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After an electrifying stretch to begin the season, the Hopkins women’s tennis team continues to stomp all over their opponents as the Lady Jays have won five matches over the past six days to maintain their undefeated record. They are undoubtedly the favorite to win the Centennial Conference at this point in the season and hold the top rank in Division III tennis. While a seven game winning streak is impressive, the Jays outdid themselves as they brought their season record to 11-0 while maintaining first place in Centennial Conference play with a 3-0 record.
The Hopkins’ women’s lacrosse team did something this past weekend that hasn’t happened all season: They lost. The Lady Jays dropped their first game of the season in Nashville on Saturday, losing 12-11 to the Vanderbilt Commodores. A 6-0 run that bridged the first and second halves was the key to Vandy’s victory. The ninth-ranked Blue Jays had previously won a DI program best 10 straight to start the season, before losing to the Commodoreds, bringing their American Lacrosse Conference record to 1-1 on the season.
As the rain poured down onto the field, the Blue Jays huddled at midfield.
After days of torrential rain and a forecast not showing signs of letting up, the Hopkins men’s baseball team had no other choice but to postpone their doubleheader against Haverford. The game will be rescheduled for a later date.
This past weekend, the Hopkins Women’s Tennis team visited Fredericksburg, Virginia to take on Oberlin, UC Santa Cruz, and 26th nationally ranked Case Western. The Blue Jays continued their undefeated season by handily defeating all three teams 8-1, 9-0, and 7-2 respectively, to maintain the top spot in the NCAA rankings. Many strong performances contributed to these wins, but no one stood out quite like Hailey Hogan, who won all six of her matches. She split her wins between singles and doubles matches, losing only one set combined in her singles matches and winning each of her doubles matches with a different partner. For her dominating performance this past week, the News-Letter is proud to present Hailey Hogan as the athlete of the week. She was kind enough to take the time to answer some questions about her matches this past weekend as well as the rest of the season.
Last week, the Hopkins men’s tennis team won three matches against Bates, Carnegie Mellon and Dickinson. The wins put the Jays at 6-2 to start the season, which has led them to be ranked fifth in the NCAA. The Blue Jays also picked up their first win in the Centennial Conference with the victory over the Red Devils.
The Hopkins women’s tennis team, ranked number one in the nation, had a busy weekend on the courts with both their Centennial Conference opener and a rematch of the championship of the ITA National Indoor Championship three weeks ago. They defeated Haverford on Saturday with a final score of 7-2 and then beat eighth-ranked Carnegie Mellon 5-4 on Sunday. The top ranked Hopkins team improved to 6-0 on the season and 1-0 in conference play.
After opening the season with five straight victories, the Blue Jays did something they had not done since last season: lost. A week later, it was more of the same. Hopkins has now dropped two straight, beginning on March 15 against Syracuse.
For the second year in a row, the Hopkins men’s swimming team took fourth at the 2014 NCAA Championships that were held Saturday night. Perpetual power Kenyon took home its second straight title with a team score of 480 points, followed by Denison with 472. Emory took third with 246.5 points, followed by the Blue Jays — a mere 1.5 points behind with 245 points. MIT took fifth at the Championships with 236.
The Blue Jays continued their winning ways down in Fort Myers, Fla., going 8-2 on their annual spring trip. The boys wrapped up the trip by laying the hurt on Bethel University and SUNY Plattsburgh, winning 12-2 and 14-5 to mark the team’s sixth and seventh consecutive victories respectively. The Jays are now 12-2 on the season.
While the baseball squad has just kicked off their spring season, and the lacrosse teams are in full swing, this week’s Athlete of the Week features senior men’s soccer midfielder Danny Reategui. Why, one might ask? Well, quite simply, Reategui earned the notice of The News-Letter not only for his performance on the field for the Blue Jays this past fall but also for his continued dedication to the sport off the field as a member of the Soccer Without Borders (SWB) program.
Persistence is critical when attempting to win a championship. For the Hopkins women's swimming team, persistence was the main theme of the weekend as they continued to improve every single day.
After defeating 13th ranked Georgetown on Friday night, the Hopkins women’s lacrosse teams continued their perfect season, now 10-0, while handing Georgetown its fourth loss and a 3-4 record. The 11th ranked Blue Jays scored the final two goals of regular time to send the game into overtime. In just over 90 seconds into overtime, senior Sarah Taylor scored the game-winning goal, defeating the Hoyas 11-10. Taylor’s goal provided the Blue Jays with their third win against a top 20 team this season and kept the Lady Jays undefeated.
Against a difficult field at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic South Regionals, the Hopkins women’s fencing team acquitted themselves well in their last meet of the year.
The Hopkins men’s baseball team started off their 2014 season this past weekend with a strong and undefeated 4-0 record. The Blue Jays swept both Rivier and Oneonta, outscoring both teams with a combined 35-16 runs. Many of the Blue Jays notched strong performances throughout the four games. However, senior captain Richie Carbone had a remarkable standout weekend. Carbone started off his 2014 season with three straight doubles, two runs and an RBI in a 4-3 victory over Rivier, while going 2-for-3 with his first career triple, a single and two RBIs in the Blue Jays' 18-7 win over Oneonta.
The Hopkins women’s track and field team had a very successful weekend at both the Tufts Last Chance Meet on Thursday and the ECAC Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships on Friday and Saturday. These are their last meets of the season before a select group heads out to Lincoln, Neb. for the NCAA Division III Championships on March 14 and 15.
After a delayed start to the season because of cold and snow, the Blue Jays opened up their season with a sweeping pair of daytime doubleheaders.
The Hopkins men’s fencing team participated in the 2014 NCAA Mid-Atlantic South Regional on Saturday hosted by Lafayette College. Sophomore Mark Zimmermann led the team with a ninth place finish. Sophomore John Petrie also earned a top-15 finish, placing 12th. Zimmermann and Petrie both achieved their 150th career wins on the day.
Free agency in the National Football League started off with a bang this past Tuesday afternoon. At 4 p.m., teams around the league were free to sign free agents to contracts, and GMs did not disappoint.
Two weekends ago, the Hopkins men’s basketball team pulled back-to-back upsets against Franklin & Marshall and Dickinson to win the Centennial Conference Championship for the first time since 2007. From this success, the team secured themselves a spot in the NCAA Division III championships this past weekend.