Friday, October 13, 2017

Club Sports Roundup


Women's Club Lacrosse hosted the 2nd Annual Marc A. Sieben Memorial Tournament at Shuart Stadium on Sunday, October 8th. Hofstra took on Stony Brook to kick-off the day's festivities and came away with the win over their Long Island rival by a score of 15-9. Zoe Szczotka, Alexis Lott, Kelsey Picciano, Linnea Barbour, Maddie McDonagh, Alyssa Murphy, Mikayla Ruthig and Lauren Mastrianni all tallied goals for the Pride. Following the intercollegiate action, the Hofstra Alumni team took the field against the current squad. The Alumni were ready to go and beat the current team in a close game, by the score of 10-8. At the conclusion of the game, the team hosted a lunch for the players, alumni, family and friends to celebrate the life and influence of their late coach, Marc Sieben.

Women's Club Lacrosse hosted their 2nd Annual Marc A. Sieben Memorial Tournament on ​Sunday, October 8th at Stuart Stadium. PC: Hofstra University Relations
Club Crew traveled to Center Island, New York on Saturday, October 7th to race in a mixed 8+ at the Head of Oyster Bay Regatta. The team rowed away with the gold medal in their event with a 23:03 5K time. The race lineup was Kristin Kalish, Faith Renner, Laura Wood, Lauren McCarthy, Zach Cedar, Hannah Nathanson, Sophia Asofsky, Olivia Marine and Wendy Markert.

Hofstra Crew took home a gold medal at the Head of Oyster Bay Regatta on Saturday, October 7th. PC: Wendy Markert
Women's Club Rugby traveled to Stony Brook, New York to take on the Seawolves on Saturday, October 7th. Behind 4 tries by Lili Madrid, 2 tries by Nat Davis and 1 try a piece by Samantha Dickie and Ashley Higby, Hofstra beat Stony Brook, 46-20. Sophie Kabel converted on 3 kicks as well. It was a great defensive effort by the Pride, as they were able to hold Stony Brook scoreless in the second half.

Women's Club Rugby secured their first win of the season against Stony Brook, 46-20 on Saturday, October 7th. PC: @huwrfc on Instagram
Club Baseball hosted Towson for a three-game series in Wantagh Park in Wantagh, New York on Saturday, October 7th and Sunday, October 8th. Stephen Locorriere got the victory in the first game, allowing only 2 earned runs and striking out 8, as Hofstra won 6-3. The offense was led by Steve Pekarik, Sean Cunningham, and Anthony Speelman. In the second game, Towson bounced back as their offense came alive against the pitching of Sean Cunningham and Steve Pekarik, as the Tigers claimed a 10-3 victory. The rubber match on Sunday was postponed due to weather.


Men's Club Rugby traveled to Schenectady, New York on Saturday, October 7th to take on Union College. The Pride came out dominating and overwhelming Union offensively, in rucks and in support. Tayab Kirmani led the team with 3 tries and was a force jackaling the ball as well as being astute in his defense. Josh Beck, Noel Shewaiatten, Devon Blair, Ray Brown and Aidan Woods all added tries for the Pride. Joe Ovile was exceptional helping to convert Hofstra kicks, going 4 for 6. The Pride came away with the victory, 67-0.

Men's Club Rugby defeated Union College, 67-0 in Schenectady, NY on Saturday, October 7th. PC: @shari.novak2 on Instagram
Club Roller Hockey traveled to Feasterville, Pennsylvania for the 20th Annual ECRHA Columbus Day Event from Friday, October 6th to Sunday, October 8th. The D4 went 3-1 in their 4 games, winning 2 games in shootouts over Stony Brook and Niagara. The weekend was capped off with a 3-1 victory over Farmingdale State. Ryan McCallen led the team in goals (5) and points (7).

The D2 team went 3-0 in their 3 games beating Delaware (11-4), Drexel (5-0), and RIT (8-4). Colin Ewald led the team in goals (8) and points (10). 8 players averaged at a least a point per game and 4 players averaged 2+ points per game over the course of the weekend.

Club Rock Climbing traveled to the Gravity Vault in Melville, New York on Friday, October 6th. The club had a fun night filled with challenging routes and some great climbers.


Men's Club Lacrosse hosted Fordham on Wednesday, October 11 at Shuart Stadium and fell to the Rams by a score of 9-4.


