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Hounds earn first NE-10 victory against Saint Michael's

On Saturday, April 2, the Hounds traveled to Colchester, Vermont to take on Saint Michael’s College in search of their first Northeast-10 Conference victory. With impressive efforts by their underclassmen, the Hounds were able to do just that.

The team started off strong by scoring three goals within the first 16 minutes of the game. Sophomore Caitlyn Graves scored the first goal just over three minutes into the game on an assist by first-year Kailyn Hart. First-year Sarah Reilly posted an unassisted goal with 23:25 left on the clock. Hart got the third goal on an assist by Graves with 14:08 remaining in the first half.

However, Saint Michael’s answered with four goals of their own in a span of just over eight minutes. Three of the four goals were unassisted, with one of the goals coming from a free position shot.

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Men's and Women's Track and Field teams both claim first place in Jim Sheehan Memorial at Fitchburg State University

The Men and Women’s Track and Field teams competed at the Sheehan Memorial on Saturday, April 2. After a long day of events, the men tallied a total of 169 points to beat Fitchburg State University by one point and place first in the competition. Along the way, they ended up breaking two school records and finishing first in six events. The women also placed first out of 17 teams with a total of 262 points, beating the second place team by a margin of 148 points.

For the men, sophomore Alex Cerbo ended up placing first in two events for the Hounds, while also breaking a school record. For the hammer throw, he won with a throw of 166 feet and six inches, which broke the school record by four feet and four inches. In the shot put, he threw for 44 feet, 7.5 inches to take first place.

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Softball game controversially called in the middle of sixth inning

The second game of the double header between Assumption College and Merrimack College ended early due to fading sunlight. Merrimack had the opportunity to bat in the top of the sixth inning before the umpire called the game, as it was too dark to continue play. The official final score at the end of six and a half innings was 3-0 in favor of Merrimack.

Officially when a game is called, in reference to the NCAA official rulebook rule 14.33, if a regulation game (five or more complete innings) is called, the record of all individual or team actions up to the moment the game ends shall be recorded. According to the rule, if the scoring in an incomplete inning has no bearing on the outcome of the contest, then all individual and team statistics must be included. And if a called game is a tie, the winning and losing pitchers shall not be designated.

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Baseballl drops two games at Le Moyne

Following a three-game home sweep of Saint Michael’s College at the end of last month, the Assumption College Men’s Baseball team traveled to Syracuse, New York to take on the Le Moyne Dolphins.

While the Greyhounds have found success at home this season, they cannot seem to get a rhythm going when they compete on enemy territory. Unfortunately, that trend continued on Saturday, April 2, when the Hounds dropped two games in their double-header against Le Moyne.

The Dolphins were the first to find the scoreboard in the first game, as first-year Nick Place drove in junior Gabe Levanti with a single to center field. A solo home-run by senior Pat Wright made the score 2-0 at the bottom of the fourth inning.

Senior Colin Clancy broke the ice for the Hounds when he crossed the plate on an unearned run in the fifth. However, Le Moyne kept their foot on the gas and answered with five runs of their own through the next three innings.

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Late comeback not enough; Hounds fall to NE-10 opponent Franklin Pierce

Although the Assumption College Men’s Lacrosse team sports a 2-6 record, they have been playing with a great deal of tenacity and resilience. Their opening game of the season ended in a heartbreaking 13-12 loss to Molloy, and their last game in the month of March also was decided by a one-goal deficit in overtime.

Looking to rebound off the overtime loss and prove their worth, the Hounds traveled to Rindge, N.H. to take on the Franklin Pierce University Ravens.

It was the Ravens who would open the scoring, with sophomore Sean Delea finding the back of the net at the 13:39 mark. Delea would go on to assist the next goal scored by sophomore Ben Lassow to make the score 2-0 in favor of Franklin Pierce.

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Women's lacrosse defeats Dominican College in offensive onslaught

While most of us were just getting back from vacation, the Women’s Lacrosse team was out competing in their fourth regular season game.

On Saturday, March 12, the Hounds took on the Chargers of Dominican College at the Multi-Sport Stadium. Coming off a tough loss from Long Island University Post a few days earlier, the team was looking to shift their season back in the right direction.

It only took the Hounds 29 seconds to get their offense going, as junior Julianna Molloy scored from a free position shot. After several unassisted goals, the team eclipsed a 7-0 run with another free position goal, this time from sophomore Jen McDonald.

Amber June was the first to strike for the Chargers, notching an unassisted goal at the 11:43 mark. Haliann Fitzgerald followed suit with her own unassisted goal just three minutes later to cut the lead to five, with the score 7-2 in favor of the Hounds.

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Softball drops two games on trip to Florida

On Saturday, March 12, the Assumption Softball team played two well-fought games to conclude their spring break trip to Clermont, Florida. Pace took the first game by a score of 3-0 and Lock Haven, Pennsylvania defeated the Hounds 8-2 in the second contest.

In the first game, Pace got off to a quick start with a single by junior Hayley Hernandez and a passed ball that put her on second base. With one out, junior Nikole Larm hit a single up the middle that advanced Hernandez to home. With runners on second and third, junior pitcher Nicole Harvey got the next two batters out to end the inning.

In the bottom of the second, sophomore Ashley Lew of Pace increased the Setters’ lead to 2-0. Lew reached first base on a bunt, and a triple by sophomore Larissa Labs sent Lew to home plate.

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Hounds fall at home to Adelphi

On Tuesday March 15, the Assumption College Men’s Lacrosse team took on the Adelphi University Panthers at the Multisport Stadium in Worcester. Playing in inclement weather under the cover of dark grey skies, the Greyhounds lost to Adelphi in an offensive shootout of a match, 18-8.

Assumption came into the game with a 1-3 record and was looking to keep momentum going from their previous 19-5 win over American International College. But it was the Panthers who seemed to overpower the Hounds defense and find the back of the net 18 times, with a total of 33 shots on goal—a pretty impressive number.

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Men's and Women's Track and Field teams shatter six school records

The Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Team spent the latter half of their spring break in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. And no, they weren’t catching waves by the beach. They were too busy breaking records.

The Hounds traveled to Myrtle Beach High School on Saturday, March 12 to participate in the Coastal Carolina Invitational Meet. Although it was the first meet of the season, the Hounds did not hesitate to break records, and they did exactly that—two records were broken on the men’s side, and four were shattered for the women.

Sophomore Luares Tavares was one of several Hounds who came away from the meet with a school record. Tavares shattered a 42 year-old record in the triple jump when he recorded a jump of 44 feet, four inches. His jump surpassed the previous school record by an astonishing 13 inches. Tavares also performed well in the 400, where his time of 52.13 netted him a fourth place finish.

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Hounds take down Stonehill Skyhawks

On Saturday, February 13, the Assumption Women’s Basketball team traveled to Stonehill College to take on the Skyhawks.

After dropping a close game to Saint Anselm, the Hounds looked to get back on the winning side of things. They jumped out to an early lead, accumulating an 8-5 advantage at the 7:34 mark after junior Jo Impellizeri hit a shot. Following her basket, the team went on an impressive 9-0 run, which was capped by a three-pointer from senior Kelly Conley.

The Skyhawks were able to halt the momentum slightly when Courtney Walsh buried a three from the corner. Stonehill’s Shannon Brown scored another basket with four seconds left, only to be topped by a sensational half-court shot by junior Allison Stoddard at the buzzer. The Hounds led by at least five for the entire quarter, and were up 24-15 going into the second.

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