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    Storm washes away home sendoff, makes things harder for women’s volleyball team

    The Queens College women’s volleyball team’s 3-9 conference record ensures another losing season. Starting Tuesday at NYIT, the team needs to win their final five games to even have a shot at the East Coast Conference playoffs this year. But don’t tell team captain and senior Suzanne Byrne they can’t make it, even despite the recent challenges raised by Hurricane Sandy. “I absolutely hate losing, which is what our season has mainly been comprised of,” Byrne said. “But the girls are all really great and have been working really hard so hopefully we will get results in the last part of the season.” Byrne leads the team in numerous categories…

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    Upcoming games prove to be crucial for Knights

    Despite their recent accomplishment in the regional rankings, the Queens College men’s soccer team missed their chance to clinch an ECC playoff position with their last two results and currently find themselves pressured to win the rest of their conference matches. The Knights, now ranked fourth in the ECC with a record of 3-2-2, found themselves ranked 10th in the region after a 3-1 victory over Stonehill; this accomplishment was short lived. On October 6th, the men’s game against University of the District of Columbia resulted in a 3-3 draw. For the third time this season, the men competed in double-overtime, but failed to secure a win that would have…

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    Men’s soccer continue good play

    The Queens College Men’s Soccer Team continues through the second half of their season boasting a solid start with an overall record of 5-2-3 and a 3-1-2 record in conference play. They are now ranked third in the conference behind LIU Post and Bridgeport. The men’s most recent conference win over Molloy College (2-1) was an exciting matchup with goals from freshman Glen Reid and the unassisted, game-winner from freshman Paul Sandoval. Both teams had 15 shots on net, but the Knights came out on top. On Saturday, the men took on the University of the District of Columbia, a new member of the East Coast Conference. The game went…

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    Men’s soccer opens conference with draw

    The Queens College men’s soccer team (2-1-2) started their conference schedule at home on Thursday with a scoreless draw against St. Thomas Aquinas. The crowd sat at the edge of their seats during an overtime consisting of two 10 minute halves, as both teams struggled to put the ball in the back of the net. The men battled hard against a strong STAC team and maintained a competitive defense against some dangerous players. Starting junior defender Grant Edick was missing from Thursday’s game due to a suspension resulting from a red card he received in the previous non-conference game against St. Anselm. Edick smacked the ball out of the net…

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    Senior standout hopes final season is his best

    Scoring the crucial goal against Bridgeport University which admitted the last ranked, 2011 Queens College men’s soccer team to the playoffs is a memory that will forever resonate within senior standout Daniel Stoker. However, Stoker, a starter and second-year captain, remembers this day for the result it left the underrated team, not for his personal glory. This highlight is just one of Stoker’s many impressive achievements on the soccer field. Stoker, 22, London, England, began racking up notable awards as a freshman. In 2009, he was voted East Coast Conference Men’s Soccer Rookie of the Year and was awarded with the recognition of ECC Second Team All-Conference. In 2010, Stoker…