The Seawanhaka Sports Run Down is a weekly roundup of five stories that examine developments in sports news at the local, state, national, and international levels.
By: OSCAR FOCK / NEWS EDITOR
Men's Soccer Team Remains Unbeaten
The LIU men’s soccer team is still unbeaten this season, after tying the game up late on the road against the Howard University Bisons on Sunday, Oct. 9. Scoring the team’s final goal was junior Emil Jaaskelainen, extending his NCAA-best streak of scoring in eight straight games. The tie snapped LIU’s seven-game winning streak, but the team remains without a loss this season. Next up is another road game, this time against Merrimack College. Merrimack also tied their last game, a 1-1 finish versus St. Francis College Brooklyn.
Second Week in a Row, Equestrian Team is High-Point Team
The LIU Equestrian team on a hot streak! For the second straight week, the team became the high-point team, winning in multiple classes. LIU excelled in the fences classes, winning in open over fences, intermediate over fences and limit over fences. Samantha Koeppel, who won in her open over fences-class, ended up being the high-point rider.
Aaron Judge Breaks American League-Record
Roger Maris’s home run-record is no more. On Tuesday, Oct. 4, under the dark Texas-sky, New York Yankees-star Aaron Judge hit homer number 62 this season, a new American League record. With the hit, Judge also made sure to keep the record in the Yankee-family; both Roger Maris, and legend Babe Ruth before him, played for the Bronx-based team. Next up for the Yankees — who won their division — is the playoffs, and it remains to be seen if Judge can continue his batting success and help his team make a deep run.
Both NY Teams Have Winning Records for the First Time Since 2015
For the first time in almost a decade, both New York football teams have winning records. In week five, the Giants rode their running game — spearheaded by Comeback Player of the Year-candidate Saquon Barkley — to a 27-22 upset victory against last year’s MVP, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The other New York-team, the Jets, didn’t want to be any worse and took down the Miami Dolphins in convincing fashion, winning 17-40 at home at the Meadowlands. The Giants are now, surprising to many, 4-1 on the season, while the Jets moved above .500 with the win. It has been a rough decade for New York football, but things are no doubt looking up.
American Marathon Record Broken in Chicago
2:18:29. That’s how fast American half-marathon record holder Emily Sisson ran the 26.2-mile Chicago Marathon on Sunday, Oct. 9. The time was the fastest an American woman has ever run a marathon, crushing the previous record of 2:19:12 that was set earlier this year. Sisson crossed the finish line in second place, four minutes behind the winner, Ruth Chepngetich from Kenya, who herself was only 14 seconds from breaking the world record.