Friday, October 9, 2015

Club Sports Roundup

Hofstra Club Equestrian kicked off their semester in style with a great showing at Good Shepherd Farm in Yaphank, New York on Sunday, October 4th. Julissa Hoogeveen had the first ride and didn’t disappoint with fantastic rides in the Open Flat and Intermediate Fences Divisions, earning a 3rd and 1st respectively, and hence qualifying for the high point ride off. Maria Sorrentino kept up HUEC’s good form with impressive displays in the Intermediate Flat and Novice Fences earning a 3rd and 2nd place ribbon. Julianna Foertsch notched 4th place in both her classes, and Charlotte Wood’s performance in Novice Fences produced a 6th place finish. New member Kate Milford had a notable debut, winning the Beginner Walk Trot Canter class on her first outing for the Pride. Angelina Purcell and Carrie Viscanti also showed for the first time, both competing in the Walk Trot division successfully. 

Hofstra Club Baseball made the most of Fall Festival weekend by inviting their Alumni back to campus to face the current squad on Saturday, September 26th, with the younger squad ultimately walking away with a 12-4 victory. The team was straight back to the diamond on Sunday, September 27th, as they traveled to Montclair State University for a doubleheader.  The Pride took the first game 12-4 and came from behind to win the second game 4-2 on back to back suicide squeeze plays in the top of the seventh inning. Hofstra benefitted from a strong pitching performance by PJ Potter in game one, and overall hitting from Justin Cusano, Sean Cunningham, Jordan DeBettencourt, Tyler Symington and Ben Lawlor. 

Hofstra Women’s Rugby added another victory to their 2015 campaign, this time defeating Fairfield University 46-34 on Sunday, October 4th. Nery Mendez scored two tries in front of the home crowd, while Kim Tran, Alexa Strickland, Jen Thiebuad, Gabby Jons, and Maia Loy all registered one.

Hofstra Women’s Club Soccer dropped a 1-0 decision to Sacred Heart University on Sunday, September 27th and Hofstra Club Ice Hockey dropped a pair of games to Yale (6-1) and Fordham (11-1) on Friday, October 2nd and Sunday, October 4th, respectively. 

Hofstra’s 29 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 and click on the ‘Club Sports’ tab, or feel free to visit us at the Hofstra Fitness Center with any questions you may have!
Ruby Staplehurst, Guest Blogger
Graduate Assistant, Recreation and Intramural Sport


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