Wildcats Finish Strong at Larry Ellis Invitational
A group of 11 athletes wrapped up competition for Villanova at the Larry Ellis Invitational on Saturday afternoon. The highlights of the action at Weaver Stadium included personal best times in the 100 meters for senior Cory Serfoss (Easton, Pa.) and sophomore Peter Winslow (Stratham, N.H.). Also recording personal top times for the Wildcats were freshman Zach Swenson (Boulder, Colo.) in the 800 meters and redshirt freshman Drake Johnston (Santa Monica, Calif.) in the 1500 meters.
Wildcats Win Pair of Events on Final Day of Larry Ellis Invitational
A dozen athletes wrapped up competition for Villanova at the Larry Ellis Invitational on Saturday afternoon. The day was a strong one for the Wildcats, who registered a pair of first place finishes at the meet. Sophomore Caitlin Bungo (Pittsburgh, Pa.) won the 3000 meters and senior Kathleen McPhillips (Carlisle, Pa.) finished first in the pole vault.
Kate Poppe Breaks Villanova Career Strikeout Record in Game One
In the first game of their three game weekend series against the Providence Friars (10-19, 4-8 BIG EAST), the Villanova Wildcats (20-22, 7-7) were defeated by a score of 2-1 in 10 innings. Kate Poppe started the game with nine strikeouts to go to tie the all-time Villanova career strikeout record and she ended the game with 13 to tie and break the record.
Comeback Bid Falls Short as Wildcats Edged By Xavier, 7-6
Villanova (14-19, 2-3 BIG EAST) scored six unanswered runs in the third and fourth innings but neither team scored again after that as the Wildcats fell by a 7-6 final to Xavier (10-29, 1-7 BIG EAST) in the middle game of a three-game series at the Villanova Ballpark at Plymouth on Saturday afternoon. Villanova faced a 7-0 deficit after the top half of the third inning and nearly came all the way back before the rally stalled in the middle and later innings.
Villanova Uses Clutch Sixth Inning to Down Friars
In the second game of a doubleheader against the Providence Friars (10-19, 4-8 BIG EAST), the Villanova Wildcats (20-22, 7-7 BIG EAST) were victorious 5-4. The Wildcats used the sixth inning to break the tie and score what would be the game-winning run.
Williamsz Runs Second-Fastest Time In Nation in 1500 Meters
Junior middle distance runner Jordy Williamsz (Melbourne, Australia) and senior Rob Denault (Aurora, Ont.) each ran the equivalents of sub-four minute miles in the 1500 meters during competition at the Larry Ellis Invitational on Friday night. They posted times that rank second and sixth in the nation, respectively, so far this season in their races at Weaver Stadium as Villanova opened two days of competition at the meet. There were a total of 14 athletes competing for the Wildcats in three running and two throwing events on Friday night.
Retamar's Double in Eighth Inning Lifts Wildcats Over Xavier, 4-3
Sophomore catcher Zander Retamar (Boca Raton, Fla.) drove in the game-winning run with a two-out double in the bottom of the eighth inning and Villanova (14-18, 2-2 BIG EAST) won the opening game of a three-game series by a 4-3 count over Xavier (9-28, 0-7 BIG EAST) at the Villanova Ballpark at Plymouth on Friday afternoon. After overcoming a 2-0 deficit earlier in the game, the Wildcats snapped a 3-3 tie with Retamar's second hit of the game.
Wildcats Compete in Four Events on First Night of Larry Ellis Invitational
There were eight athletes in competition for Villanova at the Larry Ellis Invitational on Friday night. Two days of competition at Weaver Stadium opened with the Wildcats competing in two running and two throwing events. Freshman Erin Jaskot (Blauvelt, N.Y.) recorded a personal best time of in the 1500 meters and senior Abigail Freitag (Bridgeton, N.J.) established a personal best in the javelin.