Club sports update

Men’s rugby traveled to Reading, Pa., to take on Albright College. Albright is the reigning East Penn Rugby Union DII champion and is ranked No. 7 in the nation. Against a team as highly touted as this, the College was going to have to play mistake-free rugby. This was not the case as errors and poor tackling mounted. In the end, Albright won the game 79-0. The B-side team played well and nearly eeked out a win, losing 10-5.

Men’s club soccer (1-2-1) played West Chester University (WCU) and Lafayette College at home on Sept. 16. Sophomores Dan Plaska and Jody Smith each scored a goal in the Lions’ 2-1 victory over WCU. The Lions’ next game was a 1-1 split with Lafayette. On Saturday, the team suffered a loss to Rutgers University 2-1 and fell to Princeton University 5-1.

Club tennis (1-0) played its first match of the season against the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) on Sunday. The men’s squad won 5-4 after nine hard-fought matches. Because UPenn’s women’s team was unable to attend the match, the women’s squad won by default. The Lions will host Rutgers University on Sunday at noon.

Club field hockey attended its semi-annual tournament at the University of Maryland last weekend where it went 1-2 in tournament play. The Lions lost their first game to George Washington University 0-3 before defeating Lafayette 4-0 in the second game. Senior Michele Sarnelli scored two goals in the winning effort, and senior Kristin Mohary and junior Kayley Cassidy each contributed one. Sarnelli and Cassidy netted one goal apiece in the Lions’ 3-2 loss to the University of Connecticut in the final match of the tournament.