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Lauren Hynes, who finished with a team-leading 2.24 ERA, is one of three Terriers graduating. PHOTO BY FALON MORAN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Softball falls in NCAA Tournament, concludes much-improved season

For the Boston University softball team, the 2016 season was one of many ups and downs, and its appearance in the regional round of the NCAA tournament was no different. The Terriers (28-24, 11-6 Patriot League) fell to No. 9 Louisiana-Lafayette 9-5 Friday night, and were then eliminated by No. 16 Texas A&M in a 6-0 shutout on Saturday in […]

by Nick Neville· · 0 comments · Softball, Sports
Gabi Martinez's three homers lead the Terriers.

Softball takes home Patriot League championship, prepares for NCAAs

Following an improbable Patriot League tournament run, the Boston University softball team was crowned conference champions for the 11th time in program history Sunday afternoon, as it defeated Army West Point 9-0 in five innings at Lehigh’s Leadership Park. The Terriers (28-22, 11-6 Patriot League) claimed their fourth title in seven years with the victory, and move on to make […]

by James Mattone· · 0 comments · Softball, Sports
James Burr had 35 points on the season, good for second on the team. PHOTO BY ABBY FREEMAN/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Men’s lacrosse closes out promising season with loss against Duke

In its final game of the 2016 season, the Boston University men’s lacrosse team failed to keep up with the high-powered offense of No. 10 Duke University, falling 15-8 Sunday at Nickerson Field. Although the Terriers (8-7, 3-5 Patriot League) finished their third season with five straight losses and missed the Patriot League Tournament, the team was still able to record […]

by Nick Frazier· · 0 comments · Lacrosse, Sports
PHOTO BY MADDIE MALHOTRA/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Women’s lacrosse concludes season with loss to Navy in Patriot League semifinal

The Boston University women’s lacrosse team closed its 2016 season the way it finished the season last year — with a loss in the semifinal game of the Patriot League Tournament. This year, on Friday night, the Terriers (10-8, 6-3 Patriot League) fell to the United States Naval Academy 10-7 at the Ridley Athletic Complex in Baltimore Friday. It was […]

by Nick Neville· · 0 comments · Lacrosse, Sports
PHOTO BY MADDIE MALHOTRA/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Women’s lacrosse advances to Patriot League semifinals with win over Bucknell

The Boston University women’s lacrosse team will advance to the next round of the Patriot League Tournament following its 18-8 win over Bucknell University Tuesday afternoon. The Bison (10-8, 4-5 Patriot League) opened the scoring just 19 seconds after the opening faceoff. A BU turnover in the neutral zone resulted in a 2-on-1 opportunity for Bucknell midfielder Maddy Molinari. The […]

by Ranya Mufti· · 0 comments · Lacrosse, Sports
Brittany Younan, outside of leading BU's ERA, has struck out 85 percent of players in 2016. PHOTO BY SOFIA FARENTINOS/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Softball looks to ride momentum of year’s longest winning streak

Despite falling in the second game of a doubleheader Wednesday, the Boston University softball team is fresh off its most successful week of the 2016 campaign. After struggling out of the gate, BU (20-21, 6-5 Patriot League) recently put together a seven-game winning streak — its longest of the season. According to BU head coach Ashley Waters, the streak should […]

by Nick Neville· · 0 comments · Softball, Sports
Sports Comedy Corner: Writing about sports

Sports Comedy Corner: Writing about sports

When I tell someone I want to be a sportswriter, I always feel the need to clarify. There’s a stereotype that comes to mind when you hear “sportswriter.” You attend games, watch and take notes, interview players and write game recaps. You pass around popcorn in the press box, fake laugh at the old, curmudgeonly reporter’s bad joke, then hustle […]

by Zach Halperin· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
The men's hockey team advanced to the NCAA Tournament, but ultimately fell to the University of Denver.

How did BU Athletics fare throughout 2015-16 academic year?

Fall Sports Men’s soccer (12-6-2, 6-1-2 Patriot League): Serious question marks surrounded BU head coach Neil Roberts’ side before the 2015 campaign, and by the season’s end in November, all were answered with aplomb. The Terriers posted seven shutouts, earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament and were one point shy of the conference’s regular-season title. Perhaps the biggest […]

The Blue Line: Defending Philadelphia sports fans

The Blue Line: Defending Philadelphia sports fans

Ed Snider, founder of the Philadelphia Flyers, lost his fight with cancer on April 11. Last Monday night, before Game 3 of Philly’s playoff series against the Washington Capitals, the Flyers honored their late founder and biggest fan with a moment of silence. The emotional atmosphere fueled the Flyers to a red-hot start, with forward Michael Raffl scoring in the […]

by Mike Benedykciuk· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
Drew Lukacs has appeared in all of BU's 14 games and has scored three times. PHOTO BY AMANDA LUCIDI/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Injuries take toll on men’s lacrosse, Ryan Polley avoids excuses

It’s been a challenging time for the Boston University men’s lacrosse team as of late, as the team lost its last four games and missed the Patriot League Tournament. Part of the blame for the Terriers’ (8-6, 3-5 Patriot League) cold streak has been injuries. Freshman midfielder Brendan Homire and junior faceoff specialist Sam Talkow both picked up injuries in […]

by Nick Frazier· · 0 comments · Lacrosse, Sports