The University of Rhode Island Club Sports program finished out the month with a weekend full of competitions from Men’s Volleyball, Wrestling, Women’s Ice Hockey, Women’s Ultimate Frisbee, Women’s Lacrosse and Gymnastics.
Men’s Volleyball A Team had a tough tournament on Feb. 27 at Bryant. They came out with a 2-0 win over both Worcester Polytechnic Institue and the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, but later fell to Columbia University and Boston University.
They faced fierce competition from Boston University only losing the first set 20-25 and the second set 23-25. The team left the tournament 11-2 on the regular season, an impressive record to bring the team into the post-season.
“A hard month of competition is over and we will still be the best in the south and one of the top three seeds in all of New England going into regionals in April,” said Men’s Volleyball Head Coach Michael Holden. “March will be to reset, polish up, and get ready for regionals and nationals.”
Wrestling attended the National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) Northeast Conference Championship this weekend with an impressive showing from their team.
Chris Delise placed first at 141, improving his record to 6-1 with a win percentage of 85.7 with teammate James Baccala trailing behind him at third in the same weight class.
Ryan Buquicchio was second in his weight class at 157, Brendan McCarthy was third at 174, Ed Wild placed second at 235, and Dean Geraci was third at 285. Delise, Buquicchio, and Wild all competed in the final rounds.
Wrestling will send 10 members of the team to compete in the NCWA National Championships on March 10 in Dallas, TX.
Women’s Ice Hockey
Women’s Hockey faced off against the University of Massachusetts at Amherst this weekend. The first of the two games on Feb. 25 was postponed due to weather conditions.
The Rams traveled to Amherst on Feb. 26, for a close game against the Minutemen. URI ultimately lost 2-1 with a scheduled rematch for the team’s senior night on March 4 at home.
Women’s Ultimate Frisbee
Women’s Ultimate Frisbee traveled to Tufts University on Feb. 27 for their first competition this spring. The Ram’s fought hard in the freezing weather pulling out a five-point lead for the win with a final score of 7-2.
Disky Business will be back in action throughout spring break traveling for two tournaments.