Club Sports Roundup
The baseball club lost the first games of the season on Saturday to CCAC Allegheny, 5?1 and 12?1 (in five innings). Tartan pitchers issued six walks and hit seven batters, and the defense allowed six unearned runs. The team looks to rebound this Saturday against nemesis Robert Morris University.
The water polo team played in the Ohio University Spring Invitational last weekend, defeating Ohio Wesleyan 12?5 and Ohio University?s B team 15?7. On Sunday they took on Ohio State, and fell to the much larger and more experienced team. Faced with the third-place game, the Tartans faced Central Ohio University and battled up and down the pool, but were unable to pull out the victory. The final score was 8?5 in the favor of Central Ohio. The water polo team finished fourth of eight teams with their 2?2 tournament record.
The men?s lacrosse game at Ohio University that was scheduled for Saturday was canceled. It was the final scheduled game for the team.
The women?s lacrosse team traveled to West Virginia for a double-header against West Virginia Wesleyan and Slippery Rock Universities. Despite a lack of depth that left the team without any substitutes, they came away victorious in both games.
The crew teams competed in a four-way meet Sunday, competing against Division I schools Pittsburgh, Duquesne, and Penn State. Though the team has been unable to practice all week because of unsafe river conditions, they still held their own against their competitors. Winners included the Men?s Novice Four, Heavyweight Four, and Mixed Varsity Eight. They will return to action the week after to race in the Governor?s Cup in Charleston, W. Va.
The CMU Roller Hockey Club?s Red Team turned the tables on their arch-rival, the University of Pittsburgh, and ended the season on a hot streak to capture the Western Pennsylvania College Inline Tier Two Championship Thursday night.
There was no lack of excitement on the rink as the Tartans held off Pitt 5?1 in the final game of the best-of-three championship series. It concluded a two-week stretch where the team also knocked out fifth-place Geneva College 9?1 and upset first-place Robert Morris University 6?3 to advance to the finals.
?I?ve been on the team for five years now and this is by far the most fun I?ve had in a season,? said team captain and graduate student Matthew Palastro. ?We just played our game and didn?t let them force us into a style of play we where they could beat us.?