Weekly Sports Update: Aug. 31- Sept. 2


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Steinhardt junior Yuji Cusick (center) runs a cross-country race at the Ramapo College Season Opener on Friday, Aug. 31.

Women’s Soccer

The women’s soccer team opened the season on Friday, Aug. 31 with a 3-0 win against St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue, New York.

CAS senior Maddie Pena led the Violets in points, scoring two goals and one assist. CAS junior Ashlyn Krygowski also scored a goal while CAS junior Alex Benedict and CAS sophomore Sophia Foster-Palmer had one assist each.  

The Violets defeated Vassar College 5-1 in their home opener at Gaelic Park in Riverdale, New York.

Five different Violets found the back of the net with one goal scored by Tandon first-year Francesca Pellerito, CAS junior Alex Benedict, LS sophomore Julia Raith, CAS junior Jade Keane and Stern junior Isabelle Turner.

In addition to the Violets’ offensive efforts, the NYU defense held Vassar to only two shots during the course of the game, with Tandon junior and goalkeeper Sophia Danielson making one save.

The Violets will next face Stevens Institute of Technology on Sept. 7 in Hoboken, New Jersey.

Men’s Soccer

The men’s soccer team opened the season with a two game split at the Rowan University Tournament over the weekend of Aug. 31 in Glassboro, New Jersey.

In their first game of the season, the Violets fell to Rutgers University-Camden 3-2 on Friday. Standing out for NYU was CAS junior Owen Smith, who tallied one goal and one assist. Other notable performance came from Stern first-year Oliver Kleban and Louis Meeks who tallied one goal and one assist, respectively.

The Violets responded to the opening loss with a 1-0 overtime victory over Rowan University on Saturday. Smith scored the game’s sole goal off of an assist by LS sophomore Maxi Rodriguez to secure the Violets’ first victory of the season.

The team will next compete at the State University of New York at New Paltz Tournament on the Sept. 8 and 9.

Women’s Volleyball

The women’s volleyball team opened its season with wins over Eastern Nazarene College and York College of Pennsylvania at home on Aug. 31 in Brooklyn. The victories marked the start of new Head Coach Andrew Brown’s tenure at NYU.

In the opening match against Eastern Nazarene, the Violets secured the win in three sets (25-17, 25-23, 25-11). Standing out for the Violets was Tisch first-year Abby Ausmus who recorded 10 kills on 14 attempts.

The Violets followed their opening performance by defeating York in four sets (25-23, 25-22, 23-25, 25-16). Gallatin sophomore Kate Glavan led the team with 10 kills, with Ausmus and Steinhardt junior Sabrina Krebs each recording seven kills. Violet setters CAS senior Daryl Mitchell and Tandon first-year Stella Alverson dished out 16 and 15 assists, respectively.

The Violets will return to the court on Sept. 5 in a home battle against SIT at the Brooklyn Athletic Facility.

Women’s Cross Country

The women’s cross country team secured a third place finish at the Ramapo College Season Opener on Aug. 31 in Flemington, New Jersey.

Tisch first-year Valentina House made her NYU debut with the team’s top finish of third place in the 5K race with a time of 20:00. Fellow Violet and CAS junior Isabella Steains finished 29 seconds behind House to secure fifth place.

The team will travel to Poughkeepsie, New York on Sept. 8 to compete in the Vassar College Invitational.

Men’s Cross Country

The men’s cross country team travelled to Flemington, New Jersey on Aug. 31 to compete in the Ramapo College Season Opener. Tisch first-year Malcolm Silver-Van Meter had the highest finish for the Violets in his debut 5K race with an 11th place finish at a time of 16:54.

The Violets will compete next at the Vassar College Invitational on Sept. 8 in Poughkeepsie, New York.


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