With a trip to the Northeast-10 Conference men’s hockey championship game on the line, neither Saint Anselm College nor Assumption College wanted to budge. After plenty of bonus hockey, the Hawks finally broke through for a 2-1 win in the third overtime of Saturday’s NE-10 semifinals at Sullivan Arena in Goffstown.
Anthony Iacullo ended the marathon with Saint Anselm’s winning score just 2:25 into the third extra period off an assist from Bryan Green. The Hawks forced overtime with Mike Ferraro’s game-tying goal with 10 minutes to play in regulation. Saint Anselm goalie Colin Soucy amassed 56 saves, including 21 in the first overtime, as the Hawks were outshot 57-32 overall.
It will be an all-New Hampshire final as Saint Anselm will take on Southern New Hampshire University in next Saturday’s conference title game back at Sullivan Arena.
SNHU 3, St. Michael’s 2: At the Ice Den in Hooksett, the Penmen will play for a conference title after Artem Efimov-Barakov scored the game-winning goal with three minutes to play in the third period. Cole Stewart and Andy Sommerville staked SNHU to a 2-1 lead in the second period before the Penmen needed Efimov-Barakov to save the day late. Kurt Gutting made 25 saves in net for SNHU.
Brown 2, Dartmouth 0: In Hanover, the Big Green (10-13-4, 9-8-3 ECAC) took a whopping 59 shots but Brown goalie Luke Kania stopped all of them to help his Bears come out on top. Dartmouth goali Adrian Clark stopped 45 shots.
Saint Anselm 9, St. Michael’s 0: In Goffstown, the Hawks scored three goals in each period to cruise into the today’s New England Women’s Hockey Association title game at 4 p.m. against either Franklin Pierce or Sacred Heart. Kelly Golini scored three times while Amanda Conger posted two goals and three assists. Saint Anselm goalie Maddie Scavotto stopped all 14 shots she saw while the Hawks posted 44 shots.
UNH 3, Boston College 3: In Durham, the Wildcats (13-15-6, 10-14-3 HE) settled for a tie in their regular-season finale after squandering a one-goal lead with nine minutes to play in regulation and then coming up empty in overtime.
Rochester’s Tayor Wenczkowski gave UNH a 3-2 lead with her 20th goal of the season in the second period. Carlee Turner and Paige Rynne had the other UNH goals while Kyra Smith made four of her 31 saves in overtime to preserve the tie.
Dartmouth 1, Brown 1: In Providence, R.I., the Big Green were on their way to ending their season with a win before the Bears tied the game with four minutes left in regulation. Dartmouth (5-21-3, 4-16-2 ECAC) got its lone goal from Tess Bracken while goalie Christine Honor made 25 saves.
New England College 61, Becker 40: In Henniker, the Pilgrims are New England Collegiate Conference champions on behalf of a strong second half, outscoring the Falcons 29-14 over the final 20 minutes. Rene Hudson’s 28-point effort was key for NEC while Jaz Laracuente followed with 10. The Pilgrims will learn their seeding for the NCAA Division III tournament on Monday at 2:30 p.m.
Saint Anselm 86, St. Michael’s 49: In Goffstown, the Hawks (18-7, 13-7 NE-10) led by as many as 42 points and shot 53 percent from the field on the way to dismantling the Purple Knights. Shannon Ryan posted a double-double (22 points, 10 rebounds) while Peyton Steinmann had 11 points and three Hawks scored nine. Bedford’s Bri Purcell had eight points for St. Michael’s, which was outscored 47-19 in the second half.
SNHU 83, Franklin Pierce 68: In Rindge, a 30-point first quarter and getting five players in double figures helped SNHU (17-10, 11-9 NE-10) take care of Franklin Pierce (4-21, 2-18 NE-10). Victoria Dean’s 14 points led the way for the Penmen, who also picked up 13 and 12 points from Gyanna Russell and Kylie Lorenzen. Izzy Lipinski and Sophia Holmes dropped 17 points apiece for the Ravens.
Dartmouth 78, Brown 43: In Hanover, Isalys Quinones and Katie Douglas erupted for 23 and 20 points to lead the Big Green (12-11, 5-5 Ivy) to a second consecutive win. Dartmouth outscored Brown 47-18 in the second half while producing 25 points off turnovers in the game.
Keene State 72, Eastern Connecticut St. 69: In Keene, an 11-3 run that included nine unanswered points helped the Owls come back to win the Little East Conference title game. Keene State was down as many as 10 in the second half before its winning run, which featured a game-tying bucket from James Anozie and two free throws from Paul Mahon to give the Owls their final lead. Ty Nichols was huge for Keene State with his his game-high 37 points.
Keene State’s seeding in the NCAA Division III tournament will be determined Monday at 12:30 p.m.
Saint Anselm, 93, St. Michael’s 61: In Goffstown, Miles Tention posted a career-high 23 points to lead five Hawks in double figures. Tim Guers provided 20 points behind Tention while Gustav Suhr-Jessen finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Saint Anselm (21-4, 17-3 NE-10) solidified the win with a 28-4 run midway through the second half.
Franklin Pierce 80, SNHU 69: In Rindge, the Ravens grabbed a lead a couple minutes into the first half and never let go while running the edge to as many as 18 points in the second half. Falu Seck scored a team-high 27 points for Franklin Pierce (15-12, 11-9 NE-10), who had four others in double figures. Daquaise Andrews 31 for SNHU (12-13, 8-12 NE-10) while Justyn Lacy added 14.
Brown 68, Dartmouth 65: In Providence, R.I., the Big Green (11-15, 2-8 Ivy) had the game tied with 8:44 to play and trailed by one with 1:14 left before coming up short against the Bears. James Foye scored 25 points to lead Dartmouth.