NH College Roundup: SNHU hockey team blanks Franklin Pierce
Kyle O'Connell scored the game-winning goal and Tyler Holske made 28 stops for the shutout as the Southern New Hampshire men's hockey team beat Franklin Pierce, 2-0, on Tuesday night in Hooksett.
Franklin Pierce fell to 4-9-2 (2-23-0 Northeast-10), while the Penmen are 3-12-2 (1-3-1 Northeast-10).
Joe Collins scored an insurance goal with four seconds remaining.
Junior goaltender Dave O'Brien made 31 saves and took the loss (2-4-1) in net for Franklin Pierce.
Wesleyan 4, Plymouth State 2: Wesleyan rallied from a one-goal deficit with three straight goals for a women's ice hockey win against Plymouth State University in Middletown, Conn., Tuesday.
Plymouth was led by goal scorers Ali Myers and Jamie O'Brien. Plymouth (2-10) is 1-1-2 in its last four starts, including a 4-4 tie with St. Anselm College, in its last start.
Franklin Pierce 3, Nichols 1: In Burrillville, R.I., Franklin Pierce (5-10-0) snapped a four-game skid. Raven junior backstop Amela Gray turned away a game-high 21 shots as she improved to 5-9-0 on the season.
Daniel Webster College 66, Lesley 57: In Nashua, Daris Cosby registered a team high 14 points and Dave Schindewolf added 11 points and nine rebounds. Dave Feinstein of Londonderry and Ryan Gauthier of Nashua each added eight points for the Eagles.
Eastern Conn. St. 62, Keene State 57: In Keene, the Owls (10-7) saw their two-game winning streak come to an end, The loss put a damper on a strong performance by Keene State senior Rashad Wright who finished with a game-high 19 points and 14 rebounds for his sixth double-double of the season.
Daniel Webster 49, Becker 33: In Leicester, Mass., Ashley England scored 15 points and pulled down nine rebounds for the 6-10 Eagles, who are 6-3 in conference play.
Eastern Conn. St. 56, Keene State 38: In Keene, the Owls (7-10, 2-6) saw their two-game winning streak come to an end. Siobhan Carnell finished with a game-high 20 points for KSC.
Daniel Webster College: Ashley Giampetruzzi of Manchester was named the New England Collegiate Conference rookie of the week. Giampetruzzi, a freshman guard, averaged 18.3 points and seven in a three-game week.
St. Anselm: Men's basketball player Mike McCahey was selected as the Northeast-10 rookie of the week. He averaged 17.5 points and 8.5 rebounds in two games.
UNH: Sophomore goaltender Jenn Gilligan was named the Hockey East co-Defensive player of the week. Gilligan was 3-0-0 with a 1.00 goals-against average. She notched her first season shutout in Sunday's 2-0 win at Connecticut.
Jenni Roberts was tabbed as the America East swimmer of the week for the third time this season. She had five first-place finishes in two meets, four of which were individual.
Franklin Pierce: Mike Abrams of the men's track and field team was named Northeast-10 Conference Track rookie of the week after he picked up two sprint wins for the Ravens Saturday at the Wesleyan Invitational. He finished first in the 60-meter (7.11) and 200-meter (22.88) dashes.
Keene State: The Little East Conference honored five Owls as its athletes of the week: Anthony Mariano (men's basketball) who, off the bench, averaged 21 points in two games; Siobhan Carnell (women's basketball), who averaged 27 points in two games; Diana Pimer (swimmer of week); Brianna Laliberte of Candia (rookie swimmer) and Kelly Gilmore (diver).
Swimming and diving
Plymouth State: In Danbury, Conn., Amy Mulhern captured three individual events in the Panthers' 111-89 win against Western Conn. State University. Mulhern led PSU with victories in the 50-yard backstroke (33.46 seconds), the 100-yard back (1:10.71), and the 50-yard butterfly (32.07).
Delia Foley of Londonderry won the 1,650-yard free (20:36.88) and the 500-yard free (6:02.85). Other Panther winners included Jennifer Samaro of Salem in the 100 fly (1:12.67); and Kelly Merkle of Salem in the 100 free (1:03.20).
UNH: The women's swimming and diving team fell to Boston University Monday, 179-121, in Boston. Winners for UNH included Katie Mann in the breaststroke (1:04.97) while Lauren McCandless took the 200 fly in 2:04.39. Shelli Reed won the 50 free in 24.29. In the 1000-yard free, McCandless placed second in 10:22.49.