The University of Vermont men’s hockey team scored the game’s first three goals on its way to a 4-1 victory over the University of New Hampshire on Saturday night at Gutterson Fieldhouse in Burlington, Vt.
Liam Coughlin (power play), Johnny DeRoche and Bryce Misley all scored over the opening 27:30 of the contest to build a 3-0 lead for UVM (12-14-2, 5-11-2 Hockey East). Matt O’Donnell capped the Catamounts’ scoring with 5:42 remaining.
Marcus Vela tallied UNH’s lone goal 8:13 into the third period off assists from Richie Boyd and Patrick Grasso. Mike Robinson, a sophomore from Bedford, made 37 saves for the Wildcats (11-10-8, 7-7-5).
UNH is tied with Northeastern, which will visit Durham Friday and Saturday, for fifth place in the Hockey East standings.
Saint Anselm 4, Franklin Pierce 0: In Goffstown, Sean Verrier scored twicewhile Mike Ferraro and Matt Chisholm (empty net) logged a goal each for Saint Anselm (14-11-2, 9-3-1 NE-10). Colin Soucy earned a 20-save shutout. Ian Wallace made 29 saves for Franklin Pierce (9-13-1, 4-7-1).
Plymouth State 5, Salem State 4: In Salem, Mass., Plymouth State sophomore JR Barone netted his second goal of the game 6:18 into the third period to break a 4-4 tie. His first goal, which came 2:48 into the final frame, built a 4-3 Panthers lead. Michael Covach, Jake Gerbner (power play) and Alec Lefave, a junior from Hudson, scored while Evan Morelli made 12 saves for the Panthers (14-6-3, 11-3-2 MASCAC).
Merrimack 2, UNH 1: In Durham, Tori Howran scored off assists from Taylor Wenczkowski, a forward from Rochester, and Paige Rynne with 1:44 remaining to put UNH on the board. Kyra Smith made 25 saves for the Wildcats (13-14-4, 10-13-1 Hockey East).
Union 4, Dartmouth 1: In Schenectady, N.Y., freshman Gabby Billing scored a short-handed goal off an assist from Alyssa Baker and Christine Honor made 31 saves for Dartmouth (4-20-1, 3-15 ECAC).
Franklin Pierce 3, Anna Maria 0: In Marlborough, Mass., Nicole Amato, Marissa Massaro and Haley Parker, a sophomore from Londonderry, scored for Franklin Pierce (16-9-1).
Saint Anselm 5, Sacred Heart 1: In Goffstown, freshman Erin Meyers scored twice while Kelly Golini, Amanda Conger (power play) and Jamie Gottwald (power play) also scored for Saint Anselm (22-2-1, 15-0-1 NEWHA). Maddie Scavotto made 16 saves for the Hawks.
Plymouth State 3, Suffolk 2: In Plymouth, Caitlin Connor, a junior from Bow, scored the game-winning goal on a Panthers power play with 5:39 remaining. Connor finished with a goal and an assist.Southern Maine 3, NEC 2: In Gorham, Maine, Jensen Hamblett scored the game-winning goal on a Huskies power play with 4:47 remaining. Alexa Scribner and Vicki Shaw both scored and Ashley Castriotta made 39 saves for the Pilgrims (3-21-1, 2-13-1 NEHC).
Binghamton 68, UNH 61: Binghamton had a 12-point halftime lead and never trailed in the second half. Jordan Reed logged a team-high 19 points, Nick Guadarrama tallied 13 and Mark Carbone added 11 for UNH (3-20, 1-9 America East).
SNHU 72, Stonehill 40: In Manchester, Daquaise Andrews recorded a team-high 16 points, Eamonn Joyce had a double-double (15 points, 10 rebounds) and Remo Simankevicius tallied 11 points off the bench for SNHU (11-10, 7-9 NE-10).
Merrimack 61, Saint Anselm 39: In North Andover, Mass., Merrimack led, 40-18, at halftime. Cody Ball, a senior from Londonderry, scored a team-high 12 points and added seven rebounds and four assists for Saint Anselm (17-4, 13-3 NE-10). The Hawks’ 39-point output marked their lowest in a game in at least 11 seasons.
Franklin Pierce 87, Saint Michael’s 74: In Rindge, Franklin Pierce (12-11, 8-8 NE-10) received a team-high 28 points from Falu Seck and 18 from Jeremy Arthur.
Suffolk 86, Rivier 77: In Nashua, Rivier (1-22, 0-10 GNAC) could not overcome a 16-point halftime deficit. Juniors, Nate Hale, of Nashua, and Issaiah Chappell, of Sunapee, both logged a team-high 22 points for the Raiders.
