Manchester’s Olivar comes just short of NE-10 golf championship

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It’s October 9, 2019. Here’s a recap of what’s been going on in Southern New Hampshire University sports.

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Men’s Golf

Rain forced an early end to the Northeast-10 Conference Men’s Golf Championship, with the Penmen finishing second out of 10 schools.

The title ultimately went to Assumption College, with a team score of 292, just one stroke better than SNHU’s final result.

Senior Garret Olivar (Manchester, N.H.) shot a one-under 71 to tie for third place overall, just two strokes short of the title. Sophomore Matt Conti (Walpole, Mass.) finishing in a tie for ninth with a one-over 73.

Southern New Hampshire has now finished in the top-two four times in the past five Northeast-10 Men’s Golf Championships. The Penmen captured team titles in 2015 and 2018, and have been runners-up in 2016 and 2019 – both times by one shot.

The Penmen return to action October 14 when they head to the Post Eagles Invitational in Watertown, Connecticut.

Women’s Tennis

Freshman Magdalena Hubickova (Prague, Czech Republic) earned the Northeast-10 Conference Rookie of the Week and Player of the Week honors for the third straight week on Tuesday.

Hubickova dropped just one of her three singles matches this week, the first time she has dropped a singles match this season. She won each of her doubles matches with sophomore partner Alexxa Etienne (Bayamon, Puerto Rico).

Hubickova and the Penmen return to action Saturday, Oct. 12 (12 p.m.) when they take on the University of New Haven at the Penmen Stadium Tennis Courts.

Women’s Cross Country

Sophomore Ashley Corcoran (East Longmeadow, Mass.) was named Northeast-10 Athlete of the Week and freshman Lydia Mathson (Nashua, N.H.) was named Rookie of the Week for the period ending on Oct. 6.

Corcoran ran a new school record of 21:24.8 for 6k at the Paul Short Run on Saturday at Lehigh University.  The clocking eclipsed a run by Laura O’Hanlon of 21:50 at Paul Short in 2016.  Corcoran also was named NE10 Athlete of the Week after winning the Shacklett Invitational at Saint Anselm College last month.

Mathson, in just her second race with the Penmen, ran a 23:17.2.  That was third best among SNHU runners after Corcoran and sophomore Grace Henson (Cumberland, R.I.).

SNHU will next compete at the New England Championships on Saturday, Oct. 12 at Franklin Park in Boston.