CLUB SPORTS STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK


Liliana Hinojos Madrid-Women's Club Rugby-Senior-Biochemistry-Dacono, CO

After going down with an early season injury, the senior captain made it her mission to get back on the field. In the Pride’s last game against Stony Brook, Liliana led her team to victory by scoring four tries, tallying nearly half of Hofstra’s points in their 46-20 victory. Congratulations to Liliana!



UPCOMING EVENTS 
Friday, October 13th

  • Men's Soccer vs Stevens, Hofstra Soccer Stadium, Hofstra University, NY, 5:00pm

  • Ice Hockey vs Fordham, Northwell Health Ice Center, Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, NY, 9:45pm

Saturday, October 14th

  • Quidditch Oktoberfest Tournament, Intramural Fields, Hofstra University, NY, 8:00am

  • Rock Climbing, The Cliffs at LIC, Long Island City, NY, 9:45am

  • Volleyball Tournament, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, 10:00am

  • Ice Hockey at Suffolk, Dix Hills Ice Rink, Dix Hills, NY, 8:40pm

Sunday, October 15th

  • Men's Rugby vs Siena, Intramural Rugby Field, Hofstra University, NY, 1:00pm 
  • Men's Soccer at Montclair State, MSU Soccer Park at Pittser Field, Montclair, NJ, 1:00pm
  • Billiards Weekly Match, Mickey Malones, Floral Park, NY, 7:00pm

Shaun Fean

Associate Director, Campus Recreation

Zachary Englis


Graduate Assistant, Campus Recreation
 
Hofstra’s 28 Club Sports are always looking for new members and welcome all experience levels.  If you would like to find out more information about joining one of our clubs, please visit hofstra.edu/recreation and click on the ‘Club Sports’ tab, or feel free to visit us at the Hofstra Fitness Center with any questions you may have!

Friday, October 6, 2017

Club Sports Roundup



Women’s Club Lacrosse ventured to Storrs, Connecticut to take on Yale University and the University of Connecticut on Saturday, September 30th. In their first game of the day against Yale, Zoe Szczotka led the Pride with 2 goals, while Jessie Allendorf, Sabrina Michael-Duncan, Alexis Lott and Linnea Barbour also added goals, as the Pride beat the Bulldogs by a score of 6-4. Maria Lao locked down the net for the Pride with 11 saves.

In their second game of the day against the Huskies of UConn, Zoe Szczotka and Jessie Allendorf each scored 2 goals apiece, while Sabrina Michael-Duncan, Alexis Lott and Lauren Mastrianni all added tallies for Hofstra. However, the Pride would ultimately fall to UConn by a score of 17-8.

Club Ice Hockey opened their 2017-2018 season on Friday, September 29th at the Northwell Health Ice Center in Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, New York against the Stevens Institute of Technology Ducks. The Pride opened the scoring late in the first period with a power play goal by Captain Austin Natale, followed quickly by a goal from Darren Schwartz. In the second period, Nick Lewis and Joe Grice would add another two goals for the Pride, as Hofstra took a 4-2 lead into the third period. The Pride would add back-to-back deflection goals from Brandon Fauci and Austin Natale to help secure the 6-3 victory. To view the video of each period from this game, please check out the links below:







On Sunday, October 1st, the Pride traveled to the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey to take on the Ducks of Stevens Institute of Technology in the second game of the home-and-home weekend. Liam Hartenstein was solid in net for the Pride, allowing only one goal in the first period. The second period saw plenty of opportunities for Hofstra on the power play, but the Pride came away with only one goal from Darren Schwartz. Stevens would score a goal at the end of the second period to take a one goal lead. Despite a valiant effort in the third period, the Pride could not light the lamp and they fell to Stevens by a score of 2-1.

Billiards Club held their weekly match at the Raxx Pool Hall in West Hempstead, New York on Sunday, October 1st. Kevin Gomes and Hammad Imran both posted shutout victories, and Steve Jacobovitz also won his match. The Pride came away with a 9-4 victory.

Club Softball traveled to Kingston, Rhode Island to take on the Rams of the University of Rhode Island on Sunday, October 1st. The Pride would take 2 out of 3 to claim their first series victory of the season.

Women’s Club Ultimate Frisbee traveled to Princeton, New Jersey for the Jersey Devils Tournament on Saturday, September 30th and Sunday, October 1st. Hofstra put up tough fights in all six of their games. Hofstra was led by seniors Carolina Carrera, Maureen Oliva, Kellie O’Brien and Miranda Pasquarella. New additions to the team Angelea Francesco and Kiara Cornish both scored their first career goals in the tournament. Despite Hofstra only winning one out of their six games, the team considered it a great learning experience and positive step forward for the club.

