Toss: Boston University (BU) won the toss and elected to field first.
1st Innings: Northeastern – 170/8, 20 overs.
2nd Innings: BU – 153 all out, 19.3 overs.
Match Result: Northeastern won by 17 runs (Full match scorecard)
Northeastern University Cricket Association played its first match of the American College Cricket League 2014 against crosstown rivals Boston University Cricket Club in an away fixture at the New Balance Field. BU won the toss and elected to field first.
Despite losing a couple of wickets earlier on, our innings was held together by batting opener Pranav Parakh, who scored a splendid 67 of 51 balls (8 fours and 1 six) and gave the rest of the team a platform to build upon. Our middle-order supported the innings well, with useful contributions from Sohil Gandhi (31 of 25), Prathmesh Jakkanwar (24 of 10), and Ganesh Aithal (24 of 16). At the end of 20 overs, Northeastern posted a competitive total of 170-8.
The BU Terriers got off to a flying start, scoring 42-1 in 3 overs. However, the Huskies made a strong comeback by sweeping through the opposition’s batting line-up. At a stage where BU found themselves struggling at 76-8 in 10.1 overs, BU all-rounders Hayat Khan and Mitul Patel put up a brave fight to give their team some hope. In the end, however, their team was bowled out by Northeastern for 153 in 19.3 overs. Our spectacular bowling performance was led upfront by captain Ganesh Aithal (3 overs, 19-3), Sohil Gandhi (4 overs, 24-2), Prathmesh Jakkanwar (4 overs, 19-1), and Nakul GV (2 overs, 9-1).
In conditions where players were almost freezing (due to the strong winds and heavy rain), the Northeastern Huskies delivered a commendable commitment in the field. Nevertheless, a big thank you to the BU cricket team for inviting us to play at their facility, and to all our players for putting up a magnificent show to give #Northeastern its first victory in the ACC ‘Home and Away’ season this year!
Written by- Pranav Adnani (Club President)
Men’s Ultimate Frisbee
Eastern Qualifiers – Spring 2014
To open the 2014 regular season, Northeastern Men’s Ultimate Frisbee brought their talents down to Axton, Virginia for Eastern Qualifiers. With a partially healthy team, a new coach, and a new look, the team was excited about performing amongst great competition in the warmer climate. With a combination of teammates arriving by plane and van, everyone was excited for an action packed weekend with 15-point games throughout.
The team started Saturday with a loss to Virginia Tech. 15-9. The Huskies moved on quickly by defeating Delaware 12-10 in their next match up. Northeastern then suffered three straight losses to Williams (9-15), Penn State (8-15) and Delaware (12-13) to round out their pool play Sunday Morning.
A 1-4 record from pool play dropped Northeastern into the consolation bracket for 17th place. The Huskies got the ball rolling with back-to-back wins vs. Michigan State (10-8) and Pennsylvania (13-11). The final game against Appalachian State was back and forth battle. The twelve men remaining Huskies (some had to leave the game due to travel/ flight times) brought the team back from a deficit at half to bring the game to universe point (10-10). The shorthanded Huskies prevailed and got the last point to break the tie and win the game. The 11-10 win vs. Appalachian State garnered Northeastern the coveted 17th spot at Eastern Qualifiers.
Written by Brian Wyer (Club Sports Information Director)
Day 1: The Huskies went 3-1 on the day with victories over Boston University, UNH and WPI. Their only loss came from URI.
Day 2: Pool play was finished and now the teams entered a bracket for the NCVL Championship. First the Huskies took on Brandeis in the quarterfinals. After a thrilling victory over Brandeis, the Huskies moved on to the semifinals vs. Boston College. Another impressive win advanced Northeastern to the finals against URI (the only team that beat Northeastern on day 1). Northeastern redeemed their day 1 lose with a victory over URI and were crowned NECVL Champions!
All-Tournament Team: Greg Zaylor (Northeastern) and Greg Ogle (Northeastern)
Tournament MVP: Leo Chang Bazzoli (Northeastern)
The 5-1 (1-0) Huskies are currently ranked #16 after an impressive conference win over #4 Boston College. Led by a stingy
defense, the Huskies prevailed 10-9 in overtime to cap off an amazing win.
The Huskies are currently ranked third in the MCLA in Goals Against Average, allowing only 5.17 goals per game.
Check out the MCLA Rankings here
For more information about the game, check out their website here.
Pictured: #23 Matt Mohr, #11 Jake Buzy and #42 Spencer Waresk
Club Sports Quick Updates
- Women’s Lacrosse went 3-0 this past weekend defeating NYU, Syracuse and Army!
- Men’s and Women’s Club Swimming will be competing in the Club National Championships in Atlanta Georgia starting Friday night at 6:30 PM! For more information click here
- Men’s Hockey finished hosting the ACHA national Championships on March 25th 2014. The tournament featured 16 elite club teams from across the country competing for a National Championship. UNH was crowned champions after an impressive win over Florida Gulf Coast in the finals. The Huskies also qualified for the tournament and put together a valiant effort.
- Men’s Rugby will be competing in the 2014 USA Sevens Collegiate Rugby Championships on May 31st! To view ticket prices click here
- Equestrian qualified 3 Northeastern Athletes for the Regionals in Hanover, MA. Congratulations to Shannon Kaupp, Jami Longo and Elizabeth Jaques for qualifying.
Produced by Nick Avery- Club Sport Coordinator