Northeastern suffers first-round upset in offensive battle with Hofstra

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Coming off of their sweep of Stony Brook to finish the regular season, Northeastern entered the CAA tournament looking to keep Hofstra’s lineup at bay and take advantage of their CAA-worst pitching in the first round.  However, in a game marked by multiple back-and-forth offensive rallies, the Huskies were unable to keep

Huskies finish out regular season on fire, look ahead to CAA Tournament

BROOKLINE – Northeastern took to Friedman Diamond one last time Saturday afternoon in their regular series finale. The Huskies clinched the third seed in the CAA tournament last weekend, but kept the momentum going, finishing the regular season stretch with a fourth-straight win Although the visiting Stony Brook Seawolves came in fighting for their last

Huskies fall to Charleston’s late-game rally, capped off by grand slam

Northeastern hit the road over the weekend, traveling the furthest distance in the conference to face off against the College of Charleston in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. After squeaking by with a 12-inning win on Friday and suffering a crushing 18-5 loss on Saturday, it all came down to Sunday’s game.  Northeastern slowly inched ahead

Huskies’ struggles return in double-header sweep to North Carolina A&T

On Friday afternoon, the Huskies traveled to Greensboro, North Carolina, to start off their weekend series against the NC A&T Aggies with a doubleheader. Northeastern was fresh off a three-game sweep over Elon and carried positive momentum into the series, but stumbled in the back-to-back away games. After a crushing 13-5 defeat in the first

Pitching, defense, MacGregor power Huskies to Senior Day victory, history for Mike Glavine

BROOKLINE — Everybody wants to win on Senior Day.  And on a beautiful Saturday afternoon, Northeastern did just that, notching a 7-2 victory over the Elon Phoenix. The festivities started with a touching ceremony featuring the seniors and their families both being honored. Four Husky seniors were named to the starting lineup, and each senior

“We got the result we deserved”: Early pitching blunders lead to frustrating defeat for Northeastern

BROOKLINE — After a disappointing 11-inning, 9-8 loss on Wednesday against Kansas State, Northeastern looked to get back in the win column against UNCW. Entering Friday’s matchup, the Seahawks sat in the top spot in the CAA with a 10-2 record, with the Huskies close behind in second place at 9-3. Unfortunately for NU, the

Seven years later, former high school teammates Tyler MacGregor and Alex Lane are Northeastern’s unlikely leading forces

With the benefit of hindsight, Northeastern coach Mike Glavine has a confession: He should have recruited Tyler MacGregor and Alex Lane more seriously as high schoolers. Back in 2017, MacGregor and Lane were star teammates at St. John’s Prep, a perennial Massachusetts powerhouse located just 35 minutes from Northeastern’s campus. And both were on the

Huskies’ extra-innings comeback effort falls short behind pitching struggles

“Eight walks isn’t going to get it done, four wild pitches isn’t going to get it done, [five] stolen bases against us isn’t going to get it done,” head coach Mike Glavine said after Northeastern’s first home loss of the season Wednesday afternoon. But that’s exactly what happened when the Huskies hosted Kansas State for

Pitching shines as Northeastern shuts down BC for first Baseball Beanpot title in 11 years

BRIGHTON — With the sun setting on Northeastern’s first Baseball Beanpot championship appearance in six years, and their Power 5 opponent Boston College beginning to throw in the towel to the 7-0 Huskies lead, the Northeastern bench eagerly awaited the moment they could rush the field and claim their first Beanpot trophy since 2013.  “It

Huskies’ pitching, defense falter in loss at Towson

Northeastern’s weekend series at the lowly Towson Tigers seemed like an opportunity to pick up wins and boost their run differential in the process, especially considering the Huskies entered on an eight-game win streak. And, while Friday’s game did nothing to dispel that notion, Saturday’s affair went a completely different direction. Towson hung a five-spot

First half roundup: Thoughts on Northeastern’s first half with the Beanpot looming

Somehow, someway, we’ve made it to the midway point of the Northeastern baseball season. The Huskies orchestrated a three-game sweep of CAA rival Monmouth this past weekend, with the exclamation point being a 7-2 win on Easter Sunday to extend their winning streak to seven games and cap off an 18-4 March. It was Northeastern’s

PHOTO GALLERY: Men’s Hockey season in review

It was an up and down season for the Northeastern, from a rough start to conference play to a second-straight Beanpot Championship. They wrapped up their season in the second round of the Hockey East tournament with a record of 17-16-3, and gritted out wins against top teams in the country. What follows are photos

PHOTO GALLERY: Women’s Basketball season in review

2023-24 was not the kindest season for Northeastern. However, the squad showed their resilience and their skill, and persevered to finish the year 10-17. Additionally, they made the second round of the CAA tournament after a gutsy win over UNCW. What follows are photos from the talented WRBB photographers who were an integral part of

PHOTO GALLERY: Men’s Basketball season in review

Northeastern started the 2023-24 season with a resounding win against Boston University at home, and reached many milestones throughout the year. From head coach Bill Coen breaking the CAA wins record, to a 10th place finish in the conference during the regular season, the Huskies finished the year with an overall record of 12-20, and

PHOTO GALLERY: Women’s Hockey season in review

Northeastern started the 2023-24 season all the way back on Sept. 23, and extended their season all the way to the Hockey East Championship for an eighth year in a row. They captured a second straight Beanpot Championship, this time at TD Garden, and completed the season with an overall record of 25-11-3. What follows

Huskies’ offensive explosion elevates Glavine to second-most wins in program history

BROOKLINE — After their close 7-6 win up the road at UConn on Wednesday, Northeastern returned home to the friendly confines of Friedman Diamond to resume CAA conference play against Monmouth. After a scoreless first inning, the Husky offense exploded en route to a lopsided 14-3 victory that gave head coach Mike Glavine his 289th

Huskies face the elements, prove resillient in extra-innings comeback victory

BROOKLINE – “This is one of those games where I need to sit down and decompress for a few moments.”  Those were the words of Northeastern Head Coach Mike Glavine after the Huskies 10-9 extra-innings walk-off victory over the Central Connecticut State University Blue Devils. On paper, Tuesday afternoon’s bout at Parsons Field should have

Northeastern displays offensive dominance in commanding victory over Hofstra

After splitting Friday’s double-header against Hofstra, Northeastern came into Sunday’s rubber match looking to win their opening series of conference play. The Huskies set the tone early and never looked back, showcasing their dominance with a resounding 13-5 victory over the Pride.  From the first pitch, Northeastern displayed their offensive prowess, putting up an impressive

Four wins, no losses: Huskies remain undefeated at home with victory over Merrimack

BROOKLINE – After a statement win on Tuesday versus out-of-conference, cross-town rival Boston College, Northeastern looked to continue their winning streak versus the struggling Merrimack College Warriors Wednesday.  On the mound for the Huskies was junior pitcher Brett Dunham, who came into the match up with a 9.82 earned runs average in just 3.2 innings

As rollercoaster season reaches its endpoint, Northeastern is left with what-ifs

BOSTON — As Macklin Celebrini’s missile sailed past Cameron Whitehead, effectively putting an end to Northeastern’s final comeback attempt, the harsh reality began to sink in for the Huskies. Over the past two months, Northeastern proved exactly how good they could be. They won huge games. They competed toe-to-toe against the nation’s top teams. Their

Huskies batters shake off their slump, blank Sacred Heart in seven-inning home opener

Northeastern stepped onto the red turf of Friedman Diamond for the first time this season on Tuesday afternoon when they hosted Sacred Heart in their home opener. The familiar scenery seemed to be just what Northeastern needed to get on track, as junior center fielder Mike Sirota, sophomore outfielder Cam Maldonado, and sophomore shortstop Carmelo

Roster round-up: Highly-rated Huskies have the goods to make history

The 2023 season was the latest chapter in what’s been something of a golden era for Northeastern baseball. Continuing to build on five straight winning seasons, the young Huskies went 44-16, taking the country by surprise and notching quality wins against teams like Indiana St, Duke, Boston College, UConn, and Maryland. After going 15 years

Behind Campbell’s hat trick, Huskies draw even with Providence in regular season finale

Providence, R.I. — For its last game of the regular season, Northeastern came into Schneider Arena Saturday seeking to snag three points against No. 11 Providence. The Huskies were 6-7-1 on the road headed into the matchup, with home ice advantage not particularly impactful to its performance this year. After a hard fought battle in

Capital Punishment: Huskies’ season draws to a close in CAA Tournament Defeat

WASHINGTON D.C. – A season that began with such promise and intrigue once again ended in heartbreak in the second round of the CAA Tournament, as all Northeastern could do was look on with collective disappointment as Stony Brook Seawolves dribbled out the clock on the Huskies’ season with a 75-65 win on Saturday night.

