by Bobbie Discuilo, Drew Kennedy, and Cassidy Riendeau
Club hockey battles Boston University!
The atmosphere was electric as fans packed the Smithfield Municipal Ice Rink this past Friday night to watch the Bryant University Bulldogs take on the Boston University Terriers. Their effort was strong first period, with Sophomore Goalie Carl LaRosa holding off the first goal until 6 minutes into the first period. After a tough scoring first period the bulldogs trailed 3-0 to the Terriers. #10 Connor Pease put Bryant on the board mid way through the second period with a power play goal, assisted by #25 Liam O’Brien and #3 Alec Borkowski, bringing the score to 4-1. After a couple goals from Boston University, #14 Captain Sean Henderson buried a power play goal, assisted by #19 Tyler Poland, and, once again, Sophomore Alec Borkowski, sending the Bulldogs to the locker room after the second with a score of 6-2. The third period was uneventful, save for a late goal near the end by Boston University, completing the scoring for the night. Sadly, the Bulldogs fell to the Terriers with a final score of 7-2.
Rhode Island Rugby Rivalry: Hawks edge out Bulldogs
The Bryant University Women’s Rugby team faced Roger Williams University this past weekend on the Bulldogs home turf.
The A-side game was very close and both teams went back and forth throughout the entire match. The Hawks scored first, but then Melissa Mallahan was able to run down the wing and score a try for the Bulldogs. The Hawks went on to score three consecutive tries. Kelsey answered back for the Bulldogs scoring two tries of her own. The was followed by another Hawks try and then Holly Blackstead was able to use her speed to score a try for the Bulldogs. The Hawks went on to score two more tries. That’s when Angela Katsikis was able to break through the Hawks defense and score a try with an assist from Margaret Millett. That was the last time the Bulldogs would score. The Hawks were able to score two more tries. Despite Angie making more conversions to help narrow the score gap, the Bulldogs lost to the Hawks 53-31. The player of the game was Margaret Millett because of her ability to read the field, call plays, and tackling ability. Honorable mentions included Michelle Hofmeister, due to her hustle at flanker, and Nissi Branch, due to her tackles against the Hawk’s largest players.
Support the fight against Breast Cancer and the Bryant University Cheerleaders!
The Bryant University Cheerleading team is hosting an October fundraiser that also helps Breast Cancer awareness. Find a cheerleader today to pick up a “Stronger than Cancer” T-shirt for $10 to support the Cheer team on their way to compete in Daytona Florida!