Bearcat Breakdown: Men's soccer continues CUNYAC dominance


Baruch College’s men’s soccer team has gotten off to a hot start on the season, as their overall record is 7-4-1. However, perhaps more impressively, they are off to a perfect 6-0 start against CUNYAC opponents.

The team's latest CUNYAC win came in a tough matchup against Brooklyn College. Baruch controlled the pace of the game for the majority of the first half, outshooting the Bulldogs 10-0.

The second half was back-and-forth action, with neither team really controlling the game.

With only two minutes remaining in the match, freshman Adonis Martinez broke the tie off a free-kick by sophomore Alexey Arefev, by heading it in for the goal. This goal broke the 0-0 tie and was the only goal scored in Baruch’s 1-0 victory.

Baruch finished the game with 19 shots, while Brooklyn only had 3 shots. The Bulldog’s goalie had a great game, totaling seven saves.

The Bearcats now look toward three games against CUNYAC opponents, Hunter College, Lehman College and the College of Staten Island.

Women’s volleyball played in a CUNYAC Multi-Match at Lehman in the Bronx, where they faced off against Lehman and John Jay College.

In their first match against John Jay, Baruch fell short of a victory by losing three sets to two. Anita Sengara led the team with 19 kills and 14 digs, while Shannon Barrett led with 4 blocks.

They won their second match 3-2 over Lehman. They were led by Sanaa Hadjeb, who finished with 25 kills, 11 digs and six aces.

The lady Bearcats have fallen to a record 6-14 on the season, far from where they hoped they would be at this point. With the CUNYAC Tournament coming up at the end of October, they hope to get on a win streak that will ride them into the playoffs.

The women’s tennis team has started off up and down, as they have a 3-3 record, with a 3-2 record against CUNYAC opponents.

They had two previous CUNYAC matches against York College and Hunter College, where they split 1-1. Their match against York College took place in Jamaica, Queens, where they recorded a 9-0 win.

The Bearcats won all three doubles and six singles, while freshmen Natalie Ibelhaupt and Kaitlyn Rivera pitched an 8-0 shutout.

In their following match against Hunter at the UTSA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, the Lady Bearcats lost 8-1. Natalie Ibelhaupt scored the team’s only point in the match in the fourth set of singles, winning 6-1.

Baruch has only four games left until the CUNYAC Tournament, where they hope to make another run for the championship.

Baruch’s Cross-Country team traveled out to Center Valley, Pennsylvania to compete in the DeSales University Invitational.

The men’s team placed 22nd out of 25, and the women’s team finished 23rd out of 25 in their races.

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