College Sports Roundup: No. 10 Dartmouth skaters prove too much for Vermont
The 10th-ranked Dartmouth College men's hockey team tuned up for its upcoming showdown against No. 1 UNH by topping Vermont, 4-2, Wednesday in a non-conference game at Thompson Arena in Hanover.
The Big Green (7-2-2), winners of two straight, now have a couple of weeks off before facing the Wildcats in the first round of the Ledyard Classic on Sunday, Dec. 30 in Hanover. Dartmouth is 6-0 at Thompson Arena this year.
Dustin Walsh scored 29 seconds into the second to break a 1-all tie with the Catamounts (3-8-3) and put the Big Green ahead for good. He made it 3-1 with his fourth goal of the season.
Central Conn. 87, UNH 84: At Durham, the Wildcats (2-5) let a 12-point lead slip away in just over five minutes midway through the second half and never recovered in their non-league game against the Blue Devils (4-3). The loss was UNH's fifth in its last six games. A dunk by Chris Pelcher put the `Cats ahead 53-41 with 17:07 left, but they were outscored 15-2 over the next five minutes.
The lead was tied or changed hands 13 times after that before Kyle Vinales, who finished with a game-high 27 points, hit a jumper to put the Blue Devils ahead for good. Chandler Rhoads led five UNH players in double-figures with 18 points.
Franklin Pierce 61, Bentley 60: At Waltham, Mass., the No. 15 Ravens (6-1, 4-1 NE-10) stunned the Falcons (4-4, 2-3) with a 12-0 run over the final four minutes Tuesday, capped off by a pair of free throws by Curtis Christian with 2.4 seconds left. Junior forward Ellis Cooper led the Ravens with 17 points, while senior guard Eric Jean-Guillaume added 14.
UNH 54, Dartmouth 38: At Durham, the Wildcats (4-4) got themselves a bounce back win, while the Big Green (1-6) continued to slide in a non-conference game at Lundholm Gym. UNH snapped a three-game losing streak as sophomore forward Kaylee Kilpatrick came off the bench to score a game-high 16 points. No player reached double-figures for Dartmouth, which has lost six straight after opening the season with a win.
Rivier 73, Fisher 40: At Lynn, Mass., all 14 Raiders got into the scorebook as Rivier (6-2) rolled to its sixth straight win. Sophomore guard Deanna Purcell of Hudson (Alvirne) led the way with 22 points.
RPI 83, Keene State 68: At Troy, N.Y., the slumping Owls (2-4) lost their fourth straight Tuesday despite a career-high 27 points from senior Siobhan Carnell. Sophomore Christan Wojtas of Amherst (Souhegan) added 14 points and six rebounds.
UNH's Anderson earns weekly honor with impressive win: Sophomore middle distance runner James Anderson was named the America East track performer of the week after an impressive win in the first indoor meet of the season for the Wildcats. Anderson was first at 800 meters, winning by nearly three seconds.
Bullett takes honors, reaches milestone: A day after being named the North Atlantic Conference women's basketball player of the week, senior guard Cailin Bullett of Colby-Sayer became the 13th player in program history to score 1,000 points when she scored a game-high 22 points in Tuesday's 60-58 loss to Suffolk.
SNHU soccer players honored: Ruben Resendes became the 22nd Penmen player to earn All-America honors in men's soccer after being named to the second team by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Resendes, Chris Tsonis, Jordan Branco and Dominic Samuel were also named to the all-region teams. Senior midfielder Kaleigh Roberge of Manchester was one of four SNHU players named to the NSCAA all-region women's soccer team, joined by teammates Emily Mongeau, Daniela Abruzzese and Ashley Jaskula. Roberge was named to the first team.
Candia's Muse earn All-America accolades: Senior back Jordan Muse of Candia (Manchester Central) became the 10th All-America in the history of the Wheaton College women's soccer program when she was named to the NSCAA Division III third team.
Record-breaking Bernard grabs another honor: Justin Bernard, a junior wide receiver who set the St. Anselm single-season records for catches (97), receiving yards (1,110) and touchdown catches (15) was named honorable mention All-America by the Beyond Sports Network.
Dartmouth booters named all-region: For the first time since 2001, the Dartmouth women's soccer team placed four players on the NSCAA Division I all-region team. Tatiana Saunders and Aurelia Solomon were named to the second team, while Chrissy Lozier and Emma Brush made the third team.
Epping's Oldfield named all-region: St, Anselm leading scorer Kaitlin Oldfield of Epping was named to the NSCAA all-region third team.