Week in Review: Sept. 26 – Oct. 3


Jake Nelson

Number 22 Shanice Horn spikes the ball over the net against Sam Houston University.

Women’s Golf

The Seattle University Women’s Golf team competed in the Pat Lesser Harbottle tournament at Boston College intercollegiate in Canton, Mass., Sept. 26-27. They finished third overall with a team score of 45-over 909. Graduate student Samantha Bruce finished third individually, marking her second top-five finish in a row. Sophomore Rivekka Jumagulova was also able to get her highest placement of the season this tournament, tying for 11th.

Men’s Golf

The Seattle U Men’s Golf team headed out to Kingsburg Calif., to compete in the Nick Watney Invitational, Sept. 26-27. The team finished fifth overall. Graduate student Jack Rahon had the best individual placement of the team, earning his highest finish of the season with a tie for eighth place. Other players also had some career-best performances, including Sophomore Liam Gill, who got his highest individual placement with ninth, a lowest three-round total of 209 and a lowest round total of 68.


Seattle U’s volleyball team faced off against Sam Houston State Thursday, Sept. 29, losing 3-1. The team started off the game with 11 kills from Sophomore Arianna Bilby and Senior Shanice Horn. However, Sam Houston was able to come back and take the win. Even with a loss, Bilby was able to come away with 16 kills, her second match in a row doing so. Senior Ezgi Ozkan had 38 assists, making this her seventh game this season with over 30 assists. Sophomore Katlyn Sipes had a team-high of 13 digs, and an eighth straight match of double digit digs overall.

Women’s Tennis

Women’s Tennis put up some impressive wins Sept. 30 – Oct. 1 at the Eastern Washington University Hidden Dual in Cheney, Wash., winning in doubles and singles both days of competition.

Freshman Lola Tavcar and Sophomore Elena Kraleva got a win of 6:4 in doubles the first day of competition against Montana. Graduate Student Marija Elenova and Sophomore Liliya Dimova won by the same score. The Redhawks had a 4:2 win in singles against Idaho, with doubles pairs Kraleva and Elenova, and Dimova and Freshman Jade Quintana  also picking up wins. Quintana also won her singles match, scoring 6:1 and 6:4 against her opponent.

On the second day of competition, the doubles pairings of Quintana and Dimova, and Sophomore Mireia Fehr and Tavcar were able to win their respective matches to defeat Eastern Washington 2:1. Quintana, Dimova and Kraleva all picked up singles wins in their second day of competition, this time against EWU.

Men’s Soccer

The Seattle U men’s soccer team was able to pull off a 2-1 win in their conference opener against University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Sept. 30. The first goal of the match was scored in the second half by Freshman Yeider Zuluaga, assisted by a pass from Senior Jesse Ortiz, marking his first career goal. The Vaqueros, however, answered fast by scoring less than 10 minutes later. 

After going into halftime 0-0, it was a fight on both sides to see who would come out on top with the goal. However, the Redhawks pulled through, and Ortiz improved on his earlier assist by scoring in the 69th minute. The team held on to this lead for the rest of the game, which also got their goalkeeper Graduate Student Akili Kasim into first place in Division I wins, with an impressive 31.

However, the team was unable to keep up with the momentum in their game against Houston Christian, Oct. 2. The first half was scoreless, and the team gave away two goals in the second half. Zuluaga and Senior Declan McGlynn came close to scoring, but neither shot found home in the back of the net, even with the team holding most of the possession and having more shots and corners than their opponents. 

Women’s Soccer

The Seattle U women’s soccer team snagged a win on the road in Phoenix, Ariz. Sept. 30 against Grand Canyon. Despite the opposing team’s best efforts, the game was scoreless for the first half and most of the second, as Redhawk goalkeeper Jessica Berlin had five saves blocking their shots. It was not until late in the second half that Seattle U was able to put one in the back of the net, thanks to an amazing goal from Freshman U’i Kaaihue. The team was able to keep this score the rest of the game and get a shutout, their sixth of the season and second in Western Athletic Conference play.

Cross Country

Seattle U Cross Country traveled to Salem, Ore. to compete in the 47th Charles Bowles Invitational. The women’s team won the meet and the men’s team placed fifth. Freshman Caitlyn O’Neil ran a huge personal best of over a minute to take seventh overall, with fellow teammate Sophomore Lilianne Hargreaves coming right behind in eighth with another personal best. The times these two posted were the 16th and 19th fastest 5k times in Seattle U history. Two other runners, Freshman Azalea Groleau and Redshirt Junior Grace Much, placed in the top-20 with personal bests.

There were some more personal bests on the men’s side, with Redshirt Junior Alex Franklin running a sub 25 minute 8k, putting himself tenth in school history for the race. Junior Gus Harquail ran a personal best of over a minute, finishing 25th overall and giving him the 17th fastest 8k time in school history.