Bears Sports Update Weeks 3-4

Women's Soccer Blanks Framingham, 3-0

Time to look at the BSU Sports teams, as football will be in a separate article. 

Women’s Soccer: 

After the Bears won their first game against Salve Regina on September 14th, the lady Bears returned to Boston. This time to face the Emmanuel Saints where the team would shut out Emmanuel, as Michelle Belcher and Madelyn Morin scored the goals for the Bears in the 1st half. Emmanuel only got two shots on goal as Bears goalkeeper Tory Viola-Laughery saved both of them from getting to the back of the net. On the 23rd, the Bears traveled to New Hampshire to face the Keene State Owls. The game had no score until double overtime when the Owls scored the game-winning goal to win it 1-0. Viola-Laughery had three saves in the game for the Bears while BSU got 5 shots on goal. The next matchup would be on the road against Framingham State on the 25th. In the first half, Audra McDuffie scored two goals, and in the second half, Delaney Langton scored the third goal to seal the victory 3-0. Their next game will be at home against Roger Williams on the 29th at 7 p.m. at Swenson Field.  

Men’s Soccer: After winning on the road against Eastern Nazarene on Tuesday, September 14th, the Bears went to Salem to face their inner-conference opponent, the Salem State Vikings. However, the team would get shut out as they lost 3-0 with three Bears players receiving yellow cards. The team then returned home to face UMass Boston on Monday the 20th. The game was tied 1-1 at halftime after Junior forward Robson Montrond scored a goal for the Bears. In the 2nd half, UMass scored 4 goals to make it 5-1 as the Bears fell to 2-4. This past weekend the 25th BSU faced the Framingham State Rams at home, where the team lost 2-0. Goalkeeper William Russell got his first start, as he had 5 saves on 7 shots. The next tilt will be at Roger Williams on Tuesday the 28th, as they look to bounce back.

Field Hockey: Coming off their first win on September 14th against Saint Joseph (Connecticut), the Bears returned home to face Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). Unfortunately for the ladies, they got shut out 9-0 as WPI held the Bears to no shots on goal. Looking to bounce back on Saturday the 18th, the team traveled to Westfield to face the Westfield State Owls. The struggles would continue, as the Bears would get shut out again 4-0 to the Owls. Three days later, the crew traveled to Franklin to face the Dean College Bulldogs. The ladies would get their second win and first shutout of the season, as they won 4-0. Katie Swart scored the first goal for the Bears in the 2nd quarter as they added three goals in the 4th to seal the game. The team only allowed one shot from the Bulldogs the entire game. Their next matchup is a home contest against Southern Maine on the 25th, where they would get shutout by the Huskies 4-0. 

Women’s Tennis: The Bears Tennis team would try to continue their strong start after starting 2-0 on the season. Madeline Von Ruden would try to continue her fantastic beginning to the season after winning the Little East Conference Player & Rookie of the week for the 2nd week in a row. The team would take a tough 9-0 loss against Roger Williams at home for the first loss of the season. Next up, the ladies had a game against the Rhode Island College Anchormen (RIC) here at BSU on the 18th. A 9-0 shutout for the second straight game had the ladies at two losses. Next up on the schedule, the squad would travel to Maine to face the Southern Maine Huskies. The Bears lost the first set and then went on to win the rest, including all doubles competitions. They would go on to win the match 8-1 against the Huskies in a decisive fashion. Next up, the Bears will be in a two-game homestand against UMass Boston and Eastern Nazarene in their upcoming games.  

Cross Country: The Men and Women Cross-Country Teams traveled to Dartmouth, Mass. to participate in the UMass Dartmouth Invitational, a 5K Race. The Bears women team placed 21st out of 30 schools in the invitational as top female runner Julie Glavin placed 64th out of 234 runners with a 19 minute 5K. The Men came in 26th out of 33 schools, while for the men, the top runner was Kevin Mcbirney, who placed 53rd out of 256 runners. The next event will be in New Hampshire when they participate in the Franklin Pierce 9th Annual Bruce Kirsh Cup on Saturday, October 2nd.  

Volleyball: In their first game in 9 days, the Bears traveled to Northeastern Mass. to face off against the Gordon Fighting Scots. The ladies would lose 3-0, despite Senior Gabryella Serrano leading the team in points with 6, adding 4 kills and 2 blocks. Their next game was on the road against conference opponent Salem State on the 28th. After a 3-0 shutout, Amber Arruda led the Bears in points with 12, along with 8 kills, and a block. Arruda was only behind Becca Whalen and Sydney Rice for the leader in kills, in which each had 9. Their next games will be a 4-game road trip after a two-game homestand for the Bears. 


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