This week in Pioneer sports:
The Sacred Heart University women’s fencing will travel to New Hampshire on Saturday for its final conference meet of the season. At NFC Meet #3 the Pioneers will take on Tufts, Boston College, Vassar, UMass and Dartmouth in search of a conference crown. The squad went 2-3 at the Philadelphia Invitatinal last week, defeating Norh Carolin (14-3) and Fairleigh Dickinson (18-9 The epee squad had a great outing with a 32-13 overall record. Megan Floyd (Media, PA) went 13-2 at the event, while Taylor Walsh (Carlsbad, Calif.) went 12-3 and Julia Greene (Califon, N.J.) went 9-6. The Pioneers were scheduled to compete at Columbia on Wednesday but the match was postponed due to the snow storm
The Sacred Heart University men’s fencing team concludes its conference slate on Saturday at NFC Meet #3 in New Hampshire, taking on Tufts, Boston College, Vassar, UMass and Dartmouth. The squad was 3-3 at the Philadelphia Invitational last week, defeating North Carolina, Lafayette and Drew. Jon Jacovino (Brownfield, MA) of the epee squad was 8-4 on the day, leading the epee squad to a 32-22 record.
The Sacred Heart University men’s volleyball team opens EIVA play this weekend, hosting Harvard and NJIT, Friday and Saturday night respectively. Both matches will begin at 7 p.m. at the Pitt Center The Pioneers won back-to-back matches on Saturday, defeating East Mennonite (3-1) and Stevens Tech (3-0). Austin Arcala (Long Beach, CA) led the team in points during both matches with 15.5 points against East Mennonite and 13 points against Stevens Tech.
Men’s Track and Field
The Sacred Heart University men’s track and field team will compete at the NEC Indoor Track and Field Championships Saturday and Sunday, February 8-9th. The Pioneers had nine top-ten finishes from its throwers during the last meet at the Harvard Invitational. Graduate student Marc Troiani (Valhalla, N.Y.) finished in the top-five in both the shot put (15.86m) and weight throw (16.58m). His weight throw was the third longest in NEC this season. The Pioneers also had three top-ten finishes in the field highlighted by Brandon Hutchinson (Bay Shore, N.Y.) third place finish in the triple jump (14.06m). Scott Polis (East Patchogue, N.Y.) placed fourth in the pole vault (4.42m), and Thomas Ford (East Meadow, N.Y.) finished eighth in the long jump (6.15m).
Women’s Track and Field
Sacred Heart University women’s track and field team will compete at the NEC Indoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday and Sunday, February 8-9th. The Pioneers had four top-ten finished at the Harvard Invitational last Saturday. Kolbi Smith (Valatie, N.Y.) finished third in the shot put with a throw of 13.23m and third in the weight throw with a toss of 15.75m. Mareena DiMilia (Claryville, N.Y.) was fourth in the weight throw (14.79m) while Sara Isaacson (Aberdeen, N.J.) finished fourth in the pole vault, clearing 3.20m.
Women’s Ice Hockey
The Sacred Heart University women’s ice hockey team will host Rhode Island at Webster Bank Arena. The Pioneers are 5-13-5 this season. Sacred Heart looks to get production from junior forward Casey Stathopoulos (Wathum, MA) who leads the team in points this season (18).
The Sacred Heart wrestling team will host the Bucknell Bison at the Pitt Center Sunday night at 7:00 pm. The Pioneers are coming off a 35-9 loss at Rider last weekend. Casey Mitchell (South Windsor, CT) and Sam Morison (Conshohocken, PA) earned Sacred Heart's only two wins against the Broncos. SHU is 0-2 at home this season. The Bison and Pioneers' dual will be broadcasted live on NECFrontRow.com. Click HERE to watch live at 7:00.