Week in Review


Men’s Week in Review

The Seattle University Baseball team opened their 2020 season on Friday, Feb. 14 against the Creighton University Bluejays at Bannerwood park in Bellevue, Washington.

The teams were scheduled to play three games over the course of the weekend. In the first game, Creighton took the win in a final score of 7-0. In the second game, the Redhawks came back for seven runs across 11 hits, resulting in a defeat for the Bluejays.

The third and final game of the series was postponed due to significant rain in the forecast.

Track & Field
The Redhawks went to the University of Washington for the Husky Classic at the Dempsey indoor facility. The Redhawks competed over the course of two days on Feb. 14 and 15.

Of the six accepted entries, the team posted impressive times—including two new personal records. Sophomore Isaiah Payne ran the 60 meter dash in a time of 6.95 seconds, putting him just .03 away from the school record. Additionally, Junior Nathan Pixler was just about a half second away from his own school record in the 800 meters with a time of 1:53.90.

The Redhawks are wrapping up their regular indoor season next week at the University of Washington Husky Last Chance Meet.

The Seattle U Men’s Basketball team had two away games this week against New Mexico State on Feb. 13 and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) on Feb. 15.

In the first game against the New Mexico State Aggies—the current leaders in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC)—the Redhawks put up a tough fight. Unfortunately, they did not defeat the Aggies and the final score was 72-64.

The second game against the UTRGV Vaqueros took place on Saturday, who the Redhawks took the win over earlier this year. This time would be a different outcome, however, as UTRGV took the win by seven points over the Redhawks.

The top scorers in the game for the Redhawks included Junior Tyrell Brown with 18 points, Senior Morgan Means with 17 points and Senior Myles Carter with 11 points and a dunk.

The men’s tennis team had two games this weekend, the first on Saturday, Feb. 15 against Weber State at home and the second at University of Nevada, Las Vegas on Feb. 16.

On Saturday, the Redhawks were hoping to secure their first win against the Weber State Wildcats. Unfortunately, the final score was 7-0.

Sunday was a similar day of events as the Redhawks again lost 7-0. Las Vegas took the final win, but notable performances included Senior Trenton Nield who took his singles play to a three-set tiebreaker.

The Redhawks look to rebound Feb. 22, where they will take on Gonzaga University.

Women’s Week In Review

The softball team traveled to California to face off against three different teams this past weekend. First, they played in a double-header against Stanford University on Feb. 13. In the first game, the Redhawks played well and won by one run, edging out the Cardinals 5-4.

First-year Stefanie Madrigal debuted as the starting pitcher for the Redhawks, while Sophomore Olivia Viggiano, Redshirt Junior Carley Nance, and Seniors Cherise Silvan and Madison Cathcart were the top hitters of game one. Silvan and Nance also led the team with two hits.

Nance returned to the mound towards the end of the first game and pitched for the entirety of the second game. Despite Nance’s eight strikeouts and allowance of just seven hits, Stanford won in a final score of 3-1.

For the remainder of the weekend, Seattle U played in the Libby Matson Tournament. On Friday, the Redhawks played against California State University-Northridge (CSUN). While the Redhawks outhit CSUN 13 versus four hits, CSUN still won in a score of 3-2 with Viggiano and Silvan leading the team in hits at three each.

Seattle U did not let that stop them, as they came back for game two against Pacific University and won 4-3. On Saturday, the Redhawks won against Nevada 4-3. Viggiano had a strong game with two hits and two RBIs.

Softball looks ahead to the 2020 Mary Nutter Classic, which will take place in Palm Springs this upcoming week.

The tennis team had a successful weekend, walking away with two wins. In the game against the University of British Columbia on Friday, Seattle U dominated 7-0. Every singles player won their match as well as the three doubles pairs, including the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Women’s Doubles Team of the Week, First-year Jade Lancaster and Junior Hannah Gianan.

The momentum carried the team through to their next victory on Saturday against Whitman College, where they took the victory in a final score of 6-1. Sophomore Martina Asciuto won both of her singles games, resulting in a final score of 6-0 both times. The duo of Lancaster and Gianan won their doubles match again in 6-1.

The tennis team will be competing in Spokane next weekend, where they will face Fresno State.

Track and Field
The University of Washington hosted the Husky Classic over the weekend, where some Redhawks flamed on. Senior Siobhan Rubio and First-year Maya McCabe set the scene for success in the 800-meter run, where McCabe finished with a new personal record and a time of 2:14.54, and Rubio finished right behind in 2:14.75.

Sophomore Regie Grady completed the 400-meter dash in 58.14 and Senior Michelle Newblom finished the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.99 seconds. Track will compete once more at the University of Washington this weekend before finishing the indoor season at their conference meet.

Senior Kamira Sanders helped lead the Redhawks to victory against New Mexico State University on Thursday. Sanders scored 19 points, with Sophomore Courtney Murphy following right behind with 12 points for the night. The game ended in an overall score of 67-57.

The next ended with a final score of 78-70 over University of Texas Rio- Grande Valley, where the Redhawks propelled themselves to their fifth straight win this season on Saturday. The team was led by Seniors Joana Alves and Sanders, scoring 19 and 16 points respectively.