Weekend college roundup, men’s basketball: Husson 90, Green Mountain 71

Posted Dec. 08, 2012, at 5:15 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Husson University ended a weekend filled with conference matchups with another crucial win in North Atlantic Conference play with a 90-71 men’s basketball win over Green Mountain College Saturday.

With this win Husson improves to 3-3 overall and 2-1 in NAC play. Green Mountain falls to 1-8 on the season and 0-4 in NAC play.

Although Green Mountain made a strong push early in the game when they came back from being down 7 to cut it back to a one, they were never able to take a lead in the game. Husson was able to capitalize on opportunities with 45 rebounds, earning 15 second chance points, and scoring 21 points off a GMC’s turnovers.

Junior Jacob Moore was the leading scorer for Husson with 20 points, 12 of which came from 3-point shots, in 28 minutes of play. Seniors Eric Modica and Brooks Spaulding chipped in with 14 points each. Modica had 3 rebounds, 3 assists, and one block, while Spaulding had 9 rebounds, 1 steal, and 1 block.

For Green Mountain sophomore Carnelius Green scored 21 points in 30 minutes, with 11 rebounds, and 1 steal.

UMA 89, NMCC 69

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — Andrew Pullen scored 26 points and Keith Chesley added 21 to carry the University of Maine-Augusta by Northern Maine Community College, 89-69 in men’s basketball action Sunday.

Walker Cooper added 18 points for 5-7 UMA.

Matt Till poured in 42 points for 0-5 NMCC and Nick McIntosh added 13.

UMF 66, Colby-Sawyer 52

FARMINGTON, Maine — UMaine-Farmington’s 13-0 run to close the first half set the stage for a dominant second half and a 66-52 victory over Colby-Sawyer, in a North Atlantic Conference men’s basketball matchup Saturday afternoon at Dearborn Gym.

UMaine-Farmington (7-1, 3-1 NAC) trailed Colby-Sawyer (2-6, 2-2 NAC) much of the first half, with the Chargers holding a 25-16 lead with 4:44 left in the frame following a 3-pointer by Zach Bean (Scarborough, Maine).

The Chargers were held scoreless over the remainder of the half, with Andrew Dickey accounting for seven of the Beavers’ 13 points in the 13-0 run to end the half. UMF went into the locker room at the break leading 29-25.

The Beavers picked up in the second half where they left off in the first, with Ben Johnson making three layups in the first three minutes of the frame. A Garrett Clemmer layup with 16:24 showing on the clock extended UMF’s lead to double-digits, 39-29, and the Beavers never looked back.

Johnson scored 13 of his game-high 21 points in the second half, and completed the double-double with 12 rebounds. Clemmer tallied 12 points, while Dickey finished with 10 points and nine boards. Both Yusuf Iman and Sam Leal dished out five assists.

The Chargers’ Mike Dias, who at 20.4 points per game was ranked second among NAC scoring leaders, was held to just six points and 12 rebounds.

Bean led Colby-Sawyer with a 6-of-12 shooting effort on his way to 17 points, while Wol Majong (Manchester, N.H.) and Jake Maynard (Shelburne, Vt.) finished with 13 and 11 points respectively. Corey Willis (Easton, Mass.) distributed a team-high six assists.

Castleton 91, MMA 71

CASTINE, Maine— Castleton State rallied from a 47-44 halftime deficit to beat Maine Maritime Academy 91-71 in a North Atlantic Conference men’s basketball game Saturday afternoon. The Spartans improved to 4-4 overall, 3-1 NAC while the Mariners’ two game winning streak was snapped and set them at 2-5, 2-1.

Four players reached double figures for Castleton, led by Logan White’s game-high 30 points. Mark Comstock added 17 for the Spartans, Dammy Mustapha finished with 13 points and 13 rebounds and Chris Barletta scored 10 points.

Ben Russell paced the Mariners with 18 points, Paul Campbell scored 16, Andy Ball 14 and Logan Poirier 13.

Chris Barletta’s layup put the Spartans ahead 14-13 early in the first half. MMA answered with a Campbell layup and a bucket and three from Russell to lead 20-14 with 13:14 left in the opening half. Castleton retook the lead on Mustapha’s layup at 10:49 before the Mariners went on an 8-0 run, with scores from Ball, Tyler Chiasson and Poirier, to lead 30-23 with 8:38 left in the opener.

The lead changed five times, and the score was tied once, in the next six minutes before a White three gave the Spartans a 44-42 lead. That lead was short lived when Russell connected from downtown and Ball hit a layup to give MMA a 47-44 halftime lead.

The first five minutes of the second half saw five ties before Ball’s three at 15:47 gave the Mariners their last lead of the game, 56-55, with 15:47 left in the game. Russell tied the game one last time, 62-62, with 13:03 left before Castleton outscored MMA 29-9 the remainder of the game.

USM 92, WCSU 80

GORHAM, Maine – Junior guard Conor Sullivan (Scarborough, Maine) scored a game-high 18 points to lead four players in double figures as the University of Southern Maine Huskies rolled to a 92-80 win over the Western Connecticut State University Colonials in a Little East Conference men’s basketball game Saturday afternoon at Hill Gymnasium in Gorham, Maine.

