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Week in sports, May 1

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Senior Delaney Kohler swings for the ball in a game against Carleton College on April 27.

Senior Delaney Kohler swings for the ball in a game against Carleton College on April 27.

Melanie Hopkins

Senior Delaney Kohler swings for the ball in a game against Carleton College on April 27.

Melanie Hopkins

Melanie Hopkins

Senior Delaney Kohler swings for the ball in a game against Carleton College on April 27.

Levi Jones, Sports Editor

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Men’s Tennis @St. Johns 1-8 L

With only two games left in the year Hamline had a tough challenge on Sunday, April 27 facing off against St. John’s. The night began with Hamline junior Jake Trondson winning his singles match. This continued the trend for this season, with one game left, Trondson currently sits at 15-3 in the singles competition. Unfortunately for the team, Trondson was the only one able to pull off a win on Saturday despite multiple strong performances from the team. The team’s final game was against Bethel on Sunday, April 28.

Women’s Tennis @ St. Catherine 2-7 L

Despite the loss on Saturday, April 27 Women’s Tennis did pull off a pair of wins. In singles First year Courtney Fenech defeated her opponent with scores of 6-2 and 6-3. This put Fenech at an overall rating of 10-2 in the season. The remainder of singles matches were close, though in the end St. Catherine did manage to take them all. In doubles Fenech stepped up again, this time with her partner senior Natalie Pieterick. The duo won their match 8-5, pushing Hamline’s final score to 2-7 for the night. Hamline’s record was 9-9 with one game left in the season the following Sunday against Bethel, where Hamline hopes to finish with a positive record.

Men’s and Women’s Track and Field @ Drake Relays

The Drake Relays are a prestigious event that sees competitors from D-I, D-II, and D-III schools. Hamline was one of these schools. The team saw strong performances from multiple athletes. One notable performance came from junior Jessie Juenemann, a thrower. Juenemann threw 150-1 on Saturday, putting her squarely in 15th place out of 29. Senior Gabrielle Brown ran the 100 hurdles on Saturday with a time of 14.34 seconds. Brown’s time placed her 24th in the event. The best performance of the day came from Hamline Senior Eric Dols. Dols managed a hammer throw of 200-2. Dols finished sixth out of 26 in the event, placing highest of his D-III competition.

Lacrosse @ Marian 20-3 W

The lacrosse team travelled to Oshkosh on Saturday, April 27. The Pipers were looking to clinch home field for their first game of the playoffs. The game started strong for the team, scoring three points in the first five minutes, before Marian broke the streak with a point of their own. This didn’t faze the pipers as they put the ball in the goal another seven times in the first half. Going into the second half Hamline had a comfortable 10-2 lead. The Pipers only allowed one point in the second half, the team remained consistent by scoring another ten points. The game ended 20-3 giving Hamline the win. The pipers are currently 15-1 in the season and will be playing at home in the first round of the upcoming playoffs. The last game of the regular season took place Sunday, April 28 against Concordia.

Softball @ Carleton 2-1 W, 0-4 L

Hamline softball played a pair of games against Carleton last Saturday. The night began with Hamline scoring fast, with two runs in the first inning. A stellar showing by Hamline pitcher,  junior Alex Molloy, kept Carleton in the dugout. In the seventh, Carleton managed to get one run, yet Hamline was able to end the game before Carleton could tie it up. The second game didn’t go as well for the Pipers. Carleton scored early in the first, and another two times in the third to put themselves three points ahead of Hamline. Despite having the bases loaded in the fourth inning, Hamline was unable to get anyone across home plate. The game ended with Carleton taking the win. Hamline is looking to take the fourth playoff spot, yet would need to win three out of their final four games, a task that is not easy, yet the team is up to. Hamline is currently 19-15 overall and 12-6 in the MIAC.

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