Pirates fail to convert in frustrating loss to Villanova
Jan27

Pirates fail to convert in frustrating loss to Villanova

Despite leading when heading into the final quarter, the Seton Hall women’s basketball team was unable to come away with a victory against Villanova on Friday evening, falling 70-66. The Pirates got off to a quick start, courtesy of Shadeen Samuels, who had six of their first eight points. Both teams struggled to find a groove as the game opened, shooting under 35 percent each, but at the end of the quarter, the Pirates led 14-11. The...

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Imitation leads to landmark  upset for Seton Hall
Jan24

Imitation leads to landmark upset for Seton Hall

The Marquette Golden Eagles – now an AP top-10 team in women’s college basketball – may possess the most loaded roster the Big East has seen since its 2013 reconfiguration. The Pirates went face-to-face with the Golden Eagles on Friday and lost by 36 points. However, when Tony Bozzella’s staff and players boarded for Newark on Sunday, the mood had been transformed from sorrowful to celebratory, thanks to a 84-73 win against then-No....

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Bozzella looks to bring out the best in former five-star transfer
Jan23

Bozzella looks to bring out the best in former five-star transfer

In life, confidence is needed in different aspects. Confidence allows for an individual to know that he or she can accomplish whatever is in front of them. The same goes for the game of basketball. Whether it is the confidence to step into a pivotal three-point basket or taking a charge against the opposing team’s most intimidating threat, confidence allows one to be the best version of themselves. After a year off due to an injury,...

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Pirates secure crucial, road ranked victory over DePaul
Jan21

Pirates secure crucial, road ranked victory over DePaul

On Sunday afternoon, the women’s basketball team defeated a ranked opponent for the first time since 2016, as Seton Hall defeated DePaul, 84-73. The victory improves the Pirates to 12-6 and 4-3 in conference play.  Shadeen Samuels led the team with 18 points, while Inja Butina, Desiree Elmore, and Nicole Jimenez each added 15 points. The first quarter belonged to DePaul, as they led for a majority of the time. The Pirates only...

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Golden Eagles dominate Pirates in blowout
Jan19

Golden Eagles dominate Pirates in blowout

The Seton Hall women’s basketball team was overpowered by No. 14 Marquette on Friday afternoon, falling 96-60 and never garnering a lead. The loss puts the Pirates at 11-6 overall, including 3-3 in Big East play.  The Pirates began the game down 13-4, as Marquette showed off its high-octane offense. The Pirates quickly clawed back behind two Victoria Cardaci hits from beyond the arc, but that 16-12 scoreline would be the closest...

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Bozzella and the Pirates can see themselves in Marquette, and vice versa
Jan14

Bozzella and the Pirates can see themselves in Marquette, and vice versa

The Pirates’ recent Midwest road-trip was akin to Sisyphus rolling his large boulder up an insurmountable hill. Tony Bozzella’s team trailed for almost 84 of the 85 minutes of game-time but took last-minute leads in both games. It did not matter. Seton Hall lost each by one possession, the latter of which was a one-point overtime defeat. “You know, we were really down and depressed,” Bozzella admitted on Sunday. “We lost two games at...

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Elmore, Samuels star as Pirates defeat Providence
Jan13

Elmore, Samuels star as Pirates defeat Providence

Desiree Elmore and Shadeen Samuels stepped up when it mattered most for the Seton Hall women’s basketball team on Sunday afternoon, as the duo led the way for the Pirates in their 79-73 win over Providence. Samuels stuffed the stat sheet for a second straight game, this time with 19 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists. Elmore contributed a season high 16 points. The two were especially key in the fourth quarter. Down 58-56 after a...

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Samuels leads charges in gritty Pirates victory
Jan11

Samuels leads charges in gritty Pirates victory

A clutch 9-0 run in the fourth quarter gave the Seton Hall women’s basketball team an 82-75 win over Creighton on Friday afternoon. The victory brings the Pirates back to even in conference play and 10-5 overall. To begin the game, Seton Hall wasted no time getting on the scoresheet, as Shadeen Samuels and Kaity Healy knocked down two consecutive three pointers. The Pirates failed to score for five minutes afterwards, but Selena...

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Comeback efforts fall short for women’s basketball against Xavier
Jan07

Comeback efforts fall short for women’s basketball against Xavier

In a game that came down to the wire, the Seton Hall women’s basketball team fell, 63-62 to Xavier in overtime. The loss drops the Pirates’ record to 9-5, including 1-2 in Big East play. The Pirates got off to a slow start as Xavier grabbed a sizeable 17-9 lead in the opening quarter. In the low scoring quarter, Selena Philoxy chipped in four points for the Pirates and Desiree Elmore tacked on two points. Seton Hall had five...

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Pirates defeat Johnnies in Big East Opener
Dec30

Pirates defeat Johnnies in Big East Opener

In an intense Big East opener, the Seton Hall women’s basketball team claimed a 77-67 victory over St. John’s at Walsh Gymnasium on Sunday afternoon. The win keeps the Pirates unbeaten at home after seven games and opens their Big East campaign with a win in a key rivalry game. Both sides started the match recklessly, combining for 12 turnovers and 15 fouls in the first quarter alone. Qadashah Hoppie provided the Red Storm with a...

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Pirates complete comeback effort before Big East
Dec22

Pirates complete comeback effort before Big East

On Friday, the Seton Hall women’s basketball team was able to complete an impressive comeback effort, as they defeated UNC Greensboro, 71-64, in the last non-conference game of the season. The win wrapped up the West Palm Beach Invitational for the Pirates, as they went 1-1. Seton Hall was behind UNC Greensboro for most of the contest, trailing for more than 30 minutes and not taking a hold of the game until the beginning of the...

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Poor start and finish costs Pirates in loss to Georgia Tech
Dec20

Poor start and finish costs Pirates in loss to Georgia Tech

The Seton Hall women’s basketball team fell to Georgia Tech, 84-73, on Thursday afternoon in the first of two games at the West Palm Beach Invitational. Despite the final score, however, the Pirates put together an all-around solid performance against the Yellow Jackets. Going into the fourth quarter, the Pirates trailed by only four, and they trailed the Yellow Jackets by as low as one point early in the third quarter. Offensively,...

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