Weekly Sports Update: Oct. 15 to Oct. 21

An update on competition results in NYU Athletics for the week of October 15.

Tyler Crews, Deputy Sports Editor

Women’s Soccer
The women’s soccer team had a phenomenal week. The team won both of its games on the road, moving its record to 9-3-2.

On Sunday, Oct. 15, the team defeated University of Rochester in a University Athletic Association match in Rochester, New York. While the game was scoreless in the first half, the Violets came back with two goals in the second half. The first goal was scored by GLS sophomore Isabelle Turner and the second by CAS freshman Tori Bianco.

The team played again on Thursday, Oct. 19 against Stockton University in Galloway, New Jersey. The Violets earned their second victory of the week, ending the match with a score of 2-0. GLS sophomore Ashlyn Krygowski scored the first goal by deflecting a shot off of a defender and into the net. CAS senior Marquel Love scored the second and final goal with four minutes left in the game.

See the women play at home on Monday, Oct. 23, when they host Centenary University at Gaelic Park.

Men’s Soccer

NYU men’s soccer remains winless in UAA play, losing against the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York on Sunday, Oct. 15. This was the team’s fourth UAA game, but it was still unable to deliver.

Rochester scored early, within the ninth minute of the match, and then added another goal in the second half. NYU remained scoreless throughout both halves and lost 0-2.

On Saturday, Oct. 21 the Violets had a much better result, winning against Lehman College away on the opposing team’s turf. However, this game is not a part of the UAA.

The only goal of the game was scored by Stern junior Ricardo Mitrano in the 20th minute, off of a rebound from the goalie.

Men’s soccer plays again on Friday, Oct. 27, at the home turf, Gaelic Park, against the University of Chicago. Hopefully, the team will be able to secure a win in this UAA match.

Women’s Volleyball

On Thursday, Oct. 19, the volleyball team had quite a night, closing its home season with a win and quite a show for their senior night crowd. The game was against Montclair State University and ended with a score of 3-2.

The Violets started off strong, winning in the first two sets, but then let the match get close when they fell in the next two sets. However, the team was able to pull out a 15-8 victory in the final set, bringing the Violets to a satisfying win.

The team then traveled to Glassboro, New Jersey on Saturday, Oct. 21 to play in the Rowan University Tri-Meet against host Rowan University and Stockton University. While NYU managed to defeat Rowan in four sets, it fell to Stockton 20-25, 18-25, 20-25.

NYU competed under the leadership of the acting head coach, Karl France, due to the abrupt firing of former coach Jolie Ward on Monday, Oct. 16.

The women’s volleyball team will travel to Rochester, New York next week for the New York Region Challenge, hosted by the University of Rochester on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 27-28.

A version of this article appeared in the Monday, Oct. 23 print edition. Email Tyler Crews at [email protected]