NYU athletics recap: men’s soccer, women’s soccer, women’s golfPosted on September 16, 2013 | by Chris Marcotrigiano
This weekend was chock-full of NYU sports. Both the men’s and women’s soccer teams took to the pitch on Saturday against Stevens Institute of Technology and Vassar College, respectively. The men’s team struggled in its on-the-road matchup against No. 2 Stevens in Hoboken, N.J. The Stevens Ducks outshot the Violets by a 16-4 margin, scoring three goals in the second half en route to a 4-1 victory. The Violets’ only goal came from junior midfielder Justin Suter in the 79th minute of play, which was his first career goal. This was NYU’s first loss of the season (5-1).
Women’s soccer was more fortunate, as they registered a 3-2 road victory against Vassar in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. The Violets scored in the fourth, seventh and 17th minutes to take a 3-0 advantage, which they never relinquished. NYU goal scorers were senior midfielder Erin Ahmed and junior forwards Amelia Hammerl and Cami Crawford. Goalkeepers Arianna Strome and Cassie Steinberg each played a half in net and surrendered one goal apiece. The Violets improved to 3-1-1 on the season and will return home to face Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on Thursday, Sept. 19.
Women’s golf hosted 10 other schools in the NYU Invitational this weekend at Spook Rock Golf Course in Suffern, N.Y. The Violets were in second place after play concluded for the first round on Saturday. Williams College led the tournament with a score of 311 while the Violets were 10 strokes behind with a score of 321. Both senior captain Kristina Shalhoup and sophomore Elaine Tse shot an impressive 76 in the first round of play on Saturday to lead the team. The second round began on Sunday and ended with the Violets in third place behind second place Middlebury by only one stroke, and an overall score of 674. Williams won the tournament convincingly, shooting about 50 strokes less than the Violets or Middlebury, shooting 625.
“While Sunday’s round wasn’t quite what we hoped for, we played well on Saturday,” Shalloup said. “We’ve definitely got a lot of talent on this team, and judging from our past two weeks of practice and tournaments, I think we’ll see it show in upcoming events.”
A version of this article appeared in the Monday, Sept. 16 print edition. Chris Marcotrigiano is deputy sports editor. Email him at email@example.com.