RINDGE, N.H. (September 19, 2019) – The Franklin Pierce University women’s tennis team bounced back from Tuesday’s defeat on Thursday evening, as the Ravens cruised to a 6-1 win over visiting Rhode Island College in non-conference play.
EASTON, Mass. (September 18, 2019) -- Two early goals in 28 seconds set the tone early on and proved to be too big of a deficit for the No. 18 nationally ranked Franklin Pierce University soccer team to overcome on the road on Wednesday afternoon. The Ravens fell behind in the first 20 minutes at Stonehill, got on the board late in the opening half, but surrendered a third goal almost immediately, on the way to a 4-1 loss in Northeast-10 Conference play at Skyhawk Field.
Franklin Pierce University women’s golf freshman Jinnapat Rittawee (Kanchanaburi, Thailand) has been named the Northeast-10 Conference women’s golf player and rookie of the week the league offices announced Wednesday afternoon. It is the second time this season she has taken home both women’s golf weekly honors.
The Franklin Pierce University men’s soccer team concluded their non-conference schedule Tuesday evening with a 1-1 tie to Queens (N.Y.) College at Nassau Community College. The draw sends the Ravens to 2-1-1 and the Knights to 2-2-1.
RINDGE, N.H. (September 17, 2019) – The Franklin Pierce University women’s tennis team took to its home court for the first time in 2019-20 on Tuesday afternoon, but came up on the short end of a 6-1 decision against visiting Le Moyne in Northeast-10 Conference play.
MANSFIELD, Mass. (September 17, 2019) -- Fresh off his race win on Saturday, sophomore Riley Fenoff (Danville, Vt.) of the Franklin Pierce University cross country team has been named Northeast-10 Conference Athlete of the Week, for the week ending on 9/15, as announced on Tuesday by the league office. In addition, freshman Nadia Cathcart (Hyde Park, N.Y.) has been named NE10 Rookie of the Week.
Over the weekend, freshman kicker Morgan Smith (South Glens Falls, N.Y.) of the Franklin Pierce University football team became just the second woman to score in an NCAA Division II football game. On Tuesday, she was the subject of a profile piece on the NCAA's web site. Wayne Cavadi talked with Morgan about her accomplishments Saturday, her road to football and role models for women playing traditionally-male sports. Click through to read the full article.
A new coaching staff can be extremely stressful for any sports team, especially for a team that is also composed of primarily new players. When head men’s soccer coach Ruben Resendes was hired in January, there were 23 players on the team. By the end of June, there were only 11, due to transferring students and graduates. Resendes, along with other coaches and players, was able to build up the team to the current roster of 32 players and two new assistant coaches.
FLUSHING, N.Y. (September 16, 2019) – The Franklin Pierce University men’s tennis team opened its 2019-20 season over the weekend, as it had several members in action at the ITA East Regional Championship, held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The doubles team of junior Nkrumah Patrick (Tunapuna, Trinidad and Tobago) and freshman Alejandro Ortiz (Madrid, Spain) led the way for the Ravens, as they advanced to the quarterfinal round.
The Franklin Pierce University women’s golf team entered Sunday with a commanding lead over the competition in the Le Moyne College Fall Invitational. Sunday saw much of the same as the Ravens finished in first place at the Links at Erie Village.
WEST HAVEN, Conn. (September 15, 2019) – For freshman forward Meghan Winn (Newburyport, Mass.), her first collegiate goal was not enough on Sunday afternoon. Instead, she added her second career marker as well, to cap off a five-point week and lead the Franklin Pierce University field hockey team to a 3-0 win on the road in non-conference play at New Haven. Sophomore back Julianne Sacco (Southborough, Mass.) provided the game-winning goal as the Ravens completed the two-game weekend sweep of the Chargers.
FLUSHING, N.Y. (September 16, 2019) – The Franklin Pierce University women’s tennis team was in action over the weekend at the ITA East Regional Championship, hosted at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The Ravens had three individuals advance through qualifying and into the tournament’s main singles draw.
After falling twice yesterday, the Franklin Pierce University volleyball team responded in a big way by sweeping their Saturday slate at the Wildcat Invitational besting Georgian Court University 3-1 (22-25, 25-21, 25-18, 25-6) and host Wilmington (Del.) University 3-1 (13-25, 26-24, 25-20, 25-20). With the wins, the Ravens move to 5-3 on the year and match their entire 2018 win total. The losses send the Lions to 5-2 and the Wildcats to 5-3 in the seasons early stages.
RINDGE, N.H. (September 14, 2019) – Southern Connecticut State was left to rue its missed opportunities on Saturday night, as the Owls had several scoring chances through the first half and early second half, but failed to capitalize at Sodexo Field. As the second half wore on, the No. 19 nationally ranked Franklin Pierce University women’s soccer team turned on the offense and, eventually, the goals came pouring out, as if from a fire hose. It was four second-half goals for the Ravens, including a pair from sophomore forward Ciersten Palumbo (Holbrook, N.Y.), as Franklin Pierce opened Northeast-10 Conference play with a 4-1 victory on its home field.
WEST HAVEN, Conn. (September 14, 2019) -- A 25th-minute goal by senior midfielder Allison Collins (Sandown, N.H.) finally broke the seal on a first half which saw the Franklin Pierce University field hockey team pile up a 13-2 advantage in shot attempts at DellaCamera Stadium. The Ravens would add a pair of goals in the second half to open the Northeast-10 Conference portion of their season with a 3-0 win on the road at New Haven.
