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.

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