Roundup: UMass-Lowell ices Merrimack

Seniors Joe Houk and Derek Arnold each registered a goal and an assist to propel the No. 8 UMass-Lowell men’s hockey team to a 4-2 victory over Merrimack in Hockey East action Friday night at Tsongas Center in Lowell.

Joe Gambardella put UMass-Lowell (17-7-2, 7-4-1) up, 3-2, with 58 seconds left in the second period.


Arnold provided an insurance goal when he beat Rasmus Tirronen with a wrist shot at 6:17 of the third.

Connor Hellebuyck made 23 saves for UMass-Lowell, and Tirronen had 31 stops for Merrimack (7-14-3, 2-8-2).

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BU 3, UMass 3 — BU’s Matt O’Connor made 46 saves and Cason Hohmann had a goal and an assist as the Terriers (8-14-3, 3-8-2 Hockey East) hung on to tie the Minutemen (7-16-4, 3-8-3) at Mullins Center in Amherst.

With UMass trailing, 3-1, Conor Sheary and Ray Pigozzi scored in the third period.

Harvard 3, Princeton 2 — Greg Gozzo, Alexander Kerfoot, and Jimmy Vesey scored first-period goals and the Crimson (6-11-3, 3-9-3 ECAC) outlasted the Tigers (4-16-0, 3-10-0) at Bright-Landry Center.


Quinnipiac 8, Dartmouth 1 — Connor Jones and Travis St. Denis each scored twice and Matthew Peca and Jordan Samuels-Thomas added a goal and two assists apiece to lead the No. 3 Bobcats (19-4-5, 9-2-3 ECAC) past the Big Green (3-15-3, 2-11-1) in Hanover, N.H. Tim O’Brien scored Dartmouth’s lone goal.

UNH 4, Notre Dame 2 — Casey DeSmith stopped 38 shots and defensemen Brett Pesce tallied a goal and three assists to help the Wildcats knock off the No. 14 Fighting Irish in Durham, N.H. Kevin Goumas added a goal and an assist.

Cornell 3, Yale 2 — Brian Ferlin notched his 10th goal of the season at 4:42 of overtime to lift the Big Red (11-4-5, 7-3-4 ECAC) past the No. 13 Bulldogs (10-6-4, 5-5-3) in New Haven.

Brown 5, Colgate 2 — Mark Naclerio had two goals and an assist and Nick Lappin notched a goal and two assists as the Bears (9-8-3, 6-6-1 ECAC) topped the Raiders (13-10-3, 9-4-1) in Providence.

Women’s hockey

Harvard 3, Princeton 2 — Sydney Daniels and Samantha Reber scored in the second period and Mary Parker notched the winner at 13:25 of the third as the No. 5 Crimson (17-2-2, 13-2-1 ECAC) edged the Tigers (10-9-3, 6-7-2) in Princeton, N.J. Emerance Maschmeyer made 22 saves.

BU 2, UConn 1 — Lillian Ribeirinha-Braga and Taylor Holze scored and the Terriers (17-8-1, 10-5-0 Hockey East) hung on to beat the Huskies (7-18-2, 4-9-1) in Storrs, Conn.

Quinnipiac 3, Dartmouth 1 — Morgan Fritz-Ward and Nicole Connery struck in the third period to lift the No. 9 Bobcats (17-4-6, 8-3-4 ECAC) past the Big Green (7-14-1, 6-9-1) in Hamden, Conn. Emma Korbs gave Dartmouth a 1-0 lead in the second.

Colgate 3, Brown 2 — Taylor Volpe scored at 4:15 of overtime to give the Raiders (6-19-2, 3-12-0 ECAC) the win over the Bears (2-15-5, 1-11-3) in Hamilton, N.Y. Brown’s Ariana Rucker made it 2-1 at 17:23 of the second period and the visitors tied it on Vanessa Welten’s first goal of the season at 12:35 of the third.

Men’s basketball

Dartmouth 67, Penn 58 — Alex Mitola had 25 points, making three 3-pointers in a 1:16 span to help the Big Green (4-12, 1-1 Ivy) erase a 7-point halftime deficit and knock off the Quakers (8-9, 1-2) in Hanover, N.H..

John Golden had 15 points and Kevin Crescenzi added 11 points.

Yale 69, Columbia 59 — Justin Sears came off the bench to score 22 points and lead the Bulldogs (8-9, 2-1 Ivy) over the Lions (13-7, 2-1) in New Haven.

Armani Cotton added 13 points and Matt Townsend scored 11.

Alex Rosenberg led Yale with 17.

Brown 78, Cornell 66 — Norman Hobbie and Steven Spieth each scored 18 points as the Bears (10-7, 2-1 Ivy) rallied past the Big Red (1-16, 0-3) in Providence.

Sean McGonagill added 15 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists.

Women’s basketball

Harvard 78, Princeton 68 — Christine Clark scored 25 points and the Crimson (13-4, 3-0 Ivy League) beat the Tigers (10-6, 1-1) in Princeton, N.J., for the first time in five years.

Harvard’s Temi Fagbenle posted her eighth double-double of the season with 13 points and 13 rebounds and Elise Gordon added 12 points and five rebounds.

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