CAA Preview: James Madison Dukes

jmuBy: Jeremy Leopold (@Jeremyleopold)

Head Coach: Louis Rowe (1st season)

Last Season: 21-11 (11-7 CAA T-3rd place)



  • G Ron Curry (17.3 ppg, 3.6 apg, First Team All-CAA)
  • G Winston Grays III (5.5 ppg, 2.5 rpg)
  • G Matt Risse
  • G Kevin Kangni


  • G Terrence Johnson (South Mountain Community College/Tuscon, AZ)
  • G Vince Holmes (Otero Junior College/Jupiter, FL)
  • F Gerron Scissum (VCU/Huntsville, AL)
  • G Stuckey Mosley (Toledo/Orlando, FL)

Last year was considered a disappointment for many in Harrisonburg after the Dukes, who were a popular pick to win the CAA, finished third and lost to William and Mary in their first game of the CAA Tournament With the lofty expectations and postseason disappointment, Head Coach Matt Brady was let go. For 2016-2017, JMU turns to Louis Rowe, a former player and graduate assistant for the Dukes. Rowe has never been a head coach at the collegiate level, most recently spending time as the top assistant at Bowling Green.

The team Rowe will inherit will be without its star player from a year ago. Point guard Ron Curry was a 1st Team All CAA selection last season despite battling injuries late in the season. He led the Dukes in scoring and assists and was fourth on the team in rebounds. While he leaves big shoes to fill, he is the only major contributor from last season who is no longer on the team.

Although Rowe won’t get his superstar, he will inherit a solid base, including a dynamic one-two punch in seniors Shakir Brown and Yohanny Dalembert. Brown, a 6’6 swingman, played his first season with Dukes last season after transferring from Iowa Western CC and was a solid second option averaging 10.9 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. Dalembert, a 6’8 center from Haiti, was selected to the preseason 2nd team All CAA last season and had a solid year, averaging 9.3 points and 6.8 rebounds a game.

The Dukes are also a deep team with a number of key role players returning. Dimitrije Cabarkapa, Jackson Kent, Tom Vodanovich, and Joey McLean all contributed significant minutes last season. If the CAA had a 6th man of the year award, Cabarkapa likely would have won it, or at least been in contention. The Serbian big man was the third leading scorer for the Dukes despite coming off the bench all season. Kent will look to forget a poor shooting season last year where he shot just 34% from the field and 31% from deep. Known around the conference as a knockdown 3pt shooter, he may struggle to find his shot again this season without Curry drawing the defensive attention. Vodanovich and McLean will likely contribute in a similar role to last year as valuable players who can come of the bench or start and give solid minutes.

While JMU doesn’t have any incoming freshman they do have a number of transfers eligible to play this season. Ramone Snowden sat out last season after transferring from Niagara after the 2014-2015 season. The combo forward saw some success as a Purple Eagle, averaging 10.7 points and 6.0 rebounds per game in his last season with the team. The Dukes may be deep but expect Snowden to be a big contributor. Rowe also brought in two junior college transfers who are eligible to play right away. Guards Terrence Johnson and Vince Holmes both had a lot of success in junior college with Johnson as a scorer and Holmes as a playmaker. Without Curry, the Dukes don’t have a dominant ball handler returning, so both could have opportunity to run the point for Rowe’s squad this season.

Bottom Line: As a first time head coach, Rowe is a huge unknown in the CAA this year despite his close ties to the league. The Dukes have a lot of good players but no one that jumps of the page. Both Brown and Dalembert have the potential to be All-CAA players. Best-case scenario is Rowe comes in and takes the league by storm like UNCW head coach Kevin Keatts did a few years ago. If Rowe can coax Brown and Delembert to play up to their potential to fill the big void left by Curry, and translate the success his three transfers had from their former teams, this is a team that could easily finish top three in the CAA. More likely, Rowe will hit a few bumps along the way, the transfers will have an adjustment period to the CAA, Brown and Dalembert remain very solid (but not spectacular) players, and the Dukes finish firmly in the middle of the pack in the CAA.

Husky Sports Update: Week 6 (10/10-10/16)

Zach Aston-Reese (left) and Nolan Stevens celebrate a goal in Saturday's 7-3 win over Bentley (Image Credit: Northeastern Athletics).
Zach Aston-Reese (left) and Nolan Stevens celebrate a goal in Saturday’s 7-3 win over Bentley (Image Credit: Northeastern Athletics).

