RC sports update: Women's soccer team earns victory and ends streak as fall season winds down

Dominic Santina
Sports Editor

Men's Soccer  

The men's soccer season is winding down as they played another two games this week starting with a game against the University of Michigan at Dearborn. The Warriors lost a close game as they dropped the game to the Wolverines 2-1. The Warriors took on Siena Heights on the 25th, looking to send the season out on the right note, but fell 4-0. Their record sits at 1-16, and 0-10 in the WHAC, dropping their last 12 games. The Warriors have one more chance to get a win as they play Indiana Institute of Technology on the 28th.

Women's Soccer  

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The Women's soccer team also played U of M Dearborn on the 21st. Where they got a victory by a score of 4-1. It was the Warriors fourth win of the season and ended their seven-game losing streak. The women then played Siena Heights and couldn’t continue their winning streak as they dropped the game 4-1. The women play their last game of the regular season against Indiana Institute of Technology on the 28th. Their record sits at 4-12 and 1-8 in WHAC play. 

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Volleyball  

The Volleyball team has had a busy last week of the regular season. It started with a match on the road against University of Northwest Ohio. The Warriors were able to win the second set to make the match even, but UNOH was able to finish off the last two sets to win the match (10-25, 30-28, 19-25, 22-25). The volleyball team then came home for the final two home games of the season. The first one was against Aquinas on the 25th, where the Warriors dropped the match in three close sets (16-25, 22-25, 21-25). The final home game of the season and senior night was the 27th, against Grace Bible College. The women were able to send the seniors out with a win in their first season in Garth Pleasant Arena. The Warriors won in three sets (25-14, 26-24, 25-17) and ended a four-match losing streak. Their record now sits at 8-21 overall, and 1-12 in the WHAC. The women have two more matches to finish the regular season. A match at Concordia University of Ann Arbor on the 28th, which is the only win they have in conference play, and at Lourdes University, on November 1st.  

"A win on senior night is huge for us, because we wanted our seniors to have a good experience for their last ever home volleyball game. We are also hoping to build off the momentum from our win and use it against Concordia. We swept them the first time, but the student section's energy helped us a lot. The crowd will be on their side and it will be crucial to pull out a win," said junior Taylor Leppek 

Women's Cross Country  

Both of the cross-country teams traveled to Grand Rapids to run in the Great Lakes Challenge, held by Aquinas. The women took 19th as a team, they were missing some of their top runners. The Warriors were paced by senior Emily Bemis, who finished 62nd overall with a time of 19:58. She was followed by her teammates Madeline Salem (20:59, 126), Lacey Wojt (21:35, 155), Kylee Wright – Alexander (22:33, 190), and to round out the scoring Sydney Streng (24:27, 225). 

Men's Cross Country  

The men's team was once again without their top runner Cameron Bitzer, who has been dealing with an injury. The men do not have five runners competing to get a team score. The men had a rough day on the course. As Dominic Santina, lead the team with a time of 30:30 for 8k. He was then followed by Jonathan Hogan in a time of 35:58 and finally Josh Phipps who finished in a time of 39:20. Both teams will finish their season's next weekend at the same course hosted by Aquinas in the WHAC meet. 

Hockey  

The hockey team traveled to face Robert Morris, in a two-game set. After dropping the first game 8-3, the Warriors looked to bounce back, but just couldn’t get their offense going and lost 9-1. The Warriors started the battle for the Jug, which is a trophy held between Oakland University and RC. The first game was October 27th, at Onyx Ice Arena home of the Grizzlies. Rochester College comes into the game with possession of the jug after reclaiming it last year. Oakland jumped on the board in the first and got a 1-0 lead. They would never look back after that, winning the first game of the series 5-1. The Warriors and Grizzlies play game two on the 28th, at Suburban Ice Macomb. The hockey teams record now sits at 1-10 on the season.