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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Men's Hockey: ECAC Playoffs Update 7; Women's Hockey: NCAA Playoffs Update 2

Men's Hockey
Atlantic City, NJ- The ECAC semifinals marked their first season at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City and two shutout wins propelled two Ivy League squads to the ECAC finals. In the early game, Yale quashed Colgate's Cinderella run with a 4-0 win. After a scoreless first, Chris Cahill got on the board for the Bulldogs five minutes into the second period. In the third, Kenny Agostino, Andrew Miller and Antoine Laganiere added goals for the Elis with the last goal coming into an empty net. Ryan Rondeau made 22 saves for the shutout while Colgate faced 40 shots on net. In the late game, the Cornell Big Red scored two goals in a 24 second span late in the first period to coast to a victory over the Dartmouth Big Green. Sean Whitney and Armand de Swardt netted the goals in the first while Locke Jillson added an empty-netter in the third for the 3-0 shutout win. Mike Garman made 36 saves for the shutout while Cornell only mustered 18 shots despite the win.

Three Stars of the Night
1. Mike Garman, Cornell- 36 saves, shutout
2. Chris Cahill, Yale- 1 G (GWG), 1 A
3. Ryan Rondeau, Yale- 22 saves, shutout

Last Games of the Tournament Set
Consolation Game: 12. Colgate vs. 3. Dartmouth, 4:30 pm (Atlantic City, NJ)
Championship Game: 4. Cornell vs. 2. Yale, 7:30 pm (Atlantic City, NJ)

Women's Hockey
Erie, PA- The Cornell Big Red had their season ended last night by a team that was a traditional rival on the men's side of the game, as they fell 4-1 to the Boston University Terriers. Cornell got the first goal of the game from Karlee Overguard, but it was all BU after that as they scored four unanswered to take the win. Jillian Kircher scored the game winner in the second period for the Terriers. Amanda Mazzota gave up 3 goals on 30 shots faced and BU added an empty netter as well. The Big Red could only muster 15 shots on net. In the other game, Wisconsin defeated Beanpot champion Boston College 3-2 to advance to the championship game. Brianna Decker scored with 48 seconds left for the Badgers to get the win. Shots were 46-25 in favor of Wisconsin. The Badgers and Terriers will Sunday at 2pm for the Championship.

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