by Milton Posner
The Huskies recorded their tenth straight victory on Sunday, defeating Hofstra University 3-1 (25-18,12-25, 26-24, 25-19). Amy Underdown (17 kills and 12 digs) and Samantha Shupe (21 assists and 12 digs) recorded double-doubles for Northeastern. Junior Gabrielle Eyl’s 18 digs included her 1,500th as a Husky; she now holds the fourth-place spot in Northeastern history in that category. Brigitte Burcescu (14 kills), Athena Ardila (13 kills), Gabrielle Tschannen (5 blocks), Claire Lund (16 digs), and Sherrie Wang (2 aces) all excelled in the win.
Thursday: The Huskies fell to the University of North Carolina Wilmington on Thursday by a score of 3-0. The loss snapped the Huskies’ ten-game winning streak. Sophomore Amy Underdown played well for the Huskies, logging her 13th double-double of the season.
Saturday: The Huskies took their second straight 3-0 loss on Saturday, this one at the hands of The College of Charleston. Northeastern’s Amy Underdown led the match in kills, while Gabrielle Eyl led the way in digs. With the loss, the Huskies slid to 15-8 (8-2 in conference play).
Friday/Saturday: Northeastern lost a pair of games to Quinnipiac University on Friday and Saturday by the respective scores of 6-4 and 3-2. Both games were decided toward the end; Quinnipiac needed three goals in the third period (Friday) and a goal in the final minute of overtime (Saturday) to vanquish the Huskies. Senior forward Dylan Sikura logged his 100th point in the first game, becoming the 50th Husky in the team history to reach the milestone and the fourth in the last three seasons. Northeastern’s record fell to 2-2-1; the men will try to redeem themselves with another weekend doubleheader (October 27 and 28) against UMass Lowell.
Sunday: Women’s hockey triumphed over Colgate University on Sunday, emerging victorious by a score of 5-2. Shae Labbe and Jessie Eldridge clocked three points apiece, while goalie Brittany Bugalski totaled 33 saves. Freshman Veronika Pettey and senior McKenna Brand also provided a key spark for the Huskies.
Friday/Saturday: The Huskies finished a weekend sweep over Syracuse University, winning both games of a doubleheader by a 5-1 score. In both games, Northeastern scored three goals on power plays. Goalie Brittany Bulgaski turned away 24 shots in the first game and 23 shots in the second to ensure the victories. The wins pushed Northeastern to a 4-3-1 record; the Huskies will try to win a third consecutive game on Wednesday against the University of New Hampshire.
Sunday: Northeastern succumbed to the No. 14 Princeton Tigers on Sunday by a score of 3-0. The Huskies never got it going offensively, attempting only five shots on goal, and were held scoreless for the first time this season.
Friday: No. 16 James Madison University knocked off the Huskies by a 4-0 margin on Friday, marking the second straight game that Northeastern has been shut out. The loss in the final road game of the regular season dropped the Huskies to 7-9 on the season (2-2 in conference play) as they prepare to close out the regular season with three consecutive home games.
Sunday: Women’s soccer outlasted the College of William and Mary on Sunday, winning 4-2. The Huskies got goals from Eve Goulet, Nicole Gorman, Hannah Lopiccolo, and Chelsea Domond to close out the win. The game also featured milestones for two of the seniors. Lopiccolo scored her twentieth goal, becoming only the seventh player to accomplish the feat. Kayla Capuzzo recorded her twentieth career assist, becoming the team’s all-time assist leader.
Thursday: Northeastern ended the game in a scoreless tie with Towson University. Despite spending a majority of the game with the ball in their offensive half and recording an 18-2 shots on-goal-edge, the Huskies were unable to break the stalemate. Their record sits at 10-5-3 on the season, with a 4-1-3 conference record.
Tuesday: Men’s soccer finished Tuesday’s game against Boston University in a 1-1 tie. Freshman Dan Munch’s first goal as a Husky brought Northeastern even in the 77th minute, and freshman goalkeeper Noah Abrams recorded five stops. The last of the five was arguably the most important, a one-on-one stop in the 109th minute that ensured the draw.
Saturday: A late goal by James Madison University handed the Northeastern men’s soccer team a tough 2-1 loss on Saturday. Northeastern’s lone goal came from junior forward Khori Bennett in the 43rd minute, but a costly backfield turnover allowed for JMU’s Manuel Ferriol to score the winning goal. The loss dropped Northeastern to 2-11-3 (1-5-1 in conference play) and removed the Huskies from CAA postseason contention.
Both men’s and women’s cross country had their last meet of the regular season on Friday. The Central Connecticut State Mini Meet finished with the women’s team in 6th place and the men’s team in 8th place. Grace Bugara, Corinne Meyers, and Kelsey Walak led the way for the women, while Eric Clay, Michael Duggin, and Ty Miller were the top finishers for the men. The postseason begins October 28th.
Women’s Swimming and Diving
The women’s swimming and diving team fell to James Madison University on Saturday, 163-137. Northeastern had some individual successes, as 22 Huskies put points on the board and eight logged first place finishes. Matilda Weiler, Klara Juliusson, Megan Clark, Sara Touchette-McGowan, and Carly Schnabel logged exceptional performances on the swimming side, while Caroline Gonsalves and Alyssa Seales stood out among the divers. The team’s next event will be November 8 at Boston University.