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This Week In Sports: 3/22/24

Jess Palmer-Sammons ’26 earned CWPA Player of the Week honors last week for her play on the water polo team. Photo courtesy of Macalester Athletics.

Women’s track competes at NCAA Championships 

• Diarra Chatham ’27 comp ete d in the 60 meter dash at the NCA A Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships in Vir ginia Beach, Va. on March 8. She came in 20th with a time of 7.83 seconds. 

Water polo opens conference play with win 

• To star t spring break, the Scot s took a three-game non-conference road trip to California, where they went 2-1, with wins over Whittier College and Caltech and a loss to Chapman University. 

• Alana Nadolski ’26 scored seven goals on the weekend and Pooja Bucklin ’27 added six of her own, as the duo led the Scots in scoring in the Golden State. Nadolski logged five of her goals in the Scots’ 10-8 victory over Whittier College.

• To finish the break , the Scots opened conference play in the Collegiate Water Polo Association with a 13-6 win over Carthage College in Kenosha, Wis.

• Jess Palmer-Sammons ’26 le d the Scot s with four goals. Bucklin added three goals to her tally, and Nadolski added two to hers in the dominant victory.

• For their play this week, Palmer Sammons won CWPA Player of the Week honors and Bucklin won CWPA Rookie of the Week honors. 

Men’s tennis break seven in Orlando 

 • The Scots took their spring break trip to Florida, where they los t their first two games to Ohio Northern University and Ithaca College before finishing with a pair of wins agains t Ro ger Williams Univer sity and Western Connec ticut State.

• Lewis Jolly ’24 went undefeated during the trip, winning all four of his singles matches in two set s each. Three of his wins came on fifth singles, and the final came on third singles, in the Scots’ 9-0 shutout of Western Connecticut.

• Alec Sargent ’25, Jordan Doi ’25, Kevin Mortimer ’27 and Lucas Wood ’25 each won three out of their four singles matches each over break. 

Baseball tumbles on Tucson trip

• The Scots spent their spring hiatus playing in the Tucson Invitational in Arizona, where they struggled to find wins, going 3-7 on the week. They logged two wins over Crown College and one over Edgewood College, breaking up an otherwise unsuccessful trip.

• Macalester’s win against Edgewood featured their largest offensive explosion of the season as the Scots scored 11 runs in the first inning and never looked back en route to a 19-9 victory in just seven innings.

• Matt Odom ’24 scored 11 runs on the week for the Scots, followed by Raymond McCaskey ’26 who scored 10 of his own. Odom, Bowman Wingard ’25 and Evan Kang ’26 each logged home runs during the week. 

• The Scots’ toughest games of the week came against Southwest Minnesota State University, who beat them 10-0 and against the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges, who beat them 14-0, marking the second and third times the Scots have been shut out this season. 

Softball swings hard in Florida

• The Scots took their spring trip to Florida and finished with several dominant wins, going 7-3 in official games and 1-1 in exhibition play on the week. Macalester had shutout wins against Ripon College (in exhibition), Hamilton College and Earlham College, as well as shutout losses to University of Wisconsin-Platteville and Utica University.

• Tess Bojorquez ’27 pitched the first official shutout against Hamilton on March 14, throwing five batters out without a walk or an error across all seven innings.

• Rileigh Morlock ’27 took over in the second official shutout later that day, throwing nine batters out across seven innings. She also gave up no walks and committed no errors. 

• In the Scots’ official matchup with Ripon, where the two teams engaged in a back-and-forth battle. Trailing by one going into the bottom half of the second, the Scots found themselves down to their last out with one runner on base. After a walk and a hit-by-pitch, Macalester loaded the bases for Alli Johnson ’27, who singled to send Emily Pedersen ’24 and Elsa Church ’24 home for the walk-off victory.  

Johnson won MIAC Softball Player of the Week honors for her efforts last week, hitting .444 and logging five doubles across eight games. 

 Women’s tennis lets it fly in Florida 

The women’s tennis Scots traveled to Orlando, Fla. for their spring trip last week, where they logged a 3-1 record. They started with a 2-6 loss to Ohio Northern University before rattling off three straight wins against Roger Williams University, Western Connecticut State and Franciscan University. 

Elizabeth Trevathan ’26 and Savannah Haugen ’26 both went undefeated in singles matches, with Trevathan logging all four of her wins on fourth singles and Haugen logging all three of her wins on fifth. 

Trevathan and Haugen also combined for a monster 8-1 win on second doubles against Roger Williams. 

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