Noontime Sports Team Of The Month: Salve Regina University

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By NoontimeSports.com 

For the second time this football season, Noontime Sports is pleased to announce our Team of the Month (October): Salve Regina University.

Currently 7-0 overall and 5-0 in New England Football Conference (NEFC) play, the Seahawks capped the month of October with a convincing road win over Endicott College this past weekend, winning by a score of 41-20. Quarterback Brandon Basil tossed two touchdowns in the win, halfback Sam Pascale rushed for three scores on 29 carries for 178 yards, while the defense registered one sack, one interception and four tackles for a loss.

Prior to their victory against the Gulls, Salve Regina earned wins over Curry College, Nichols College and MIT.

The Seahawks currently lead the NEFC in rushing yards (2,050) and yards per game (510.6) – they are second in total offense (3,574). Pascale and tailback James Dawson rank first (158.7) and second (97.4), respectively, in yards per game, while Basil is fourth in yards per game (216.0) and tied for fourth with 14 touchdowns (through the air).

Brandon O’Neill and John Salute are currently tied for first in the conference with three sacks – Endicott’s Craig Anderson has also registered a trio of sacks this season too.

The Seahawks return to the gridiron this weekend for an extremely important conference game as they host Western New England for a 12 p.m. kickoff. Similar to Salve Regina, the Golden Bears are undefeated.

Last season, the Golden Bears defeated the Seahawks, 28-21, to secure the NEFC crown. The Seahawks’ last victory over the Golden Bears came in 2013, thanks to a trio of touchdown passes from quarterback Steve Wilken and a pair of rushing scores by halfback Richie Edwards.

New England D3 Football: Husson, Trinity Highlight Week Nine Action

John Smith rushed for three touchdowns on Saturday as Husson defeated Becker College in an important ECFC clash. (Photo Credit: Husson University Athletics)

John Smith rushed for three touchdowns on Saturday as Husson defeated Becker College in an important ECFC clash. (Photo Credit: Husson University Athletics)

By Matt Noonan 

Both Husson University and Trinity College flexed their muscles on Saturday, proving they will continue to be the team to beat in their respective conference.

The Eagles soared past Becker College (45-14), thanks to halfback John Smith, who rushed for a trio of touchdowns and 183 yards on 29 carries. Quarterback Cory Brandon connected on 16 of 26 passes for 236 yards and a pair of touchdowns – both scores were hauled in by Kadeem Edge, who concluded the contest with six receptions for 158 yards. The 158 yards were a season-best for Edge, who matched his two touchdowns from a week ago against Anna Maria.

In addition to the Eagles’ offensive output, Husson’s defense was led by Logan Steward, who tallied five total tackles (four solo stops), and two interceptions. Ellis Throckmorton – a member of this week’s D3Football.com Team of the Week – registered six total tackles (three solo stops) and a pair of tackles for a loss.

Husson remains the top team in the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC) with an overall record of 7-1. The Eagles have won five-straight conference tilts this season and return to the gridiron next Saturday, November 5th when they host Norwich University for a 12 p.m. kickoff.

In New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) action, Trinity scored an impressive win, defeating Middlebury College, 49-13. Quarterback Sonny Puzzo tossed two touchdowns and connected on 7-of-14 passes for 111 yards – he also rushed for one score, too. Halfback Max Chipouras rushed for a season-high three scores, while finishing the contests with 23 carries for a season-best 186 yards on the ground.

The Bantams’ defense concluded the afternoon with five interceptions and five sacks – the unit also collaborated for nine pass break-ups, too.

With the win, the Bantams occupy the top spot in the NESCAC – Trinity is currently 6-0 overall and return to action next Saturday, Nov. 5th when they host Amherst College with kickoff slated for 12:30 p.m.

Noontime Sports The Podcast: Episode 11 (Jordan Nilsen | CEO of HEROSports)

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By NoontimeSports.com 

HEROSports.com has become a go-to website for all college sports fans, especially those who love D3 athletics.

On Thursday (yesterday, to be exact), Matt Noonan was joined by the company’s CEO, Jordan Nilsen, to discuss the company/website’s success thus far, as well as learn more about what HEROSports.com fans can expect in the coming months.

Make sure to follow HEROSports on Twitter @HEROSportsNews

D3 New England Men’s Preseason Hockey Team

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By NoontimeSports.com 

For the first-time in NoontimeSports.com history, we are unveiling our initial Noontime Sports D3 New England Men’s Ice Hockey Preseason Team.

The 2016-17 season kicks-off tomorrow/this weekend and we wish all skaters and teams best of luck!

Forwards

Ryan Cole (Trinity)

Colin Larkin (UMass Boston)

Brady Fleurent (Univ. of New England)

Trevor Fleurent (Univ. of New England)

Sean Orlando (Trinity)

Anthony Sabitsky (Trinity)

Tim Searles (Babson)

Garrison Sanipass (UMass Boston)

Matt Volonnino (Plymouth State)

Tyler Young (Williams)

 

Defense

Mitch Barrington (Bowdoin)

Tyler Bishop (UMass Boston)

Ryan Dougherty (Endicott)

Carter Horwitz (Endicott)

Tucker Ross (Univ. of New England)

Brian Rowland (Norwich)

Ryan Sullivan (Wentworth)

Patrick Thornton (Castleton)

 

Goalies

Kevin Aldridge (Endicott)

Braeden Ostepchuk (Norwich)

Michael Pinios (Williams)

Blake Wojtala (Salve Regina)

Marcus Zelzer (Salem State)

D3 New England Women’s Preseason Hockey Team

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By NoontimeSports.com 

For the first-time in NoontimeSports.com history, we are unveiling our initial Noontime Sports D3 New England Women’s Ice Hockey Preseason Team.

The 2016-17 season kicks-off tomorrow/this weekend and we wish all skaters and teams best of luck!

Forwards

Kaleigh Beauregard (UMass Boston)

Aimee Briand (Castleton)

Jordan Cross (Conn. College)

Lexi Klein (Endicott)

Maggie Layo (Endicott)

Hannah Rose (Castleton)

Alex Toupal (Amherst)

Maddie Winslow (Middlebury)

Jessica Young (Middlebury)

Elizabeth Wulf (Middlebury)

 

Defense

Kat Armstrong (UMass Boston)

Maren Brown (UMass Boston)

Julie Beattie (Conn. College)

Ellen Carter (Endicott)

Grace Jennings (Middlebury)

Haley LaFontaine (Middlebury)

Caitlyn Ryan (Amherst)

Lynndy Smith (Amherst)

 

Goalies

Katherine Chester (Conn. College)

Vendela Jonsson (Endicott)

Rachel Myette (UMass Boston)

Julia Neuburger (Middlebury)

Celeste Robert (Norwich)