January 26, 2013

College Roundup: Black Bears, Ouellette slam door on Eagles

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BOSTON - Martin Ouellette made a career-high 34 saves and held high-flying Boston College scoreless for 53 minutes as the University of Maine upset the third-ranked Eagles 4-1 in a Hockey East game Friday night at Conte Forum.

The Black Bears (6-14-4, 2-9-4 Hockey East) took the lead early on Joey Diamond's sixth goal of the season and the 51st of his career. Diamond took advantage of a Boston College turnover and beat goalie Parker Milner at 3:11 of the first period.

Ryan Lomberg added a goal with 20 seconds left in the first period, and Will Merchant scored at 8:05 of the second to increase Maine's lead to 3-0.

Boston College (14-6-2, 11-5-1), which entered the game averaging a Hockey East-leading 3.6 goals per game, finally got on the board with 6:54 remaining on a power-play goal by Steven Whitney, but Kyle Beattie's empty-netter sealed it with 49 seconds to go.

Maine improved to 1-1 against Boston College and will finish its season series with the Eagles on Saturday night.

NORWICH 5, UNE 2: The Cadets (15-2, 10-1 ECAC East) scored two goals in the third period to secure a win over the University of New England (5-12, 3-9) at Biddeford.

Cadets sophomore Bryce Currier scored 5:54 into the game, and Blake Forkey made it 2-0 less than a minute later.

UNE stayed close with two goals in the second period. Adam Laite and Zeth Zielinski sandwiched goals around the Cadets' third goal by Colin Mulvey just over six minutes into the second frame. Ben Morgan provided some breathing room with a third-period goal, and Mulvey finished the scoring with an empty-net goal.

ST. MICHAEL'S 5, SOUTHERN MAINE 4: Mark Higgins scored with one second remaining to give the Purple Knights (5-12, 2-9 ECAC East) a win over the Huskies (6-13, 3-9) at Gorham.

USM led 4-1 with less than two minutes left in the second period, but A.J. Pieprzak scored to make it 4-2 heading into the third. Pieprzak then scored 7:05 into the third and assisted on the next two power-play goals.

Matt MacDonald and Ryan Seward each had a goal and an assist for USM.


SALVE REGINA 4, USM 1: Kailey Bubier scored five minutes into the game to give the Huskies (4-9-4, 3-6-2 ECAC East) the early lead, but the Seahawks (11-7, 7-4) came back with two goals in each of the last two periods to win at Gorham.

Danielle Phalon scored twice for Salve Regina.

BOWDOIN 1, WILLIAMS 1: Bowdoin (13-2-2, 7-1-1 NESCAC) skated to a tie with Williams (8-8-1, 4-4-1) at Williamstown, Mass.

Rachel Kennedy scored off a loose puck three minutes into the game for the Polar Bears, giving her a team-leading 11 goals. Williams goalie Chloe Billadeau made 33 stops to keep Bowdoin scoreless the rest of the way.

The Ephs tied it 1:54 into the second period when Sam Weinstein sent a low wrist shot past Bowdoin goalie Kayla Lessard, who finished with 21 saves.

TRINITY 2, COLBY 1: Emily Kleidon deflected a shot from Rebecca Rosen with just 1:40 left to lift the Bantams (8-4-4, 3-3-3 NESCAC) over the Mules (6-11, 2-9) at Waterville.

Annie Papadellis scored for Colby with 12:51 remaining.

Trinity goalie Alexa Pujol made 40 saves, including a diving stop on a Natalie Fischer slap shot at the buzzer to preserve the win.

Mules netminder Brianne Wheeler made 27 saves.

MINNESOTA 2, WISCONSIN 0: The top-ranked Golden Gophers extending their NCAA-record winning streak to 33 and grabbed sole possession of the NCAA mark for consecutive games without a loss or tie.

Minnesota's streak began on Feb. 18, 2012, with a 5-2 win over North Dakota in the final regular season game of the year.


(19) UCLA 73, ARIZONA 57: Atonye Nyingifa scored a season-high 20 points and had 12 rebounds, and Kari Korver scored a career-high 14 points to lead the Bruins (14-4, 5-2 Pac-12) at Los Angeles.

(22) FLORIDA STATE 76, GEORGIA TECH 71: Chelsea Davis made 10 of 13 shots and scored 23 points to lead the Seminoles (16-3, 6-2 Atlantic Coast) to a win at home.

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