This week in Pilot's athletics, the men’s soccer team won a match 15-0, the rowing team won the varsity four race at the Portland Invite, and the baseball team went 2-1 in their series against St. Mary's.
The men’s team had a dominant non-conference win over Multnomah University 15-0 and a 0-2 loss to Santa Clara this week. Both Luke Hendel and Jacob Babalai had a hat trick against Multnomah and three other Pilots, Yusuf Cueceoglu, Boba Fofanah and Caua Soares, recorded two goals each.
The men’s team’s next game is Sunday, April 11 against Santa Clara.
The women’s team lost both their games this weekend. They ended their game against Point Loma on April 2 with a final score of four to two and lost against San Diego on April 3 with a score of seven to zero. The Pilots now sit at one and nine this season as they head into their next game against San Francisco on April 9.
The men’s team suffered a close loss to BYU 4-3, with three of their four losses going three sets. The Pilots now sit at 8 and 3 overall and 2 and 1 in the WCC. This week they head down to the Bay area to take on San Francisco and Santa Clara.
Track and Field
The women’s track and field team had a strong performance at University of Oregon on April 2. Veerle Bakker placed first in the women’s 5,000m with a time of 16:23.13 and Anna Pataki set a UP record with a personal best of 33:11.30 in the women’s 10,000m run.
Next they will head to Salem for a meet at Willamette University on April 15.
On the men's side, Bradley Peloquin recorded a personal record (PR) and came in fourth overall in the 5,000m and all five Pilots competing in the 10,000m set PRs at the UO meet.
The Pilots also competed in the NW Distance Jamboree Meet hosted at Lane Community College, in which Parker Wilkerson and Konnor Hathaway placed in the top five in the 800m and Riley Olson finished 9th in the 5,000m.
The Pilots won the varsity four race at the Portland Invite on April 3. The Pilots lost against Saint Mary’s in the varsity eight races but were able to score a win with a time of 8:32.8 in the varsity four race. Their next meet is against Gonzaga on April 10.
Portland went two and two this week, with a loss to No. 21 Oregon State and a 2-1 series win over Saint Mary’s, finishing the week at 13-13 on the season. This week, the Pilots will head to Eugene to play UO in a one-game series and then to Utah to play BYU in a three-game series.
At roughly the halfway point of the season, three standouts are freshman Sam Brown, freshman Ben Patacsil and junior Chad Stevens. All three are batting over .300, an OPS (on-base percentage plus slugging percentage) over .800 and at least 35 total bases.
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