Bearcat Beat: Women's volleyball rebounds, serves up wins this week
The Baruch College Women’s Volleyball team comes into their 2018 season after a second-round exit in the CUNYAC Championship in 2017, hoping that this year can be even more of a success as they reload their roster and recruit new and improved young players.
Their season started at an invitational at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pennsylvania, where they got off to a start they weren’t hoping for.
In the two days that they were in Pennsylvania, they lost all four of their matches. Their closest match was their third against Colby-Sawyer College from New London, New Hampshire. In this match, the Bearcats lost 3-2, but newly acquired transfer student Anita Sengara shined with 35 kills and 14 digs.
Since returning from their trip, the team has been much better, up 3-1 with two of those matches facing against CUNYAC opponents.
These three wins were nothing short of blowouts against the College of Old Westbury, Medgar Evers College and York College.
In their match against SUNY College of Old Westbury, they won on a straight sweep of 27-25, 25-19, 25-19 and 25-11.
Sophomores Katherine Chen and Danielle Naggar led the team, with Chen having 27 assists and Naggar leading with 18 digs.
In their next match against Medgar Evers, they won easily with scores of 25-11, 25-7 and 25-16.
The final game of these was against York, where they won their match 25-4, 25-2 and 25-6.
The Baruch Women’s Volleyball team hopes that they can ride this hot streak through the season and make a run for the CUNYAC Championship.
Baruch hosted its 17th Annual Cross-Country Invitational on Sept. 3 at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx.
The women competed in a 6K race, which consisted of seven different schools and 43 runners across those schools.
Out of those seven, Baruch placed fourth with 78 points. Baruch’s Wendy Gonzalez placed first with a time of 26:23.11 and Leslibeth Romero placed 10th with a time of 30:41.74, earning the two top-10 Medals.
The men finished third out of eight competing schools in the tournament, earning them a trophy.
Bearcats Victor Carrano placed sixth and Christopher Swenson place ninth, with times of 30:19.19 and 31:10.65, respectively.