Sports Shorts: Oct. 31, 2017

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Men’s Soccer

The men’s soccer team had a 4-2 win against Eckerd last Saturday, Oct. 21. With the assistance of sophomore Ignacio Goya, graduate student Bestun Mohammed delivered the equalizer in the first half followed by a second goal, with the help of senior Nate Matthews shortly after. Junior Darwin Lom scored the third goal with a one-touch flick over the keeper. The Sharks held the lead with a goal shot by senior Noel Johnson in the 83rd minute of the game with an assist by Lom. Graduate student and goalkeeper Jack Howard managed four saves in his second consecutive start in net.

Men’s Cross Country

The men’s cross country team participated in the 2017 Sunshine State Conference Championship in Boca Raton, Fla. on Oct. 21. In the men’s 8-kilometer race, the Sharks placed sixth out of eight overall with a total of 156 points. Senior Ian McQuate finished 12th with a total time of 26:39.87. This is the second time McQuate has finished first for the Sharks.

Women’s Cross Country

The women’s cross country team also participated in the 2017 Sunshine State Conference Championship in Boca Raton on Oct. 21. In the women’s 6-kilometer race, the Sharks placed seventh overall and earned a total of 204 points.  Freshman Michelle Bauer finished 19th place overall with an overall time of 24:20.14 . Bauer has continued to be a top contributor by finishing first for the past five races this season.

Women’s Swimming

The women’s swimming team participated in the DII Showcase in Melbourne, Fla. on Oct. 21. The Sharks placed first with 952 points. Freshman Emma Sundstedt earned the NCAA B Standard Cut time in the 1,000-yard freestyle with a time of 10:13.44. In addition, freshman Jenna Johns won NCAA B-cut times with a time of 56.02 in the 100-yard butterfly and second place in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 56.46. Senior Sydney Panzarino finished second with a time of 52.01 in the 100-yard freestyle category.

Men’s Swimming

The men’s swimming team also participated in the DII Showcase on Oct. 21, where they finished second overall with a total of 757.50 points. In the 400-yard medley relay, they  placed fourth with a time of 3:27.11. In the 200-yard freestyle relay, they placed third with a time of 1:23.88. Senior Franco Lupoli swam the 1,000-yard freestyle with a season-best time of 9:25.69. Sophomore Magnus Poulsen finished the 200-yard butterfly in first place with a season best and NCAA B-Cut time of 48.71. Poulsen also placed first in the 100-yard backstroke with a 51.91 finish.

Women’s Soccer

The women’s soccer team traveled to Eckerd on Saturday, Oct. 21. Unfortunately, the team lost 2-1 in overtime. Sophomore Hannah Christophe scored the sole goal in the game. This is Christophe’s third goal this season, which makes her the sixth Shark with three or more goals this season. This is NSU’s first loss against Eckerd since 2003.

Women’s Volleyball

The women’s volleyball team traveled to Tampa on Friday, Oct 21. Unfortunately, the Sharks lost to the Spartans with a final score of 0-3. The Sharks out-hit the Spartans in the first two sets, and earned six blocks compared to Tampa’s five. Junior Samantha Blasko drove the offense with 27 assists. Junior Denvyr Tyler-Palmer led the game with 11 kills, and freshman Amanda Pultorak led the Sharks with a total of four blocks.

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