By Isaiah Rosario, Sports Editor
It was a slow week for Jasper athletics, as only the men’s soccer team and women’s volleyball had games this week.
The men’s soccer program came into a tough match versus the UCONN, with a record of 0-2-2. The game was held at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium at Rizza Performance Center in Storrs, Conn.
UCONN came out strong in the first half, scoring goals in the 3rd and 18th minute. Those two goals would be the only goals scored in the first half.
The Jaspers kept the Huskies at two goals for around 25 minutes into the second half until UCONN scored their third and final goal in the 17th minute.
The Jaspers had more shots, as they shot 17 versus the Huskies 16.
Head Coach Jorden Scott spoke to GoJaspers about the team’s performance.
“The team has faced tremendous adversity during our non-conference period and they continue to show determination and great spirit that will lead us into the MAAC positively,” Scott said. “We believe in ourselves and now we need to show it when it truly matters.”
The Jaspers’ next match is against Fordham on Sept. 19 back at home in the Bronx.
The Lady Jaspers entered the game against Central Connecticut State University with a record of 0-8.
After a tough start to the season, the Lady Jaspers are looking for their first win of the year.
The Jaspers had full control in the first set, holding the Blue Devils to only 12 points. The Jaspers trailed at the beginning of the set.
The defensive momentum carried into the second set as they began the match with a 6-1 run. The largest gap between the Jaspers and the Blue Devils was eight points. The Blue Devils began to chip away but their run was not enough to overtake the Jaspers, as they came out of the first 2 sets victorious.
The Blue Devils were able to take the third set, while the teams were going back and forth.
The fourth set was very similar to the third as it was a back-and-forth battle between the two teams. The largest lead for both teams was three in the final set. At the end of regulation, both teams were tied at 25. The Jaspers scored on two consecutive kills to end the game with a score of 27-25.
Camila Gomez led the Jaspers offense with 19 kills, and Mikalah Curran followed right behind her with 15 kills. On the defensive side, Gomez recorded 14 digs.
Their next game is against the New Jersey Institute of Technology on Sept. 20.