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Volleyball falls to Stonehill in tight match

The Assumption College Volleyball team dropped their home match versus Stonehill on Tuesday, October 27 at Laska Gymnasium. The loss puts the Greyhounds at 6-14 overall, with a 2-7 Northeast-10 record; the Skyhawks now stand at 10-12 after the win, and 4-6 in the NE-10. The scores for all three sets were fairly close, the first set ending 25-17, and the next two were decided by a two-point and four-point differential, respectively.

In the first set, Stonehill jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead, which was interrupted by a Greyhound attack of five straight points on a Stonehill error. Two blocks by sophomore Olivia Burke and a service ace from first-year Kellie Smith made it 5-1 Greyhounds. Stonehill came back to make it 8-5, and the set stayed fairly even until Assumption cut the Skyhawk’s lead to 22-17. The next three points were won by Stonehill, and they took the first set 25-17.

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Lady Hounds win two in tri-match

On Saturday, October 10, the Assumption College Women’s Volleyball team hosted Saint Rose and Mercy for a tournament in which they defeated both teams. The team came into the tournament with a total record of 4-11 and a record of 1-4 in the Northeast-10 conference. In order to ensure a spot in the playoffs, the Hounds knew that they would need to win the majority of the games that remained on their schedule. This tournament may have been exactly what they needed in order to push themselves forward and start their run to obtain a playoff spot.

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Hounds lose heartbreaker to conference opponent Merrimack

On Tuesday, October 13, the Assumption College Men’s Soccer team took on the Merrimack Warriors at the Multi-Sport Stadium. Going into the game, the Hounds had a record of 2-7-3, while Merrimack went into the game 7-2-2.

This close conference play ended up in a heartbreaking finish, after the Hounds let up a lone goal that was the deciding factor in their loss.

The game was very tight throughout the first half, with the Hounds and Warriors ending the first 45 minutes without a score. With under five minutes remaining in the half, the Warriors’ Jaime Cortes Torres came close to scoring after heading the ball in front of Assumption’s senior goalie, Dana King. King came up big and made the save, keeping the Warriors off the board.

The one and only goal scored in the game came by Merrimack’s Connor O’Brien. O’Brien scored 73 minutes into the game after grabbing a rebound in the Hound’s defensive zone.

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Defense comes up big in Hounds' win over New Haven

A cold Friday night at Assumption College was full of noise and energy as the rolling Greyhounds took on the New Haven Chargers. Assumption entered the game on a three-game winning streak with only one loss on the season, while the Chargers entered the matchup off a tough loss to Merrimack, 10-14. Looking to turn things around, New Haven was ready to go.

With the final whistle sounding at the Multi-Sports Stadium, Assumption capped a crucial 23-17 win over top team New Haven on Friday, October 9. The victory moves the Greyhounds to an impressive 5-1 on the season. With this win, Assumption is now on a four-game winning streak and is leading the Northeast-10 Division by one game.

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Field hockey players earn NE-10 Honors

The women’s field hockey team continued its impressive performance this past week, winning three straight games—two of which were over nationally ranked opponents Stonehill and Saint Anselm.

In their stretch of wins, they received solid contributions from seniors Kiley Colucci and Allison Juneau, as well as sophomore Bridget Boyle. All three players earned Northeast-10 Weekly honors as a result of their performances.

Senior forward Kiley Colucci was named the NE-10 Player of the Week for the first time after helping her team to victory against nationally ranked Stonehill. Colucci notched the game-winning goal in the contest, and she leads the team with 15 points on five goals and five assists on the season. More recently, Colucci broke the school record for total points scored. In the Hound’s win over American International College on October 13, Colucci scored a goal, marking the 93rd point in her career.

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Men' and Women's Cross Country put in solid effort at Franklin Park

The New England Cross Country Championship: where the pride of New England is displayed for long distance-running. It’s an event that most people don’t even think about attempting when they get up on a Saturday morning. But the Assumption College Men’s and Women’s Cross Country teams are no strangers to running fast and far for a quarter of an hour.

They are also no strangers to competition. MIT, Brown, Yale and Boston College are just a few of the Division I schools who competed with Assumption at Franklin Park in Boston on Saturday, October 10. There were also some familiar faces in Northeast-10 Conference opponents Merrimack, Bentley and New Haven, all of whom finished behind Assumption on the women’s 5K varsity race.

The men’ and women’s squads both had impressive showings, and they know that a tough road lies ahead.

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Lady Hounds win two in a row

The Assumption College Field Hockey team has been on a roll, and they show no signs of slowing down.

On Saturday, September 26, the Lady Hounds traveled to New Haven to take on Southern Connecticut State University. They then played again on Tuesday, September 29 to stack up against Saint Anselm at the Multi-Sports Stadium. The Hounds came out victorious in both contests, winning both games by a margin of 1-0.

They were coming off an intense 3-2 overtime win against LIU Post, so they were looking to keep the momentum going and extend their current two-game win streak.

In their first game on Saturday, the Hounds did just that, as they came out with a great offensive presence and doubled the Owls in shots on goal, 19-8.

“I was pleased with our intensity coming out of the gate on Saturday,” said head coach Ann Lahey.

She also lauded the team’s passing execution and time of possession.

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Bruins gearing up for 2015-2016 with several roster changes

It’s not a coincidence that the chilly weather has been slowly creeping up the last few days.The 2015-2016 National Hockey League season is just days away from puck drop.

In an off-season filled with trades, free agency signings and managerial changes around the league, the Boston Bruins have sure had their fair share in each of those categories.

Starting from the top, the Bruins made the decision to fire general manager Peter Chiarelli and promote former assistant general manager Don Sweeney. Chiarelli had made some decisions in the previous three years that caused salary cap issues, and, of course, missed the playoffs last season with a roster that was more than capable of a Stanley Cup.

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Hounds blow out Pace University 61-9

The Assumption College football team rumbled to their third win of the season over Pace University on Saturday, September 26 at 1:00 p.m. with a final score of 61-9.

The Greyhounds established dominance early on in this game by controlling both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. Assumption impressively tacked on eight touchdowns in the win, three of which came in just the first quarter.

“This was more of a team win across the board, [which is] always good to see,” said junior strong safety Anthony Goonan.

One passing touchdown came from the arm of sophomore quarterback Brendan Tobey, who returned to the starting line up after a concussion the previous week. Tobey would finish with three touchdowns on the day, two of which were rushing.

Junior running back Alex Shain had another big day, rushing for three touchdowns, including a 42-yard run for six.

Shain also commented on how it was a real team effort.

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Women's golf competes in NE-10 Champsionship; Ruggieri records hole-in-one

On Friday, September 25, the Assumption Women’s Golf team participated in their first ever Northeast-10 Championship tournament. The tournament took place at the Village Club of Sands Point in Sands Point, New York, and lasted two days. The Hounds ended up placing fifth overall on this particularly difficult course. Since the Assumption Women’s Golf team is the newest team to join the Hounds, this was a major tournament for them.


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