The Lyons shouldered a pair of losses to #14 Amherst and Wellesley last week. Senior captain Kirsten Kilburn (North Branford, Conn.) recorded five goals in the loss to the nationally-ranked Jeffs. Mount Holyoke (5-9; 2-5 NEWMAC) concludes its regular season schedule on Wednesday, hosting Smith College at 6pm. The Lyons need a victory and an Emerson loss to Springfield to secure the final spot in the upcoming NEWMAC Tournament. Live links for all of this season's contests can be found at http://athletics.mtholyoke.edu/sports/wlax/2014-15/schedule.
The Lyons finished seventh overall at the 2015 Aloha Relays, hosted by Bowdoin College. Leading the way was senior Dana Fry (Tempe, Ariz.), who won the gruelling 10,000-meter race. Mount Holyoke is back in action on Saturday as it heads to MIT to compete at the 2015 NEWMAC Championships. Action begins at 11am.
The Lyons placed fifth overall in the one-day Jack Leaman Invitational last weekend. Senior captain Madi Mendiola (San Diego, Calif.) led the way, finishing fifth overall with a score of 80 on the day. Mount Holyoke now sets its sights toward next weekend as it looks to defend its Liberty League Championship title. The 2015 championships, which are hosted by William Smith College, will begin on Saturday at the Clifton Springs Country Club. Action will conclude on Sunday. The winner of this year's championship will also earn the automatic qualifier into the NCAA Tournament - which is in effect for the first time since the Lyons joined in 2012-13.
The Lyons remain idle until April 30 when they compete at the 2015 IHSA National Championships, which will take place at the Eastern States Exposition (Big E) in West Springfield from April 30-May3.
Mount Holyoke closed out its 2014-15 season on Saturday, defeating Roger Williams, 8-1. The Lyons were led by senior Sarah Anischik (Tolland, Conn.), who won at second doubles and singles to close out her collegiate career. MHC concluded the season with a record of 14-9.
The Lyons hit the water in New London, Conn., last Saturday, competing against the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. MHC saw both its varsity and novice eight boats place second overall. Mount Holyoke is back in action on Saturday when it heads to Worcester to take part in the 2015 NEWMAC Championship on Lake Quinsigamond. The event is set to kick-off at 8:30am.