Club Sports: November Wrap-Up

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The women’s club rugby team are one of many club teams at Fordham that were successful this fall. (Courtesy of Instagram)

Allie Coppola , Contributing Writer

The club sports teams here at Fordham had a busy month as the end of the semester approaches. Many teams finished up their seasons and look forward to the spring, while some have remaining matchups in the final weeks of the year. 

The hockey team had the busiest month of all, including some single matchups and their East Coast Showdown tournament. They began the month on Nov. 5 with a home game against Quinnipiac University, falling to the Bobcats 10-5 despite a valiant offensive effort. They bounced back a week later with a strong 6-1 win over Columbia University, preparing them for their eventful following weekend.

On Nov. 18, the team traveled to Aston, Penn. for the East Coast Showdown with matchups against Pennsylvania State University (PSU) Harrisburg, Kutztown University and Neumann University. The Rams finished the weekend with a 2-1 record, defeating PSU Harrisburg 6-3 and Neumann 7-5, but falling to Kutztown 6-3. 

Club President Bryce Vitale, FCRH ’25, is happy with the team’s performance and is grateful for the experience. “The time that the boys spent together in Pennsylvania was critical for the growth of our team and we had lots of fun at the tournament. With the season arriving at the halfway point, I am excited to see how we continue to become stronger as one unit on and off the ice.” 

Vitale is looking forward to the spring season and is confident that the team will continue its success, despite the loss of part of the team. “Although we will be losing a few impact players for the study abroad program, I think we should be able to compete very well against the more difficult opponents in our division. From now until March we will be preparing to get to nationals and win the title.” They’ll travel to Northford, Conn. for another game against Quinnipiac on Dec. 4, closing out their incredible season with an exciting rematch. 

In the weekend before Fordham’s Thanksgiving break, the men’s lacrosse team hosted the City College of New York (CCNY) and Columbia in a round robin event at Murphy Field on Nov. 19. They swept the day with a dominant 9-2 win over CCNY and an 8-3 win over Columbia, ending the season on a high note. Earlier in the month, on Nov. 6, the women’s lacrosse team traveled to Poughkeepsie, N.Y. for Marist University’s round robin event alongside New York University for their final two games of the fall season. They handily defeated the latter in a 15-0 rout, but lost a hard-fought game to Marist by a 10-6 score. Both teams look forward to busier schedules in the spring, as lacrosse is primarily a spring sport. 

Back on Nov. 6, the women’s rugby team played Stony Brook University in their league semifinal matchup, with wins against SUNY Maritime and SUNY New Paltz in the previous weeks propelling them to the top of their division. Although they lost 67-12, the team is incredibly proud of how far they’ve come compared to previous years, and they look forward to the future of their program.

The women’s squash team began their season on Nov. 5 at Vassar College as the fourth team in a round robin event. They matched up against Vassar, Northeastern University and Boston University (BU). Both the Vassar and Northeastern matchups resulted in 8-1 losses, but the BU contest ended with a much closer score of 6-3. Though they had a tough start, there is plenty of room for improvement and time to turn it around. 

Rounding out the contests in November, the baseball team hosted Montclair State on the 13th in a Sunday doubleheader. They split the games, losing the first 3-0 and winning the second 4-1. They finished their fall season with a 6-6 record, an impressive outcome against some tough competition. They’ll also have a busier spring season. 

The final club team with a November event was the Ultimate Frisbee team, as they were participants in the Hudson River Rumble on the 19th. With wins against two Cornell teams and one from Sarah Lawrence College, they swept the day adding three wins to their fall record. They finish the season with a 5-2 record, joining the success of many other club teams this Fall. 

Fordham’s club sports programs have seen overall success this fall, and many of them look forward to busier spring seasons. If interested in joining any of these club teams, Fordham students can visit https://www.fordham.edu/athletics/club-sports/ for more information about who to contact and about results from the fall season.