Boston U Clinches Share of Regular-Season Title; Maine, UNH Clinch Earn Playoff Spots
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Boston University clinched at-least a share of its sixth-straight America East Conference regular-season title, while both Maine and New Hampshire clinched spots in the America East Championship to highlight Sunday's action. The Black Bears notched a, 2-1, win over the Wildcats, but both teams clinched a playoff berth with a loss by Binghamton and a tie by UMBC. The teams join Hartford as the only three squads to clinch spots in the 2012 championship. Three of Sunday's games were decided by one goal, to go with one tie.
Sunday, October 14
- Boston University clinched at-least a share of its sixth-straight America East regular-season title with a, 1-0, win over Binghamton on Sunday. The Terriers can win the title outright with a win in their regular-season finale, or losses by Hartford in each of its last two games.
- After a scoreless first half, Clare Pleuler scored her second goal of the season just over a minute into the second half to help the Terriers to the win.
- Andrea Green recorded her third-straight shutout, making four saves for Boston U.
- It was the eighth-straight win for the Terriers and 31st-straight in conference play.
- The Black Bears scored two goals in the second-half to grab a, 2-1, win over New Hampshire on Sunday. Both teams clinched a spot in the America East Championship, as UMBC tied and Binghamton lost.
- After freshman Kirstyn Corder scored in the first half to give the Wildcats the lead, Lisa Bijman and Maddie Hill scored within five minutes of each other midway through the second half to give Maine the win.
- Maine currently has the edge on the No. 2 seed in the America East Championship, as both the Black Bears and Wildcats have 10 points with two games remaining, but Maine owns the advantage with the head-to-head win.
- Bria Bass gave UMBC a, 1-0, lead in the first half, but Sa'sha Kershaw converted a penalty kick in the second half to give the Seawolves and Retrievers a, 1-1, tie on Sunday.
- UMBC had two draws over the weekend, and remains in contention for a spot in the America East Championship.
- Vermont earned an important, 2-1, win over Albany, giving the Catamounts seven points and putting them one point ahead of Albany, and four ahead of UMBC with two games remaining.
- With the score tied at one, Alexandra Dezenzo netted a goal in the 62nd minute of action to give Vermont the victory.
- It was the third-straight loss for Albany, who is three points ahead of UMBC for the final spot in the America East Championship.
Thursday, October 11
- Neither team could find the back of the net in 110 minutes ended in a scoreless tie.
- The tie keeps Vermont two points ahead of UMBC for the final spot in the America East Championship with three games left to play for each team.
- Lauren Kadet made 10 stops in net for UMBC, while Ally Ramos made seven for Vermont.
- Larissa Nysch scored two goals, while three other Seawolves also found the back of the net to give Stony Brook a, 5-1, win over Maine.
- Nysch scored two goals a minute apart in the first half that would prove to be all Stony Brook would need.
- Raven Edwards, Taryn Schoenbeck and Aley Leonardi also scored for the Seawolves, giving Stony Brook a, 5-0, lead at one point.
- Alex Abrahams scored the goal for Maine.
- Emma Clark scored in the 76th minute, firing a low shot into the right-hand side of the net off a cross from Jessica Morrow to give Boston University a, 1-0, win over Hartford in a match-up of unbeaten teams.
- The win put Boston University alone in first-place in the America East at 6-0, while Hartford sits second at 5-1.
- It was the seventh-straight win for the Terriers, including the 30th-straight America East win. The loss snapped Hartford's seven-game unbeaten streak.
- Meghan Ledwith broke a scoreless game in the 90th minute, sending New Hampshire to a 1-0 road win over Albany.
- The victory put New Hampshire alone in third place in the conference with 10 points, and just five points behind Hartford for the No. 1 seed in the America East Championship.
- The Wildcats moved to 9-4-0 all-time versus the Great Danes.