by Bobbie Discuilo, Drew Kennedy, Cassidy Riendeau/ Sports Writers
Club Tennis Tops WPI in First Match of the Season
The Bulldogs took the road on Saturday to WPI to begin their 2016-2017 campaign, facing host team WPI and a highly ranked Brandeis team. The first match featured the Bulldogs lead by the junior star Stephane Driesen against WPI. Driesen came out of the gate running, winning his match 6-1 in Men’s Singles. The Bulldogs held on to Driesen’s momentum and kept the ball rolling with big wins in Women’s Single by sophomore Maddie McLaughlin 6-4, and the dynamic pair of Matt Levine and Noelle Ferragamo in Mixed Doubles 6-5. Bulldogs took the morning match against WPI 4-1.
Ultimate Frisbee Win URI Brisk Winds Tournament for the First Time!
Bryant University Ultimate team traveled south this past weekend to compete in the 2-day URI Brisk Winds tournament, down in Kingston,RI. The tournament was considered a non-sanctioned development tournament, which allowed the Bulldog’s A and B teams to be mixed together to create two equal teams called Bryant Y and Bryant X.
After a good first day, the Bulldogs went into Day 2 in championship bracket contention, by having to win their first game of the day to be in the running. Bryant Y unfortunately lost a tough game, which put them into the consolation bracket. Bryant Y didn’t let the slow start to their day get the best of them by turning around and winning the consolation bracket. Bryant X put together a fantastic performance by going 3-0 on the day and winning the title against URI’s Alumni team 11-10. This became Bryant’s first ever title at the URI Brisk Winds Tournament.
Support the fight against Breast Cancer and the Bryant University Cheerleaders!
The Bryant University Cheerleading team is hosting an October fundraiser that also helps Breast Cancer awareness. Find a cheerleader today to pick up a “Stronger than Cancer” T-shirt for $10 to support the Cheer team on their way to compete in Daytona Florida!