Friday, October 31, 2014

Club Sports Roundup

 After a valiant championship journey, Hofstra Women’s Rugby Club fell to Vassar in the semifinals of the Tri-State Rugby Conference tournament on Sunday, October 26th. The final score of the match was 27-17, but this is not the end of the road for the team’s 2014 campaign, as they will take on Marist this weekend for third place. The winner of that game can apply for an at large bid to nationals – good luck HUWRC!

On Sunday, October 26th, Hofstra Men’s Club Lacrosse played host to Loyola, SUNY Cortland, and Sacred Heart in a Round Robin Tournament. A highlight of the day was the Pride’s 6-5 win over Cortland in a very exciting overtime battle, concluding with a winning goal from Billy Giannaras.
The weather was beautiful at Shuart Stadium for Hofstra Men's Club Lacrosse Round Robin Tournament on Sunday, October 26th.
  Hofstra Equestrian enjoyed a successful home show on Sunday, October 26th at Country Farms in Medford, NY. Julissa Hoogeven rode beautifully in the intermediate division earning a 2nd place ribbon in both of her classes. Among a large handful of ribbon-worthy performances for HUEC, Kierstin Berwick won her novice over fences class and earned a 3rd place in her first intermediate flat class.

Hofstra Quidditch traveled to Boston on Saturday, October 25th for the weekend long Northeast Classic. The Flying Dutchmen finished pool play on day one (2-2) with wins over Clark University, and four year Northeast Regional Champions, Boston University. Hofstra’s pool was considered the “pool of death”, but the team managed to place 3rd out of 5. Despite being short-handed, Hofstra kept up with Northeast heavyweights Tufts and RIT before falling to them both by one snitch catch. The day ended with a 170-60 win over Boston Riot. Day Two began with a tough defeat at the hands of QC Boston: The Massacre, which sent the Pride into the second tier championship bracket. There, Hofstra beat Harvard 110-70, and went on to face Emerson College where they were eliminated by a snitch catch. HUQC ended the NE Classic (4-4).

On Saturday, October 25th, Women’s Ultimate Frisbee traveled to Newark, Delaware for three tough games against the University of Delaware, Haverford College, and the University of Maryland. The Pride came away with a13-2 win against UDel, but dropped their two other games. On Sunday, the team defeated Temple, but suffered losses in their three remaining contests. The team will next be in action at the Fall Brawl Tournament, which will take place at Princeton University on the weekend of November 11th.

Hofstra Club Baseball made the trip to Philadelphia to take on Drexel on Saturday, October 25th.  The Pride ended the weekend (1-2) officially, although the second game is currently under protest. Joe Zapata pitched a 2-hit shut out in game one of the series, and Ben Lawlor had standout performances in all three games.

Hofstra Club Billiards met at Baldwin Billiards on Sunday, October 26th for a series of matches. The club’s entry of Team Cruchaga came out victorious in two matches.

Upcoming Club Sports Events:
-          11/2: Women’s Club Lacrosse Alumni Game, Hofstra @ 12pm
-          11/7: 9-Ball Billiards Tournament, Hof USA @ 5pm
-          11/8: Hofstra Billiards vs. Nassau Community College Billiards,
 Hof USA @ 2pm
-          11/8: Women’s Club Lax v Fairfield, Hofstra @ 1pm
-          11/8: Hofstra Ice Hockey v CCM @ Eisenhower Twin Rinks @ 9pm

For information on how to get involved with any Hofstra club sports, visit our website: and click the ‘club sports’ tab. See you next week!

Ruby Staplehurst, Guest Blogger,
Graduate Assistant, Recreation and Intramurals 


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