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Colleges: UMass hockey completes sweep of Quinnipiac



Sunday, November 26, 2017

The UMass men’s hockey team completed its sweep of Quinnipiac with a 6-3 win, Saturday night at the Mullins Center.

Niko Rufo scored three goals and Oliver Chau added two for the Minutemen (7-6-0), who have won three of their last four games.

Cale Makar and Jake Gaudet each had two assists, while John Leonard, Jack Suter, Ivan Chukarov, Josh Couturier and Mitchell Chaffee each had one.

The Minutemen went 1-for-3 on the power play, while Quinnipiac was 1-for-7.

Ryan Wischow made 47 saves, including 20 in the second period, for UMass.

Bobcats goalie Keith Petruzzelli finished with 13 saves. Petruzzelli, a Detroit Red Wings third-round draft pick, is a former teammate of Leonard’s at Cathedral.

Cortland 4, Amherst 1 — Phil Johansson cut a 2-0 deficit in half in the third period, but the Red Dragons added a third and an empty-netter to win Sunday in Binghamton, New York.

Connor Girard made 22 saves for the Mammoths (2-1-1).

Amherst 3, Nichols 2 — The Mammoths jumped out to a 3-0 lead and held on in Binghamton, New York, Saturday.

Joey Lupo, Stanley Brenner and Patrick Daly each scored for Amherst.

Women’s basketball

UMass 64, Liberty 61 — Paige McCormick’s 3-pointer from the right corner beat the buzzer and gave the Minutewomen (3-3) a win in their Thanksgiving Classic, Saturday at the Mullins Center.

Genesis Rivera finished with 19 points, while Hailey Leidel and McCormick each had 11 for UMass, which snapped a three-game losing streak.

Williams 71, Smith 60 — Lauren Bondi had 20 points, while Kennedy Guest-Prichett had 10 points and 13 rebounds, but the Pioneers (4-1) fell on the road Sunday.

Navy 86, St. Bonaventure 48 — Freshman Sophie Gatzounas (South Hadley) had nine points and six rebounds in 26 minutes as the Mids (6-0) won the Navy Classic, Sunday in Annapolis, Maryland.

Navy is off to its best start since going 8-0 in the 1996-1997 season.

Football

New Hampshire 14, Central Connecticut 0 — Junior Kieran Presley (Amherst Regional) had four receptions for 24 yards Saturday as the 20th-ranked Wildcats (8-4) advanced to the second round of the FCS championship tournament.

Presley is the third leading receiver for UNH.

The Wildcats will play at No. 3 Central Arkansas (10-1) at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Women’s ice hockey

Amherst 8, New England 1 — Alex Toupal scored three goals, while Emma Griese, Miriam Eickhoff, Jamie McNamara, Emma Flynn and Eliza Laycock each had one as the Mammoths (2-2-0) rolled at home Sunday.