Mid-season recap

By Kellie Lagoy
The women’s volleyball team has had an impressive first half of their season.  They currently have a 13-4 overall record and a 3-0 conference record. The team is one of three in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) that is still undefeated within the conference, and they have the second-best overall record among the other 12 schools in the conference. The Marlins have shown their skill throughout the season by consistently winning most of their matches in three short sets. This team has never dropped more than one set in a game it’s won. They hope to continue and finish with this abundant success in their last 14 matches of the regular season. The second half of their season will be a mixture conference and non-conference games. The team will also travel to La Verne, California, for the Leo Invitational. This weekend, the Marlins will be facing Hollins University on Friday at 6 p.m. in the Convocation Center.

The women’s soccer team has shown great skill in the conference play this season. Their record holds at 3-1 in the conference, with its only loss coming from Lynchburg College. It fell 2-0 to the Hornets. Overall, the soccer team posts a 5-4-2 record, and it is likely to only keep improving. The Marlins face a tough battle ahead, as the rest of their games for the second half of the season are filled with conference games. While this team may not be nationally ranked, they still is an impressive force on the field. All of their wins have been shut-out wins, and it’s had only one loss in the past seven games. This weekend, the women’s soccer team will be facing Roanoke College Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Trinder Center.

The men’s soccer team has shown that they are still a contender for another conference championship. Currently holding a 5-3-1 overall record and is 2-1 in the conference. The team went strong with a four-game winning streak before falling 2-1 to Guilford College. The team is tied for fourth in the ODAC with Randolph College and ranked third in the conference with its overall record. The Marlins are preparing for the rest of their season, which is all conference games. They have high hopes of making the ODAC tournament and securing another championship title. The men’s soccer team will play Roanoke College this Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Trinder Center.

Both men’s and women’s cross country have been moving along with a handful of standouts. They have been in three competitions, and in each one senior Liz Wade has put herself on the record board at Virginia Wesleyan College. In the beginning of their season, the Marlins competed in the ODAC preview hosted by Guilford College. The men’s team placed sixth while the women’s team placed fourth. Earlier this month, both teams competed in the North Carolina State University Wolfpack Invitational. The men’s team finished fourth, and the women’s team finished sixth. Their most recent race was the Don Cathcart Invitational hosted by Salisbury University. The men’s team finished fifteenth, and the women’s team finished tenth. The Marlins will compete again on Oct. 18, in the Christopher Newport Invitational.

Virginia Wesleyan’s field hockey team didn’t start its season quite how it wanted to, but it isn’t letting that discourage the team. The Marlins have an overall record of 2-7. They’ve only played one conference game, in which they fell 1-0 to Shenandoah University this past weekend. The Marlins have given a strong effort, and they are still hopeful for the rest of their season to turn around. They have eight games left in the month of October. Seven of the eight games are conference games. They have a good chance of making the conference tournament if they can finish their season strong. Their head coach, Christina Restivo, is tough and knows how to push them into the winning mentality that they know they can achieve. The women’s field hockey team will be playing Roanoke College Saturday at 1 p.m., next to Trinder Center.