Published: Monday, September 17, 2012
Updated: Monday, September 17, 2012 23:09
Field Hockey: The No. 5 Huskies defeated the Rutgers Scarlet Knights with a score of 5-0 this past Saturday afternoon. With this victory, the Huskies have now won their last six Big East regular season openers. Graduate student Louisa Boddy scored three goals and freshman Emily Walsh scored her first career goal. The Huskies also performed well defensively, and All-American goaltender Sarah Mansfield notched her second shutout of the year.
The Huskies then played the Yale Bulldogs and defeated them 3-0 this past Sunday afternoon at home. With this victory, the Huskies improved to a record of 7-0. They are off to their best start since the 2009 season. Junior forward Marie Elena Bolles scored a team-leading seventh goal of the season, and senior back Alicia Angelini scored her third goal of the season. Mansfield had another shutout.
Football: The Huskies defeated their former coach Randy Edsall and his Maryland Terrapins with a score of 24-21 this past Saturday afternoon at Byrd Stadium in College Park, MD. With the victory, the Huskies improve to a record of 2-1 on the season. Redshirt sophomores Lyle McCombs and Scott McCummings ran for touchdowns, and senior Nick Williams returned a punt for a score. Redshirt sophomore linebacker Yawin Smallwood, redshirt sophomore Angelo Pruitt and others made great contributions on defense.
Men’s Cross Country: The Huskies came in third place at their season opener at the Minuteman Invitational in Amherst, Mass. Junior Ryan McGuire finishing second to lead the team to a third-place finish.
Men’s Soccer: The Huskies defeated the Harvard Crimson with a score of 6-0 this past Friday night at Harvard in Cambridge, Mass. With this victory, the Huskies improved to a record of 5-0-1 and scored their highest amount of goals in a game since their 2010 season. Preseason All-American Mamadou Doudou Diouf scored two goals and had an assist to lead the Huskies. Keeper Andre Blake had an excellent performance as well.
Women’s Soccer: The Huskies defeated the St. John’s Red Storm with a score of 5-1 this past Sunday afternoon at St. John’s. With this victory, the Huskies improved to a record of 5-3-1 for the season and 1-1 in conference action. Senior forward Danielle Schulmann scored the first goal.
Men’s Tennis: The Huskies performed in the Brown Invitational this past Sunday in Providence, R.I.
Women’s Tennis: The Huskies performed in the Quinnipiac Invitational this past Sunday in Hamden.
Women’s Volleyball: The Huskies performed well, splitting a pair of matches in the New England Classic at Northeastern University in Boston, Mass. this past weekend. The Huskies had a 3-0 victory against Harvard.