The Lyons took to the course for the final time in 2016, competing at the NCAA New England Regional Championships, hosted at Westfield State University. MHC finished 39th overall in the 59 team event, paced by junior Mia Barnes (Thornville, Ohio), who posted a time of 24:38.85 good for 194th of 416 runners.
The Lyons returned to action last weekend at the Amherst College IHSA Show, earning Reserve High Point Champion honors after posting 33 points. MHC finished just behind champion Smith College (38 points) as several riders took home top honors. Leading the way was first year Franny Eremeeva (Northampton, Mass.), who was named Overall High Point Rider. Mount Holyoke returns to action this Saturday when it hosts the final regular season IHSA show of the fall at the MHC Equestrian Center. Fans can watch the event live at http://athletics.mtholyoke.edu/sports/equest/2016-17/schedule.
Mount Holyoke shouldered a tough 163-125 loss to Westfield State last weekend. The Lyons were led by senior Katie Tyler (Hadley, Mass.), who recorded three individual victories against the Owls. MHC is back in action on Saturday when it travels to Wellesley for a 1pm dual meet.
The Lyons went 1-1 last week, defeating Smith, 9-0, but falling to Northeastern by a 5-4 margin. Junior Brandy Williamson (New York, N.Y.) led the way for MHC, going 2-0 on the weekend. Mount Holyoke (2-2) opens its home slate on Friday at 6pm when it hosts Bates College. The Lyons then head to Clinton, N.Y., on Saturday to face Wesleyan (3:30pm) and host Hamilton (5:30pm).
Under the direction of 13th-year head coach Michelle Scecina, the Lyons basketball team opens its 2016-17 campaign this week. MHC will open on Tuesday in a 7pm contest at Worcester State. The Lyons will then host Green Mountain College on Thursday at 5:30pm, before closing out the week on the road at the Albany College of Pharmacy Tip-Off Tournament. Mount Holyoke will face the host Panthers at 3pm and will compete Sunday in either the Championship or Consolation match (12pm/2pm).
Fans who are unable to make it to matches can follow the Lyons via live stat/video at http://athletics.mtholyoke.edu/sports/wbkb/2016-17/schedule.
The official photographer of Mount Holyoke Athletics, RJB Sports Photography has an array of action photos, team photos and headshots available to family, alumnae and fans to purchase. Photo galleries will be added as teams are photographed. For all available galleries, including 2015-16 and this season, click HERE.