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NH College Sports Roundup: SNHU advances to regional men's soccer final
SNHU's Mohamed Toufik heads the ball against Wilmington's Femi Akintunde during Saturday's NCAA Division II Men's Northeast Regional in Manchester. (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)
Senior goalie Dom DiMaggio made three saves for the shutout.
SNHU 82, Holy Family 53: Sophomore Rodney Sanders registered 15 points and nine rebounds to lead SNHU past visiting Holy Family. The Penmen improved to 2-1,while the Tigers suffered their first defeat of the season and fell to 3-1 overall.
Northeastern 70, UNH 50: Junior guard Ariel Gaston scored 10 points and grabbed five rebounds in the losing cause for the visiting Wildcats (2-1). Senior guard Kelsey Hogan, of Nashua, scored nine points for UNH.
Duke 6, UNH 1: The fifth-ranked Blue Devils topped the 16th-ranked Wildcats in a first-round NCAA game on Saturday in Durham, N.C. Hopkinton's Hannah Richard scored the lone goal for UNH (15-7).
Quinnipiac 2, UNH 1: Freshman goaltender Ashley Wilkes recorded a career-high 27 saves but the Wildcats were beaten at No. 7 Quinnipiac.
UNH's overall record dropped to 6-6-2 while QU, which entered the game with a 0-8-1 all-time record against New Hampshire, extended its unbeaten streak to seven games to improve to 10-1-3.
NEC 2, Castleton State 1: Kyle Manlow converted a penalty shot in the third period, lifting the Pilgrims past the visiting Castleton State. NEC improved to 4-1-0 overall, 3-1-0 in the ECAC East.
The Dartmouth men finished fifth and the UNH men took 12th in Friday's NCAA Division I Northeast Regional meet at Van Cortland Park in the Bronx, N.Y. Dartmouth's Will Geoghegan placed fifth, in 30:22 over the 10K course, and John Bleday took eighth, in 30:26. The Wildcats' top finisher was John Prizzi (50th, 31:24). Former Manchester Central stars Zach Chabot (88th, 32:07) and Sam Gagnon (95th, 32:13) also fared well for the Wildcats.
Abbey D'Agostino's amazing string of success continued on Friday in the Northeast Regional meet at Van Cortland Park. D'Agostino, a Dartmouth College senior, won the meet for a third straight time, in 19:48, 11 seconds faster than runnerup Emily Sisson of Providence College.