The win is the second straight for the Huskies who improve to 5-2 overall and 2-0 in the Little East Conference. Western Connecticut drops to 1-7 overall and 0-2 in the LEC.

Sullivan was an outstanding 7-for-12 from the field en route to the game-high total. Senior guardAlex Kee (Bath, Maine/Morse) added 17 points, while James Odneal (Pontiac, Mich./Bottineau) added 13 points, five rebound and three assists. Junior guard Brandon Tomah (Princeton, Maine/Calais) added 12 points on 4-for-9 shooting.

Senior guard Shawn Mobilio (Seymour, Conn.) led the Colonials with 14 points off of the bench. Mobilio was 4-for-5 from three-point range. Freshman forward Ryan McLaughlin (Colchester, Conn./Beacon Academy) added 13 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals, while freshman guard Phil Starks (Bloomfield, Conn./Prince Tech) tossed in 12 points.

Thomas 93, NEC 88

WATERVILLE, Maine — Thomas (5-2, 2-2 NAC) was able to pull off a second-half comeback in a 93-88 victory over New England College (0-4, 0-9) in a North Athletic Conference men’s basketball contest Saturday afternoon at Mahaney Gymnasium.

New England College and Thomas battled back and forth in a first half that included four ties. The Pilgrims took the largest lead of the half when they went up by nine points but the Terriers were able to get back to a deficit of four points by halftime trailing 52-48.

Freshman Levi Barnes (Skowhegan, Maine) had a game leading 23 points in the first half for the Terriers while junior Franklin Salvador (Somerville, Mass.) added 10. Sophomore Ryan Schmitz (Redding, Calif.) had a team-high 17 points for NEC while senior Abdirahman Mohamed (Biddeford, Maine) had 10 points.

New England College increased its lead to nine points to start the first half but the Terriers charged back to take the lead with 12:00 minutes left in the game. Thomas never gave up the lead after and ended up winning by five. Barnes led the game with a career 35 points, with Salvador adding in 19, while freshman Justin Murray (Winslow, Maine) pitched in for 13.

For the Pilgrims, Schmitz had a team-high 23 points.

Bates 67, Colby 57

LEWISTON, Maine — Luke Matarazzo scored 20 of his 27 points in the second half to vault the Bates men’s basketball team to a 67-57 win over Colby in the teams’ annual non-conference matchup on Saturday. Colby led by as many as 16 points in the first half, but a barrage of 3-pointers in the second half erased the Mules’ advantage in the first 10 minutes of the second half, and the Bobcats continued to fire on all cylinders to complete a dramatic turnaround.

Bates’ Graham Safford and Mark Brust also scored 10 points apiece in the second half, combining with Matarazzo to score 40 of Bates’ 46 points in the period, as the Bobcats outscored the Mules 46-21. The Bobcats outrebounded Colby 26-11 in the second half, after the teams were even 21-21 in the first half, and Bates made 18-of-20 foul shots in the second 20 minutes, finishing 19-21 at the line overall (Colby was 13-21).

Safford finished with 14 points and seven rebounds, and after a quiet first half, Brust finished the game with 10 points and six boards. Ed Bogdanovich and Billy Selmon grabbed eight and seven rebounds, respectively, helping Bates (4-5) to a 47-32 edge on the glass.

Chris Hudnut led Colby (2-6) with 13 points and four blocked shots in the Mules’ fourth straight loss. Eight of his points and three of his blocks took place in the opening seven minutes of the game. Connor O’Neil added 12 points. Sam Willson added nine points, while Shane Rogers tallied eight points with four assists. Danny Chase grabbed a team-high seven rebounds.

Saint Joseph’s 75, Emerson 53

BOSTON – Junior forward Nicholas Jobin (Westbrook, Maine) tallied game-highs with 21 points and nine rebounds to help Saint Joseph’s (5-2, 2-1 GNAC) cruise past Emerson College (4-4, 2-1 GNAC), 75-53, in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) men’s basketball contest on Saturday afternoon.

First-half shooting efforts proved to be the difference, as the Monks shot a blistering 57.7% (15-26) from the field, including 54.5% (6-11) from three-point range, while the Lions made just 28% (7-25) of their bids from the floor in the opening stanza. The discrepancy in field goal efficiency yielded a 41-22 halftime lead for Saint Joseph’s.

St. Joe’s cooled off in the second frame, shooting 33.3% (8-24) from the field, but the hosts fared little better than their first-half effort and made only 29.6% (8-27) of their shots in the closing stanza and posted a 28.8% (15-52) effort overall.

Saint Joseph’s turned three Emerson turnovers into seven quick points in the opening 1:40 with sophomore Steve Simonds (Steep Falls, Maine) hitting a three-point dagger off a Matthew Medeiros (Westport, Mass.) feed, lifting the Royal Blue to an early 7-0 lead.

Emerson sophomore Brian Hurley (South Boston, Mass.) proceeded to net a pair of buckets in the paint to cut the SJC lead to 7-4 two minutes later, but Saint Joseph’s produced eight unanswered points, a stretch capped by a Jobin traditional three-point play, to secure a 15-4 advantage with 14:08 remaining in the first.

