Weekend Wrap Up: Sept. 27-28

Staff graphic by Cicek Erel

Cicek Erel

Staff graphic by Cicek Erel

Women’s Volleyball

The NYU women’s volleyball team ended play with a 3-1 record at the Stevens Invitational over the weekend in Hoboken, New Jersey. The Lady Violets got off to a great start on the first day of competition on Friday, defeating both Ramapo College and Coast Guard Academy 3-0. Sophomore opposite hitter Kacy Guajardo stood out this weekend, leading the Violets with nine kills against Ramapo College. The team then split two matches on Saturday, losing in four sets to Richard Stockton College of New Jersey 3-1, but rallying to defeat Brooklyn College in straight sets 3-0. With a stellar 14-6 record, the Lady Violets will travel to Atlanta, Georgia next weekend to take part in the UAA Round Robin, hosted by Emory University.

Women’s Cross Country

The NYU women’s cross country team placed third out of 27 teams in the NCAA Division III Pre-Nationals in Mason, Ohio on Saturday. The Violets garnered a total of 160 points, but were five short of taking second place from Mount Union College. One of the highlights of the race was freshman Maggie Lalowski, who finished in 17th place with a time of 21:40.58. Next up for the women’s cross country team is the New York City Metropolitan Championships on Oct. 10.

Men’s Cross Country

The NYU men’s cross country team placed fourth in the NCAA Division III Pre-Nationals on Saturday. The Violets produced 135 points in total, but they were overshadowed by North Central College, whose first four runners swept the individual 8K races, guaranteeing them first place. Senior Sebastian Oja was the standout for the Violets, finishing seventh among 374 runners with a time of 24:06.09. The men’s team will also compete in the New York City Metropolitan Championships on Oct. 10.

Men’s Golf

The NYU men’s golf team finished fourth out of seven teams in the Liberty League Fall Qualifier this weekend in Victor, New York. The Violets ended day one of the competition on Saturday in third place after shooting 301 overall. Freshman Paul Park and senior Kevin Chien led the Violets shooting 75, tying them for ninth place. On Sunday, the Violets dropped into fourth place and finished 33 strokes behind the winner, University of Rochester. But the fourth place finish still earned them a spot in the Liberty League Championship — the first time the Violets have qualified for the championship tournament since joining the Liberty League in 2012.

A version of this article appeared in the Monday, Sept. 29 print edition. Email Kyle Luther at [email protected].