NEC 112, Becker 97: In Leicester, Mass., New England College (21-3, 14-1 NECC) won its program-record 10th straight behind a game-high 24 points from Ricky Leonard and another 21 from Jamal Allen. Stephen Fama had a double-double for the Pilgrims, logging 10 points and 12 rebounds.
Emmanuel 84, Colby-Sawyer 81: In New London, Patrick Coffey led Colby-Sawyer (12-11, 6-4 GNAC) in scoring with 22 points while Dana Bean, a junior from Franklin, added 17 points and seven rebounds. Jourdain Bell, a senior from Manchester, tallied 13 for the Chargers.
UMass Dartmouth 88, Plymouth State 81: In Plymouth, Dante Rivera led the Panthers (12-12, 6-9 LEC) in scoring with 18 points. Teammates Joe Simpson (17), a junior from Manchester, Jaylen LeRoy (16), a junior from Manchester, and Mike Osgood (12), a senior from Nashua, also had double-digit scoring outings.
Keene State 87, Rhode Island College 68: In Providence, R.I., Ty Nichols led Keene State (17-7, 12-3 LEC) with a game-high 30 points alongside nine rebounds and eight assists. Teammate James Anozie had a double-double with 21 points and 11 rebounds.
UNH 54, Binghamton 53: In Vestal, N.Y., UNH (6-18, 3-8 AE) had a three-point lead before Binghamton’s Annie Ramil capped the game’s scoring with 2.9 seconds remaining with a layup. Kari Brekke tallied a game-high 14 points, Amanda Torres, a sophomore from Hudson, registered 12 points and Caroline Soucy logged 11 points and a career-high 11 rebounds for the Wildcats. The victory marked No. 136 for Maureen Magarity in her career as UNH’s coach, which ties her with Cecelia DeMarco for the second-most in program history.
Dartmouth 70, Columbia 69: In New York City, Columbia had a one-point lead before Dartmouth’s Isalys Quinones made both her free throws with four seconds remaining. Quinones finished with a team-high 21 points alongside five rebounds and four assists for the Big Green (10-9. 3-3 Ivy).
Saint Michael’s 74, Franklin Pierce 70: In Rindge, Brianna Purcell, a junior from Bedford, logged 20 points and a team-high six assists for Saint Michael’s. Izzy Lipinski tallied a double-double with a game-high 25 points alongside 11 rebounds for Franklin Pierce (4-17, 2-14 NE-10).
Merrimack 74, Saint Anselm 55: In North Andover, Mass., Mayson Kimball, a sophomore from Webster, logged 13 points and five rebounds for the Warriors. Saint Anselm (16-5, 11-5 NE-10) received a team-high 14 points and eight rebounds from Shannon Ryan.
SNHU 67, Stonehill 62: In Manchester, junior Karlee Ziliak recorded a career-high 16 points while Victoria Dean (14), Gyanna Russell (13) and Kylie Lorenzen (11) also had double-digit scoring outings for SNHU (15-8, 9-7 NE-10).
Plymouth State 89, UMass Dartmouth 87 (2OT): In Plymouth, Jess Conant made the game-winning jump shot with six seconds left in double overtime. Conant finished with a game-high 22 points for the Panthers (10-13, 4-11 LEC). Teammate Brittany Roche, a junior from Londonderry, added 21 points off the bench.
Rhode Island College 60, Keene State 42: In Providence, R.I., Lilly Shlimon, a sophomore from Pelham, led Keene State (3-20, 1-14 LEC) with 21 points and teammate Emily McPadden grabbed 11 rebounds.
NEC 82, Newbury 72: In Henniker, Rene Hudson logged a team-high 23 points alongside seven rebounds for the Pilgrims (14-9, 13-3 NEC). NEC also received double-digit scoring outputs from Jaz Laracuente (19), Daleia Boutwell (11) and Kayla Goldring (10).
Suffolk 63, Colby-Sawyer 54: In New London, Tianna Sugars recorded a double-double behind a team-high 17 points and 15 rebounds for Colby-Sawyer (14-9, 6-4 GNAC). Teammate Kristen Donaghey added 11 points.
Simmons 76, Rivier 75: In Nashua, Molly Phillips drained the game-winning 3-pointer for Simmons with six seconds remaining. Kaylee Kacavas scored a game-high 42 points and Elizabeth Meehan, a senior from Nashua, added 14 for the Raiders (3-18, 1-10 GNAC).