Swim teams finish seasons strong, basketball looks ahead to playoffs

The Baruch Bearcats’ swimming and diving regular seasons have come to an end for both the men and the women, with an impressive season for both squads.

The men’s team was able to finish atop of the CUNY Athletic Conference standings with an overall record of 6-3 and an undefeated 4-0 record against other CUNYAC teams.

These four matches all had the team dominating its opponents by an average of 38 points. The Bearcats will now look ahead to the CUNYAC finals, where they hope to take home first place for Baruch.

The women’s team finished the season second in the CUNYAC standings behind Hunter College.

The Bearcats finished the season with an overall record of 6-5 and 5-1 overall within the CUNYAC, the one loss being against Hunter.

Just like the men’s team, the women are hoping to finish first in the CUNYAC finals, which take place at Lehman College from Feb. 2 to 4.

The Baruch men’s basketball team hopes to finish this season off strong as the Bearcats have only have six games left on their schedule, including the always thrilling “Battle of Lexington” game against the Hunter College Hawks.

At this point in the season, the men are 11-8 with a record of 8-3 in the CUNYAC standings, putting them in third place behind Lehman College and College of Staten Island.

These remaining six games are crucial for the Bearcats, as they will play important matches against Lehman College, Rosemont College and the rivaling Hawks.

Baruch will face Rosemont in the CUNYAC/CSAC Challenge, which is where teams from each conference play each other based on their overall records as of Jan. 15. The Challenge lets both conferences add tough non-conference games to their schedules and the conference that wins the best out of nine games will take home the inaugural trophy.

Arguably the biggest game of the season will be Baruch’s annual “Battle of Lexington” game against the Hawks on Thursday, Feb. 8 at 8 p.m.

This game is a way to get student life and athletics more associated with each other and the match is great fun. It includes a contest between the other athletic teams for best costumes. The Bearcats will look to defeat the Hawks in a crucial game that will most likely determine where they will enter the playoffs.

February 5, 2018

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