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Women's soccer defeated by SNHU

The Assumption College Women’s Soccer team was defeated by Southern New Hampshire University with a score of 2-0 on Saturday, September 27 at Dr. George L. Larkin Field in Manchester, New Hampshire. The loss is their third in conference play, which puts the Greyhounds at 2-3 in the Northeast-10 (4-3 overall), while Southern New Hampshire is 4-1 in conference play (6-1 overall), with their only loss coming against Saint Rose in their conference opener.

Both teams were fairly well-matched, as Assumption had six shots on goal out of a total 13 attempts, while SNHU had nine shots on goal out of a total 17. The saves (7-6), fouls (6-5) and offside penalties (4-3) were close for both teams, while Assumption took four more corner kicks (7-3) than SNHU.

The lone two goals scored by SNHU came from Danielle Humphreys and Alexa Poulin at the 24:35 and 75:35 marks.

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Men's soccer earns shutout victory

This season for the Assumption College men’s soccer team hasn’t gotten off on the right foot, as the Greyhounds dropped their first four games to start the season, all by the small margin of just one goal.

With a spark in their eyes, the Hounds took on The University of New Haven on Saturday, September 26 at 7 p.m. They marched to their first victory of the season, and improved to 1-6-1.

It was a closely contested match but the Greyhounds dug their cleats into the turf and settled in for a long game.

The Greyhounds had an electrifying first half of play, pouring on the attack with an astonishing twelve shots, six of which were on goal.

“Ball movement created many passing lanes for our midfielders to easily pass through the channels and behind the opponent’s center backs, ” said junior midfielder Sarandon Dias. Dias accounted for two shots, with one on goal.

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Hounds lose to LIU Post, Tracy shines

On Saturday, September 12, the Assumption College Greyhound football team took on the Long Island University Post Pioneers on the road in their second game of the regular season. The Hounds were coming off a big win in the season opener, where they had a nail-biting come back with a 41-37 victory over Kutztown, Pennsylvania. In the first start of his career, sophomore quarterback Brendan Tobey threw for an astonishing 323 passing yards, earning him Assumption College Player of the Week recognition.

This week Assumption traveled to LIU Post, where the Pioneers are the defending Northeast-10 champions, creating a challenging game for the Hounds. In the first quarter, both teams had rocky starts, combining for five turnovers. At the end of the first quarter, the score remained in LIU Post’s favor, 10-3.

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Hounds suffer tough loss in home opener

“Whatever it takes” is the motto by which the Assumption Women’s Soccer team lives, and they will do whatever it takes to return to the Northeast-10 Championship and claim the title. The Women’s Soccer team is a special team on campus for many reasons, one being that they are a family who has come so far over the past few years.

In years past, the Women’s Soccer team did not have the best record, winning only about three games per season. But last year they showed everyone what they were made of when they worked their way to the NCAA tournament.

On September 12, the Hounds kicked off their home opener in the Multi-Sports Stadium against Southern Connecticut University. The Hounds came out strong at the sound of the whistle. Within the first eight minutes, senior Paige Radomski drilled the ball into the back of the net with an incredible shot from 30 yards out.

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Beloved Red Sox commentator Don Orsillo fired

After 15 seasons, long time Red Sox play-by-play announcer Don Orsillo is to be replaced by WEEI radio voice Dave O’Brien.

“O’Brien will replace Don Orsillo, who began his career on NESN in 2001. Orsillo captured Red Sox fans’ imagination and excitement during the team’s three World Series championship seasons of 2004, 2007, and 2013,” NESN stated in a press release.

“Don is an outstanding broadcaster, and we are grateful for all of his contributions to NESN’s telecast over the years,” said NESN President and CEO Sean McGrail. “On behalf of everyone at NESN and the Boston Red Sox organization, we would like to extend our sincere appreciation to Don.”

“[O’Brien] is one of the premier broadcasters in the country and we thought he’d be a great addition to the team,” said Red Sox chairman Tom Werner to the Boston Herald. “It was nothing against Don. It was just an opportunity to bring on Dave.”

