BY DOMENIC ALLEGRA ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR
On Friday, the Patriots lost their first two games of the Stetson Lead-Off Classic in Florida to Sam Houston State and Stetson.
Sam Houston State got out to a 6-0 lead by the sixth inning. Mason tied it in the final inning.
The Bearkats scored in the extra frame and Mason failed to answer. Mason lost the first match 7-6.
Mason also lost their second game of the season to Stetson 4-2. Mason, who out-hit Stetson 10-7, had eight different batters record a hit in the contest. The Patriots left 13 on base in the loss.
Women’s basketball ended their eight-game losing streak with an upset win over UMass, 73-56. This marks the team’s second Atlantic 10 win of the season, the first coming on Jan. 4 against George Washington.
Senior Jacy Bolton, junior Nicole Cardaño-Hillary and junior Marika Korpinen combined for 50 points in this contest.
The Patriots looked to keep the momentum going when they hosted Saint Louis on Sunday for their Pink Game for Breast Cancer Awareness.
On Friday, men’s volleyball battled Charleston, sweeping them in three sets.
Bradley Creamer led the Patriots with a match-high 10 kills and tied a match-high in service aces (two) to go along with three digs. Zach Talamoa had a big night for the Patriots, earning eight digs and two serving aces while Trevor Kennan led the match with 10 digs and two assists.
The Patriots defended their perfect record against the Golden Eagles, improving their all-time head-to-head record to 10-0.