Women’s Basketball Placed on Pause

Per a release from the Marist athletic department, the Marist women’s basketball team is entering a program pause.

The release reads:

“The Marist women’s basketball team has paused team activities due to institutional COVID protocols. As a result, the Red Foxes’ game tonight at Stony Brook has been canceled. Following a break for final exams, Marist’s next scheduled game is Saturday, Dec. 18 at Fairfield.”

Tonight’s game at Stony Brook is canceled. Marist will honor its commitment to play the Seawolves in a different season.

The Red Foxes have yet to be at full strength this season. Junior guard Trinasia Kennedy and senior guard Sarah Barcello haven’t played as they continue to rehab from off-season surgery. Sophomore guard Anabel Ellison sprained her ankle in the loss to Central Michigan and is out for another couple of weeks.

Ahead of last Wednesday’s game against Lafayette, senior guard Kendall Krick and junior guard Julianna Bonilla both entered COVID protocols. Marist played its last two games with only eight players available, losing both.

After Sunday’s game, head coach Brian Giorgis said, “I’m not worried about Stony Brook. We have to be ready for Fairfield on December 18.”

Marist athletics could not comment on if there were any more players in COVID protocols. The Red Foxes don’t play again until that matchup with Fairfield on December 18. If Marist cannot resume basketball activities by then, the game will count as a forfeit for the Red Foxes.

Edited by Bridget Reilly

Photo Credit: Luke Sassa

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