POUGHKEEPSIE, New York - The Red Fox Network’s Marist Minute highlights this past week’s events and provides an upcoming schedule for this week.
Women’s basketball went 1-1, losing 70-36 to Quinnipiac on Thursday, February 23, but bouncing back and ending their regular season with an 81-76 win versus Manhattan on Senior Day on Sunday. With the win the Red Foxes finished 14-16 overall and 11-9 in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference to earn the no. 6 seed heading into the conference tournament. Marist saw three of its players score 20 or more points against Manhattan, including sophomores Lovisa Henningsdottir (20)and Maura Fitzpatrick (26) and freshman Rebekah Hand (22), who also added a game-high eight assists and tied for the team lead with six rebounds.
Men’s basketball also went 1-1 this past week, picking up an 87-74 win versus Quinnipiac on Thursday and falling at Siena 80-64 to close the regular season Sunday. The Red Foxes finished 8-23 (5-15 MAAC) and got the no. 10 seed in the MAAC Tournament. Redshirt senior Khallid Hart dominated in the Marist win, scoring 28 points, shooting 12-for-14 from the free throw line. He also had four assists and four rebounds. Sophomore Ryan Funk had a big week, averaging 15 points in the two contests while averaging three makes from three-point range.
Men’s lacrosse suffered its first loss of the season, a 10-6 defeat at Princeton on Tuesday, February 21. The Red Foxes came back with an 11-8 win at Binghamton on Saturday, February 25. Senior J.D. Recor tied his career high with five assists against the Bearcats to move to within two of tying the program’s all-time record. He was named MAAC Offensive Player of the Week for the second time in the last three weeks. Freshman Michael Smith helped Marist tie the game at two in the first quarter with his two goals and was selected MAAC Rookie of the Week. Senior Jimmy Murphy was a defensive standout, picking up three ground balls and a caused turnover in the Marist victory.
Continuing the trend, women’s lacrosse had a loss and a win. The Red Foxes fell to no. 7 Stony Brook, 19-3, in their home opener Feb. 21, but picked up their first victory of the 2017 season at Vermont four days later. In the 13-9 win, sophomore Audrey Cerrone and senior Natalie Bonaroti both picked up hat tricks, while Bonaroti added a career high seven caused turnovers to earn a MAAC Defensive Player of the Week nod.
Softball participated in the Black & Orange Challenge in Macon, Georgia, over the weekend from Friday, February 24, to Sunday, February 26. The Red Foxes went 3-2, sweeping two games against Savannah State, splitting two games against Fort Wayne, and losing a single game to Mercer. Senior Rebecca Freeman had a monster game in a win against Savannah State, belting three homeruns and driving in 11 runs. The 11 RBIs in one game set a new Marist record. The Red Foxes improved their record to 5-4 over the weekend with the three wins.
Baseball competed in the Mississippi State Tournament from Friday, February 24 to Sunday, February 26. Marist went 2-2, splitting two games against both Mississippi State and Indiana State. The Red Foxes now stand at 4-3 on the year, which is the team’s best start under Head Coach Chris Tracz.
Women’s tennis also split two games this weekend, losing to Bucknell on Friday, February 24, but bouncing back to beat Lafayette on Saturday, February 25. Freshman Ariel Shulman had a great match in Saturday’s win, securing two big points for the Red Foxes.
Men’s and women’s track & field participated in the Fastrack Last Chance Meet on Saturday, February 25. The men’s 4x800 relay captured first place and qualified for the IC4A Championships and junior Steven Rizzo became the 25th runner in school history to eclipse the 15-minute barrier for the 5,000-meter run. The women’s distance medley relay qualified for the ECAC Championships with a first-place showing Saturday. The team of Shea Bohan, Danisha Craig, Kerry Gaye and Emily Burns stormed to a first-place time of 12:04.48, easing past the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference standard in the event by four seconds.
Upcoming This Week:
Tue. Feb. 28: Women’s Lacrosse vs. Yale, 5 p.m.
Thu. Mar. 2: Women’s Basketball against no. 11 Saint Peter’s in the MAAC Tournament, 1:30 p.m.; Men’s Basketball against no. 7 Canisius in the MAAC Championships, 7 p.m.
Fri. Mar. 3: Men’s Track & Field at IC4A Championships, TBA; Women’s Track & Field at ECAC Championships, TBA; Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving at ECAC Championships, 10 a.m.; Baseball at George Mason, 2:30 p.m.
Sat. Mar. 4: Men’s Track & Field at IC4A Championships, TBA; Women’s Track & Field at ECAC Championships, TBA; Women’s Tennis at Army West Point, TBA; Women’s Water Polo at Brown, 8:45 a.m.; Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving at ECAC Championships, 10 a.m.; Softball at UMBC, 12 p.m.; Women’s Water Polo at Princeton, 12:30 p.m.; Men’s Lacrosse vs. Drexel, 1 p.m.; Baseball at George Mason, 2 p.m.; Softball at UMBC, 2 p.m.; Women’s Lacrosse at Binghamton, 3 p.m.; Women’s Water Polo at Harvard, 8 p.m.
Sun. Mar. 5: Men’s Track & Field at IC4A Championships, TBA; Women’s Track & Field at ECAC Championships, TBA; Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving at ECAC Championships, 10 a.m.; Women’s Water Polo at Toronto, 11:45 a.m.; Softball at Coppin State, 12 p.m.; Baseball at George Mason, 1 p.m.; Softball at Coppin State, 2:15 p.m.
Mon. Mar. 6: Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving at NCAA Zone Qualifier Diving Championships, 12 p.m.