Sports Week in Review Oct. 10 – 17

Sports Week in Review Oct. 10 - 17

Women’s Cross Country: 

The Redhawks Cross Country team traveled to Estacada, Ore., Oct. 16, for the Lewis and Clark Invite. 

The women’s team accumulated 98 points in the 6k race, finishing in second place in the 23- team field. Sophomore Emily Harris came across the finish line first for the Redhawks, placing 20th out of 250 runners with a time of 22:19.3. She was followed by Redshirt Sophomore Rowan Cuadrado who finished six seconds later and Redshirt Sophomore Fiona O’Leary who ran a time of 22:42.7, to round out Seattle U’s top three.

Men’s Cross Country:

The Men’s Cross Country team also competed in the Lewis and Clark Invite. 

The Redhawk men’s team finished sixth out of 16 teams, scoring a total of 204 points in the 8k race. Seattle U’s top runner, Freshman Giuliano Scasso finished 20th in 24:41.3. Redshirt Freshman Jay Grant put up a time of 25:21.2 and Redshirt Junior James Parker finished with a time of 25:34.6 to round out Seattle U’s top three male competitors.

The Redhawks will travel to Riverside, Calif., Oct. 30, for the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Cross Country Championships, hosted by California Baptist University.

Men’s Tennis:

Seattle U men’s tennis concluded its 2021-22 tournament schedule last week as they competed in the ITA Regional Championships Oct. 13 to 17, hosted by the University of Oregon, in Eugene, Ore. 

Freshman Veselin Kiselkov was a bright spot for the team as he advanced to the round of 16 after defeating Portland University’s Leo Hibi, 2-6, 6-2, 6-3. Unfortunately on the following day, Oct. 14, Kiselkov (5-7, 3-6) dropped his main singles draw match against Gonzaga’s Sasha Trkulja.

The Redhawks will go back to work before the opening of their spring season against the University of Washington Jan. 12. 

Men’s Golf:

Seattle U Men’s golf competed Oct. 11 and Oct. 12 at the Oregon State Beaver Invitational. The 54-hole event took place at the Trysting Tree Golf Club on the 7,384 yard course with a par of 71.

Finishing sixth out of 15 teams, Seattle U posted a team score of 19-over 871. Senior Nathan Cogswell led the way for the Redhawks, tying for fourth with a three-round total of 211 (70-70-71). This performance led to Cogswell being named the WAC golfer of the week. 

Sophomore Blake Kukula finished with a score of 73-72-69, landing himself in the top-15, and Senior Jack Rahon (74-74-75) finished with the fourth most made pars in the tournament.

The Redhawks conclude their fall schedule at the St. Mary’s Invitational in Pebble Beach, Calif. Nov. 8-10.

Women’s Golf:

The Seattle U Women’s Golf team hosted the Pat Lesser Harbottle Invitational Oct. 11 – Oct. 12, at the Tacoma Country & Golf Club in Lakewood, Wash. 

The Redhawks secured their first team victory of the season, beating 20 teams with a score of 21-over 885. Freshman Rivekka Jumagulova played a major role in the team’s success as she won the individual title by shooting a three-round total of 5-under 211 (70-73-68). This performance earned her the WAC Golfer of the week award, her second award of the season.

Other notable performances came from Freshman Shayna Lu (72-72-78) who finished in the top-10, and Junior Azumi Arai (80-72-79) who tied Jumagulova for first in her average score on par-three holes. 

Women’s Volleyball:

Seattle U’s Women’s Volleyball team played California Baptist twice this week. Their first match took place Oct. 14 in Riverside, Calif., while the second was at the Redhawk Center Oct. 16. 

The Redhawks lost their first match: 20-25, 11-25, 22-25. Holding a lead in every set, the Redhawks were unable to close their matches. Sierra Bartley stood out, having 14 kills to lead the Redhawks. 

For their second matchup against California Baptist, late runs devastated the Redhawks. The Redhawks dropped all three sets: 27-29, 21-25, 19-25. Darian Goins was a bright spot, landing ten assists in the first set and 19 in total.

The Redhawks will travel to Texas to play the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Friday, Oct. 22. 

Men’s Soccer:

The Seattle U Men’s Soccer team faced off this week against Air Force on Saturday night, Oct. 16. Outshooting their opponent 27-13, the Redhawks came from behind in the second half to win 2-1 in front of enthusiastic fans at Championship field.

Both of the goals for the Redhawks came in the second half. Junior Declan McGlynn scored in the 53rd minute after a blistering run through the Air Force defense. Junior Habib Barry secured the game-winning goal in the 72nd minute, launching the ball towards the top right post. 

The Redhawks are now 8-6 overall, and 4-2 in conference play. Their next game is Friday, Oct. 22 in San Antonio, Tex. against Incarnate Word. 

Women’s Soccer:

The Seattle U Women’s Soccer team lost to Grand Canyon University 2-1, bringing their overall record to 6-6-3 on the season. 

The loss came after a first half Grand Canyon goal, followed by a second half in which  Seattle U dominated and was eventually able to equalize courtesy of a goal scored by star forward Sydney Carr. Sadly, the Redhawks could not hold on as their defense conceded a game-winning goal in the final minutes of the game. 

The Seattle U Women’s team hosted New Mexico State Oct. 17 at Championship Field. The Redhawks dominated the game outshooting their opponents 17-10. Senior Bailey Hall opened the scoring 13 minutes into the game. Junior Michele Adam put the Redhawks up 2-0 in the 23rd minute. The Redhawks controlled possession allowing them to keep their two-goal cushion and won the game. 

The Redhawks next game is Oct. 21 at Utah Valley University.