NCAA DIII Women Weekend Wrap-Up (2/25/19)

NCAA Weekend Recap

Hamilton College

Saturday, February 23rd

NESCAC Quarterfinals

Hamilton 16-7-2 (9-5-2, NESCAC) – 3
Colby 12-10-3 (8-8-0, NESCAC) – 1

Gabrielle Venne stood on her head and stopped 40 or 41 Colby shots to help lead Hamilton to a 3-1 win. There was no scoring through the first twenty minutes, but Hamilton struck twice in the middle frame. Maggie Seidenberg scored at 12:55 assisted by Nancy Loh. Then at 17:02 Jess Haviland scored to make it 2-0, assisted by Alayna Trice and Maddie Beitler.

Colby scored a power-play goal at 13:59 of the third to pull within one. Missy Segall scored an empty net goal with 55 seconds left to seal the victory for the Continentals. Despite being out shot 15-4 in the final period Hamilton was able to hold on for the win thanks to Venne who made some great saves down the stretch.

BOX SCORE

Hamilton will travel to Williamstown, Massachusetts where they will face-off against #3 in the NESCAC (and #10 nationally), Middlebury Saturday at 4:00pm. If they defeateed Middlebury the NESCAC championship game is Sunday at 2:00pm. Hamilton dropped both games to Middlebury this season by scores of 4-1 and 3-2.

Morrisville State

Saturday, February 23rd

CHC Quarterfinals

Morrisville State 15-8-2 (6-4-2, CHC) – 6
Salve Regina 6-18-2 (3-8-1, CHC) – 1

Morrisville dominated this one right from the start and finished with a 42-9 shot advantage. Mackenzie Lombardi scored only 3:37 into the game assisted by Maddison Devlin and Maria Dewilde. Six minutes later that lead doubled after Alexziz Giannamore scored a power-play goal. Devlin and Kylie Cameron assisted on the goal. Salve Regina put one in before the end of the period to make it a 2-1 game heading into the second.

Dewilde scored a power-play goal at 7:37 of the second assisted by Jessica Ujcick and Chyne Kennedy regaining the two goal cushion for the Mustangs. Kaitlyn Schlake and Tessa Dobson added two more goals at 10:50 and 17:25 of the period giving Morrisville a comfortable 5-1 lead heading into the third.

Danielle Bunting scored the sixth Mustang goal at 19:19 of the period. Goaltender Karoline Arvik made 8 saves.

BOX SCORE

The Colonial Hockey Conference championship weekend is being held at Endicott College where 3rd place Morrisville will play 2nd place Nichols Saturday at 4:00pm. The two teams met in early November where Morrisville lost 3-1 in the first game before bouncing back for a 3-0 win on Saturday. If the Mustangs defeat Nichols they will play for the CHC championship Sunday afternoon at 2:00pm.

Utica College

Saturday, February 23rd

UCHC Quarterfinals

Manhattanville 17-7-2 (12-5-1, UCHC) – 3
Utica 16-9-1 (11-6-1, UCHC) – 2

The season came to an end for the Lady Pioneers Saturday afternoon in Rye, NY. Manhattanville scored midway through the first to take a 1-0 lead into the intermission. Then only 29 seconds into the second increased their lead to 2-0 on a short-handed goal.

Ricki Haab was able to cut the lead to 2-1 at 10:25 with an assist going to Katrina Cornick. Manhattanville regained their two lead three minutes later before Elizabeth Dohner scored with 45 seconds left to bring UC within one with a period left to play. Unfortunately, Utica could not find the equalizer despite outshooting the Valiants 15-5 in the final period. Bria Reilly finished with 27 saves.

BOX SCORE

Utica loses seven seniors including leading scorer Elizabeth Dohner.

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