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Mass. College Sports: Wednesday Night Roundup

By NoontimeSports.com 

Another evening of college basketball and hockey are in the books, and below are their summaries.

Men’s Ice Hockey:

Salve Regina 7, Becker College 1 –Peter Gintoli netted three goals and recorded one assist for the Seahawks, while David Graham scored a power play goal for the Ice Hawks in the second period. The loss drops Becker to 1-10-1 in the ECAC Northeast and 10-12-1 overall.

Nichols College 3, Johnson & Wales 0 – Alex Larson recorded his second shutout of the season with 27 saves, while Frank Butler recorded one goal and one assist. With the win, Nichols improves to 15-7-1 overall, 8-3-1 in ECAC Northeast play.

Men’s Basketball:

Boston College 66, Wake Forest 63 – Joe Rahon sank two free throws with seven seconds left, which capped an 8-0 run and provided the Eagles with their 11th win of the season. Patrick Heckmann paced the Eagles with 14 points, while Rahon and Ryan Anderson netted 12 points, respectively.

Delaware 76, Northeastern University 74 (OT) – The Huskies four-game winning streak concluded with their first setback since January. Jonathan Lee paced Northeastern with 23 points and Quincy Ford added 21 points.

UMass Lowell 74, Stonehill College 63 – The River Hawks secured a 12-point lead and never looked back, as they defeated the Skyhawks in Easton. UMass Lowell’s Akeem Williams registered 22 points, five assists and three rebounds in the win, while Jack Cole and Brian Hamor each netted 16 points for Stonehill.

New Haven 70, Assumption College 64 (OT) – Tim Beinert’s tip-in at the buzzer forced an extra session. However, the additional five minutes didn’t help the Hounds, as the Chargers charged past the visitors for their 15th win. Assumption’s Kevin Donahue led all scorers wit 21 points.

MIT 69, WPI 60 – The Engineers from Cambridge ballooned a six-point lead at the break into a nine-point victory. Mitchell Kates led MIT with 16 points, while Marco Coppola registered a game-high 22 points.

Regis College 79, Newbury College 66 – The Pride extended their current winning streak to five games by defeating the second place Nighthawks at home. Newbury’s Tim Young scored a game-high 21 points, while Regis’ Carlos Bermudez-Glean poured in a team-high 18 points.

Women’s Basketball:

Navy 59, Holy Cross 39 – The Crusaders struggled to contain Navy’s Alix Membreno, who finished the contest with 11 points and 11 rebounds, which helped the Midshipmen to their 15th win of the season. Holy Cross’ Christine Ganser led the unit with nine points and four rebounds.

Stonehill College 103, UMass Lowell 93 – Bianca Simmons scored a game-high 35 points, but that wasn’t enough for the visitors, as the Skyhawks soared to their 19th win of the season. Asia Ewing and Tori Faieta each netted 22 points in the win, while Mary Louise Dixon added 19 points.

Assumption College 78, New Haven 69 –Gabrielle Gibson tallied a career-high 32 points, along with 11 rebounds, two assists and two steals as the Hounds defeated the Chargers in Connecticut.

Babson College 71, Clark University 46 – Sarah Collins matched her career-high with 30 points, Kristen Ferola and Alicia Wilde each netted 10 points and the Beavers extended their current winning streak by beating the Cougars. Clark’s Emily Reilly led her unit with 19 points.

Mass. College Hockey: Leftovers From WNEC’s 3-2 Victory Against Becker

WNEC Golden Bears logo. (Photo Credit: New England D3 College Baseball)

By Matt Noonan 

Western New England College’s men’s ice hockey team captured their fourth ECAC Northeast Hockey conference victory against Becker College on Wednesday, and below are a few leftover thoughts from the game.

Becker’s Power Play Struggles: After their win against Nichols College in the Worcester City Shootout Tournament last weekend, Don Kane told me that the Ice Hawks were focused on capitalizing on power play opportunities. Unfortunately, though, the Ice Hawks finished the game 1-of-7 with the extra skater.

WNEC netted two goals on five power plays, which proved to be the difference.

The Ice Hawks will have a few days to address this issue before they return to the ice on Saturday for a critical game against Wentworth Institute of Technology.

The Play Of Tim Carr: WNEC’s goaltender Tim Carr picked up his third win last night between the pipes. And despite allowing two goals, he made some fantastic saves with his glove and pads, which frazzled the Ice Hawks offense.

Through three games this season Carr has faced 102 shots and saved 98 of them. Expect to see more of the sophomore going forward, especially if his superb play continues.

Points In The Standings: With the win, WNEC improves to 4-0 in conference play and 5-2 overall. They also picked up two more points and now have eight in the standings.

Becker has defeated a conference foe (Nichols College) in tournament play, but that didn’t count toward their actual conference record. They have yet to register a win in the ECAC Northeast and desperately need one.

Graham’s Great Effort: One of the biggest takeaways from this game was the effort displayed by Becker’s David Graham. The senior forward was spotted all over the ice and assisted his team on numerous offensive rushes.

However, his biggest contribution came at 6:50 in the third period when he followed his shot from the far circle, which bounced off Carr’s pads. The puck then landed in front of the netminder, which allowed Graham the opportunity to rush the net and score his sixth goal of the season.

Other Notes: Becker and WNEC each fired 30 shots on net. The Ice Hawks recorded 14 penalty minutes compared to the Golden Bears’ 18.

Becker’s Greg Hussey saved 27 shots in the loss and now has a record of 2-4 between the pipes.

Worcester City Shootout Tournament: Becker 4, Nichols 2 (Second Period Summary)

By Matt Noonan 

BURRILLVILLE, R.I. – The second period of the first Worcester City Shootout tournament game was even more exciting than the first period, and below is a quick summary of the action

Becker College 4, Nichols College 2: The Ice Hawks capitalized on two power play opportunities, as well as found an opening in the defense late in the period, which provided the men sporting the blue and white a two-goal advantage at the break.

Don Kane netted his second goal midway through the frame at 9:57 following a boarding call against Nichols’ Steve Lecey, which evened the score at 2.

Roughly seven minutes later, Dan Kane registered his first strike of the season, as he whipped it past Nichols’ netminder Dylan Woodring for his team’s second power play goal of the contest.

Becker would pot their final goal of the period at 19:16 when Branden Parkhouse connected with a crashing David Graham on the right side of the Nichols cage, which provided the visitors with their largest lead of the game.

The Ice Hawks outshot the Bison in the second frame, 14-5 and experienced three power plays. Parkhouse and Gerald Owen each had two assists during the frame.