Hofstra Club Equestrian hosted their Home Show at Country Farms Equestrian Center in Medford, New York on Sunday, October 23. Captain Maria Sorrentino placed 6th in flat and 5th over fences with horse, Allegra, while Captain Kate Milford placed 6th over fences. Katie Tomasino placed 2nd in her walk trot canter class, while Meghan Tierney placed 6th and Katie Rozek placed 3rd. Katie Jackson finished up the show with a 4th place finish in her walk trot class. All members had an excellent day and worked extremely hard to put on the Home Show.
Hofstra Club Ice Hockey traveled to Mount Vernon, New York on Saturday, October 22nd to take on the Columbia University Lions. Columbia jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead, but with two goals apiece from Nick Lewis and Guiseppe Chiaraville, Hofstra took down Columbia by a score of 6-3, garnering the Pride’s first win of the season.
On Saturday, October 23rd, the Pride returned to the ice against Suffolk County Community College, in Dix Hills, New York. The Pride jumped out to an early 1-0 lead, which was quickly answered by Suffolk to even the score at 1. Heading into the third period, the Pride held a one goal lead over the Sharks, 4-3. Midway through the final period, Suffolk would score twice to take a 5-4 lead. Elijah Vaillancourt of the Pride would knot the score at five, but the Sharks would answer with another two goals to lead 7-5. With the game winding down, Joe Grice made a nice saucer pass across the rink to a wide open Andrew Gagnon who sniped in goal, to bring the Pride within a goal. Unfortunately, Hofstra could not find the tying goal and fell to Suffolk, 7-6.
Hofstra Men’s Club Rugby reached the postseason for the first time since 2010, which landed them with a matchup against the conference’s best team, William Paterson University, on Sunday, October 23rd at Mennen Sports Arena in Morristown, New Jersey. The first 20 minutes of the game were once again impressive for the Pride. Defensive holds and a couple of good runs were critical to set the tone. However, injuries and substitutions would play a major role for the Pride and William Paterson jumped out to a 10-0 lead halftime lead. The second half began with several long runs that resulted in tries and conversion kicks for the Bears. Hofstra was able to convert one try by Josh Beck, who scored in each of the Pride’s games this season. Hofstra would suffer a playoff loss, 84-5.
Hofstra Women’s Ultimate Frisbee traveled to New Brunswick, New Jersey for an overnight tournament on Saturday, October 22nd, and Sunday, October 23rd. On Saturday, Hofstra went 4-0 beating Rutgers University, 9-7, West Chester University’s Y-team, 7-6, Drexel University, 10-4, and West Chester University’s X-team, 9-4. On Sunday, Hofstra went 1-2, beating The College of New Jersey, 6-5, but falling to Towson University, 11-7, and Graduated Ladies, 10-2. Hofstra finished the tournament tied for 5th place.
Hofstra Club Running traveled to Queens, New York for the St. John’s University Track Club Pumpkin Challenge on Sunday, October 23rd. The Pride would match up against fellow Long Island teams, St. John’s University and Stony Brook University. Despite a 3rd place finish, there were many standout individuals. On the track, Mitchel Thomas and Andrew Grell finished 2nd and 3rd in the men’s 800m with times of 2:11 and 2:26, respectively. In the women’s 5000m, Courtney Gallagher finished 2nd with a new personal best of 21:59. The men’s 4x100m relay team composed of Ahmad Shami, Arbaaz Khan, Andrew Grell, and Mitchel Holson ran to a 3rd place finish in a time of 49.5 seconds. The men’s 4x400m relay of Mitchel Thomas, Mitchel Holson, Andrew Grell, and Adel Elkosh also grabbed a 3rd place finish with a time of 3:56. In the field events, Mitchel Holson picked up the only individual victory for the Pride: winning the long jump with a jump of 20’4.5’’. Arbaaz Khan placed 3rd in the long jump.
Hofstra Club Softball had a successful first ever outing against Sacred Heart University on Sunday, October 23rd in Fairfield, Connecticut. The Pride went 1-2 against the Pioneers. Falling in the first two games, the Pride faced suffering a sweep; however, they earned the victory in a 6-3 win over the Pioneers. Freshman pitcher Robbi Reed pitched all 21 innings on the day for the Pride, keeping them in every game and picking up the win in the final game of the day.
Finally, this week's Club Sports Athlete of the Week from Hofstra Men's Club Lacrosse, is Keith Marlor. In the Pride's 12-8 loss against Fordham, the sophomore attackman was exceptional, leading the Hofstra offensive charge with four goals.
Congratulations to Keith!
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!
Zachary Englis, Guest Blogger
Graduate Assistant, Recreation and Intramural Sports