Mason Club Sports: Post Competition Results

Posted: October 19, 2016 at 11:29 am

Mason Club sports

Post Competition report

Oct. 14-16

W. VOLLEYABLL– The women’s volleyball team hosted a Fall Invitational, their first tournament of the semester, this past Saturday. They started strong beating Johns Hopkins B (25-19, 25-21) and Longwood A (25-19, 25-23) before losing to ODU (23-25, 18-25). Keeping their spirits up, Mason went on to defeat Johns Hopkins A (22-25, 25-17, 15-4) in a comeback victory in the semi-finals. They faced ODU again in the finals, this time taking them to three games, but could not come out with the win, losing (25-23, 23-25, 8-15). Lindsay Simmons served five points straight points to gain a nine point lead over Johns Hopkins A in the third game of the semi-finals. Vanessa Frans got a crucial kill, despite being triple blocked, in the final match vs. ODU to gain back the serve and bring the score to 21-23. Lastly, outside hitter, Zimako Chucks, got two consecutive kills in the second set of the final match to keep Mason alive, though it wasn’t enough to take down the tough opponent.


TRIATHLON– The Triathlon team competed in an event hosted by Liberty University at Smith Mountain Lake State Park. Among their competitors were Liberty, Georgetown, and George Washington. Emily Jakob led the team with a time of 2:42:39 followed by Sonja Arnold-Keifer (2:43:40), Elizabeth Dupuis (3:31:33), Erik Stafira (2:49:19), Maddie Treiber (3:32:46), and Vannette Gonzalez (3:53:09).


QUIDDITCH– The Quidditch team competed at “A Cup Worth Fighting For” in Charlottesville, VA. They started off with a win over VCU with a score of 160*-20. They then lost a close game to the Richmond Ravens 70-100* but stayed positive and went on to beat UVA 140*-30. Unfortunately, they lost their last match to VCU 80-110*. This tournament gave a lot of their new players an opportunity to gain experience and it was amazing to see how much they have learned and improved since the start of the semester.


ICE HOCKEY-The Hockey team was in action this weekend at the Kettler Iceplex where they took on George Washington. Mason lost to George Washington 7-5 in a very high scoring affair. Tyler Dagostino led Mason in goals netting three to get a hat trick and Kevin Diner scored two goals of his own. The team looks to rebound this weekend on their three game road trip.


TRAP & SKEET– Trap and Skeet competed at the 10th Annual Hokie Invitational at the Fun Gun Farm in Pulaski, VA on Saturday and Sunday. Among their competitors were Virginia Tech, Virginia Military Institute, and the University of Delaware. Although Virginia Tech was the victor on both days, Derek Vacco took second in men’s Sporting Clays and first in men’s Skeet. Additionally, Stephanie Treme took first in women’s Sporting Clays, second in women’s skeet, first in women’s Doubles Trap, and first in women’s high overall.


FIELD HOCKEY-The Field Hockey team competed at Johns Hopkins University and Georgetown University this weekend. GMU dominated JH 5-0 with goals scored by Annie Rutherford (1), Shannon Lobb (2), and Robin Gordon (2). On Sunday, the team put up a tough fight and ended the game tied 0-0 against Georgetown.

 M. VOLLEYBALL– Men’s Volleyball competed at the 10th Annual Derrick Beckner Memorial Tournament at JMU this past weekend. The team played 5 matches: Remix Squad (Lost in 2 sets), Salisbury (Won in 2 sets), Pittsburgh A (Lost in 2 sets), ODU (Won in 2 sets), and Pittsburgh B (Lost in 2 sets). The Volleyball team looks forward to hosting their next tournament on Nov.5th.

M. ULTIMATE– Men’s Ultimate Frisbee traveled to UMBC this past weekend to compete in the school’s Fall Flight tournament. Results from the tournament are listed below.

  • St. Mary’s University (13-1, W) vs. Towson X (13-9 W)
  • UMBC X (13-5, W) vs. Towson Y (12-9 L)
  • UMBC Y (13-10, L)

The team had an overall successful weekend and looks forward to competing in their next tournament at home on Nov.5th.


