The PioSphere Weekly Sports Forecast

The Weekly Forecast
PioSphere Reporter Josh Landry

Pioneer Performance: This week’s honor is a bit unusual, as it goes to both the men and women’s basketball teams and their strong second half play on Saturday that led to victories by both teams. After trailing by ten to Rose-Hulman at the half, the men’s team outscored the Engineers 43-24 in the second half, led by Ethan Spurlin’s 19, and finished with a 69-60 win. The women’s team held Rose-Hulman to seven points in the last 15 minutes of the game, improving to a 7-1 record and remaining atop the HCAC standings.

Matchup of the Week: Men and Women’s Track and Field travel to Otterbein University this Saturday to open the season at the Otterbein Invitational. With only two seniors coming into this season (Kelsey Meade and Laura Clark) and eight freshmen, a relatively young group of Pioneers will look for a strong showing in the first of ten events this season.

Player to Watch: The women’s basketball team faces off against Mount St. Joseph at home this Wednesday night at 7:30pm. Freshman Alex Botkin leads the team in both rebounds (8.8 per game) and blocked shots and holds a key part to the Pioneers’ attempt to remain atop the HCAC standings for the rest of the season.

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