Manhattan College continued a losing streak this week, with losses for the men’s soccer team and women’s volleyball team, and a tie for women’s soccer at Stony Brook.
In their second-to-last nonconference game, men’s soccer fell 2-1 in a hard fought battle against LIU on Wednesday. The Jaspers scored first in the match, with Ronaldo Da Silva taking the ball up the right side of the field and setting up Johan Velez for the goal.
The Sharks’ Henry Haferkorn tied the match in the 63rd minute, and ultimately won off a penalty kick by Emil Jaaskelainen with less than two minutes left in the match.
The men’s team plays Fairleigh Dickinson at Gaelic Park on Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. for their last non-conference match.
The volleyball team, rebuilding after their 2021 season, dropped another three sets this week against LIU. Camila Comez and Kelly Markowski each had 6 kills for Manhattan and Julianne McKee made her season debut with 8 digs and 6 assists.
The efforts of these three were not enough to stop the Jaspers’ losing streak. LIU outscored them in all three sets, winning 25-14, 25-18 and 25-8.
Last weekend at the Big Apple Tournament, Manhattan struggled to win a set. Though they came close against St. Francis Brooklyn in the first round of the tournament, the team fell to Columbia, Lafayette and St. Francis over the weekend.
Women’s soccer tied Stony Brook in a 1-1 draw at an away match on Thursday. Julia Nicholas assisted junior Sami Derrico on her second goal of the season to give the Jaspers a 1-0 lead in the first half. Gabby Daniels from the Stony Brook squad tied the match in the 76th minute.
Though Stony Brook out-shot the Jaspers, 18-3, they only had five shots on goal.. Jasper keeper Kim Mains only had to make 3 saves.
Women’s soccer has their first conference match at Niagara on Sept. 24. They head into MAAC play with a 2-2-1 record.
Manhattan’s golf team, still finding their swing with new coach Keith Prokop, finished 15th out of 17 teams at the Ryan T. Lee Memorial Intercollegiate tournament.
“Success is a lagging indicator,” Prokop said. “We’re not going to see the success right away with this new program. Not saying that in a bad way, because we will see some great tournament results, as we saw on day one for our first event.
“I’m very positive and very excited about the next upcoming tournaments. The more work we put in, the more success we will see.”
Men’s cross-country finished 13th out of 14 teams at the Siena Invitation at Albany on Sept. 10. Women’s cross-country finished 10th out of 13 teams at their Siena Invitational at Loudonville.