By: Mack Krell (@MackKrell)

This past weekend Northeastern Men’s Hockey played a home-and-home series against a crosstown opponent in Bentley University. Going into Friday night, Northeastern was 0-1-1 on the year, having played a two-game series at Quinnipiac last weekend. Despite taking 35 shots in the game, Northeastern tied Bentley 1-1 on Friday night with a goal scored by Nolan Stevens and assisted by his first line teammates, Zach-Aston Reese and Dylan Sikura.

“For me, it wasn’t good enough,” Head Coach Pat Madigan said post-game.

“We played in spurts. We were inconsistent with our intensity and winning pucks back.”

NU corrected these issues Saturday night in a 7-3 victory in Matthews Arena. Immediately before the game, Northeastern unveiled the 2016 Hockey East championship banner. After jumping out to an early 3-0 lead in the first period, Northeastern never looked back. Freshman Matt Filipe and Ryan Shea both scored their first collegiate goals during the game.

Northeastern (1-1-2) returns to the ice next Friday when Arizona State (0-3) comes to Matthews  at 7PM.

Women’s Ice Hockey

October 14 – After a scoreless first period, Northeastern and Syracuse tied 2-2. Three of the four goals were scored on the powerplay. The Lady Huskies got goals from Denisa Krizova and McKenna Brand.

October 15 – In a low scoring contest, Northeastern beat Syracuse 1-0 in Matthews Arena. Heather Mottau scored the lone goal for the Huskies midway through the first period. Brittany Bugalski had 27 saves.

The Lady Huskies (3-2-1) begin Hockey East play Tuesday night in Matthews against Boston University.

Women’s Field Hockey

October 14 – Northeastern traveled to conference foe Hofstra for a Friday afternoon game and walked away victorious with a 4-2 win. Jamie Bartucca, Natalie Stewart (2), and Kellie Stigas each scored for the Huskies.

October 16 – Bartucca’s two goal effort was not enough to lift the Huskies over the Minutemen of UMass Amherst. NU ultimately lost 3-2 during a Sunday afternoon matchup on the road.

The Huskies (7-8) return to Dedham Field next Sunday at 1 PM for a matchup against Wake Forest.

Men’s Soccer

October 15 – Junior Ackim Mpofu scored the winning goal for the Huskies during the second overtime during the match against conference opponent, James Madison. The goal, scored in the 103rd minute, was assisted by Kevin Carvhalo. It was Mpofu’s second goal of the season for the Huskies. Jonathan Thuresson had 4 saves for the Huskies.

The Huskies (4-9) will host Holy Cross on Wednesday at 6 PM at Parsons Field.

Women’s Soccer

October 15th – Despite outshooting Hofstra 12-3 in the second half, Northeastern lost 2-1 to the Pride. The lone goal for the Huskies was scored by Carly Wilhelm and assisted by Hannah Rosenblatt.

The Huskies (10-6-1) will play their final regular season games next Friday at 6PM against Towson and Saturday at 1 PM against James Madison. Both games will be played at Parsons Field.

Women’s Volleyball

Northeastern (17-5) swept both Delaware and Hofstra in straight sets this week. On Monday against Delaware, the Huskies were led by Brigitte Burcescu (11 kills), Kristen Walding (24 assists) and Gabrielle Eyl (21 digs). The Huskies look to continue their six-game winning streak this Thursday when they travel to Harrisburg, VA to take on James Madison at 7PM.

Women’s Swimming and Diving

The Huskies will be hosting a meet Saturday October, 22nd against James Madison and New Hampshire. The meet, starting at 12 PM, will be held in the Barletta Natatorium.

CAA Preview: William & Mary Tribe

tribeBy: Justin Littman (@JLitt_Man)

Head Coach – Tony Shaver (14th Season)

Last season – 20-11 (CAA: 11-7), T-3rd place


  • G/F Terry Tarpey (10.5 ppg, 7.8 rpg, CAA Defensive POTY)
  • F Sean Sheldon (9.6 ppg, 3.2 rpg)


  • F Nathan Knight (Kimball Union/Syracuse, NY)
  • G/F Justin Pierce (Glenbard West/Glen Ellyn, IL)

Last year, William & Mary proved that consistency in the CAA may just be possible. After losing star guard Marcus Thornton to graduation, it was “next man up” for the Tribe. Led by All-CAA wings Omar Prewitt (First Team) and Terry Tarpey (Second Team), the Tribe worked hard on both ends of the court to fight their way to a third consecutive 20-win season.