EQUESTRIAN– Equestrian was back at it this weekend competing at the Towson University IHSA Show. The team came in 4th place overall with 30 points, however had a successful showing and placed well individually. Individual results are posted below.

Megan Hagarty- 1st on flat & 4th over fences               Amanda Mallory- 2nd on flat

Elizabeth Dorrian- 3rd on flat                                       Theresa Litzinger- 6th on flat

Kirsten Van Nortwick- 5th over fences                        Nicole Ochsenknet- 5th on flat

Sarah Younes- 2nd over fences & 5th on flat                Alina Parikh- 5th on flat

Casey Flanagan- 5th on flat                                          Cody Gibson 2nd on flat

W. BASKETBALL– Women’s Club Basketball had an outstanding opening weekend! The team traveled to ODU and played 5 games, sweeping them all! W&M (54-19, W), Christopher Newport (56-26, W), ODU (41-39, W), Radford (37-24, W), UNCW (51-24, W). The ladies hope to keep the winning streak alive in their next set of games.

W. RUGBY– Women’s Rugby Club traveled to GW this past weekend (19-49, L). The team will look to rebound this Saturday (10/22) at University of Maryland.

FOOTBALL– Club Football hosted University of Pittsburgh this past Saturday, as their last home game of the year. The team had a packed stadium filled with family and friends to cheer them on during their family/alumni weekend game. Coming off a 3-game losing streak the team had some fire under them, and it showed as they dominated Pitt for a score of 42-12 (Win)! Xavier Savannah looked to be the MVP of the game, recording 3 touchdowns.

FENCING– Fencing Club opened their season at University of Maryland at the CHAOS Open Invitational. The team had a great showing. The most notable highlight came from Kim Wong, who placed 1st out of 26 for the Gold medal win. This was Wong’s first college tournament and the first individual Gold medal for GMU in two years!

CREW- Crew Club hosted a HUGE event this past weekend at Sandy Run Rowing Facility. In attendance were UNC, Virginia Tech, and UVA; that’s just to name a few. With great weather and some great competition the team took to the water. Listed below are results for the weekend.

Masters 65-69 Mens 1X                       College Frosh/Novice Mens 4+

1st Place- Bob Spousta             2nd– Men’s Novice Four

Open Mens 4+                         Open Men’s 8+

4th– Men’s “A” Four                 2nd– Men’s Varsity Eight

5th– Men’s “B” Four                 7th– Men’s Second Varsity Eight

7th– Men’s “C” Four                 College Frosh/Novice Mens 8+

7th– Men’s Novice Eight          

W. SOCCER– Women’s Club Soccer took on John Hopkins this past Saturday. After a tough 90 minutes, GMU came up on top (2-1, W)! Goals were scored by the Blondin twins, Maggie and Katie!

M. SOCCER– Men’s Club Soccer also competed against John Hopkins and came out with a win (3-2)!

POWERLIFTING– Powerlifting Club traveled to Atlanta, GA this past week to compete at the USAPL Raw Nationals. The team had an amazing showing! Results are listed below.

74kg Weight Class Junior and Open Division

Josiah Vivero: Placed 6/29 Jr Division, 7/40 Open Division; Best Lifts: 523.5lbs Squat

93kg Weight Class Junior Division

Adrian Acuna: Placed 29/42 Junior Division; Best Lifts: 473.9lbs Squat, 303.1lbs Bench

120+ kg Weight Class Teen 3 Division

JT Malaschebich: Placing 2/3 Teen 3 Division; Best Lifts: 462.9lbs Squat, 347.2lbs Bench

Highlights of the event include, Ray Williams, who became the first man to squat 1005lbs raw and holds the current squat record for the 120+ kg weight class Open Division. Alumni and MPC Coach Gabrielle Mamani re-broke her Junior American deadlift record with 398.8lbs for the 57kg weight class Junior Division.