Lyons Tales: A Review & Preview of Mount Holyoke Athletics for Apr. 23rd

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


Mount Holyoke is idle until May 3rd when it opens competition at the IHSA Nationals, hosted this year at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pa. Action will run through Sunday, May 6th.


The Lyons were back in the water on Lake Quinsigamond on Saturday, competing against Assumption and Coast Guard. Highlighting the day were victories by the Lyons Varsity 4 'A' and 'B' boats. Mount Holyoke now gears up for the NEWMAC Championships, which will take place in Worcester, back on Quinsigamond on Saturday. First races at the event, which is being hosted by WPI, will begin at 8:30am.


Mount Holyoke took seventh overall last week at the Springfield Invitational. Finishing strong on the day was sophomore Charleen Theroux (Coventry, R.I.) who qualified for the DIII Championships with a sixth place effort, while also posting second overall in the 400m dash - placing less than a second behind the first place finisher. MHC is back in action at Springfield on Saturday when it competes at the 2018 NEWMAC Championships. Competition at this year's meet gets underway at 11am.


Mount Holyoke shouldered a pair of tough losses to Springfield and Coast Guard last week. Senior midfielder Kaitlin Braz (Tolland, Conn.) had a strong effort for the Lyons, posting three goals, 12 ground balls, nine draw controls and six caused turnovers on the week. MHC (3-11; 1-5 NEWMAC) heads into its final week of the regular season, beginning Wednesday with a 6pm contest at Smith. The Lyons close out the week at Babson for a 3:30pm match. Fans can follow all the action live (when available) at


The Lyons went 1-1 last week, besting Clark (8-1), before falling to #33 Wellesley (6-3).  Sophomore Catherine Peabody (San Francisco, Calif.) and first year Anya Gerasimova (Salem, Ore.) continued to shine for MHC, combining for back-to-back victories at second doubles against the Cougars and the Blue, while Peabody also went 2-0 with wins at second and third singles. MHC (7-10; 4-3 NEWMAC) will conclude the regular season on Tuesday in a 4:30pm match at Smith. The Lyons, who have secured their 14th consecutive berth in the NEWMAC Tournament, is also likely to host a Quarterfinal match on Saturday at 12pm. Stay tuned to the website for more information once the regular season has concluded.


Mount Holyoke was back in action last weekend, competing at the Amherst College's Jack Leaman Invitational at the Amherst Country Club and Hickory Ridge. The Lyons placed seventh overall in the invite, paced by a 13th-place effort from sophomore Stephanie Spitzer (Hinsdale, Ill.). MHC returns to the links on Saturday, traveling to Canton, N.Y., to compete at the 2018 Liberty League Championship. The event, which will be hosted by St. Lawrence at the Appleton Golf Course, begins on Saturday and runs through Sunday.

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