College roundup: Yale hockey nets first win over BU since 1982

Junior forward John Hayden scored a pair of goals, including the winner 6:31 into the third period as the 15th-ranked Yale men’s hockey team halted a three-game skid, pulling out a 3-2 win over 11th-ranked Boston University in New Haven Friday night.

It was the Bulldogs’ first victory over BU since Dec. 8, 1982 — a 4-1 win at Walter Brown Arena — ending a 7-0-2 streak for the Terriers that included a 3-2 triumph in last year’s NCAA regional in Manchester, N.H.

“Our guys needed a win,” said Yale coach Keith Allain. “We certainly earned it, we’ve been working hard all week.


“Margins are so small, and our fourth line helped pushed us over tonight.”

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With BU freshman Ryan Cloonan off for a five-minute boarding major and subsequent game misconduct at 18:13 of the second period, Hayden converted the power-play chance to put Yale (6-4-2) on top, 2-1. He added his second in the third on a 3 on 2 to make it 3-1.

BU (8-6-3) closed within 3-2 on freshman Bobo Carpenter’s strike on the man advantage with 4:30 remaining. Alex Lyon (27 saves) denied the Terriers the rest of the way.

“There was a bitter taste in our mouths from last spring,” said Hayden. “That attributed to some of our energy tonight.”

Merrimack 3, UConn 3 (OT) — The 19th-ranked Warriors (6-4-5, 2-3-5 Hockey East) rallied with three third-period goals, including a go-ahead tally from Justin Hussar at 16:23, but Joseph Masonius scored two minutes later as the Huskies (5-10-1, 3-7-1) earned the tie in Hartford.


Union 4, UMass 3 (OT) — Sebastian Vidmar scored with nine seconds left in overtime as the Dutchmen (6-6-4) denied the Minutemen (6-8-4) in Amherst. Union built a 3-1 second-period cushion but UMass rallied in the final period on tallies from Ray Pigozzi (2 goals) and Shane Walsh (team-leading 12th).

Nic Reynard had 32 saves.

Vermont 4, St. Lawrence 0 — Freshman Packy Munson made 30 saves in his first career start and sophomores Kevin Irwin and Jarrid Privitera each registered a goal and an assist as the Catamounts (5-10-1) shut the door on the 13th-ranked Saints (9-5-2) in Burlington.

Malcolm McKinney scored his first of the season late in the first period, Irvin connected at 13:39 of the second period before the ’Cats broke the game open in the third scores by Privitera and Brian Bowen.

New Hampshire 6, Dartmouth 3 — Senior Dan Correale triggered a four-goal first period, scoring on a wraparound 7:43 in and sophomore linemate Andrew Poturalski struck for his 15th and 16th goals of the season as the Wildcats (6-6-4) topped the Big Green (3-7-1) in Durham. Maxim Gaudreault added two goals for UNH.


Women’s basketball

UConn 73, Florida State 49 — Seniors Breanna Stewart (16 points, 7 assists, 6 blocks, 5 steals) and Morgan Tuck (18 points) powered the top-ranked Huskies (8-0) to their 45th straight victory, sinking the 11th-ranked Seminoles (7-2) in the Hall of Fame Showcase in Uncasville, Conn.