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Patriots' outlook for the 2015-2016 season

Offense: much of the offense is the same from last year’s championship team. Tom Brady is back for his 15th year as the Patriots starting quarterback and is backed by young gun slinger Jimmy Garoppolo.

The offensive line has undergone some changes as lineman Jordan Devey was traded, Cameron Fleming was released from the main roster and veteran Dan Koppen retired. For the most part, the starting O-line from last year figures to be the same. However, they will be without starting center Bryan Stork for the first six weeks of the season, due to a neck injury, which was originally ruled a concussion.

The receiving core is the same as well, being led by Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola and Brandon LaFell, LaFell being out for the first six weeks of the season. Aaron Dobson, the Patriots second-round pick in 2013, was injured last year and hopes to get time on the field while LaFell is out.

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Day, Spieth look to make a run in FedEx Cup Playoffs

With the last majors wrapping up at the end of the summer, PGA golfers have a limited amount of time to increase their winnings and national ranking. Over the next few weeks, the FedEx Cup Playoffs will test golfers to see who can put together the best performance at the end of the season. Not only do the remaining two tournaments have sizable prizes, but the golfer with the most FedEx Cup points at the end of the season can take home the $35 million grand prize.

The PGA Championship, which was played in the middle of August, saw Jason Day win with a historic 20-under-par performance. And let’s not forget 22-year-old Jordan Spieth, who dethroned Rory McIlroy from his number one spot.

The first two tournaments in the FedEx Cup Playoffs saw Spieth quickly fall from his newly acquired number one spot, while Jason Day continued to put up stellar performances. Day now stands atop the FedEx Cup standings with two tournaments to go.

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Lady Hounds claim another Catholic Cup

To kick off this season in Women’s Soccer, Assumption College, Stonehill College, Saint Michael’s and Saint Anselm College took part in a two-day tournament. This is the third year of the tournament’s existence, rightfully named the Catholic Cup. It’s simple: win and move on, or lose and you’re out. With a maximum of two games to play, this is a great way for teams to start off the season.

This year’s Catholic Cup was hosted at Stonehill College, in North Easton. Assumption, who won the cup in the first year, was ready to get out there and bring it back home.

The Hounds are the reigning Northeast Champions, comprised of a solid squad who work well with one another. A great returning player to watch out for is mid fielder Paige Radomski who was last year’s Northeast-10 player of the year for Women’s Soccer.

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McNeil breaks all-time record, scoring goal 221

On Thursday,March 12th, the women’s lacrosse team hosted a game against Tiffin University. It was a tight battle throughout the game, but Assumption prevailed in overtime with a goal by senior Amy McNeil in the first overtime. Senior Camille Auger and first year Caitlin Graves each added two goals for the Lady Hounds in the first half, with Molly Brown adding one of her own. Goalie Jaclyn Chirco of Assumption had nine saves and goalie Jessica Bombard saved thirteen shots for the Dragons.

On Saturday,March 14 Assumption traveled to New York to take on number one ranked Adelphi. The Panthers took control of the game and finished with a 14-4 win. Adelphi scored two quick goals 3:47 into the game, but first year Meghan Cushing answered with one of her own for the second goal of her career. McNeil gave her the assist and tied the Assumption women’s lacrosse point scoring record with an incredible 221.

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Men's basketball coach leaves Assumption after 8-18 season

On Friday, March 6, the Assumption College Department of Athletics released a statement that Coach Matt Mahar has left the Institution. Mahar had been at Assumption for four seasons.

“We would like to thank Coach Mahar for his service to the student-athletes, Athletic Department, and institution as a whole. He has decided to pursue other opportunities and we wish him the best,” said Director of Athletics and Recreation,Nick Smith, in an e-mail.

This announcement came after eight straight losses rounded out the season, and they finished 8-18 overall and 5-16 in the Northeast-10. Though the Hounds opened the season strong during an exhibition game against the University of Connecticut Huskies, they ended the season in last place amongst other Northeast-10 schools.

Upon request, student athletes weren’t available for comments.

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