Seventh-straight championship just out of reach: Northeastern’s season ends in OT defeat

STORRS, Conn. — For the first time since 2017, Northeastern will not be heading into the offseason with the Bertagna trophy.  Instead, the University of Connecticut came away with the 1-0 overtime win to secure their first Hockey East tournament title since joining the conference all the way back in 2002.  It was the game

Lily Shannon’s heroics lead Northeastern to eighth-straight Hockey East championship game

BOSTON – After a 4-1 win over Merrimack in the quarterfinals, Northeastern returned to Matthews Arena for the semifinals of the Hockey East tournament, where they would take down New Hampshire in another 4-1 battle. It was the fourth matchup between the two teams this season, with the Huskies having come out on top in

Huskies end seven-game winless streak, send off seniors in style with win over Hampton

BOSTON — Playing with just six healthy players for the second consecutive game, Northeastern picked up their first victory in a month, defeating Hampton 64-60 on a day where they honored four seniors appearing in their final game at the Cabot Center. The Senior Day festivities saw friends and family in town to recognize guards

After third straight weekend split, thoughts on Northeastern’s play down the home stretch

STORRS, Conn. — If there’s one thing Northeastern has proven over the past six weeks, it’s that frustrating losses have only further emboldened them to stick to their same process, trusting that the results will soon follow. That same pattern proved itself against UConn: For the third consecutive weekend, Northeastern dropped the series opener on

Huskies overcome slow start against Merrimack to advance to Hockey East Semifinals

Northeastern faced a familiar playoff foe in Merrimack for their Hockey East quarterfinals matchup, playing the Warriors for the third consecutive year in this round of the conference playoffs. The prior two matchups went Northeastern’s way, and history repeated itself thrice at Matthews Arena, with the Huskies taking a hard-fought 4-1 victory into the next

‘It’s a really frustrating loss’: Despite three-goal comeback, Northeastern falls just short against UConn

For the third straight week, Northeastern lost its Friday night contest of a two-game weekend series — its last of the year. On Senior Night and its last home game of the regular season, the team dropped 4-3 to the UConn Huskies in a heartbreaking defeat. The loss especially stings for the missed opportunity at

Foul trouble, shooting woes plague Huskies in loss at Delaware

In the penultimate game of their season, Northeastern just didn’t have enough to get by Delaware, falling to the Blue Hens 73-67. The Huskies entered Thursday’s matchup looking to build off two straight wins, while Delaware entered reeling off back-to-back double-digit losses. Thursday was Senior Night for the Blue Hens, who said goodbye to three

Huskies celebrate Senior Day in style, roll over Pirates

BOSTON – The Northeastern Huskies capped their seniors’ careers at Matthews Arena with a victory, prevailing over the last-place Hampton Pirates 70-62 on Saturday afternoon. As is customary for the last home game of the season, Saturday was “Senior Day,” an opportunity for the team and fans to honor the seniors and graduate students one

Despite encouraging moments, Maine takes advantage of the Huskies’ mistakes to claim series opener

ORONO, Maine — After a split weekend with last-place UMass Lowell, Northeastern traveled north to Maine to begin their two-game series at Alfond Arena. After topping the Black Bears in a 6-3 home victory just three weeks prior, and having played well against highly-ranked Hockey East opponents in recent weeks, Northeastern should have felt confident

Northeastern starts on top, but falls quickly to Red Sox in exhibition

After falling short in their season-opening series against Arizona, the Huskies headed to Fort Myers, Florida, for the twentieth edition of a beloved tradition: Northeastern’s annual exhibition game against the Boston Red Sox to kick off spring training.  Though the Red Sox stumbled early, they were quick to make changes and extend their undefeated streak

Controversy, missed opportunities end Northeastern’s win streak

BOSTON – Despite another strong effort, Northeastern’s impressive 18-game point streak came to an end Friday night after a controversy-filled 2-0 contest against Vermont.  The first period saw both teams locked in a tight battle, with neither able to break through the opposing defense. Despite power play opportunities for each both teams failed to generate

Huskies return to form, claim series split with UMass Lowell

BOSTON — After getting away from its game Friday, dropping 4-2 to last-place UMass Lowell on the road, Northeastern responded with a dominant victory Saturday in Matthews Arena. As the first game after the Huskies secured its historic 71st Beanpot title, it’s reasonable to take Friday’s loss with a grain of salt. Post-game, head coach

Lane’s ninth-inning moonshot lifts Northeastern over Arizona in electric first win 

One can never count Northeastern baseball out. After a frustrating 6-1 defeat in the season opener Friday, the Huskies played with a chip on their shoulder in game two. Thanks to clutch two-out knocks with runners in scoring position, and Alex Lane’s ninth inning go-ahead home run, Northeastern reigned victorious for the first time in

Behind Fontaine’s latest heroics, the Huskies cement their Beanpot dynasty

BOSTON — As his teammates raced to embrace him on the ice, their hands in the air and helmets and gloves flying in all directions, Gunnarwolfe Fontaine busted out the “heartbreaker” celebration to punctuate his latest moment of Beanpot glory.  Since arriving at Northeastern four years ago, winning the Beanpot is the only expectation Fontaine

Huskies outworked and outmatched in loss against Stony Brook

BOSTON — Northeastern’s Sunday afternoon Think Pink game, which honored breast cancer awareness against Stony Brook, was simply one to forget. The Seawolves entered play atop of the CAA with an 18-3 record that included an 8-2 record in conference play. Stony Brook’s conference success did not waver in the slightness as they rolled past

In thorough beatdown of Maine, Huskies prove their best is still to come

BOSTON — After a season filled with ups, downs, and razor-tight margins, Northeastern is finally playing their best hockey when it matters most. Following Friday’s 2-2 tie and shootout victory against UConn, the leader in the Hockey East standings, Northeastern delivered an impressive 4-0 beatdown of Maine on Saturday at Matthews Arena. The victory improved

Huskies notch second straight double-digit victory behind balanced attack

BOSTON — A slow start didn’t stop Northeastern from turning in one of their most complete performances all season, as they beat Monmouth 77-65 Saturday afternoon. The contest was a good opportunity for both teams to prove themselves as the CAA Tournament draws ever nearer. For Monmouth, it was an occasion to change their road

In battle of top league opponents, Northeastern and UConn hang tight for tie

BOSTON — The similarities between Uconn and Northeastern are staggering. The teams both find themselves near the top of the Hockey East conference, with winning percentages that are nearly identical. They boast the first and second overall goaltending teams in the nation, top ten penalty kills, and middle-of-the-shot offenses. The two teams are within a

Despite sloppy play, resilient Huskies earn two OT wins over UNH

BOSTON — The theme of the weekend was physicality, penalties, and resilience for Northeastern, who came away with a 3-2 overtime win at UNH on Thursday, before winning the second meeting 4-3 in overtime on Sunday.  The two games featured 14 penalties, two overtime game-winners, and 122 minutes of intense Hockey East play — but

Scoring droughts, turnovers lead to Northeastern’s demise in first-ever contest with Campbell

BOSTON —  Despite their assertive 73-66 bounce-back win against Hofstra Friday night, Northeastern could not maintain any momentum versus Campbell.  As one of the newer teams in the expanding CAA, Campbell traveled to the Cabot Center for the two teams’ first-ever matchup against each other. Elongated scoring droughts and difficulty guarding bigs in the paint

A story of second efforts: Huskies offense springs to life in win over Merrimack

BOSTON — After a crushing loss to UMass last weekend, Northeastern brought the fire on Friday in a dominant redemption effort. Kicking off its home-and-home series with Merrimack at Matthews Arena, the Huskies bounced back to its identity and the win column. Despite facing some adversity in recent weeks, Northeastern knows that keeping its head

History making Huskies strike again as they defeat BU in Beanpot final

BOSTON — Making history is nothing new for Northeastern women’s hockey.  Six-straight Hockey East championship titles. Three consecutive Frozen Four appearances. The conference all-time scoring record holder. The first ever goaltender to win the Patty Kazmaier award. And that’s all in just the last four seasons.  However, on Tuesday night, nothing seemed more special than

