Updated: October 18, 2012 8:10 pm (ET)
by America East Communications
- 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
Stony Brook (9-5-3, 3-3-1
AE) 1, at New Hampshire (5-10-2, 3-3-1 AE) 0 (2OT)
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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
Albany (5-10-2, 2-4-1
AE) 3, at Maine (7-6-3, 3-3-2) 3 (2OT)
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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.
at Vermont (4-11-1, 3-3-1
AE) 2, Hartford (9-4-3, 5-2-0 AE) 0
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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
0-5-1 AE) 3, at UMBC (1-9-5, 0-3-3 AE) 0
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.