By DAVID MEISTER
Wrapping up the regular season was the women’s volleyball team. Last Friday they had a match against the Southern New Hampshire Penmen. They were defeated three sets to two (26-24, 25-20, 18-25, 21-25, 9-15). The Golden Knights staked out a commanding two sets to nothing lead but the Penmen didn’t back down and managed to come back to take the win. Leading the way for Saint Rose was senior middle hitter Maddy Halverson with 12 kills. They looked to close out the season with a win against the Franklin Pierce Ravens but were upended, losing three sets to one (25-16, 21-25, 18-25, 29-31). Three members of the team had a strong outing in the season finale, recording double digit kill totals. Leading the way was sophomore outside hitter Stevie Schweitzer with 14 kills, followed by junior middle hitter Shayna Webber with 11 and freshman outside hitter Graciela Cruz with 10. The team finishes the season with a record of 12-17 and will look to better that mark next fall.
Next up is the kickoff to the men’s basketball regular season. The Golden Knights were competing in the Saint Rose Tip-Off Tournament. It began last Saturday against the Caldwell Cougars where the Knights came out victorious 74-56. The scoring department was led by junior guard Shane Herrity with a career high 20 points. Saint Rose dictated play for most of the match, as the Cougars led at only one point in the game until the Golden Knights went on a 17-2 run to close it out. They looked to ride that momentum into Sunday against the Molloy Lions where they took the win 86-75. Senior forward Julian Lipinski led Saint Rose with a double-double, scoring 22 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. Saint Rose will look to extend their start to 3-0 when they take on the Southern Connecticut State Owls on Wednesday in New Haven.
Also kicking off their regular season was the women’s basketball team who were competing in the Georgian Court Invitational in Lakewood, New Jersey over the weekend. On Saturday they took on the Concordia Clippers where they won 61-43. Sophomore guard Courtney Clasen had a strong outing with 23 points on the day. The team had an all around productive day, shooting 40 percent from the floor. They looked to start the season 2-0 against the host Georgian Court Lions on Sunday which they did in dramatic fashion, winning 76-74. The Golden Knights came back from 10 points down with four minutes to go in the fourthquarter to take the win. Sophomore forward Leah Dollard led Saint Rose with 16 points and nine rebounds for the game. The team will now enter conference action, and will also travel to take on the Southern Connecticut State Owls on Wednesday.