Huskies obliterated by Charleston press, three-point shooting in 37-point rout

BOSTON — Facing a Charleston team that pressures on defense for the entire game, Northeastern had no answer, committing 24 turnovers in a lopsided 83-46 loss Sunday afternoon at the Cabot Center. The Cougars’ style of play is to press in the backcourt and aggressively trap and hunt for steals. Their average turnover margin of

‘Can’t lose that game’: Huskies hang tight with UMass, but squander chances in deflating loss

BOSTON — One step forward, two steps back. The Huskies came into Saturday’s stand-alone match against the No. 12 UMass Minutemen with a chip on their shoulder, seeking revenge after a 2-1 OT loss back in November. After a promising conference win against Vermont last weekend, Northeastern appeared primed to build off that momentum and

Early scoring surge propels Huskies over UNH in nail-biter

BOSTON — Friday featured a pivotal Hockey East matchup where the New Hampshire Wildcats visited Matthews Arena, battling for sole possession of third place in the conference. Despite the preseason polls that placed UNH at eighth in the conference, this group has exceeded expectations this season. Though the game was expected to be low scoring

Knee-hockey, outdoor rinks, and ‘Hryckowian-esque’ practices: How Justin and Dylan Hryckowian’s roots shape Northeastern’s culture

Out in Montreal years ago, a typical day in the Hryckowian household was consumed by one thing: hockey. Whether playing with friends on backyard ice sheets or messing around with knee hockey, or “mini-sticks,” brothers Justin and Dylan have always had a stick in hand. “I just remember a lot of days and nights spent

Strong offensive performances, shut-down defense leads Northeastern over Hofstra

BOSTON — After breaking their six-game losing streak Friday night against UNCW, Northeastern continued to take monumental steps in the right direction in Sunday’s assertive 66-53 victory over Hofstra.  The Huskies shot an exceptional 46% and limited the Pride, a very strong offensive team, to a poor 28% from the floor. Another terrific performance from

After weekend split with Vermont, thoughts on where the Huskies stand in the bigger picture

BOSTON — There was no way around it: Northeastern’s season was teetering on the brink headed into Saturday. Following Friday’s disappointing 5-4 loss to Vermont, in which the Huskies controlled large stretches of play but ceded three goals in a two-minute stretch in the third period, Northeastern’s margin for error had waned considerably. The Huskies

Huskies’ improved play finally pays off with much-needed win over Vermont

After weeks of competitive hockey with no positive results to show for it, the Huskies finally hit the reset button on their season Saturday night. In a must-win game, Northeastern delivered in its first home victory since October with a 3-1 takedown of the University of Vermont Catamounts. The conference win secured the series split

Huskies get the edge after a nail-biter win against Hofstra

BOSTON — The Huskies entered tonight’s game on a three-game losing streak, with back-to-back losses against CAA conference opponents. On the other hand, the Hofstra Pride were coming off a huge victory against Delaware, positioning them in the middle tier of the conference.  Northeastern has struggled to find quality looks; in back-to-back games the Huskies

Despite Erdogan’s 32 point masterpiece, Huskies drop sixth-straight in defeat to Delaware

BOSTON – It was a rough night for the Huskies at the Cabot Center, as Northeastern’s CAA opener against Delaware resulted in a frustrating 86-73 defeat. Despite an efficient team 43.9% shooting performance from the floor and a career night from guard Derin Erdogan, Northeastern ultimately lost grasp of the game due to rebound difficulties

Big nights from Doherty, Troutman not enough as Huskies suffer close loss to Vermont

Northeastern entered Wednesday’s clash with Vermont coming off their most dominating win of the season, an 81-63 rout of Old Dominion on Saturday. Meanwhile, the Catamounts won a nailbiter that same day, scoring six points in the last three seconds of their 66-65 win over Yale. Both teams were hunting to remain in the win

Northeastern makes record 40 free throws, ODU coach ejected in wild Huskies victory

BOSTON — In one of the more bizarre Northeastern basketball games in recent memory, the Huskies attempted 51 foul shots and knocked down 40 of them, both program records, as they defeated Old Dominion 81-68 following Monarchs head coach Jeff Jones’ ejection from the contest for protesting the free-throw disparity. The surreal scene came just

Behind Cam Lund’s hat trick, Huskies pull thrilling upset over top-ranked Eagles

CHESTNUT HILL — In a game filled with dominating individual efforts and unlikely heroes, Northeastern mustered their first Hockey East points of the season against their most challenging opponent yet.  Top-ranked Boston College fell victim to a resurging Northeastern squad on Friday night, with the Huskies winning by a score of 5-3 at Conte Forum.

Behind late comeback, Huskies close first semester on a high note

BOSTON — The Huskies’ up-and-down first semester was marked by moments of growth, stagnation, frustration, and resilience — and their final game of 2023 was a microcosm of each. After surviving some rocky moments throughout Friday’s contest against Boston University, Northeastern did just enough to put things together late: behind freshman Ella Blackmore’s game-tying goal

‘We’re in a great spot right now.’ Northeastern’s momentum builds with big win over Providence

BOSTON — Coming off one of their biggest wins of the season against Boston College three days earlier, Northeastern looked to build on their positive momentum against Providence — whom they split their first two matchups of the season with. They came out on top with a 4-2 dominant win at Matthews Arena, finally beginning

Huskies snap eight-game winless skid in offensive explosion against RPI

TROY, N.Y. — Matt Choupani’s goal celebration said it all. After finally netting his first goal of the season in Sunday’s opening period, the junior wing threw the proverbial monkey off his back — a metaphor that just about sums up Northeastern’s entire afternoon at Houston Field House. After weeks of lackluster finishing, snakebitten bounces,

With five returning sophomores, Huskies look to develop young talent to reclaim program’s past success

After a thrilling season-opening victory over Boston University that provided the Huskies a ray of optimism for the 2023-24 season, Northeastern’s men’s basketball squad faltered in two straight losses to the La Salle Explorers and Harvard Crimson this past week. The latter of the two, a 24-point beatdown, serves as a dreary yet eye-opening episode

‘We didn’t fire on any cylinders’: Too little, too late for Huskies in blowout loss to Harvard

CAMBRIDGE — On a chilly night in Cambridge, it wasn’t the weather that was the coldest — it was the Huskies, who couldn’t get anything going on either side of the ball in a 80-56 defeat to Harvard at Lavietes Pavilion. “We didn’t fire on any cylinders, offensively and defensively. We certainly didn’t play hard enough

Huskies’ offense finally springs to life in dominant win over Providence

BOSTON — On the heels of back-to-back shutout losses against UConn last weekend, Northeastern returned to Matthews Arena on Friday in dire need of a scoring outburst. In an emphatic 6-1 victory over Providence on Friday night, the offense finally came to life. “Our chemistry is getting better over the games, and [we’ve] kept our

Huskies battle early-season rust, escape Stonehill in Priscilla Edwards-Lloyd’s head coaching debut

EASTON — It wasn’t always pretty, but Northeastern pulled out a 73-61 win over Stonehill Monday night at Merkert Gymnasium, opening their 2023-24 campaign and Priscilla Edwards-Lloyd’s head coaching career with a victory. Both teams were clearly eager to begin their seasons, as the game started with a frenetic pace up and down the court.

Northeastern’s resilience prevails in season-opening victory over BU

BOSTON — In a thrilling and hard-fought 151st meeting between crosstown rivals, it was a dog fight as  Northeastern clashed with Boston University in a well-attended season opener at Matthews Arena.  Both teams battled it out from the jump. As the clock began to tick, the players wasted no time showcasing their defensive presence. Northeastern’s

‘Really disappointed’: Process looks better, but results are the same as Northeastern is shutout by UConn for second straight night

After suffering a shutout loss to Uconn in their home building on Friday night, Northeastern entered Saturday’s rematch at Toscano Ice Forum in dire need of a better outcome.  Instead, Northeastern fell short yet again, falling 1-0 on Saturday to the same opposing Huskies in heartbreaking fashion. The loss was Northeastern’s fifth shutout in their

‘You’ve got to find a way’: Huskies look better in OT loss to UMass, but close enough is growing old

AMHERST — Seconds after Kenny Connors’ game-winning wrister sailed over the left shoulder of Cameron Whitehead, Jackson Dorrington skated over towards the net to console his sulking freshman netminder. As a jubilant celebration took shape across the ice, finding the proper emotion was difficult for the Huskies. Frustration? Helplessness? Relief, since it could’ve been worse? 

