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Men's lacrosse lose two in a row

On Saturday, March 14, the men’s lacrosse team fell short 20-6 in a home game at the Multi-Sport Stadium to conference opponent Le Moyne. Ranked seventh in the Northeast-10, Le Moyne struck just 1:17 into the game on an unassisted goal by senior Joe Corapi. By the end of the first quarter the Dolphins cashed in on three of their nine shots on goal, but the Hounds answered in the second quarter.

Seniors Peter Gersbeck and John Greco kick-started the scoring for the Hounds, making it 4-2 after their goals. The Hounds added to their tally with a goal by junior Connor Munisteri, who was one of six different players to score during the game. Despite the Hounds outshooting the Dolphins 10-7 in the second quarter, they entered halftime down 7-3.

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New England Patriots fans place their trust in Belichick

When talking about the Patriots these days, it is important to recall the staggering run they have achieved over the past 15 years. With four Lombardi Trophies, nine AFC Championship Game Appearances and two close losses in the Super Bowl, the Patriots have set the bar for success in American sports. Name another coach who players would want leading their team. Impossible. Find another active quarterback one would rather have in the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl. Irresponsible to even ponder.

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12 days until Opening day; are the Red Sox ready?

For years, the Boston Red Sox have prided themselves on building teams that would compete every year for a championship. They would consider themselves in the running for highly rated free agents as well as develop a farm system that can groom their own franchise players.

These last four years have not gone as planned however; then general manager Theo Epstein constrained the team’s payroll through luxurious signings of players that would underperform by the end of the 2011 season.

By 2012, the organization would change their general manager; they would promote executive Ben Cherington, whose job it became to extract all the infections and formulate a plan to get the organization back to its mission.

Hello 2013 World Series Champions. Everything was great in the organization and the team had regained their status. But by 2014 the team would face a relapse; they found themselves at the bottom of their division again and in need of an overhaul.

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Lady Hounds dance their way to title at New England Regionals

Imagine everything you think of when you hear the words “dance” and “moms”—rhinestones, the intense smell of hairspray, bobby pins galore, little girls not-so-patiently lining up along the curtained wings of a large auditorium.

Imagine that, but in a college field house. Imagine that, but without the screaming mothers. Imagine that, but with college women dancing for two minutes for one title.

That was the scene at the Universal Dance Association’s New England Regional Championships on Sunday, February 22 at Westfield State University, where the Assumption College Dance Team brought home their first regional title.

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Ice Hounds Hockey's season ends with loss in NE-10 Seminfinal

The Assumption Men’s Ice Hockey team saw their season come to an end following the semifinals of the Northeast-10 tournament on Saturday, February 21. The Hounds lost 4-1 to St. Michael’s.

The Hounds came out with early intensity, led by first years Brian Farrell and Cam Laughlin who fired quick back-to-back shots. Assumption’s offense continued pressing when junior Alex Erban got loose on a breakaway opportunity but fired wide.

Despite the early pressure, it was St. Michael’s who struck first at 6:41 with a shot from the right circle by Eric Salzillo. St. Michael’s managed to score again off a rebound with just seconds remaining in the first period.

The Hounds responded with a goal of their own in the second period, cutting the score in half. The goal came at 17:41, scored by first year Brian Farrell and set up by classmates Cam Laughlin and Tommy Mahoney.

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Hounds battle hard but fall to St. A's by 10

Despite efforts from the men’s basketball team on Saturday, February 21, the Hounds lost against to Hawks of St. Anselm’s with a score of 86-76. After a 14-3 point lead for the St. Anselm Hawks, it appeared that it would be smooth sailing until the final buzzer. After the first 12 minutes, the Hawks held their biggest lead of the game when the score was 21-8.

At the 12:58 mark in the first half, Assumption’s Reilly Reid came off the bench and provided a spark for the Hounds. Reid, a Mississauga, Ontario native, scored 11 first-half points to help narrow the score. This was a season-high for the sophomore guard. The first half ended with the Greyhounds down by one, with the Hawks leading 37-36. According to the St. Anselm’s team website, St. Anselm s is 15-1 after entering the second half of games with a lead.

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Hounds run to another record breaking season after competing at the NE-10 Championships

Saturday, February 21 was a monumental night for the Assumption Men and Woman’s Track and Field teams. While it started as just another Northeast-10 Conference Championship, the end result was nothing that the team had been used to accomplishing.

“Saturday evening was the best evening in the history of Assumption Track and Field program,” said Head Coach Stacie Wentz. “Our team came together and everyone worked hard to achieve our goals.”

After being ranked last year after year, the Woman’s team finally showed that hard work pays off.

 “The women were ranked 10th in the coaches poll and surprised some folks as we ended finishing eighth.  The guys performed well and we had some people really step up,” said Wentz.

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Hounds lend a hand to NOLA

During Spring break 20 Assumption students, most of whom are student athletes, traveled to New Orleans, LA for a week long mission trip. Kimberly Malmborg, a sophomore on the Cross Country and Track and Field teams, shared her experience with Le Provocateur.

“I volunteered at Project Homecoming, along with Jon O’Neill and Maddie Fucci. We were working on Desire Street in the 9th ward. My first impression of the house and the area was ‘where is everyone?’. We were rebuilding houses for Katrina victims in the Lower 9th Ward- they were hit hardest. It was an amazing experience to learn so much about a place that was hit as hard as it did in 2005. I was nine when Katrina hit and I didn’t know how bad it actually was until I saw it last week.

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Five Students receive Northeast-10 Academic All-Conference Honors

Five Assumption College student athletes have earned the prestigious Northeast-10 Academic All-Conference award.

This is the second time that senior field hockey player Abigail Heroth has been selected for this award. Her teammate Lauren Neilan earned this award for the first time in her Division II career as did women’s cross country stars Nicole Massoud and Cassie Lincoln. Also receiving this honor for the first time is Kieran Hillary who is a senior on the men’s soccer team.

Heroth, who was team captain and biotechnology major, started all 19 games this season for the Hounds and has previously received the Assumption College Premier Students-Athlete award for her 4.0 GPA. She is also a four-time recipient of the Assumption College Student-Athlete Director’s Citation.

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Hounds swim to NE-10 victory once again

First-year swimmers Carylyn Waite and Niamh Morgan both had different journeys to Assumption College, yet they find themselves here, helping to raise the women’s swim team to new heights.

Both Waite and Morgan have been swimmers since a very young age, but ever since they discovered competitive swimming it has become an integral part of their lives.

Morgan began swimming around the age of nine, but it wasn’t until former Olympic swimmer Colin Lowth spotted her that she realized her passion for it; Lowth recruited her for a club team, and so began her love for swimming.

“I started off at the age of 14 just giving it a go and having a try, and I loved it,” Morgan recalls. “Everything else went out the window.”

Waite, on the other hand, has always had an affinity for the water.

“Apparently I’ve always loved my baths [as a baby], so I guess I already liked water as it was.”


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