The Huntington News

Column: The allure of baseball

March 25, 2010
fter the men's basketball team's first-round NIT loss in Connecticut, I reflected on the end of my experience as an undergraduate supporter of our athletic program. Neither of the teams to which I have devoted the most time (men’s basketball and hockey) will play again before I graduate. As I rode back to Boston from Storrs, Conn. it seemed unlikely that I would have another opportunity to watch the Huskies compete during my tenure as a Northeastern student.

Player of the Week: Saleena Abdur-Rashed

March 17, 2010
Sophomore track & field athlete Saleena Abdur-Rashed claimed first place in two events this past weekend at the Seahawk Invitational to help Northeastern take a third place finish in Wilmington, N.C. Abdur-Rashed came out on top in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.67, which was an NCAA provisional qualifying time. She also took the 400-meter hurdle, with a time of 1:05.65. Her efforts were enough to earn Huntington News Player of the Week honors. Despite kicking off the outdoor season with two victories, Abdur-Rashed said she feels there is still work left for her to do.

Swimming & diving: Peterson competes at Zone Championship

March 17, 2010
While many students spent Spring Break on tropical vacations, relaxing at home and hanging with friends, sophomore diver Rachael Peterson spent hers in Barletta Natatorium, training for the NCAA Zone Championships, which took place Saturday at Rutgers University in Piscataway, N.J. Peterson qualified for Zones Jan. 23 after winning the 1-meter dive against Vermont. Diving coach Casey Gon said Peterson’s commitment is one of her many outstanding qualities.

Men’s basketball: NU narrowly defeated at UConn in seniors’ final game

March 17, 2010
STORRS, Conn. – Advancing to its second straight post-season tournament, the men’s basketball team fell just short in their campaign this season, falling 59-57 against Connecticut in the opening round of the National Invitation Tournament last night. Northeastern held the lead with less than four minutes to play after junior guard Chaisson Allen converted on a jumper, but was held scoreless over the final 3:05 as UConn finished the game on a 9-2 run.

Women’s basketball: Wilson injured, NU season ends in CAA tournament

March 17, 2010
The women’s basketball season ended this past Friday with a 68-49 loss to Old Dominion in the Colonial Athletic Conference (CAA) tournament quarterfinals. After the game, though, the players’ minds were not focused on the loss but on teammate Brittany Wilson.

Club sports spotlight: After two-year hiatus, club team wins title

March 17, 2010
Cheering and excitement could be heard in the locker room of the Northeastern club roller hockey team March 7 after capping off their undefeated season with a championship in Feasterville, Pa. The team successfully knocked off every competitor, the season culminating in a 10-4 victory over the University of Scranton in the Eastern Collegiate Roller Hockey Association (ECRHA) division 3 regional championship game March 7. A blind eye might not have guessed the team had taken a two-year hiatus from the league and hadn’t played an organized tournament during the time off.

Column: Program not defeated despite season-ending loss

March 17, 2010
And so the men’s basketball team’s run in the National Invitational Tournament (NIT) ended a lot like their run in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) tournament ended. Baptiste Bataille’s desperation three at the buzzer hung in the air, clanged off iron and signified the end of Northeastern’s 2009-2010 season. After the Huskies blew a five-point lead in the final minutes against another set of Huskies – those of Connecticut.

Women’s basketball: CAA tournament a chance to finish strong

March 11, 2010
The women’s basketball team looks to put a positive ending on a mediocre season at the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) tournament in Harrisonburg, Va., this weekend. The Huskies have won only one game in each of the last two tournaments. If they can put together four wins they will take home the CAA title and get an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.

Men’s basketball: NIT or CBI bid likely awaits

March 11, 2010
RICHMOND, Va. – For anybody that followed the men’s basketball team this year, it should come as no surprise at how competitive its games at the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) tournament were. Unfortunately for the Huskies, they were unable to ride the momentum from a classic double-overtime win in the quarterfinals Saturday and fell to William & Mary in the semifinals Sunday, 47-45.

Men’s hockey: Ninth place finish for NU

March 11, 2010
With four games left in the Hockey East regular season, the Northeastern men’s hockey team sat in fifth place in the conference. Although they had tough opponents on the schedule, a look at the standings with two weekends left to play would show that the team would most likely finish in the top eight, qualifying for the Hockey East playoffs. But after going just 0-3-1 in those last four, the Huskies dropped all the way down to finish ninth, missing the playoffs and ending their season.

Women’s hockey: Seven seniors leave program on the upswing

March 11, 2010
The Northeastern women’s hockey team saw its season come to an abrupt end two Saturdays ago, falling to No. 9 University of Connecticut 4-1 in the Hockey East quarter finals. The Huskies (17-9-7, 9-6-6-4) hadn’t lost to UConn (21-9-7, 10-5-6-1) in three previous season matches, winning twice in a shootout and once in regulation. But UConn jumped out to a quick lead, scoring three goals within 1:25 in the first period and held on the rest of the way.

Swimming & diving: Season ends with 8th place finish at CAAs

March 11, 2010
The season came to an end for the swimming & diving team as it placed eighth out of nine teams in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Championships Feb. 24-27 in Fairfax, Va. The Huskies scored a total of 179 points in the four-day competition. The squad’s performance in the tournament was bittersweet, head coach Roy Coates said.
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