BC Sports Recap (Apr. 4 – Apr. 11)

Ryan Sham won his second straight Player of the Week award./BC Athletics


Men’s Volleyball Finishes Season

By Owen Russell

   The Brooklyn College men’s volleyball team concluded their season this week with a loss to John Jay in the CUNYAC Championship Tournament.

   Earlier in the season, the Bulldogs had lost 3-2 to the Bloodhounds in a heated contest. So on Apr. 5, Brooklyn was hoping to settle the score. 

   The match didn’t start in Brooklyn’s favor. John Jay won the first set 25-17. Brooklyn was able to fight back and snatch a victory in the second set, winning 25-13. 

   With the game tied one set apiece, the Bulldogs seemed poised to battle the Bloodhounds till the very end. Set three was kept relatively close, but Brooklyn lost it 25-19. 

   With their season on the line, the Bulldogs could not force a fifth set, and lost the fourth 25-16. Though the Bulldogs’ season ended sooner than they hoped, there are still bright spots to be acknowledged. 

   Junior Brian Fok was awarded the CUNYAC Sportsmanship award. Fok held down the defensive front for the Bulldogs the entire season, leading the team in digs. Despite suffering a bitter defeat, Fok’s achievement is a highlight for the Bulldogs.


Men’s Tennis Extends Win Streak

By Owen Russell

   It was another strong week for the men’s tennis team, as they won both of their two games this past week and extended their winning streak to four. 

   Brooklyn’s first match of the week came against St. Elizabeth College on Apr. 4. The Bulldogs hammered the competition, winning 8-1. Brooklyn swept the doubles in easy fashion. Among the three games, Brooklyn allowed a cumulative two points to their opposition. 

   The match Brooklyn dropped came in singles, but for the most part, the Bulldogs were dominant there as well. Freshman Ryan Sham had a strong showing, holding his singles competitor scoreless and allowing his doubles partner only one point.

   Brooklyn’s second win of the week came on Apr. 9 against St. Joseph’s College (Long Island). It was an identical day for the Bulldogs, winning a second straight contest 8-1. This time the Bulldogs swept singles and dropped one match in doubles. 

   Ryan Sham won his singles and doubles competition. Sham’s strong play against St. Elizabeth and St Joseph earned him CUNYAC player of the week.

   The tennis team will be in action again this Tuesday, Apr. 12 against conference rival Lehman College. 


Women’s Softball Wins Big

By Owen Russell

   Brooklyn bounced back this week in their double-header against Yeshiva University, beating them 12-0 in both games on Apr. 5. 

   In game one, Brooklyn shot out of the gates. The team scored six runs in the first inning. From then on out, the Bulldogs kept rolling. Brooklyn scored five in the second inning and added one more before the game ended. 

   Third base Kayla Trembone had a fantastic showing. In the first game, Trembone went 3-3 with two RBIs, two runs, and one stolen base. As strong as the first game was for the Bulldogs, the second game was just as great.

   Brooklyn yet again dominated in the first inning. While holding Yeshiva scoreless, the Bulldogs tallied seven runs in the first. From there, Brooklyn scored in each of the following innings. 

   Pitcher Danielle Guzzardi threw her second shutout of the day, this time allowing zero hits. Guzzardi struck out 19 batters over the two games and only allowed three hits. Trembone added two more hits to her daily total of five.

   The Bulldogs’ impressive showing did not go unnoticed by the CUNYAC. Trembone won Player of the Week, while Guzzardi won Rookie of the Week. 

   Brooklyn rebounded in a strong way this week, and will look to improve their record on Monday, Apr. 11 against Lehman College.

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