By Caroline McCarthy, Sports Editor
The Manhattan College Volleyball team won their first game of the season this week with a 3-2 set against Saint Peter’s University. The teams played 5 sets, with Jaspers winning 28-26, 30-28, 28-30, 23-25, 15-10.
This battle was won on the brand-new volleyball court at the college, the previous being disformed in a rainstorm earlier last year. It marks coach Miletic’s first win as head coach, making the Jaspers 1-10 for the season.
Julia Menocal scored a season high of 37 points, 33 kills and 4 aces throughout the five match set. Kelly Markowski had a season-high 14 kills. Sarah Emmons and Julieanne McKee had 27 and 25 assists respectively. On defense, Teresa Garza scored 21 digs.
Later in the week, volleyball fell to Rider University 1-3 and NJIT 0-3, leaving the Jaspers with a 1-12 record. These games would mark the second and third games held on Draddy’s new court.
Manhattan College women’s soccer opened MAAC play with a 3-0 loss to Niagara on Saturday, Sept. 24.
Keeper Aubrey Johnstone made her season-debut for the Jaspers, successfully stopping seven shots on goal, the most this season by a Jasper keeper, but letting in a detrimental three, all scored in the first half.
Julia Nicholas had the only shot on frame for the Jaspers this Saturday, which was shut down by Niagara’s Agnes Stenlund.
Later in the week, women’s soccer fell to Rider in a hard-fought 1-0 game on Wednesday, Sept. 28. Rider’s Lindsey Maslow scored off a pass from teammates Makenzie Rodrigues against Jasper keeper Kim Mains.
The Jaspers battled hard to tie the score, with two breath-holding attempts from Nevaeh D’Aloia and Nicolette Caneda, both stopped by Rider keeper Ellie Sciancalepore.
Men’s soccer secured a 3-0 win on the road at Rider this week. They currently hold a 3-3-2 record.
Ronaldo Da Silva scored off a pass from Omar Torres in the 24th minute. Da Silva scored later again in the second half, assisted by Gunnar Studenhofft and Anthony Denis. Johan Velez put in the third for the Jaspers in the 60th minute.
Keeper Danny DiMarco recorded his third scoreless game of the season. Defensively, the Jaspers only allowed five shots from the Broncos, only two of which being on goal. DiMarco successfully stopped both of them, securing the Jaspers 3-0 win.