Bearcats weekly recap Nov. 1-5


John Neves | Baruch Athletics

Dani Heba, Sports Editor

The Baruch College Bearcats men’s soccer, women’s volleyball and men’s and women’s crosscountry teams all had playoff action this week, as the teams made their final pushes before their seasons’ end.

Men’s soccer

The men’s soccer team placed second in the CUNY Athletic Conference following a 3-1 loss in the CUNYAC Finals to the Lehman College Lightning on Nov. 3.

Frank Shkreli scored the Bearcats’ only goal in the 85th minute of the contest. Goalkeeper Kellen Sela recorded eight saves on the outing.

This ends the team’s great run to cap off the season, having won nine games in a row before the finals matchup with Lehman. The team went 10-6 on the season, including a perfect 7-0 in the


Women’s volleyball The women’s volleyball team began and ended its playoff run this weekend, beating the City College Beavers 3-0 on Nov. 1, but losing to the Hunter College Hawks 3-0 on Nov. 3.

Chances looked good for the Bearcats in their matchup against the Beavers, where they won in a game where no set was decided by fewer than 10 points.

Minami Ebihara led the team in digs and aces with 15 and five, respectively. Amina Muminovic led the team in assists with 20, while Sarah Chung led the team in kills with nine. Julia Perkowski led the team in blocks with three.

The Bearcats were not able to maintain this momentum in the final matchup versus the Hawks at the Hunter College Sportsplex.

Despite the loss, Anesa Feratovic led the team in kills with 11, Muminovic led the team in blocks and assists with two and 22, respectively, Ebihara led the team in digs with 15 and Chung led the team in aces with two.

The team ends its season at .500, posting a 15-15 overall record, with a 4-3 record within the


Men’s and women’s cross-country

After Oct. 30’s CUNYAC Finals, the men’s and women’s cross-country teams competed in the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III tournament, with the women placing sixth and the men placing in eighth.

In the women’s races, Jillian Quinn and Amy Francisco led the way, placing 28th and 36th, respectively. Quinn posted a time of 33:02.8, while Francisco posted a time of 34:48.4.

In the men’s races, Riley Walz and Jose Perez led the team, placing 21st and 25th, respectively. Walz posted a 30:36.6 time while Perez posted a 31:31.3 time.

The Bearcats will compete in the NCAA Regionals on Nov. 12 in their final games of the season.