Creighton fall to Xavier after back-and-forth game

By Joe Clark, Sports Editor It wasn’t always pretty, but it was gritty. No. 17 Xavier rode a solid defensive effort to a 80-73 win over Creighton at the Cintas Center on Saturday afternoon, overcoming a five-point halftime deficit. Xavier initially looked like hungry and eager to forget Wednesday’s loss to Villanova. After junior forward Jerome Hunter’s dunk was blocked, sophomore guard Colby Jones got a steal in the backcourt and found Hunter, who was fouled and knocked down two free throws. A three-pointer by senior Nate Johnson followed, and after that Jones finished in the paint to give Xavier … Continue reading Creighton fall to Xavier after back-and-forth game

Baseball back on track

By: Rtan O’Toole ~Staff Writer~ It has been a bit of a struggle at the start of the season for Xavier baseball so far, but it seems that the team may be starting to figure things out. Xavier rebounded after a tough stretch of ten straight losses with two wins against in-state rival Miami, winning both games with a score of 10-5. In the first game, played in Mason, Ohio, eight different Xavier players recorded at least one hit and the Musketeers finished with 14. Sophomore pitcher Greg Zacknewitz was impressive, striking out seven batters in four innings. He was … Continue reading Baseball back on track

Home stretch looms for tennis teams

By: Brendan Burris ~Staff Writer~ Over the last month, the men’s tennis team has won five of its last six matches and is gearing up for the final stretch of its season. With wins over Villanova, Western Illinois, Dayton, Abilene Christian and Wright State, the team is certainly hitting its stride and playing its best tennis at the right time in the season. The one loss, at home to the Marquette Golden Eagles, saw the Musketeers fail to pick up any doubles points and gained their two singles wins courtesy of sophomore Jeremy Schneider and freshman Gabriel Chaves Araujo. Following … Continue reading Home stretch looms for tennis teams