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Weekly Sports Update: Feb. 6 to Feb. 12

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Lauren Brown, forward for the NYU Basketball team, offering 14 points to the Violet’s win, Sunday. Feb. 12, 2017. Catch up with NYU’s basketball, swimming and diving, wrestling, and Men’s volleyball here.

Lauren Brown, forward for the NYU Basketball team, offering 14 points to the Violet’s win, Sunday. Feb. 12, 2017. Catch up with NYU’s basketball, swimming and diving, wrestling, and Men’s volleyball here.

Via gonyuathletics.com

Via gonyuathletics.com

Lauren Brown, forward for the NYU Basketball team, offering 14 points to the Violet’s win, Sunday. Feb. 12, 2017. Catch up with NYU’s basketball, swimming and diving, wrestling, and Men’s volleyball here.

By Nika Woodfill, Deputy Sports Editor

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Women’s Basketball (13-9, 3-8)

Women’s basketball ended the week with a 66-51 win over Carnegie Mellon University yesterday, redeeming themselves after a narrow 64-60 loss against Case Western Reserve University on Friday.

Friday’s game was well-fought, with each team alternating control of the lead. However, late in the fourth quarter Case Western’s defensive strength enabled a slim victory over the Violets.

Nevertheless, the team stepped up Sunday to defeat CMU, avenging their loss earlier in the season. Their victory was marked by offensive persistence through rebounds and strong finishes on the Violets’ part.

The team will return to the court at home against Washington University in St. Louis on Friday, Feb. 17.

Men’s Basketball (7-15, 2-9)

The men’s basketball team had a discouraging week with three losses against Stevens Institute of Technology, Carnegie Mellon University and Case Western Reserve University.

The Violets’ losing week commenced with a 88-79 defeat against Stevens on Tuesday. While Stevens developed an early lead, the Violets came back to even the score. However, a late offensive surge led Stevens to a solid victory.

On Friday, the team fell to CWRU 84-81 in a slim defeat. Despite an early lead by Case Western, the Violets attempted to recover and almost picked up the win. Unfortunately, the team’s bad luck continued and they were unable to secure a lead.

The Violets suffered a dramatic 94-58 loss against Carnegie Mellon University on Sunday in their final away game of the season.

The team will face off against Washington University in St. Louis on Friday, Feb. 17.

Swimming and Diving 

The swimming and diving team had a successful UAA Championship this weekend from Wednesday through Saturday in Chicago. The women’s team earned second place in the competition, and the men’s team finished third.

Both teams had several standout performances with freshman Jaime Robinson and senior Elise Gibbs both earning second in their individual races for the women’s team, and juniors Ian Rainey and Chad Moody earned first place in their races for the men’s team.

Select members of the team will compete in the NCAA Division III Championships starting March 15.

Wrestling (17-4)

The wrestling team earned its sixth consecutive UAA Championship win, routing CWRU 36-9 and University of Chicago 35-3 Sunday at home.

The Violets broke records on Sunday, becoming the first UAA squad to win the event six years in a row. The win came thanks to a number of essential performances from the team’s seniors.

The grapplers compete Feb. 17 against the College of Mount St. Vincent in Riverdale.

Men’s Volleyball (7-3, 3-0)

After a rough tournament last weekend, the men’s volleyball team vindicated themselves, defeating Bard College, Penn State Behrend University and SUNY New Paltz.

The team’s win against Bard (25-16, 25-16, 25-17) on Wednesday, Feb. 8, had a shaky start with Bard leading in points in the first set. Yet the Violets were able to bounce back, winning the set and taking the next two as well.

The team continued its success on the UVC Crossover on Saturday, beating Penn State Behrend University (25-19, 25-22, 22-25, 25-16) and defending NCAA Division III Champions New Paltz (25-19, 25-17, 30-28).

The Violets compete next against Stevens Institute of Technology in Brooklyn on Wednesday, Feb. 15.

A version of this article appeared in the Monday, Feb. 13 print edition. Email Nika Woodfill at [email protected]

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