The AU Men's Tennis team swatted Navy into the ground on the Eagles' senior day Saturday, sweeping the Midshipmen 7-0. It was a proper sendoff for AU's five seniors, who have yet to lose a Patriot League team tournament in their careers. More importantly, it kept alive AU's chances of winning the regular season Patriot League title and hosting the PL tournament in two weekends from now.
It's supposed to be the season for growth and rebirth, but for the AU Men's Golf team, spring has been nothing but a series of disappointments. Competing in their fourth tournament in as many weeks, the Eagles finished seventh at the Lafayette Collegiate Golf Invitational in Center Valley, Pa.
Senior day signifies the end of one moment in life and the beginning of another. At AU on Saturday morning, Seniors Kristina Georgieva and Katarina Kollarova were presented with flowers, hugs and good lucks before their final home match against George Washington University. After the ceremony, the Women's Tennis team stepped up to the net with racket in hand and sent the seniors off properly, defeating the Colonials, 4-3.
It's a good thing AU Women's Lacrosse scored four goals in the first 4:37 of the second half, for it was enough to diminish a late-match charge by the visiting Monmouth Hawks in Saturday's non-conference match. But in the end, AU held on to win, 12-8, at Reeves Field despite being outscored by Monmouth 4-2 in the final 18 minutes of the game.
Something had to give Wednesday afternoon at Reeves Courts: either the three-match winning streak of AU Women's Tennis's or the six-match streak of visiting University of Maryland-Baltimore Country. In the end it was AU's streak, and Kristina Georgieva's rackets, that gave out as the Eagles dropped the match to the Retrievers, 5-2.
The AU Women's Lacrosse team beat the Villanova Wildcats, 6-3, in a defensive battle Saturday afternoon at Villanova. Junior attacker Rebecca Copeland scored three goals for AU, matching the entire Wildcat output, to lead the Eagles to their fifth victory in their last seven contests.
In what has been one of the craziest sports years, college basketball fans have witnessed one of the craziest NCAA tournaments in recent memories. On the first weekend of tourney play, No. 1 seeds Stanford and Kentucky lost in surprising second-round matches against Alabama and University of Alabama-Birmingham, respectively.
Last Saturday, Freddy Llerena finally made it back to the starting lineup. Forget that he only played the first 30 minutes of Men's Soccer's 4-2 loss at Wake Forest. Forget that it was a spring game. And forget that, by his own accounts, he was a bit rusty.
The women's lacrosse team suffered a heartbreaking 13-12 loss Tuesday to the University of Maryland-Baltimore County (UMBC) by a last-second goal. Despite remarkable individual performances by senior midfielder Tara Michael and junior attacker Rebecca Copeland, the Eagles fell in UMBC's first win of the season.
Have no fear, April Fools is here. We at the sports desk would like to remind you of the most intolerable jock pranks we remember from high school. I'm sure many of you out there have been on the giving and receiving end of at least one of these. If there is any explanation necessary just turn to the nearest high school all-star athlete for a quick explanation or demostration.