Sports Shorts, Sept. 8, 2017


Men’s Soccer
NSU’s Men’s Soccer lost their Aug. 31 match against Mississippi College, but bounced back less than 48 hours later in a match against Delta State. Senior Nate Matthews secured the team’s winning goal in the 86th minute which resulted in the 2-1 win. The team’s home games against St. Thomas and Ave Maria have been postponed due to inclement weather.

Women’s Soccer
The Sharks of the women’s soccer team have been blazing an undefeated 4-0 winning trail having played matches against North Alabama, Felician, Johnson & Wales and Palm Beach Atlantic. According to the most recent United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division II rankings, the streak has boosted their status to the no. 13 position.

Cross Country
The men’s cross country team won the FAU Invitational for the third season in a row. Graduate student Scott Reeves finished fourth overall and first among Division II athletes with a time of 15:49.72. The women’s team placed second in the Division II 5k races with freshman Michelle Bauer finishing with a 19:20.14 time, less than one minute shy of the school’s record.

The NSU volleyball team closed its 2017 Shark Invitational with a 2-2 record, losing back to back games against Post and No. 7 Minnesota Duluth before redeeming themselves in matches against Lenoir-Rhyne and Tusculum less than 24 hours later on Sep. 1. Junior Denvyr Tyler-Palmer was named to the 2017 Shark Invitational All-Tournament team, alongside teammate Megan Burns, after matching the school’s 32 kill record set by Rosalyn LaHara in 1999.