This Week in Pioneer Sports
The Sacred Heart swimming team will finish of the 2013-2014 season at the Northeast Conference Championship meet from Wednesday, February 19th to Saturday, February 22nd at MIT. The Pioneers look to finish strong after falling to Siena 126-79 on February 1st. Sacred Heart had four first place finishes, including two team wins in the 200 yard Medley Relay (1:53.39) and the 200 yard Freestyle Relay (1:43.50). Freshmen Katrina Dy (Matawan, N.J.) and Jillian Crosby (Port Monmouth, N.J.) gave the Pioneers their only two individual wins during that meet.
The Sacred Heart men’s volleyball team will travel to Penn State to face off against the Nitanny Lions on Friday, February 21st at 7:00 p.m. The Pioneers are 4-2 in the month of February and won its last match against George Mason 3-1. Sacred Heart catapulted to victory with great performances by Brad Borsay (Richmond, RI) and Jason Kinney (Salem, NH) who had 17.5 and 12.5 points each.
The Pioneers will play their second game of the weekend on Saturday, February 22nd against Saint Francis at 6:00 p.m. Sacred Heart’s last match up with Saint Francis last season on February 15, 2013 ended in a 3-0 loss in which the first two sets went into extra points. Borsay had 12 kills that game.
The Sacred Heart men’s wrestling team will compete at Boston University on Saturday, February 22 at 5:00 p.m. The Pioneers split their last two matchup with a 29-19 win against AIC and 35-6 loss against Princeton.
The Sacred Heart women’s fencing team will compete at the NEIFC Tournament at Mount Holyoke College on Saturday, February 22. The Pioneers are running high after clinching their first NFC title at the NFC meet at New Hampshire on February 8th. Sacred Heart went a perfect 6-0 during the meet defeating Vassar (21-6), UMass (25-2), Boston College (16-11), Tufts (21-6), Dartmouth (21-6) and Smith (23-4). The Pioneers were led by freshman Taylor Walsh (Carlsbad, CA) (17-1), Julia Greene (Califon, N.J.) (16-2), and sophomore Lindsey Severud (Long Valley, N.J.) (11-5).
The Sacred Heart men’s fencing team will compete at the NEIFC Tournament at Mount Holyoke College on Saturday, February 22. The Pioneers won their fifth consecutive conference title, with a 5-0 sweep at the NFC meet on February 8th. Sacred Heart defeated Tufts (23-4), Boston College (19-8), Vassar (21-6), UMass (26-1), and Dartmouth (21-6). The Pioneers were led by strong performances from Devon Clark (Teaneck, N.J.) (15-0), Khristopher White (East Orange, N.J.) (12-0) and Jonathan Jacovino(Brownfield, ME) (13-2).
Women’s Ice Hockey
The Sacred Heart women’s ice hockey team will face off against Holy Cross in their first game of the ECAC Open. The Pioneers’ last matchup with Holy Cross back in November ended in a 7-1 loss. Sacred Heart hopes to be on the winning side this time around on Saturday, February 22nd at 5:00 p.m.
The Sacred Heart men’s tennis team will travel to Yale University to play conference opponent Saint Francis U on Saturday, February 22nd at 7:00 p.m. The Pioneers are 1-2 this season, but are coming off a 4-3 win against Siena. Anthony Savio (Bagalore, India) had a convincing 6-0, 6-1 win against Matt Funiciello, part of the Pioneers domination of the single sets.
The Sacred Heart women’s tennis team will travel to Yale University to play conference opponent Saint Francis U. The Pioneers are coming off a 7-0 rout of Siena with victories from duo Katie DeRienzo (Douglaston, NY) and Gabi Kaldan (New Brunswick, NJ), as well Paige Olson (Sykesville, MD) and Lindsey Post (Danbury, CT). Currently 2-3, Sacred Heart looks to improve to .500 on Saturday, February 22 at 7:00 p.m.
Men’s Track and Field
The Sacred Heart men’s track and field will participate in the New England Indoor Championships on Sunday, February 23 at 10:00 a.m. The Pioneers finished second in the 2014 Northeast Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships at Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex. Sacred Heart had event wins by Marc Troiani (Valhalla, N.Y.) and Sean Ferguson (Smithtown, N.Y.) on the first day of the tournament while Scott Polis (East Patchogue, N.Y.) started off day two with a second-place finish in the pole vault.
Women’s Track and Field
The Sacred Heart women’s track and field will participate in the New England Indoor Championships on Sunday, February 23 at 10:00 a.m. The Pioneers won the 2014 Northeast Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships at Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex last weekend. Senior Brianna Castrogivanni (Commack, N.Y.) was named the meet's MVP after winning the mile, 3000m, and 5000m.