The Lions answered in turn with a 7-0 burst of their own with five coming by way of the free throw, cutting the Monks’ cushion down to 15-11 three minutes later. Freshman forward Sean Duffy (Berwyn, Pa.) made two freebies to help the hosts maintain a manageable five-point (20-15) disadvantage with 9:36 before the half, but St. Joe’s went on to outscore Emerson by a 21-7 margin for the remainder of the period and carried a daunting 19-point advantage heading into intermission.

Jobin led all first-half scorers with 13 points and sophomore forward Zach Blodgett (Glenburn, Maine) added 11 in the opening 20 minutes. Hurley and junior forward Nick Welch (Newburyport, Mass.) paced the hosts with four points apiece in the first frame.

For the Monks, Simonds registered 16 points, nine rebounds, two assists and a pair of steals, Medeiros added 15 points with four assists, and Blodgett contributed 14 points, four assists and four caroms. Freshman guard Jerome Diggs (Centreville, Va.) chipped in three steals, three dimes and a pair of boards in 16 minutes off the bench and sophomore Jordan Tripp (Maspeth, N.Y.) contributed five rebounds in his first collegiate start. Also, SJC freshman guard Corey McNamara (West Newbury, Mass.) hit a pair of free throws in the closing seconds to notch his first NCAA points.

Husson 94, Castleton 69

BANGOR – The Husson men’s basketball team beat Castleton State 94-69 on Friday night to improve to 2-3 (1-1 NAC), while the Spartans fell to 3-4 (2-1 NAC). The Spartans started the game on a 9-0 run, but Husson came roaring back with the help of a couple of Donte Cottonham (Silver Spring, MD) three-pointers. Jacob Moore(Hampden, ME) tied things up at 11-11, and the lead went back-and-forth until Husson pulled ahead at 18-17 and never looked back.

In the second half, the Spartans chipped away at the lead to get within eight points, as White went on a personal 9-2 run, to make it 57-65 with 13:06 left in the contest. Castleton wouldn’t get any closer as an 11-0 run put the game out of reach and Husson finished with the 94-69 victory.

Castleton’s Logan White had a game-high 18 points, while Moore led the Eagles with 15 points and 9 rebounds and Marc Zaharchuck (Richmond, ME) contributed 14 points and 6 rebounds of his own from the bench. Additonally for the Eagles, Cottonham had 12 points, Brooks Spaulding (Fairfield, ME) had 10, and both Wes Murphy (Norwich, CT) and Aaron Willis (New York, NY) had 9.

Despite its high-pressure defense, Castleton struggled to score in the match, shooting 39.1 percent from the field. Husson shot 50 percent from the field and scored 12 threes.

Women’s basketball

UNE 68, St. Joseph’s 57

BIDDEFORD, Maine — Forwards Beth Suggs (Bath, Maine) and Kelly Coleman (Portland, Conn.) combined for 31 points and 24 rebounds to help lead the University of New England women’s basketball team to a 68-57 victory over St. Joseph’s College of Maine in a non-conference game played Saturday (Dec. 8) afternoon at the Harold Alfond Forum.

The win snapped a two-game skid for the Nor’easters, who improved to 5-3. The Monks saw their three-game win streak come to an end as they fell to 5-2. UNE has now won the last nine meetings between the two teams.

Coleman finished with a team-best 17 points to go with 10 boards, while Suggs notched her sixth double-double of the young season with 14 points and 14 boards. Suggs has collared 11 or more rebounds in each of the Nor’easters’ eight contests. First-year point guard Meghan Gribbin (Windham, Maine) added seven points and seven assists.

St. Joe’s senior Danyelle Shufelt (Sutton, Vt.) led all scorers with 20 points, including a 3-for-3 performance from beyond the arc. Overall, she made 6 of 8 attempts from the floor while adding six assists. First-year Morgan Cahill (Yarmouth, Maine) chipped in 11 points and 12 rebounds, while junior Lindsay Moore (Barrington, N.H.) added 10 points on a 5-for-6 showing from the floor.

Leading 55-51 with just over five minutes remaining, the Nor’easters tallied the next seven points over a 1:45 span to pull away. Suggs converted from down low to start the spurt, then Coleman scored from the paint to give UNE a 59-51 lead. First-year Michaela Flanagan (Plymouth, Mass.) added a pair of free throws, and Suggs finished off the run by making 1 of 2 at the line with 3:18 on the clock.

NEC 72, Thomas 53

WATERVILLE – New England College (8-2, 4-0 NAC) defeated Thomas (2-5, 1-3 NAC) 72-53 in a North Atlantic Conference (NAC) women’s basketball contest at Larry Mahaney Gymnasium Saturday afternoon.

Thomas started the game hot by gaining a five point advantage but New England College came back and took the lead and kept increasing it as they lead at half by 23 points. The score at half time was 49-26 in favor of the Pilgrims

Sophomore Kayla Lawlor (Cocoa Beach, Fla.) had a contest leading 20 points in the first half for NEC and senior Kate Levy (Woods Hole, Mass) added 15 along with a game-high three steals. For the Terriers, freshmen’s Emilee Reynolds (Newport, Maine) and Megan Pelletier (Winslow, Maine) tied for the team-lead in points with eight. Senior Jasmine Bishop (Waterville, Maine) added a game leading five caroms in the opening stanza.

