Now that Goshen College students have returned from spring break, spring sports are fully underway, with many teams reaching critical points in their seasons. Here’s a look into what they’ve accomplished so far, as well as what’s to come.The softball team is currently on a five-game win streak, after finishing up their spring break trip in Florida with three wins and two more yesterday against Bethel.
They are currently 10-5 after the doubleheader victories. Neither game was close: The Leafs trounced the Pilots by 9-3 and 16-5 to put them at two wins and zero losses in conference play.
The men’s and women’s basketball teams faced short seasons this year after failing to win enough matches to qualify for the Crossroads League Tournament.
The women had a record of 7-21 in the overall season and 2-16 in conference. The men went 3-25 in the overall season and 1-17 in conference.
The men’s volleyball team is on a winning streak going into the last five games of their season before the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference on March 29.
The team is currently 6-10 in the overall season and 4-9 in conference. They will compete against Mount Vernon Nazarene University on Friday.
Men’s and women’s track and field completed their indoor season on March 4, with several runners from both teams competing in the Crossroads League Indoor Championships. Several runners saw success throughout the competition.
Junior Nelson Kemboi was named All-American in the men’s 300-meter finals with a school record time of 8:26.43.
Summer Cooper was one spot away from the All-American title, placing ninth in the women’s mile final with a personal best time of 5:04.06. Both teams will kick off their outdoor season on March 25 at the Yellow Jacket Collegiate Open.
The baseball team kicked off their season on Feb. 4, but in the 20 games they have played, they have yet to compete on their home field.
They are currently 6-14 in the overall season and 2-6 in conference. The team will compete again on Friday against Indiana Wesleyan University, which will also serve as their first home game.
The men’s and women’s tennis teams are the only ones that have not yet begun their season. They will both compete in their first match on Saturday against Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. After that, the team won’t compete again until April 22, where they will play Bethel University at home.
To keep up with the spring athletic teams’ schedules and scores, visit goleafs.net.