Scoring struggles persist at Northeastern is brought down by UConn

By Breanna Adel and Emma Sullivan BOSTON — Friday is not Northeastern’s favorite day of the week to play.  After splitting their home-and-home set last weekend against Holy Cross, dropping the opener 1-0 in OT at Matthews Arena on Friday before winning on the road after, the Huskies were desperately looking to make it two

Northeastern men’s basketball preview: In year two for foundational class, bounceback season is needed

It has been a rough few years for the Northeastern men’s basketball team. After a period of great success between 2017 and 2021, including two regular season CAA titles and one trip to the NCAA tournament, Northeastern backslid dramatically in 2022, posting a 2-16 record in conference play and marking the clear low point in

Priscilla Edwards-Lloyd Q&A: Huskies’ newest coach on her basketball journey, climbing coaching ranks, and program vision

After 13 years as an assistant coach across four Division 1 basketball programs, and two years after she first applied for the Northeastern job, Priscilla Edward-Lloyd finally landed her first-ever head coaching role with the Huskies this offseason. Edwards-Lloyd scored over 800 points over four years playing at St. Bonaventure, where she graduated in 2008.

Northeastern women’s basketball preview: With key returnees and new staff, expectations remain high

The news in April that former Northeastern women’s basketball head coach Bridgette Mitchell would be leaving to take on the same role at Fordham might have been surprising — only because it seemed a year or two earlier than expected. Mitchell’s two-year tenure with the Huskies solidified her as a rising star in the coaching

‘We’re going to stay positive’: Huskies stifled by Merrimack, but show better signs in loss

After a disappointing loss on the road to New Hampshire on Thursday, Northeastern fell short 4-1 yet again Saturday in its second conference contest this season against Merrimack — the Huskies’ first loss to the Warriors since 2019. After clean group-effort wins against Stonehill and Bentley to open the season, the Huskies struggled to find

Led by Anderson’s heroics, Northeastern returns to win column with victory over Holy Cross

When the dust settles on Northeastern’s season five months from now, few will think back to Saturday’s victory against an inferior Holy Cross squad, staged at the echo-filled Hart Center. But after getting shutout in three of their past four games — including against this same Crusaders opponent one night earlier — the Huskies needed

Ice Ice baby: Northeastern shutout by St. Cloud State in opener, but salvage weekend split at Icebreaker Tournament

Coming off an upset loss to Merrimack last Friday, No. 10 Northeastern was in need of a rebound performance this weekend at the Icebreaker Tournament, which was held at the recently-opened Maritime Family Arena on Sacred Heart’s campus.  Facing two unfamiliar opponents over the span of 24 hours, the Huskies came away with a split:

Huskies rewrite story with Bentley, cruise to victory despite key absences

With a packed house, high scoring, and penalties galore, Saturday night was busy for the Northeastern Huskies when they hosted the Bentley Falcons in their second official game of the season. However, it did confirm one thing: the Huskies have opened a new chapter.  The Huskies fell to the Falcons when the pair last met

As Cameron Whitehead assumes Huskies’ crease, he takes lessons from climbing his way here

Opening weekend for Northeastern has come to a close, and fans were treated to the first viewing of the new-look roster. But among the 13 newcomers’ making their Husky debuts, none will have a greater influence on the program’s future than freshman goalie Cameron Whitehead.   With the departure of superstar goaltender Devon Levi, Whitehead was

Opening weekend takeaways: What we learned about the Huskies in stellar debut

After playing a badly overmatched opponent on Saturday and an exhibition with no standings implications on Sunday, evaluating Northeastern’s opening-weekend performance comes with some asterisks. But from everything we did see on the ice this weekend? It’s hard to imagine how things could have gone much better. After routing a Stonehill squad transitioning to Division

Northeastern cruises past Stonehill in season-opening rout

More than two thousand fans filled Matthews Arena on Saturday night for the Huskies’ season opener, and the team did not disappoint. In fact, it showed up big — seven times. For No. 18 Northeastern’s first-ever matchup against non-conference neighbor Stonehill, the Huskies buried seven goals and posted a total 52 shots — the highest

Men’s Hockey East Preview: BU, BC are the elite, but don’t overlook league’s depth

With two bonafide national contenders and more than half the league entering the season with legitimate NCAA tournament aspirations, Hockey East looks as talented and deep as it has been in a long time. Teams ranked in the USCHO’s preseason top-20 include Boston University (1), Boston College (6), Merrimack (14), Providence (18), and Northeastern (19),

Men’s Hockey Preview: Huskies counting on leap from returnees, influx of talent for bounceback season

The leaves are falling and anticipation is growing for the puck to drop on the Northeastern hockey’s 2023-24 season. Reflecting back, it’s hard to look past the “what-ifs?” of last year’s roster that was loaded on paper, but often came up short – the nail in the coffin being a season-ending loss to Providence in

Huskies’ departing talent leaves lineup holes, but expect deep class of newcomers to fit right in

As Northeastern prepares to open their 2023-24 season against Stonehill on Saturday, the team will be without many key pieces from recent years, headlined by Devon Levi, Aidan McDonough, and a host of other high-pedigree players who departed the program this offseason.  But even with loss of big-name talent, the Huskies have room for optimism:

Northeastern pushed by LIU, but earns weekend sweep behind two shutout victories

After splitting their opening-weekend series against No. 11 Penn State, Northeastern looked to reset down in Long Island with a matchup against the Sharks, a team the Huskies’ had a clear talent edge over on paper.  Though LIU hung tight with Northeastern and kept both games close, the Huskies came away with shutout victories in

In one collision, hockey was taken from Kristina Allard. After a year watching from the bench, she is ready to take it back

It was the ninth game of Kristina Allard’s college career, and the New Hampshire native had family and friends on hand at the Whittemore Center for her first-ever meeting against her home-state team, UNH. She never could have imagined how that game would change the course of her hockey career. During her standout prep career

Four takeaways from Northeastern’s opening-weekend split with Penn State

BOSTON — For the past five years, this weekend’s series split with Penn State would have been a major disappointment for Northeastern. But for this season’s retooling squad? Growing pains are to be expected. Perfection is no longer the measuring stick, and the Huskies won’t demolish opponents every night on pure talent alone. Opening the

New-look offense has highs and lows, but Northeastern finds a way in season-opening victory

BOSTON — It’s not all smooth sailing when it comes to playing an opponent like Penn State, something Northeastern discovered rather quickly on Saturday.  The afternoon affair was a physical, defensive showdown to start the regular season for both teams. Luckily for Northeastern however, they were able to come away with the 1-0 victory in

Women’s Hockey Preview: New-look Huskies reload, but expectations remain high

Six-straight Hockey East Championships. Three-straight Frozen Four appearances. One NCAA Championship game appearance. Two Beanpots. Six years of unprecedented dominance. That is what Northeastern women’s hockey has provided rabid Husky hockey fans in recent times. This season, things look a little different. Gone are the familiar faces of Alina Müller, Chloé Aurard, and Maureen Murphy,

After multiple weather delays, Drexel rallies late to secure draw with Huskies

BROOKLINE — A soaked Sunday afternoon in Brookline turned into a stalemate for Northeastern women’s soccer, as they ended the day in a 2-2 deadlock with Drexel.   The Huskies started the game with solid possession time, maintaining pressure in their half of the pitch, but were unable to get any shots on goal. Both sophomore

Hunt continues historic pace as Huskies clip Seahawks

BROOKLINE — In their first game against each other since 2021, Northeastern women’s soccer dismantled UNC Wilmington 3-0 at home in its conference opener. While the Huskies appeared disjointed at times throughout the match, there was never a question about the final result. The Seahawks had no answer for Northeastern’s artful passes and dribble moves.

