Weekly MIAC round-up

Jilly Wortman, Sports Reporter

Aidan Stromdahl
The women’s lacrosse team is currently 4–0 for conference games and recently celebrated a victory during their pride game to honor the LGBTQ+ community both within and outside the athletic department.

Women’s Lacrosse vs. Augsburg
Wednesday, April 14
W 18-6
The women’s lacrosse team dominated in a game against Augsburg. After this strong display of the team’s offensive skills, the team is now ranked in the number one spot for the conference.
This game was different from others this season due to the theme. This was Hamline’s and Augsburg’s third annual pride game. The game is meant to represent both team support for the LGBTQ+ community within the athletic department and beyond.

Aidan Stromdahl
Women’s lacrosse faced of against Cornell and earned their frst shutout in program history.

The stars of the game were seniors Maria Lewis and Maya Hernandez, who both scored four goals. Senior Ashley Hessler also had two goals and two assists, sophomore Taryn Leonard helped the Pipers out with three goals, and first year Emma Moe scored two as well.

Aidan Stromdahl
Softball has been busy with back-to-back double header games, taking on conference game after conference game.

Softball vs. Concordia
Thursday, April 15
L 1-9 L 1-9
Hamline’s softball team had their home opener games against Concordia College. The team played a doubleheader against Concordia and lost both games. Senior Alex Molloy pitched the whole first game and gave up nine runs. It was not until the second inning that the first points were scored, with Concordia scoring three.
The bottom of the seventh inning is when the Pipers made big moves. Molloy and senior April Jacobs both successfully got on base at the top of the inning. It was not until sophomore Nayeli Pallais-Yllescas loaded the bases and first year Kiana Island hit a grounder that Molloy scored Hamline’s only point for that game.
In the second game, the Pipers had six hits from six different players. In this game, senior Theresa Klinnert took to the mound. Again the Concordia Cobbers scored their first points in the second inning. It was not until the sixth inning when the Pipers scored their only point after senior Megan Rubbelke got to home base with assistance from Molloy and Klinnert.

Cathryn Salis
The number two doubles team, Isaac Hultberg and Dom Warzecha, battle it out on Bethel’s outdoor tennis courts.

Men’s Tennis at Bethel
Thursday, April 15
L 0-9
The men’s tennis team took on the Bethel Royals. The competition consisted of three doubles matches and six single matches.
First year Isaac Hultberg was the only athlete who took his match to three sets but eventually lost in the fourth set to a very close game. The number one singles match was played by senior Nazeer Robinson, which ended after the fourth game.
The Pipers will play again on April 17 against the Concordia Cobbers at home.

Cathryn Salis
The number one singles player, Nazeer Robinson, sets up a serve against Bethel in an intense match against their number one player.

Volleyball at St. Mary’s
Wednesday, April 14
L 1-3
The volleyball team took on the St. Mary’s Cardinals. There was a lot of individual success, but the team fell short. Junior Sydney Larson had a personal best during the game where she had a total of 20 kills out of her 42 swings. This was a team-high.
Sophomore Maggie Gavic and Senior Megan Rubbelke both ended the game in the double digits for number of digs. Each of the sets were close in points, but the Cardinals won the last three.
In the first set, the Pipers hit a .531 percentage, which helped secure their one victory. The Piper’s next game is Tuesday, April 20 at Gustavus Adolphus.