Coach Tony Shaver’s highly efficient offense led the CAA in field-goal percentage and assists per game. They showed promise throughout the season, but once again fell just short when it mattered most, losing to Hofstra by three points in the semifinals of the CAA Tournament. The Tribe remain one of five original Division I basketball teams never to qualify for an NCAA Tournament.

Expect the Tribe’s efficient offense to carry over this season. They return experienced veteran guards in Prewitt and Daniel Dixon, as well as starting point guard David Cohn. Prewitt, who averaged nearly 18 points per game on close to 50% shooting last season, will be the Tribe’s main offensive option once again. He proved last year that he can carry a big workload and will likely be in contention for CAA Player of the Year this season. Cohn was a key distributor for the Tribe last season, and his 2.88 assist to turnover ratio was one of the best in the entire nation. He will have plenty of shooters to pass to once again, and Dixon as well as junior guard Greg Malinowski are poised to benefit.

While all still appears to be good on the offensive end, William & Mary may take a big step on the defensive side of the court this season. They lost starting big man Sean Sheldon to graduation, and remain without a formidable answer as to who might fill his role. The larger issue, however, is that much of William & Mary’s defensive success was due to the presence of two-time CAA Defensive Player of the Year Terry Tarpey. Even with Tarpey keeping their defense afloat, the Tribe were still a middle tier defense in the CAA. The Tribe will need to make up for the loss of Tarpey’s defense much like they made up for the loss of Thornton’s offense last season.

Bottom Line: The Tribe still have players capable of competing at the highest level in the CAA, and their offense should be one of the best in the league once again. Prewitt has serious Player of the Year potential. However, if this team hopes to contend for a CAA crown, they will need to find a way to keep it together defensively. The loss of Tarpey is huge, and it will take a big team effort to make sure they can hold their own on the defensive end. This is a fundamentally sound team with plenty of veteran experience. It may not be the best team they’ve had over the last few years, but if it all breaks right, the Tribe may have another chance at finally earning that illustrious NCAA Tournament berth.

Northeastern raises a banner, gets first win of the season against Bentley on Saturday night

By: Dan McLoone

The goals came early and often for the Northeastern hockey team on Banner Night. Six different players scored as the Huskies (1-1-2) celebrated last season’s Hockey East Championship with a 7-3 victory over Bentley at Matthews Arena on Saturday night.

After a disappointing 1-1 tie at Bentley on Friday, the Huskies wasted no time getting their offense started following a short pre-game ceremony, as Zach Aston-Reese sent a puck towards goal that took a fortuitous bounce off of a Bentley stick and into the back of the net just 47 seconds into the first period.

“We wanted to have a good start tonight and we’ve been a little, in the last three games, not really getting out of the blocks really quick enough for us, and I thought tonight was obviously a really good start,” said head coach Jim Madigan. “We jumped on them early, kind of got a little bit of a good break on a bounce from Aston-Reese, but we did all the right things on the forecheck and it resulted in a goal, and then we got a couple of quick ones after that.”

John Stevens doubled the lead six minutes later, firing home a shot from the blue line to get the Northeastern power play going. A night after going just 1-13 on the man advantage, the Huskies netted three power play goals and dominated the puck for huge stretches of the game.

“We had a lot of chances up in Quinnipiac [and] we definitely didn’t capitalize,” said Dylan Sikura, who finished the night with four assists. “We had a couple last night. I think tonight we played really well and the shots that weren’t going in were going in tonight, so it’s nice for us to finally click.”

Northeastern made it a three goal lead 12 minutes into the period, as Adam Gaudette jumped a Bentley pass and sent a cross-ice pass to the crashing Lincoln Griffin, who tapped the puck home for his second goal of the season. Bentley cut into the lead with three minutes left in the period, as Alexey Solovyev netted his second goal of the weekend on the powerplay.

