Amanda Nylander picked the best time to pick up her first career hat trick, which propelled the Saint Anselm College women’s hockey team to a 5-1 win over St. Michael’s on Saturday at Sullivan Arena in Goffstown. Nylander’s work helped the Hawks (20-2-1, 13-0-1 NEWHA) clinch the NEWHA regular-season title and reach the 20-win mark for the fourth consecutive year.
Nylander scored the Hawks’ opening score two minutes into the game. The freshman’s final two goals were part of a stretch of four unanswered Saint Anselm tallies to cap the scoring. Julia Scannell and Jamie Gottwald had the other strikes for Saint Anselm, which got 20 saves from goalie Logan Knip.
UNH 5, Maine 2: In Durham, the Wildcats got two-goal efforts from Rochester’s Taylor Wenczkowski and Devan Taylor while running their win streak to four games. Meghara McManus added a goal and two assists for UNH, which spouted off for three goals in the third period. UNH goalie Kyra Smith made 31 saves.
Plymouth State 4, UMass Boston 1: In Plymouth, Kelsey Roy scored twice for the PSU while Alexis Fagan tied the Panthers single-season goals mark with her 19th tally of the season. Hannah Bradshaw chipped in the other PSU goal and netminder Emelie Lindqvist made 32 stops as the Panthers (6-13-3, 4-6-3 NEHC) earned their third consecutive win.
Yale 2, Dartmouth 0: In Hanover, goals in the first and second period sunk the Big Green, who went scoreless against Bulldogs goalie Tera Hofmann (32 saves). Christine Honor stopped 28 shots in net for Dartmouth (4-18-1, 3-13 Ivy).
Post 3, SNHU 2: At the Ice Den in Hooksett, Matt Moreschi’s goal five minutes into the third period helped Post comeback from a 2-1 deficit. SNHU (10-7-4, 5-3-3 NE-10) got goals from Brett Strawn and Andy Somerville while Alec Marshall made 35 saves in net.
St. Michael’s 5, Saint Anselm 2: In Goffstown, the Purple Knights strung together four consecutive goals between the second and third periods to sink the Hawks (12-11-1, 7-3 NE-10). Trey Aiello and Anthony Iacullo had a goal each for the Saint Anselm, which outshot St. Michael’s 32-27.
Plymouth State 4, Fitchburg State 3 (OT): In Fitchburg, Mass., Drake Longaker scored the game-winning goal three minutes into the extra frame to help the Panthers (12-6-3, 9-3-2 MASCAC) escape with a win. Amherst’s Quinn Carroll, Grant Dewitt and Michael Covach helped PSU build a 3-0 through 23 minutes before FSU stormed back.
Yale 89, Dartmouth 68: In Hanover, Miye Oni scored 31 points while Jordan Bruner and Blake Reynolds each added 17 for Yale. The Bulldogs (13-4, 3-1 Ivy) drilled 11-of-23 from the perimeter while shooting 53.8 percent overall to bounce back from a 16-point loss at Harvard on Friday night.
Sophomore Chris Knight had 20 points for the Big Green (10-10, 1-3 Ivy) and sophomore Adrease Jackson added 18 as Dartmouth lost its third straight and fell back to .500 for the first time since its record was 5-5 in early December.
Franklin Pierce 81, American International 62: In Rindge, Falu Seck scored 13 of his game-high 21 points in a game-changing second half for the Ravens (11-10, 7-7 NE-10). The game was tied at halftime before Franklin Pierce won the second half 45-26. Jeremy Arthur added 18 points behind Seck.
New Haven 76, SNHU 62: In New Haven, Conn., a 15-3 run early in the second half helped the Chargers send the the Penmen to their third consecutive loss. SNHU (10-9, 6-8 NE-10), which never led in the ballgame, got 17 points from Eamonn Joyce and 11 from Shawn Montague.
Western Conn. St. 79, Plymouth State 74: In Plymouth, the Panthers (11-11, 5-8 LEC) were within a possession on three occasions in the final two minutes, but they couldn’t climb all the way back. PSU erased a 13-point second-half deficit. Manchester’s Jaylen Leroy (20 points) and Manny Alisandro (16 points) paced the Panthers.
Keene State 80, Castleton 59: In Castleton, Vt., the Owls netted 28 points off turnovers while earning the wire-to-wire win. James Anozie scored a career-high 23 points to lead Keene State (15-7, 10-3 LEC) while Ty Nichols chipped in 14.
Suffolk 86, Colby-Sawyer 78: In Boston, the game slipped away from the Chargers when the Rams ripped off a 14-2 run early in the second half to push Colby-Sawyer’s deficit to 13 points. Franklin’s Dana Bean and Manchester’s Jourdain Bell each scored 21 points for the Chargers (11-10, 5-3 GNAC).
New England College 87, Eastern Nazarene 68: In New London, Conn., Ricky Leonard’s 24-point effort led four Pilgrims in double figures. NEC (19-3, 12-1 NECC) has now won eight straight games.
Yale 64, Dartmouth 49: In New Haven, Conn., playing in its second of a back-to-back, the Big Green dropped to 8-9 (1-3 Ivy) on the year, while Yale improves to 13-6 (3-1 Ivy).
Cy Lippold led the Big Green with 14 points and dished out six assists, moving her into ninth all-time at Dartmouth in career assists with 250. Isalys Quinones was also in double figures with 13 points. Annie McKenna finished with eight points, seven rebounds and four assists, while Georgia Alexander had a breakout performance with seven points and five rebounds.
SNHU 70, New Haven 56: In New Haven, Conn., a 24-15 third quarter led the Penmen (14-7, 8-6 NE-10) to their fourth win in as many tries. Six of Kylie Lorenzen’s game-high 25 points came in SNHU’s decisive third quarter. Molly Terry was also in double figures for the Penmen with 11 points.
Maine 69, UNH 45: In Durham, Kari Brekke’s team-leading 18 points was not enough to help the Wildcats (4-18, 1-8 AE) end their losing skid, which now stands at six games. Hudson’s Amanda Torres added nine points for UNH, which was held to seven points or fewer in each of the first three quarters.
American International 77, Franklin Pierce 66: In Rindge, the Ravens were outscored 23-12 over the final seven minutes of the game after being tied 54-54. Lisa Sulejmani (17 points), Sophia Holmes (16) and Izzy Lipinski (14) led the way for Franklin Pierce (4-15, 2-12 NE-10).
Western Conn. St. 75, Plymouth State 74: In Plymouth, Imani Baptiste sunk 3 of 4 free throws in the closing seconds to help the Colonials hold off the Panthers. The Panthers (9-12, 3-10 LEC) had Concord’s Cassidy Emerson and Londonderry’s Brittany Roche score 17 and 14 points to back a 27-point effort from Jess Conant.
New England College 70, Eastern Nazarene 53: In Quincy, Mass., the Pilgrims cruised to a win while picking up 31 points off turnovers and getting 21 bench points. Rene Hudson led nine NEC scorers with 16 points and Jaz Laracuente added 12.
Saint Anselm: Seven people representing five varsity sports and one special recognition were inducted into the school’s Athletics Hall of Fame at a ceremony on Saturday, Jan. 26.
The seven-member class consisted of Matt Cahill ‘06 (men’s basketball), Lauren (Glancy) Patterson ‘07 (women’s lacrosse), Ken Kessaris ‘02 (baseball), Margaret (Morin) Miller ‘91 (women’s soccer), Kristin Penney ‘00 (women’s basketball), Kris Tardio ‘00 (men’s basketball) and Don Healy ‘60 (special recognition).