Through the Lens: A November to remember for Boston University athletics

Photos By: Liam O’Brien, Brady Gardner, Gabi Turi, and Greg Levinsky
Gallery Assembled By: Andrew Mason

While it’s not quite done yet, November was an important and exciting month for Boston University’s sports teams. The men’s soccer team found itself in the midst of tough postseason action, while women’s soccer and field hockey took home Patriot League titles.

Both the men’s and women’s basketball squads kicked off what is bound to be a pair of thrilling seasons, as men’s and women’s ice hockey grinded through a rigorous November schedule.

Take a look back at November with some of the best photos taken by WTBU’s photographers throughout the month:

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Junior Kelly Park (#12). Photo by Brady Gardner on Nov. 2, 2018

After taking home the Patriot League regular season trophy, the women’s soccer team hosted the Patriot League Tournament. The Terriers defeated Army then Lehigh to win their fourth Patriot League championship in six years.

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Senior Kelly Harris (#24). Photo by Brady Gardner on Nov. 2, 2018

Advancing to the NCAA Tournament, the scarlet and white headed south to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where they were knocked off by the Tigers.

In the emotional mayhem, head coach Nancy Feldman grabbed her 400th collegiate victory.

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Patriot League champions. Photo by Brady Gardner on Nov. 4, 2018

As one coach reached her 400th win, another was just beginning the journey. Marisa Moseley, first year head coach of the BU women’s basketball team, now has an official “W” in the win column, after the Terriers took down Brown at home, 72-51.

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Marisa Moseley has her first collegiate win as head coach. Photo by Gabi Turi on Nov. 12, 2018.

BU currently sits at 2-2 on the year, with an upcoming game against New Hampshire on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at home. The Terriers are perfect at Case Gym so far this season (2-0), after a 4-9 home record last year.

Junior Nia Irving has led the way in terms of scoring and rebounds for the scarlet and white, putting up an average of 12.8 ppg and 7.5 rpg. Senior Payton Hauck has been on fire early on, with 12 ppg and a team season-high 20 points against Bryant.

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Senior Payton Hauck (#4). Photo by Greg Levinsky on Nov. 9, 2018

As a team, women’s basketball seems to have more confidence in 2018. A game-winning basket by sophomore Katie Nelson against Bryant, as well as improved play overall from senior Lauren Spearman, proves this team’s new determined mentality.

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The Terriers defeated Brown, 72-51. Photo by Gabi Turi on Nov. 12, 2018.

On the men’s side of the court, BU started off the year with a big win against Northeastern on the road. In this thrilling season-opener, Tyler Scanlon grabbed 16 points to go with 8 rebounds in his junior debut.

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Tyler Scanlon (left) and Jack Hemphill (right). Photo by Liam O’Brien on Nov. 6, 2018

BU opened home play with a close loss against the Vermont Catamounts. It was junior Max Mahoney who got Case Gym rocking after a nasty jam on a Vermont team that is likely to reach the NCAA Tournament in March. Mahoney averages a team-high 14.3 ppg thus far.

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Max Mahoney (#51). Photo uncredited on Nov. 9, 2018

More recently, the Terriers have faced a trio of losses, placing them at 3-4. However, a shining light early in the season has been the team’s newest additions.

Freshmen Jack Hemphill, Garrett Pascoe, Fletcher Tynen, Jonas Harper, and Jordan Guest, as well as transfer Alex Vilarino, have shown positive and impactful play through their first games in the scarlet and white.

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Jonas Harper (#15). Photo by Liam O’Brien on Nov. 6, 2018

BU men’s basketball next takes the floor at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at the University of New Hampshire.

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