The Huskies seized the momentum right back in the second period, as Adam Gaudette tapped home a rebound on the power play just 38 seconds into the frame for a 4-1 lead. Freshman Ryan Shea netted his first collegiate goal just four minutes later, sending a powerful shot past the glove of Falcons goalie Jayson Argue.

Aston-Reese netted his second goal of the game less than two minutes later, blasting a one-timer from the faceoff dot into the net to hand NU a commanding 6-1 lead. The sixth goal was the end of the day for Argue, who was pulled after allowing six goals just one night after he made 34 saves on 35 shots. Freshman Aidan Pelino replaced him in net and made 13 saves on 14 shots through 30 minutes of action.

“The power play gave us a lot of momentum early in the game and that’s what you want with the power play and penalty killing,” said Madigan. “I was happy with how we responded on the power play today.”

Bentley did its best to start a comeback, as Jake Kauppila and Tyler Deresky both scored to cut the lead to 6-3 through two periods. Deresky scored his goal on a shorthanded breakaway, the second shorthanded goal that the Huskies allowed on the weekend.

Both teams played physically in the third period, and Matt Filipe got on the scoreboard halfway through the frame to make it 7-3. The freshman sent a puck from the slot through the legs of Pelino, which trickled over the goal line for his first goal as a Husky.

“There’s a lot of things for us to continue working on and getting better at, but it was a good start getting your first win for our team, and then on top of it getting some good contributions,” said Madigan. “…It was great to see the banner go up, it was a reflection to the young men who are on our team and who were on the team last year to be able to witness that.”

The Huskies finished the night 3-8 on the power play, taking advantage of another penalty-heavy game. Ryan Ruck made 15 saves in net, including a phenomenal one-on-one stop of Tanner Jago on a breakaway. Northeastern will return to the ice next weekend, as they host Arizona State on Friday and Saturday. Full coverage of both games will be provided by WRBB.

Josh Brown contributed to this article

Northeastern skates to 1-1 tie against Bentley

By: Josh Brown (@Josh_Brown31)

WATERTOWN, Mass. – After being swept by Bentley in a nightmare home-and-home series last season, it’s natural to assume Northeastern came into Friday night’s game with a little bit of revenge on the mind.

Unfortunately for the No. 16/14 Huskies (0-1-2), Falcons goaltender Jayson Argue had other ideas.

Despite outshooting Bentley (1-0-0) 35-23 and getting a whopping 13 opportunities on the power play, Argue made 34 saves en route to a 1-1 tie at the John A. Ryan Skating Rink.

“For me, it wasn’t good enough,” said Northeastern coach Jim Madigan. “We played in spurts and we were inconsistent with our intensity, winning puck battles.”

“We knew it was going to be a tough game because the way they skate and they apply pressure, and it’s a small building, and I don’t know if we thought it was going to be easier than what it was early on, but early on I didn’t think we played with enough intensity and we didn’t win enough puck battles.”

Northeastern was able to get on the board first just under 14 minutes into the opening period. Already on its fourth power play of the game, this time a five-on-three, assistant captain Nolan Stevens crashed the net on a Zach Aston-Reese shot from the right half-wall and was able to tap home the rebound for his second goal of the season.

That would prove to be the last time the Huskies scored on this night.

Just 2:54 into the second period the Falcons knotted the score at one thanks to a shorthanded tally courtesy of Alexey Solovyev. Despite an abundance of traffic in front of the net, the sophomore defenseman from Moscow, Russia was able to sneak a shot from the point past Huskies sophomore goalie Ryan Ruck (22 saves).

Although from that point forward Northeastern was awarded another eight opportunities on the man-advantage, as opposed to seven all game for Bentley, the Huskies could not find a way to beat Argue.

“It’s finishing, it’s moving the pucks quicker,” said Madigan, “it’s not forcing pucks into spaces that we’re trying to do, and it’s executing. Some of the power plays we did well, moved the puck around really well, and then couldn’t finish at the net when we had chances.”

“You can move it around all you want, and you can make some nice plays, but at the end of the day you have to put it in the net too, so sometimes your power play goals aren’t the most prettiest goals, you’re just outmanning at the net and outnumbering and we weren’t pretty enough at the net.”

Throughout overtime it was more of the same for Northeastern. Despite Solovyev taking an interference call at the 1:39 mark and following it up with another one with 44 seconds left in the contest, the Huskies were sent home winless for the third time in two years against this Falcons squad.

