Winter break does not stop SCSU sports

Hunter O. Lyle Sports Editor

As we look ahead to the upcoming semester, we cannot forget the six weeks of Southern sports that occurred over break. Here’s what you might have missed:

Men’s Basketball:

The men’s basketball team played seven games against seven different NE10 opponents between the end of the fall semester and the start of the spring and was able to come out with a 5-2 record. After narrowly beating Pace University on Jan. 4, 64 – 61, the team had a two-game skid. Fortunately for the Owls, they corrected their course with a three-game winning streak. After losing to Stonehill college last Saturday, the men’s basketball team now sits at 10-7 — 6-5 in the NE10

Women’s Basketball:

While the other half of Southern’s basketball program was able to hit their stride over break, the women’s team was not. Playing eight games between semesters, including a game against No. 12 nationally ranked Adelphi University, the women’s basketball team was only able to come away with two wins — a 65-63 win over Saint Thomas Aquinas College on Dec. 18 and a 54-51 win over Saint Michael’s College a month later on Jan. 18. With nine games left in the regular season, most of which are against in-conference matchups, the Owls might look a little desperate coming down the line.

Swimming and Diving:

The Owls were able to walk away with a winning record of 2-1, including a win on Senior Day against the College of Saint Rose on Jan. 19. With no matches left in their regular season, the swimming and diving team are now preparing for a run at the NE10 Championship as well as a possible national title.

Track and Field:

The track and field team only competed in two meets. On Jan. 10, the team traveled to Sparkill, N.Y. for the Spartan Invite, where junior Milan Spisek won the pole vaulting competition with a mark of 4.70 meters. Elaina DiSalvo placed third in pole vaulting in the same competition. The team then took to the University of Rhode Island on Jan. 18 for the URI Sorien Invitational. The team now looks to gear up for the NE10 Championships as their season comes to an end.

As my last semester covering Southern sports has begun, I hope the fans and Blue Crew are as excited as I am to watch the Blue and White.

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