New England College increased their lead to 29 points in the beginning of the second half, but Thomas ended the game on a 17-5 run that decreased the deficit. Levy ended with a game-high 22 points for the Pilgrims while Lawlor could not get on the board in the second staying at 20 points. Sophomore Taylor Burgess (Randallstown, Md.) contributed with a double- double, 12 points and a game-high 11 rebounds. Reynolds ended the game with a team-high 14 points for Thomas while Pelletier added 13, four assists, two blocks, and seven boards. Freshman Katie McAllister (Waterville, Maine) also had a career high 11 points in the loss.

Bates 62, Colby 49

LEWISTON, Maine — The Bates women’s basketball team completed an impressive 3-0 week with a 62-49 defeat of rival Colby in the teams’ annual non-conference matchup on Saturday afternoon in Alumni Gym.

The Bobcats evened their record at 5-5, having posted wins earlier this week over the University of New England and Bowdoin.

First-year forward Chelsea Nason led a balanced Bates lineup with 15 points on 6-of-7 shooting from the field and 3-of-3 shooting at the free-throw line, to go with a game-high eight rebounds. Allaina Murphy added 12 points, 10 of them in the first half. Brianna Hawkins contributed 11 points and six boardsx, and Meredith Kelly posted 10 points.

Diana Manduca was the lone double-digit scorer for Colby (4-4), and she led the Mules in rebounding (6) and assists (5) as well.

Bates got off to a 34-27 halftime lead despite Colby’s hot shooting from outside. The Mules made their first four 3-point attempts and were 5-of-11 behind the arc in the period, which featured a whopping 13 lead changes and three ties.

Husson 86, Green Mountian 66

BANGOR, Maine -The Husson University Eagles earned their first win of the season in North Atlantic Conference action against Green Mountain College Saturday afternoon, 86-66. The Husson Eagles improve to 1-4 (1-2) while GMC falls to 1-7 (0-4).

After controlling the tempo of the game for the majority of the first half, Husson was able to seal the deal in the second half as they extended their lead to double digits. The Eagles of Husson dominated statistically wise with 42 rebounds and 25 points off turnovers.

Although Husson’s bench numbers has decreased recently from injury and illness the players who did come off the bench combined for 12 points. Meanwhile the 5 starters combined for 74 points. Junior forward Stephanie Comstock was the leading scorer for Husson getting 22 points in 29 minutes of play. Senior captain Kelli Murray, sophomore Chrissy Larrabee and first year Victoria McIntyer all got 15 points on the day. Murray had 9 rebounds, 4 steals, 4 assists and shot a perfect 4-4 on from the line. Larrabee also had 9 rebounds, and 4 assists. McIntyre had 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 2 steals.

The leading scorer for the Eagles of Green Mountain College was senior captain Chelsea Paul who scored 18 in 34 minutes of play.

USM 60, W. Conn. 55

GORHAM, Maine – Senior forward Jordan Grant scored a career-high 19 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for her second consecutive double-double to lead the 23rd-ranked University of Southern Maine Huskies to a nail-biting 60-55 win over the Western Connecticut State University Colonials in a Little East Conference women’s basketball game Saturday afternoon at Hill Gymnasium in Gorham, Maine.

The win is the eighth straight for the Huskies who remain undefeated at 8-0 and move to 2-0 in the Little East. The loss is the second straight for Western Connecticut which falls to 6-2 overall and 1-1 in the Little East.

Grant and the Huskies overcame a sub-par shooting performance and a rallying Colonials team to pull out the win. Grant, who was just 3-for-8 from the field, was a calm and collected 13-for-13 from the free throw line, including a perfect 7-for-7 in the final minutes of the game to help seal the victory. Sophomore forward Rebecca Knight added 17 points and grabbed a career-high six steals for the Huskies.

Senior guard Jackie Zilnicki and freshman forward Sha’Quira Palmer each scored 11 points to lead the Colonials.

Colby-Sawyer 60, UMF 47

FARMINGTON, Maine — Colby-Sawyer women’s basketball held the University of Maine at Farmington to its lowest shooting percentage of the season on its way to a 60-47 North Atlantic Conference win over the Beavers, Saturday afternoon at Dearborn Gym.

UMaine-Farmington (1-8, 1-3 North Atlantic Conf.) shot just 23.5 percent (16-of-68) from the field, including a 5-of-20 mark from 3-point range.

Meanwhile, Colby-Sawyer (5-4, 4-0 North Atlantic Conf.) used a strong first-half shooting performance to jump out to an 8-0 lead on Farmington, and extended its lead into double-digits following a Taylor DeSanty jumper with just under 11 minutes to play.

The Chargers connected on 15 of their 33 field goal attempts in the first half, and went into the locker room at the break with a 35-18 lead.

