And the team, slowly swaying with their arms around one another, repeat it again. “Musa musa musa.” The circle sways a little faster. “Aye olè, bali wae bali wae!” Reinhardt and Bongiorni smile to each other as the team repeats the last part. Now it’s time to get loud.
The Gaels went on a scoring run in the second half, scoring four consecutive goals to give themselves a 12-9 lead after catching and pulling away from Marist. After a late run, which proved to be too little to late for the Red Foxes, the Iona Gaels defeated Marist 12-11.
Jaycox recorded strong seasons both her freshman and sophomore seasons, but her junior season ended at 10 games after enduring a stress fracture in her shin. She went into the summer and into the preseason with a goal common to many of her teammates: to win the MAAC Championship.
The typical college student will reluctantly go to class, do their homework when they’re supposed to and hang out with friends in their free time. The typical student-athlete also does all of this, and will practice and work out every day on top of it. Such a relaxed schedule is not typical for one Marist sophomore.
Charlie Jerla and Conor McNamara would take the hill for the Red Foxes Saturday afternoon.
Matt Rubayo slid into home in the bottom of the 11th inning, beating catcher Drew Holtgrieve’s tag and capping off the Red Foxes’ second walk off victory this year.
The limited field times and practice spaces are ongoing issues at Marist College. If you have never experienced Tenney Stadium at 5 a.m., consider yourself lucky. There are teams on the field before the sun rises, before the birds start chirping, and before the entire campus wakes up.
At the end of the tournament Marist came out undefeated, clinching a spot in the MAAC Championship tournament. After going 4-0 this past weekend, Coach Vidale is looking ahead to the remaining conference games as well as the championship tournament.
“Move out the way, please don’t be a hero.”
The lyrics from the song Skateboard P by MadeinTYO blasted over the speakers as Marist junior Brandi Coon stepped up to the plate. The bases were loaded with two outs as Marist trailed by just one run in the bottom of the 5th inning. Unfortunately for the Red Foxes, neither Coon nor anyone else would manage the heroic hit they so desperately needed to give them their second win on the day.
The Red Foxes earned the first win, yet were unable to send home any runners in the second game, giving Army a shutout victory and splitting the double header.