The Week Ahead: Baseball, Lacrosse Open 2012 Seasons
Feb. 13, 2012
By Lindsay Brash
Lacrosse and baseball open their 2012 campaigns on the road, while men’s basketball returns home. Here’s what you can expect this week:
The men’s basketball team returns home from a two game road swing, where they look to prevent losing twice in a row. The Bearcats open the three-game home stand, welcome Providence to Fifth Third Arena on Wednesday. The late-night game is scheduled for 9 p.m. with coverage on ESPNU and radio coverage on 700 WLW. The team returns to Fifth Third Arena on Saturday, battling Seton Hall at 4 p.m. Coverage of the game is on Fox Sports Ohio and radio 700 WLW.
The swimming team follows in the steps of the diving team, as they travel to the BIG EAST Swimming Championship. The four-day competition starts on Wednesday with action scheduled all week until the conclusion on Saturday. The meet is in Pittsburgh, Pa.
The tennis team welcomes Wright State to the Western Tennis and Fitness Club on Wednesday. The mid-day meet starts at 1 p.m. with the Bearcats will battle hard to secure their first win of the season. The team hits the road on Sunday, traveling to Akron. The meet kicks off at 6 p.m.
The baseball team opens their 2012 campaign at the BIG EAST/Big Ten Challenge in St. Petersburg, Fl. The bearcats open the tournament on Friday at 1 p.m. in Clearwater, Fl. against Purdue. On Saturday, the team heads up the road to St. Petersburg, Fl. to battle Indiana at 10 a.m. before closing out the tournament on Sunday at 10 a.m. against Penn State. The bearcats welcomed 13 new student-athletes to the team and retained Justin Glass and Braden Kline, whom were named preseason All-BIG EAST Conference selections.
The lacrosse team heads out west to open their 2012 season. The Bearcats will look to their eight new athletes along with new assistant coach Lauren Gunning to help bring home the wins this season. The team opens their season on Friday against San Diego State at 10 p.m. in San Diego, Calif. They wrap up their west coast trip in San Diego on Sunday, battling Fresno State at 12 p.m.
The women’s basketball team looks to extend their win streak to three games when they travel to Seton Hall. The Bearcats hit the road to South Orange, N.J. on Saturday. Tip off for the game is 2 p.m.
After a successful indoor season, the track and field team makes their way to the BIG EAST Indoor Championship. The meet starts on Saturday in New York, N.Y. with conclusion on Sunday.
This Weeks Schedule: Men’s Basketball
9 p.m., Wednesday: UC vs. Providence, Fifth Third Arena, ESPNU
4 p.m., Saturday: UC vs. Seton Hall, Fifth Third Arena, BIG EAST Network
2 p.m., Saturday: UC at Seton Hall, South Orange, N.J.
All day, Wednesday-Saturday: UC at BIG EAST Championship, Pittsburgh, Pa.
1 p.m., Wednesday: UC vs. Wright State, Western Tennis and Fitness Club
6 p.m., Sunday: UC at Akron, Akron, Ohio
1 p.m., Friday: UC vs. Purdue, Clearwater, Fl.
10 a.m., Saturday: UC vs. Indiana, St. Petersburg, Fl.
10 a.m., Sunday: UC vs. Penn State, St. Petersburg, Fl.
10 p.m., Friday: UC at San Diego State, San Diego, Calif.
12 p.m., Sunday: UC at Fresno State, San Diego, Calif.
Track and Field
All day, Saturday-Sunday: UC at BIG EAST Indoor Championship, New York, N.Y.
In case you missed it:
The women’s basketball was on a roll last week, winning both games. The Bearcats started their win streak on Tuesday with a 60-56 win against Providence. The game was record-setting for the Bearcats as they won three-straight BIG EAST road games for the first time in school history. Chanel Chisholm led the team with 17 points and nine rebounds, while three more players scored in double-digits. The team returned home on Saturday, beating Pittsburgh, 62-57. It was the first time since 2000 that the Bearcats overcame the Panthers. Bjonee Reaves posted a game-high 19 points to give Jamelle Elloitt her career high wins in a single season. Chisholm and Dayeesha Hollins rounded out the double-digit scorers with 14 and 15 points, respectively.
The men’s basketball recorded their seventh BIG EAST win of the season on Wednesday, beating St. John’s 76-54. Sean Kilpatrick started the second half strong, scoring 10 points in the first five minutes. He finished the game with a total of 14 points. Yancy Gates and Cashmere Wright helped led the Bearcats to the win, Gates scored 14 points and nine rebounds, while Wright posted another 12 points and 10 rebounds. The team looked to carry on their win into Marquette, but the No. 18 Golden Eagles were too much, as the Bearcats lost 95-78. The Bearcats started off strong but were hindered in their search for a win by 14 turnovers. JaQuon Parker and Dion Dixon teamed up to led the Bearcats with 15 points each. The Bearcats are now 17-8, 7-5 BE.
Sierra Sullivan looked to win the tennis teams lone match but fell short in the tie-breaker, as the Bearcats lost 7-0 to Memphis at the Western Tennis and Fitness Club. Carly Wilson won her second set, 6-2, sending her competition to a tie-breaking third set but came up short as her competitor, Andrea Arquez-Garcia took an early led. The team looked to bounce back on Saturday at Kentucky but fell 7-0 to the Wildcats. Jasmine Lee and Ashleigh Witte teamed up in the doubles competition to give the Bearcats a lone win, despite the win, the Wildcats took the doubles point. Witte went on to win her first set with UK's Khristina Blajkevitch sending it to three-sets where Blajkevitch produced the win.