Friday, October 23, 2015

Club Sports Roundup

The Hofstra Quidditch Club played host to the annual 10-team Oktoberfest tournament on Saturday, October 17th, which saw teams from as far as the University of Maryland and Tufts University travel to Hempstead. The quality of play was high and the club had a rough outing that resulted in a 1-3 record on the day. Despite close losses to Quidditch Club Boston, Maryland, and Tufts, the Pride did manage a 190-120 victory over Rutgers University. 

Hofstra Women’s Club Lacrosse played SUNY New Paltz on Sunday, October 18th, cruising to a 14-2 victory on the Hofstra Fitness Center field. Playing center, Alexis Sansone and Kelsey Picciano won the majority of the draws, which led the team to a possession advantage for much of the game. There were many goal scorers for the Pride, including: Alexa Arecchi, Alexis Sansone, Zoe Szczotka, Amanda Gross, Linnea Barbour, Jessie Allendorf, Maddie McDonagh, Stephanie Ruscio, and Kita Wheeler. The Pride were also helped by a stellar performance from goalie Jazmine Gonzalez.  
Hofstra Women's Club Lacrosse celebrates their 14-2 victory over SUNY New Paltz.

Hofstra Men’s Club Lacrosse had a busy week that included a round robin tournament on Saturday, October 17th and a night game against local rivals Fordham two days later on Monday, October 19th. Rutgers and The College of New Jersey traveled to Hofstra’s Shuart Stadium for the tournament, and the home team managed a 1-1 record, falling short to Rutgers 9-2, but defeating TCNJ 9-3.  The Pride have had quite a history with Fordam in recent years with several nail biting contests, and this match-up was no different. Hofstra jumped out to a hot start, but struggles on defense allowed the Rams back into the contest late before the Pride were able to hold on for an 8-7 victory.

Hofstra Club Baseball hit the road to face UConn on Saturday, October 17th and Sunday, October 18th, and the Huskies were able to take two out of three from the Pride over the weekend. PJ Potter pitched a complete game letting up one run, three hits, and three strikeouts in the Pride's win.

Gearing up for their fast-approaching regular season, the Hofstra Roller Hockey Club traveled to Feasterville, Pennsylvania to hone their skills over the weekend of October 9th-11th. Junior Conner Hurwitz and sophomore Jordan Domnitch lead the team with two points each on the weekend. Unfortunately, it wasn’t quite enough for the Division 1 team to secure a win, as the Pride registered three narrow losses. The Division 3 team, comprised mostly of freshman, replicated the same record, but showed promise for the future as freshman goalie Chris Dellvecchia allowed just six goals in his first three collegiate appearances.

The Hofstra Equestrian Club was back in action on Sunday, October 18th, braving the cold at Olde Towne Equestrian Club in Selden, New York. Julissa Hoogeveen started the Pride off with a 6th place finish in Intermediate Over Fences, and later earned a second place ribbon after a beautifully executed Open Flat round. Charlotte Wood earned 5th place in Novice Over Fences and Julianna Foertsch earned a 4th place in the same division. In the Intermediate Flat division, Julianna Foertsch and Kierstin Berwick both placed, with a 6th and 5th respectively. Bridget McNamara had a great Novice Flat round, earning 4th place recognition. Emalia Hinden competed in the Advanced Walk Trot Canter division and earned 3rd place. Ending the day, Angelina Purcell had a great Walk Trot ride and was rewarded with a 4th place ribbon to cap off an excellent outing for HUEC. 

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 Sports


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