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Volleyball

Volleyball (5-16) went 0-2 in their annual trip to Buffalo. The Jaspers lost in five sets to Canisius on Saturday and lost in four sets to Niagra on Sunday.

Women’s Soccer

The women’s soccer team (5-8) split its two games on the week. The Jaspers lost a home game to Quinnipiac 1-0 on Oct. 5, but bounced back with a 2-1 road win over Saint Peter’s on Saturday. In the win over Saint Peter’s, Dylan Burns and Megan O’Connor picked up their first goal on the season.

The Jaspers are 3-3 in the MAAC this year.

On Oct. 7, senior defender Jenny Bitzer was named one of 30 candidates for the 2016 Women’s Soccer Senior CLASS Award. The award is given to a student-athlete who excels in the field, classroom, community and in character.

Women’s Soccer

The women’s soccer team (5-8) split its two games on the week. The Jaspers lost a home game to Quinnipiac 1-0 on Oct. 5, but bounced back with a 2-1 road win over Saint Peter’s on Saturday. In the win over Saint Peter’s, Dylan Burns and Megan O’Connor picked up their first goal on the season.

The Jaspers are 3-3 in the MAAC this year.

The Jaspers are 2-5 in MAAC play.

Men’s Soccer

The men’s soccer team (1-9-1) got on the win column for the first time this season. After suffering its worst defeat of the season, 4-0 on the road against Quinnipiac on Oct. 5, the Jaspers recovered with a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over Saint Peter’s on Saturday.

The Jaspers trailed 1-0 at halftime, but tied the game in the 64th minute off a 15-foot half volley from Tarek Beckles. Troy Carrington delivered the game-winning goal in the 79th minute to give Manhattan its first win this year.

Cross Country

Last Friday afternoon was a historic day for the cross country program. For the first time since 2001, the men’s team won the team title in the annual Metropolitan Championships. The women’s team also had its best outing in 15 years, finishing in second place.

Swimming & Diving

The men’s and women’s swimming team began their season by splitting a dual meet against Mount St. Mary’s and VMI at Mount St. Mary’s pool.

The best finish for the men was from Neil Perry, who set a pool record with a 24.74-second finish in the 50 meter freestyle. For the women, Alexandra Hutzler won the 100 meter breaststroke with a finish of 1:18.51.

Compiled By Daniel Ynfante, Sports Editor

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