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A year in review of WSU: Sports edition

Nutter Center Athletic Mural | Photo by Daniel Delgado | The Wright State Guardian

Nutter Center Athletic Mural | Photo by Daniel Delgado | The Wright State Guardian

2019 was a big year in Wright State Raider sports, here is a recap of all the biggest games by our Raider men’s and women’s teams. Do you remember them all?

Feb. 15: Men’s Basketball defeats rival NKU

At the end of last season for WSU basketball, it was all up to the WSU vs NKU game to decide who would be the first place team in the Horizon League.

The score bounced back and forth but WSU ended up winning the game by four points, earning them the first place spot.

Feb. 16: Women’s Basketball dominates NKU

Just a day after the men played NKU, it was the women’s turn.

They kept up the narrative and beat their component on pink out night with a score of 78-56.

The win made the Raiders 20-6 overall and 11-2 in the Horizon League.

March 2: Men’s Basketball wins regular season Horizon League title

In an intense game against the Milwaukee Panthers, the WSU raiders won with a score of 65-62.

In their last regular season game, the men won the Horizon League title, the first time in team history.

March 2: Women’s Basketball wins regular season Horizon League title

In an away game to Oakland, the women competed in a match that would decide their final ranking in Horizon League play.

With a final score of 73-64, the team secured their regular season title, also the first time in team history.

Men’s Soccer become Horizon League champions; get first bid in NCAA tournament

With a win in penalty kicks against Milwaukee, the WSU Men’s Soccer team claimed the Horizon League Championship title.

For the first time ever, they received a bid in the NCAA tournament.

At the end of a record-breaking season, Men’s Soccer defeated Notre Dame 3-2, but fell in the second round of the tournament to Michigan.

Oct. 9: Volleyball runs up the longest winning streak in the nation

With a winning streak of 16 games, the Volleyball team had the longest streak in the nation.

Wins against universities such as Bowling Green and Notre Dame were a big accomplishment for the team.

Just two days later, the streak was lost to UIC, but was picked back up again at the end of October for an eight-game streak.

Nov. 15: Men’s and Women’s Cross Country wraps up season at NCAA Regionals

In Wisconsin at the Great Lakes Regionals, the men and women ran their final race of the season.

Out of 31 teams, the women placed 21st overall and had two runners in the top 100.

The men’s team placed 24th out of 29 teams and had one top 40 runner.

Nov. 16: Volleyball wins Horizon League Championship title

With a 3-1 win against Oakland, the Volleyball team took home their first ever Horizon League regular season championship.

The Women’s Volleyball team ended the season with a record of 24-4 overall and 13-3 in Horizon League.

Nov. 22: Volleyball hosts NCAA tournament for the first time

After a record-breaking season, WSU Volleyball set even more records by hosting the first-ever Horizon League Volleyball Championship in McLin Gym.

With seven league honorees, the most in program history, the Volleyball team went into the tournament with high spirits.

Making it all the way to the semifinals, the Raiders fell to Northern Kentucky.

Dec. 1: Volleyball recieves first at large bid and goes to Purdue

Even after a record-breaking season, a championship title and hosts of the tournament, Volleyball was not finished.

For yet another first, WSU Volleyball received their first-ever at large bid to the NCAA Championship.

Included in the only 64 teams left playing, WSU set history making it to the NCAA tournament.

April 14: Men’s Tennis wins on Senior Day

On a special afternoon for seniors Donovan Cellupica-Towers and Fernando Nardelli, the Men’s Tennis team swept their opponent in a 7-0 win against Wittenberg.

Both seniors were honored before the match and were rewarded with another win to their last season. 

April 20: Women’s Tennis wins regular season finale

In their last game of the regular season, WSU’s Women’s Tennis team beat out their opponent, Detroit Mercy Titans, for an overall record of 15-14 and 5-4 in Horizon League play. 

This put the team at a number five seed in the Horizon League Tournament.

Makenzie Hoeferlin

Editor-in Chief