CANTON, N.Y. — Junior goaltender Courtney Kendall stopped 22 shots, and the University of New England Nor’easters received goals from four different players in a 4-0 shutout of SUNY Canton in a non-league women’s ice hockey game played Sunday afternoon at the Roos House.

The contest was the second head-to-head matchup for the teams in a span of less than 24 hours. UNE (3-5-1) and SUNY Canton (1-7-1) had played to a 4-4 tie yesterday afternoon.

The Nor’easters got the only scoring they needed at 5:51 of the first period on a delayed penalty situation. Emily Corrales controlled a loose puck in front of the SUNY Canton goal and converted her third goal of the weekend series.

Shannon Reynolds, assisted by Lilly Henjes and Gabby Crugnale, made it 2-0 at the 16:57 mark, brushing in a shot on the backhand for her first tally of the season.

After a scoreless middle period, UNE put the game out of reach with a pair of third-period scores. Haley Gorman notched her first collegiate goal at 4:56 of the third, then Abby Kinens scored her first of the season a little more than three minutes later. Mary Wirth set-up Gorman’s goal, and Alexis Hall was credited with an assist on Kinens’.

The shutout was the first of Kendall’s career. UNE held a 38-22 advantage in shots on goal, while killing each of SUNY Canton’s four power-play opportunities. Becca Kieffer had six stops in the first period for the Roos before giving way to Rebecca DiNardo, who had 28 stops over the final two frames.

The Nor’easters will conclude first-semester play this Friday and Saturday when they host Stevenson University at the Harold Alfond Forum. The puck drops at 7 p.m. in the series-opener.

Nor’easters can’t fend off Falcons

HOOKSETT, N.H. — Fitchburg State University scored three unanswered goals in the final period to take a 7-4 victory over the University of New England in the consolation game of the PAL Stovepipe Tournament hosted by Southern New Hampshire University on Sunday afternoon at the Ice Den.

With the win, the Falcons improved their record to 2-5-2. The Nor’easters slipped to 3-6-0.

Patrick Borer got the Nor’easters off to a strong start, scoring consecutive goals in the opening 8:46 to give UNE a 2-0 lead. Borer notched the first marker on a wrist-shot inside the far post, then he rifled home a shot to the upper-right corner.

James Gordon cut Fitchburg’s deficit in half, scoring his first collegiate goal at the 15:14 mark.

Goals came in bunches in the middle period, as Cameron Snyder and John Celli went back-to-back over the middle portion of the frame to give the Falcons a 3-2 lead. Blaise Healy answered for UNE, then Kevin Holmes of Framingham and UNE’s Sam Vikich traded goals to make the score 4-4 heading into the final period.

The deciding period was all Framingham State, as Snyder collected a loose puck on a rebound of Mike Morrison’s shot and converted from close range to give the Falcons the lead for good at the 3:02 mark. Timmy Genova added an insurance goal five minutes later, and Celli tacked on an empty-net goal in the final minute to give the Falcons the victory.

Dan Finn stopped 36 shots for the Falcons, who were out-shot by a margin of 40-26 but were able to score on both of their power-play opportunities.

Colby Drost had 19 saves for UNE, which will look to halt its three-game losing streak Friday at UMass Boston.

Bates rolls UNE, 101-85

BIDDEFORD — All five starters scored in double figures as Bates College remained unbeaten on the young season with a 101-85 victory over the University of New England in non-conference men’s basketball action Sunday evening at the Harold Alfond Forum.

The Bobcats (5-0) are off to their best start since the 2006-07 campaign, which featured 11-consecutive wins to start the year. The Nor’easters drop back to 1-4 overall with the setback.

Bates received 21 points apiece from guard Billy Selmon and center Malcolm Delpeche, while combining for 17-of-24 from the field. Selmon had four of his five treys and 14 points after halftime; Delpeche added three blocks. Point guard Graham Safford posted a double-double with 19 points and 14 assists, in addition to collecting a game-high eight rebounds as well as three steals. Mike Boornazian had 11 of his 12 points in the opening frame, and Marcus Delpeche tallied eight of his 10 in the 2nd stanza.

The visitors, who never trailed in the contest, shot 56 percent (36 for 64) from the floor and went 12-of-23 (52 percent) from deep.

UNE’s Devin Thompson registered a career-best 36 points in the match, eclipsing his previous high by five as he made all but one of seven 3-point attempts in the process. The junior guard, who had 21 points at the break, also notched four assists, four steals, and three blocks. Evrim Ozkan contributed 13 points off the bench, and C.J. Autry did not miss a shot on the way to 11 points. Jean-Luc Parker had 10 points for UNE, which connected at a 55 percent (27-of-49) clip shooting the ball and drained 11-of-17 tries (65 percent) from long distance.

Bates returns home to face Colby College on Tuesday. The Nor’easters begin Commonwealth Coast Conference play on Wednesday at when Eastern Nazarene College brings its 7-0 record into the Forum.



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