The Seattle University Women’s Basketball team spent their Valentine’s Day taking on the University of Texas Rio-Grande Valley (UTRGV) into overtime.
Seattle U put up a good fight in the first half. The Redhawks went into the locker room trailing by just one, with UTRGV up 28-29. They continued their fight and were able to tie UTRGV at 62-62, forcing overtime. In overtime, Seattle U fell short as the final buzzer solidified a 74-70 win for UTRGV.
Junior Joana Alves led the way for Seattle U with 22 points and 9 rebounds.
Seattle U finished off their week at home by taking on the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) leaders New Mexico State University.
Going into the first half, the Redhawks looked strong as they secured a 41-34 lead at the end of the first half. The Aggies came back into the second half and fought their way to an 83-72 victory over the Redhawks.
Junior guard Carla Bieg finished with a personal season-high of 18 points and First-year Courtney Murphy added 15 points.
Track and Field
Women’s track and field had their final indoor meet before heading to the WAC indoor Track and Field Championships this week in Nampa, Idaho.
In the meet, held at the University of Washington, Sophomore sprinter Michaela Moore ran a 7.82 in the 60-meter dash. Sophomore distance runner Elle Stien ran a personal record in the 3K, clocking in a time of 10:48.21 along with Junior Thea Folk, with a new personal best in the event with a 10:53.05 finish. First-year throwers Jami Tresselt (11.76m), Tallia Solva (10.68m) and Sylvia Hendrix (10.38m) all threw collegiate personal records in the shot put.
The Seattle U Women’s Softball team fought their way to an undefeated weekend at the Gaming Rebel Classic in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Redhawks started their weekend Feb. 15 against Fordham University winning 11-3 and Georgetown University where again they dominated, winning 13-3. Seattle U continued their series on Feb. 16, where they took on University of Hawai’i, playing a tighter game and winning 5-3. After this, they took on Miami OH University and rattled off yet another consecutive win with a final score of 7-2. Seattle U finished off their weekend Feb. 17, taking on Weber State and securing a 9-3 victory to complete their sweep of the weekend games.
Sophomore catcher Bailey Thompson helped lead the Redhawks to an unbeaten weekend, racking up five home runs, 8 hits, drove 11 runs in and tallied up 6 runs. Redshirt Sophomore pitcher Carley Nance gave up two runs and struck out four batters in her 3.2 innings pitching.
The Seattle U softball team travels to Davis, California to the Aggie Invitational on Feb. 22 – Feb. 24.
Seattle U Women’s Tennis team had a standout 7-0 sweep against the University of Puget Sound (UPS) on Feb. 15 at the Amy Yee Tennis Center.
Senior Lily-Ana Kreutzer and Junior Kali McCollister came out of their respective singles matches with 6-0 victories. First-year Jillian Rasmussen had a 6-1 singles victory, and Sophomores Hannah Gianan (6-1, 6-1) and Kyra Jung (6-2, 6-1) had back to back singles victories.
McCollister and First-year Aranza Sanabria shined in their doubles match as they pulled away with a 6-0 win over UPS.
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