BY DOMENIC ALLEGRA, ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR
The men’s soccer team lost in their second ever appearance in the Atlantic 10 championship to the University of Rhode Island.
After a converted penalty kick from URI’s Dominik Richter in the 16th minute of the first half, they struggled to find the equalizer.
Then in the 86th minute URI’s Emil Sunde Jesman sealed the game with a goal of his own. URI won by a score of 2-0.
After two losses to University of Pennsylvania and American University,Mason will look to recover their season’s chances of postseason play.
Tuesday’s loss to UPenn was a rough loss, the Quakers scored in the final three minutes to take their first lead of the half. Mason lost 72-71.
On Friday’s game versus American, it was tied at 66 after regulation. The game went to overtime, with American winning by three in the end.
Mason lost again, 78-75.
Women’s basketball has started their season 2-0 after wins against Loyola University Maryland and the Air Force Academy.
Their 70-38 win over Loyola was the team’s largest margin of victory in a season opener in 25 years. Sophomore guard Nicole Cardaño-Hillary led the way, scoring 26 points, making 62.5 percent of her shots.
After this, they traveled out to Colorado to take on Air Force. Mason started off strong by building an early 12-0 lead. The Falcons fought back and kept the game close. Cardaño-Hillary once again led the team to victory, scoring 25 points and dishing out six assists in the 78-71 win.
On Friday, the Patriots recorded their best finish for a NCAA regional since 2010, placing 16th at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships.
All-Conference runner Siobhra O’Flaherty led the way by finishing 26th in the 6K race
with a time of 20:49.2. The freshman has led the Patriots in all four of the races she’s competed in this year.
The men finished 17th in the regional with graduate student Trent Lancaster leading the way
by placing 59th with a time of 31:29.7 on the 10K course.
Women’s volleyball finished their regular season on a two-game losing streak, losing on the road to the University of Rhode Island (URI) and Fordham University. The team finished the regular season 8-6 in the Atlantic 10, and 10-14 overall.
The Patriots were led by middle blockers Peyton Ehmke, who had nine kills and five blocks in their 0-3 loss to URI.
In their 2-3 loss to Fordham on Saturday, Mason was led by Bailey Williams with 20 kills while Emily Konchan recorded 56 assists. Mason lost 3-2.