UMass Lowell articles

Samuels, McRoy to wrap up college basketball careers

Marlon Pitter Connector Editor After two years of Division I competition for the UMass Lowell women’s basketball team, star guards Shannon Samuels and Jasmine McRoy will play their final game for the River Hawks Tuesday night. The two have played for the River Hawks for the last two seasons, which, according to Director of Athletics

Louria gives UMass Lowell huge Christmas present

(Photo/Christopher Tran/Connector)   It may not have been on everybody’s Christmas list, but Michael Louria’s overtime goal over the Maine Black Bears was certainly well appreciated at the Tsongas Center Saturday night. Though it was a hard-fought, tight hockey game, UMass Lowell was finally able to triumph 3-2. “They made it difficult to transition and

River Hawks stay undefeated in Hockey East, beat UConn 6-4

(Photo/Christopher Tran/Connector) Last Wednesday night was a great night for underclassmen. Three freshmen scored, including Chris Forney’s first goal of the season, in a 6-4 victory over the UConn Huskies. Despite giving up five power plays, the UMass Lowell River Hawks were able to tie up the special teams battle with two goals apiece, including

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,

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

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