Men’s Week in Review
Due to concerns and the recent impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the visiting teams from Chicago State University and University of Missouri-Kansas City made the final decision to not to travel to Seattle.
As a result, the home games scheduled for the week were cancelled. Unfortunately, there is no plan of rescheduling these games amidst uncertainty with novel coronavirus.
Currently, only the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Tournament games remain on the schedule, as the regular season comes to an end. The team will head to Las Vegas, Nevada, where they are currently seeded third in the WAC.
The Redhawks are slated to begin play Thursday, March 12, with an 8:30p.m. tip-off against No. six seed Utah Valley University.
The Seattle University Baseball team headed to Idaho to face Boise State University for a series of four games set this week, from Friday, March 6 to Sunday, March 8.
The Redhawks had a great start with a victory in the first game in a final score of 11-5. Despite a good fight, it was a bit downhill as the next three games were close, but ultimately ended in favor of the Broncos.
Throughout the weekend series, there were solid performances from a number of Redhawks.
Junior Connor O’Brien achieved a career best 5-for-5, putting him in the books as the second player in program history to attain a five hit single game performance. Sophomores Julian Kodama and Matt Boissoneault also put the Redhawks back on track throughout the series, securing multiple hits and going 2-for-3 and 2-for-5, respectively.
The Redhawks look to bounce back from defeat in the coming week as they face Saint Martin’s University locally on March 11.
The men’s tennis team celebrated Senior Day this week, honoring three graduating players prior to their match against Bellevue College.
The Redhawks came out on top with a win, crushing the Bulldogs from Bellevue College in a final score of 7-0.
The team dominated in doubles and singles play, completely sweeping all their matches. Notable performances included victories from Seniors Trenton Nield and Alex Chan in their doubles match, winning 7-5.
Senior Adrian Alvarez Sanabria also performed well, winning his singles match after finishing 6-2, 6-0 over his opponent.
The Redhawks look to continue their success against the University of California, Riverside, in a few weeks, where they will begin matches at 4 p.m. on March 21.
Women’s Week in Review
The Seattle University Redhawks did not have a typical week, with scheduled game againstChicago State University were cancelled due to caution surrounding the novel coronavirus.
The Redhawks played their last regular season game on March 7 against the University of Missouri, Kansas City. After scoring 17 points in the game, Senior Kamira Sanders finished as the top point-scorer in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC).
Despite a solid offense with Sophomore Courtney Murphy and Senior Joanna Alves scoring 11 points, the team fell to Kansas City by just 3 points. Kansas City won the regular season WAC title.
The Redhawks look to rebound in the WAC Championship Tournament on March 11, where they will face Utah Valley University as the seventh seed.
Due to rain, softball cancelled their game against the University of Oregon in the Oregon Tournament.
On Saturday, Seattle U played against Portland State University. Senior Stephanie Merwin led the team with two hits against Portland State, but Portland won in 5-3 game.
The double-header continued with a game against Oregon, ranked No. 11 in the nation. Junior Shi Smith pitched and fought hard against the Ducks, as she only allowed a single home run throughout four innings. The Ducks scored nine runs in the fourth inning, however, taking the final win 10-2.
On Sunday, the Redhawks played in another double-header against Loyola Marymount University and then Oregon once more. Against Loyola Marymount, Smith pitched two shut-out innings while Sophomore Mekenzie Madokoro and First-year Taylor DeDen led the team with two hits each.
The Redhawks won the game in five innings, ending with a final score of 12-4. In the second match-up against Oregon, First-year Stefanie Madrigal took the mound, only allowing an earned run and five hits.
The game ended after eight innings in a tight score of 3-2 in favor of Oregon. Seattle U will host their first home game of the season against Utah on March 12.
Rowing competed in their first spring regatta of the season at the Pacific Lutheran University Invitational in Lakewood, Washington. Seattle U sent three squads: Varsity 8+, Second Varsity 8+, and Varsity 4+.
The first Varsity 8+ team competed in two 2,000-meter races and placed second in both with respective times of 7:05.3 and 7:03.6. The 2V8+ team also took second in their first race in a final time of 7:26.5 and then took first in their next race with a time of 7:33.3.
Rowing looks to compete locally at the Husky Invite on April 4 at Lake Washington.