NCAA DIII Weekend Wrap-Up (12/3/18)

NCAA Weekend Recap

NCAA Division III Men

Hamilton College

Friday, November 30th

Hamilton 3-1-1 (1-0-1, NESCAC) – 2
#10 Trinity 4-0-2 (2-0-1, NESCAC) -2

Hamilton scored two second period goals and relied heavily on junior goaltender Anthony Tirabassi who made a career high 50 saves to earn a 2-2 tie against unbeaten Trinity College. Trinity took a 1-0 lead in the first, but Hamilton responded in the second. Blayne Oliver snapped a shot from the point that found it’s way through traffic in front and into the back of the net for the first goal of his career. With just over 30 seconds left in the period Jordi Jefferson sent a pass towards the front of the net from the corner which deflected off a Trinity defender and slid into the back of the net.

Trinity tied the game up midway through the third period on a wrist shot right under the crossbar. Trinity almost won the game late in overtime on a deflected wasit-high shot, but Tirabassi made a beautiful save to preserve the tie for Hamilton.

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Saturday, December 1st

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

The Wesleyan Cardinals scored four unanswered goals to help them pull away, defeating Hamilton 5-2 Saturday night. Sterling Bray scored two goals and Nick Rutigliano earned a pair of assists for the Continentals. Tirabassi was in net once again, this time stopping 25 shots.

Hamilton got out to an early 1-0 lead only 2:12 into the game on a power-play goal by Bray who redirected a Jon Stickel shot. The Cardinals answered with a power-play goal of their own followed by an even strength goal to take a 2-1 lead into the third period.

Wesleyan increased their lead on goals at the 1:48 and 2:44 mark of the third. Bray scored his second of the game 14 seconds later to cut the deficit to 4-2. Head coach Rob Haberbusch pulled the goalie early in this one trying to find some extra offense, but it backfired with Wesleyan scoring an empty-net goal on five seconds later.

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Hamilton stays on the road next weekend when they travel to Middlebury College on Friday December 7th for a 7:00pm start.

SUNY Morrisville

Friday, November 30th

Morrisville 2-7-1 (1-5-0, SUNYAC) – 4
Anna Maria 2-5-3, Independent – 4

Morrisville overcame a three-goal deficit in the third period thanks to special teams play before skating a 4-4 draw with Anna Maria Friday night in Auburn, Massachusetts. CJ Stubbs got Morrisville out to a 1-0 lead on a power-play goal 13:45 into the first period. Anna Maria responded a minute later tying the game at one apiece. Anna Maria scored again two minutes later taking a 2-1 lead into the second period where they increased that lead to 4-1.

Ian Wood scored power-play goals 6:39 and 12:34 into the period to bring the Mustangs within one goal of host Anna Maria. Both goals were assisted by Austin Johnson. With just under two minutes left in the third period Nick DeVito scored a short-handed tally assisted by Stubbs to tie the game 4-4. Both teams fired 3 shots on goal in overtime and Morrisville successfully killed off 1:09 of a tripping minor to end the game.

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Morrisville is back on the ice Friday December 7th and Saturday December 8th at Buffalo State before returning home to end the semester against Bryn Athyn on December 15th.

Utica College

Friday, November 30th

Stevenson 5-4-0 (3-3-0, UCHC) – 1
Utica 5-5-0 (4-2-0, UCHC) – 7

Utica cruised to a 7-1 victory on Friday, Ride for Missing Children night, at the Adirondack Bank Center. The victory was number 250 for head coach Gary Heenan moving him into 40th overall on the Division III Men’s Hockey wins list. In 18 seasons Heenan has a record of 250-165-43.

UC was led by Zach Borsoi who posted one goal and three assists, Josh Haskin who added a goal and two assists and Jarrod Fitzpatrick who scored two goals. Twelve different skaters recorded at least one point in the victory.

Brad Becker scored his first collegiate goal on the power-play 7:10 into the period to put the Pioneers ahead 1-0, but Stevenson tied it up only four minutes later. Borsoi scored another power-play goal a minute later putting Utica ahead 2-1 and it was all Pioneers from that point forward. Fitzpatrick added another in the first giving his team a 3-1 lead. Haskin, Shawn Lynch and another from Fitzpatrick gave Utica a comfortable 6-1 lead going into the final period. Gregg Burmaster scored the lone goal of the 3rd. Gianluca Baggetta recorded 29 saves in the win.

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Saturday, December 1st

Chatham University 1-7-0 (1-5-0, UCHC) – 0
Utica College 6-5-0 (5-2-0, UCHC) – 5

It was a scoreless first period with fans in attendance anxiously awaiting to chuck their plush stuffed animals onto the ice during the 14th Annual Teddy Bear Toss game. Thankfully once the second period started fans did not have to wait long. Jamie Bucell found an Eric Holland rebound on short-handed 3-on-1 and stuffed it into the back of the net to send the teddy bears flying.

Brett Everson and Shawn Lynch added second period tallies to increase the Pioneers lead to a comfortable 3-0 heading into the final frame. Daniel Fritz scored 4:45 into the third. Zach Borsoi and Everson earned their second assists of the night on the goal. After assisting on two goals in the second period, Gregg Burmaster lit the lamp with 5:30 remaining in the game to give Utica a 5-0 lead. Freshman goalie Sean Dickson was in net earning his first collegiate shutout with 30 saves.

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Utica travels to Pennsylvania for two UCHC games against Wilkes University Friday and King’s College Saturday before the holiday break.

NCAA Division III Women

Hamilton College

Friday, November 30th

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

Hamilton went 1-for-1 on the power-play and scored three second period goals to down Colby 4-2 in NESCAC action Friday night. Mya Berretta scored her first collegiate goal to put Hamilton up 1-0 with just over 4 minutes remaining in the first period. Berretta deked a defender and the Colby goaltender before backhanding a shot into the net.

Colby tied things up 2:23 into the second before Hamilton took over. The Continentals received goals from Nancy Loh, Kate Piacenza and Andrea Rockey to finish the period with a 4-1 lead. Colby outhost Hamilton 10-3 in the final period, but only managed to scored once 2:30 into the period. Continentals goalie Sammy Johnson finished with 22 saves.

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Saturday, December 1st

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

Hamilton’s Michaela Giuttari scored just 37 seconds into the game which would stand as the game winner. Giuttari won a faceoff to the left of the Colby goal. The puck was tied up between players before Nancy Loh poked the puck free. Guittari picked up the loose puck, deked around a defender and buried the puck top shelf.

Loh added an insurance marker with an empty-net goal with 20 seconds left in the game. She now has at least one point in all six games this season and leads the team with eight total.

Sammy Johnson made 28 saves to earn her first shutout of the season including a pair of amazing saves in the first period.

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Hamilton returns home for a non-conference game Tuesday at 7:00pm versus SUNY Potsdam before welcoming SUNY Oswego Friday at 6:00pm. Saturday December 8th the Continentals travel to SUNY Potsdam for a 3:00pm face-off.

SUNY Morrisville

Friday, November 30th

Morrisville 7-4-1 (3-2-1, CHC) – 0
Franklin Pierce 7-4-0 (4-4-0, NEWHA) – 2

Franklin Pierce scored twice within two minutes in the first period and that was enough offense to secure a 2-0 victory against the Mustangs. Karoline Arvik made 25 saves in the loss. Morrisville recorded 27 shots against the hosts.

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