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Women’s basketball loses thriller to URI

Shane Foley Connector Editor Asia Mitchell-Owens, sophomore from Roxbury, Mass., wasn’t really worried about her shooting last Wednesday night. “I don’t really worry about it,” she said. “I just worry about playing defense and doing other things to help my team.” Whether she was trying or not, Mitchell-Owens was 5-5 from the 3-point arch, as

Men’s basketball on pace for strong season

(Photo/Christopher Tran/Connector) Nick Giannino Connector Editor The UMass Lowell men’s basketball team more than held their own last season, exceeding expectations in their first full season as Division I with a .500 record in the conference at 8-8 and an overall record of 10-18. Considering the strength of their schedule (they played games against national

Top 10 fall sports moments of 2014

(Photo/Christopher Tran/Connector) Marlon Pitter Connector Editor With the conclusion of the 2014 field hockey and soccer seasons,  and nearing the end of the track and field, cross country and volleyball campaigns, it’s time to look back at some of the best moments of the UMass Lowell fall sports season. While these River Hawk teams recently

Mens ice hockey begins weekend with 5-3 win over Penn State

Shane Foley Connector Editor Sophomore Robert Francis got on the score sheet twice Friday night during a 5-3 win over Penn State. While it was a high scoring game, the victory was set up from strong goal tending by Kevin Boyle, who stopped 34 pucks Friday night. Penn State actually outshot the River Hawks 37-30,

Land of the Giants

Benjamin St. Pierre Connector Staff The 2014 World Series was between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals, two teams for which playoff hopes seemed grim at certain points in the season, never mind making it to the Series itself. The Giants started out hot early in the season, had a forgettable summer, and

River Hawks score three in tie

AJ White found the back of the net twice, as the River Hawks tied the Northeastern Huskies in ice hockey with three goals a piece. While they couldn’t add another tally under the wins bracket, Friday night was a good offensive showing for the River Hawks. They played at a high pace, and shot the

Red Sox free agency predictions

by Benjamin St. Pierre The Red Sox have three main issues to address this offseason: solidifying the starting rotation, solving the third base dilemma, and managing the outfield overload. For free agent starting pitchers, Jon Lester is the obvious fan favorite, though he would likely command a deal of over six years and perhaps over

River Hawks sweep UNH in home-and-home series

Marlon Pitter Connector Editor Sophomore forward Chris Maniccia’s hat trick served as a catalyst for UMass Lowell’s 8-2 win over the University of New Hampshire at the Tsongas Center Saturday night. The River Hawks outscored the Wildcats in a home-and-home series over the weekend, 10-2, despite being outshot 62-37. Special teams played a large role

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