BOSTON — Seven different players scored as Northeastern cruised to a 7-1 win over the University of Maine in a Hockey East game at Matthews Arena.

Northeastern (16-13-5, 9-8-4 Hockey East) took a 3-0 lead in the first period on goals by Adam Gaudette, Nolan Stevens and Kevin Roy.

Maine (8-22-6, 5-14-2) got on the board late in the first period on a power-play goal by Nolan Vesey.

Colton Saucerman and Mike McCurty both scored in the second, while Zach Aston-Reese and Tanner Pond scored in the third for Northeastern.

Ryan Ruck had 22 saves for the Huskies, while Matt Morris had 26 for Maine.

Maine and Northeastern will face off in the opening round of the Hockey East tournament, which starts Friday.

TRINITY 3, COLBY 1: Mark Knowlton, Michael Hawkrigg and Sean Orlando all scored as the Bantams (19-5-1) beat the Mules (9-11-5) in the NESCAC quarterfinals in Hartford, Connecticut.

Jack Burton scored the lone goal for Colby in the third period.

Emerson Verrier made 44 saves for Colby, while Alex Morin had 26 saves for the Bantams.

AMHERST 8, BOWDOIN 5: Sixth-seeded Amherst (10-11-4) scored five answered goals in the third period and beat the third-seeded Polar Bears (13-8-4) in NESCAC quarterfinal action at Brunswick.

Austin Ricci had two goals for Bowdoin.

UMASS-BOSTON 6, UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 3: Albee Daley had a hat trick as the top-seeded Beacons (19-4-3, 15-2-2) beat the fourth-seeded Nor’easters (14-9-3, 10-7-2) in the New England Hockey Conference semifinals in Boston.

Armand Uomoleale, Ryan Quinn and Brady Fleuerent each scored for UNE.


BOSTON COLLEGE 5, MAINE 1: Five different players scored as the top-seeded Eagles (36-0-0, 24-0-0) eliminated the eighth-seeded Black Bears (10-23-2, 6-17-1), winning their quarterfinal series 2-0, in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.

Haley Skarupa, Dana Trivigno, Kenzie Kent, Meghan Grieves and Makenna Newkirk all scored for Boston College.

Brooklyn Langlois scored the lone goal for Maine, which took a 1-0 lead. Meghann Treacy had 61 saves for the Black Bears.

UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 3, SALVE REGINA 0: Sydney Helmbrecht stopped all 28 shots she faced for the shutout victory as the fourth-seeded Nor’easters (15-8-2) handled the fifth-seeded Seahawks (10-13-3) in a New England Hockey Conference quarterfinal at Biddeford.

Emily Corrales scored her eighth goal of the season from Kierra Wright and Annie Mullen 8:07 into the second period to get UNE on the board.

Annie Mullen and Corrales each had unassisted third-period goals as the Nor’easters pulled away.

AMHERST 2, BOWDOIN 1: Katelyn Pantera scored the game-winner 2:12 into overtime as second-seeded Amherst (21-1-3) beat the seventh-seeded Polar Bears (8-14-2) in NESCAC quarterfinal action at Amherst, Massachusetts.

Caitlyn Ryan scored from Sara Culhane and Alex Toupal in the first period for Amherst.

Miranda Bell scored from Cassidy Pratt in the second period to tie it for Bowdoin.

MIDDLEBURY 4, COLBY 3: Maddie Winslow had a pair of goals and an assist as the top-seeded Panthers (18-4-3) held off the eighth-seeded Mules (6-16-3) in a NESCAC quarterfinal at Middlebury, Vermont.

Maddie Wilson scored in the first period and Grace Jennings in the second as Middlebury took a 2-0 lead. Bella Papatetros scored to get Colby within one, but Rachael St. Clair and Winslow scored to push Middlebury’s lead to 4-1.


BINGHAMTON 78, MAINE 66: Willie Rodriguez scored 24 points with nine rebounds as the Bearcats (8-21, 5-11 America East) beat the Black Bears (8-21, 4-12) in Binghamton, New York in a regular-season finale for both teams.

Issac Vann scored 26 points for the Black Bears.

HUSSON 94, COLBY-SAWYER 77: Trevon Butler had 25 of his team-high 27 points in the second half as the top-seeded Eagles (21-6) rolled past the second-seeded Chargers (19-7) in the championship game of the North Atlantic Conference tournament at Bangor.

Raheem Anderson had 22 points and eight assists for the Eagles, who earn an automatic berth into the NCAA Div. III tournament.

(1) VILLANOVA 89, MARQUETTE 79: Kris Jenkins scored 19 points, Josh Hart had 19 on 7-of-8 shooting, and the Wildcats (25-4, 14-2 Big East) pulled away from the Golden Eagles (18-11, 7-9) in Milwaukee.

(3) VIRGINIA 79, (7) NORTH CAROLINA 74: Malcolm Brogdon scored 26 points and the Cavaliers (22-6, 11-5 ACC) beat the Tar Heels (23-6, 12-4) in Charlottesville, North Carolina.


HUSSON 58, CASTLETON 49: Kenzie Worcester scored 22 points as the top-seeded Eagles (21-6) beat the second-seeded Spartans (21-6) in the championship game of the North Atlantic Conference tournament in Bangor.

Chandler Guerrette added 12 points for Husson, which earns an automatic bid into the NCAA Division III tournament.

AMHERST 63, BOWDOIN 51: No. 2 Amherst (25-1) went on a 9-2 run to end the game and beat the third-seeded Polar Bears (20-6) in a NESCAC semifinal in Medford, Massachusetts.

Marle Curle led Bowdoin with 17 points and Shannon Brady added 15 points.

TUFTS 62, COLBY 42: The top-seeded Jumbos (23-2) held the fifth-seeded Mules (15-11) to 13 first-half points and easily won in a NESCAC semifinal at Medford, Massachusetts.

(1) UCONN 80, TULANE 40: Freshman Katie Lou Samuelson scored 21 points on senior day to lead the Huskies (28-0, 17-0 American) to a win over the Green Wave (19-10, 10-6) in Storrs, Connecticut.


BATES 12, ROGER WILLIAMS 8: Charlie Fay scored five goals as the Bobcats (2-0) beat the Hawks (0-1) in Bristol, Rhode Island.


BATES 8, LEWIS & CLARK 4: Samuel Warren drove in two runs and Connor Reenstierna had three hits as the Bobcats (3-2) beat the Pioneers (6-6) at Whittier, California.

NEW MEXICO STATE SWEEPS MAINE: The Aggies scored three runs in the first inning of Game 1 and won 7-3, then scored on a fielder’s choice in the bottom of the seventh to win the second game 3-2, in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Outfielder Tyler Schwanz was 3 for 4 with a home run and two RBI in the first game for Maine.