Jaspers This Week in Sports


Volleyball’s rough start to the season continued, as the Jaspers lost four matches this week. The team remains winless (0-7), with five of the seven losses coming in straight sets.

But in one of the few bright spots on the week, Allie Yamashiro broke the school record for digs. The record had been held since 2007 by Ashley Watson, who had collected 2013 digs in her career.

Women’s Soccer

The women’s soccer team (1-5) went 0-2 on the week. The Jaspers lost 1-0 at home against Binghamton on Sep. 2 and 3-0 on the road against Fordham on Sep. 4. The Jaspers have had trouble finding the back of the net early in the season, getting shut out in five of their six games.

Men’s Soccer

Manhattan’s men’s soccer team (0-2) lost its seventh consecutive home opener on Aug. 31. The Jaspers dropped the match 1-0 to NJIT.

Men’s Basketball

Manhattan’s 2016-2017 season schedule was released on Sep. 2. The Jaspers will play 20 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference games, in addition to 11 non-conference games.

The Jaspers will open their MAAC schedule hosting Canisius on Dec. 2. On Jan. 17, the Jaspers will host the defending MAAC champions, Iona Gaels. The game against the Gaels is the first in what will perhaps be the toughest stretch of the season, as the Jaspers will face Monmouth, Siena and then go on the road to take on Niagara and Canisius in Buffalo.