Bulletin Board: UMass hockey falls, 2-0

Freshman goalie Mike Santaguida stopped all 39 shots he faced Sunday to backstop Vermont to a 2-0 victory over UMass in Hockey East action at Gutterson Field House in Burlington, Vt.

The Catamounts (5-5-1, 4-4-0 HE) completed a weekend sweep of the Minutemen following their 3-2 win Friday night in Amherst.

Jake Fallon put Vermont on top with a goal late in the first period and Mario Puskarich added a power-play goal midway through the third. Chris McCarthy assisted on both goals for the Catamounts.

Steve Mastalerz made 32 saves in defeat for the Minutemen (3-9-2, 1-6-2 HE), who travel to Hamden, Conn., Saturday to face 4th-ranked Quinnipiac at 7 p.m.

UMass football clocked

Central Michigan ran out to a 27-0 halftime lead Saturday and went on to a 37-0 shutout of UMass in Mid-American Conference football in Mount Pleasant, Mich.

Cooper Rush threw a pair of touchdown passes to Titus Davis, Tony Annese returned an interception for a touchdown and Ron Coluzzi kicked three field goals for the Chippewas (5-6, 4-3 MAC).

The Minutemen (1-10, 1-6 MAC) got 93 rushing yards from freshman back Shadrach Abrokwah in his first collegiate action. UMass was shut out for the second time this season, managed only 173 yards of total offense and turned the ball over four times, three on interceptions of quarterback A.J. Doyle.

UMass closes the 2013 regular season Friday at 2 p.m. against Ohio (6-5, 3-4 MAC) in Athens, Ohio.

Women’s hoops wins

Kim Pierre-Louis scored 17 of her game-high 19 points in the second half and pulled down nine rebounds as UMass rallied to defeat Hartford, 63-59, in women’s basketball action Saturday in West Hartford, Conn.

Emily Mital had 12 points and Kiara Bomben 10 for the Minutewomen (2-3), who won their second straight game after an 0-3 start.

UMass travels to Worcester tomorrow night to face Holy Cross in a 7 p.m. game.



Northfield Mount Hermon School outscored Elevate Prep (Fla.) 47-19 in the second half of Saturday’s National Prep Showcase boys’ basketball game en route to a 80-49 win at Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, Conn.

Aaron Falzon led the Hoggers with 17 points and nine rebounds, while Daquon Ervin chipped in 14 points, six assists, four rebounds and two steals. AJ Brodeur collected 11 points and seven boards, and Jase Harrison added 5 points, six rebounds, four assists and four steals.

• On Friday, Falzon went 9-of-16 from behind the arc and finished with 37 points and eight rebounds to help NMH to a 89-46 win over St. John’s Military Academy.

Brodeur added 14 points and nine boards in the win, while Jerome Desrosiers collected 10 points and four boards.


Kyle Redmond stopped all 16 shots he faced to earn the shutout during NMH’s 6-0 boys’ prep hockey victory over the Hoosac School Saturday at McCollum Arena in Gill.

Ben Freeman and Corey Moriarty each finished with four points in the victory.


Greenfield/Turners tickets

Tickets are on sale for Thursday morning’s football game when Greenfield High School travels to Turners Falls High School at 10:30.

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased in Turners Falls at Scotty’s, FL Roberts, St. Kazimierz Society, Montague Elks Lodge and the main office at Turners Falls High School. In Greenfield, tickets can be purchased at Adams Donuts, Taylor’s Tavern, Greenfield Grille and Greenfield Lodge of Elks.

Youth hockey

Squirts win

Kyle Barnes scored three times on Sunday to help Franklin County Hockey Association Collura Dental Chompers to a 5-4 win over Amherst White in a Greater Springfield League Squirt Division hockey game at the Mullins Center in Amherst.

Hunter Haughey and Aidan Roche each had one goal in the win, and Sam Knight picked up an assist. Trevor Parkinson made 15 saves to backstop the win.

Peewees fall

Jacob Smith scored on an assist from Skyler Dodge, but FCHA suffered a 2-1 loss to Wilbraham Twin Meadows in a GSL Peewee Division game Sunday at Collins-Moylan Arena in Greenfield.

Riley Drew made 19 saves for FCHA, which played well defensively and killed numerous penalties to keep the game close.

