Sports Update

Volleyball

Redding, CA

Oct. 24

ERAU 3-0

The Eagles produced another blow out against the Simpson University Red Hawks where the sets were scored as 25-9, 25-10, and 25-16. The women’s volleyball team hit nearly 0.500 that night as they took home their 46thth consecutive win in the California Pacific Conference. Each set was dominated by the Eagles; as in the first set alone, Riddle hit a 0.522 clip with 14 kills and only two attack errors to lead the Eagles by 10, a solid start over to the Red Hawks’ 1one point. Junior Erin Clark (Phoenix, AZ) produced 14 kills in the first set. In the second set, junior Elisa Pauzer (Campinas, Brazil) delivered 5 five kills of her 11 -total helping the Eagles to another easy victory. The Eagle’s’ final set was the closest, but still easy as they won by 9nine, doubling the efficiency of the Red Hawks. Sophomore Kat Yung (Phoenix, AZ) served up three aces to help win the set.

Angwin, CA

Oct. 26

ERAU 3-0

Another day, another victory for the Eagles in away territory at Pacific Union College. Junior Erin Clark (Phoenix, AZ) dominated the night with 20 kills and senior Audrey Baldwin (Santa Barbara, CA) with 34 assists. This win brought the Eagles to their 47th3th consecutive won game in the Cal Pac as the Eagles are now 12-0 in the conference, and 21-5 overall. Clark attacked at an astounding 0.667 with only two attack errors, leading the Eagles with 21 points. Junior Sharik Joseph (San Diego, CA) led the Eagles in blocks with four successes and two errors. In the first set, the teams attack was 0.579 and 12 kills to pull the rug from under the Pioneers and win the first 25-10. The second set played no different as the Eagles hit at 0.478 in comparison to the Pioneers’ 0.063. The Eagles won the second set with three errors in 23 attacks, 25-11. The third set is where the Pioneers couldn’t keep up their standards as the Eagles won 25-7, hitting as they hit 0.529.

Merced, CA

Oct. 27

ERAU 3-1

Embry-Riddle took the overall victory against the UC Merced Bobcats to bring the Eagles to a 13-0 Cal Pac victory. Juniors Erin Clark (Phoenix, AZ) and Caylee Robalin (El Paso, TX) lead the Eagles with 22 kills apiece. In the first set, the Bobcats took the lead fast while the Eagles gave chase but were unable to take the lead even with six kills from Robalin. The first set was the only set the Eagles lost, at 25-23, as they changed tactics going into the last three and found finding their rhythm. The second set showed the Eagles taking the lead early as senior Audrey Baldwin (Santa Barbara, CA) was the key to success with 11 assists, 4 four heading to Clark who successfully completed each kill. The second set was won 25-13 by the Eagles. The third set was similar to the second as the Eagles started out of the gates, staying ahead of the Bobcats as Baldwin set up for 14 assists, Robalin with eight kills, junior Sharik Joseph (San Diego, CA) with two kills, and Clark to finish the set with her sixth kill to win the set 25-14. TIn the final set both teams worked hard, but the Eagles set themselves up for success as Baldwin put up 15 assists and as Clark took advantage with eight kills, and Joseph with four. A suspenseful moment arose whenas the match came to 20-19 with the Eagles up by one, only to score five straight points to close win the match 25-19.

Prescott, AZ

Nov. 1

ERAU 3-0

The Eagles took home another big win as they beat the University of Antelope Valley 3-0 with each set as follows: 25-19, 25-9, and 25-12. The Pioneers put up their best fight in the first set but were never a match against the Eagles. The first set was a get-to-know the team as the Eagles tried to figure the Pioneers out. The match was typically between two points of either team, but the Eagles figured the game out and hit strong as 0.417 compared to the Pioneer’s’ 0.200. where  j Junior Elisa Pauzer (Campinas, Brazil) got hot successfully killing 6 six of her 13 attempts. The second set was a quick close out as sophomore Kat Yung (Phoenix, AZ) went on a seven-point run, including two aces. Junior Erin Clark (Phoenix, AZ) also went on a seven-point run to close out the game with the Eagles at a 0.306 hit and the Pioneers at -0.025. The Eagles were on fire to start and finish the third set as senior Audrey Baldwin (Santa Barbara, CA) dished out assists across the entire set to finish the night with at 33 points. The Eagles combined for ten aces, of which Yung contributed five herself.

