ORONO — The University of Maine scored five power-play goals – three by freshman Chase Pearson – on the way to a 5-3 win over American International in a men’s hockey game Friday night.

The Black Bears (6-9-3), who entered the game just 10 for 91 on the power play this season, went 5 for 7 against the Yellow Jackets (3-7-6). Three of those goals came in a span of 5:20 in the second period as Maine snapped a 2-2 tie. Pearson got the go-ahead goal, classmate Patrick Holway made it 4-2, and Pearson completed his hat trick at 16:51.

Mitchell Fossier, another freshman, tied the game at 2 with 10 seconds left in the opening period.

Fossier and Pearson share the team lead with eight goals.

Blaine Byron and Cam Brown each contributed three assists. Matt Morris made 26 saves for the Black Bears.

COLBY 1, CONNECTICUT COLLEGE 1: Colby (4-1-1, 3-0-1 NESCAC) got a first-period goal from Michael Rudolf but settled for a tie against the Camels (1-5-1, 1-3-1) in New London, Connecticut.


After Rudolf’s unassisted goal 2:49 into the game, Colby held its 1-0 lead until Jeff Thompson tied it with 6:59 left in regulation.

Colby goalie Andrew Tucci recorded 27 saves.

BOWDOIN 4, TUFTS 0: Thomas Dunleavy scored twice to lead the Polar Bears (5-4, 2-3 NESCAC) over the Jumbos (5-2-1, 3-1-1) in Malden, Massachusetts.

Dunleavy opened the scoring 3:22 into the game. Christian Capello added a goal with 8:09 left in the period.

Austin Ricci put the Polar Bears ahead 3-0 early in the third, and Dunleavy scored on a power play with 17:19 remaining.

Bowdoin goalie Peter Cronin recorded 43 saves.



MAINE 2, UNION 1: Catherine Tufts scored both goals for the Black Bears (5-12-1) in a win over Union (2-15) at Orono.

Tufts opened the scoring at 5:09 of the first, assisted by Emilie Brigham and Nicole Arnold.

Jordi Naidrich tied it 5:45 into the second period, but Tufts put the Black Bears ahead again just 29 seconds into the third. Brigham and Lydie Murray were credited with assists.

Carly Jackson turned aside 27 shots for Maine.

BOWDOIN 2, UNE 1: Julie Dachille’s power-play goal with 4:56 to play gave the Polar Bears (4-0-2) a win over the Nor’easters (4-6-1) at Brunswick.


Dachille converted a rebound after UNE goalie Sydney Helmbrecht stopped a shot from the right point by Maegan Sheehan.

Madeline Hall put Bowdoin ahead with a rebound goal at 6:21 of the second period, after Helmbrecht made back-to-back saves on shots by Tala Glass.

UNE tied it late in the second period with a power-play goal from Gabby Crugnale, assisted by Shannon Smith.

Helmbrecht finished with 36 saves. Bowdoin’s Sophia Lattanzio stopped 17 shots.


(10) CREIGHTON 113, LONGWOOD 58: Marcus Foster and Khyri Thomas scored 16 points apiece for the Bluejays (10-0) in a rout against the Lancers (2-5) at Omaha, Nebraska.



(15) KENTUCKY 61, MIDDLE TENNESSEE 48: Taylor Murray had 16 points and seven rebounds, Evelyn Akhator got her sixth double-double of the season, and the Wildcats (7-2) beat the Blue Raiders (2-4) in Lexington, Kentucky.


JAMES MADISON 65, SAM HOUSTON STATE 7: Khalid Abdullah and Trai Sharp combined for 285 yards rushing and five touchdowns and the fourth-seeded Dukes (12-1) advanced to the FCS semifinals with a over fifth-seeded Sam Houston State (12-1) at Harrisonburg, Virginia.

James Madison will play the winner of Saturday’s matchup between five-time defending champion North Dakota State and South Dakota State.

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