BIDDEFORD, Maine (September 14, 2019) -- The Franklin Pierce University Women’s cross country team was in action on Saturday morning at the UNE Invitational, hosted by University of New England. Junior Marissa Farago (Salisbury, Mass.) was the first to cross the finish line for the Ravens. Her time for the 5k race was 19:54 which landed her in 14th, out of 133 runners.
BIDDEFORD, Maine (September 14, 2019) -- The Franklin Pierce University men’s cross country team competed at the UNE Invitational, hosted by the University of New England, on Saturday morning. Sophomore Riley Fenoff (Danville, Vt.) was the first to cross the finish line out of the 131 runners in the race to pick up his second career race win. His winning 8k time was 25:07. Just behind Fenoff was Hugo Arlabosse (Marseille, France), a junior who took second place after his 25:12 finishing time. It all added up to a second-place finish for the Ravens, out of 11 teams at the meet.
It came down to a two-point conversion attempt, with the Franklin Pierce University football team ahead 29-27 late in the fourth quarter, the Crimson and Gray tackled a ball carrier one yard short of the plane to conserve the 29-27 victory, the first win as an NCAA Division II program versus Curry College Saturday afternoon on Sodexo Field. The win, the first for head coach Russell Gaskamp as a Raven, evens up their mark at 1-1 overall and the loss sends the Colonels to 0-2.
The Franklin Pierce University volleyball team concluded the first day of the Wildcat Invitational hosted by Wilmington (Del.) University with two defeats, a 3-1 (19-25, 25-22, 19-25, 22-25) loss to Holy Family University and a tough five-set, 3-2 (18-25, 25-21, 25-22, 23-25, 12-15) setback to Jefferson University Friday evening at the WU Sports Complex. The two losses even the Ravens record at 3-3 on the year.
After beginning the season with two consecutive shutout victories, the Franklin Pierce University men’s soccer team suffered their first loss of the 2019 campaign, a 2-1 decision to non-conference and no. 16 nationally-ranked Mercy College on Mercy Field Thursday afternoon. The loss sends the Ravens to 2-1-0 on the year while the Mavericks move to 2-0-1.
RINDGE, N.H. (September 12, 2019) – A 19th-minute goal from senior midfielder Sarah Reiber stood as the only goal of the match on Thursday night, as visiting Westminster (Utah) dealt the No. 19 nationally ranked Franklin Pierce University women’s soccer team a 1-0 defeat in non-conference play at Sodexo Field. The Ravens struggled to generate offense throughout, as Westminster finished the night with a 21-6 advantage in shot attempts, including a 10-2 edge in shots on goal.
RINDGE, N.H. (September 12, 2019) – Two National Players of the Year, another All-America selection and a two-time All-Northeast-10 Conference selection highlight the Franklin Pierce University Department of Athletics’ 2019 Hall of Fame class, as announced on Thursday afternoon. The four-athlete class represents five sports and will be honored over the course of Hall of Fame Weekend on Nov. 8 and 9. The formal induction will take place at a private social on Friday night, Nov. 8. The quartet will then be honored publicly on Saturday, in conjunction with the Nov. 9 football game against Bentley.
WEST HAVEN, Conn. (September 11, 2019) – The Franklin Pierce University women’s tennis team was on the road to open the Northeast-10 Conference portion of its season on Wednesday afternoon. For the second straight match, it would be the top of the lineup which would carry the day, as the Ravens got wins at each of the top three singles matches on the way to squeezing out a 4-3 win at New Haven.
WINTHROP, Mass. (September 11, 2019) – The New England Women’s Hockey Alliance (NEWHA) -- which includes the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team -- received official notice from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) on Aug. 1, 2019 that it has officially been approved for active NCAA Division I membership, effective for the 2019-20 academic year.
Franklin Pierce University women’s golf freshman Jinnapat Rittawee (Kanchanaburi, Thailand) has been named the Northeast-10 Conference women’s golf player and rookie of the week the league offices announced Wednesday afternoon.
RINDGE, N.H. (September 10, 2019) – A controversial penalty-shot call in the third quarter would stand as the game-winning goal on Tuesday afternoon at Sodexo Field, as the Franklin Pierce University field hockey team suffered its third straight non-conference defeat at Sodexo Field to open the season. Visiting Assumption came away with the 3-2 win, courtesy of goals from three different players, including the stroke winner from sophomore forward Summer Walsh in the 45th minute. Freshman midfielder Demi Sahuleka (Dieren, Netherlands) scored her first collegiate goal in defeat for the Ravens, while sophomore back Julianne Sacco (Southborough, Mass.) added a score as well.
Franklin Pierce University volleyball freshman middle hitter Ingrid Lindstrom (Dudley, Mass.) has been named the Northeast-10 Conference Player and Rookie of the Week the league offices announced Tuesday afternoon.
The Franklin Pierce University women’s golf team never trailed during the 2019-20 season-opening tournament winning the Saint Rose Fall Invitational hosted by the Western Turnpike Golf Club in Guilderland, N.Y.
The Franklin Pierce University men’s golf team began their 2019-20 season with a fourth-place finish at the FPU Fall Invitational hosted by the Keene Country Club, the Ravens home course in Keene, N.H.