Weekend Wrap Up

Alexa Aseel-Fine, Contributing Writer

Men’s soccer

The men’s soccer team suffered their first loss of the season this weekend. Starting off the week strong, the Violets shut out Hunter College 2-0 on Sept. 17, but were defeated 1-0 by Manhattanville College on Sept. 20.

The Manhattanville Valiants scored by a header in traffic off of a well-placed corner kick on sophomore keeper Lucas Doucette right after the 61st minute. Doucette finished the game with two saves under his belt. The team is now 6-1 and faces a quick turnaround as they play the Merchant Marine Academy this Tuesday, Sept. 23.

Women’s soccer

Women’s soccer swept their two games this week with a 4-1 victory over Ramapo College on Wednesday evening and a 1-0 win over Bard College on Saturday afternoon.

Saturday’s exciting victory went into overtime, and junior forward Melissa Menta scored the winning goal with an assist by junior midfielder Lexi Clarke. Menta finished the game with a match-high five shots. NYU outshot Bard 17-3 with none of the Raptors’ shots being on goal. The Violets lifted their record to 4-3 on the season with this victory and will take on DeSales University next Saturday, Sept. 27.

Men’s cross country

The men’s cross country team participated in the Monmouth Invitational in Holmdel, New Jersey, on Saturday. NYU ran away with first place among six Division III teams by scoring 15 points. Freshman Harrison Scott was NYU’s top finisher. Freshmen Karn Setya, Adrian Zias and Vince Booth all played vital roles in the victory as the Violets had six runners finish in the top 10 of Division III runners.

Women’s cross country

The women’s cross country team also competed in the Monmouth Invitational. Like their male counterparts, the Violets snagged first place among six teams with 22 points. Junior Sarah Sisk was the fastest among the Violets, placing fourth among non-Division I runners and 74th overall. The Violets had four runners in the top 10 of Division III runners overall.

Women’s tennis

The women’s tennis team competed in day one of the Vassar College Invitational this Saturday. The team played against Vassar College and Connecticut College in both singles and doubles. For the tournament, the Violets went 7-6 in doubles and 14-17 in singles. Sophomore Lalia El Dessouki won her singles match and is now unbeaten in four straight matches. Juniors Madeline King and Alison Wang won both of their doubles matches for the Violets.

A version of this article appeared in the Monday, Sept. 22 print edition. Email Alexa Aseel-Fine at [email protected].