“We just couldn’t generate enough offense, enough grade-A scoring opportunities,” said Madigan, “and didn’t make enough plays, quite simple.”

“They were running at you, which we knew, and we didn’t show enough poise in making some plays, and then our power play, we had a lot of chances and we just couldn’t convert. We need to be better on the power play. Our personnel is better than one goal out of eleven, or whatever the opportunities are.”

The teams will shift the scene to Matthews Arena on Saturday night. Be sure to tune in on WRBB beginning at 6:30 p.m., as Josh Brown and Dan McLoone will have complete coverage of Northeastern’s Hockey East Championship banner raising ceremony prior to faceoff.


CAA Preview: Towson Tigers

By: Mack Krell (@MackKrell)

towsontigersHead Coach: Pat Skerry

Last Season: 20-13 (11-7 CAA)


  • G Byron Hawkins (13.2 ppg, 2.5 rpg)
  • G Josh Ivory 
  • F Timajh Parker-Rivera (6.5 ppg, 6.5 rpg)


  • G Brian Starr (Colby Community College/Kansas City, MO)
  • G Deshaun Morman (Cincinatti/Richmond, VA)
  • G Zane Martin (Neumann-Goretti/Philadelphia, PA)
  • F Justin Gorham (Calvert Hall/Baltimore, MD)
  • F J.J. Matthews (Millwood School, Richmond, VA)
  • F Dennis Tunstall (Life Center Academy, Willingboro, NJ)

After a regular season of exceeding expectations by finishing 3rd in the CAA, Towson ended the 2015-16 season with a loss to UNC-Wilmington in the regular season finale, a loss to Northeastern in the CAA Tournament, and a loss to Oakland in the Vegas 16 Tournament. Following this disappointing end to the campaign, the Tigers look to bounce back this season behind the leadership of senior forward Arnaud William Adala Moto.

Adala Moto is the clear leader of the Tigers team. The 6-foot-7 forward from Cameroon looks to grow on his contribution from last season when he was the team’s  leading scorer and rebounder. Last season he averaged 13.9 PPG, 8.3 RPG, and shot over 44 percent from the field. His ability to stretch the floor as a forward could cause trouble for defenses across the CAA.

In order for Towson to succeed however, Adala Moto will have to look for help from fellow experienced teammates. Junior John Davis will most likely join Adala Moto as a starter in the frontcourt. He could cause trouble for defenses because of his ability to attack the basket while still shooting a high percentage from behind the 3-point arc (38%). Also returning in the front court for the Tigers is senior Walter Foster. After coming off the bench last season, Foster looks to take on a bigger role for the Tigers this season. Lastly, the Tigers will look from help from returning guard Mike Morsell, a player who was an x-factor late in the season. Morsell averaged 13 ppg for the season, including a 34 point outburst in a late season upset of William & Mary.

The returners will have some newcomers coming in to help rebound from the disappointing end to last season. They will be joined by transfer Brian Starr from Colby Community College in Kansas. Starr will most likely run the Tigers offense from the point guard position. While not a great shooter, Starr is very good at finding his teammates in dangerous position and will make everyone around him better.

Last season Towson was hurt by their inability to consistently make 3-point shots. In their last 3 losses of the season, Towson shot just 31, 26, and 19 percent from behind the 3-point line.  Combined with the fact that Towson lose their most prolific shooter in Byron Hawkins, Towson had to try to fix this through their recruiting class. Their incoming freshman, Zane Martin from Philadelphia, PA, could add a threat from the perimeter when he comes off the bench.
Bottom Line: Pat Skerry is one of the best coaches in the conference, and you can always expect his teams to defend and rebound well. If Towson can find consistency from behind the 3-point line from players like Martin and Foster, they could make a run in the CAA this year. In combination with Adala Moto’s prowess in the paint, a consistent perimeter game could make Towson dangerous.

