Fall Roundup: Volleyball Back on Track

(Image Credit: GoNU)
(Image Credit: GoNU)

by: Rachel Santo

After the Huskies’ ten game win streak was snapped last week, they were able to get back on track on Friday for their Dig Pink game, defeating the University of Delaware 3-0 (25-21, 25-21, 25-18). Kristen Walding had 17 assists on the night, including her 3,000th. She is one of three Northeastern players to record 3,000 assists in their careers. Amy Underdown recorded 13 kills and 13 blocks, making this her fourteenth double-double of the season. She also had 3 blocks on the night. The Huskies will honor their seniors on Sunday before a home match versus Towson

Men’s Hockey

Friday/Saturday: The Huskies opened Hockey East play with a pair of wins over UMass Lowell on Friday and Saturday by margins of 3-1 and 5-4, respectively. Adam Gaudette’s hat trick on Friday night gave the Huskies their road win. Jeremy Davies assisted Gaudette with each point, and Ryan Ruck protected Northeastern’s goal well with 23 saves on 24 shots. On Saturday, the Huskies ended regulation in a tie. Grant Jozefek, Adam Gaudette, Bobby Hampton, and Nolan Stevens each scored in regular time, and Patrick Schule tallied the game-winning goal in OT. The Huskies will look to win again on Saturday at Boston University.

Women’s Hockey

Wednesday: The Huskies started off conference play with a bang, beating the University of New Hampshire 4-1. Denisa Krizova and Kasidy Anderson each clocked two goals. Skylar Fontaine also performed well, finishing the night with two assists. Goalie Brittany Bugalski turned away 32 shots.

Saturday: Northeastern fell to Providence College in a 1-2 match. The Huskies lone goal was scored on a power play by Lauren Kelly, after an assist from Brooke Hobson and Tori Sullivan. Brittany Bugalski was once again able to reach 30 saves. They will get a second chance to defeat Providence on Sunday at Matthews Arena.

Field Hockey

Sunday: The Huskies suffered a loss in a 3-4 battle against No. 19 St. Joseph’s University. Jaime Bartucca tallied two goals and assisted the goal by Camille O’Conor. Goalie Julia Gluyas made three saves throughout the game, but it was not enough to stop the Hawks offense.

Friday: Julia Gluyas posted her first career shutout when the Huskies defeated Drexel University by a 3-0 margin. Ffion Thompson scored off of a penalty in the first half, and Kristin Abreu and Camille O’Conor each chimed in with a goal in the second half. Sunday will be Senior Day and Community Day at Dedham Field for the 2 PM match versus the Delaware Blue Hens.

Women’s Soccer

Sunday: Northeastern defeated UNCW in their last regular season game in a 1-0 match. Goalie Nathalie Nidetch posted her seventh shutout of the season, turning away all nine shots on goal. The Huskies lone goal came early, scored by Nicole Gorman in the 10th minute, after Kayla Capuzzo recorded her 22nd career assist. This win secured the No. 3 conference seed, as CAA play begins on Sunday with the College of Charleston visiting Parsons Field for the quarterfinals.

Men’s Soccer

Tuesday: Northeastern was able to close out its last home game of the season on a high note, defeating the University of Vermont 3-2. Khori Bennet scored two penalty kick goals, and Dan Munch tallied a goal after seven redirects from an initial shot for his second goal in his last three appearances.

Sunday: The Huskies lost their last game of the season after being shutout at UNCW, with a final score of 0-1. Goalie Jonathan Thuresson made two saves in his final match as a Husky. Northeastern will also graduate defenseman Lewis Aird and midfielders Gaku Lange, Ackim Mpofu, and Charlton Muhlauri.

Cross Country

The men’s and women’s cross country teams ran in the CAA Championships Saturday. Dan Romano, Chance Lamberth, and Christian Stafford led the men to a second place finish. For the women, Sophomore Louiza Wise finished second. Brooke Wojeski and Kerri Ruffo were also top runners for the Huskies, giving the women’s team a fifth place finish. The Huskies will run again at the NCAA Regional Championship, which will take place on November 10 in Buffalo, New York.

Rowing

The Head of the Charles Regatta took place teams October 21-22. On Sunday, the Huskies started off with coxswain Tara Fish and stroke Leif Carlson leading the men’s championship fours to a sixth place finish. The men’s championship eights were able to take fifth place overall and fourth within collegiate teams. Madison Mailey led the women’s championships eights to 22nd overall against tough competition. Women’s club eights took sixth overall with Katie Cooper in the stroke seat. Both rowing crews will close out the season on November 12 at the Foot of the Charles, but the women’s team will first see action on Sunday at the Princeton Chase.

Baseball 

by Alex Tsipis

On Sunday, the baseball Huskies wrapped up the fall with a scrimmage in West Point, NY to take on the Army Black Knights.  The Huskies won 3-0, due in part to a stellar performance from the pitching staff.    Freshmen Sam Jacobsak, Henry Winkler, Danny Ryan, and Owen Batchelder all had perfect 1-2-3 innings.  Sophomore Rick Burroni picked off a runner with a well-executed “Daylight Move” as the staff limited Army to 2 hits while striking out 12.  The offense contributed with 6 hits of their own.  Sophomore outfielder Kyle Peterson led the way with 2 hits and a stolen base to cap off his breakout fall season.  Senior third baseman Nolan Lang launched a long line drive off the left-centerfield wall, driving in two runs.  The Huskies third run came off of a Charlie McConnell sacrifice fly to right field.  Juniors Ryan Soloman and Cam Walsh both collected hits while freshman Corey DiLoretto came off the bench and had a base hit of his own.  Senior captain Max Burt scorched a line drive off of the tip of the leaping third baseman’s glove to put an exclamation point on the Huskies win.  The defending CAA regular season champions look to make a tournament run when they get kick off the 2018 campaign in February.   

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