The men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in two meets on Sept. 25 and Sept. 29. At the Trevecca DII Showcase in Nashville, Tennessee, the men’s team placed twelfth overall and the women’s team placed thirteenth. The teams competed again at the FLRUNNERS.COM18 Invitational. Overall, there were four runners that finished in the top ten, leading to a first-place finish for the men and a second place finish for the women. Top finishers for both races were graduate student Scott Greeves on the men’s side and freshman Michelle Bauer on the women’s side.
The men’s soccer team traveled to Flagler College’s home field for a match on Sept. 23, and wasted no time in getting down to business. Junior Darwin Lom gave the Sharks their first of four goals within six minutes of the start of the game. The final score was a convincing 5 – 1 win against the Saints. In the Sunshine State Conference opener game against Florida Tech, the Sharks suffered a tough 1-3 loss when facing one of the conference’s best offensive attacks in a game on Sept. 26.
The women’s soccer team also faced off against Flagler College on Sept. 23. While they were able to hold the offensive attack off for most of the game, the Saints scored a lone goal in the second half to break the Sharks’ undefeated record. The Sharks also traveled to Florida Tech on Sept. 27, and while the Panthers pulled ahead early in the game, the Sharks were able to score an equalizer and won the game in a 3-2 finish with goals from senior Monica Orteu, graduate student Gabriela Alfaro and freshman Sofia Del Stabile.
In the DII National Preview Championship on Sept. 25, the women’s golf team showed the depth of their talent by capturing the championship title. Senior Jamie Freedman won individual medalist honors, and the team followed in her footsteps with no individual score worse than one over par in the final round. The Sharks won the championship title with three members within the top ten finishers.
The women’s volleyball team competed in four Sunshine State Conference games. In the first game against Embry-Riddle, they posted a 3-2 win, going back and forth each set with the Eagles to eventually take home the win. They traveled again to play against Florida Tech on Sept. 23 and added a 3-1 win to their road record. They then traveled to Lynn University on Sept. 26, and despite having a two-set lead over the Knights, the Sharks fell in the fifth set to lose 2-3. Finally, in the “Shark Night” game against Eckerd on NSU’s home court on Sept. 29, the Sharks posted an unfortunate loss with a score of 1-3.