WOW, what a weekend it has been. Here’s some highlights.
The Cross Country team went to NCAA National Championships in Hanover, Indiana and came home with some trophies. The women took third place overall and the men took seventh. Check out the XCountry website for details on who placed what.
Women’s Soccer beat Misericordia 5-1 yesterday with a hat-trick from Scarlett Kirk ’14. Kirk came through in the clutch once again with a goal in the final seconds of today’s game against Johns Hopkins to send the team to NCAA final four. Read more about the game here. The next game will be against Trinity of Texas in San Antonio on Friday, December 6th.
The Rugby team finally met its match in a hard-fought game against Penn State, with a final score of 34-12. The score was 12-12 at the half, but Penn State came out strong in the second half and the Panthers could not hold them off. Adam Schreiber ’14, starting outside center for the MCRC, summed it up:
We were obviously disappointed with the result, but we gave it everything we had and it was a joy to play in front of such a great crowd.
Women’s Basketball lost to 64-43 to Emmanuel. Men’s Basketball lost 80-69 yesterday to Stevenson and again 81-78 in overtime against St. Mary’s this afternoon.
The Fall Dance Show, “Press/Release,” featured eight magnificent dances choreographed and performed by students. Meredith White ’15 choreographed a psychedelic piece using some big ‘ol hoodies as costumes. She had this to say about the show:
The dance show was a good way to see into what’s been going on in some brains for the past 3 months. Seeing how different all the dances were made me realize how different everyone’s experience of those same 3 months was. I think it’s overall good news to learn that everyone else is crazy too.
Other dances were choreographed by Cameron McKinney, Vempati Chinna Satyam, Sasikala Penumarthi, Isabella Tudisco-Sadacca, Rachel Nuñez, Hai Do, Catherine Cabeen, and Jill Moshman. Get your tickets for the next dance show – Adeline Cleveland and Amy Donahue’s senior thesis show, “Figures of Speech,” on December 5th and 6th.
Last night was the final performance of Pentecost, a fantastic production of the art-history meets tower of babel meets cultural/political conflict play by David Edgar. Read middbeat’s glowing review here. The play starred the newly-redheaded and heavily-accented Tosca Giustini ’15 as Gabriella Pecs, not to mention a whole slew of talented student and professional actors and designers that also contributed. How was it, Tosca?
The language barriers in the rehearsal process necessitated a tight knit group of actors. We became very in tune with each other as an ensemble. Also i did not realize this was a funny play until opening night.
Coming next to a theater near you: Matt Ball’s Senior work in Directing, “Harm’s Way,” by Mac Welman. Get your tickets now.
Last but not least, up-and-coming student band, Fatheads, played two raucous shows in Burlington on Friday and Atwater Suite ACB on Saturday. Eric Benepe ’13.5, Austin Bergeron ’13, and Taylor Bickford ’14 make up the blues trio. Bickford had this to say:
Burlington was cool cause we got to play for a non-midd crowd, and in general i think head-fatness is up statewide.
In a move that is quickly becoming a trend, Public Safety shut down the concert in response to a noise complaint. While the mild-mannered concert goers were forced into silence, an Atwater party across the way raged on long into the night and disillusioned underclassmen wandered around campus in search of something fun to do besides get hammered. Look forward to more on this topic in the future.
Feel free to share your own thoughts about the above events or anything we missed!