CAA Preview: College of Charleston Cougars

charlestonBy: Justin Littman (@JLitt_Man)

Head Coach: Earl Grant (3rd Season)

Last season: 17-14 (CAA: 8-10), 7th Place


  • G Canyon Barry (19.7 ppg, 3.4 rpg in 13 games)
  • F Donovan Gilmore
  • F Harrison Bowne 
  • F James Bourne (3.4 ppg, 2.4 rpg)
  • G Tim Branin 


  • F Chevez Goodwin (Hammond School/Columbia, SC)
  • G Brevin Galloway (Seneca/Anderson, SC)
  • F Jaylen McManus (North Mecklenberg/Charlotte, SC)
  • F/C Osinachi Smart (New Garden Friends School/Nigeria)

Last season was quite the roller coaster for the College of Charleston in Earl Grant’s second season at the helm. The Cougars, led by star guard Canyon Barry, started the season 9-3. They entered conference play with plenty of momentum, but it all came to a screeching halt when Barry suffered a season-ending shoulder injury during a game at William & Mary.

The Cougars took a step back, but continued to battle with a very young roster. They locked in defensively, and at one point played 14 consecutive conference games without allowing 70 points in a contest. They lost only one conference game by double digits, and Coach Grant established the foundation for one of the best scoring defenses in the entire nation.

Though Barry chose to leave Charleston as a graduate transfer, the Cougars will return this year with much of the same young roster and an established identity. Coming off a campaign where he was named CAA Freshman of the Year, forward Jarell Brantley will provide the Cougars with some size on the interior. He averaged over 11 points and 7 rebounds per game as a freshman, and he should take another step forward during his sophomore season. He will likely play big minutes in the frontcourt with 6’10”, 255-pound sophomore forward Nick Harris. Harris only played 19 minutes per game as a freshman, but shot over 50% from the field. If he can stay out of foul trouble, he will be another big contributor.

In the backcourt, look for guards Cameron Johnson (All-CAA Third Team) and Marquise Pointer (All-CAA Rookie Team) to continue to provide energy for the College of Charleston on both ends of the floor. They are pure athletes who have the ability to stay with anyone on the defensive end.

If the Cougars want to take another step forward this season, they will have to improve their production on the offensive end. For as good as they were defensively, they really struggled to score once Barry was out for the season. As a team, they shot only 42% from the field last season, and they were second-worst in the CAA in turnovers per game. Much of these struggles could be attributed to youth, but the Cougars will need to improve offensively if they hope to find better success this season.

Bottom Line: College of Charleston will once again have one of the most stifling defenses in mid-major basketball. The Cougars are young, and have the potential to make a big leap forward in the CAA if some of their players develop offensively. They have shown flashes, but even at worst, this is a team with a defense that will enable them to stay competitive in the CAA. This is the first year the CAA tournament will be hosted in Charleston, and the Cougars have a good chance to make a run come March.

Husky Sports Update: Week 5 (10/3-10/9)

Junior forward Nolan Stevens scored to help NU earn a tie in their first bout with No. 2 Quinnipiac. The Huskies lost the second battle, 5-2. (Image Credit: Northeastern Athletics)
Junior forward Nolan Stevens scored to help NU earn a tie in their first bout with No. 2 Quinnipiac. The Huskies lost the second battle, 5-2. (Image Credit: Northeastern Athletics)

pjBy: PJ Wright (@PJWright34)

It looked as though the Northeastern Huskies were on the brink of dropping their first game of the new season, trailing Quinnipiac 2-1 with under a minute to play in regulation.

That was, until Nolan Stevens placed the puck in the back of the net off a Dylan Sikura shot from the blue line to knot the score up at two just before time expired. Neither team was able to muster a goal in the overtime period, and what was a hard-fought game on both sides ended in a stalemate.

“We came in here knowing it was going to be a hard game,” Northeastern head coach Jim Madigan said following the game. “They’re a heavy team. They’re obviously a team who’s very seasoned, veteran, and used to playing in close tight games. They’ve been in the national championship game last year, and the tournament the last few years, so we were expecting a heavy game and I liked the way our kids came out and competed.”

Although the Huskies outshot the Bobcats for the second straight night in Game 2 of the weekend series, Quinnipiac capitalized on more of their chances around the net, giving them a 5-2 victory.  

Quinnipiac netted the first three goals within the first 30 minutes of the game and never looked back. A goal on the power play from Zach Aston-Reese brought the Huskies back within two, but the Huskies weren’t able to complete the comeback as QU’s Tim Clifton scored his second goal of the game to seal the deal late in regulation.


