Weekly Sports Recap: Oct. 31 – Nov. 7


From championship weekend, to opening week for some teams, it has been an eventful week for sports. Outside of New England College athletics, so much is going on. Follow along for last week’s sports recap.

On Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021, the New England College men’s soccer team brought home the conference championship, defeating Eastern Nazarene 3-1. This was after a playoff run that started Wednesday, Nov. 3. The team will head to the NCAA Division III tournament, next.

Unfortunately, the volleyball team and women’s soccer team lost in their championship games. The volleyball team lost to Eastern Nazarene College 3-1. The soccer team lost to Lesley College 5-1. The field hockey team could not make it past the semi-finals, and lost to Thomas University, 5-2.

As these seasons came to an end, both the hockey and basketball teams kicked off their seasons. The men’s basketball team started their season 1-1. In the team’s first game, Calvin Cheek contributed a career high 13 steals, but couldn’t keep the team afloat as they fell to Fitchburg State University 89-95. Cheek, however, did set a record for most career steals in NCAA history, with 457. On Saturday, Nov. 6, the basketball team defeated Wheaton University 98-72. The men’s hockey team holds a record of 2-1-0, as they defeated Johnson & Wales University 4-1 this past week, but lost to UMass Boston 5-2. Women’s ice hockey also began their season this past week, taking on Johnson & Wales University and UMass Boston. NEC WIH lost 0-8 and 1-7, respectively.

In Boston sports news, the Celtics choked a 19-point lead against the Chicago Bulls, and lost 114-128. The team went on to go 2-1 throughout a road trip, defeating the Orlando Magic 92-79 and upsetting the one-seeded Miami Heat, 95-78. The Celtics fell to the Dallas Mavericks 104-107, though, as Luka Doncic hit a 3-point buzzer beater to win the game. The team is now 4-6 on the season.

The Bruins split games this week, beating the Detroit Red Wings 5-1, as Patrice Bergeron scored a hat trick plus one, but then lost to the Toronto Maple Leaves 2-5. Their record is now 5-4-0.

The Patriots continue a winning streak after they beat the Los Angeles Chargers last Sunday, Oct. 31, 27-24, and beat the Carolina Panthers Sunday, Nov. 7, 24-6. They improved to 5-4 on the season.

The New England Revolution ended their season with a loss on Sunday, Nov. 7, against Inter Miami 0-1. The team finished their season as the 1-seed. The Major League Soccer Cup Playoffs are set to begin Nov. 20. The Revolution hold a first round by.

In other news, the Atlanta Braves finished off the Houston Astros in the World Series, 4-2, bringing the first Major League Baseball championship to the city in 26 years. Henry Ruggs III, a former Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver, was involved in a car crash Tuesday, Nov. 2, killing one woman and her dog and injuring himself and his girlfriend. Ruggs was driving under the influence and will be facing criminal charges. Former Cleveland Browns wide receiver, Odell Beckham Jr., was released by the Browns Nov. 5, and he became a free agent. OBJ claims he wants to join a post-season contender.


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