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UNH women draw UVM in basketball tournament
No. 3 seed New Hampshire and No. 6 Vermont square off in the second tournament quarterfinal at 2 p.m. at the University of Albany.
The league men's tournament will have its quarterfinals and semifinals at Albany on Saturday and Sunday. The men's championship game is at the home of the highest seed remaining on Saturday, March 15.
The Wildcats beat Vermont twice during the regular season. UNH won at home, 60-45, at home on Jan. 20 and then won in Burlington, 71-50, on Feb. 19.
The winner of the UNH-Vermont game advances to a Sunday semifinal to play the winner of a game between No. 2 seed Stony Brook and No. 7 UMBC.
The UNH men's team closes out the regular season with a game at Maine on Sunday at 2 p.m.
The Wildcats are tied for seventh place in America East and need a win to stay out of the eighth spot for the tournament. The No. 8 team will draw regular season champion Vermont.
Maine is 5-22 and 3-12. The Black Bears beat UNH, 68-60, in Durham on Jan. 29 and thus own the first tiebreak over the Wildcats if the teams end up with identical league records.
Senior forward Kevin Goumas had an assist in Friday night's 4-2 hockey loss at Merrimack College to extend his point scoring to eight games.
Goumas had 13 had 13 goals and 28 assists for 41 points going into Saturday night's rematch at Merrimack.
UNH coach Dick Umile shuffled his forward lines for Saturday's game and had senior Nick Sorkin rejoining Goumas and junior Matt Willows on the top line. Junior Grayson Downing centered the second line for senior Dalton Speelman and freshman Tyler Kelleher.