UMF rallied early in the second half, hitting four of its first six shots including 3-pointers by Kenni Norton and Rachel Clement. The Beavers pulled to within four of the Chargers at the 11:30 after a 9-0 run, but Colby-Sawyer answered with back-to-back treys by Cailin Bullett and a third by Ashley Fruzetti to squelch UMF’s comeback bid.

Kelsey Cahill led Colby-Sawyer with 19 points on a 9-of-18 shooting performance. Norton and Clement each tallied nine points for UMaine-Farmington, with Norton handing out three assists. Kelsey Graffam (Falmouth, Maine/Falmouth) hauled down seven rebounds to go with her four points.

Castleton 50, MMA 47

CASTINE, Maine — Castleton State College withstood a late Maine Maritime Academy surge to escape Castine with a 50-47 win in a North Atlantic Conference women’s basketball game Saturday afternoon. The Spartans remained perfect at 8-0 overall, 4-0 NAC while the Mariners fell to 3-3, 2-1.

Jade Desroches scored a game-high 13 points for Castleton while Casey Everest and Leah Jackson paced Maine Maritime with 12 points each. Jackson added 12 rebounds for her second double-double of the season.

After the seventh and final tie of the game, 40-40 with 6:09 left in the second, Castleton scored six unanswered to lead 46-40 with 3:02 left in the game. Stephanie Linder scored a three, Tarryn Bolognani and Liz Douglas each had a layup and Meghan O’Sullivan hit a free throw in the run for the Spartans.

A pair of Courtney Dufour free throws with 57 seconds left put the Mariners within, two, 47-45. O’Sullivan’s jumper 10 seconds later gave CSC a 49-45 lead before Alexis Bennett converted a pair of free throws with 16 seconds left to make it 49-47. Desroches gave the Spartans some breathing room with a free throw with 14 seconds left and MMA couldn’t sink two shot attempts in the final 10 seconds.

The Mariners jumped out to a 7-2 lead six minutes into the game. Everest drained a three and Hannah Lyons and Kari Jones both scored on layups for Maine Maritime. The Spartans responded with six unanswered points — two points each from Shelby LeBarge, Heather Murdough and Meghan O’Sullivan — to go up one, 8-7, with 9:28 left in the opening half.

MMA countered Castleton’s run with one of its own, netting eight straight (four each from Jackson and Everest), to lead 15-8 with 6:49 left in the half. The Spartans topped the Mariners scoring surge with a 9-0 run to go ahead by two, 17-15, with 2:21 left in the first. Jade Desroches starters the run with a pair of treys, Alyssa Leonard hit a jumper and LaBarge netted a free throw for the Spartans. A jumper from Everest evened the game at 17-17 before Castleton ended the half with a 6-2 run to lead 23-19 at the break.

Men’s hockey

Colby 5, Tufts 2

MALDEN, Mass. —- Sam Parker, making his first collegiate start in goal, stopped 38 shots and Colby College gave him the goals he would need for his first victory in a 5-2 triumph over Tufts University on Saturday.

Colby moves to 2-7 overall and 1-5 in the NESCAC, while Tufts is 3-4-1 overall and 1-3-1 in the league.

The Mules went ahead for good just 2:08 into the first period when Nate Morgan’s low wrist shot from the top of the circle went past screened Tufts goaltender Brian Phillips.

With 10:18 to play, Colby struck again on a three-on-one break. A Tufts defensemen made an ill-timed pinch on the offensive boards, and the puck was chipped out to a breaking Ben Chwick. He took it over the Jumbos’ blue line and slid a cross-crease pass to Nick Kondiles, who tapped it home for the 2-0 lead.

Tufts was able to answer three minutes later with a nice individual play from Dylan Plimmer, who went around two Mules to find an opening.

Parker had a sensational second period, making 15 of his 38 stops.

Jonathan Sdao stood out both ways, with a strong physical presence and added a big goal on the power play for Colby.

Colby scored twice in the second period on the Sdao power play goal and a tally from co-captain Cory McGrath. Chwick sent in a shot from the point that bounced off the boards and found the stick of McGrath out front in traffic. The Mules went into the second intermission up 4-1.

Each team added goals late in the contest. Plimmer scored again for Tufts with 6:22 left, while McGrath added another goal at 4:02 from Nick Lanza and Chwick.

Bowdoin 7, Conn. College 1

NEW LONDON, Conn.—John McGinnis (Cocoa, Fla.) and Daniel Weiniger (Warren, N.J.) scored goals 2:12 apart in the opening period and eighth ranked Bowdoin College went on to defeat Connecticut College 7-1 in a NESCAC game played in New London Saturday.

The Polar Bears improved their record to 9-0-1 with a 5-0-1 record in conference play. The Camels slip to 2-5-1 with a 1-4-1 record in conference action.

McGinnis scored twice to lead the visitors. Harry Matheson (Kingston, Ontario), Danny Palumbo (Suwanee, Ga.) and Colin Downey (East Sandwich, Mass.) all contributed with a goal and an assist for the winning side. Kyle Lockwood (Ridgefield, Conn.) and Tim McGarry (Kennett Square, Pa.) recorded two assists each. Sophomore net-minder Max Fenkell (Meadowbrook, Pa.) collected 13 of his 27 saves in the middle period to earn the victory in goal.

