The Sharks pulled off a thrilling 6-5 victory over the Barry Buccaneers on March 31. Sophomore Jake Anchia broke a 5-5 tie in the bottom of the eighth inning with a solo home run. With the win the Sharks improved to 9-4 in the Sunshine State Conference. The Sharks were also led by Kevin Suarez, who went two for three at the plate with one RBI.
Track and Field
The men’s and women’s track and field team excelled during the first day of the University of Florida relays on March 31. All-American Sherrelle Jordan in the first provisional time in the 100 meter hurdles ran a season best 13.65 seconds, improving .2 seconds off her best time. Eric Moate followed, running a season best 10.6 seconds in the 100 meter dash. In the 400 meter hurdles Akeim David and Shakira Bartley in the 4 X 400 meter relay team set a season best 3:16.67 seconds. This put them first in the conference.
The ninth-ranked Sharks took fourth at the Barry’s Women Invitational at Don Shula Golf Club. The Sharks finished the three-round tournament at 829 (+28). The Sharks were led by junior transfer Janelle Johnson at 11th place at 220 (+4), followed by sophomore Sophie Madden in 13th place at 221(+5). Michelle Ruiz and Jamie Freedman rounded out the four best scores with (+11) total which was good for 31st place. Aldana Foigel had a strong third-round performance at 74 which help her leapfrog into a tie for 39th. The Sharks will return to the green on April 10-11 at the Lady Panther Invitational hosted by Florida Tech at Duran Golf Club in Melbourne, Florida.
The Shark softball team was able to a pull a 2-0 win victory to defeat Florida Tech in Melbourne, Florida on March 31. With the win the Sharks improve to 20-17 and 8-5 in the Sunshine State Conference. A strong two-run inning in the first propelled the Sharks to a 2-0 lead. Starting pitcher Lexie Storrer improved to 14-7 and improved her winning streak to 7.
The Sharks came up short in the first game of the double-header against Florida Tech 10-2 on April 1. With the loss the Sharks fell to 20-18 and 8-6 in the Sunshine State Conference.
The Sharks tennis team fell to No. 3-ranked Barry. The Sharks fell to 5-7 overall and 2-3 in the Sunshine State Conference. It was their third loss in a row. Luicelena Perez had the only win of the day over No. 18-ranked Dasha Salnikova. This was her third win against a ranked college player and improved her individual record to 11-0 for the season.