Christendom College

Weekend Domination: Crusaders Notch Victories in Rugby, Soccer, and Volleyball

September 26, 2016

crusaders-soccer-dom-1The Crusaders earned their first rugby victory, the Lady Crusaders swept a volleyball tri-match in New York, and the Crusaders soccer team picked up back-to-back wins over the weekend, both at home and on the road.

Men’s soccer launched the busy weekend with a match against Potomac State College on Friday night — a team Christendom had never beaten. The young talent of the Crusaders quickly brushed off the weight of history, with Peter Day leading Christendom to a 5-2 victory, thanks to four goals over the course of the match.

The Crusaders took the momentum of the victory into Saturday, playing Patrick Henry College for the second time this season. The result was very similar to the first game, with Christendom overpowering the school throughout the match, winning 6-1. Both wins raised the team’s season record to 6-2, and brought their winning streak to five games.

The Lady Crusaders took on Patrick Henry in soccer on Saturday, spinning their own successful victory against the team. After defeating them 12-0 last weekend, the Lady Crusaders came close to tying that rout, ultimately finishing the game 8-0. The victory notched the Lady Crusaders their third win of the season, raising their record to 3-2.

rugby-mens-dom-1Across town, Christendom’s rugby team traveled to nearby Lord Fairfax for their second match of the season, after dramatically drawing Duke University at home last weekend. Looking for their first victory of the season, the Crusaders hit hard against the Lions, with Martin Norton scoring two tries, Michael McMahon marking his return to the starting lineup with a try, and rookie Jonathon Messing sealing the game with a try of his own. The Crusaders dominated their crosstown and conference rival 26-5, raising their record to 1-0-1.

volleyball-dom-1Up in New York, the 6-5 Lady Crusaders volleyball team competed in a major USCAA tri-match, looking to continue their recent domination on the court. After going 6-2 in their past eight games, the Lady Crusaders did not disappoint, winning every game of the tri-match 3-0, against the Culinary Institute of America, SUNY Delhi, and Dean College. The Lady Crusaders are now 9-5, and 8-2 in their past ten matches.

The men’s and women’s cross-country team ran in their third meet of the season on Saturday at Shenandoah University, and continued to show their growth and speed in their first full season. Women’s team captain Xochitl Ortega made the biggest impact, placing 4th out of 89 other runners during the meet.

For more information on scores and upcoming games, please visit christendomathletics.com.

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