Women’s Ice Hockey

Oct. 7 — Northeastern picked up its first win of the season on Friday night, defeating Lindenwood 5-0 at Lindenwood Ice Arena. Junior Denisa Krizova scored two goals and sophomore Brittany Bugalski recorded a 10-save shutout in net.

Oct. 8 – The Huskies completed the weekend series sweep with a 4-1 win over Lindenwood on Saturday night. Junior McKenna Brand and freshman Matti Hartman each recorded an assist to lead NU to their second win (2-2-0).

The Lady Huskies return to Matthews Arena for a pair of home games against Syracuse University, starting on Friday at 7 p.m.

Men’s Cross Country

Oct. 8 — The Northeastern men’s cross country team took first place at the New England Championships in Franklin Park on Saturday. The Huskies placed all of their five scorers in the top 50 in an 8k race that had over 200 runners in the field. Paul Duffey took 12th and Christian Stafford took 14th with times of 25:08.91 and 25:10.52, respectively.

Women’s Cross Country

Oct. 8 – On the women’s side, Jordan O’Dea’s second place finish in the 5k (17:43.88) led the Huskies to a fourth place finish on Saturday. Lucy Young finished 15th with a time of 18:17.19.

Duffey and O’Dea each earned the CAA Runner of the Week award.

Both Huskies squads will next compete in the Central Connecticut State mini meet on Oct. 21.

Women’s Field Hockey

Oct. 7 – The Huskies fell 3-2 to James Madison on Friday night at Dedham field despite sophomore June Curry-Lindahl’s two first half goals, including one with just five seconds left in the period. Miranda Rigg of JMU scored the game’s deciding goal in the 38th minute of play.

Oct. 9 – Northeastern dropped their second game of the weekend to William & Mary on a rainy, bitter Sunday at Dedham Field. The Tribe went up 3-0, but a late goal from Jessica Unger (4) ruined William & Mary’s shutout bid.

The Huskies (6-7) will play two more games next weekend – one against CAA foe Hofstra on Friday afternoon at 3 p.m., and the other against UMass on Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. — both in Hempstead, N.Y.

Men’s Soccer

Oct. 4. – Sophomore Martin Nygaard’s 65th-minute goal was all the Huskies needed to defeat Hartford 1-0 on Tuesday. Junior Jonathan Thuresson recorded four saves and Northeastern earned their third clean sheet of the season.

Oct. 8 – This time, the Northeastern men found themselves on the other end of a 1-0 game, dropping Saturday night’s game against Elon at Parsons Field, despite tallying 16 shots. Jack Willbye scored the lone goal for the Phoenix.

Next up, Northeastern (3-9-0, 1-4-0 CAA) will travel to CAA foe James Madison on Oct. 15 for a 1 p.m. afternoon kickoff.

Women’s Soccer

Oct. 7 – The Huskies scored three straight goals to overcome a 2-0 halftime deficit against William & Mary in overtime at Parsons Field. Sophomore Hannah Rosenblatt, who was named CAA player of the week on Monday, scored two goals within two minutes of each to start the second half, and senior Carina Deandreis’ overtime goal from 20 yards out sealed the deal for NU.

Oct. 9 – Mackenzie Dowd, Kayla Cappuzzo and Hannah Rosenblatt each scored and keeper Nathalie Nidetch recorded a clean sheet as the Huskies defeated Elon 3-0 on Sunday afternoon. Northeastern improves to 7-0-0 on the season when scoring two goals or more.

Next weekend, the Huskies (10-5-1, 5-1-0 CAA) will head back on the road to play Hofstra at 7 p.m. on Saturday night.

Women’s Rowing

In the team’s first action of the season, the Northeastern women’s rowing team took fifth overall in the varsity eight race at the Head of the Housatonic on Saturday morning. Haley Doucette led the Huskies with her time of 14:21.7 on the 2.7-mile course.

The Huskies next compete in the 2016 Head of the Charles Regatta, which will take place on Oct. 22 and Oct. 23.

Women’s Volleyball

Northeastern’s volleyball team completed a weekend sweep with wins over Elon (3-2) on Friday, Towson (3-2) on Saturday and Delaware (3-0) on Monday.  The Huskies improve to 16-5 overall (6-1 in the CAA) and remain undefeated at home.

The team will play its next match on Saturday afternoon against the Hofstra Pride at the Cabot Center, starting at 4 p.m.