Freshman Tim DiPretoro (Philadelphia, Pa.) scored his second goal of the season for Connecticut College in the second period. Mike Doyle (Merrimac, Mass.) and Steve Servideo (Medford, Mass.) assisted on the marker. Mike Petchonka (Ridgefield, Conn.) had 24 saves in two periods of action for the hosts. Tom Conlin (Norwood, Mass.) made 11 stops in the third for the Camels.

Bowdoin held a 42-to-28 edge in shots. The visitors were 2-for-6 on their power play and held the Camels scoreless in five power-play attempts.

The visitors took a 1-0 lead at 6:06 of the opening frame as McGinnis took a puck that was caromed off the boards and flicked one in for his third of the season. Just 2:12 later, the Polar Bears doubled their lead with the goal that proved to be the game-winner. Lockwood made a nifty drop pass to Weiniger and the Garden State product notched his ninth of the season and 102nd point of his career.

The Polar Bears tacked on their third goal 36 seconds into the middle period. Harry Matheson (Kingston, Ontario) potted his fourth goal of the season with assists coming from McGarry and Downey. DiPretoro responded for the Camels at the 2:36 mark. But the visitors added goals from Palumbo and McGinnis to build a 5-1 lead after two and continued to pull away for the 7-1 win.

SUNY Potsdam 10, USM 4

GORHAM, Maine – Sophomores Kenny Simon (Norwell, Mass.) and Dan McCamey (Dayton, Ohio) and freshman Matt Thompson (Anchorage, Alaska) scored two goals apiece to lead the visiting SUNY-Potsdam Bears a 10-4 victory over the University of Southern Maine Huskies in non-conference men’s ice hockey action Saturday afternoon at the USM Ice Arena.

The win gave the Bears a split in the two-game weekend series with the Huskies. The Bears pull into the exam and holiday break 5-7-0. The Huskies, who won Friday’s opening game 7-3, head into their break at 5-6-0.

McCamey also had an assist to finish with three points. Sophomore Zach Blake (Campbellford, Ontario) had a goal and two assists, and senior Matt Viola (Toronto, Ontario) picked up three assists. The 10 goals scored is a season high for the Bears. Rookie goaltender Austin Keiser (Dunwoody, Ga.) stopped 23 shots to earn his fourth win of the season.

The Huskies received goals from senior Troy Thibodeau (Danvers, Mass.), freshman Daniel Mattsson (Uppsala, Sweden), sophomore Stephen Gallo (Barnstead, N.H.) and freshman Alex Pompeo (Hingham, Mass.). Sophomore Sam Guimond (Portland, Maine) had two assists.

The Bears needed little time to grab the lead as Thompson found the net at 1:38 of the opening period. Junior Adam Place (Scarborough, Ontario) doubled the advantage at 9:35.

Thibodeau converted a feed from senior Matt MacDonald (Byfield, Mass.) into his second short-handed goal of the series, and sixth marker of the season, at 17:12 to make it 2-1.

Blake made it 3-1 with a power-play goal at 1:08 of the second period, and Thompson followed 28 seconds later with his second goal of the day to make it 4-1.

Mattsson’s first career goal, coming on a USM power play, cut the margin to 4-2 at 13:35, but Simon lit the lamp with three seconds remaining in the period to swing the momentum to the Bears.

Potsdam scored four unanswered goals in opening 6:50 of third period to blow the game wide open. Freshman Mike Riley (Brantford, Ontario), McCamey, Simon and sophomore Max Fogel (Williamsville, N.Y.) scored to increase the Bears’ advantage to 9-2.

Over the final six minutes, Gallo and Pompeo bracketed McCamey’s second goal for the 10-4 final.

Potsdam finished the game with a 37-27 edge in shots on goal and converted on 3 of 6 power-play opportunities. Southern Maine was successful on 2 of 5 power plays in addition to Thibodeau’s short-handed tally.

Women’s hockey

Dartmouth 6, Maine 1

ORONO, Maine – The University of Maine women’s ice hockey team fell to out of conference opponent Dartmouth College on Saturday afternoon by a score of 6-1. With the loss, the Black Bears fall to 2-11-1 on the season while the Big Green improve to 5-4-2.

Reagan Fischer got Dartmouth on the board first at 7:01 of the first period. Karlee Odland notched the assist on the even scoring opportunity. Camille Dumais beat the Maine goalie with just 6 seconds left in the first period to give the Big Green a 2-0 lead; Fischer notched the assist on the goal.

Laura Stacey wasted little time in the second period as she found the back of the net at 2:08 to give Dartmouth a 3-0 lead. Lindsey Allen tallied the assist on the goal. Fischer netted her second goal of the game at 4:46 with Dumais and Jenna Hobeika notching the assist.

Dumais picked up her second goal of the contest at 12:39 of the third period off the Lisa Berreman and Sasha Nanji assist.

Brittany Dougherty netted the puck at 17:59 of the third period to cut the Dartmouth lead to 5-1. Dougherty’s goal was unassisted as she was able to beat the goalie on a breakaway scoring opportunity.

