Week in Review



Defender Kees Westra in play during Sunday’s match against Kansas City at Championship Field.

The Redhawks kicked off the week strong with both women’s and men’s golf teams’ success in Fresno. At the Nick Watney Invitational, Sophomore Nathan Cogswell took fourth out of 92 golfers. Cogswell was named Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Golfer of the Week for his notable performance. The women competed at the Rose City Collegiate in Oregon, where first year Azumi Arai tied for 8 out of 70 competitors the best finisher for The Redhawks.

Volleyball fared well on Oct. 3 against the leading team of the WAC, Grand Canyon University, but lost three matches despite showing strength from the beginning. However, Sophomore Kailee Kurokawa completed 32 assists, marking a new personal best. Later in the week, Seattle U played California State University Bakersfield, but unfortunately dropped the game as well.

Women’s tennis travelled locally to Washington State University for the Cougar Classic Tournament. Sophomores Martina Asciuto and Jillian Rasmussen won the consolation bracket of the Gray Doubles. Asciuto and Sophomore Hannah Grossman both successfully stood out in the singles flight and even had the chance to compete against each other in the final, but elected not to do so.

The men’s and women’s cross country team traveled south to Tacoma, running at the Sundodger Invitational. Senior Olivia Stein ran to a first place finish with a time of 17:23.70 in the 5k, leading the women to first place overall. On the men’s side, Junior Hamza Ali ran a new personal best of 25:32.70 in the 8k and took 11 overall, finishing first for the Redhawks.

The women’s soccer team opened their WAC conference play with a win at Chicago State University. Senior Holly Rothering led the Redhawks in scoring with two goals, resulting in a 4-1 win. The team had 41 shots, setting a new program record. On Sunday, the team faced University of Kansas City Missouri, the winners of the 2018 WAC championship. The Redhawks finished with a 1-1 tie, with first-year Mo Nagel scoring her first career goal as a Redhawk.

Rounding out the week, men’s soccer played locally against Houston Baptist at Championship Field and shut them out with a 5-0 win. Junior Noe Meza was tied for the WAC lead in goals after his sixth this season. On Sunday, the men also fared against University of Kansas City-Missouri, where Sophomore Declan McGlynn took the lead for goals scored in the WAC with seven. McGlynn is the first Redhawk since 2015 to score a hat trick and was awarded the WAC Offensive Player of The Week. The Redhawks won 4-1.

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