Huskies hold on late, top Quinnipiac for first non conference victory

After starting their CAA season with a strong 3-1 win against UNC Wilmington on Sep. 2, Northeastern looked to continue their winning ways with a non-conference matchup against the Quinnipiac Bobcats. The Huskies made the trip down to Hamden, Connecticut on Tuesday for their second straight road match. Northeastern is a physical side, and they

Men’s soccer faces a grueling schedule in Rich Weinrebe’s second season at the helm

By Peyton Doyle and Khalin Kapoor Rich Weinrebe started off his first season strong as Northeastern’s newest men’s soccer coach. The former UNH assistant went 2-1-3 in his first six games, with his only loss coming in a one-goal match against BC. However, the rest of the season didn’t go exactly to plan. In late

Women’s soccer builds around all-CAA midfield with class of newcomers

Northeastern head coach Ashley Phillips couldn’t have asked for a better performance from her group of newcomers last season. She brought in two Power-Five transfers in midfielder Jessie Hunt and goalkeeper Holland Stam, who both started every game for the Huskies. Hunt also set the program’s record for single-season assists with 13, and earned All-CAA

Huskies season comes to an end after falling short against George Mason

By Jack Sinclair and Daisy Roberts WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — After a historic season, Northeastern’s journey in the NCAA Tournament came to an end after a heartbreaking 11-3 loss to George Mason on Saturday. The No. 4 Patriots jumped ahead early and stayed there, eliminating the Huskies from national contention. George Mason started the scoring in

‘The were better than us all over the field’: On regional stage, Huskies’ offense stifled in Game 1 loss to Maryland

By Daisy Roberts and Jack Sinclair WINSTON-SALEM, N.C — Northeastern dropped the opening game of the NCAA Regional to Maryland by a score of 7-2 on Friday. The Huskies move on to the losers bracket in the double-elimination format, where they’ll face the loser of Wake Forest versus George Mason at noon on Saturday. Though

Regional Preview: Huskies face tough path in Winston-Salem, will need offense to deliver

Though Northeastern was unable to cap off their record-setting regular season with a CAA title, the Huskies’ resume was still strong enough to earn an at-large bid to the national tournament. Northeastern enters as a No. 3 seed, and will travel to Winston-Salem, North Carolina, to square off in a tough region beginning on Friday.

After semifinal win and late rally in CAA title game, Huskies fall just short — and now hold their breath

By Justin Diament and Jack Sinclair  After demolishing Elon 14-8 and coming within one win of a CAA championship, the Huskies fell to UNCW in a 5-4 heartbreaker in the winner-take-all finals game on Sunday. The defeat leaves their record-setting regular season without a conference title to cap it, and a tense wait until 12

Huskies fall in a CAA semifinal heartbreaker, must win two games on Sunday to claim conference title

By Jack Sinclair and Justin Diament CHARLESTON, S.C. — Northeastern is down to its final strike.  After losing 6-5 in the 10th inning to the UNCW Seahawks due to a combination of a suspended game knocking out their starting pitcher, poor relief pitching, and a heartbreaking error by third baseman Danny Crossen, the Huskies cannot

‘Both teams were just throwing punches’: Young, Scotti shine as Huskies outduel Elon in CAA tourney

By Justin Diament and Jack Sinclair CHARLESTON, S.C. — Under the bright lights and heightened pressure of postseason baseball, it was another pitching masterclass for Northeastern that got the job done.  Thanks to six scoreless innings from junior Wyatt Scotti, a six-out save from graduate student Griffin Young, and a late-game miscue from their opponent,

One-Hit Wonders: Northeastern blanks William & Mary behind pitching masterpiece

By Justin Diament and Jack Sinclair CHARLESTON, S.C. — The first day of Northeastern’s trip to Charleston for the CAA Tournament was a rousing success. Thanks to excellence from freshman Aiven Cabral on the mound and consistent offense, the third-seeded Huskies put together a convincing 6-0 win over No. 6 William & Mary to move

Bats, pitching depth shine for red-hot Huskies in weekend sweep of Hofstra

By Matty Wasserman and Justin Diament BROOKLINE — After Aiven Cabral’s impressive starting pitching performance Friday led Northeastern to a 6-1 victory in the series opener, the Huskies’ bats propelled the team to a doubleheader sweep of Hofstra on Saturday: In Game 1, Northeastern’s six-run 6th inning helped secure a dominant 14-5 win, and in

In first meeting since CAA title, Huskies claim redemption over Hofstra

BROOKLINE — When Hofstra visited Friedman Diamond Friday afternoon, Northeastern finally got the chance to rematch the team that had bested them in the CAA Championship the year prior. In the first game of the weekend series, the Huskies notched an easy 6-1 victory to snap Hofstra’s seven-game win streak, which was tied for sixth-longest

Bridgette Mitchell leaving Northeastern after two seasons; national search underway

After two seasons as Northeastern women’s basketball coach, Bridgette Mitchell is departing for the same role at Fordham, Northeastern announced in a press release Friday. Mitchell arrived at Northeastern in 2021 without head coaching experience, and inherited a long-struggling program with two winning conference records over the previous 20 years. After being picked to finish

Women’s hockey offseason tracker: Updates on signings, transfers, and more

Welcome to the 2023 women’s hockey offseason live tracker! With Northeastern’s 669 career point top line departing, and some other key depth pieces, the future of Northeastern’s dynasty is uncertain. WRBB Sports will be looking into transfer portal movement, news, and future careers throughout the offseason.  April 5: Kate Holmes to play graduate year at

Midseason check in: Five thoughts before Northeastern hosts Harvard in the Baseball Beanpot

By Khalin Kapoor and Jack Sinclair When junior infielder Luke Beckstein delivered a two-run single on Sunday afternoon against Monmouth to put the Huskies up 5-4 in the top of the eighth inning, it capped off another gritty victory for Northeastern in a season that has been full of them. Northeastern ended up defeating the

Huskies pull away late, extend win streak to six with road victory over Central Connecticut

Following a three-game sweep of Hartford the past weekend, Northeastern set their sights on their next midweek opponent: Central Connecticut State. Each squad looked to extend a winning streak — Northeastern had won five in a row, white CCSU had won an impressive ten in a row, including a massive 20-2 win over Norfolk State

With close victories against struggling Hartford, the Huskies find a way — and that’s all that matters

BROOKLINE — When the postscript of Northeastern’s 2023 season is written — a tale they hope will include a CAA title and a deep NCAA Tournament run — Sunday’s doubleheader against Hartford will likely be among the many games that go unnoticed in a long season.  Hartford, playing their last season of Division I baseball

Huskies maul Merrimack in midweek matchup

BROOKLINE — Northeastern’s midweek matchups could not have been more different. In one game, the opponent was the newly ranked Boston College. In the other — the 2-12 Warriors. Following their sound defeat of BC on Tuesday, the Huskies had another game against the Merrimack Warriors on Wednesday at Friedman Diamond.  Freshman Aiven Cabral started

Men’s hockey offseason tracker: Live updates on news, signings, transfers, and more 

Welcome to the 2023 men’s hockey offseason live tracker! After a disappointing finish to the 2022-23 season and a long list of expected departures, the Huskies’ roster will look much different next season. We’ll be updating this page as news breaks all offseason long, so make sure to check back here for the very latest.

Series Recap: Northeastern takes double header, fall short of series sweep

Story by Jack Sinclair and Justin Diament BROOKLINE — Although it wasn’t by design, Northeastern hosted a conference rival in their home opener at Friedman Diamond. They were originally scheduled to play Bryant on Tuesday, March 14, but weather saw that matchup postponed. Instead, the Huskies  hosted NC A&T in their first home game of

Huskies fall short of title game, Ohio State shutout ends their season 

DULUTH, Minn. — Northeastern knew it would face its toughest opponent yet in the top-seeded Ohio State University, as they hunted for an upset to reach the NCAA finals. Ultimately, OSU outplayed Northeastern in every aspect of gameplay, easily routing the Huskies 3-0 and marking the Buckeyes’ second consecutive championship appearance. The game was in

In third straight Frozen Four appearance, can Huskies take down powerhouse Ohio State?

Riding high from their recent win over No. 4 Yale, No. 5 seeded Northeastern will make their third consecutive Frozen Four appearance Friday against the top-ranked team in the nation, Ohio State. The Buckeyes have maintained their No. 1 ranking since late November, and shape up to be Northeastern’s toughest opponent this season on paper.

