Fall Sports Wrap Up

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On Oct. 19, the Men’s Cross Country ended their season by placing second out of 9 at the Hood Invitational. Throughout the season the Men’s Cross Country team placed second of 7 at the Washington Lee Invitational and third of 12 at the Coach Achtzehn Classic. At the Paul Short Invitational the team placed 13 of 42. Head coach Tom Fisher commented on this event stating, “The men’s team ran an outstanding race at the Paul Short Invitational despite the unseasonably warm conditions.  The Seahawks were led by our top 3 runners: Ian Morgan, David Kersey and Tim Carey.  Matt Flyr and Aidan Hennessey rounded out the top 5 for the Seahawks.” The team looks forward to competing in the CAC Championships.

The Women’s Cross Country Team finished their groundbreaking season by placing first of 12 at Hood Invitational, winning the programs first team title. Along with this accomplishment, the team placed second of 6 at Washington & Lee Invitational. Runner Keighly Bradbrook was named the CAC Cross Country Runner of the Week for the week of Sept. 9, 2013 for her fourth place finish at this race. Sadly the team was not able to compete at the Paul Short Invitational because of heat and overwhelmed medical staff. The team looks forward to competing at the CAC Championships.

Seahawks Sailing team finished second of 8 at MAISA Match Race Championships, sixteenth of 18 at both the Sherman Hoyt Trophy and Stu Nelson regattas on Oct. 26 to continue a successful fall season. The team began their season on Sept. 14 by placing first and second of 18 at the Riley Cup. Commenting on future preparation, head coach Adam Werblow states, “As sailing competes both fall and spring seasons, everything we do this fall we hope will help prepare us for the spring. Mostly, we spend the fall working on our fundamental ability to have the boats respond to our every command.” The team still has more regattas to compete in until Nov. 24 at The University of South Florida along with the women’s team having already qualified for the Atlantic Coast Championships which will take place on Nov. 16-17.

The Men’s Soccer Team ended their season with a three to zero loss to Christopher Newport University. The team had a tough time keeping players consistently playing with two players receiving season ending knee injuries and another two receiving concussions which sat them out for the season. Commenting on the season overall, head coach Oliver Alun said, “We were able to build on last year with regards to results and win percentage (both increased) which was one of our goals during preseason.” Alun also noted, “This experience will be invaluable going forward and will only help us improve as a program.” The team performed well against Salisbury University which is ranked tenth in the nation even though losing two to zero. Alun commented, “Our game against Salisbury allowed us to showcase how much heart and determination we had as a team.”

Women’s Soccer closed their season with a double overtime win over Christopher Newport University. The season was highly successful with the team winning 6 of their 8 conference games. To add to the impressive nature of this season, four all conference players had not been able to play for the majority of the season. The season was also a tough one, head coach Richard Moller explains, “We played 2 top 5 teams in the country, one top 20 team in the country, and several regional ranked teams.” Along with the strong skill of their opponents, the Women’s Soccer Team also played seven overtime games which Moller remarks as possibly “an NCAA record”. Commenting on the season as a whole, Moller states, “This conference record marks the best since 2008 and also ties the most conference wins in a single season in programs history”.  On Sunday, November 3 the third ranked lady Hawks took on sixth ranked University of Mary Washington in first round playoff action. Sadly, the Seahawks fell 1-0 in an intensely close game that came down to the final minutes. The team has not let their playoff loss take away from their spectacular season.

Field Hockey ended their season with a four to three win over York College of Pennsylvania. The team won three of six conference games and seven of nine non-conference games earlier in the season. During this season head coach Katie Lange obtained her fiftieth career win against Wesley College on Oct. 26. Unfortunately, on Sunday, Nov. 3 the team fell in overtime 2-1 to Wesley, ending the Seahawks’ playoff run.

Women’s Volleyball finished their season with a three to zero sweep of Wesley on Oct. 26. This marked the end of a tough season for the team. The team won 3 of 8 conference games while performing extremely well pre-conference by winning every match played at the Hollins Green Invitational and the 20th Annual Lycoming Warrior Tip-Off Classic. The team now faces the CAC First Round on Nov. 5.

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