As Goshen College nears spring break, many sports teams are reaching crucial points in their seasons. With teams just weeks away from the conference tournaments, this is where their records currently stand.The men’s volleyball pulled off an incredible come-from-behind victory last night, as they beat Mount Vernon Nazarene University 3-2. For the first time in program history, they came back from losing the first two sets to win, giving them a crucial conference victory. The team kicked off their season in January and have currently played nine games. They have a winning record, at 6-3 overall. In conference, they’re 2-3.
The men’s basketball team, which plays year round, is currently 7-19 in their overall season. In conference, the team is 3-11. The men are 5-7 in home games and 2-12 in away games. The team will compete against Grace College on Wednesday night to try and break their two-game losing streak.
The women’s basketball team also plays year round and is currently 11-14 in their overall season. The women are 5-8 in conference. The team appears to have success playing at home, with a 6-5 win-loss record. They are 4-8 in away matches. Along with the men’s team, they will also face off against Grace College to try and gain another conference win.
Men’s track and field began their season back in December. The team has had two athletes qualify for indoor nationals, which take place in March. Simon Graber Miller qualified in the high jump, and Samuel Stoner-Eby has qualified in both the 200-meter dash and the 400-meter dash.
Women’s track and field has seen similar success since their first meet. Qualifying for nationals are Annika Fisher, Alexsandra Fernandes, Naomi Ross Richer and Summer Cooper, who make up the distance medley relay team, as well as Suzette Rodriguez, who qualified in the weight throw.
Three sports teams have yet to start their seasons: men’s baseball, women’s softball and men’s and women’s tennis.
Men’s baseball kicks off this Friday, Feb. 11. They’ll be competing at Oakland City University in a tournament that spans over two days.
Women’s softball will kick off their season on Saturday, Feb. 26. They will be traveling to Costa Mesa, California to compete against Vanguard University.
The men’s and women’s tennis teams will play an abbreviated spring season, with their first match being on Friday, Feb. 18. They will be traveling to Chicago, Illinois to compete against Roosevelt University.