Bearcat Breakdown: Men's soccer clinches CUNYAC postseason berth

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After a difficult loss to William Paterson University, the Baruch College men’s soccer team had two important games against CUNY Athletic Conference opponents.

Their first matchup was against the Hunter College Hawks, who sat in third place in the CUNYAC rankings with a 3-2-1 record in league play. The game ended in a 0-0 draw, which helped Baruch keep its second-place spot in the rankings.

The first half of the game only totaled one shot between the two teams, and in the second half each team had five shots on goal, but neither was enough as regulation ended.

In overtime, the Bearcats outshot the Hawks 8-0 but were still unable to put any in the back of the net by the end of time, leading to a 0-0 draw.

The next matchup came against Lehman College, in what was senior day for the graduating Bearcats. Like their previous game, this match ended in a 0-0 tie. The Bearcats outshot their opponent 27-7 but were again unable to find that one game-winning shot.

With the tie, the Bearcats move to 5-0-2 in CUNYAC, keeping them at second place.

However, the tie officially clinched the Bearcats for the CUNYAC Tournament, giving the Bearcats a first round bye and pushing them straight into the CUNYAC semifinals. This game is scheduled for Oct. 27.

The team now looks ahead to its final game of the season, which is against the College of Staten Island, CUNYAC’s No. 1 seed.

The Baruch women’s volleyball team currently sits at fifth place in the CUNYAC rankings, with a 3-3 record and a 7-15 overall.

Its previous matches came in the Mount Holyoke Tri-Match, during which Baruch played Mount Holyoke College and the University of Southern Maine.

In their match against the Mount Holyoke Lyons, the Bearcats defeated the Lyons in four sets, which ended 16-25, 25-19, 25-20 and 30-28.

The Bearcats were led to their strong win by Anita Sengara, who finished with 15 kills and 16 digs, and Stella Chung, who finished with 12 kills, 13 digs and three aces.

In the next match against Southern Maine, Baruch lost in three straight sets 8-25, 21-25 and 22-25. The team had some bright spots as Katherine Chen finished with five kills and nine assists, and Wai Chang finished with 14 total digs in the loss.

Now, as the season is nearing the CUNYAC playoffs, the Bearcats look toward league games against the City College of New York and the College of Staten Island.

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