The Sharks beat the Lynn University Fighting Knights 87-81 on Nov. 15. It was their first win against Lynn in an away game since January 2014. NSU brought the energy early on in the game, leading 28-9 by minute 7:21. In the rest of the first half Lynn caught up, though the Sharks maintained the lead and ended the first half with a score of 50-44. The second half saw more of the same “cat and mouse chase,” through the Fighting Knights never surpassed the Sharks. With a tenuous two-point lead and 1:23 minutes remaining, senior Gerard Tarin came up with a left-handed tip in to keep it a two-possession game.
On Nov. 15, the Sharks of the women’s basketball team also saw a win with a 70-66 win in a game against Lynn University. Though Lynn came out with the early lead, the Sharks took a quick time-out and caught up quickly, maintaining their lead into the second half of the game. The second half saw the Fighting Knights temporarily regain the lead until a three-pointer by sophomore Cheray Saunders, put NSU back on top a minute later. The fourth quarter remained close, with NSU’s lead 67-66 with less than a minute left. However, Senior Amanda Tivenius and Saunders ensured the win with free throws.
NSU’s women’s swimming team had its second straight Sunshine State Conference road win against Lynn University on Nov. 17. The Sharks wins in the 400-medley relay with a time of 3:52.10. Freshman Emma Sundstedt and senior Courtney DeVeny had two individual victories each, and senior Sydney Panzarino and freshman Jenna Johns had wins in the 50 and 100-freestyles. The Sharks won the 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:36.70, missing the standard by three seconds.
The women’s volleyball team fell 3-0 to the 22nd ranked Florida Southern College Moccasins on Nov. 17. The Moccasins had momentum on their side in the first set, finishing 25-13. Though the Sharks held their own in the beginning of the second set with an ace by junior Samantha Blasko and a kill by junior Denvyr Tyler-Palmer, the Moccasins closed out the second set with a score of 25-22. The third set began with the two teams being “neck and neck,” but again the Moccasins were victorious, ending the set with a 25-18 score.