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World Series in a box

We can all stop crying now. The Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs will not meet in the World Series. With both teams five outs away from the Fall Classic and with three-run leads, the Curse of the Goat (Cubs) and the Curse of the Bambino (Red Sox) struck again as a fan and a struggling third baseman sent the two Cinderellas home with no glass slipper. Instead, we get the New York Yankees, with 26 World Championships, and the underdog Florida Marlins, who have never lost a postseason series. In just their 11th year, the Marlins will make their second trip to the Series.

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Women's B-ball looks to score

This year, Head coach Shann Hart, forward Chanel Hunt and guard Chanel Spriggs return, determined not to let another opportunity for Patriot League supremacy elude them. Although the Eagles lost four players, the squad they have now is one of quickness, defense, improved offense and senior leadership.

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Curse haunts the MLB

Only five outs stood between the Boston Red Sox and the World Series on Thursday night and most Red Sox fans were convinced the curse had been broken. The team had a chance to win their first championship since 1918. Same was the case on Tuesday night, when the Chicago Cubs were five outs away from heading to their first World Series in what seemed like centuries.

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Men beat Colgate 3-2 in Homecoming

To a fan, junior Peter Philipakos' 63rd minute strike may have looked like an insurance goal at the time, pushing the Eagles' lead over Colgate to 3-1, but if this season has taught AU Men's Soccer anything, it's the value of insurance.

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Field Hockey streak ends at 10

The AU Field Hockey team split its back-to-back road games this weekend, defeating Holy Cross on Saturday falling to Boston University on Sunday. The team shut out Holy Cross, 3-0, as it won its fourth straight Patriot League game and improved its record to 11-1 overall.

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AU stomps Hoyas, 3-1

Everyone on the AU Volleyball team will tell you they are the team to beat in the Patriot League. Judging by the fire of opponents who visit Bender Arena every weekend, AU's rivals seem to agree.

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Eagles edge out Navy

On a rainy night that included tons of wind the Women's Soccer team edged the Navy Midshipmen by a final score of 5-4 in overtime. The game's nine goals included two different hat trick scorers.

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Reeves Field earns national honors

AU's own Reeves Field earned national honors this month as the 2002 Soccer Field of the Year by the Sports Turf Managers Association. Each year this award is given to a college or university; however, one man in particular deserves a pat on the back.

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Kucerkova takes deserved break

AU Volleyball star Karla Kucerkova sat out the last two games of Saturday's match against Colgate, but not because of injury, head coach Barry Goldberg said in a phone interview Wednesday.

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From the Eagle sports desk

The Field Hockey team had a big week with three members earning Patriot League Player of the Week awards and securing the 19th rank by the 2003 STX/NFHCA Division 1 National Coaches Poll for the week of Oct. 12.

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Eagles bring one home, 3-0

Must-win out-of-conference games in October don't come around too often. But with AU Men's Soccer trapped in a four game losing skid, Wednesday's home clash with Princeton was just that. The Eagles rose to the challenge, playing their most complete game of the year in a 3-0 win at Reeve's Field.

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Eagles stomp Lafayette 4-2

AU Women's Soccer grabbed a vital 4-2 home win over Patriot League foe Lafayette Saturday, Oct. 11, riding goals from both expected and unexpected sources.

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AU destroys two PL foes

The AU Eagles volleyball team turned Friday and Saturday games against Bucknell and Colgate into business as usual. The meeting of the Patriot League's two unbeaten teams was as competitive as it was billed. That is, until the Eagles turned it into business as usual.

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Scoreless losing streak plagues Men's Soccer

AU Men's Soccer's scoreless streak continued last Saturday as the Eagles fell 2-0 to the Lehigh Mountain Hawks on Reeves Field. The Eagles are now scoreless in their last three games and the last 273 minutes and 40 seconds, including the final minutes of their 3-1 win at George Mason back on Sept 20.