Boston U. Wins Regular-Season Title; Albany, UVM, SBU Clinch Playoff Spots
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Boston University claimed its sixth-straight overall and fifth-straight outright America East regular-season title on Thursday, as part of a very eventful day on the pitch in the conference. The Terriers have won every regular-season title since 2007 and now have 10 as a program.
Also on Thursday, Vermont, Stony Brook and Albany all clinched spots, joining Hartford, Maine and New Hampshire who had already locked-up spots. Hartford cinched the No. 1 seed in the tournament for the first time since 2006. We finished the day with Maine sitting as the No. 2 seed with 11 points, and three teams tied at the No. 3 seed (Vermont, Stony Brook, New Hampshire) with 10 points. Albany stands as the No. 6 seed right now, and clinched a spot thanks to Binghamton’s win over UMBC.
Thursday, October 18
- Raven Edwards tallied a goal in the 105th minute to give Stony Brook a, 1-0, double-overtime win at New Hampshire.
- The win locked-up a spot in the 2012 America East Championship for the Seawolves and created a three-way tie for the No. 3 seed with the Wildcats and Vermont.
- Ashley Castanio made six saves in net to Stony Brook to pick up the shutout.
- New Hampshire finished with a 21-17 edge in shots.
- In one of the more exciting games of the conference season, Albany and Maine finished in a, 3-3, draw.
- The Black Bears jumped out to an early, 1-0, lead on a goal by Nikki Misener in the sixth minute of play. Maine added on and claimed a, 2-0, advantage before halftime when Charlene Achille struck in the 34th minute.
- The action really picked up early in the second half, as the teams combined to score four goals in just 1:39.
- The Great Danes accounted for three of those, beginning with Casey Marks and Shayla Bergeron scoring less than a minute apart to tie the game at two.
- Just 33 seconds after that, Alex Abrahams gave the Black Bears the lead once again in the 55th minute.
- Albany responded just 11 seconds later, when Chelsea DeVerna tied the game at three on an assist by Shayla Bergeron.
- Vermont scored two goals in the second half to beat Hartford, 2-0, Thursday afternoon.
- The win was the second-straight for the Catamounts, and clinched the team a spot in the America East Championship.
- Hartford still clinched the No. 1 overall seed with the loss by New Hampshire.
- Ally Ramos notched her second shutout in the last three games for Vermont, making eight saves.
- Haley Marks broke open the scoring in the 66th minute, firing a free kick from outside the penalty area into the upper 90. Bre Pletnik added a penalty kick 10 minutes later to provide the insurance.
- It was Vermont's first win over the Hawks since 2005.
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- Emily Pape and Kaitlyn Martin scored in the first half, and Rebecca Raber added another in the second half to give Binghamton a, 3-0, win over UMBC.
- The win by the Bearcats clinched a playoff spot for Albany, as the Great Danes own the tiebreak over Binghamton.