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Huskies stay focused in dual meet win against New Hampshire
Third-year Carly Schnabel swims freestyle. Photo courtesy Jim Pierce, Northeastern Athletics

Huskies stay focused in dual meet win against New Hampshire

The team could have easily overlooked their meet against the University of New Hampshire. With final exams and a busy training schedule, the team was tired and preoccupied.

Overcoming their fatigue and academic distractions, the Huskies stayed focused and were able to obtain a 160.5-139.5 win against UNH.

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Facing injuries, women’s basketball gives strong effort in recent losses
Third-year Gabby Giacone preparing to shoot a free throw. Photo courtesy Jim Pierce, Northeastern Athletics

Facing injuries, women’s basketball gives strong effort in recent losses

After losing 79-69 to Harvard University, Northeastern University women’s basketball head coach Kelly Cole praised her team’s grit, as they responded well to a 20-point deficit in the third quarter.

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Women’s hockey scores early and often, powers past UNH

The Huskies battled Hockey East foe University of New Hampshire for the third and final time of the regular season, coming away with a win to secure a 2-1 record against them over the three games.
First-year goalie Aerin Frankel got the start in net over third-year Brittany Bugalski, who took the loss in a Friday night game against UNH where the Huskies fell in overtime 2-1.

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Women’s puck finds unlikely hero in Frankel

Frankel’s first start came Nov. 10, when she earned her first shut-out and led the team to a 3-0 win over Merrimack. A day later, Frankel helped the team to a 1-1 tie with Merrimack, stopping 51 of 52 shots faced over the weekend series. Her outstanding play earned her recognition, being named Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week.

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Column: The sports gifts we want this holiday season

This is the last sports column for The News before the holidays, and in the holiday spirit,  we humbly present our sports holiday wishlist. This list is presented without bias toward any team; these are things we feel the sporting world as a whole would be enriched by, regardless of whose colors you wear or what holiday(s) you celebrate.

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J.J. Barea, Claudia Ortiz lead the charge in Puerto Rico relief effort
J.J. Barea speaks at press conference Tuesday night. Photo by Alex Melagrano

J.J. Barea, Claudia Ortiz lead the charge in Puerto Rico relief effort

Barea is busy, but something more important than basketball required his attention Tuesday night. He spent the evening at the NU men’s basketball game against Bucknell at Matthews Arena, where his former team staged a fundraiser — which raised almost $4,000 — benefitting his native Puerto Rico, a place desperately in need of assistance after Hurricane Maria devastated the island in September.

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Stella-r Clark: first-year guard electrifying CAA
Stella Clark fiercely guards Fairfeld opponent. Photo by Patrick Leung

Stella-r Clark: first-year guard electrifying CAA

Clark has burst onto the scene right away, averaging 13.1 points per game and already collecting a record three CAA Rookie of the Week honors.

Based on her stellar performance thus far, she will be a mainstay in the team’s backcourt rotation for years to come. She seems to fit in perfectly with head coach Kelly Cole’s vision for the program.

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Huskies regain momentum with weekend sweep
Jim Madigan signals for a timeout against Merrimack College. Photo by Riley Robinson

Huskies regain momentum with weekend sweep

“Two points, as I’ve talked about a lot, are hard to come by in this league,” head coach Jim Madigan said of Friday night’s win. “One thing it does is stop the bleeding from a two-league-game losing streak and gets us back on the winning track.”

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Third game of homestand brings third straight win for men’s hoops
Second-year guard Shawn Occeus runs the offense for the Huskies against Bucknell / Photo by Alex Melagrano

Third game of homestand brings third straight win for men’s hoops

Northeastern was generally strong in the paint all night, highlighted by the play of their 6-foot-10-inch third-year center, Anthony Green. He finished the game with 11 points, six rebounds and one backboard-quaking two-handed slam.

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Gresham leads NU men’s basketball to second straight win
Third-year guard Donnell Gresham Jr. looks for the open man against Harvard on Thursday / Photo by Patrick Leung

Gresham leads NU men’s basketball to second straight win

“It’s been my coaches believing in me,” Gresham said after the game, “and my teammates and I have worked well together. We all like playing with each other.”

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