Roster round-up: With talent, depth, and a red-hot start, Huskies’ can dream big in 2023

After an underwhelming 2022 regular season, Northeastern hit their stride in the playoffs and came inches away from winning the CAA tournament. Ultimately, a walk-off hit-by-pitch would be the dagger in the Huskies’ championship hopes, as they barely missed out on the conference title, held now by the Hofstra Pride. Since then, there have been

Northeastern’s season ends in overtime heartbreaker against Providence 

BOSTON — It was a season where Northeastern was perfectly positioned to dominate.  With one of the most talented rosters on paper in the conference, sky-high expectations, and a second half of the season that was much better than the first, the Huskies were primed for success entering the postseason.  However, Northeastern was unable to

Huskies prove worth on national stage, defeat Yale to return to third straight Frozen Four

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — After steamrolling through the regular season Hockey East slate, Northeastern proved they belong in the upper echelon of women’s hockey nationally with their definitive 4-1 against Yale in the NCAA quarterfinals on Saturday.  The matchup was a perfect example of the level of spectacular hockey played between two of the best

In need of Hockey East title for NCAA hopes, Huskies’ roller coaster season has one last lifeline

For every team that falls just short of the NCAA tournament, there are a handful of isolated moments throughout the season that can be pinpointed as “what-ifs.” And should the Huskies fail to qualify for this year’s big dance — now on the wrong side of the bubble, Northeastern will likely need to win the

Series Recap: South Florida silenced by Huskies’ home runs

With cold weather still plaguing its home, Northeastern continued its tour of the South with a three-game series against the South Florida Bulls. Following last weekend’s sweep of the Indiana State Sycamores, the Huskies looked to maintain their red-hot start to the season. In their final nonconference series before CAA games begin, Northeastern faced their

Graduates shine as Northeastern blazes past Lowell on Senior Night

BOSTON — When it comes to Northeastern’s men’s hockey team, you have to expect the unexpected. And no part of the Huskies’ senior night game could have been anticipated.  When the Huskies hosted UMass Lowell in Matthews Arena Saturday night, they faced a daunting task; Northeastern had already fallen twice to the River Hawks this

Six-peat complete: Northeastern defeats Providence for the Hockey East Tournament title

BOSTON — It was almost too perfect. In their final game at Matthews Arena, Northeastern’s graduate student top line of Chloé Aurard, Alina Müller, and Marueen Murphy led their team to a sixth-straight Hockey East championship. Murphy finished with three assists and Müller and Aurard notched a goal and an assist apiece, as the Huskies

Huskies down BC in semifinal as Müller surpasses Coyne as program’s all-time leading point scorer

Northeastern entered Wednesday evening’s Hockey East Semifinal matchup the clear favorite against Boston College, riding a nineteen game winning streak and ranked fifth in the country. The Eagles had only scored one goal against Gwyneth Philips in their four previous meetings this season, giving the Huskies the edge.  After a hard-fought matchup between the familiar

Seniors Braxton and Boruta shine in Huskies’ Senior Day rout of Hampton

BOSTON — Northeastern earned a convincing victory over Hampton on Sunday, with a final score of 79-46. The blowout victory featured standout guard performances from Senior Day honorees JaMiya Braxton and Anna Boruta. In their previous matchup this season, Northeastern beat Hampton 72-67 in a tightly contested game. Now riding the waves of their five-game

Huskies secure series split with UMass, shutout Minutemen on home ice 

BOSTON — After a disappointing loss against UMass on Friday night, Northeastern returned to their winning ways in Saturday’s rematch at Matthews Arena,  taking home a 4-0 win. Junior Devon Levi ended the game with his sixth shutout of the season, putting up a strong fight against his opponents. Even after multiple UMass power-play scares,

Müller makes history to advance Huskies to Hockey East semifinals

BOSTON — After a stunning upset over Boston University in the Hockey East playoffs opening round, Merrimack headed to Matthews Arena to take on No. 5 Northeastern in the quarterfinals. The matchup was a gritty and physical one, the Huskies ultimately coming out on top, with their 5-1 victory highlighted by an Alina Müller hat

Inside Northeastern’s growing pipeline of local Division II and III transfers now thriving in the CAA

After successful four-year careers at Division II and Division III schools, two transfers are stepping up to the mound at Friedman Diamond this season for Northeastern. Pitchers Patrick Harrington and Griffin Young were added to the Huskies’ roster this year, joining fellow right-hander Jordy Allard, a 2022 D-III transfer now in his second season with

Huskies take home 30th season win with shutout on Senior Night

BOSTON — Saturday was an emotional night at Matthews Arena, but one also full of happiness for the Northeastern women’s hockey team, as they won 4-0 over Boston University on home ice to finish the regular season. “Obviously excited for our seniors to send them out in their last regular season game,” said Northeastern head

Queens of it all: Northeastern downs BC for Beanpot title victory

CHESTNUT HILL — It’s been said countless times that the 44th annual Beanpot tournament was Northeastern’s to lose.  They had the top national ranking of the four competing schools, the highest scoring offense, a dynamic defense, and a goaltender who has been borderline unstoppable. All of that left the Huskies with high expectations put on

Behind Levi’s masterpiece, Huskies down Crimson for Beanpot title

BOSTON — The fans at TD Garden booed when the shootout was announced in the Beanpot Championship. But when senior captain Aidan McDonough scored and Devon Levi made the game-clinching save on Harvard star Alex Lafferiere, it was pandemonium nonetheless.  After a heartbreaker of a loss in last year’s championship game against Boston University, Northeastern

Raining from downtown: accurate Huskies defeat Hampton on the road

Despite turnover struggles, Northeastern emerged victorious over Hampton 72-67 in Sunday afternoon’s road matchup. Aggressive full-court pressing and lights-out shooting from behind the arc were on full display as the Huskies managed to hang on in a cagey fourth quarter, grabbing their second victory in a row. Heading into the game, Northeastern’s 6-5 conference record

Beanpot finals preview: After rout in first meeting, can Northeastern contain Harvard’s offensive firepower this time around?

To capture their fourth Beanpot title in the past five tournaments, Northeastern will have to defeat the same opponent they played arguably their worst defensive game all season against. Back on New Year’s Day, Harvard bludgeoned the Huskies in an 8-4 laugher that was every bit as ugly as the final score would indicate. The

Northeastern nets three unanswered, wins a shootout at Providence

If you turned off the stream 10 minutes before regulation time ended, you would have missed one of the most exciting stretches of Northeastern hockey this year.  The Huskies seemed to struggle for the majority of the game, which was awkwardly caught between last Monday’s thrilling Beanpot victory, and this upcoming Monday’s Beanpot Championship game.

Huskies rally back but blow lead late in crushing loss to Elon

BOSTON — What looked like a much-needed end to their three-game losing streak turned into another heartbreaking loss for Northeastern on Saturday afternoon. The Huskies appeared to have overcome a 14-point second half deficit when they were up four with just 21 seconds left and freshman guard Rashad King heading to the free-throw line. But

Keishana Washington, Dragons extend winning streak over Huskies to 17 games

BOSTON — Keishana Washington showed why she’s one of the best players in the country Friday night inside the Cabot Center. The graduate student guard from Drexel poured in bucket after bucket, tallying 29 points on 20 shots in her team’s 67-56 victory over the Huskies.  While Washington started off slow, missing her first two

Chloé Aurard’s big night powers Huskies to victory over New Hampshire

BOSTON — Chloé Aurard’s empty net, short-handed goal in the third period sealed Northeastern’s 4-1 win over New Hampshire at Matthews Arena on Thursday, and capped off an impressive two-goal showing for the Huskies’ graduate student forward. “We focused on getting it out of the zone first because obviously it’s a 6-on-4, so we couldn’t

Behind fourth line’s big night, Northeastern squeaks past BC for fifth straight win

BOSTON — In a messy Tuesday night competition at Matthews Arena, the Huskies stumbled their way to a 2-1 victory over the Boston College Eagles, the first time they’ve defeated the local rival in regulation this season. Northeastern came into the game on a four game win streak, and used their momentum to hand the

Motema’s huge day powers Huskies over Monmouth for CAA opener revenge

BOSTON — The Cabot Center was rocking on Saturday, as Northeastern took on Monmouth in a highly-anticipated rematch from late December’s CAA opener. Though Monmouth got the better of the Huskies in their first meeting, this time around the Huskies put on a thrilling performance and came away with a 75-70 victory in a nail-biting