Prescott, AZ

Nov. 2

ERAU 3-0

The Eagles celebrated senior day with a win to honor the only senior Audrey Baldwin (Santa Barbara, CA). Providence Christian College didn’t stand a chance against the Eagles in anyas they lost each set. After this game, The Eagles have secured a win streak of 50 consecutive matches in the Cal Pac Conference. The first set was dominated by the Eagles 25-14, as they had ten more kills than the Seabeggars. Junior Elisa Pauzer (Campinas, Brazil) was on fire with 6 six kills in the first butand finishing with 15. The Eagles hit as 0.353 when the Seabeggars barely hit 0.050. The Seabeggars made a respectable huge comeback in the second set but were again defeated 25-22, asthough they held the lead for the majority of the set with an attack of 0.077. Junior Erin Clark (Phoenix, AZ) came to the rescue with 12 kills and stopped PCC’s momentum, allowing to allow the Eagles to score the next five points to win the second set. The Eagles learned in the final set not to let the Seabeggars get hot and got set up early on to keep a big lead starting 6-2 early on. Junior Caylee Robalin (El Paso, TX) helped the Eagles sweep PCC as she successfully killed three in the final set to add to her previous seven.

Soccer

Women

Prescott, AZ

Nov. 1

ERAU 5-0

The women ended their regular home season match with a bang as the Eagles ruined the Providence Christian College Seabeggars by five goals. The Eagles rarely let go of the ball in the first half, but could not get past the Seabeggars defense yet. Junior Riley Martinson (Deer Park, WA) put the Eagles on the board first with her eighth goal of the season. Martinson wasn’t done yet: as she assisted freshman Lauren Foster (Chino Valley, AZ) to getting another goal ten minutes later. Senior Parker Lee (Kennewick, WA) scored the third goal after receivingas she was sent a perfect pass from by sophomore Sierra Vicente (Las Vegas, NV) to closejust before the end of the first half. The second half was played very differently, as the Eagles put up 26 shots compared to the Seabeggar’s 3three, but only two dropped in the net. Junior Jennifer Inions (Prosser, WA) scored the fourth goal with sophomore Maggi McElrath (Bend, OR) scoring the fifth and final goal, which cleaninged up freshman Haley Matthews’ (Phoenix, AZ) shot off the post. The Eagles next play in their final match against Benedictine-Mesa before they start the Cal Pac Championship.

Men

Angwin, CA

Oct. 26

ERAU 7-0

The Eagles dominated against Pacific Union College as they denied all opposing goal attempts. The men scored their first goal at in the 16th -minute mark by freshman Lucas Garcia (Barcelona, Spain) with an assist from senior Marc Birkvald (Saeby, Vestjaelland, Denmark). Ten minutes later junior Jacob Baker (Graham, WA) scored the second goal for the Eagles with sophomore Chiedu Ikeme (Inverness, Scotland) scored the third goal three minutes later thanks to junior Simon Jensen (Boras, Sweden) for the assist. Birkvald scored the fourth goal with asn assist from sophomore Pedra Mena (Almeria, Spain) after 17 shots and putting heavy pressure on the PUC keeper. The Eagles were are up four to nothing by the end of the first half. Going into the second half, the Eagles didn’t let up, as sophomore Ethan Carlson (Edgewood, WA) scored without an assist early on. Realizing the victory was imminent, the Eagles let up, but only a little: as freshman David Calle Ramos (Madrid, Spain) breezed through the defense with the help of sophomore Alex Reniert (Frisco, TX). Jensen was on fire, as even relaxing during the game brought the team their seventh goal to end the destruction of the PUC.

Prescott, AZ

Nov. 1

ERAU 5-2

The seniors showed up on senior night to show up Providence Christian College, winning by three. Senior Mason Laaksonen (Austin, TX) scored his 15thth goal of the season right after junior Jacob Baker (Graham, WA) scored the first two goals in the first half. The Eagles kept control of the ball most of the half except for one goal by the Seabeggars, who never scored again. The second half was no different for the Eagles as Laaksonen brought in the fourth goal,  to start being his 16th goal of the season, equaling the season record for goals. The Seabeggars fought hard for their second goal but were no match as the fifth and final goal of the game was scored by senior Stuart Graves (Hampstead, N.H.) on a corner kick from senior Sebastian Aguas (Quito, Ecuador). The Eagles’ final regular season match will be played away at Benedictine-Mesa University before starting the Cal Pac Championship the following week. 

