Sport Shorts, Feb. 27, 2018

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Women’s Basketball

The women’s basketball team suffered a loss against Barry with a score of 69-57 on Feb. 17. Junior Alison Hughes led the Sharks with 16 points and three steals. With this loss, the Sharks dropped to the eighth spot in the SSC standings.

Women’s Golf

The women’s golf team brought home the Lady Moc Golf Classic Title that was held Feb. 19 and Feb. 20. The Sharks held off Saint Leo by four shots and earned their fifth championship out of six appearances in 2017-18. Senior Michelle Ruiz had an individual third-place finish while senior Jamie Freedman and junior Sophie Madden finished among the field’s Top 10.

Women’s Softball

The women’s softball team lost the series against Lynn with two matches lost and one won. The Sharks were held to four hits throughout the game. Sophomore Sydney Lageyre made two hits in her three at-bats.

Women’s Track and Field

The Sharks had an impressive 2018 start. Senior Maddy Kenyon began the day with a third-place finish in the javelin at 33.68. Sophomore Katie Tallman, senior Sydney Molina, graduate student Julia Riedl and freshman Jaylynne Thomas also finished Top-10 in the javelin, placing fifth, sixth, seventh and ninth respectively.

Women’s Tennis

The women’s tennis team suffered two losses against Florida Tech and Saint Leo with scores of 4-5 and 3-6, respectively. The match against Florida Tech was held on Feb. 16 in which the Sharks were defeated in two out of three double matches and in three out of five matches. Junior Ana Navas, sophomores Isabella Lowrey and Daniela Obando won their single matches. On Feb. 17 the Sharks went against Saint Leo which upended NSU’s tennis team. Navas, Lowrey, Obando and junior Andrea Ivanovic won their doubles matches.

Men’s Basketball

The Sharks fell to Barry with a score of 105-83 on Feb. 17. Freshman Malik Hardy scored a total of 24 points followed by junior David Dennis with a total of 15 points. This was the Sharks’ first defeat since Jan. 24.

Men’s Track and Field

The men’s track and field team started its season with impressive results from newcomers like freshman Justin Jackson and graduate student Daniel Polinski. Jackson notched the first top finish of his career with a win in the triple jump by leaping 13.60 meters while Polinski broke the school record of the day in the shotput with a first-place toss of 15.02 meters.

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