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Senior attack Mallory Collins embraces sophomore attack Mickenzie Larivee following a goal in the Terriers’ 11-4 victory over Holy Cross, which helped them secure a postseason birth. PHOTO BY MADDIE MALHOTRA/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Women’s lacrosse routes Holy Cross, clinches postseason birth

Looking to bounce back from last weekend’s loss at the hands of the United States Naval Academy, the Boston University women’s lacrosse team got off to a much better start against the College of the Holy Cross, dominating in both frames en route to an 11-4 bounce-back victory. Not only did the win put BU (8-7, 5-3 Patriot League) back […]

By Daniel Speranzini· · 0 comments · Lacrosse, Sports
Freshman midfielder Kelly Matthews chipped in a goal in BU's route of Holy Cross, but it was junior goalkeeper Caroline Meegan's play that carried the team. PHOTO BY MADDIE MALHOTRA/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Caroline Meegan shines as women’s lacrosse dominates Holy Cross

The Boston University women’s lacrosse team began the 2016 season with a fierce competition at the goalkeeper spot between junior Caroline Meegan and sophomore Christine Laible. BU head coach Liz Robertshaw said the battle for the starting job in net brought out the best in both players and forced each of them to be prepared at a moment’s notice. After […]

By Jordan Green· · 0 comments · Lacrosse, Sports
Junior outfielder Moriah Connolly tied a personal best on Wednesday, going 4-4 while scoring two runs. PHOTO BY FALON MORAN/DFP FILE PHOTO

Softball storms past Bryant University, puts together thorough performance

The good times kept on rolling early Wednesday evening for the Boston University women’s softball team. Slated for an away contest against Bryant University, the Terriers secured a 9-1 win in five innings through efficient hitting and nearly flawless pitching. Eight BU (15-20, 2-4 Patriot League) players recorded hits while senior Melanie Russell pitched her way to a three-hitter. The […]

By Jonathan Sigal· · 0 comments · Softball, Sports
Going For Two: Boston Marathon is unlike any other event

Going For Two: Boston Marathon is unlike any other event

  For those of you who do not know much about me, I was born and raised in a suburb just north of Boston and have been in love with my home city ever since. I am your stereotypical Bostonian — I love going to Fenway Park, Manhattan clam chowder is some sort of sick joke and Tom Brady is […]

By David Souza· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
Junior catcher Gabi Martinez's .402 slugging percentage is good for fourth on the team. PHOTO BY BRIGID KING/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Softball looks to gain momentum with games at Bryant, Lowell

The Boston University softball team will look to make it two in a row Wednesday afternoon when it heads to Smithfield, Rhode Island to take on Bryant University in the first of two road games. The Terriers (14-20, 2-4 Patriot League) will then travel back to Massachusetts to take on the University of Massachusetts Lowell Thursday afternoon. BU head coach […]

By Nick Neville· · 0 comments · Softball, Sports
Indirect Kick: College hockey realignment is too little, too late

Indirect Kick: College hockey realignment is too little, too late

College sports are slowly becoming more and more disorganized. Teams are changing conferences every year, while other schools are petitioning to join conferences that they have no business being a part of at all. For instance, Boise State University was looking to join the Big East in 2013. And yes, Boise is in Idaho. Why the Big East makes sense? […]

By Dan Shulman· · 6 comments · Columnists, Sports
Sophomore attack Avery Donahoe has tallied eight goals and six assists so far this season. PHOTO BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Women’s lacrosse set to face Holy Cross in penultimate regular season contest

  The Boston University women’s lacrosse team’s regular season is gradually coming to a close, as it will host the College of the Holy Cross on Wednesday night. The stakes are high for the Terriers (7-7, 4-3 Patriot League), who hope to win their last two contests and host a quarterfinal game in the 2016 Patriot League Tournament. BU currently […]

By Ranya Mufti· · 0 comments · Lacrosse, Sports
Despite missing four games due to injury, sophomore attack Ryan Hilburn has the fifth-most points on the team. PHOTO BY ALEXANDRA WIMLEY/DFP FILE PHOTO

With Ryan Hilburn back, offense fires on all cylinders for men’s lacrosse

The Boston University men’s lacrosse team has reached double-digit scoring seven times this year, but this past weekend’s outburst might just be the best yet. Despite dropping a 13-12 decision to No. 11 Loyola University Maryland last Saturday, the Terriers’ (8-5, 3-4 Patriot League) offense played as well as it has played since it became a program three years ago, […]

By Jonathan Sigal· · 1 comment · Lacrosse, Sports
McLean completed the 26.2-mile course by running at a 10:37 pace. PHOTO BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

BU sophomore turns Hopkinton roots into Marathon finish

Judy Walsh-McLean still remembers the day that her daughter, Rachel McLean, got cut from her high school field hockey team. McLean took it hard, and she joined the cross country team instead. The change was one of necessity and not desire, but it united her with a newfound passion — running. Come the moment when McLean crossed the 2016 Boston […]

By Jonathan Sigal· · 1 comment · Sports
Men’s division winner Lemi Berhanu Hayle, of Ethiopia, finished the 2016 Boston Marathon at an impressive 2:12:45. PHOTO BY KELSEY CRONIN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Ethiopian runners dominate Boston Marathon’s men and women elite fields

Two Ethiopian runners were crowned champions of the 2016 Boston Marathon on Monday. With approximately 30,000 participants — the third largest number in the marathon’s history — running the 26.2-mile route on a sunny spring morning, there were many more winners this Patriots’ Day. Lemi Berhanu Hayle took home first place on the men’s side, besting defending champion Lelisa Desisa, […]

By Nick Neville· · 0 comments · Sports