The Endicott football team had no answer for Salve Regina this past Saturday as the team’s record rounds to 7-3. The Seahawks were connecting on all cylinders early on and entered the locker room with a 31-14 advantage. Christian Cole hauled in a touchdown at the 13:19 mark of the third quarter and was followed by Allen Gibson returning a touchdown of his own to cut the lead to just six. A Salve Regina response halted the Gull comeback and the Seahawks rode that momentum all the way to a 47-34 victory. Despite the loss, 16 Endicott seniors were honored for their time and commitment both on and off the field after the game. Those Gulls will suit up one more time in the New England Bowl and will welcome Merchant Marine on Saturday with kickoff beginning at noon to conclude the season.
The Endicott field hockey team took care of business against Saint Joseph’s last Wednesday but were shut out by Messiah just three days after by a score of 4-0. The Gulls scored the first three goals of the contest including two from freshman Addi Williams. Williams even received national attention as her first tally of the game came in at #9 on SportsCenter’s Top 10 Plays the following day. Next on the schedule was Messiah but things didn’t go as planned as four different players found the back of the net for the Falcons. The Gulls finished their offensively charged season with an 18-5 record and a CCC championship, the team’s first since 2012.
The Endicott women’s basketball team took the court for the first time this season at the MacDonald Gymnasium but couldn’t contain MIT as the Engineers came out with a 65-57 victory. It was just a one point game at the half but MIT took control offensively in the third quarter to up their advantage to 53-37. Despite a Gull surge, MIT protected their lead and picked up their first win of the young season. Emily Pratt was a bright spot for the Gulls as the junior recorded 23 points to go along with 9 boards on the day. The team will aim to put the loss in the rearview mirror and will battle Suffolk at UMass Dartmouth beginning at 7:30 P.M.
The Gulls flew high as the men’s basketball team came out with a 95-81 victory over Eastern Nazarene behind an unconscious performance from Keith Brown. The Gulls outplayed the Lions from start to finish, highlighted by a 33-12 run in the first half. Brown connected on 14 of his 22 shots and made his presence felt on the defensive end as well with two blocks and a steal. Matt McDevitt stuffed the statsheet for the blue and green with 14 points, six rebounds and seven helpers. The Gulls look to continue their early success at MIT on Thursday, November 15th with a 7:00 P.M. tip-off.
Women’s Ice Hockey
The Endicott women’s ice hockey team split a home and home series with the University of New England to sustain their overall record to 2-1-1. The Nor’Easters had all the right answers last Friday to pick up an important road win as four different skaters picked up goals. The Gulls responded with vengeance the very next night and blanked the University of New England in their own rink. Freshman, Courtney Sullivan, grabbed her second goal of the season just 51 seconds into the contest to give Endicott an early advantage. Madison Huber also struck in the first period and the two goals were enough to give Endicott their second victory of the season. The team will attempt to protect home ice on Friday, November 16th against Salve Regina with puck drop at 4:00 P.M.
Men’s Ice Hockey
The Endicott men’s ice hockey team continued their early dominance in the month of November with a 6-2 upset win over Nichols on Saturday bouncing back after a 5-2 loss the night before. Endicott shot out to a 3-0 lead courtesy of two Ricky Carballo tallies to take control of the game. The two teams traded a pair of powerplay goals in the second period and the Gulls put the game on ice with two empty netters in the waning moments of the third period. Josh Bowes played the role of the playmaker with three assists to enhance his point tally to 11 in just the team’s first six games. Endicott will take on Salve Regina in a conference matchup on Friday, November 16th at the Raymond J. Bourque Arena beginning at 7:00 P.M.
Women’s Cross Country
Emma Farrington propelled the Endicott women’s cross country team to a 29th place finish at the NCAA Division III Regionals on Saturday morning. Farrington paced the Gulls with a time of 24:19.20 in the six-kilometer course. The following two Endicott runners to pass the finish line were Aleah MacKay and Hannah Mason with respective finishes of 157 and 182. This put a lid on the 2018 season as the team put up two first place finishes in their seven meets.
Men’s Cross Country
The Endicott men’s cross country team took home 39th place out of 58 teams at the NCAA Division III Regionals. A pair of juniors led the Gulls in the 8-kilometer course as Joshua Knight and Adam Germaine came in 201st and 221st respectively. Jack McGuire rounded out the top three for Endicott with a 246th place finish. The team’s season came to a close as the men’s team also picked up two first place finishes on the season.
Credit: EC Gulls