Basketball

Women

Prescott, AZ

Oct. 30

ERAU 83-59

The Eagles have outdone themselves on opening night as they took home their first victory of the season against Park University. Seniors Haley Villegas (Anthem, AZ) and Danae Ruiz (Albuquerque, NM) scored a combined for 42 points. Both teams struggled to find momentum at the start, but Park knew the best way to put points on the board, starting with foul trouble. Ruiz took advantage of this and frequently drove toward the basket to collect on the shooting fouls, which gained her eight of her first ten points from the free throw line. The Eagles pressured the Bucs heavily as they produced constant turnovers allowing for the Eagles to profit. Villegas was all over the court as she took shots ranging from free throws to three pointers to reach her early points before they entered the half. The Eagles skyrocketed in the second half as they led the Bucs by 34 points at one point in the fourth quarter. Nine Eagles started statistics with at least one steal while five had at least two. Ruiz and Villegas couldn’t be stopped as they scored 12 and 10 ten points respectively. The significant difference that led to the big win was the offensive rebounds and lack of shooting fouls by the Eagles,  as theywho played a clean game.

Prescott, AZ

Nov. 2

ERAU 98-31

The Women’s Basketball team destroyed the SAGU American Indian College from the start to the finish of the game, not letting up a single minute, and as they won by 67 points. Senior Haley Villegas (Anthem, AZ) led the Eagles with 23 points. Even though the Eagles didn’t score a point in three minutes, the Eagles shot just over 25 percent% from the floor in the quarter but forced ten turnovers and grabbed six offensive rebounds. The second quarter was a big turn of events as the Eagles found the basket and could not have been stopped as everything dropped. The Eagles put up 20 points right away with no competition until the last four minutes of before the half, where a shot for the Warriors put them on the board for the quarter. Freshman Mckenna Klecker (Chandler, AZ) put up seven points in this run to help the Eagles, who were up 32 going into the half. The third quarter brought the Eagles to shooting just over 50 percent% from the floor without a triple in the basket, going for 15 straight points without a disruption from the Warriors to extend their lead by 50 points. The final quarter didn’t change for the Eagles;  as they scored 28 points with 14 from Villegas scoring 14 to put help her at to her game high of 23 in the final ten minutes. Senior Melissa Pfeifer (Hays, KS) took eight off the board and freshman Susie Reynoso (Escondido, CA) snatched five steals to help the Eagles to their largest lead in history.

Men

Prescott, AZ

Oct. 20

ERAU 55-57

The opener for the men was hard- fought, and the win equally deserved by both teams. With a slow pace to start, the Eagles had the Park University Bucs right where they wanted them, forced to play in the half court. Senior Nick Johnson (Anthem, AZ) led the Eagles with seven points in the first half, which put them as they were up eight taking control before the break. The second half showed more aggression on both sides of the ball as the Bucs pushed hard, but with the Eagles pushinged back. Even with Johnson and sophomore Conner Verdugo (Sahuarita, AZ) playing the offensive stars, the momentum changed playing into the Bucs hands. Johnson stole five of his six in the second half with a game- changer that put him on the line, where he made to make only one of two. The Bucs played hard offense as their threes started to drop. Up by two with 11 seconds left in the game, a shot was put up by the Bucs that tied the game. Six seconds later, a turnover in favor of the Bucs led to their first win of the season.

Prescott, AZ

Nov. 2

ERAU 99-65

The Eagles played as good of an offense as they did defense against the SAGU-American Indian University Warriors, winning as they won by 34 points. Senior Trace Edmier (Mesa, AZ) put the first score on the board with his first free throw. The Eagles and Warriors struggled to gain the lead until the end of the first half, where the Eagles persevered, entering to go into halftimehalf time 43-27. Senior Nick Johnson (Anthem, AZ) helped lead the team with 12 points and Edmier with 14 as the Eagles shot 50% percent from the field in the first half. Both Johnson and Edmier made a pair of free throws to dismantle the Warriors from the lead. Senior Gilbert Ibarra (Prescott Valley, AZ) and freshman Dennis Pomazanov (Pleasant Hill, CA) helped the Eagles in the second half with 7 seven and 13 points, respectively. Edmier led the Eagles to a larger lead of 35 points. Pomazanov led the Eagles in rebounds with eight grabs in the night with Johnson close behind with seven. Sophomore Conner Verdugo (Sahuarita, AZ) dropped 10 assists against the Warriors throughout the night, contributing a third of the total assists. The Men’s Basketball team scored 56% percent of their shots taken inside the arc and 43% percent outside. Pomazanov and freshman Jack Berg (Sisters, OR) both scored three triples and missed missing five and four, respectively. The Eagles bench showed depth this night as they contributed 36 points to of their victory to take their first win of the season.

