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Women’s Week in Review: Volleyball Advances to WAC Tournament

At their final home game of the year, the Seattle University Women’s Volleyball team lost to Western Athletic Conference (WAC) rival Utah Valley University (UVU). The game ended after four sets with scores of 25-17, 25-27, 17-25 and 19-25.

Sophomore Eve Kerschenbaum led the Redhawks with 19 kills and a .353 hitting effort. Sophomore Hitter Sofia Sanchez also had a notable performance with double-future kills and three blocks to boot.

First-years Ezgi Ozkan and Lauren McCabe followed their teammates’ successes, with Ozkan garnering a match-best of 44 assists and McCabe with seven blocks.

Although the Redhawks led the Wolverines in blocks 10-9, they trailed in kills 59-49 which ultimately cost them the match.

On Nov. 17, Seattle U traveled to Riverside to face California Baptist University (CBU). The Redhawks outhit the Lancers .183 to .112, finishing with a 40-30 advantage and securing a spot in the upcoming WAC Tournament.

Kerschenbaum had another impressive performance, hitting a match-best in attacks at .458. Junior Libero Tijana Milojevic also aided the Redhawks defensively, racking up a match-best of 11 digs.

The win secured the Redhawks a WAC Tournament appearance, as they obtained the sixth-seed. The team will travel to Orem, Utah on Nov. 21, where they will face No. 3-seeded Kansas City. The game is scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m.

Cross Country

Finishing in 28th place as a team, the Seattle U Women’s Cross Country team concluded their season at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) West Regional Championships on Nov. 15.

Senior Olivia Stein led the Redhawks with a record-breaking performance, finishing 61st overall in a time of 21:09.5 for the 6k. This marked the highest ever finish for a Seattle U athlete at the meet. Junior Rachel Kastama and First-year Delaney Griffin also had notable performances, finishing in 22:24.6 and 22:39.9 respectively.

The Redhawks will have a two- month hiatus while they train for indoor track season, with the first meet slated for January.

Swimming

The Seattle U Swimming team featured tremendous performances during two days of head-to-head competition at Alaska-Fairbanks University. With seven first-place finishes and two event sweeps, personal records were rewritten for the majority of the team.

Sophomore Emma McGill, Junior Emily Bakewell and First-year Michaela Day swept the 1650-yard freestyle, going 1-2-3 respectively. The 200 medley featured similar success, as the Redhawk quartet of Junior Allison Plamondon, First-year Danika Himes, Junior Bryn Lasher and Senior Margaux Thompson took second place in a time of 1:51.30.

The Redhawks look to build upon their success, heading back into action next weekend as they visit Puget Sound University on Nov. 23.

Basketball

The Seattle U Women’s Basketball team lost a late match to Northern Arizona University (NAU), as they led the game during the majority of the fourth quarter but were ultimately not able to hold on during the final quarter.

Senior Kamira Sanders had a phenomenal performance regardless of the end result, matching her career high with 30 points. Sophomore Sarah Rahon and Senior Joana Alves also played well, looking to turn the game around late in the third and fourth quarters of the match through successive layups scored.

The game was close with 8:03 remaining and the Redhawks leading 66-65, but six straight points for NAU signaled the outcome of the game.

The team returns home for their next matchup, where they will host Idaho University. The game is set for Nov. 20 at 6:00 p.m.

Men’s Week in Review: Basketball Victorious over PU

The Seattle University Men’s Basketball team rebounded from a disappointing loss by picking up a 115-81 victory over Pacific University (PU) on Nov. 12. The victory also marked Coach Hayford’s 400th win in his career.

Both teams began the game strong, with PU making 10 three-pointers in the first half. Regardless, the Redhawks were able to take a lead heading into halftime thanks to excellent play from Redshirt Senior Myles Carter and Redshirt Junior Terrell Brown.

In the second half, Seattle U turned Redhawks began to turn things Racing against the best collegiate the game into a blowout victory as they tightened up their defense while continuing their stellar offensive play. Carter finished with a career high 37 points and 15 rebounds, and Brown continued his impressive season by scoring 19 points.

The team then traveled across the country, where they played Syracuse University as part of the 2019 National Invitation Tournament (NIT) Season Tip-Off tournament on Saturday. In the first half, the Redhawks struggled with shooting as they went just 1-of- 12 from three.

Syracuse was able to capitalize and take a 44-26 lead heading into halftime. In the second half, the around as the team found their three point stroke.

At one point in the game, Seattle U reduced the score deficit to seven, but Syracuse held the lead and won the game 89-67. Brown led the Redhawks with 23 points.

Seattle U’s next game will take place at the University of Mississippi on Tuesday as part of the NIT Tip-Off tournament.

Cross Country

On Nov. 15, the Seattle U Cross Country team finished their season by competing at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) West Regional Championships in Colfax, Washington.

runners on the west coast for the chance to move on to the National Championships, the men’s squad finished in 26th place as a team.

Junior Nathan Pixler posted the best time for the Redhawks, covering the 10k course in 31:53.2. The six other runners that composed the Redhawks squad also ran well, especially Junior Kyle Kennedy, Senior Andrew Ayers, and First-year Gus Harquail—all of whom obtained personal best times.

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