Husky Sports Update: Week 5 (9/26-10/2)

Sophomore defensman Eric Williams scored one of three goals to give NU a 3-1 exhibition win over Arcadia. (Image Credit: Northeastern Athletics).
Sophomore defenseman Eric Williams scored one of three goals to give NU a 3-1 exhibition win over Acadia. (Image Credit: Northeastern Athletics).

By: Ravi Pandya ()

Men’s Ice Hockey:

The Huskies started off their 2016-2017 campaign with a 3-1 exhibition win against Acadia at Matthews Arena. The highlights of the game included goals from Adam Gaudette, Trevor Owens, and Eric Williams, and 22 combined saves from goalkeepers Ryan Ruck and Jake Theut. Although the team is happy with the result, they are more concerned with the process at this point of the season.

“We used this game as an opportunity to get a gauge on where we are at this point in the season” said coach Jim Madigan post-game 

The Huskies will travel to Hamden, Connecticut on Friday and begin the regular season against the Quinnipiac Bobcats. The teams will then have a rematch in Connecticut on Saturday.

Women’s Ice Hockey:

The Women’s Hockey team began their season with two losses to the St. Lawrence Saints on Friday and Saturday at Matthews Arena. On Friday, the Lady Huskies lost 0-5, with the Saints scoring three goals in a five-minute span and Brooke Webster tallying a hat trick . Saturday’s game was much more competitive. Although the team scored 5 goals, they ended up losing 6-5 in heartbreaking fashion, giving up the game-deciding goal with 18 seconds left in the third period.

Women’s Soccer:

Despite being shorthanded for half of the game due to a red card issued to Skylar Leblanc, the women’s soccer team beat UNCW 2-1 on the road on Friday behind goals from Hannah Rosenblatt and Kayla Capuzzo. The team then travelled to the College of Charleston and earned a 2-1 victory, with Mackenzie Dowd and Carly Wilhelm tallying. Goalkeeper Nathalie Nidetch finished the weekend with 11 saves. The Huskies are now 8-5-1 overall and 3-1 in conference play.

Men’s Soccer:

The men’s soccer team lost 3-0 to Hofstra on Wednesday. Luke Brown scored two goals for the Pride in the contest. The Huskies were outnumbered in the shots category 15-9. On Saturday, the team travelled to Virginia to face the William & Mary Tribe. Unfortunately for the Huskies, they allowed seven goals in the contest. They are now 2-8 overall and 1-3 in conference play.

Women’s field hockey:

Northeastern’s field hockey team lost at Drexel 2-1 in overtime on Friday before beating Dartmouth at home 5-2 on Sunday. Laura Maclachlan scored the lone goal in Friday’s loss, and five different Huskies scored goals on Sunday.

Women’s Volleyball:

Northeastern’s volleyball team beat William & Mary 3-0 on Friday and James Madison 3-1 on Sunday. They now have a 13-5 overall record and are 3-1 in conference play.

Women’s Swimming and Diving:

The Swimming and Diving team beat BU 165-135 on Saturday in their season opener. They  look forward to the Northeastern tri-meet, which starts on Saturday, October 22nd.

Men’s Cross Country:

The Men’s Cross Country team finished 20th of 29 teams at the Roy Griak Invitational on Saturday in Minneapolis. The Women’s team finished 28th of 24 teams in the same event.

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