After two weeks on the road, the Franklin Pierce University football program returned home to Sodexo Field and was dispatched 52-0 by Northeast-10 Conference opponent Stonehill College Saturday afternoon. With the win, the Skyhawks move to 4-1, 4-0 NE10 while the Ravens fall to 1-5 and remain winless in league play.
Franklin Pierce University football freshman quarterback Drew Campanale (Shrewsbury, Mass.) threw for a career-high 307 yards, three touchdowns and added 72 yards rushing as the Ravens put up their second-highest point total of the season in a 55-27 setback to Northeast-10 Conference opponent Southern Connecticut State University Saturday afternoon on Jess Dow Field. The loss was the fourth of the year for Pierce (1-4, 0-3 NE10) while the Owls (1-4, 1-2 NE10) earned their first victory of the season.
The Franklin Pierce University football program headed out away from the friendly confines of Sodexo Field for their first road game as an NCAA Division II program on Saturday. Pierce traveled to Northeast-10 Conference opponent Assumption College and lost by a 53-6 score. The loss sends the crimson and gray to 1-3, 0-2 NE10 while the Greyhounds improve to 3-1, 2-0 NE10.
The ball sailed through the uprights cleanly, a 20-yard chip shot off the foot of then high school senior Morgan Smith. Smith and friends were down at the football field after school. Nobody else was there and so for fun her friends told her she should try and kick a field goal. Smith attempted and succeeded, but the idea of Smith, a five-year varsity soccer player, playing football was only something that was joked about. But then it suddenly wasn’t a joke, and soon she earned a spot as kicker for South Glens Falls High School in upstate New York.
Coaching at the NCAA level is a tough job. Hours of film, practice prep, game prep, travel, and so much more to ensure your team is not only performing well, but also happy. While some coaches find one team to be enough, Brittany Fleck took on a nearly impossible job: coach two teams at one time. The Franklin Pierce University field hockey assistant coach volunteered to help out with the volleyball team as well, when a position opened up on the coaching staff this fall.
Streamers and balloons hung down from the entrance of the Fieldhouse. Posters lined the walls with quotes such as “Feel the Teal,” and “Cancer you picked the wrong girl.” The Franklin Pierce University volleyball team walked onto the court wearing teal and white shirts reading “Lindstrom Strong,” and donning teal ribbons in their hair. All of this in honor of Dawn Lindstrom, whose daughter, freshman Ingrid Lindstrom, plays for the Ravens.
The 2019-20 season for the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team is about making history, as the Ravens begin their inaugural season at the Division I level, competing in the New England Women’s Hockey Alliance (NEWHA). The team makes the jump from the Division II/III level that they competed at for their first seven seasons.
Success is something many people look for, but only a few achieve. Led by head coach Jonathan Garbar and his staff, the Franklin Pierce University women’s soccer team found success last year by winning their league-leading eighth Northeast-10 Conference title and advancing to the second round of the NCAA Soccer Championship. If you ask the team, they’ve already started to find success this year.