Müller makes history as Huskies prevail in crusade against Holy Cross

BOSTON — Alina Müller is the all-time leading point scorer in Hockey East history.  Northeastern can finish no worse than first in conference play by the conclusion of the regular season for a fifth-straight season.  In other words, it was just another Friday night at Matthews arena for a Huskies program that has seen so

Huskies can’t climb out of early hole as Towson explodes from three-point range

BOSTON — Northeastern nearly completed a remarkable comeback from a 17-point deficit, but Towson’s hot three-point shooting proved to be the difference as the Tigers handed the Huskies their first home loss of CAA play, by a final score of 73-67. Six different Towson players connected from deep in the first half, as the Tigers

McDonough’s deja vu game-winner lifts Huskies to statement sweep of Merrimack

BOSTON — After the previous night’s rout of No. 11 Merrimack at Lawler Rink, Northeastern proved their second-half resurgence was for real. But on Saturday, in their first game at Matthews Arena in 62 days, the Huskies also proved something else required of NCAA-tournament caliber teams: Even while not at their best, they found a

Huskies steamrolled as No. 18 Cougars extend win streak to 20

BOSTON — It just wasn’t Northeastern’s afternoon.  The Huskies hung with the No.18 Charleston Cougars for about 13 minutes and trailed by just one possession with seven minutes remaining in the first half. However, poor shooting across the board for Northeastern prevented them from continuing to race the powerful Charleston offense. By halftime, the deficit

With offensive explosion against Merrimack, Northeastern puts itself back on the map

With back-to-back wins over UConn in the past two weeks, Northeastern had successfully emerged from their lowest valley and breathed new life into their struggle-filled season. But the Huskies still had much to prove headed into a pivotal weekend series against Merrimack, with both Pairwise positioning and first place in the Hockey East standings up

Northeastern chips through Merrimack’s brick wall to claim 10th straight win

NORTH ANDOVER — For the first time this semester, Northeastern hit the road, taking a short trip up to Merrimack in the first leg of their double-travel weekend. With Northeastern already defeating the Warriors twice this season — and only falling to them once in program history — the Huskies were heavily favored to win.

Murphy’s 100th goal, Poulin-Labelle’s 100th point highlight Huskies’ dominant win over Maine

BOSTON — Northeastern faced off against Maine in a dramatic showdown at Historic Matthews Arena on Saturday night. The Huskies, riding an eight-game winning streak and coming off a gritty overtime win over Boston College Friday night, were looking to continue their dominance on home ice, while the Black Bears were looking to break out

Five thoughts on how the Huskies’ can improve in the second half of conference play

Northeastern started the second half of Hockey East play strong with an explosive win at Fenway Park on Saturday against UConn. Though it was an underwhelming first half for the Huskies, who entered the season ranked 8th nationally and Hockey East favorites, the team has shown signs recently that they can pull the pieces back

Huskies’ full-court press, offensive prowess on display in statement victory over UNCW

UNC Wilmington won the opening tip against Northeastern, but that was just about the only thing that went right for the Seahawks on Sunday.  The Huskies exploded in their best offensive showing of the season, cruising to a 92-51 rout on their home floor. Seldom will you find a team more fundamentally sound than this 2022-23

Heart attack Huskies more like heartbreak Huskies with narrow loss to Stony Brook

BOSTON — Last week the Northeastern Huskies were dubbed the “Heart Attack Huskies” after holding on for a three-point win over NC A&T. This week they’re certainly the “Heartbreak Huskies” following their 65-61 loss to Stony Brook on Saturday afternoon in Matthews Arena. Right when you thought they’d tie it up, the Huskies just couldn’t

Balanced attack leads Huskies to double-digit win over Stonehill

In the final game of their nonconference slate, boosted by the additions of three players recently cleared for game action, Northeastern used an all-around effort to pull away from in-state opponent Stonehill for a 75-64 victory. The Huskies got three players back on the court Tuesday night. Graduate student guard JaMiya Braxton made her first

Colangelo closes first semester in style, but the climb back is only beginning

EAST MEADOW, N.Y. — You could practically hear the sigh of relief from Northeastern’s bench as Sam Colangelo’s wicked wrister sailed into the back of the net. Sunday followed an all-too-familiar script for the Huskies, who blew a three-goal lead in the third period thanks to more sloppy play and poor discipline. But Colangelo saved

‘It’s just not good enough’: With listless performance against Sacred Heart, where does Northeastern go from here?

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The cavernous Total Mortgage Arena was eerily silent, just as it had been all night long. With their heads hung low, the deflated Huskies skated slowly from the center-ice handshake line back to the locker room, where a long, ruminating three-hour bus ride back to Boston soon awaited them. Perhaps it was

Northeastern falls flat against Union as season reaches new low point

Schenectady, NY —  In a non-conference meeting billed as a must-win, Northeastern instead fell flat on Saturday, suffering a backbreaking 3-2 defeat to Union. Former Husky netminder Connor Murphy, now in his second season with the Dutchmen, dominated in his first meeting against his old team.  For Northeastern, a middling Union squad presented a golden

Repeated comeback attempts come short as Holy Cross spoils the Huskies’ homecoming

BOSTON — The Northeastern Huskies returned to the Cabot Center for the first time this season on Saturday as they took on another in-state rival in Holy Cross, after a Tuesday victory against Merrimack. The Huskies offense started the same as it did earlier earlier this week, with junior guard Derin Erdogan aggressively leading the

Murphy’s 100th point at Northeastern highlights big victory over Vermont

BOSTON — On Friday night, the top two teams in Hockey East took the ice in Matthews Arena in a highly contested battle that left Northeastern victorious over Vermont with a final score of 3-1. The Huskies returned to their home arena after winning last week’s Smashville Showcase in Nashville, defeating top-15 opponents Princeton and

Northeastern struggles against another high-major foe, falls to Georgia Tech in rout

Friday was another night of missed shots and disappointment for the Northeastern Huskies.  After Northeastern made some positive strides at the London Basketball Classic over Thanksgiving break, grabbing their first win of the year against Manhattan and nearly earning another one against an impressive Princeton squad, the Huskies flew to Georgia for their final game

Huskies bounce back against Merrimack, defeat Warriors in first ever meeting

NORTH ANDOVER — Wednesday night’s showdown between Merrimack and Northeastern, the first ever game between these in-state foes, was all about the Huskies. The visitors dominated both sides of the court, cruising to a 75-47 victory to snap a three-game skid. Two keys to the game for the Huskies were limiting turnovers and finding perimeter

From youth tournaments to college hockey: Inside the eight-year journey that brought two pairs of prep school teammates to Northeastern

A 10-year-old Mia Langlois took to the ice at Rodman Arena in Foxborough, Massachusetts for yet another hockey tournament. Playing for her New Hampshire-based team, the Windham native was no stranger to competition. But one girl from the opposing team would not leave Langlois alone. The two players were getting testy, physical, and on each

Thin margins, thrilling finish highlight first annual London Classic, Huskies nab second place

Northeastern found themselves away from home for the tail end of Thanksgiving break, as the team participated in the inaugural London Basketball Classic, a four-team collegiate tournament taking place at the Copper Box Arena in London. Alongside the Huskies, Army, Manhattan College, and Princeton University all made the trek to bring college basketball across the

Huskies strike a chord with Smashville Showcase sweep, take down No. 9 Cornell

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Northeastern’s trip down to the Music City was, in short, a smash hit. After beating Princeton Friday afternoon, the Huskies finished off an Ivy League sweep by defeating No. 9 Cornell, 5-1, Saturday afternoon behind two goals apiece from Alina Müller and Skylar Irving to win the Smashville Showcase. For the Huskies,

Northeastern nabs 15th win of the season in Smashville Showcase opener against Princeton 

American Thanksgiving festivities didn’t slow down Northeastern as they opened the 2022 Smashville Showcase with a win over Princeton on Friday afternoon.  Coming into the game, both the Huskies and Tigers were ranked in the top-15 nationally, Northeastern at No. 8 while Princeton sits at No. 14. It was the teams first matchup since Thanksgiving

Relentless offense carries Huskies to convincing victory over Holy Cross

WORCESTER — After Northeastern’s hotly-contested 2-1 victory over Holy Cross on Friday night came down to the wire, they were due for an outburst in Saturday’s rematch. The Huskies delivered a full, 60-minute performance at the Hart Center on Saturday, notching a 5-2 win behind an explosive offense. The Huskies started off hot with a

