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Three NESCAC men's teams hit the ice in non-conference action on Tuesday night and all three skated away winners. Colby and Bowdoin both topped NEHC foes as Colby pulled away for a 7-4 win over the University of New England and Bowdoin downed Southern Maine, 4-1, while Amherst beat Assumption, 4-2.
Colby's Devin Albert rolled up a four-point night in the Mules' 7-4 non-conference win over the University of New England.
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In Waterville, Colby and UNE traded goals for the opening 40 minutes and were deadlocked 3-3 after two, but the Mules struck four times in the final period two lock up the win.
Cam MacDonald, Mario Benicky, Jonathan Sdao and Alex Walsh all scored in the third period for Colby (6-8-4), who outshot UNE 34-23 on the night.
Devin Albert registered a goal and three assists to lead the Mules, while MacDonald and E.J. Rauseo both finished with a goal and an assist. Colby netminder Emerson Verrier made 19 saves to get the win, while Mason Riley made 27 stops for UNE (11-6-2).
An hour down the road in Brunswick, Mitch Barrington, Matt Rubinoff and Matthew Lison all scored in the first 10:11 of the opening period to stake Bowdoin a 3-0 lead. Southern Maine's Patrick Magliano scored at 11:29 of the period to reduce the deficit to 3-1, but it was as close as the Huskies would get.
Lison added an empty-netter in the final minute for Bowdoin (8-7-3), and also assisted on the first two goals of the game en route to a four-point night. Peter Cronin made 32 saves to get the win in goal for the Polar Bears, while Kyle Shapiro stopped 24 shots for Southern Maine (5-13-1).
Elsewhere in the NESCAC, Amherst's 4-2 win over Division II Assumption marked its third win in its last four outings. Phil Johansson scored twice for the Amherst, while Thomas Lindstrom notched a goal and an assist, and Topher Flanagan dished out three assists. Amherst rolled up 48 shots on the night and goaltender Conor Girard made 23 saves to get his first win of the season.
One women's NESCAC women's team was also in action and Connecticut College made it a perfect night for the league with a 6-0 blanking of Manhattanville. Jordan Cross posted a goal and two assists for the Camels, while Elena Gualtieri and Julie Beattie both had a goal and an assist. Katherine Chester made 15 saves to get the shutout win in goal for Conn College, who improved to 8-7-1 on the year.
Not to get lost in the non-conference shuffle was a key SUNYAC meeting that featured No. 12 SUNY Geneseo traveling to Oswego State in a game originally slated for last Friday. Trevor Hills' second goal of the night put the visiting Knights up 2-1 at 12:23 of the second period, and a David Ripple power play tally at 14:47 extended the Geneseo lead to 3-1, which proved to be the final margin.
Now 12-3-3 overall and 6-2-1 in the SUNYAC, the win extended Geneseo's unbeaten streak to five games and kept the Knights just one point behind league-leading Plattsburgh State in the conference race. Meanwhile, Oswego fell to 9-7-2 overall and 6-4-1 in the SUNYAC and sits in a tie for third with Potsdam, one point behind Geneseo, though the Lakers have played two more games than Potsdam, Geneseo and Plattsburgh.
Both teams registered 25 shots on the night, but Geneseo's Devin McDonald won the goaltending battle as he made 24 saves to score his tenth win of the year.
Finally, No. 10 UW-River Falls also hit the ice on Tuesday and the Falcons pulled away for a comfortable 3-0 win non-conference win over Bethel. Tanner Milliron made 19 saves to pick up his third shutout of the season, while Danny Hamburg, Kyle Gattelaro and Ryan Doner all scored for the Falcons, who are now 13-5-3.