UMW Athletics Weekend Recap
The vast majority of the University of Mary Washington’s sports teams competed in their respective conference tournaments this past weekend. With so many games in action, there was an excess of things to cover, so here’s a recap of how the teams who didn’t get full articles faired in their weekend competitons.
The UMW men’s lacrosse team tied a school record for wins in a single season when they trashed Hood College 18-4 in the first round of the Capital Athletic Conference Tournament. The Eagles scored the first five goals of the contest, and after the Blazers notched their first goal, UMW responded by scoring five more unanswered goals. The Eagles dominated the ball for most of the game, outshooting Hood 52-27 and owning the ground ball battle, 48-23. UMW had 10 different players score goals, led by John Bohlinger’s five points (three goals and two assists). The men’s lacrosse team’s season came to an end yesterday when they lost 15-5 to Salisbury University in the CAC Tournament semifinals.
This past Monday, April 18, the men’s tennis team demolished St. Mary’s College 9-0 in the semifinals of their CAC Tournament. The men’s tennis team, ranked 23rd nationally and the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament, easily handled the Seahawks, as each UMW player rolled to victory over their Salisbury counterpart. With the victory, the top-seeded Eagles advanced to the CAC championship game, which they will host today at 4 p.m.
Like the men’s squad, the women’s tennis team had no trouble with St. Mary’s in the semifinals of the conference tournament. The Lady Eagles coasted to a 9-0 win, with four of the UMW singles players not dropping so much as a set against their Seahawk opponents. The win secured Mary Washington a spot in the CAC title matchup against Salisbury today, when the Sea Gulls come down to Fredericksburg to square off against the Eagles.
The UMW softball team lost two of their three games over the weekend to be eliminated from the CAC Tournament field. The Lady Eagles lost to Frostburg State University 4-1 in their second round matchup on Fri. April 15. The following day, Mary Washington beat Stevenson University 5-4 to stave off elimination, and then fell to Frostburg State again, this time 4-2, to end their hopes of a conference championship. On Tue. April 19, the Eagles split a doubleheader against Catholic University (2-0, 2-6) to wrap up their season and reach the 20-win plateau.