NH College Roundup: UNH hockey team drops to No. 7 in polls
The University of New Hampshire men's hockey dropped three spots to seventh place in both the USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine polls following a tough weekend in home games against the University of Maine.
The Wildcats (18-9-7) lost a 4-3 decision on Friday night at the Whittemore Center, and then skated to a 4-4 tie on Saturday night in Durham.
Quinnipiac (24-5-5) retained the No. 1 spot in both polls, while Dartmouth College (15-12-5) fell out of the top 20.
FDU-Florham 9, Keene State 8: At Winter Haven, Fla., freshman Ted Christie of Nashua got the start, and Keene State College used five pitchers in a tough-luck loss at Chain O'Lakes Park on Monday. Billy Hartmann of Greenland ripped a two-run double to give Keene State an early 2-0 lead. Howie Dietch and Greg Bates of Salem each had RBI-doubles in the sixth inning as the Owls upped the lead to 6-2. Keene State (4-6) faces nationally ranked Wheaton College in Auburndale, Fla., on Tuesday.
College of N.J. 2-15, Keene State 1-2: At Clermont, Fla., the Owls dropped a one-run game in the opener at National Training Center and were swept after getting blown out in the second game of the doubleheader. In the opener, Keene State freshman pitcher Mariah Crisp of Greenland worked 7-2/3 innings, allowing two runs on two hits, striking out 10. KSC dropped to 0-2, and the Engineers improved to 2-3.