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December 8, 2008

Aloooha ladies and gents,

As we close out our time on the blog, here’s at least one more sports round up. Let’s see what we have this week: (more…)

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STJ Sports Round-Up

December 2, 2008

Alooooooooooooooha,

This week I’m coming to you liiiiiive from McCarren International Airport in beautifully trashy Laaaas Vegas! I think the stench of cigarette grows naturally here!  Or I’m now sitting at work. Vacation is over and reality as set in. Here’s what’s going on with Red Storm Sports:

Women’s Basketball: Well check out who’s on a streak. Sunday saw four players score double digits, with senior Monique McLean leading the pack with 24 points for the 70-58 win over Vermont. Joy McCorvey, Sky Lindsay and Da’Shena Stevens rounded out the rest of the double digit group. The win brings their record to 6-0. And with standout performances, McLean was named to the Big East Honor Roll.

Men’s Basketball: D.J. Kennedy nailed down a double double Monday to ensure a Red Storm victory over St. Francis, 69-61. Kennedy scored 17 points with 13 rebounds. After jumping out to a 19-point lead at the end of the first half, the Red Storm almost blew it but stayed with it just long enough. The men’s team stands at 6-1.

Softball: Big news on the recruiting front for softball as two players signed National Letters of Intent. Coach Amy Kvilhaug announced Katie Mason and Dominique Marcelino will enter the University in the 2009-2010 class.

-Alex Quevedo

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November 24, 2008

And aloooooooooha to you and yours,

Basketball is getting to “full-swing” level while others are pushing their way through the playoffs. Let’s see what we have here:

Women’s Basketball: The women’s team improved to an unbeaten 3-0 to start the season by taking down Manhattan College for the eleventh straight time, 63-54 on Saturday. Freshman Da’Shena Stevens took it to Manhattan with 20 points and 13 rebounds against the Jaspers.

Men’s Basketball: Faced with the task of replacing injured standout player Anthony Mason Jr., the sophomores of the men’s basketball team blasted Howard University with a combined 46-point night. The Johnnies walked away with a 79-44 win. Mason Jr. won’t be walking away, though. The senior will undergo season-ending foot surgery after tearing the peroneal tendon in his right foot. The Flashlight sends our best to a speedy recovery.

Women’s Volleyball: Notre Dame’s Fightin’ Irish proved to be just a bit too much for women’s volleyball, deceptively downing the Red Storm 3-1 this past Saturday in the semifinals of the Big East Tourney. The sets were closer than the match shows, with the scores settling in as follows: 25-23, 20-25, 21-25, 25-27. On a lighter note, senior Wioleta Leszczynska racked up another honor, getting named to the 2008 Big East Volleyball All-Tournament team. Congrats out to her.

Men’s Soccer: The Red Storm will host Boston University on Tuesday night to kick off (no pun intended) the 2008 NCAA Tourney. FREE tickets will be available at the UC starting at 4 pm. So get out there and support the No. 3 ranked team.

And that’s the end of that chapter.

-Alex Quevedo

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November 17, 2008

Alooooooha,

Well St. John’s, we have a little excitement and a little disappointment this week. Without further delay, here you go:

Women’s Volleyball: After an incredible season, the women’s volleyball team suffered a disappointing loss to DePaul on Sunday, dropping the match 3-1. The game was the last regular season match. On the bright side, the team finished 12-2 in the Big East, a first-place finish.

Men’s Soccer: The men’s soccer team advanced to the Big East Championship but ultimately fell short on Sunday, losing to No. 14 University of South Florida. The final score was 1-0 in overtime.

Men’s Basketball: Looks like Carnesecca Arena opened with enough Red Storm love to help St. John’s down LIU, 73-63 on Saturday. Sophomore D.J. Kennedy led St. John’s with 23 points and fellow sophomore Sean Evans followed suite with his first career double-double (13 points, 11 rebounds).

Women’s Basketball: The women’s team opened up with good tidings first on Friday, dominating Northeastern 70-52. Junior Joy McCorvey nailed down a double-double with 15 points to go along side with 12 rebounds.

