Jasper Talks: Jasper Games of the Week

By Isaiah Rosario, Sports Editor & Andrew Mannion, Assistant Sports Editor

Men’s Golf:

The Jaspers men’s golf team finished up the season finishing second within the MAAC. They finished by shooting 600, which turned into +40. They finished one stroke behind the champions, Saint Peter’s. 

Coach Keith Prokop noted how he believes the team has made a big turnaround and is on track to keep improving for the spring.

“Our program is heading in the right direction,” head coach Keith Prokop said. “We saw it all semester long, it just did not show up on the scoreboard until this tournament. Losing by one hurts as I’m sure we are all reflecting on the decisions we made both good and bad, but coming in second in a large field just shows our progression.”

Men’s Soccer:

The Jaspers soccer team fell 2-0 during their last regular season game this season. After a scoreless first half, Iona broke open the game with a 55th-minute goal. That would be all the scoring until the last 30 seconds of the game, where Iona iced the game with their second goal. 

Despite the shutout, they had created good chances to score throughout the game. Dahan, Studenhoff, and Yeboah combined for seven shot attempts throughout the game. Head coach, Jorden Scott remarked on his pleasure with the team’s ability to create an offense, and how it will 

“We felt like we had some good control of the game today and created chances to score but couldn’t quite take them,” Scott said. “Now that the regular season is done we look forward to the playoffs where it’s win or go home and we will be ready to give everything we have.”

Women’s Basketball:

The Lady Jaspers beat Queens College in an exhibition execution game, with a final score of 68-42. 

The big win was led by Jayla James, who put up a team-high 14 points alongside five steals and three rebounds. Anne Blair and Tegan Young also netted 13 points each, while Petra Juric dominated the boards with 11 rebounds. 

Head coach Heather Vulin noted how fluidly the team played and what that meant so early into the season.

“I’m excited with the energy, connectedness, and the hustle that the team is playing with,” Coach Vulin said. “We did a tremendous job sharing the ball tonight, responding and making adjustments.”

The Lady Jasper’s first regular season game will be on Monday, November 6, as they take on Central Connecticut State University.

Women’s Volleyball: 

After a hot streak, the Lady Jaspers cooled down against Fairfield after losing in three straight sets. 

The Lady Jaspers started the first set strong, but then the Stags went on a three-point run. The lead for the Stags went up to eight points in the first set. 

After the Lady Jaspers dropped the first set by only five points, it would be all Stags after that as they dominated the final two sets by winning the final two sets by eight points and nine points respectively. 

The leading Jaspers tonight were Maike Bertens and Mikalah Curran as they tallied 13 and 12 kills for the Jaspers. Sarah Emmons led the Jaspers with 32 assists. 

The next game for the Lady Jaspers will be on Nov. 8 against Binghamton University in Draddy at 7 P.M.