Week In Review

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Week In Review

Outside hitter Eve Kerschenbaum was too much for Kansas City’s front line.

Outside hitter Eve Kerschenbaum was too much for Kansas City’s front line.

Javier Plascencia

Outside hitter Eve Kerschenbaum was too much for Kansas City’s front line.

Javier Plascencia

Javier Plascencia

Outside hitter Eve Kerschenbaum was too much for Kansas City’s front line.

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Women’s


Golf

Due to weather conditions, the University of Washington (UW) Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational tournament was shortened to two rounds of 18 instead of the traditional four. It was a challenge for Seattle University, but in the end Junior Kimberlee Tottori finished the tournament in 14th place within a field of 60.

Following Tottori was Senior Krystal Hu, who scored 78-80 at 14-over. Behind Tottori and Hu, Junior Vendela From finished with a score of 81-78. First-year Azumi Arai rounded out the field of Redhawks with 81 and 80, while Junior Keisha Lugito wrapped up with 81 over two rounds.

Volleyball

Seattle University’s Volleyball team started the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) tournament with a comfortable victory over Chicago State University. The final score was 3-1, with Junior Rachel Stark leading the Redhawks. Stark earned the match-best with 17 kills on a .350 hitting, while also achieving nine digs and five blocks. Eve Kerschenbaum also had a notable performance with 14 kills, nine digs and four aces. The Redhawks continued the tournament, playing WAC rival Kansas City.

The Redhawks fought through a tough five-set match but came up short, losing 3-2 to Kansas City. Stark continued her good form in the match with 17 kills.

Swimming

Seattle U Swimming opened the season with notable performances at the Logger Relays, winning seven out of nine events. During the 1000-yd freestyle event, First-year Alexa Hoeper set a new record after finishing in 10:30.06. She also won the 200-yard medley relay event with First-year Danika Himes and Juniors Bryn Lasher and Allison Plamondon.

The Redhawks will continue their season on Oct. 18 at the Redhawk Center.

Soccer

A historic night at Champion Field was the best way to describe the victory of Seattle U’s soccer team against California State University Bakersfield. The victory marked Head Coach Julie Woodward’s 300th win as she heads into her 23rd consecutive season at Seattle U. Sophomore Leahi Manthei and Senior Jessie Ray scored two goals in the game to lead the Redhawks to a victory.

Seattle U continued the week faring well against New Mexico State. An astounding offensive performance led the Redhawks to a dominant 5-0 victory. Manthei scored one goal and two assists for the Redhawks, and Manthei accompanied Ray and Midfielder Sophomore Gabe Jillings to create a killing trio. The Redhawks will continue their season, going head-to-head against Grand Canyon on Oct. 18 in Phoenix.

Men’s


Soccer

Looking to continue their strong play from the recent three-game homestand, the Seattle University Men’s Soccer team kicked off a two- game Western Athletic Conference (WAC) road trip with a Friday night game at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV). It was a hard fought, closely contested, back-and-forth match that ultimately ended in a 2-2 draw after neither side could punch in the game-winning goal in overtime.

Despite UNLV taking an early one- goal lead, the Redhawks responded by scoring the next two goals of the game. A few minutes after UNLV scored, Sophomore Declan Mcglynn crossed into the box and found the feet of teammate Graduate Student Nkosi Burgess, who slotted it in.

In the second half, First-year James Morris beat the opponent’s defense and scored to give Seattle U the lead. However, UNLV converted a penalty kick late in the match to re-tie the game and force the unfruitful extra-time period.

On Oct. 13, the Redhawks ventured to Arizona for another WAC clash against Grand Canyon University. The Redhawks won 1-0 thanks to excellent defense and the game- winning goal around the 60th minute by Redshirt Senior Forward Cody Buchanan. Redshirt Sophomore Akili Kasim got his seventh shutout of the season as he and the defenders in front of him continued their excellent play. The Redhawks are next in action on Saturday with another WAC road match against Bakersfield.

Swimming

On Saturday, Oct. 12, the Seattle U Men’s Swimming team began their 2019-20 season in winning fashion at the Logger Relays in Puget Sound.

The Redhawks won three of nine races, giving them the victory as they ended the meet 36 points ahead of the runner-up team. They won the 3×100 yd butterfly, 200 freestyle, and 400 freestyle relays.

The Redhawks also had two trios finish second and third in the 200 yd medley relay and the 3×100 backstroke relay. In the 3×100 medley relay, First-year Will Corona raced the first leg and posted a time of 51.78 seconds—qualifying him for the individual medley event at the National Invitational Championships.

After a successful start to their season, the Redhawks look to continue their success as they host Grand Canyon University this coming Friday at the Redhawk Center.

Golf

On Oct. 14, the Seattle U Men’s Golf team began play at the two-day Oregon State Invitational hosted by Oregon State in Corvallis, Oregon. Representing Seattle U at the tournament were Sophomores Nathan Cogswell, Jack Rahon and Frederico Guttierez as well as Junior Quinton Borseth and Senior Greg Gionfriddo. After the first day of play, Cogswell remained the highest scoring Redhawk tied for 21st in the standings.

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