College roundup: Union men skate by Harvard

Harvard’s Eddie Ellis (7) tries to keep the puck away from Union forward Eli Lichtenwald (12).
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Harvard’s Eddie Ellis (7) tried to keep the puck away from Union forward Eli Lichtenwald (12).

Daniel Ciampini scored two goals and added two assists to lead visiting Union over the No. 4-ranked Harvard men’s hockey team, 5-4, Friday.

Ciampini opened the scoring for the Dutchmen (13-10-2, 5-7-1 ECAC) just 21 seconds into the first period.

Kyle Criscuolo tied the game at 2:47 and the Crimson (12-5-2, 8-4-2) went ahead in the first minute of the second period on a goal by Jake Horton. But Union scored three times in the second, with Ciampini’s second goal giving the Dutchmen a 4-3 lead at 10:05.


Mike Vecchione extended the lead at 12:10 of the third, on an assist from Ciampini. Harvard, which outshot Union, 30-26, closed within one on Victor Newell’s score at 19:09.

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Jimmy Vesey extended his point streak to 19 games with a goal and two assists, while Criscuolo and Tyler Moy each recorded two points to lead the Crimson offense.

Merrimack 2, UMass-Lowell 1 — Marc Biega scored the winner at 13:42 of the second as the No. 19 Warriors (14-8-3, 5-6-2 Hockey East) edged the 10th-ranked River Hawks (15-8-3, 8-5-2) in North Andover. Lowell closed within 1 on Adam Chapie’s goal at 4:39 of the third but couldn’t get the equalizer past Merrimack goalie Rasmus Tirronen, who had 51 saves.

BC 3, Providence 2 — Freshman Zach Sanford scored at 10:52 of the third period to lift the host Eagles (16-8-2, 9-5-2 Hockey East) over the Friars (16-9-1, 8-6-0). It was the fifth goal of the season for Sanford, who added an assist. Alex Tuch also had a goal and an assist.

Yale 4, Princeton 0 — The 16th-ranked Eli (12-6-2, 7-5-1 ECAC) scored four times in the second and went on to shut out the visiting Tigers (3-15-1, 1-12-0).


Quinnipiac 5, Brown 3 — Freshman Landon Smith scored a hat trick to lead the No. 18 Bobcats (16-8-1, 11-2-0 ECAC) over the host Bears (4-16-0, 1-12-0).

Dartmouth 3, Rensselaer 1 — The Big Green (8-8-4, 5-6-1 ECAC) took a 2-0 lead in the first and Kyle Nickerson’s shorthanded goal in the third completed a victory over the Engineers (9-18-1, 7-7-0) in Hanover, N.H.

Cornell 2, Colgate 1 — Matt Buckles scored at 0:57 of overtime to lift the visiting Big Red (9-9-2, 7-6-0 ECAC) over the Raiders (14-9-2. 6-5-2).

UConn 2, Maine 1 — Freshman Spencer Naas scored at 4:40 of overtime to lift the visiting Huskies (8-12-5, 5-6-2 Hockey East) over the Black Bears (10-16-1, 5-8-0).

UNH 5, Notre Dame 2 — Senior Matt Willows and freshman Andrew Poturalski each scored twice to lead the visiting Wildcats (9-14-2, 4-8-1 Hockey East) over the Irish (10-14-3, 5-5-3).

Women’s hockey


BC 4, Providence 2 — Freshman Kenzie Kent and juniors Haley Skarupa and Alex Carpenter all recorded multi-point games as the No. 1 Eagles (25-0-1, 16-0-0 Hockey East) topped the host Friars (6-17-4, 5-9-1). Skarupa had a pair of goals, including the winner on a power play at 12:00 of the third. Carpenter extended her point streak to 24 games.

Harvard 2, Quinnipiac 1 — Sydney Daniels scored at 3:26 of overtime to lift the No. 4 Crimson (15-3-2, 12-2-1 ECAC) over the fifth-ranked host Bobcats (20-4-3, 11-2-2). It was the fifth winner of the season for Daniels. Emerance Maschmayer had 26 saves for Harvard, and Chelsea Laden had 16 for Quinnipiac.

Northeastern 4, Vermont 3 — Junior Kendall Coyne scored twice to pace the Huskies (8-13-4, 7-8-1 Hockey East) past the host Catamounts (11-6-1, 2-13-0).

Men’s basketball

Arizona 57, Oregon State 34 — T.J. McConnell had a career-high eight steals to spark a smothering defensive performance by the No. 6 Wildcats. Arizona (20-2, 8-1 Pac-12) limited the Beavers to 28 percent shooting in earning its 34th straight home win.

Women’s basketball

Florida State 82, Georgia Tech 62 — Adut Bulgak had 12 points and nine rebounds to lead No. 9 Florida State (20-2, 7-1 ACC) over the host Yellow Jackets, extending the Seminoles’ winning streak to seven games.

Arizona State 68, Colorado 60 — Sophie Brunner and Katie Hempen scored 15 points each, combining for 21 in the second half, and the No. 11 Sun Devils (19-2, 8-2 Pac 12) defeated the host Buffaloes (9-11, 2-7).