Nine teams in play. Invitational track meets. Softball tournaments on the west coast. Four home contests on Saturday. And golf isn't even done until Monday! Okay, I'm tired.
It was a mixed bag in a very diverse schedule of winter and spring sports over the weekend. Baseball went to Florida to play No. 9 Miami at Alex Rodriguez Park. Talk about your mixed bag. They dropped all four games, but it was a good test against one of the nation's top teams. Softball headed to Santa Barbara to compete in the Gaucho Classic tournament against UC Santa Barbara, St. Mary's (Cal), and Pitt. The team went 2-3 to open the season, splitting two games each with UCSB and St.Mary's before dropping the finale to undefeated Pitt.
Both the men and women headed to Boston for track's Valentine Invitational. Seventeen Knights recorded qualifying times for either the IC4A or ECAC meet later in the season.
Before its fifth consecutive home sellout gymnastics fell to Maryland but topped Ursinus and Cornell in a quad meet. The Knights scored 194.450, just .925 behind Maryland's 195.375.
In lacrosse, the women opened their season at home, topping Villanova. They came back from a 5-4 halftime deficit to win the game. On the men's side, RU traveled to Richmond, losing to the Spiders, 15-7.
Wrestling extended its record to 13-7 with a 24-11 win over instate rival Princeton. The Knights won seven bouts.
Stay with On the Banks for more in depth follow ups on all Olympic sport action during the week.
|Golf - Men||B1G Match play||L Maryland, W Nebraska
|Gymnastics||Quad||2-1 vs Umd, Cornell, Ursinus||7-7|
|Lacrosse - Men||Richmond||L 15-7||1-1|
|Lacrosse - Women||Villanova||W 10-7||1-0|
|Softball||Gaucho Classic||2-3 vs UCSB, St. Mary's, Pitt||2-3|
|Track & Field - Men||Valentine Invit||11 IC4A QT|
|Track & Field - Women||Valentine Invit||6 ECAC QT|