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Dartmouth skates past UVM
BURLINGTON -- Dartmouth senior J.T. Wyman scored two goals and had an assist to lift the Big Green to a 4-2 win over Vermont in front of the 60th straight sellout of 4,003 at Gutterson Fieldhouse on Sunday afternoon. Sophomores Brayden Irwin (Toronto, Ontario) and Jay Anctil (Wolfeboro, N.H.) each scored goals in the loss that put the Catamounts at 0-3-1 (0-0-1 Hockey East) on the season. The victory came in the season opener for Dartmouth (1-0-0). Big Green senior goalie Mike Devine made 31 saves to earn his 37th career victory. Freshman defenseman Evan Stephens scored an even strength goal and junior Rob Pritchard added a power-play goal. Sophomore Mike Spillane (Bow, N.H.) turned away 27 shots in his first start of the season for the Catamounts. Vermont led the game 1-0 after the first period and outshot Dartmouth 17-8 in the first 20 minutes. But the Big Green responded with four unanswered goals in the next 38 minutes to pick up the victory. UVM Women lose on the road
HANOVER, N.H. -- Nicole Rutas shorthanded goal 2:11 into overtime gave Dartmouth a 4-3 win over Vermont in womens college hockey Friday night at Thompson Arena. Kristen Olychuck (Kelowna, B.C.) made 41 saves and Chelsea Furlani (Colchester, Vt.) had a goal and an assist for the Catamounts in a very spirited effort against the nations ninth-ranked team in their season opener. Vermont (4-3-0) took advantage of their few good scoring opportunities to keep pace with Dartmouth, the defending ECAC champion. Despite being out-shot, 45-17, Olychuck and the UVM defense also limited the Big Green to very few second chances in front of the goal throughout much of the contest. Vermont made three great bids for the game-winner in the extra session on shots by Kate Lesniak (Buffalo, N.Y.) and Kristi Anderson (Naperville, Ill) before Rutas goal ended it. Ruta drove toward the net from the right saide and her shot was first stopped by Olychuck before the puck trickled in after a goalmouth scramble.

Mens Soccer

UVM tops Maine
ORONO, Maine -- Second half goals by Lee Stephane Kouadio (Woodlyn, Pa.) and Loren Hill (Eugene, Ore.) lifted Vermont to a 2-0 victory at Maine in America East mens soccer Wednesday afternoon at Alumni Field. With the win, the Catamounts improve to 2-2-2 (eight points) in conference play with two games, both at home, to go in the regular season. After dropping two of its first three league games, UVM has gone 1-0-2 in its last three to move to third place. The Catamounts defense, led by keeper Roger Scully (East Lyme, Conn.), has now recorded three straight shutouts and today Vermont got a needed boost from its offense. Kouadio finished a nifty feed from Justin Geibel (Boxford, Mass.) in the 63rd minute for his second goal of the season to put the Cats on the board. Hill, on an assist from Tyler Hasman (Portland, Ore.), gave Vermont (5-9-2 overall) a key insurance goal with 7:27 to go. St. Michaels eliminated in quarterfinals
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Saint Michael's College men's soccer team (10-5-4) saw its season come to an end on Sunday, as the sixth-seeded Purple Knights fell to third-seeded Southern Connecticut State University, 1-0, in the Northeast-10 Conference Quarterfinals at Jess Dow Field. Senior Tim Williamson (Wakefield, R.I./Barrington) stopped three shots for the Purple Knights, but allowed the game's lone goal in the 76th minute.

Womens Soccer

UVM loses in last regular season game
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. Senior Sara Flowers handed out an assist on each of Hartfords goals to help the Hawks post a 2-0 victory over Vermont in the regular season finale for both teams on Sunday afternoon. Hartford improves to 7-6-4 overall and 5-1-2 in league play and has earned a spot in the upcoming America East playoffs which begin Thursday (Nov. 1). Vermont closes out the 2007 campaign with a record of 3-14-1 overall and a 2-6-0 mark in the conference. The Hawks would take the 1-0 led into halftime, despite a slight 9-8 advantage in shots in favor of the Catamounts. Season ends for Purple Knights
LOWELL, Mass. - The Saint Michael's College women's soccer team (8-7-3, 4-7-3 Northeast-10 Conference) was eliminated from NE-10 playoff contention on the final day of the regular season on Tuesday, falling at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, 1-0. Despite the loss, Saint Michael's ends the season with its first winning campaign since 2002.

Cross Country

St. Mikes fairs well at championships
EASTON, Mass. - The Saint Michael's College women placed seventh out of 15 schools, while the Purple Knight men finished 13th, at the 2007 Northeast-10 Conference Cross Country Championships on Sunday, hosted by Stonehill College. On the women's side, junior Mary Lynn Denholm (Sparks, Md./Okemo Mountain School) placed 25th out of 131 runners in a time of 20:16.0, leading a balanced attacked. Classmate Rachel Baxter (Rowayton, Conn./Proctor Academy) was right behind Denholm, placing 26th in a time of 20:19.9. Three other Purple Knights ran the course in less than 22 minutes On the men's side, junior Matt Alexander (Richmond, Vt./Mount Mansfield Union) finished 67th out of 133 runners, finishing in a time of 28:50.9. Freshman Brendan Flynn (Cape Elizabeth, Maine/Cape Elizabeth) was second for Saint Michael's, finishing 78th with a time of 29:27.0. Saint Michael's resumes to action on November 3 with the NCAA Regionals, held at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, N.Y. Eight is the magic number for UVM
STONY BROOK, N.Y. The University of Vermont mens and womens cross country teams each finished eighth at the America East Cross Country Championships hosted by Stony Brook University on Saturday morning. Sophomore Doug Maisey (Gwyendd Valley, Pa.) led the mens team. He posted a time of 27:27.4 over the 8K course to finish 31st overall. Senior Chris Healy (Denver, Colo.) was second for Vermont at 28:16.0 and junior Tom Cheney (Milton, Vt.) was the third UVM runner across the finish line at 28:16.2. Sophomore Eric Hill (East Aurora, N.Y.) and junior Liam Fitzsimmons (Montpelier, Vt.) also recorded points for the Catamounts at the race. Hill finished with a time of 28:35.0, while Fitzsimmons was clocked at 28:43.1. In the womens race, sophomore Aly Millett (Half Moon Bay, Calif.) led Vermont. She finished 22nd overall with a time of 19:06.1 on the 5K course. Freshmen Hannah Masse (Fitchburgh, Mass.) and Julianne Crisafulli (Syracuse, N.Y.) placed 38th and 39th, respectively with times of 19:56.6 and 20:01.5. Junior Danielle Cloutier-Simmons (Milton, Vt.) and sophomore Kailey Jasper (Whitby, Ontario) rounded out the scoring runners for the Catamounts.

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