Win­ning streaks will be on the line and rival­ries will be renewed this weekend as the Huskies face off in sev­eral key matchups at home and on the road.

The women’s vol­ley­ball team (12–3) has won 12 con­sec­u­tive home matches dating back to last season — the longest streak in pro­gram his­tory — and hopes to con­tinue that trend when it faces UNC Wilm­ington at Solomon Court on Friday at 7 p.m. The Huskies are 12–0 all-​​time against UNCW, with all of those wins coming since North­eastern joined the Colo­nial Ath­letic Asso­ci­a­tion Con­fer­ence in 2005.

The team then con­tinues league play on Sunday, hosting William & Mary for a 1 p.m. match.

Fans of the vol­ley­ball team should have extra incen­tive to cheer on the Huskies this weekend: Friday night is Res­i­dence Hall Night at the Solomon Court. The res­i­dence hall floor that brings the most rep­re­sen­ta­tives wins free movie tickets.

The No. 9 North­eastern women’s field hockey team (7–2) opens up a four-​​game road trip at James Madison on Friday night at 7 p.m. For­ward Crystal Poland leads the CAA with 14 goals, the fourth-​​most in the nation.

Head coach Cheryl Murtagh, who was recently hon­ored as a part of the National Field Hockey Coaches Asso­ci­a­tion Hall of Fame, attrib­uted the team’s strong start to its senior leadership.

They’ve been just such a great lead­er­ship group,” Murtagh said. “I didn’t know how eight seniors would be together, but they help each other out. They’ve been outstanding.”

Mean­while, the men’s soccer team (5–1-1) closes out its non­con­fer­ence schedule on the road against Vir­ginia Com­mon­wealth on Sat­urday at 7 p.m. The Huskies are fresh off a 5–2 vic­tory over Holy Cross on Tuesday at Par­sons Field, a game in which the red and black over­came an early deficit with help from a hat trick by senior for­ward Don Anding. His three-​​goal out­burst was the first time a Husky netted as many goals in a game since Petter Starnas did in 2001.

The women’s hockey team also hits the ice this weekend, with an exhi­bi­tion game against the Boston Blades at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Matthews Arena. The team will then open regular-​​season play Friday, Oct. 7 at Colgate.

Fans can tune into GoNUxstream to catch home games and matches. For more infor­ma­tion visit the GoNU web­site.

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