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June 2, 2020

Sports




Team effort propels M.Basketball to win

After a win against McDaniel College and a loss to Ursinus, the Hopkins men's basketball team moved to 15-8 overall and 11-5 in the Centennial Conference.  With the win against McDaniel, the Blue Jays clinched a berth into the Centennial Conference tournament.  With two games left in the regular season, the Blue Jays are tied for second place in the conference with Muhlenberg College and Dickinson College.


W. Basketball improves record to 14-9

This past Wednesday the Hopkins women's basketball team took on Centennial Conference opponent McDaniel.  Despite a strong game from senior forward Alex Vassila, the Blue Jays fell to the Green Terror by a score of 57-50.  Vassila led the way with 18 points and nine rebounds on the night. McDaniel took the lead 47-44 with five minutes left in the fourth quarter and never looked back.  Hopkins rallied late to bring it within one point at 51-50 with a 1:03 left, but missed their final three shots of the game as their comeback fell short.


Wrestling tops 16th ranked Messiah

Friday evening at Goldfarb Gymnasium turned into one of the strongest victories in Hopkins Wrestling history. With an impressive adversary in 16th-ranked Messiah, the Blue Jays were more than aware of the type of team effort it would take to take down the Falcons.


Athlete of the Week- Josiah Yiu

Slicing his way through the competition, freshman Josiah Yiu has electrified the collegiate fencing world with precision and energy. At the Duke Invitational this past weekend, Yiu won 11 of his 14 bouts, leading the Jays in overall wins and extending his debut season record to 42-12. The News-Letter sat down with the freshman to ask him about his whirlwind season and aspirations for post-season playoffs.


Men's fencing team enjoys 6-3 weekend

The men’s fencing team was on the road last weekend, traveling to Durham, North Carolina for the Duke Invitational on Feb. 9 and returning to Homewood for the MACFA Round Robin on Feb. 10. The squad went 6-3 overall for the weekend.


Personal records pace Hopkins

The Hopkins Women’s track team competed in the Navy Multi-Madness Meet and the Bucknell Winter Classic this past weekend. After breaking several records at both meets, the Blue Jays have added greater prestige to their already remarkable season.


W. Fencing dices opponents, goes 6-0

The Hopkins women’s fencing team — now en-route to their fourth straight title — dominated the Eastern Women’s Fencing Conference Championship this past weekend in Baltimore. The team managed to go unbeaten in six matches to claim the top spot and, in each match up, the Blue Jays blew away the competition.


M. Track competes against Division I

This past weekend, the Hopkins men’s track & field team competed at the prestigious Bucknell Classic. The Blue Jays faced off against some of the top Division III track teams in the region, along with several Division I schools.


Athlete of the Week: Alex Vassila

Apart from inscribing her name in the record books, senior women’s basketball star Alex Vassila has got the Blue Jays on a roll. Vassila’s leadership and unselfish play currently has Hopkins sitting in third place in the Centennial Conference standings, primed to make a strong run in the conference tournament. Before the final week of regular season play, Alex Vassila took some time out of her busy schedule to answer a few questions for The News Letter.


Men's Track continues highly successful season

After a very successful weekend filled with record-breaking runs and Centennial Conference bests at the Penn State and Thomson Invitational meets, the Hopkins men’s track team carried the momentum into the Seamus McElligot Invitational. The squad continued to set personal bests in team and individual events despite facing the stiff competition of Haverford. Highlights included exceptional performances in the long jump, triple jump, and high jump.



W. Track remains dominate in multiple events

The Hopkins women’s track and field team has officially entered the crux of their season.  This past weekend, the team competed in both the Seamus McElligot Invitational and the Armory Collegiate Invitational. Throughout the course of these two tournaments, the Blue Jays dominated in multiple events.


Baltimore claims second Super Bowl

After an entire offseason, the draft, training camp, pre-season, 17 regular season games, three playoff games, 57 minutes of Super Bowl intensity and a 34 minute power outage, the Baltimore Ravens’ season came down to five yards.


Men's Basketball on five game win streak

The Hopkins men’s basketball team had a whirlwind week, going undefeated against conference foes Gettysburg and Swarthmore in dramatic fashion. Topping their opponents 64-59 and 67-61, respectively, the Jays are now 10-4 in conference play and are riding a five game winning streak.


W.Basketball coach wins 600th game

As the month of January came to a close, the Lady Jays managed to continue their success and carry their momentum into February. With two wins in pivotal games against Centennial Conference opponents last week, the team managed to improve their record to 13-9 overall. To compliment the wins, head coach Nancy Funk reached a career milestone.



Robinson paces track team

Over the course of this past weekend, the Hopkins men’s and women’s track and field teams traveled to Penn State and University of Delaware to compete in the Penn State National Invitational and the Delaware Thomson Invitational. Throughout the course of these two tournaments, several individual records were broken.


W.Basketball wins by 45

Since the middle of December, the Hopkins women’s basketball team has played in 11 additional games.  During that time, the Lady Jays went 8-3, bringing their record to 9-6 in the Centennial Conference and 10-9 overall.  Dating back to Jan. 8, the team has won eight of their last nine games, all in conference.


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