The Northeastern University (NU) fall sports teams have jumped out to a strong start, with the women’s volleyball team leading the way.
At the Gazette deadline, the women’s volleyball team has a 14-3 overall record and is in first place in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) with a 3-0 mark. Junior Kelly Bacon has a team-leading 213 kills, while sophomore Natalia Skiba is 11th in the nation with 5.6 digs per set.
“They have won 14 consecutive home matches, which dates back to last season,” said Mike Brown, athletic communications assistant at NU.
Not to be outshined, the NU women’s field hockey team is ranked eighth nationally with an 8-2 record (2-1 CAA). The Lady Huskies are led by senior Crystal Poland, who has netted 16 goals, placing her third in the nation. Poland needs two mores tallies to break the school record of 67 goals.
The NU men’s soccer team has had a nail-biter of a season with five contests going into overtime. The Huskies are 5-1-2 (0-0-1 CAA). Don Anding notched four tallies last week for a team-leading six goals on the season.
The women’s soccer team got off to a slow start, but has rebounded winning three out of four matches. The Lady Huskies are 4-7 (2-1-0 CAA) and are led by senior Greta Samuelsdottir, who has five goals. Sophomore goalie Paige Burnett has earned three shutouts on the year.