NCAA Division III Weekend Wrap-Up: (11/19/18)

NCAA Weekend Recap

NCAA Division III Men

Hamilton College

Friday, November 16

Hamilton, 1-0-0 (1-0-0, NESCAC) – 3
Amherst, 0-1-0, 0-1-0, NESCAC) – 2

Despite a 40-23 shot advantage for Amherst, Hamilton was able to score a goal a period to skate to a win in the first game of the season. Jordi Jefferson and Rory Gagnon got Hamilton out to a 2-0 lead thru two periods of play. Amherst scored a power-play goal to cut the lead to 2-1 before Nick Ursitti scored at the 15:00 mark regaining a two-goal lead. A minute later Amherst scored again, but Anthony Tirabassi stood tall finishing with 38 saves.

BOX SCORE

Saturday, November 17

Hamilton, 1-1-0, 1-0-0, NESCAC) – 1
SUNY Brockport, 5-1-1 (2-1-1, SUNYAC) – 3

The tables were reversed in this one. Hamilton finished with a 34-21 shot advantage, but fell 3-1 to Brockport. The only Hamilton goal was scored by Jon Beniers.

BOX SCORE

Morrisville State

Friday, November 16

Morrisville State, 1-6-0 (1-4-0, SUNYAC) – 0
#6 Geneseo, 5-1-1 (3-1-1, SUNYAC) – 9

Geneseo dominated this game from start to finish racking up 18 shots and 3 goals in the first period alone. They would go on to score two more in the second followed by 4 in the third. Morrisville goaltender Jorgen Johnson finished with 45 saves while the Mustangs only managed 12 shots of their own.

BOX SCORE

Saturday, November 17

Morrisville State, 1-7-0 (1-5-0, SUNYAC) – 1
#6 Geneseo, 6-1-1 (4-1-1, SUNYAC) – 7

Geneseo picked up where they left off the night before potting two first period goals, four second period goals and one more in the third. Morrisville’s lone goal was a power-play tally by Ryan Bochert which made it 6-1 halfway through the third. Assists were given to Bradley Hefner and Dane Moore. Junior Sal Salteri got the start, but was pulled after allowing 5 goals on 21 shots in 24 minutes of action. Johnson allowed 2 goals on 20 shots.

BOX SCORE

Utica College

Friday, November 16

Utica, 3-3-0 (3-1-0, UCHC) – 6
Elmira, 4-4-0 (3-2-0, UCHC) – 0

Gianluca Baggetta put up a 34 save performance in his first game back in net since suffering an injury on opening night. Utica scored two goals in each period en route to a dominating win. Goals were scored by Zach Borsoi, Justin Allen, Jacob Gerson (2), Tyler Dill and Regen Cavanagh.

BOX SCORE

Sunday, November 18

Utica, 3-4-0 (3-2-0, UCHC) – 1
Lebanon Valley, 3-2-2 (2-1-2, UCHC) – 6

Conor Landrigan scored the only UC goal was frustrated all night long by a hot Lebanon Valley goaltender. The Pioneers finished with a 43 to 18 shot advantage. Baggetta was replaced after allowing 3 goals on 8 shots by Sean Dickson who didn’t fare much better allowing 3 on 10 shots.

Utica had 18 minutes of power-play time throughout the game. During that time they fired 19 shots on net. The combination of running into a hot Lebanon Valley goalie and having your two goalies not perform even close to what is expected of them ended up being a recipe for disaster in this one.

BOX SCORE

Utica is on the road this weekend where they will be playing in the Stevens Point Holiday Tournament in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. They face-off against the University of St. Thomas Friday at 4:30pm. They will play either Stevens Point or Nichols Saturday at a time TBA.

NCAA Division III Women

Hamilton College

Saturday, November 17

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

Three first period goals helped lift Williams over Hamilton in both teams season openers. Hamilton clawed their way back to tie the game three all on goals from Andrea Rockey (PP), Michaela Giuttari and Jess Haviland (PP), but a Williams power-play goal halfway through the third sealed the deal for the visiting team. Sidney Molnar made 21 saves in her first career start for Hamilton.

BOX SCORE

Sunday, November 18

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

Hamilton scored four unanswered goals earning their first win of the season and a weekend series split with Williams. Maddie Beirlet and Kelli Mackey (PP) scored in the first period. Olivia Hawes notched two power-play goals 3:13 into the second and again 0:31 into the third giving Hamilton a 4-0 lead with just 19:30 to play. Williams battled back and scored two goals in the next 3:14 to cut the lead to 4-2, but it would be as close as they’d get. Junior Sammy Johnson was in net for Hamilton this time around, making 30 saves in the win.

BOX SCORE

Hamilton hosts Morrisville State Tuesday and Utica College Sunday.

Morrisville State

Friday, November 16

Morrisville, 5-2-0 (3-2-0, CHC) – 2
U. of New England, 5-1-0, 4-1-0, CHC) – 3

Morrisville found themselves down 2-0 3 minutes into the third before Maddison Devlin scored to bring the Mustangs within one. However, UNE increased their lead back to two goals five minutes later. Maria Dewilde scored with 11:08 remaining, but the Mustangs couldn’t find the equalizing goal.

BOX SCORE

Saturday, November 17

Morrisville, 5-2-1 (3-2-1, CHC) – 3
U. of New England, 5-1-1, 4-1-1, CHC) – 3

Morrisville scored two power-play goals while the University of New England scored three en route to a 3-3 tie. Morrisville’s Chyne Kennedy and Alexziz Giannamore (PP) scored to give the Mustangs a 2-0 lead heading into the first intermission. UNE responded by scoring two power-play goals of their own to tie things up in the second period. Dewilde added another power-play goal for Morrisville regaining a 3-2 lead for her team. It only took 1:30 of playing time in the third for UNE to tie the game up once again and another power-play goal. Morrisville finished with a 35-22 shot advantage in the tie.

BOX SCORE

Morrisville makes the 30-minute trek to Hamilton College for a 1:00pm face-off Tuesday afternoon.

Utica College

Friday, November 16

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

Rebecca Brown extended her scoring streak to seven games 7:56 into the first putting UC up 1-0. Neumann scored two power-play goals in the second period with a Lexi Stanisewski tally in between. The teams headed to the locker room tied 2-2. The score remained even until Elizabeth Dohner fired home what would turn out to be the game winning goal halfway through the third.

Utica held a 40-16 shot advantage. Bria Reilly was in goal for the Pioneers.

BOX SCORE

Saturday, November 17

Utica, 8-0-0 (6-0-0, UCHC) – 3
Neumann, 1-6-0 (0-4-0, UCHC) – 2

Neumann jumped out to a 1-0 lead in this one after scoring a power-play goal 10 minutes into the game. However, Kyra Borsoi would scored 1:30 later to even the score 1-1. Colby Begis scored her first of the season while shorthanded to put the Pioneers ahead 2-1 early in the third. Freshman Sirena Fitzery scored her first career goal 1:22 later to give UC the 3-1 win. Reilly stopped 19 of 20 in the win.

BOX SCORE

Next up for Utica is a game against cross-town rival Hamilton College Sunday at 3:00pm.

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