Dumais notched the hat trick goal at 19:28 on the Dartmouth power play opportunity with Fischer scored the assist on the goal.

Brittany Ott got the start for the Black Bears between the pipes, allowing six goals while saving a game high 55 shots on goal. Ott sees her record fall to 2-6-1 with the loss.

Lindsay Holdcroft picked up the win in goal as she allowed one goal and tallied 14 saves in the contest; Holdcroft sees her record improve to 4-3-2.

The Big Green held a 61 to 15 shot advantage over the Black Bears.

Maine went 0 for 3 on the power play while Dartmouth went 1 for 6.

Colby 3, Salve Regina 2

NEWPORT, R.I. —- Maddie Dewhirst scored her first two collegiate goals and assisted on the game-winning score by teammate Natalie Fischer as the Colby College women’s hockey team held on for a 3-2 non-conference win against Salve Regina University on Saturday night.

The Mules, now 4-5 overall, went ahead 2-0 on goals by Dewhirst and took that lead into the third period. Salve Regina tied the game at 2-2 in the first five minutes of the final period, but Fischer scored at 12:54 on the power play off a pass from Dewhirst.

Brianne Wheeler made 15 of her 32 saves in the final period for Colby.

Bowdoin 1, Norwich 1 (OT)

BRUNSWICK, Maine – Behind outstanding goaltending, the Bowdoin and Norwich women’s ice hockey teams skated to a 1-1 tie at Watson Arena on Saturday afternoon.

The third-ranked Cadets move to 6-1-3 overall this season while the Polar Bears stand at 4-1-1. The game was the final fall semester game for both squads.

Both teams traded good chances in a scoreless opening period. Bowdoin’s Stephanie Ludy had a pair of nice chances just moments apart midway through the frame, with her first chance in front slipping wide of the goal and her second hitting the pipe. Norwich answered with a couple of quality chances, as Bowdoin’s Kayla Lessard stopped a breakway chance by Norwich’s Renee Lortie and then flashed an excellent glove save on a wrist shot from Tyne Gove later in the stanza to keep the game scoreless after twenty minutes.

Bowdoin got on the board first in a penalty-filled second period, converting on a 5×3 power play as Ludy redirected a Rachel Kennedy shot on the back post at 14:24. Norwich had a pair of great chances to tie the game before the end of the second, but Lessard swept aside a shot from Jillayne DeBus and Gove hit the pipe with just seconds left in the frame as Bowdoin carried a one-goal edge into the second intermission.

Both teams squandered power play chances early in the third period as the teams both had solid goal-scoring opportunities. Lessard made two fantastic glove saves off the stick of DeBus with under six minutes to play before Kelly Fish answered with a sparkling stop for Norwich on a Kayle Holtz shot with 4:15 left.

After pressuring the net for a long stretch late in the period, the Cadets finally drew even with under two minutes to play. Vanessa Champagne took the initial shot from the left slot that Lessard stopped. The puck bounced loose to the rigft of the net where Tori Charron flipped it top-shelf over a sprawling Lessard to even the score with 1:46 remaining in regulation.

Bowdoin had the better chances to win in overtime, with a trio of great opportunities with under a minute to play. Holtz was stopped point-blank by Fisk with 33 seconds left and both Ariana Bourque and Kennedy had in-close chances in the closing moments that the Norwich netminder stopped to preserve the tie.

Lessard made 36 saves in goal for Bowdoin while Fisk stopped 28 for Norwich. Bowdoin went 1-8 on the power play while Norwich went 0-6.

USM 2, Trinity 2 (OT)

GORHAM, Maine – Sophomore Katelyn Ladd (Billerica, Mass.) scored at 1:41 of the third period to give the University of Southern Maine Huskies a 2-2 overtime tie with the visiting Trinity College Bantams in a non-conference women’s ice hockey game Saturday afternoon at the USM Ice Arena.

Ladd took a pass from freshman Cassandra Sherman (North Smithfield, R.I.) at the right point and flipped a shot toward goal that found its way through a maze of players in front of Trinity junior goaltender Kristen Maxwell (Nashville, Tenn.) and into the net for her first collegiate goal. Senior Alex Smith (Winthrop, Mass.) also earned an assist on the play.

The tie gives the Huskies a win and a tie for the two-game weekend series, and a 3-3-3 overall mark as they head into exams and the holiday break. The Bantams finished the fall-semester portion of their schedule at 3-2-3.

Maxwell and USM rookie goalie Jenn Fuller (Houston, B.C.) held the teams at bay through the remainder of the third period and the five-minute extra session to preserve to the tie. Fuller stopped 12 shots in the third period en route to a game total of 29 saves. Maxwell made five stops in the overtime period, including a game-saving stop on junior Brittany Soar (Boxborough, Mass.), to finish with 18 saves.

Soar gave the Huskies a 1-0 lead in the opening period as her turnaround shot from the left wing circle found its way past Maxwell for her second marker of the season. Seniors Ashley Grenier (South Berwick, Maine) and Kailey Bubier (Auburn, Maine) picked up the assists.

