Athletic shorts, Feb. 26

By Anthony Garcia

February 26, 2014

Women’s basketball ends season with W

The Dominican University women’s basketball wen through their share of ups and downs all season but they capped of the season on a high note.

The Stars beat their rivals the Concordia University of Chicago by a score of 72-61 on Feb. 18 away from home.

Sophomore Allie Tapanes and freshman Alyssa Hernandez, who combined for 50 total points, led the stars in the win.

In a back and forth contest, Hernandez shined above the competition, chipping in a season-high 26 points with 11 rebounds while Tapanes managed 24 points of her own, even going 10-for-11 from the free-throw line.  

The Stars were efficient, especially from 3-point land, where they shot 42.9 percent and from the charity stripe, knocking down 22 of 27 free throws.

The win was by far a high point for the team, since they had previously had a record of 0-24.

Men’s volleyball suffers loss after 10-day layoff

The Dominican University men’s volleyball was a bit rusty, losing to the MSOE Raiders after a 10-day break between matches.
The Stars fell behind early after dropping the first two sets before storming back in the next two sets to tie the game up. Dominican had just a .042 hitting percentage in the first two sets while committing 17 errors.

Dominican’s offense came to life in the third and fourth sets with a .389 attack percentage led by Zachery Sinn’s 10 of 17 kills.

The Raiders shut down any hope of a comeback in the final set, going 8 for 9 on kills, which ultimately decided the match.

Alex Coyne had a game-high 49 assists while Brooks Neverly helped out defensively with 10 digs.

The Stars look to right the ship against Carthage College on Feb. 26  in Kenosha, WI.