POUGHKEEPSIE – The Vassar women’s basketball team fell 47-55 to St. Lawrence University on Saturday afternoon in the AFC.
No Brewer eclipsed double figures in the scoring category as both Julia Roellke and Samarah Cook had a team-high nine points for the Brewers. Roellke also led the way on the glass, grabbing seven rebounds against the Saints. Three Brewers had seven points with Sophie Nick, Ariella Rosenthal, and Nicole Teta all tallying the same amount.
Vassar played a strong first half, shooting nearly 52% from the floor to jump out to a 35-28 lead at the break. Roellke and Teta scored all of their points in the opening two quarters to give VC the seven-point advantage.
In the opening quarter, the Saints led by as much as eight points with under two minutes to play. But a run of points by Maeve Sussman and Cook cut the deficit to two by the end of the period. And in the second quarter, Ryan DeOrio put the Brewers ahead with two free throws early in the stanza.
Out of the break Vassar had one layup by Nick, but St. Lawrence finished the period with 15 straight points. The Brewers next basket didn’t come until Cook knocked down three free throws at the 6:44 mark of the fourth quarter. Nick then connected on a three-point attempt to cut the lead to two.
The Saints responded with a three by Kaelyn Kohlasch and never looked back. Marlee Gunn closed out the game at the free throw line, going 5-6 over the final 31 seconds.