Weekly Sports Update: March 28 to April 1

Warner Radliff, Bela Kirpalani
Players high-five at a baseball game at MCU Park.

Baseball

The Violets played a four-game home series against Washington University in St. Louis at MCU Park in Brooklyn, New York on March 30 to April 1.

NYU Baseball lost the opener on Friday, 4-1, before splitting Saturday’s doubleheader, losing the first game 6-2 before coming from behind to win 4-2 in the second game of the day. SPS senior and pitcher Cameron Serapilio-Frank struck out six players in the 4-2 win.

NYU lost the fourth and final game of the series on Sunday, 3-0, bringing its overall record to 16-4.

Softball

NYU Softball split its home doubleheader against Stevens Institute of Technology at Bahoshy Field in New York on March 28.

The Violets defeated the Ducks 4-2 in game one, before falling 5-3 in game two. Stern junior and pitcher Karissa Zubulake struck out five, allowing only one earned run and six hits in the win. Despite the loss, Steinhardt junior and pitcher Diana King had a good game, striking out five, allowing only six hits and one walk.

The Violets (9-7) return to action on April 4, for a doubleheader at Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York.

Men’s Track & Field

The Men’s Track and Field team divided its athletes to compete in both the Roadrunner Invitational at Ramapo College in Mahwah, New Jersey and the Raleigh Relays in Raleigh, North Carolina over the March 30 to March 31 weekend.

At Ramapo, Steinhardt first-year Zavy Miller stood out for the Violets with a fifth place finish in the 100-meter dash and seventh place finish in the 200-meter dash.

Other top 10 finishes for the Violets include an eighth place finish by Stern senior Sam Praveen in the 3000 meter steeplechase, tenth place finish by CAS first-year Jonathan Sussman in the 5000 meter and seventh place finish by CAS first-year Zachary Adams in the triple jump.

In Raleigh, the team was represented by the 4×800 meter relay team’s ninth place finish at a time of 7:47.80. SPS senior Malcolm Montilus’s 17th place finish in the 400 meter dash.

The Violets will cross the Hudson River twice this week to compete in the Sam Howell Invitational on April 6 and the The College of New Jersey Invitational on April 7.

Women’s Track & Field

The Women’s Track and Field team placed tenth out of 20 teams at the Roadrunner Invitational at Ramapo College in Mahwah, New Jersey on March 31.

Two Violets finished in the top ten for the triple jump with CAS sophomore Evelyn Nkanga taking third and Stern senior Brianna Yee taking eighth.

The Violets had a trio of upperclassmen place in the 1500 meter with CAS senior Hannah Haley taking fourth, Steinhardt senior Megan Davis seventh and Steinhardt senior Morel Malcolm thirteenth.

CAS sophomore Isabella Steains competed in the 800 meter for the first time in her collegiate career, taking fourth place.

The team will join the men’s track and field team to compete at the Sam Howell Invitational on April 6 and the TCNJ Invitational on April 7.

Men’s Volleyball

On Friday March 30, the NYU Men’s Volleyball team defeated Nazareth College 3-1 in four sets (25-23, 22-25, 25-22, 26-24).

Tandon sophomore Neil Ferraro finished with 13 kills and no errors, while Stern sophomore Alex Li struck a match-high 21 kills.

The Violets then won their sixth straight match on Saturday, March 31 against St. John Fisher College in three sets (25-20, 25-17, 25-20).

Stern sophomore Martin Bikdeli and Ferraro registered game-high totals of 20 assists and three blocks, respectively. Li again led all players with 13 kills.

The Violets return to action on Thursday, April 5, for their regular-season finale at Rutgers-Newark University.

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A version of this article was published in the Monday, April 2 print edition. Contact Warner Radliff and Bela Kirpalani at [email protected]

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