New England D3 Report: Week 8

NED3 Report week 8

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Tufts (10-1) Williams 22-15, Hamilton 19-10, Endicott 11-10 OT

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Amherst (10-2) Wes 18-17 OT, Colby 12-9, Conn College 15-9

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Western NE (9-3) RWU 11-7, Endicott 12-10, Nichols 13-4

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Middlebury (6-4) Hamilton 12-8, Bates 15-12, Springfield 10-8

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Keene St (7-3) West Ct 20-7, Bowdoin 13-12

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Bowdoin (9-2) Bates 14-10, Conn College 9-5, Keene St 12-13

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Bates (8-3) 10-14 Bowdoin, 12-15 Midd

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Wesleyan (8-3) Amherst 17-18 OT, Williams 19-17, Trinity 15-12

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Williams (6-5) Tufts 15-22, Wes 17-19, Hamilton 10-9

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Springfield (4-7) Babson 10-9 OT, Mass Maritime 18-6, Midd 8-10
Dropped out: RogerWilliams

We are a little late with this week’s report because we wanted include the hot midweek action from the last couple of days. Lots of inter conference games with some surprising results.

Tufts taken to OT by Endicott

The Gulls have been struggling most of the season, against top flight teams in particular. But they may have played their best game Tuesday night at Tufts. However they came up just short on a 11-10 score in OT.

As has been the case most of the season Tommy Hughes led the Gulls from the faceoff X going 11/21 and adding a goal and an assist. Colin Bannon shot 5/14 to lead the attack. Top goal scorer Will Jennings was a scratch for the Gulls.

Tufts sharpshooter Kyle Howard Johnson only shot 1/10 on the night, but the one was a laser from out deep in OT to give the Jumbos the victory. The Jumbos took advantage of a late penalty that carried over from the 4th. With no faceoff keeping Hughes out of the picture it took less than a minute to cash in on EMO.

Endicott came in with a great game plan, slowed the pace and nearly pulled the upset.

Western New England Rolls on the Road

Going into last week Western New England had two tough CCC road games at Endicott and Roger Williams. These games in all likelihood would determine venues and seedings for the CCC tourney.

The Golden Bears fell behind Roger Williams 5-1 at the half before Dave Cedrone(16/22) took over the faceoff X. WNE controlled the ball en route to a 5-0 3rd quarter , as they went on to win 11-7.

On the weekend they were able to grind out a tough 12-10 result over Endicott. I really like the balance scoring they have, also very few unforced errors on their side. Unless there is a major surprise WNE will have home field throughout the CCC playoffs, while Endicott and Roger Williams will battle for 2nd seed. They have a big match up at RWU in a couple of weeks.

Keene St comes back on the Road

Bowdoin had been the surprise of the NESCAC this season, as they are in the National Top 10 with only an opening day defeat to Amherst. They were in full force as they jumped to a 7-1 lead at home versus Keene St. However, Keene St used a 7-1 3rd quarter to propel them to the victory. This came despite Bowdoin holding an advantage in FO 16-12 and saves 13-7. As usual Bryan Rotatori (4g, 1a), Tyler McKelvie (2g, 3a) and Tyler Reilly (3g) led the offense. The Owls should win the Little East AQ without much opposition. They are a talented group that will give any team a run for their money come May.

3 Stars:

1st Star: Ben Andreycak, Tufts: Shot 9/14 with 6 assists in games versus Williams, Hamilton and Endicott. The senior really is emerging and taking heat off of John Uppgren and is shooting a robust 40%.

2nd Star: Harry Stanton, Wesleyan: Shot 15/33 in games versus Amherst, Williams and Trinity. On a side note the Cardinals have the nicest uniforms this season, sweet helmet package.

3rd Star: Quinn Maroney, Amherst: Shot 7/25 with 16 assists versus Wesleyan, Colby and Conn College. Dished out 9 assists versus Conn College in a 15-9 win.

Faceoff player of the Week:

Dave Cedrone, Western New England: Was 39/58, 67% in 3 games this past week against Roger Williams, Endicott and Nichols. Also picked up 25 GB’s for the week. Was a perfect 10/10 versus Nichols.

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