Cross Country

Women

Fresno, CA

Nov. 1

ERAU 1 of 10

The women’s cross-country team defended their title for the fifth straight year as they brought home the Cal Pac Championship trophy. Unsurprisingly, UC Merced hosted the conference race at Woodward Park for the sixth year in a row. On race day, the weather in the morning was crisp and just barely up to par;  as the course and conditions were a concern coming up to the race. Even with the uncomfortable awkward conditions and poor air quality from the wildfires running through the state, the Eagles haven’t been faster. The top two spots in the conference were held all season by sophomore Ariana Anderson (Torrance, CA) and senior Emma Lewis (Flower Mound, TX) as they ran at the front of the pack in the 5K race. The duo put putting up two of the fastest race times ever in the championship. Anderson finished with a time of 18:35, which was slower than her previous conference win at 18:09 in 2018 but still breaking the top five fastest times in history. Lewis improved on her time since 20189,  running an in 18:53, which is now the ninth- fastest time in championship history. The Eagles hold nine of the ten fastest recorded times in Cal Pac history. For her first conference championship, freshman Emily Simon (Peoria, AZ) finished third only eight seconds behind Lewis, running one of her best races of the season. Sophomore Carissa Evans (Prescott, AZ) crossed the finish line fifth overall with a time of 19:14, followed closely by with fellow sophomore Meah Wilson (Kingman, AZ) coming in seven seconds later to finish sixth. The All-Cal Pac first team is only the top seven runners, of which the top five Eagles left only two spots left. FDespite this, freshmen Lizzie Simon (Peoria, AZ) and Alice McKean (Tucson, AZ) and sophomore Caroline Sloan (Gilbert, AZ) finished in the top 14 to make the second team. Wish the Eagles good luck as they head to the NAIA Women’s Cross Country National Championship in Vancouver, Washington.

Men

Fresno, CA

Nov. 1

ERAU 1 of 11

The men’s cross-country team has taken home their seventh Cal Pac Championship as they held off the University of Antelope Valley and UC Merced. UC Merced hosted the conference championship for the sixth year in a row at Woodward Park. Luckily, the course was in decent condition as this was a large concern heading towards race day, especially with the wildfires raging all over the state. Junior Grady Kerst (Au Train, MI) was three seconds behind the lead as he finished second with a time of 24:59 for the 8K, still putting up a record in Cal Pac Championship history. Junior Nicholas Hernandez (Madera, CA) ran his best race of the season, coming in fifth and only three seconds behind the fourth -place -finisher with a time of 25:17. Junior Luke English (Fenton, MI) manages to takebarely came in sixth as he battled with UC Merced’s Peter Maciel the whole race until the last few seconds. Freshman Jacob Kaufmann (Saugus, CA) claimed eighth with a time of 25:49 and junior Austin Luttrell (Santa Fe, N.M.) placed tenth with a time of 26:05. Kerst, Hernandez, and English are all First Team All-Cal Pac runners as they placed in the top seven. with Kaufmann, Luttrell, and freshman Jacob Block (Gilbert, AZ) took the Second Team All-Cal Pac runners as they placed in the top 14. Wish the Eagles good luck as they head to the NAIA National Championships in Vancouver, Washington on November 22.

Golf

Men

Mesa, AZ

Nov. 4-5

ERAU 9 of 11

The Eagles played their final round of the Fall season in Mesa, taking the ninth spot of eleven teams at the NAIA Fall Preview at Las Sendas Golf Club. The weather and the course were in perfect condition both days for the men to play 18-18. Day one showed the Eagles to take it rough as they shot a whopping 319, 35 over par. The second day brought about improvements as the Eagles shot six strokes better for a 313 but overall, they were still 63 strokes behind the winning team. Losing to two of theirour  biggest competitors, Marymount College and Benedictine University – Mesa, has shown that the Eagles have a lot of work to do before the conference tournament in five months. The course was difficult; as senior Kyle Peterson (Peoria, AZ) our leading man out had two solid rounds 83-88 to place 47thth, ended up last within the team. Junior Joseph Allen (Gig Harbor, WA) came in strong for the Eagles,our team shooting consistent rounds both days of 77-77 to tie for 16thth. Junior Sean Poling (Phoenix, AZ) made a big jump after day one to shoot two over par as the best score of the team going 78-73 to tie for tenth. Sophomore Connor Wallace (Fish Camp, CA) was persistent as he came back strong the second day shooting 87-81 to place 46thth.Junior L.J. Kruszewski (Albuquerque, N.M.) also played consistently shooting 81-82 to place 41stst. Sophomore Connor Wallace (Fish Camp, CA) was persistent as he came back strong the second day shooting 87-81 to place 46thth. Junior Joseph Allen (Gig Harbor, WA) came in strong for the Eagles,our team shooting consistent rounds both days of 77-77 to tie for 16th. Junior Sean Poling (Phoenix, AZ) made a big jump after day one to shoot two over par as the best score of the team going 78-73 to tie for tenth. The men start their first Spring tournament at the end of January.

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