Five thoughts from Northeastern’s four-point weekend against BU

BOSTON — This time around, there were no buzzer-beaters, miracles, or late-game heroics for Northeastern. Boston University’s Lane Hutson delivered the game-winner on Saturday, sealing a 4-3 overtime victory for the Terriers in front of Northeastern’s largest home crowd of the year. The Huskies had a third period lead, but couldn’t hold on late against

Poor shooting and interior struggles down Huskies against Orange

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — In the ninth-ever contest between the Northeastern men’s basketball team and Syracuse, it initially appeared as if the Huskies could down the Orange for the first time ever. In the end, however, Jim Boeheim’s squad outmatched the Huskies pups 76-48 who were undermanned coming into the matchup and were mightily outshot in

Huskies earn bounce-back victory behind Levi’s masterpiece

BOSTON — After last weekend’s disappointing home-and-home series against Boston College, Northeastern was desperate for a win. And with both the captain, senior forward Aidan McDonough, and assistant captain, senior defender Jayden Struble, suspended on the heels of Saturday’s chippy contest, the Huskies faced an uphill battle against a red-hot Boston University squad Friday evening. Thanks to

‘It’s got to come from within’: Huskies searching for answers after poor showing against BC

CHESTNUT HILL — It felt like a different lifetime, but it was only 24 hours since Cam Lund’s buzzer-beating score sent Matthews Arena into a frenzy, and capped off a Northeastern comeback for the ages. Lund’s stunning heroics on Friday gave Northeastern a defining victory and big momentum boost headed into Saturday’s rematch with Boston

Huskies storm back from a 4-1 deficit, steal extra point from BC in the shootout

BOSTON — Thrilling. Impressive. Dramatic. Insanity. Even those four words can’t truly describe the third period on Friday between the Northeastern Huskies and Boston College Eagles.  And that doesn’t cover overtime and the shootout.  In the record books it will go down as a 4-4 draw between these bitter rivals, the second tie in as

CAA men’s basketball preview: Transfers, four new teams make for plenty of unpredictability

Speaking at the CAA Media Day in October, Hampton head coach Edward Joyner summed up how he’s approaching this season as the leader of a program in its third league in five years: “In essence, we’re playing 31 nonconference games again.” The same could be said for NC A&T, changing conferences for the third time

Hryckowian hat trick, McDonough 100th point lead Huskies to victory over New Hampshire

BOSTON — Northeastern hosted New Hampshire in Matthews Arena November 4th, coasting to a 6-2 victory and notching major milestones in the belts of two Huskies. After getting back on track last Saturday against Maine, Friday’s matchup with UNH again provided the Huskies a chance to capitalize against one of the weaker teams in Hockey

Huskies’ power play starts clicking to secure dominate 5-0 victory over UNH

Durham, N.H. — Northeastern dominated their Friday night matchup against New Hampshire, tallying five goals while shutting out UNH. The defense from the forecheck to the penalty kill was outstanding for the Huskies, and didn’t allow UNH to have momentum in the matchup. Two goals were scored on four power play opportunities, a vast contrast

Women’s basketball preview: Transfer activity gives Huskies a new-look squad

When the Northeastern women’s basketball team takes the floor for the first time in the new season, the squad will hardly look like the one from the Huskies’ season-ending loss to Towson in the CAA tournament.  Ahead of her second season with the Huskies, head coach Bridgette Mitchell navigated an offseason defined by new transfer

MBB season preview: After last-place finish, Bill Coen’s quick rebuild has Huskies primed for a bounceback 

Last season could not have gone much worse for the Huskies.   Just one year removed from a CAA regular season title, Bill Coen scored big in the transfer portal ahead of the 2021-22 year, bringing in tall sharpshooter Nikola Djogo from Notre Dame, dynamic guard Tyreek Scott-Grayson from Alabama at Birmington, all-around wing Joe

‘Get back to the Northeastern basketball standard’: In his senior season, Chris Doherty is ready to right the ship for the Huskies

While many of his mid-major counterparts looked to capitalize on their 2022 success by transferring up this offseason, redshirt senior Chris Doherty elected to stay with Northeastern men’s basketball team after finishing last season as the squad’s second-leading scorer, in addition to leading the team in rebounds, blocks, and field goal percentage.  After his monster

In the new era of college basketball, Northeastern’s Bridgette Mitchell and Bill Coen take different approaches to retooling roster

This offseason, Northeastern’s two head basketball coaches were faced with an all-too-familiar challenge for modern college basketball programs: heavy roster turnover. Women’s head coach Bridgette Mitchell was looking to replace eight players from last season’s squad, while men’s head coach Bill Coen lost seven. But despite a similar dilemma, each took very different approaches to

Huskies firsts led the way to a victory and series sweep of the Warriors

By Mike Puzzanghera and Daisy Roberts BOSTON — Was there ever any doubt? With the usual suspects stifled through the first 40 minutes, it took two great plays from Northeastern veterans for the Huskies to break through against Merrimack. It was the juniors who scored first, forward Molly Griffin and defender Abbey Marohn, putting the

Huskies coast to series sweep behind McDonough’s four-point night

BOSTON — After a slow start against Vermont on Friday night, the Huskies brought the heat from the very beginning of Saturday’s contest, defeating the Catamounts in a resounding 5-0 victory. “I really liked how we came out,” Northeastern head coach Jerry Keefe said after the game. “We want to establish a certain kind of

With high turnover on both sides, Northeastern holds its own against UConn

Northeastern faced both a familiar and unfamiliar opponent on Friday in its first Hockey East matchup of the season: Connecticut. A rematch of last year’s Hockey East championship, this game posed to be a competitive one, with both teams looking to secure their first conference victory of the season. Ultimately, Northeastern took home the win,

Opening night takeaways: Work to do on special teams, Cam Lund is for real, Fontaine leap, and more

BOSTON — Vinny Borgesi is a self-described “pass-first guy.”  But as a 2-on-1 rush developed with Borgesi and teammate Justin Hyrckowian just one minute into overtime, Borgesi seized his opportunity to score his first collegiate goal and secure a 3-2 win over Long Island in a scintillating season opener. “I really don’t shoot much, but

Men’s Hockey East preview: Northeastern the front runner, but faces stiff competition in deep league

Hockey East lost a massive amount of talent in the offseason, leaving much of the conference with question marks headed into the upcoming year. With that being said, the incoming freshman class is one of the strongest to date, including top NHL prospects and immediate difference-makers. With changes across the board and some big names

Women’s Hockey East preview: Northeastern atop league again; Vermont, BC closing in

By Kayla Shiao and Emma Sullivan While Hockey East conference play doesn’t begin until Oct. 6, the majority of the league’s 10 teams have either already started their season or will start this weekend. Before they start in-division play, here’s a look at what each team is bringing to the ice this season.   Northeastern The

After three years apart, Aidan McDonough and Liam Walsh are reunited for one last ride at Northeastern

It was summer move-in day at Northeastern, and Liam Walsh was already lost. Walsh, the Huskies’ prized transfer addition from Hockey East rival Merrimack, was driving aimlessly around Northeastern’s campus, struggling to locate his new dorm. He couldn’t even figure out where to pick up his student ID badge. “It was bad,” Walsh says now

After extensive USHL development, Jack Williams brings his 200-foot game to Northeastern

When Jack Williams committed to Northeastern in 2017, Zach-Aston Reese had just finished his senior season tied for the NCAA lead in scoring. At first glance, that’s the only real connection between the two. But if a coach compares an incoming freshman, particularly an undrafted one like Williams, to one of the team’s former greats,

‘The sky’s the limit’: Huskies secure a 3-2 exhibition victory against the Boston Pride

The Huskies gave us a taste of what the upcoming season would be like in their preseason exhibition game against the PHF’s Boston Pride. After a physical, hard-fought matchup between the professional organization and the college squad, Northeastern ended up victorious, with goals from sophomore forward Taze Thompson, senior forward Katy Knoll, and graduate student

WHKY Season Preview: Old guard and skilled newcomers combine as Huskies look to keep momentum rolling

It’s a new year, new look, and new expectations for the Northeastern women’s hockey team.   The 2021-22 Huskies had it all — a 31-5-2 record, three top-10 Patty Kazmaier finalists, and a fifth-straight Hockey East title, before falling in a crushing double-overtime loss in the Frozen Four semifinals. Now they look to extend their half-decade