NCAA DIII Men Weekend Wrap-Up (2/18/19)

NCAA Weekend Recap

Hamilton College

Friday, February 15th

Middlebury 8-11-4 (5-8-4, NESCAC) – 3
Hamilton 11-9-3 (9-5-3, NESCAC) – 3

Hamilton had leads of both 2-1 and 3-2 in this one, but ended up tying Middlebury 3-3 at Russell Sage rink. Sterling Bray and Josh Labonte scored power-play goals at 10:47 of the first and 1:55 of the second. Labonte’s goal put Hamilton up 2-1 before Middlebury tied it late in the period.

Cameron Radziwon put the Continentals ahead 3-2 at 16:35 of the third, but the game was once again tied late in the period. Anthony Tirabassi made 32 saves in the win.

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Saturday, February 16th

#14 Williams 14-8-2 (10-6-2, NESCAC) – 2
Hamilton 12-9-3 (10-5-3, NESCAC) – 4

Bennett Morrison, Andrew Court and two goals from Jordi Jefferson helped lead the Continentals to a 4-2 win in their regular season finale. The win put Hamilton into fourth place in the NESCAC just ahead of Williams. Sean Storr made 34 saves in the victory.

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Hamilton College will welcome Williams back to Clinton, NY on Saturday for a 1:00pm game in the NESCAC Championship Quarterfinal. Hamilton lost the first meeting against Williams 3-0 back on December 8th.

Morrisville State

Friday, February 15th

Fredonia 13-7-4 (7-6-2, SUNYAC) – 3
Morrisville 4-18-2 (2-12-1, SUNYAC) – 2

Two Fredonia power-play goals were the difference maker in this game as Morrisville dropped it’s 18th of the year. Jimmy Philbin scored only 1:02 into the game assisted by Ian Wood and Tristan Archambault before two goals by Fredonia closed out the first period.

Fredonia added another in the second to go ahead 3-1. Nick DeVito got the Mustangs within one a little over halfway through the third, but they could not find the equalizer. Jared Young made 28 saves for Morrisville.

BOX SCORE

Saturday, February 16th

Fredonia 14-7-4 (8-6-2, SUNYAC) – 3
Morrisville 4-19-2 (2-13-1, SUNYAC) – 2

Morrisville ended it’s 2018-19 campaign with another 3-2 loss at the hands of the Blue Devils. Fredonia was ahead 2-0 heading into the third period. Jesse Anderson finally got his team on the board at the 3:20 mark . Fredonia added another 4 minutes later regaining their two goal lead.

Darius Radziszewski scored at 18:21 making the score 3-2 and setting up for an exciting finish. Despite pulling the goalie for the extra attacker, Morrisville was once again unable to tie the game late. Young was in net again, this time making 27 saves.

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Morrisville finished last in the SUNYAC, one point behind 8th place Cortland. Cj Stubbs, Jimmy Philbin, Ian Wood, and Bradley Hefner are the only graduating members of the Mustangs. However, two of those four are among the top 5 points leaders for this season on the team.

Utica College

Friday, February 15th

King’s College 1-23 (1-6-0, UCHC) – 1
Utica College 16-6-2 (13-3-1, UCHC) – 10

The Pioneers beat up King’s College Friday night 10-1 securing the top seed going into the UCHC tournament. Shawn Lynch recorded a hat-trick and Gregg Burmaster found the back of the net 4 times. Joey Savel, Jamie Bucell, and Brandon Young were the other goal scorers. Burmaster (4 goals, 2 assists), Lynch (3, 2), and Brett Everson (0, 5) were the top point getters. Gianluca Baggetta played the first two periods, stopping 16 of 17 shots. Sean Dickson played the third where he stopped all 13 shots he faced.

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Saturday, February 16th

Wilkes University 16-7-2 (11-5-2, UCHC) – 2
Utica College 17-6-2 (14-3-1, UCHC) – 4

Jarrod Fitzpatrick scored the only first period goal, assisted by Conor Landrigan and Josh Haskin to give UC a 1-0 lead. Wilkes tied the game at the 8:14 mark of the second period. Then Haskin (assisted by Everson and Savel), Landrigan (Daniel Fritz, Burmaster), and Bucell (Tyler Pietrowski, Brandon Young) combined for three goals in 2:20 to give the Pioneers a commanding 4-1 lead. Wilkes did score on a few minutes later, but the Pioneers came out on top in this one by a score of 4-2. Baggetta finished with 28 saves.

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Shawn Lynch was ejected in the first period Saturday for fighting, which means he will not be available for the Pioneers semi-final UCHC game Saturday evening. The Pioneers are hosting the lowest remaining seed Saturday at 7:00pm and Sunday at 3:00pm. If necessary the Saturday game will continue to a new mini game format to determine which team will advance.

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