Men’s Club Ultimate Frisbee hosted a ten-team tournament on the Hofstra Intramural Fields on Saturday, September 30th and Sunday, October 1st. Hofstra placed 6th in the tournament, with Frank Larkin standing out as a leader on the field.

Men's Ultimate hosted a 10 team tournament on Saturday, September 30th and Sunday, October 1st on the Intramural Fields. PC: Zachary Englis
Men's Club Rugby hosted the defending conference champion Sacred Heart Pioneers on Sunday, October 1st. For most of the first half, the score remained tied, but as halftime neared, Sacred Heart scored a try and converted an extra kick to take a 7-0 lead into the half. To start the second half, Sacred Heart would score 2 more tries before Hofstra would answer with a try by Ray Brown. Hofstra played with a lot of heart, but ended up falling to Sacred Heart by a score of 31-5.

Despite a hard fought effort, Hofstra would fall to Sacred Heart by a score of 31-5 on Sunday, October 1st. PC: Zachary Englis
Women’s Club Rugby hosted Fairfield University on the Intramural Rugby Field on Sunday, October 1st. The team played a solid game, making great strides from earlier in the season. Tries were scored by Dagny Arnardottir, Ashley Higby and Natalie Davis. Sophie Kabel added two conversion kicks. The Pride fell to the Stags by a score of 68-19.

The Women's Rugby club has made great strides in improving their overall game from week to week during their fall season. Here Nicolette Gottilla takes down a Fairfield University player on Sunday, October 1st. PC: Zachary Englis
Rock Climbing Club traveled to the original Brooklyn Boulders in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday, September 30th. It was another successful excursion for the team.

Club Equestrian traveled to Good Shepherd Farm in Yaphank, New York on Sunday, October 1st. The team performed well despite extremely competitive classes.

Men's Club Soccer hosted Columbia University under the lights at the Hofstra Soccer Stadium on Saturday, September 30th. Despite a goal by Eloumar Jalloh, the Pride would fall to the Lions by a score of 3-1.

CLUB SPORTS STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

Sarah El Bouzaidi-Club Softball-Junior-Health Science-North Babylon, NY
In this week's series against the University of Rhode Island, Sarah went a perfect 6 for 6 at the plate. She scored four runs, stole four bases, and added an RBI. As the leadoff hitter, her performance was crucial in setting the tone for the team's series victory over URI. Congratulations to Sarah! 


UPCOMING EVENTS
Friday, October 6th

  • Rock Climbing at the Gravity Vault, Melville, NY, 9:45am
Saturday, October 7th
  • Crew at the Head of the Housatonic, Shelton, CT

  • Baseball vs. Towson, Wantagh Park, Wantagh, NY, 10:00am

  • Men's Rugby vs. Union, Schenectady, NY, 12:00pm
  • Men's Lacrosse Alumni Game, Shuart Stadium, Hofstra University, NY, 1:00pm

Sunday, October 8th

  • Baseball vs. Towson, Wantagh Park, Wantagh, NY, 10:00am

  • Men's Lacrosse vs. Stony Brook, Shuart Stadium, Hofstra University, NY, 12:00pm

  • Women's Rugby vs. Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY, 12:00pm

  • Women's Lacrosse vs. Stony Brook, Shuart Stadium, Hofstra University, NY, 2:00pm

  • Women's Lacrosse Alumni Game, Shuart Stadium, Hofstra University, NY, 3:30pm

Wednesday, October 11th

  • Men's Lacrosse vs. Fordham, Shuart Stadium, Hofstra University, NY, 9:00pm

Friday, October 13th

  •  Men's Soccer vs. Stevens, Hofstra Soccer Stadium, Hofstra University, NY, 5:00pm
  • Ice Hockey vs Fordham, Northwell Health Ice Center, Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, NY, 9:45pm

Shaun Fean

Associate Director, Campus Recreation

Zachary Englis

Graduate Assistant, Campus Recreation

Hofstra’s 28 Club Sports are always looking for new members and welcome all experience levels.  If you would like to find out more information about joining one of our clubs, please visit hofstra.edu/recreation and click on the ‘Club Sports’ tab, or feel free to visit us at the Hofstra Fitness Center with any questions you may have!