I’ll be back with you next week guys. Until then…

-Alex Quevedo

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November 10, 2008

Aloha,

Here are some of the highlights from this past weekend:

Women’s Volleyball: Nothing like double dominance, right? On Friday Nov. 7, the team swept University of South Florida to clinch their fourth-consecutive Big East Tournament appearance. And on Nov. 9, they completed another 3-0 sweep over Georgetown. That’s eight wins in a row for our dominate v-ball team.

Men’s Soccer: The men on the field are heading into the semifinals of the Big East Tournament. The No. 3 Red Storm downed Providence 1-0 on Nov. 8. Tadeu Terra scored the game-winning goal.

Basketball: Red Storm basketball is just around the corner. Let’s hope for… something.

-Alex Quevedo

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November 3, 2008

Aloha yet again,

Good times for Red Storm Sports this past weekend. Here’s a look at the big time stuff:

Women’s Volleyball: After dropping the first set, women’s volleyball rallied back to beat Seton Hall 3-1. The team improves to 18-7 overall and senior Lena Yee notched up her 2,000th dig. Congrats!

Men’s Soccer: On Halloween, the men’s soccer team grabbed the title for the Red Division Regular Season Championship. The team defeated Cincinnati 2-0 to clinch.

Women’s Soccer: The women did not fare quite as well against Cincinnati, falling 1-0. The loss comes in the first round of the Big East Championship.

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October 27, 2008

Aloha,

I have a bigger list for you this week. And here we go… (more…)

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October 21, 2008

Aloooooooooha,

After a Manic Monday (I wish it was Sundaaaaay… because I wouldn’t have ended up in the laptop shop 3 times), you get your sports on Taco Tuesday! And all the better, because I have some honors to post about:

Women’s Volleyball: Senior Wioleta Leszczynska was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll after some hardcore dominance in Saturday’s 3-2 win over UConn.

Men’s Soccer: The team has maintained their No. 4 ranking on the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) poll after downing Seton Hall 3-1 and defeating No. 1 USF 1-0 last week.

Women’s Soccer: Another disappointing loss for women’s soccer, as they dropped the opening of their road trip with a 1-0 loss to Georgetown.

And with that quick update, I’ll see you next week.

-Alex Quevedo

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October 13, 2008

Here we go again:

Men’s Soccer: After taking down Villanova 3-0, junior Nelson Becerra was named Big East Player of the Week, while fellow junior Joel Gustafsson was named to the TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Week. Read more here.

Women’s Volleyball: On Friday October 10, the women’s volleyball team swept Rutgers University to improve their record to 4-1 in the Big East and 13-7 overall.

Women’s Cross Country: The team placed fourth at the Metropolitan Championships in Riverdale, N.Y. over the weekend, an improvement from an eighth place finish last year.

Women’s soccer: The women’s soccer team took a 1-0 lead into the 73rd minute of Friday’s game against Marquette, but couldn’t hold on as the opposition rallied to win 2-1.

-Alex Quevedo

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October 6, 2008

Aloha,

While Major League Baseball is presenting a solid playoff year, St. John’s sports are still going strong:

Men’s Golf: Currently, the men’s team is fourth in the second round of the Mission Inn Classic. Senior Casey Calmi is tied for third overall.

Softball: Women’s softball swept a two game series over thew weekend, drowning out Sacred Heart 6-1 and Fairfeild 8-0. Sophomore pitcher Linzee Sumrall impressed with seven-strikeout performance against Sacred Heart. Fellow sophomore Kat Lawrence responded against Fairfield with a no-hitter.

Men’s Soccer: All streaks must come to an end, as it seems, as men’s soccer’s streak came to an end against No. 14 Louisville. The No. 2 team in the nation kept it close, but dropped the 2-1 game.

Women’s Golf: The women’s golf team is currently tied for the overall lead at the ECAC Championship in Williamsburg, VA.

Women’s Volleyball: In a Sunday afternoon match, the volleyball team beat down Syracuse 3-1 in a Big East match up. Sophomore Kun Song led the team with 17 kills.

Until next week…

-Alex Quevedo