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The Dog Pound: the fan experience at Boston University – The Daily Free Press

Upon arriving in Agganis Arena, scarlet and white is everywhere. Decked out in jerseys, sweatshirts, t-shirts or any other type of Boston University gear, students fill the stands, particularly in Sections 118 and 108. The student section — or as it’s called at BU, the Dog Pound — is full of students cheering on the hockey players. “Anyone who is a sports fan at BU and goes to any of our games. Anyone who buys a ticket, anyone who shows up, anyone who’s there participating,” Rafael Perron, the

Women’s golf wins Patriot League Championship, will enter NCAA regionals as No. 11 seed – The Daily Free Press

The heat was on for Flair Kuan on the third day of the Patriot League Championship. The Boston University’s women’s golf team trailed the University of Richmond by one stroke and Kuan would have to sink the eight-foot putt in front of her to clinch the conference championship for the team. Calmly, she set up for the stroke, hit the ball and — surrounded by her team, head coach Bruce Chalas and all the other teams — watched as it sunk into the hole. “She was most definitely going to make the pu

Terriers defeat Army in extra-innings games filled with ‘fight’ and ‘grit’ – The Daily Free Press

The Boston University softball team extended its NCAA-best win streak to 26 with three wins over the United States Military Academy this weekend, sweeping a Saturday afternoon doubleheader and winning the series finale Sunday. The Saturday doubleheader matchups both went into extra innings, but the Terriers (37-13, 15-0 Patriot League) came out victorious in each, winning 2-0 and 2-1 over the Black Knights (18-31, 8-7 PL). “We got to see some fight and some grit today,” head coach Ashley Water

Notebook: Women’s lacrosse struggles on the field, looks to find late-season improvements – The Daily Free Press

Despite its 1-12 record, Boston University women’s lacrosse is focusing on the small victories in each game. The Terriers have faced off against a number of ranked schools, including No. 1 Boston College, No. 7 Loyola Maryland and the No. 24 United States Naval Academy. “We’re just trying to try to get better with each day as much as we can,” head coach Lauren Morton said. BU’s lack of consistency haunts losses as well as its sole win The Terriers finally got a tally in the win column 12 game

Winless women’s lacrosse drops Patriot League road opener to Loyola Maryland – The Daily Free Press

The well-rounded offense of the Loyola University Maryland Greyhounds was too much for the Boston University women’s lacrosse team as the Terriers were obliterated by the seventh-ranked Greyhounds 23-5 in Baltimore. The Greyhounds (9-0, 2-0 Patriot League) dominated the Terriers (0-9, 0-3 PL), but the start of the game was promising for BU. Junior attack Lauren Kaye scored first for the Terriers to open up the scoring in the game, and the two teams remained tied after the first five minutes. Bu

Women’s basketball loses regular season finale to Holy Cross, drops to third seed in Patriot League tournament – The Daily Free Press

The Boston University women’s basketball team dropped its regular-season closer to the College of the Holy Cross 48-59 Wednesday night in Worcester. The Terriers (16-13, 12-6 Patriot League) scored the lowest amount of points since league competition began in January, and one of their lowest point totals this season. “We struggled to score a little bit. We didn’t share the ball as well as we did in our previous matchup,” assistant coach Kourtni Williams said postgame. Freshman guard Alex Gian

Women’s basketball takes first place in Patriot League with 74-56 win over Holy Cross – The Daily Free Press

In a matchup determining first place in the Patriot League standings, the Boston University women’s basketball team defeated the College of the Holy Cross 74-56. The Terriers (15-10, 11-3 PL) were led by senior forward Chiara Tibbitt and freshman guard Alex Giannaros, who each scored 16 points. The Crusaders (16-9, 10-4 PL) had strong performances from senior guard Avery LaBarbera, who scored 20 points, and sophomore forward Janelle Allen, who had 14. “We had a lot of contributors, people who

