Jaspers have tough week on the field


Women’s soccer came up with the only win of the week, a 2-0 victory on Monday against Delaware State. Sami Derrico scored her first goal of the season off of Brooke Zimmer’s assist in the 13th minute, and Corrine Jackson curled in a corner in the last 4 minutes of the match.

Women’s soccer fell to Sacred Heart later in the week in a hard-fought 1-0 loss. Sacred Heart’s Azria Malloy scored from outside the eight-yard box in the 27th minute against Jasper keeper Kim Mains. Despite the lone goal from Malloy, Mains had a season-high six saves in the match. Malloy’s goal broke the Jasper’s 228 minutes of game action without allowing the opposing team to score, a record that had been started at the first game of the season.

The team now stands at .500 with 2 wins and 2 losses. Their next match is on the road at Stony Brook on Thursday at 6pm.

Men’s soccer fell, 3-1, to Fordham in the 46th installment of Battle of the Bronx on Tuesday, Sept. 6. Starting keeper Danny DiMarco blocked the initial threat from the Rams, but Fordham’s Nathan Simes crashed the net to score off the rebound in the 14th minute.

Simes proved to be trouble for the Jaspers as he scored again off a penalty kick in the second half, this time facing freshman keeper for the Jaspers Daniel Polakowski.

Jasper captains James Cotter, Dorian Bounab and Ronaldo Da Silva worked seamlessly to score Da Silva’s score his first goal of the year, attempting to keep the Jaspers in the match with a score of 2-1.

The Rams scored an additional goal by Florian Deletioglu in the 69th minute, securing their 3-1 victory. Though out-scored, the Jaspers outshot Fordham 16-13 and 9-7 on goal.

Later in the week, men’s soccer produced a 1-1 tie against the Columbia University Lions. According to GoJaspers, the Lions scored against a “miscommunication” between keeper DiMarco and Noah Boyce.

The Jaspers came out aggressive in the second half. Manhattan’s Gunnar Studenhofft drew a penalty in the box, which was executed by sophomore Henry Hamilton to even the score. The Jaspers only allowed the Lions one shot on goal for the entirety of the match.

Men’s soccer stands at .400, with 1 win, 2 losses and 2 ties. Their next match is against Long Island University at 3 p.m. on Wednesday.

Volleyball fell to Central Connecticut State on Tuesday in three straight sets. The Jaspers took a 7-6 lead in the first match from Kelly Markowski’s kills before Central Connecticut State scored 8 points to secure their lead.

Grad student Julia Menocal had a team high 11 kills as well as 4 digs during this series. Freshman Sarah Emmons had a season high 19 assists along with six digs and her first two collegiate aces.

Later in the week, the Jaspers fell again, this time to St. Francis in three close sets during the Big Apple Tournament. In a hard fought battle on Friday afternoon.  The Jaspers could not close the gap and lost 25-16, 25-22 and 25.21. The Jaspers had a short lead in all three matches before losing to St. Francis.

Volleyball continues the Big Apple Tournament against Columbia on Saturday at 1 p.m. The game will be streamed on ESPN+.