Athletes of the Week
Christina Hunter helped lead the Regals to a 4-2 record during the week with a .444 batting average (8-for-18), seven runs scored, two RBIs and a stolen base. The senior first basemen tallied three hits, including her first career triple, in a doubleheader sweep over Augsburg (Minn.), and added three more hits in a two-game sweep over Hamline (Minn.) just two days later. Over the weekend, Hunter went 2-for-4 in a narrow one-run loss to first place Whittier. The Yorba Linda, Calif. native has had a hit and scored a run in five out of the last six games and she currently leads the team with 23 runs. Defensively, Hunter has been a consistent force at first base with a 1.000 fielding percentage and this past week added 48 putouts and six assists.
In the Regals SCIAC opener, Amanda Jones came through with four goals, including the game-winner, in a 13-11 double-overtime victory against Chapman. The junior from El Dorado Hills, Calif. led CLU to their first win in back-to-back games this season after a challenging non-conference schedule, and also tallied three assists to account for seven scoring plays in the game. With 1:02 remaining in the second overtime period, Jones broke an 11-11 tie with the ultimate game-winning goal and helped the Regals off to a strong start in conference play with a win.
With six matches in six days against quality opponents, Moises Cardenas helped lead the Kingsmen to three wins during the week. The senior from Van Nuys, Calif. went 5-1 in singles competition and paired with Jesse Knight for three more wins in doubles. To open the six match stretch, Cardenas led the Kingsmen to a 6-3 win over Vassar (N.Y.) with an 8-6 doubles win and a 7-6, 6-0 win at No. 1 singles. In a 5-3 win over SCIAC opponent Chapman, Cardenas won both his doubles and singles matches and repeated the feat in a 9-0 sweep over Pacific Lutheran. He rounded out the week with singles wins against Skidmore (N.Y.) and Tufts (Mass.).