Women’s Basketball Splits NY Road Trip

The Hawks cold Western, NY road trip started with a passionate double overtime win against the Purple Eagles of Niagara. An overall team effort boosted the Hawks to a 81-69 victory at the ‘Taps’ Gallagher Center. MU had five players post double figures. Sophomore guard Helena Kurt lead the charge with 21 points, five rebounds, and four assists, while sophomore forward Christina Mitchell posted her team leading fifth double-double of the season by knocking down 13 points, and posting 10 boards. The game’s five players in double figures marked the first time MU has reached that feat all year.


Field Hockey Edged by No. 20 Michigan State

On a rainy Saturday afternoon, the Hawks faced the nationally ranked Spartans of Michigan State on So Sweet A Cat Field to conclude their five game home stand. MU had the momentum early in the 22nd minute as senior forward and team captain Amanda Schoenfeld scored the first goal of the game. Three minutes later, a controversial call gave Michigan State a penalty stroke. Unfortunately for the Hawks, Alli Helwig put it past starting goalie Christen Piersanti to tie the score at one leaving momentum up for grabs.


A Look at Zach Fabel

Typically, shore towns are known to produce surfers and sailors. Junior tight end Zach Fabel is an exception. Originally hailing from Brigantine, NJ, he arrived at the University in 2012, but red-shirted as a freshman and did not see the football field until last season. The true freshman came bursting onto the field last year. Coming in at 6’3″ and 265-pounds, Fabel made an impact in his second career game when he caught a 42-yard pass for a touchdown against Liberty University. The Hawks would go on to lose that particular game, however, Fabel was a bright spot and proved his football ability.