Bantams win

Mason Whiteman and Tierney Roche each finished with two goals on Sunday and FCHA Gilmore & Farrell Insurance Warriors defeated Amherst, 6-1, in a GSL Bantam game in Greenfield.

Aurel Pydych and Bryce Jordan each added one goal in the win. Camden Barnes, Emma Wesoloski, Ethan LaFleur, Cassidhe Wozniak, Alex Malinowski, Pydych and Whiteman each finished with one assist.

Dalton Rice and Finnegan O’Connor combined to make 17 saves.

• On Saturday, Jacob Bailey scored twice as the Warriors doubled up the Nonotuck Knights, 6-3, in Amherst.

Bryce Jordan, Alec Jordan, Wozniak and Malinowski each scored once for Gilmore & Farrell, while Miles Hiler, Bryce Jordan and Malinowski picked up one assist apiece. Rice and O’Connor combined to stop 15 shots in the win.


Bluefish win

Olivia Whittier set a record in the girls’ ages 11-12 division 200 yard individual medley with a time of 2 minutes, 56 seconds to help the Montague Bluefish to a 418-399 win over Ludlow in a Pioneer Valley Swim League meet at the Ludlow Boys’ and Girls’ Club.

Whittier won the 200 individual medley and the girls’ 50 breast stroke in 39.55. In other girls’ 11-12 events, Karissa Olson won the 50 free (34.44) and the 100 free (1:16.58), while Jade Tyler won the 50 back (40.40) and took second in the 50 butterfly. Karlie Porter won the 200 free (2:47.39) and took third in the 50 fly, Matilda Hall placed second in the 100 free, Ella Potee-Martin came in second in the 50 free and third in the 50 back, and Lily VanBaaren placed second in the 50 breast and third in the 100 free.

In boys’ 11-12 action, Cameron Bradley won the 200 IM (2:59.88) and the 50 fly (36.02), while Eric Albanese matched the feat with a pair of wins of his own, capturing the 200 free (3:14.77) and the 50 back (44.56). Riley Porter won the 50 breast (45.06) and took second in the 50 back, and Mosiayah Harvey-Ahmai won the 100 free (1:24.16) and placed second in the 50 free. Jason Albanese placed second in the 200 IM and the 50 fly, Jiro Roma took second in the 200 free and the 50 breast, and Morgan Downham came in second in the 100 free and third in the 50 free.

Rylie Hager-Stone won the 50 free (28.34) and the 100 back (1:14.49) in the girls’ 13-14 division, while Eliza Kelton took second in the 100 free and the 100 breast. In boys’ 13-14 division action, Nick Dragicevich won the 100 breast (1:30.04) and came in second in the 50 free. In girls’ 15-18 racing, Chloe Nunn won the 100 free (1:10.75) and came in second in the 200 IM, while Lizz Saulnier won the 50 free (30.43) and came in second in the 100 breast. Jay Fritz won the 100 free (59.87) and came in second in the 50 free in boys’ 15-18 division swimming.

Lucia Doulette won the 25 free (22.67) and came in second in the 50 free in girls’ 8 & under action, while Sadie Rowan won the 50 free (55.52) and took second in the 25 free. Taryn McDonough won the 25 breast (31.28), while Ainslee Flynn came in second in the 100 IM and the 25 breast. Hazel Reeder added a second in the 25 fly and a third in the 100 IM. In boys’ 8 & under action, Ben Tardiff took second in the 25 back and third in the 25 free, while Henry Stephenson-Ryan came in second in the 50 free.

Justice Alexander won both the 50 free (37.63) and the 50 fly (46.69) in the girls’ 9-10 division, while Veda Ruth Harvey-Ahmai won the 100 IM (1:34.16) and placed second in the 50 fly. Charlotte Doulette won the 100 free (1:32.73) and took second in the 50 free, and Abigayle Heathwaite won the 50 back (50.26). Lucy Brock won the 50 breast (47.51) and took second in the 100 IM, Paige Loughman took second in the 50 back and third in the 50 free, and Catherine Bezio came in second in the 50 breast and took third in the 50 fly. Rowan McKeon won a pair of events in boys’ 9-10 action, taking first in the 100 free (1:29.69) and the 50 back (46.37).

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