Niagara Gazette


February 28, 2014

NU hoops and hockey open final weekend


Niagara Gazette — Last weekend the Purple Eagles went 0-1-1 against Mercyhurst in a two-game tilt, drawing 3-3 on Friday, while falling the Lakers 4-2 on Saturday.

NU’s Ryan Rashid can hit a milestone if he registers a point against the Falcons. One points would give the senior 20 on the season, making him the first Purple Eagle to register four straight 20-point seasons since Chris Moran from 2006-07 through 2009-10.

The Hawks are currently 19-11-4 overall and 14-8-3 in league play. 

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The NU women (8-18, 7-11 MAAC) fell to Rider (13-14, 9-9 MAAC) 82-72 on Feb. 9. The two teams are separated by two games in the standings. Rider has split its last two games, handed Iona its first conference loss of the season in overtime, 92-90, and currently occupies fifth place. Niagara has also split its last two games and is in a tie for seventh.

Niagara went a perfect 3-0 against the Broncs last season. NU swept the series, winning the first game at home, 62-58, and the tilt on the road, 64-59, before topping the Broncs in the MAAC Tournament Semifinals, 59-54.

Purple Eagle fans will be able to follow all of Friday’s action on There will be a live video broadcast with announcers Bob Vail, Nick Accordino, and Rob Lunder. Fans will also be able to follow along with live stats.

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