Strong start for men’s soccer to begin Higgins era

By Spencer Tracy, Staff Writer Xavier men’s soccer opened the 2022 season with a 1-0 win in a defensive dog fight against University of Virginia. Despite treading above water offensively the entire first half, the Musketeers dominated defensively against Virginia, to the tune of zero shots or corner kicks allowed. Xavier’s offense came alive forcing a couple of great opportunities but still were unable to capitalize.   Xavier’s defensive intensity was cranked up a notch after halftime, continuing to keep the ball out of the back net; however, switching to a more physical strategy resulted in three yellow cards for the … Continue reading Strong start for men’s soccer to begin Higgins era

XSS misses sustainability director

XSS insists that Xavier should fill the vacancy soon, cites lacking initiatives By jesse dolojan, jackson hare and spencer tracy, staff writers Xavier Student Sustainability (XSS) club has urged Xavier to hire a new sustainability director for the next fiscal year in correspondence with Dr. Colleen Hanycz, president’s, signing of the Laudato Si Action Platform (LSAP). XSS hopes this will inspire further action from the university administration toward improving campus sustainability. The position of sustainability director has been unfilled since 2015. Currently, education professor Mary Vertuca and history professor Dr. Kathleen Smythe are co-chairs of the sustainability committee. Clare Ravizza, … Continue reading XSS misses sustainability director

UConn poised to dominate league

By Spencer Tracy, Staff Writer The Xavier women’s Basketball team had an abysmal season last year, winning only two games in Big East play.  With key returning players Nia Clark and Kae Satterfield and a Xavier crowd in Cintas this season, the team hopes to improve this season and make a push for the Big East title.  The Musketeers also brought in seven newcomers, which added an element of the unknown after being picked to finish 11th in the Big East preseason poll Breaking down each conference opponent, these are the teams Xavier will face in conference play. UConn finished … Continue reading UConn poised to dominate league