The Huntington News

Out of Bounds: Fall sports’ second season

October 25, 2012

Amid the excitement of the first couple games of the new men’s hockey season and the anticipation of basketball season starting up, Northeastern students might be missing something. The second season is almost upon us for fall sports. Men’s soccer, women’s soccer, volleyball and field hockey...

Field hockey splits weekend against ranked teams

October 18, 2012

By Andy MacDougall, News Correspondent  Sophomore midfielder Caroline Judge netted her third goal in as many games and senior forward Nicky Graham earned the game-winning, overtime goal against the then-No. 25 University of Maine as the Huskies split the weekend. The 4-3 overtime win followed a h...

Huskies stay in top 10 for fifth straight week

October 11, 2012

By Andy MacDougall, News Correspondent Freshman forward Deirdre Duke tallied two second-half goals and sophomore midfielder Caroline Judge netted two goals in her home state as the Huskies put up a 5-0 shutout over the University of Delaware Blue Hens on Friday. “We’ve been working a lot in...

Poland springs into record books

October 4, 2012

By Andy MacDougall, News Correspondent  Long after those in attendance forget the score, and after the memory of who exactly the 2012 Northeastern field hockey played on Oct. 3 fades away, one moment from Wednesday night’s matchup against Harvard will forever linger with the program. Jorda...

Field hockey tops JMU in overtime

October 2, 2012

By Andy MacDougall, News Correspondent Senior forwards Lindsay Bennett and Crystal Poland combined for three goals to lead the Huskies to a 3-2 overtime win Friday night over Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) rival James Madison University in Virginia. Bennett tallied a goal and an assist, w...

Field hockey coach Cheryl Murtagh selected for hall of fame

September 27, 2012

By Andy MacDougall, News Correspondent Very few people who pick up a sport do so for selfish reasons. It’s usually for the love of the game, or because they want to be a part of a team, or because as a child, their parents signed them up for it. Not many people get involved with sports because they strive to leave a lasting legacy. With hard work and ded...

Northeastern splits weekend, falls to CAA foe ODU

September 27, 2012

By Andy MacDougall, News Correspondent Before the 2012 Northeastern field hockey team first set foot on the pitch, before the team was even back on campus, senior forward Crystal Poland knew what she wanted this season. She wants a conference title and a season capped with a national title, but every college athlete wants that. Poland wanted something a little more ...

Field hockey suffers first loss of season

September 20, 2012

By Andy MacDougall, News Staff Traditionally in sports, the longer you go without a loss, the more intense the pressure becomes. Even if players say they don’t pay attention to it, every opponent comes into the game with a “nothing to lose, everything to gain” attitude. After being topped fo...

Field hockey undefeated, jumps to No. 7

September 13, 2012

By Andy MacDougall, News Correspondent The then-No. 14 Northeastern field hockey team received a pair of standout performances from their defense and senior forward Crystal Poland netted five of six Northeastern goals on the weekend as the Huskies continued their torrid start with a 3-2 victory over t...

Field hockey without home field advantage

September 6, 2012

By Andy MacDougall, News Correspondent At only 10:30 in the morning, anyone working outside can tell this particular day is going to be a hot one. As is typical for late August, no clouds in sight means no relief for anyone caught away from the shade. The Northeastern field hockey team has been at...

Field hockey knocks off top ranked teams

September 6, 2012

By Andy MacDougall, News Correspondent It’s only the start of September, but the Northeastern field hockey team has already shown the poise and durability of a potential postseason contender. The Huskies are currently 3-0 after defeating some of the nation’s top ranked clubs, and have rode th...

CAA structure shaken up after Old Dominion, Virginia Commonwealth announce plans to leave conference

May 23, 2012

Sarah Moomaw, News Staff The College World Series will close out the 2011-12 NCAA athletic season at the end of June, but across the country, universities and their respective athletic departments are already planning next season and beyond. Last week, two Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) universiti...