Week in Review: Oct. 3 – Oct. 16

Women’s Tennis

This weekend the Seattle University women’s tennis team played at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Regionals Oct. 6-8. The event was hosted by Stanford in Palo Alto, Calif.. The Redhawks dealt with a number of injuries on the team, keeping them from playing their best. Sophomore Elena Kraleva stood out, advancing to the round of 32 in both singles and doubles play with her partner Sophomore Lilya Dimova. The women’s tennis team will not play again until their regular season begins in January. 

Men’s Tennis

The men’s tennis team competed at the ITA Northwest Regionals Oct. 6-8. The tournament was hosted by Gonzaga in Spokane, Wash.. Graduate student Clement Hamel was the star player, becoming the first in Redhawk history to reach the quarterfinal round in singles play. Hamel and his doubles partner, Sophomore Veselin Kiselkov, also made it to the quarterfinal round, defeating Washington’s duo by 8-6 in the round of 16.

Cross Country

The men’s and women’s cross country teams competed at the Lewis and Clark Invitational in Estacada, Ore., Oct. 15. Sophomore Azalea Groleau was the top finisher for the women’s team in her first-ever collegiate 6k. Behind Groleau, Sophomore Lili Hargreaves was second for the Redhawks and ran a personal best of 22:48.6. The men’s race ended with three PRs for Graduate Students Alex Franklin, Hezekiah Goodwin and Redshirt Sophomore Lance Mason. Franklin placed 15th at the Invitational with a 24:52, the ninth-fastest 8k in school history. The Redhawks are looking forward to the WAC Championships in two weeks.

Women’s Soccer

The Seattle U women’s soccer team started their season off strong with a 3-0 shutout against the Utah Valley Wolverines in their first home match of the conference season, Oct. 8. They built on this momentum Oct. 13 beating Stephen F. Austin 5-3. Their winning streak continued Oct. 16, with another 5-0 shutout against the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. One common thread in the Redhawks’ conference domination is Freshman U’i Kaaihue. Kaaihue was named the TicketSmarter Western Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week for her performance. Kaaiihue scored her second game-winning goal in a row during the Redhawks’ match against Utah Valley. The Hawaii native joins sophomore Kait Raffensperger as the only Redhawks to earn the title this season.

Men’s Soccer

The men’s soccer team was on the road last weekend facing both Utah Tech and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The Redhawks clinched the win against Utah Tech 2-0, Oct. 14. Both points were scored by Graduate Student Richard Bedats, who also earned WAC player of the week. They continued their winning streak Oct. 16 defeating UNLV 1-0 in Las Vegas, Nev. Freshman Marc Pedrosa scored the game-winning goal in the second half. The shutout match elevated goalkeeper Akili Kasim into second place all-time in shutouts, only trailing first place by two. The Redhawks are now ranked third in the conference and will be returning home for a pair of matches this weekend. 

Men’s Golf

The Seattle U men’s golf team concluded play in a two-day invitational hosted by Oregon State, Oct. 10-11. The team tied for sixth place out of 15 teams competing. Three Redhawks placed in the top 25. Graduate student Jack Rahon placed 13th with a three-round total of 216. Behind Rahon, Graduate Student Nathan Cogswell and Sophomore Liam Gill tied for 23rd place overall with three-round totals of 218.

Women’s Golf

Last week, the women’s golf team competed at the annual Pat Lesser Harbottle Invitational, tying for 8th place out of 21 teams. The event was held at Tacoma Country and Golf Club in Tacoma, Wash.. Graduate student Samantha Bruce and Sophomore Rivekka Jumagulova tied for 13th overall with a three-round total of 219.


The Seattle U volleyball team has faced three conference opponents at home since the start of the month. While the Redhawks have been unable to cinch a win, key players have been making a push for victory. Senior Lauren McCabe posted a season record of seven blocks in their game against UT Arlington, Oct. 15. In the Oct. 13 matchup game against Stephen F. Austin, setter Ezgi Ozkan posted 28 assists and 13 digs, marking her fourth double-double of the season. This season, Ozkan has already had more double-doubles than any Redhawk last season. The Redhawks will be looking for a win as they begin a four-match road trip starting in Cedar City, Utah with a faceoff against Southern Utah.


Men’s Swimming


This weekend, the Redhawks competed in a two-day dual meet against Simon Fraser. Both the men’s and women’s teams were victorious in their first meets of the season. Sophomore Nicholas Imig had a standout performance for the men, winning the 50 meter Freestyle and the 100m Freestyle as well as being a part of the winning 400m Medley Relay team. Another notable race was the 200m Breaststroke, won by Freshman Brendan Ryan. Ryan’s win was one of the decisive factors in the Redhawks’ 199-192 win. 

Women’s Swimming

The women’s swim team had a number of wins across the board. Sophomores Sammy Mosier and Lydia Genson won the 100m Butterfly and the 200m Backstroke respectively. Freshman Sarah Cook won both the 100m Freestyle and the 100m Breastroke. These victories, along with many other strong performances, allowed for the defeat of the Read Leafs with a team score of 206-185.