Women’s Tennis and Men’s Golf move into GNAC Tournament Play
The women’s tennis team rebounded from a tough 3-6 loss from the Emerson College Lions on Friday by rounding out their 2013 season with an 8-1 victory against the Saint Joseph’s Lions on Saturday afternoon. Suffolk won five of six singles contests while also sweeping all three of their double matches.
Freshman Aidiana Sagyndykova (Almaty, Kazakhstan) won a pair of matches on the day, highlighted by her victory in the top singles match, 6-2 and 6-3. Sagyndykova finishes the regular season with a 3-3 mark in singles play as the Rams’ top individual player. She was 3-1 in GNAC contests thus far in 2013. Senior Melissa Chermely (Walpole, MA) was also a multiple victor on the day as she won the number four individual game in straight 6-0 sets. Chermley also partnered with senior Stacey Politis (Saugus, MA) for an 8-6 win the second doubles contest.
The Rams head into this year’s Tournament as the number three seed and will face sixth-seed Albertus Magnus College on Wednesday, the second meeting this season between the two teams (Suffolk topped the Falcons 8-1 on October 14th).
Record: 1-1 for the week; 4-8 on the season
Standings: 3rd in GNAC (4-2)
Next game: host Albertus Magnus in GNAC Quarterfinals on Wednesday, October 23rd at 6:30pm
The women’s soccer team was shutout, 0-4, by the Lasell College Lasers in GNAC action on Thursday afternoon. Junior Melissa Brouillette was busy in goal as she made 12 saves in Suffolk’s loss.
Looking to rebound from the weekend’s loss, the Rams hosted Tufts University in non-conference action on Monday afternoon. The Jumbos opened the scoring just thirteen seconds into the contest and did not look back, cruising to a 7-2 victory over the Rams. Seniors Taylor Miranda (Smithtown, NY) and Meghan McHale (Halifax, MA) each had a goal late in the game, and Brouillette made 17 saves in the loss.
Prior to the game Suffolk honored their three senior members (Miranda, McHale, and Gabrielle Balestier) in their last regular season home contest of 2013. The trio has combined for 69 goals and 53 assists in their four seasons together.
Record: 0-2 for the week; 5-10 for the season
Standings: 6th in GNAC (5-4)
Next game: at Saint Joseph’s College on Wednesday, October 23rd at 3:30pm
Freshman Savannah Carpenter (Weston, CT) finished with a game-high 12 kills and 4 solo blocks to lift the women’s volleyball team to a 3-0 victory over the Gordon College Fighting Scots on Thursday evening. Suffolk swept all three sets by scores of 25-16, 25-23, and closed out the victory with a 25-10 win in the third set.
However, the Rams’ victory celebration was cut short, as they were shutout, 0-3, by Lasell College on Saturday. The Lasers come out on top in three very closely contested sets, winning by identical scores of 25-21 in each match. Junior Tori Brillaud (North Andover, MA) finished with a match-high 16 kills and Carpenter added 8 kills in the loss. Haley Atkinson (Branford, CT) tallied a match-high 18 digs for the Rams, while Brillaud and Colbey Kennedy (Old Lyme, CT) chipped in with 14 and 11 digs respectively.
With Thursday’s victory Suffolk records at least 13 wins in a season for the first team since the 2002 and 2010 seasons.
Record: 1-1 for the week; 13-13 for the season
Standings: 7th in GNAC (3-6)
Next game: host Norwich and Albertus Magnus in a tri-match on Saturday, October 26th at 12:00pm
The men’s soccer team suffered two tough losses this week. The rams were shutout, 0-6, by Salve Regina University in non-conference action on Wednesday. Two nights later, Suffolk fell to Mount Ida College, 1-2, in GNAC action. The Rams were unable to capitalize on junior Djibril Niang’s (Dakar, Senegal) third goal of the season, and were topped by two unanswered Mustang goals in the second half. Sophomore goalkeeper Nicholas Chamma (Rio de Janero, Brazil) recorded a total of 11 saves in the two games.
Record: 0-2 for the week; 4-11for the season
Standings: 8th in GNAC (2-5)
Next game: at Emmanuel College on Wednesday, October 23rd at 7:00pm
The men’s golf team won their second match of the fall 2013 campaign with an overall team score of 328 at the Emmanuel College Invitational held at William J. Devine Golf Course in Boston on Wednesday. Senior Joe Surace (Pearl River, NY) recorded the best individual score on the day, finishing with a score of 74.
The Rams will be back on the greens this weekend as they take part in the GNAC Championship hosted by Johnson & Wales University in Cranston, Rhode Island.