BC Sports Recap (Apr. 27 – May 1)

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Men’s Tennis Stumbles In Final Games  

By Owen Russell

 

   The Bulldogs season came to a close this weekend. After starting the season hot, the Bulldogs stumbled in their final few games, ultimately failing to secure a win in their final three matches.

   On Wednesday, Apr. 27, Brooklyn squared off against Farmingdale State College. It was a winless outing for the Bulldogs, with Brooklyn swept on its way to a 0-9 decision. The only Brooklyn player to win a single set was Christian Pena in #4 singles. This loss would begin a three game losing skid, which eventually ended Brooklyn’s championship hopes.

   Brooklyn played its final regular season game on Friday, Apr. 29 against FDU Florham. The Bulldogs failed to secure a victory against the Devils, marking the third time this season they were held winless. None of the Bulldogs were able to secure a set against the Devils. It was an unfortunate ending for a Brooklyn team heading into the postseason. 

   The Bulldogs opened the CUNYAC Tournament seeded second overall. On May 1, they battled Hunter College, hoping to advance to the championship round. It was a tough start to the day. Brooklyn dropped the first three doubles matches, getting out to a quick 0-3 deficit. Freshman Ryan Sham fought hard in singles #1 and secured a win for the Bulldogs. Brooklyn’s only other win of the match came in #4 singles, as Christian Pena secured a two set victory. The Bulldogs eventually lost 2-5, and ended their championship hopes. 

   Brooklyn losing its last three matches was not an ideal outcome. However, the Bulldogs showed plenty of mettle this season. They secured some hard-fought victories after missing nearly two years of action due to COVID-19.

 

Women’s Softball Beats York, Loses To John Jay

By Owen Russell

 

  The women’s softball team played its final four games of the regular season this past week.

   Brooklyn played York College in a doubleheader for the second time this season on Wednesday, Apr. 27. It was another successful outing for the Bulldogs against the Cardinals. Brooklyn won the first game 18-0. It was over from the start. Brooklyn exploded out of the gate with a 10 run first inning. From there the scoring didn’t stop. Pitcher Danielle Guzzardi had an incredible game, having managed three hits, four RBIs, and two runs while pitching a shutout. In the second game, Brooklyn was able to win 14-2. It was another strong offensive showing for the Bulldogs. Catcher Zoey Van Vleet shined with three hits, four RBIs, and one run. Brooklyn also showed great discipline at the plate. The team walked 11 times on its way to the double-digit victory.

   Brooklyn’s final doubleheader of the season came against John Jay on Friday, Apr. 29. The Bulldogs faced John Jay previously this year, dropping both games against them on Apr. 13. The outcome this time was much the same. Brooklyn lost the first game 1-11, and the second game 1-10. It was not the type of performance Brooklyn hoped for heading into the postseason. Catcher Zoey Van Vleet recorded the only RBI of the day for Brooklyn, blasting a solo home run in game one. 

   Brooklyn sets its sights on the CUNYAC Tournament now. It has not been the most successful season for the Bulldogs, but anything can happen in the playoffs. The Bulldogs will look to keep their season alive on May 4 in the CUNYAC Play-In Game.

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