This Week in Saint Michael's College Athletics: December 2-8

This Week in Saint Michael's College Athletics: December 2-8

Upcoming Schedule:

Sunday, December 15
Men's Basketball @ Post, 1 p.m. 

Monday, December 16
Women's Basketball vs. Bridgeport, 1 p.m. 

Wednesday, December 18
Women's Basketball vs. Assumption, 5:30 p.m.*
Men's Basketball vs. Assumption, 7:30 p.m.* 

* Northeast-10 Conference Event

 

Men's Basketball (2-6, 0-3) Falls to Regionally-Ranked Southern New Hampshire in NE10 Play

The Saint Michael's College men's basketball team fell in a Northeast-10 Conference game to regionally-ranked Southern New Hampshire University, 83-64, on Wednesday. The Penmen were ranked 10th in the latest D2SIDA East Region Media Poll. Junior Walker Storey (Shelburne, Vt./Champlain Valley Union) led the Purple Knights with 14 points and three rebounds and shot 3-for-8 from behind the arc. First-year Kasai Brown (Brooklyn, N.Y./Millbrook School) had 13 points and eight rebounds, and sophomore Jontai Williams (Bronx, N.Y./Cardinal Hayes) finished with 10 points, three assists, and two steals. Senior Jordan Guzman (Staten Island, N.Y./Xaverian) recorded eight points, three rebounds, and two steals, and redshirt junior Thomas Jackson III (Middletown, Conn./Holderness School) had eight points.

 

Women's Basketball (5-3, 0-3) Goes 1-1, Falling to Southern New Hampshire and Beating Vermont Tech

The Saint Michael's College women's basketball team went 1-1 last week, falling to Northeast-10 Conference foe Southern New Hampshire University, 69-57, on Wednesday and beating Vermont Technical College, 96-49, on Saturday. Vermont Tech was ranked 12th in the latest United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) Division II national poll.

Sophomore Emma MacDonough (South Burlington, Vt./South Burlington) led the Purple Knights with 16 points and five rebounds against Southern New Hampshire. Senior Taylor Miller (Falmouth, Mass./Falmouth) recorded eight points and eight rebounds, six of which were offensive. Senior Brianna Purcell (Bedford, N.H./Bedford) had eight points, eight rebounds, and six assists, and classmate Alyssa Breunig (Trumbull, Conn./Trumbull) finished with eight points, five rebounds, and two steals. Junior Nicole Anderson (Kittery Point, Maine/Marianapolis Prep) had six points, three rebounds, and four assists, and senior Cassandra Falone (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) had six points, shooting 2-for-3 from behind the arc. Sophomore Nicole Ladas (Glastonbury, Conn./Tilton School) added three assists.

Against Vermont Tech, Purcell finished with 16 points, 12 assists, nine rebounds and four steals and shot 5-for-8 from the field. Miller recorded 16 points and six rebounds and shot 6-for-8. Anderson had 14 points, six assists and four rebounds and went 2-for-5 from three-point range. MacDonough finished with 14 points, four steals, three rebounds, and two blocks. Breunig recorded 11 points, eight rebounds and three blocks and shot 5-for-7. Ladas had nine points and two rebounds in the win. Purcell passed Marilyn Ferreira '11 (328) to take over ninth place in program history in career assists (339), and Anderson passed Sue Cahill '90 (101) to take over 11th in threes (102).

 

Men's Ice Hockey (6-3-1, 3-2) Goes 2-0, Beating Southern New Hampshire and Castleton

The Saint Michael's College men' ice hockey team went 2-0 last week, earning a Northeast-10 Conference win over Southern New Hampshire University, 5-2, on Friday and a non-conference win over Castleton University, 7-0, on Saturday. The Penmen were the defending NE10 Championship titlist and entered the weekend first in the league with a perfect 4-0 conference mark.

Against Southern New Hampshire, junior Paul McAuliffe (Newton, Mass./Kimball Union Academy) and sophomore Matt Egan (Hingham, Mass./Kimball Union Academy) both recorded a goal and an assist. Junior Thomas Flack (Toronto Ontario/Saint Michael's Buzzers) finished with two assists and went 14-for-29 on faceoffs, and sophomore Andy Ide (Barrington, R.I/Cushing Academy) had two assists. Juniors Tyler Dorval (Liverpool, N.Y./Liverpool), Brandon Mitchell (North Scituate, R.I./Pomfret School) and Cameron Stewart (Sabattus, Maine/East Coast Wizards) all added goals. Junior Andrew Olevitz (Winthrop, Mass./Northern Cyclones) recorded three blocks and went plus-3 on the night, and sophomore Andrew DeCristoforo (Medway, Mass/South Shore Kings) also finished plus-3. Senior Tim Decker (Liverpool, N.Y./Canterbury School) made 27 saves. Junior Sel Narby (Huntington, N.Y./Connecticut Junior Rangers) and sophomore Colin O'Connor (North Haven, Conn./Connecticut RoughRiders) both finished with one assist in the win. First-year Matt Schreiner (Falmouth, Mass./Walpole Express) was 10-for-17 on draws and Mitchell 7-for-11.

Against Castleton, which had upset No. 2 Norwich University on Friday, Schreiner recorded two goals and one assist and went 10-for-16 on faceoffs. McAuliffe recorded two goals, and first-year Sam Johnson (Freeport, Maine/Walpole Express) scored his first career goal and added an assist. Olevitz and Stewart both recorded one goal and one assist. Flack and first-year Jeremy Routh (Hamden, Conn./New Hampshire Junior Monarchs) had two assists apiece,  and Narby recorded one while posting a plus-4 rating. First-year Alec Lindberg (Bedford, N.H./Hampton Roads Whalers) recorded a 40-save shutout, the first of his career. DeCristoforo, juniors Paul Cerdà (Puigcerdà, Catalunya/Buffalo State) and junior Ethan Hendrickson (Budd Lake, N.J./New Jersey Rockets), and first-year Paulius Macijauskas (Kėdainiai, Lithuania/Rice Memorial Prep) all recorded assists in the win.

 

Women's Ice Hockey (2-10-1, 2-7) Finishes Weekend Series 0-1-1 Against Nationally-Regarded Colby

The Saint Michael's College women's ice hockey team went 0-1-1 in a weekend series against Colby College, which was receiving votes toward the U.S. College Hockey Online (USCHO) Division III national poll. On Friday, the Purple Knights tied the Mules, 1-1, before losing 3-0 on Saturday.

On Friday, first-year Callie Wiley (Andover, Mass./Andover) scored her first career goal on a power play with 2:56 remaining in regulation, with assists coming from seniors Arianna Boscia (Cranston, R.I./La Salle Academy) and Alissa Sullivan (Hingham, Mass./Hingham). First-year Maeghan Kennard (Hamlin, N.Y./Niagara Jr. Purple Eagles) went 17-for-30 on faceoffs and recorded two blocks. Senior Vika Simons (Essex Junction, Vt./Minnesota Duluth Club) made 49 saves in the draw. On Saturday, Kennard went 15-for-21 on faceoffs, and Simons made 49 saves.