rocco sent her in along on the goalie and she converted the breakaway opportunity. 

Colleen Mullins hit a blistering .533 and Catherine Reynolds doled out a match-best 24 assists as WPI defeated visiting Elms 3-0 in a non-conference volleyball match played on Tuesday evening inside Harrington Auditorium.  The hosts took the match by set scores of 25-11, 25-22 and 25-14. After a back-and-forth start to set one that saw the two teams tied 3-3, WPI rattled off 21 of the next 25 points to take a commanding 24-7 advantage.  The Engineers hit a jaw-dropping .458, registering 11 kills and not making an error in 24 attacks.

Women’s Soccer is the only team at home this week, hosting Clark Saturday at 1pm.  That doesn’t mean Saturday isn’t a busy day for WPI Athletics.  Football heads to Husson, Cross Country takes part in the UMass Dartmouth Invitational, Field Hockey travels to Wellesley, Men’s Soccer ventures to Babson and Volleyball is at Springfield.

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Thanks and see you at the game - Rusty and Mark

Men’s Student-Athlete of the Week

Bryce Wade - Football - Junior - Modesto, CA

Bryce Wade from the football team has been tabbed as the WPI Male Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, September 15th. Wade connected on two field goals, including the game winner from 26 yards out with 3:52 left, to lift WPI (2-0) to a 6-3 win over No. 19 RPI to capture the Transit Trophy for the first time since 2016. In addition to his season-best boot, the junior added a 25-yarder to get the Crimson and Gray on the board first with 4:24 left in the intial period.

Women’s Student-Athlete of the Week

Colleen Mullins - Volleyball - Senior - Andover, MA

Colleen Mullins of the volleyball team has been named as the WPI Female Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, September 15th. Mullins hit a blistering .533 in the Engineers 2019 Harrington Auditorium debut versus Elms. The senior, who only needed to play in two sets, finished with eight kills in 15 attempts and was joined with no errors by fellow co-captain Abbie Gilbert, and Sarah Kwatinetz.


Football  (2-0 overall, 0-0 NEWMAC)

Schedule and Results Roster | StatsNews
9/13 - Football to Face RPI for the Transit Trophy on Saturday - What is the Transit Trophy?
9/14 - Wade Gives No. 19 RPI the Boot as WPI Football Reclaims the Transit Trophy

Men's Soccer (3-1-1 overall, 0-0 NEWMAC)

Schedule and Results | Roster | Stats | News
9/11 - All Tied Up! Men's Soccer Draws with No. 25 Brandeis
9/14 - Conroy and Lapointe Account for Half of Men’s Soccer’s Goals in Blanking of Mass Maritime

Women's Soccer (5-1 overall, 0-0 NEWMAC)

Schedule and Results | Roster | Stats | News
9/9 - McCrea and St. Germain Sweep NEWMAC Women’s Soccer Weekly Accolades
9/12 - McCrea Converts PK as Women's Soccer Falls to Tufts in Battle of Regionally-Ranked Squads
9/14 - Beauton, Schlesinger & McCrea Pot Goals as Women's Soccer Knocks off Rhode Island College

Field Hockey (5-0 overall, 0-0 NEWMAC)

Schedule and Results Roster | StatsNews
9/10 - Cidado and O’Sullivan Each Score Twice as Field Hockey Defeats Simmons
9/14 - Gannon Nabs Fifth Win as Field Hockey Corners Elms to Remain Unbeaten on Rooftop

Volleyball (4-4 overall, 0-0 NEWMAC)

Schedule and Results Roster | StatsNews
9/10 - Mullins, Gilbert & Kwatinetz Perfect as Volleyball Topples Elms in Straight Sets
9/14 - Wetmore Shines as Volleyball Falls to Wentworth and Keene State on Saturday

Men’s Cross Country

Schedule and Results | Roster | News
9/9 - Reynolds Named NEWMAC Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week

Women’s Cross Country

Schedule and Results | Roster | News
Back in action on Saturday, September 21st at the UMass Dartmouth Invitational

Last Week's Results

Tuesday, September 10
Field Hockey 5, Simmons 1
Volleyball 3, Elms 0

Wednesday, September 11
Men’s Soccer 1, Brandeis 1 (2 OT)

Thursday, September 12
Tufts 2, Women’s Soccer 1

Saturday, September 14
Football 6, Rensselaer 3
Men’s Soccer 8, Mass Maritime 0
Women’s Soccer 4, Rhode Island College 0
Field Hockey 4, Elms 0
Wentworth 3, Wentworth 2
Keene State 3, Volleyball 0

This Week’s Games

Tuesday, September 17
Field Hockey at Fitchburg State 4:00
Men’s Soccer at Endicott 7:00
Women’s Soccer at Wentworth 7:00
Volleyball at Babson 7:00

Saturday, September 21
Cross Country at UMass Dartmouth Invitational 11:00am
Field Hockey at Wellesley Noon
Clark at Women’s Soccer 1:00
Football at Husson 1:00
Volleyball at Springfield 1:00
Men’s Soccer at Babson 2:00

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