EC Sports Roundup: Week of March 6th - 12th, 2017

Trace Nardi
Staff Writer

Women’s Lacrosse – March 11, 2017

The EC women’s lacrosse team suffered an 11-3 loss to Hanover College. Their record now stands at 0-2 for the season. Hanover scored nine straight goals to take the game. 

With 14:41 left in the opening half, sophomore Ellen Brown cut the lead in half. Back to back goals by freshman Megan Keener and Brown broke the streak for Hanover and pushed the final score to 11-3.

For the Bluejays, Brown led with two goals and 11 ground balls. Keener took the loss and surrendered six goals and made four saves.

Junior Grade Knoebel took over in the net for the second half and completed seven saves and allowed five goals.

The Bluejays were outshot by Hanover by 30-11 in the game and held a 37-23 edge in ground balls.

On March 15, EC will host Benedictine at 4 p.m. 

Men’s Wrestling– March 10, 2017

Three Bluejays closed out the 2016-2017 wrestling season by competing at the NCAA Division III Championships. 

Junior Jared Braun (133), junior Anthony Munoz (125) and sophomore Keone Derain (157) were two wins short of achieving All American Honors.  

Braun scored a takedown to take a first-round victory. With a 2-1 lead in the second period,  two more takedowns in the third lead to a 10-3 lead while the match ended in an 11-3 win.

In his second match, Braun was pinned at 2:51.

Munoz lost his first match in a 3-1 overtime loss. In the consolation round, Munoz suffered a 6-2 defeat.

In the opening round, Derain suffered a 5-4 loss. In the consolation round, Derain again fell in a 3-1 loss.

Men’s Baseball – March 6, 2017

The season now stands at 2-2 as the EC men’s baseball team dropped two games to University of Chicago and Loras College.

The Bluejays lost their opening game to University of Chicago with a score of 13-12. In the second game, EC lost 5-1 to Loras College to tie up the season.

Chicago 13, EC 12-

Junior Reagan McReynolds scored a three run homer and drove in a team high of seven runs in the game.

The Bluejays took the lead twice in the game, but Chicago came back to tie the game at 9-9. The Bluejays moved ahead with RBI’s from sophomore Jacob McMillan and McReynolds in the seventh and then senior Ben Havel doubled in McReynolds, but could not seal the win.

McReynolds led the way for EC with three hits, three runs scored and seven driven in. Havel added pair of doubles and a run driven in. Senior Evan Berliner added two hits, scored three runs and a home run. Sophomore Trey Compton scored three runs for the Bluejays.

Junior Kiko Mari took the loss in relief, allowed seven runs and five hits in 2.2 innings. Mari walked four and had one strike out.

Loras 5, EC 1-   

With four runs scored against them in the bottom of the eighth, the Bluejays lost their second game.

With a solo homerun in the first inning, Havel gave EC an early lead. Ultimately, it was the only run of the game for the Bluejays.

Loras tied the game in the bottom of the third and scored four runs in the bottom of the eighth.

The Bluejays neglected to take advantage of opportunities to score in the game by leaving runners in scoring positions several times.

Junior Daryl Rivera started for the Bluejays, pitched 7.1 innings and allowed only five hits and three runs before he took the loss in the game.