Trinity equalized in the second period when sophomore Lucy Robinson (Toronto, Ontario) scored her fourth goal of the season at 7:18 off a feed from freshman Martha Griffin (Exeter, N.H.).

The Bantams took the lead with 14 seconds remaining in the second period as senior Chelsea Campbell (Surrey, B.C.) potted her first goal of the campaign. Campbell was stationed in the slot and redirected a shot past Fuller. Sophomore Lily Gacicia (Milton, Mass.) and rookie Cheeky Herr (Princeton, N.J.) were credited with the assists.

UNE 6, Stevenson 4

BIDDEFORD, Maine — The University of New England Nor’easters scored three third-period goals to cap a furious comeback and take a 6-4 victory over Stevenson University in a college women’s ice hockey game played Sunday (Dec. 9) afternoon at the Harold Alfond Forum.

The win was the first in the history of the UNE women’s ice hockey program. The Nor’easters are now 1-6 versus varsity competition, while the Mustangs (also a first-year program) fall to 4-4. The two teams split the weekend series, with the visiting Mustangs taking a 3-1 victory Saturday afternoon.

Trailing 4-1 early in the second period, the Nor’easters came storming back behind the play of junior Jenni Poulin (Pembroke, N.H.) and first-year Marissa Clifford-Biederman (Lee, N.H.). Poulin notched back-to-back goals 27 seconds apart midway thru the second to get UNE within one (4-3).

Big Blue carried that momentum out of the locker room after the second intermission, as Clifford-Biederman found the cage off the opening faceoff of the third, knotting the score at 4 just eight seconds into the frame.

UNE would register the game-winner at the 3:55 mark when Poulin went to the backhand from close range for third goal of the afternoon and team-leading seventh of the season.

Clifford-Biederman then completed her hat-trick at 12:10, skating in and beating Stevenson goaltender Anastassia Nelson (San Antonio, Texas) while also drawing a penalty.

Facing an early 1-0 deficit, the Mustangs dominated the remainder of the first period to claim a 2-1 lead at the first break. First-years Kristen Webber (West Lebanon, N.H.) and Karly Vis (Murillo, Ontario) scored for Stevenson, which outshot the Nor’easters 19-4 in the frame.

Stevenson made it 3-1 at the 5:13 mark of the second on a goal by first-year Sydney Sakwa (Hills, Mich.), then pushed its lead to 4-1 on a goal by classmate Molly O’Neil (Aurora, Colo.) a little over a minute later. The Mustangs held all of the momentum at that point, before Poulin notched consecutive markers to get Big Blue back in the contest.

Clifford-Biederman had a hand in all six of UNE’s goals to establish a team record for points in a contest. Poulin set up two of Clifford-Biederman’s three goals to finish with five points.

First-year goaltender Samantha Scobee (Minnetrista, Minn.) had a strong game between the pipes for the Nor’easters, making 40 saves. Scobee turned aside five consecutive Stevenson attempts in a 10-second span just inside the final minute to help UNE hold off the visitors.

Nelson finished with 16 saves for the Mustangs, who doubled-up UNE in shots on goal, 44-22. Stevenson was whistled for eight penalties — seven of which came over the final two periods.

Stevenson 3, UNE 1

BIDDEFORD, Maine — Stevenson University scored the final three goals of the afternoon to turn a second-period deficit into a 3-1 victory over the University of New England in women’s ice hockey action Saturday (Dec. 8) at the Harold Alfond Forum.

The Mustangs move to 4-3 with the triumph, while the Nor’easters remain winless in six outings. The two teams will meet again Sunday (12 p.m.) back at the Forum.

After a scoreless opening period, UNE struck first in the middle frame when junior Jenni Poulin (Pembroke, N.H.) redirected a shot past the Stevenson goalie. First-years Lauryn Huck (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) and Marissa Clifford-Biederman (Lee, N.H.) assisted on the play at the 2:49 mark.

The Big Blue cushion held for nearly 10 minutes, before first-year McKenzie Taggart (Centennial, Colo.) put the visitors on the board to even things up. Classmate Kristen Webber (West Lebanon, N.H.) registered the assist.

It took the Mustangs just 1:37 to net another and move in front (2-1), as rookie Megan Alexander (Redondo Beach, Calif.) scored. First-years Karly Vis (Murillo, Ontario) and Madison Lange (Califon, N.J.) notched the assists.

Stevenson finished the period with a 16-7 advantage in shots, and a 2-1 edge on the scoreboard.

Play went back-and-forth in the third stanza, with chances each way, but the Mustangs were the only ones to find the back of the net and establish a two-goal margin at the 6:29 mark. First-year Jessie Capanelli (Lancaster, Pa.) tipped in a shot by classmate Emma Sunness (Fort Collins, Colo.), with fellow rookie Molly O’Neil (Aurora, Colo.) also assisting on the goal.

First-year netminder Anastassia Nelson (San Antonio, Texas) made several key stops down the stretch to maintain the edge for Stevenson, and ended with 30 saves.

UNE first-year goalie Samantha Scobee (Minnetrista, Minn.) put forth a solid effort between the pipes, turning aside 37 shots that came her direction.

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