Lyons Tales: A Review & Preview of Mount Holyoke Athletics for Jan. 22nd

Preview photo for the Athletics Weekly Newsletter, the Lyons Tales.


Mount Holyoke was back in action last weekend, competing at the Winter I Tournament of Champions event in Ohio. The Lyons powered their way to victory by a 1-point margin over the defending national champions from SCAD behind several outstanding performances. Pacing the effort were sophomores Sarah Etzel (Northampton, Mass.) and Franny Eremeeva (Northampton, Mass.), who each picked up blue ribbons in Walk Trot Canter and Open Flat, respectively. MHC is right back in action on Saturday when they travel to Hardeesville, South Carolina to compete at the fourth and final event in the Tournament of Champions series, the Winter II. Action begins at 8am.


Mount Holyoke hosted the 2018 Seven Sisters Championship last weekend, posting a fourth-place finish overall. The Lyons were paced by sophomore Samantha Nemivant (Scottsdale, Ariz.), who finished third in both the 1 and 3-meter events, including besting her own school record in the 3-meter with a mark of 476.20. MHC is now idle until February 3 when it hosts Simmons in the final home event of the season at 12pm. It will also mark Senior Day for the Lyons graduating seniors. Fans can follow all the action live (when available) at


Mount Holyoke faced a busy schedule last weekend, suffering tough losses including four in the Pioneer Valley Invitational. Junior Ragini Ghose (Dubai) went 3-2 over the weekend's five matches, including 2-0 on Sunday against Hamilton and St. Lawrence. The Lyons (4-6) returns to the courts on Saturday with matches at Colby (11am) and Bowdoin (4:45pm). MHC concludes the weekend on Sunday at Bates (12pm).


The Lyons shouldered a trio of losses last week in a split of conference and non-conference games. Junior captain Leah Hodges (New Haven, Conn.) paced the scoring for the Lyons, averaging 16.3 points per game on the week. MHC (0-17; 0-9 NEWMAC) is right back in action on Wednesday, traveling to Clark for a 7pm NEWMAC game. The Lyons then host Babson on Saturday at 1pm to close out the week. Fans can follow all the action live (when available) at


Mount Holyoke returned to the track on Saturday, competing at the Smith College Pioneer Invitational. The Lyons saw a number of solid efforts, including first year Isabelle Wohlin (Wellesley, Mass.), who earned third overall in the 60-meter hurdles with a New England Divsion III qualifying time of 9.63. MHC is back in action on Saturday, staying local as they head to Springfield College for the Massasoit Invitational. The meet is scheduled to begin at 1:30pm.


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