Bearcats weekly recap Oct. 18 – 23


Denis Gostev | Baruch Athletics

Dani Heba, Sports Editor

The Baruch College Bearcats sports teams continued their action this week, with men’s soccer, women’s volleyball and women’s tennis wrapping up their regular seasons. Meanwhile, the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams kicked off their seasons this weekend.

Men’s soccer

The men’s soccer team continued its scorching hot month by defeating two CUNY Athletic Conference opponents in the York College Cardinals and the John Jay College Bloodhounds this week.

The Bearcats played the Cardinals on Oct. 19, winning 8-1 in a dominant performance.

Jemali Zarnadze and Daniel Fomenko led the way in the Bearcats win, scoring three goals apiece in the first half alone. Kosi Mbadiwe and Arman Celebi each tacked on a goal in the second half to seal the deal.

The Bearcats continued the excellent play against the Bloodhounds on Oct. 22, winning the matchup 3-1. Zyde Nawabi and Nicholas Bilotti each scored a goal in the first half, while Bilotti added another one in the second.

On Oct. 29, the men will face the Bloodhounds in a rematch in the semifinal round of the CUNYAC tournament.

Women’s tennis The women’s tennis team suffered its toughest stretch of the season this week, losing all three games it played, including its first and only CUNYAC loss thus far.

The team’s week kicked off on Oct. 18 in a stunning blowout loss to the Hunter College Hawks, 7-2.

The Bearcats won one doubles match and one singles match in the loss. Regina Kelley and Erica Sheludenko won the first doubles match 8-2, while Ava Deguzman swept the first singles match in two sets, 6-0 each.

The team saw a closer matchup on Oct. 20 versus the Pratt Institute Cannoneers but ultimately suffered a heartbreaking 5-4 loss.

The combination of Kelley and Sheludenko saw success once again in the second doubles match, the Bearcats’ only doubles win. Deguzman, Sheludenko and Kelley each won their singles matchups, but it was unfortunately not enough to defeat the Cannoneers.

The women concluded their week on Oct. 23 in a matchup against the Stockton University Ospreys but lost 6-3.

Deguzman and Esther Benjamin led the Bearcats to success for the team’s only doubles win, while Deguzman and Sheludenko won their singles matches.

The Bearcats look to regain momentum ahead of the CUNYAC tournament, with their first matchup against the Brooklyn College Bulldogs on Oct. 25.

Women’s volleyball

The women’s volleyball team earned a win in the CUNYAC this week but lost their nonCUNYAC matchups.

The team started off its week on Oct. 18, when it played the City College Beavers and won 3-0. It was a competitive game as two out of three sets were decided by two points. The Bearcats ultimately won the sets 26-24, 25-19 and 25-23, respectively.

Julia Perkowski led the team in kills and blocks, recording 10 and 5, respectively. Amina Muminovic led the team in assists and aces, recording 28 and three, respectively. Minami Ebihara led the team in digs with 12.

The Bearcats suffered a heartbreaking loss in their next matchup against the New Jersey City University Gothic Knights on Oct. 20, 3-1. Each set was decided by a margin of four points or less.

Anesa Feratovic led the team in kills with eight, Isabella Doring led the team in aces with four, Perkowski led the team in blocks with two, Muminovic led the team in assists with 24 and Ebihara led the team in digs with 16.

The team’s final game of the week came on Oct. 21 against the SUNY Farmingdale State College Rams, where the team suffered a heartbreaking 3-2 loss. Again, the game’s margin was decided by four or less with the final score being 25-12.

Feratovic led the team in kills and aces with 15 and three, respectively. Perkowski led the team in blocks with two, Muminovic led the team in assists with 36 and Ebihara led the team in digs with 21.

The Bearcats will look to regain momentum in their matchup against the SUNY Oneonta Red

Dragons on Oct. 29 in the Oneonta Dig Pink Tri-Match

Men’s and women’s swimming and diving The Bearcats men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams kicked off their seasons this week in New Jersey, where both teams played the Ramapo College Roadrunners, with the women playing an additional game against the Kean University Cougars.

The men lost to the Roadrunners, 147-91, while the women lost to the Roadrunners, 78-43, and lost to the Cougars, 108-14.

Both teams will look to get back on track when they play the William Paterson University Pioneers at Baruch’s own ARC Arena on Oct. 28.