Husky Sports Update Week 9: 10/31-11/6

Men's hockey salvaged one point from a weekend series with No. 4 Boston University (Image Credit: Northeastern Athletics).
Men’s hockey salvaged one point from a weekend series with No. 4 Boston University (Image Credit: Northeastern Athletics).

By: Patrick Milne

Men’s Hockey

Over the weekend, the men’s hockey team had two highly anticipated showdowns against their cross-town rivals, the Boston University Terriers. BU came into the weekend ranked No. 4 in the nation, after beating Sacred Heart 7-0 and Quinnipiac 3-0. However, the injured Huskies, missing both John and Nolan Stevens, came into Friday’s game hungry and ready to fight for the win.

November 4 – The first game at Mathew’s Arena lived up to all expectations. It was a heated, physical, and back and forth battle throughout the whole game. After two periods, the Huskies were down 2-1, but got an early power play goal to start the third thanks to an absolute snipe by Adam Gaudette over the blocker of BU goaltender Jake Oettinger. The Terriers retook the lead a few minutes later, but the resilient huskies refused to go away and quickly tied it back up. Then again, after a power play goal by BU, Zach Aston-Reese redeemed himself for taking the penalty that lead to BU’s goal, by tying it up with under a minute left. After a scoreless overtime period both teams walked away with a tie and looked to finish what they started in the game the following night at Agganis Arena.

November 5 – However, the Northeastern Huskies were unable to find the back of the net on Saturday night, despite putting 27 shots on goal, and ultimately lost 3-0 to the Terriers.

Next weekend, the Huskies (3-3-3) have two home games against number 9 ranked Notre Dame (4-3-1).

Women’s Hockey

The Women’s Hockey team had a successful weekend, winning both their game against Maine and Providence and advancing their record to (8-3-1).

November 5 – In their Saturday victory over Maine, the Huskies scored the first three goals. The Black Bears then made a late comeback attempt, but the Huskies were able to hang on for a 3-2 win.

November 6 – The Huskies had another close game with conference foes Providence on Sunday. In an unorthodox fashion, Northeastern scored their two goals short-handed on the same penalty kill in the first period. The Friars then scored a short-handed goal of their own a few minutes later. The rest of the game was scoreless, resulting in a 2-1 win for the Huskies.

The Women’s hockey team looks to continue their win streak next weekend with two games against Merrimack.

Men’s Soccer

November 1 – The Northeastern Men’s Soccer team had a disappointing week after losing 2-0 to Dartmouth, bringing a close to their season. Northeastern had 6 of their 16 shots on target, but were unable to beat the Dartmouth keeper. The loss brings Northeastern record to 6-11 to end their season. The Huskies will look to build on their experience from this season when they return next fall with many of the same players, only graduating three seniors.

Women’s Soccer

The Northeastern Women’s Soccer team had an exciting weekend, winning the CAA Championship for the third time in four years!

November 4 – On Friday, Northeastern beat number 5 William and Marry in the CAA Championship Semifinals. The top-seeded Huskies dominated a very good William and Marry team, getting goals from Hannah Rosenblatt and Valentina Soares Gache off of corner kicks, as well as a nice header from Eve Goulet, while shutting out William and Mary thanks to some great defense from senior Jenny Sinclair and the rest of the back line, as well as stellar goalkeeping by Natalie Nidetch.

November 5 – Northeastern’s offensive and defensive domination continued into the championship game on Sunday, against second seeded Drexel, winning again 3-0. Hannah Rosenblatt opened the scoring for the Huskies, followed by goals from Nicole Gorman and Carina Deandreis.  

Northeastern will continue their season when they compete for the NCAA championship. They will learn whom they are playing in the first round during the NCAA Selection Show on November 7 at 4:30 p.m.

Women’s Swimming and Diving

November 4/5 – The Northeastern swimming and diving team had a tri-meet against George Mason and Towson on Friday and Saturday. The women brought their A game to the pool, beating both the Patriots and the Tigers.

With an impressive record of 4-1 the Huskies look to continue their winning streak on November 18th at the Frank Elm Invitational against Rutgers.

Women’s Volleyball

November 4/5 –Northeastern’s Volleyball had a rough weekend losing a hard fought match against Delaware 3-2 on Friday. The Huskies then lost 3-1 on Saturday to a tough Towson team.

The Huskies (20-9) have their last regular season game at Elon on November 13th.

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