NCAA DIII Weekend Wrap-Up (12/10/18)

NCAA Weekend Recap

NCAA Division III Men

Hamilton College Men

Friday, December 7th

Hamilton 4-2-1 (2-1-1, NESCAC) – 4
Middlebury 4-3-0 (3-2-0, NESCAC) – 3

Nick Rutigliano scored his second goal of the game with three seconds left in regulation to lift the Hamilton College Continentals over 4-3 Friday night in Vermont.

After a scoreless first period, Middlebury struck only 1:46 into the second for the games first goal. Rory Gagnon tied things up at the 6:59 mark with assists going to Jason Brochu and Nick Ursitti. Brochu and Rutigliano scored power-play goals two minutes apart to give Hamilton a 3-1 advantage with 8 minutes remaining in the period. Middlebury cut the lead to 3-2 with 2:30 left to play.

The Panthers scored a power-play goal of their own 8:47 into the third to even the score at three before Rutigliano buried his second of the game from the point with three seconds left. The goals were the first of Rutigliano’s career after transferring from Division I Bentley where he did not appear in a single game last year. Hamilton was outshot 40-29, but Anthony Tirabassi played another strong game in net turning away 37 Middlebury shots.

BOX SCORE

Saturday, December 8th

Hamilton 4-3-1 (2-2-1, NESCAC) – 0
Williams 5-2-1 (4-1-1, NESCAC) – 3

Hamilton College finished off their fall semester Saturday night in Williamstown, MA where they fell by a score of 3-0. Two third period goals put the game out of reach for Hamilton who slipped to 2-2-1 in NESCAC play. Tirabassi made 20 saves for the Continentals.

BOX SCORE

Hamilton returns to the ice on December 30th when they host Skidmore at 4:00pm. That game is being played at the Clinton Arena. Hamilton will then travel to Saratoga the next day to complete the home-and-home against Skidmore. The puck drops for that one at 4:00pm

Morrisville State Men

Friday, December 7th

Morrisville 2-8-1 (1-6-0, SUNYAC) – 3
Buffalo State 5-4-1 (3-3-1, SUNYAC) – 5

Morrisville found themselves down 4-0 in the second period until Nick DeVito scored a power-play tally at the 14:15 mark to get the Mustangs on the board. CJ Stubbs scored 40 seconds into the third followed by an unassisted Ben Sprague goal at 8:55 bringing Morrisville back within one. The Mustangs battled hard to find the equalizing goal, but would fall short in the end. Buffalo State added an empty netter with 37 seconds left. Jorgen Johnson was in net for the Mustangs and finished with 25 saves.

BOX SCORE

Saturday, December 8th

Morrisville 2-9-1 (1-7-0, SUNYAC) – 3
Buffalo State 6-4-1 (4-3-1, SUNYAC) – 4

Morrisville got on the board quickly in this one when Ian Wood scored only 29 seconds into the game assisted by Jimmy Philbin and Ryan Bochert. Buffalo State evened up the score at 11:21 of the second on a power-play goal. Morrisville responded with two power-play goals at 14:45 and 18:50 giving the Mustangs a 3-1 lead heading into the third. Those goals were scored by CJ Stubbs and Dane Moore.

Buffalo State scored two goals in the third at 10:32 and 14:12 to force overtime. On their second shot of the extra period Buffalo State beat goaltender Jared Young to earn the win. Young finished with 35 saves. Morrisville only managed 17 shots total.

BOX SCORE

Morrisville has one more game before the holiday break at home against Bryn Athyn this Saturday at 5:30pm.

Utica College Men

Friday, December 7th

Utica 7-5-0 (6-2-0, UCHC) – 2
Wilkes 6-4-0 (5-2-0, UCHC) – 1

Freshman Regan Cavanagh scored two power-play goals including one with only four seconds left in regulation to lead the Pioneers to victory. Cavanagh scored his first goal of the night at 14:21 of the second assisted by Joey Rutkowski (Rome, NY) and Gregg Burmaster (Clinton, NY). Cavanagh leads the team with eight goals this season. Burmaster is the points leader with 12. Gianluca Baggetta stopped 32 shots.

