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Staff Picks: A Year of SU Sports and Review

Comeback Against Colorado (M. Basketball)

In March, the men’s basketball team successfully completed a second half comeback to defeat the Colorado Buffaloes, sending them to the semifinals of the College Basketball Invitational. Down nine at the half, the Redhawks stymied a potent Colorado offense with excellent defense and rebounding. Dynamic senior guard duo Isiah Umipig and Jarell Flora had a packed Connelly Center roaring

Bunting in Extras (Baseball)

During an April 2 match up versus Sacramento State, the Seattle U Redhawk baseball team put together a unique eleven-inning effort and collected a win that tied them for a first in the WAC. After sophomore Griffin Andreychuk completed a wizardly double play from short to retire the Hornets in the top of the eleventh, a Michael McAnn sac bunt would seal the deal.

Holding the Line (W. Volleyball)

For the second night in a row, the Seattle U volleyball team went above and beyond the call of duty to beat the University of Missouri-Kansas City in dramatic fashion. Down 12-9 in the fourth set, the Redhawks rallied to tie the set at 14-14 thanks in part to an important kill and a block assist from sophomore Sydney Schafer, forcing a fifth set and eventual win.

Seattle U Men 1-0 Oregon State

A standout victory for the Men’s team this past fall was a solid performance against the then No. 24 ranked Oregon State. Freshman Alex Roldan found the net for his first time in this match; a first half strike that was enough to secure the win. Following Roldan’s goal the Redhawks backline showed true spirit to command the rest of the match and keep the clean sheet, even keeping Beaver forward Khriy Shelton at bay, who now plays professionally for New York City FC.

Seattle U Women 2-1 Washington State

The first round NCAA tournament game saw Seattle U travel to No. 23 ranked Washington State. After finishing regulation tied 1-1, the game went into a second overtime period before midfielder Natasha Howe scored the game winner, propelling Seattle U to the second round of the national tournament. The match gave Seattle U a well-deserved victory against a top Pac-12 opponent, and showcased that the program can compete on a national level. Watch next year as the Women’s team goes for their third straight WAC title and birth to the NCAA tournament.

Women’s Basketball

After suffering a 31-point loss against Utah Valley in February, the Redhawk women’s basketball team would get the final word on the Wolverines by knocking them out of WAC tournament first round in a 64-62 nailbiter. Taelor Ross was a force on the court, scoring 22 points, grabbing 14 boards, rejecting five shots, and taking three steals in her fourth double-double of the year.

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