While it may not have been an ideal start for the wrestling squad, the men — who have been struggling with injuries — are confident the team will rebound from a 24-9 loss to New Jersey rival Stevens Institute of Technology on Monday, Nov. 17.
The Ursinus College Fall Brawl marked the opening tournament for the sixth-ranked wrestling squad. While some of the top wrestlers did not compete to rest up for the first dual meet, the Lions still had a great showing. This individual event gave the Lions the perfect opportunity to display their depth against both Division I and Division III schools. While only two placed, the day was still successful as the men used this tournament to prepare themselves for another successful season.
While the field hockey team had a strong run in the NJAC tournament, it came to an unfortunate end with a 1-0 loss to No. 1 Montclair State University in the championship game, a result that also disqualified them from the Division III National Championships.
The regular season is finally over. After two months of competition and endless hours practicing, the field hockey team must shift its focus to the playoffs. A 15-3 overall record may seem impressive, but in the postseason, anything is possible. In order to be the best, the women cannot rely on their past successes, but rather come together as a unit and show up to play. In the playoffs, each game has the potential to be their last.
There was not a hint of nervous energy last Saturday, Sept. 28 when the field hockey team faced the third-ranked Salisbury University. Despite being the underdogs, the Lions came in with a game plan, executed it and then walked away with a 1-0 win in arguably their biggest victory of the young season.
Last Tuesday’s game against Cabrini College was an extraordinary one for the Lions field hockey program, as head coach Sharon Pfluger captured her 500th career win in a 4-0 shutout against Cabrini College.