BOX SCORE

Saturday, December 8th

Utica College 8-5-0 (6-2-0, UCHC) – 3
King’s College 1-13-0 (1-8-0, UCHC) – 0

Utica outshot King’s 57-11 en route to their fourth win in a row which moved them into first place in the UCHC. After a scoreless first period Brett Everson scored at 6:36 of the second to put the Pioneers ahead 1-0. Gregg Burmaster added two third period goals at 2:30 and 8:58 to secure the victory. Sean Dickson was in net earning his second collegiate shutout.

BOX SCORE

The Pioneers return to action on Friday, January 4th when they host Skidmore College at 7:00pm

NCAA Division III Women

Hamilton College Women

Friday, December 7th

SUNY Oswego 5-3-1 (3-2-1, NEWHL) – 1
Hamilton 6-2-0 (3-1-0, NESCAC) – 3

Senior Olivia Hawes scored two goals and Sammy Johnson stopped 16 shots in 3-1 win over visiting SUNY Oswego Friday night. Hamilton recorded 22 shots in the first period alone, but the period would end scoreless. Oswego got on the board first at the 6:11 mark of the second to take a 1-0 lead. Hawes scored her first of the night at 11:59 before adding her second three and a half minutes later to give Hamilton a lead they would not relinquish.

Nancy Loh scored six minutes into the third to give the Continentals a 3-1 lead. Loh has recorded at least one point in very game so far this season and leads the team with 11 points.

BOX SCORE

Saturday, December 8th

Hamilton 6-3-0 (3-1-0, NESCAC) – 1
SUNY Potsdam 4-5-2 (2-3-1), NEWHL) – 2

Hamilton went 0-for-7 on the power-play and lost 2-1 despite outshooting Potsdam 33-19. Kate Piacenza scored Hamilton’s only goal at 17:23 of the first period to tie the game 1-1. Potsdam scored a power-play goal halfway through the second and it was enough for the win.

BOX SCORE

Hamilton will play Buffalo State and Southern Maine as part of the Delta Hotels Burlington Ice Hockey Classic on January 4th and 5th in Burlington, Vermont.

Morrisville State Women

Friday, December 7th

Wilkes 0-9-0 (0-0-0, UCHC) – 0
Morrisville 9-5-1 (3-2-1, CHC) – 6

Morrisville wrapped up their first semester with a win at home against visiting Wilkes Friday. Kate Powell scored the first of her career in the first period to give the home team a 1-0 lead. Maria Dewilde scored two, Maddison Devlin, Mackenzie Lombardi and Kylie Cameron also scored for the Mustangs. Lacey Friesen earned her first collegiate shutout stopping all 4 Wilkes shots. Morrisville finished with a 63-4 shot advantage.

BOX SCORE

Morrisville is off until after the holidays when they host Hamilton College Tuesday, January 15th at 3:00pm.

Utica College Women

Saturday, December 8th

#6 Middlebury College 4-1-2 (3-0-1, NESCAC) – 4
Utica College 9-2 (6-0, UCHC) – 3

Middlebury jumped out to a 3-1 lead in the first period and was able to hold off a surging Utica offense for the win. Lexi Stanisewski scored at 15:37 of the first to get the Pioneers on the board. Middlebury went ahead 4-1 at 11:39 of the second before Kayla Dion scored a power-play goal cutting the deficit to 4-2. Maddie Paydos scored UC’s third goal with 14 minutes remaining in the third, but was unable to tie the game. Bria Reilly made 31 saves in the loss.

BOX SCORE

Utica is back at the Adirondack Bank Center on Tuesday January 8th and Wednesday the 9th to play host to Manhattanville College.

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