Bearcat recap


Denis Gostev

Denis Gostev | Baruch Athletics

Dani Heba, Sports Editor

The Baruch College Bearcats men’s volleyball and tennis teams resumed their spring action this week, while baseball and softball also continued their play.

Men’s volleyball

The men’s volleyball team carried its momentum from its March 16 matchup with the Lehman College Lightning, defeating the Brooklyn College Bulldogs and the Medgar Evers College Cougars this week.

The team kicked off its week against the Bulldogs on March 21, winning the match 3-0.

The sets were not particularly close, with the Bearcats taking them 25-7, 25-15 and 25-16, respectively, on a phenomenal .400 hitting percentage for the game.

Jack Centeno led the team with seven kills, while Haoxin Hu and Andrew Ubanwa each posted four aces. Defeng Han posted 11 assists, recording one block alongside Akil Vaughn and Michael Higgins.

It was a similar story for the Bearcats on March 23, when the team took on the Cougars at the ARC Arena in another 3-0 win.

The Bearcats won the sets 25-8, 25-17 and 25-20, respectively, on a .264 hitting percentage for the outing.

Centeno led the way for the Bearcats, posting seven kills, five aces and five digs. Ari Osmanaj posted five blocks while Han posted 29 assists.

The Bearcats will look to continue adding on to their 7-1 CUNYAC record in the coming weeks.

Men’s tennis

The men’s tennis team continued non-CUNYAC action this week, playing against the Farmingdale State College Rams and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Mariners.

The men added to their impressive record in non-conference action this season with a 7-2 win against the Rams on March 21.

The men swept the doubles matches 3-0. Christopher Tham and Nicholas Santiago led the way in the No. 1 doubles match, winning 8-5. Jim Bauer and Juan Paredes took the No. 2 doubles match 8-3, while Philip Dwan and Liam Cooper won the No. 3 doubles match 8-6.

Tham, Paredes, Santiago and George Arteaga added to the Bearcats’ wins in their singles matches to seal the win for the Bearcats.

The Bearcats extended their win streak to five in a row against the Mariners on March 26, earning a 6-3 win.

The men won the No. 1 and 3 doubles matches, led by Paredes and Bauer and Dwan and Cooper, respectively.

Bauer, Paredes, Santiago and Arteaga won their singles matches to seal the deal for the Bearcats, who now have a 6-1 record despite playing only non-conference opponents thus far.


The baseball team has continued its non-conference struggles to open the season, falling to the New Jersey City University Gothic Knights on March 24, 13-3.

Nathaniel Demchak started off the game, pitching three innings and allowing five hits and five runs while striking out three batters. Jeremy Ramirez pitched the three following innings, allowing four hits and five runs and notching one strikeout.

Brian Baek pitched one inning, allowing four hits and three runs while striking out one batter.

Roy Longarzo, Andrew Horyczun and Jacob Auerbach scored Baruch’s three runs, while Pedro Tejada Jr., Robert Wakely and Kenneth Taveras each notched an RBI.

Given that non-conference action is notably tougher than CUNYAC competition, the Bearcats will look to earn their first win of the season in an April 2 game against the City College Beavers, the team’s first CUNYAC action this season.


The softball team bounced back from losses last week to secure two wins in a doubleheader against the St. Joseph’s College of Long Island Golden Eagles.

The Bearcats won the first half of March 26’s doubleheader, 6-3. The Bearcats jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the second inning, extending it to 6-0 in the top of the seventh before the Golden Eagles scored three runs, falling short of a comeback attempt.

Carly Quint pitched all seven innings, nailing four strikeouts and allowing just one walk.

The second half of the doubleheader saw a more lopsided Bearcats win of 15-7.

The Bearcats jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the top of the second. The Golden Eagles tried to come back once again, evening the game at 7-7 at the bottom of the fourth. However, the Bearcats scored eight total unanswered runs in the fifth and sixth to seal the deal.

Caroline Gallagher started the game, pitching for 3.2 innings but allowing 11 hits, seven runs and two walks. Quint subbed in and allowed just two hits, one walk and no runs. She notched four strikeouts to propel the Bearcats to the win.