The lady Gulls caught fire this past week after going into four different matches where they took a record of 3-1 back to the nest. Those three wins were captured against Gordon, Western New England, and Curry. The girls were working on their 8th straight win and were then put down by Babson on Thursday. The Gulls are 9-2 overall nearing the end of their short season and will next take on Bentley at Brandeis University on October 9 before the CCC Semifinals on October 17.
The women's soccer team is heating up at the right point in the season as the now claim a three-game winning streak. The girls have taken wins from opponents Babson, Western New England, and Gordon, putting up a combined 11 goals up on the board during this hot streak. Mary Verneris and Hannah Pesci are two of Endicott's girls that have found a knack for scoring in this streak. Not to mention Rachel Hanna, who found the net in overtime with 1:03 to go against Babson which is her now third game-winner of the season and seventh of her career. This years team has found a home in the back of the net averaging 3 goals a game. This team is now 6-3-1 overall (3-0-1 CCC) going into this week.
The women's volleyball team has been busy the past week with five games including a tri-match on Saturday. In this stretch of matches, the girls went 2-3 which may not tell the story of some of their competitive games. The girls win this week came from UMass Boston (3-2) Thursday the 28 and Gordon (3-0) on the next Wednesday.Their first defeat of the week came after going the distance of five games to only walk away with a loss against Roger Williams (3-2). Then the tri-match was not what the Gulls were looking for as they walked away losing both games to Plymouth State (3-2) and Babson (3-1). The Gulls are taking 11-8 over the record (4-1 CCC) on Wednesday where they look to bounce back against Western New England.
Pure dominance has come out of the field hockey team as of late as they not only claim a 6 game win streak but also have an 11-2 record overall and are undefeated in conference (6-0 CCC). The girls have checked off wins against Roger Williams (5-1), Western New England (2-1 2OT), Gordon (6-0) and Cabrini (4-1) since September 28. Sophia Cogliano was named Longstreth/NFHCA Offensive Player of the Week for a team who deserves the recognition with 51 goals in only 13 games. Cogliano’s week was highlighted by a game-winning goal against Western New England and a hat-trick this Saturday. Jaylin Grabau also claimed a hat-trick when the Gulls faced off against Gordon, so the scoring is contagious for this Gulls team. Send your thoughts and condolences to this team's next opponent, University of New England (Wed. 11).
The Men’s and Women’s Cross Country teams had two meets recently which were the Bowdoin Invitational at Bowdoin College (Sept. 30) and the James Earley Invitational at Stanley Park (Oct. 7). At the Bowdoin Invitational both teams were able to capture 4 overall and at the James Earley Invitational the men took 13 out of 37 teams and the women took 14 out of 33. The Gulls will next be attending Saints Invitational at Franklin Park on Friday 13, which will be the teams last meet before the CCC Championship (Oct. 28).
The women’s rugby team showed little to no mercy against recent opponent Plymouth State on Sept. 30 with a score of 41-14. Players that bolstered this team to a win were Lauren Hervieux and Allie Zunick, both with two tries to help their team move past Plymouth State.The group is now going into October with a 3-0 record and will next take on Merrimack at home on Sunday.
The Gulls football team took a disappointing loss last Saturday to out of conference opponent Husson (28-7) to wrap up their September. Joe Kalosky (QB) did get a chance to show off the arm as he went for 122 yards passing the ball. But it was the Husson ground assault that the Gulls couldn’t contain as they Plymouth State’s running back (John Smith) went for a total of 301 yards. The Gulls, now 1-4, get an off week to regroup before traveling to Western New England University on October 14.
The men’s soccer team has played competitive matches since September 30, with three games and two of which being 2OT thrillers. The Gulls first hosted Western New England in a 1-1 game that ended a tie after the second overtime. Then after a disappointing 1-0 loss to Babson (Oct.3), the Gulls went two overtimes again this time against neighbor Gordon (Oct.7) in a scoreless affair. The only Endicott goal that came out of these three matches was off the foot of a Bobby Ivatts penalty finish. Look for the Gulls to find the back of the net at home on Senior Day against Nichols College this Tuesday!
The men’s tennis team started off their October schedule with a huge 7-2 win at home against Holy Cross on Monday the 2. Endicott then hosted the North Shore Invitational along with Gordon this Saturday but did not claim a victory in any of the pools. The Gulls will take their 2-0 overall record to Brandeis University on Monday to take on Bentley to wrap up their October matchups.
It’s been a good week to be a golfing Gull, as the men’s team took 1 overall in the CCC Qualifiers on October 5. Tyler Smith (2) Chris Billings (3) and Ben Palazzo (T5) all found themselves in the top 5 in Thursday's competition. The championship round is now set for the Springtime from April 29-30 in the North Shore area. The Gulls will first take part in the NEIGA Championship located at the beautiful Captains Golf Course in Brewster MA from Oct 21-23.
The men’s rugby team (3-0) has made it look easy this Fall as they took out yet another opponent for their first October matchup this Saturday the 7. This time Johnson & Wales was the victim to not only Endicott’s explosive offensive skills, but also sturdy defensive core with an 85-0 onslaught. The men start their postseason play on October 21-Nov 4 with the start of the CCRC Tournament, where the group looks to finish off their fantastic Fall with some hardware.
Make sure to keep up with the Endicott Observer (endicottobserver.com) website for further coverage in the coming weeks.