While most of campus was enjoying fall break in warmer, sunnier locales, the Cardinal football team was busy doing what it does best, improving to 3-1 with a 27-20 win at Bates. While Shea Dwyer ’10 is conspicuously absent from this week’s list of NESCAC honorees, having rushed for a pedestrian 169 yards on Saturday, two other Cardinals picked up the slack: Linebacker Cyprian Oyomba ’12 was named Defensive Player of the Week, while Kyle Weiss ’12 received Special Teams Player of the Week honors.
Cyprian, who ranks as the best tackler in the NESCAC (12.5 per game), had a game-high 16 tackles (10 solo) against Bates. He also recovered a fumble at the Bates 29 with 1:52 left in the game and the score tied 20-20, setting up Wesleyan’s game-winning drive. Kyle Weiss, whom you may know as the baseball team’s standout center fielder (i.e., this guy), punted five times for a 42.8-yard average, including a 60-yarder, and twice pinned Bates inside the 20. Oh, and he also threw an 80-yard TD pass in the second quarter that put Wes up 14-7.
And in other Wesleyan athletics news, the field hockey team improved to 9-3 today with a 12-0 win over Salve Regina, setting a program record for goals in a game. Alex Bean ’11 and Amy Blum ’14 each netted hat tricks, and Wesleyan had a 40-0 advantage in shots on the night. That’s called domination.