Late Mathon ‘and one’ propels men’s basketball past Army – The Daily Free Press

The Case Gym crowd fell silent as the ball swished through the net. With just over two minutes left in Boston University’s matchup against the United States Military Academy, the Terrier bench sat in frustration as they watched Army sophomore guard Jalen Rucker drill a step-back three-pointer, and their chances of winning dwindling. But BU sophomore guard Daman Tate knocked back a three-pointer to cut the Terriers’ deficit to two points, and the tides began to turn for BU. “I’ve been in so man

Men’s basketball defeats Colgate, wins fourth straight game – The Daily Free Press

In a Patriot League matchup against Colgate University, Boston University men’s basketball team rose to the challenge, beating the Raiders (8-11, 4-2 Patriot League) by a score of 76-72. The last time the Terriers (15-8 6-4 PL) and the Raiders met was in the 2021 Patriot League quarterfinals. The Terriers ultimately lost 77-69 to end their season in Hamilton, New York. “Anytime you lose to a team the year before the way we lost to Colgate, that’s got to charge your batteries a little bit,” hea

Men’s basketball wins third straight vs. Binghamton – The Daily Free Press

Coming off of three previous one- to two-point margin games, the Boston University Terriers defeated the Binghamton University Bearcats 68-63 Saturday afternoon at Case Gym. Despite pretty consistent scoring on initial possessions, the Bearcats (2-5) out scored the Terriers (7-3) during the heart of the first half of the match. The tide turned slightly when sophomore guard Caelan Jones scored a 3 for his first career basket, giving the Terriers their first lead at 15-13 since the fourth minute.

Field hockey looks forward after disappointing season – The Daily Free Press

Despite finishing the season with a 4-14 record (2-4 Patriot League), the Boston University field hockey team had plenty of close games, as nine of their 14 losses were only lost by a margin of one or two goals. The Terriers also faced off against some of the strongest teams in the country. The Harvard Crimson (15-1), currently ranked No. 11, beat the Terriers 1-0 in mid-October on a penalty-stroke goal. No. 15 American University (13-3, 6-0 Patriot League) beat the Terriers 3-1 later that week

Women’s basketball routs Lowell in season opener – The Daily Free Press

The Boston University women’s basketball team defeated the University of Massachusetts Lowell Riverhawks 76-47 in Tuesday night’s season opener, earning new head coach Melissa Graves her first win as a Terrier basketball coach. “Getting that first win is always the goal. You really want to make a statement,” junior guard Sydney Johnson said in a postgame press conference. “We kind of put our league on notice that, even though we have a new head coach, we’re still gonna come out, play hard, play

Women’s soccer wins third straight game vs. Yale – The Daily Free Press

The Boston University Terriers (7-5-1, 3-1-0 Patriot League) beat the Yale Bulldogs (1-10-0) 1-0 Tuesday night, with the lone goal coming from senior forward Ashley Raphael for her first goal of the season. “It was just so exciting because as a team we had so much momentum,” Raphael said. “Everyone was just playing together so well, and I couldn’t have done that without everyone around me.” Scored in the 86th minute, the goal came off a rebound shot from senior forward Jenna Oldham that went o

Club sports teams embrace return to normalcy – The Daily Free Press

After a year of restrictions, social distancing mandates and more, Boston University’s club sports teams are on their way back to normal. Like last year, club sports teams have been adapting and continuing to comply with University-wide mandates. Currently, the indoor mask mandate is the only major COVID-19 protocol that has remained since the spring. One sign of normalcy is that teams are now allowed to practice as a full team again after a year of being required to practice in cohorts of 10

Notebook: Field hockey goes 0-2 in weekend slate – The Daily Free Press

The Boston University field hockey team was winless in a pair of weekend matchups with the University of Massachusetts Lowell and No. 3 Boston College. The Terriers (2-4) lost, 4-0, to the Riverhawks (3-1) on Sept. 10 at New Balance Field. Despite generating some offense at the beginning of the third quarter while down 2-0, BU was unable to capitalize on those opportunities and allowed two more goals during the fourth quarter. “[Lowell] scored two tough goals on us that any other given day, th

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