Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Club Sports Roundup

Hofstra Men’s Rugby hosted their final home game of the season on Sunday, April 17th, hosting Siena College on the Hofstra Intramural Rugby Field. Kyle Novak opened the scoring for the Pride on the first play of the game with a long try, and the fast start propelled Hofstra to 67-29 victory. Hofstra received multiple tries from Novak, Colin Tomaselli-Greenslade, and Chris Abatiello. For Abatiello, his four scores on the day marked the first scores of his college rugby career. 

Hofstra Women’s Club Soccer were also in action on Sunday, April 17th, hosting a round robin tournament at Hofstra Soccer Stadium. The Pride were unable to notch a win but enjoyed two competitive contests against Sacred Heart and SUNY New Paltz. Gretchen Cash, who made her debut in goal for the Pride, notched several brilliant saves throughout the course of the day.
Hofstra Women's Club Soccer shakes hands with SUNY New Paltz after dropping a 1-0 decision.
After falling behind 7-1 at halftime, Hofstra Men’s Club Lacrosse made a valiant second half comeback, before dropping a heartbreaking 10-9 decision to Fairfield University on Wednesday, April 13th at Hofstra's Shuart Stadium. Hofstra freshmen Keith Marlor and Mike Benvenuti impressed with two goals a piece, as did sophomore Tyler O’Brien.

Hofstra Women's Ultimate Frisbee Club traveled to Stony Brook University on Saturday, April 16th and Sunday, April 17th, with a Regionals bid on the line. The Pride would post wins over Albany, UConn and Princeton, but it would all come down to a matchup against NYU to determine whether the Pride would qualify for Regionals. Despite falling behind behind 7-4 in the first half, the Pride would fight back to tie the game 10-10 in the late stages of the contest. However, NYU would score the final point to earn an 11-10 victory. Despite the crushing loss, the club was proud to report that the weekend "reinforced our love for the game-because games like that are what Ultimate is all about."

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!

Ruby Staplehurst, Guest Blogger
Graduate Assistant, Recreation and Intramural Sports


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