Weekend wrap: Feb. 19

No. 4 Middlebury vs. Williams
On Friday, Amanda Williams and Anna Fucillo put Williams ahead, 2-0, in the first. Madie Leidt quickly responded to the second goal to cut the lead to one after one period. Sidney Portner tied it up for Middlebury, and then Brynn Puppe put Williams ahead again, 3-2, by the end of the second. Maddie Winslow tied it up in the third, and this one ended even up at 3-3. On Saturday, Leidt took over to lead Middlebury to a 4-2 win. She tallied three goals and added an assist to lead her team. Gabby Montembuault and Meghan Halloran had the goals for Williams.

No. 5 Wisconsin-River Falls at Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Wisconsin-Eau Claire took control at home. Jennifer Thomsen, Sami Meister, and Courtney Wittig scored for the BluGolds to take a 3-0 win over their rivals.

No. 8 Amherst vs. Wesleyan
Alex Horton scored in the first, and Allie Damren scored in the second to lead Wesleyan to a 2-1 upset win. Mia DelRosso’s late third-period goal was not enough for Amherst to mount a comeback. On Saturday, DelRosso scored a goal and added an assist to lead Amherst in a 3-2 win. Eliza Laycock scored in the first, and Kaitlin Hoang doubled the lead in the second for Amherst. Gina Mangiafridda cut it to 2-1 for Hamilton, but DelRosso’s third-period goal was the game-winner. Maddie Nash’s goal with under a minute to go was too little, too late.

Connecticut College vs. Hamilton
These two played to a scoreless tie on Friday. In game two, Maddie Beitler had Hamilton up 1-0 before four minutes had passed, and that score held until midway through the third. Andrea Rockey doubled Hamilton’s lead on a power play before Connecticut College got on the board with a goal from Lily Connolly, but time ran out on the comeback and Hamilton took the 2-1 win.

No. 9 St. Thomas vs. No. 10 Hamline
These two traded goals three different times en route to a 3-3 tie Friday night. Jordan Hansen scored twice for Hamline, while Rylie McDonnell, Allison Parnell, and Kaylee Druk scored for St. Thomas. On Saturday, Hamline took control as Maddy Fiedler, Rachel Werdin, and Alyssa Wallace led them to a 3-0 win.


  1. It would be too bad if UNO did not get in. Other than Bemidji they can okay with anyone. That while deal is strange?? Anyway, I think UNO would acquit themselves well if they got in. We will see…

    ND Sioux Fan

    • I think there’s no scenario under which UNH doesn’t make the tournament (test it using the Pairwise Predictor). For the three bubble teams below UNH still playing (CC, Dartmouth, WMU) to pass UNH in the PWR, each needs to win their tournament to pass UNH, and then UNH finishes at worst 15th in the PWR. But with those three winning their tournaments, only the AH winners could displace teams in the top 16, so 16 is out but 15 (UNH in this scenario) is still in. (Note that 15 and 16 could be displaced if Northeastern won HE, but a single win by NE makes then a TUC and boosts UNH’s PWR into the safe zone.) In other words, UNH has already clinched a spot in the tourney.

      Notre Dame drops out if CC, Dartmouth, WMU, and Northeastern win their respective tournaments.

      • CC does not have to win their tournament to pass UNH. If they win Thursday and lose to #2 ND they will move to #10. WMU will pass UNH if they beat Michigan and UNH loses to Merrimack. Reason being that WMU will face a highly ranked Miami or Notre Dame next. This helps in PWR whether you win or lose. You are correct that Dartmouth needs to win out to pass UNH.

      • LGS! stands for Let’s Go Sioux!, so don’t misinterpret as to what I believe will happen, but was curious if an upset just substitutes one WCHA team for another, or would end up with an extra WCHA team in…

        • If BSU wins the whole thing, they would get the automatic qualifer for the WCHA. They would be the 15th seed most likely and that would bump one of the bubble teams discussed here out of the picture. If that happens to be CC or UNO, then yes it would substitue one for another, but if it happens to be Dartmouth, then the WCHA would get an extra team in.

  2. R.P.I. Should not even be in this discussion..so they had a good year…they also were knocked out by Colgate….End of Story for RPI

    • There are a lot of scenarios where RPI makes the tournament, including the one where there are no upsets (by seed) in any of the 19 games remaining.

    • I want to agree with you but at the same time Pairwise makes no distinction between when you win and lose. Colgate was picked by the media and coaches to finish near the top of the ECAC but then had an awful season. Now they’re on a hot streak. Sucks for RPI but that alone shouldn’t be the deciding factor. If your favorite team had a premature exit from your league tournament I don’t think you’d appreciate it they were arbitrarily dropped in seeding or out of the tournament if the Pairwise suggested otherwise.

      • the best would be if everything falls in place and RPI gets a bid, they’ll be the most well-rested team to ever play in the tournament….the last time they had a break of more than eight days they came back and went 13-3-2 in the 18 games following the layoff…just sayin…ok, I’ll wake up now

  3. UNO is 6-6 against teams in the top 15 of the PWR. Bemidji owned them this year, but it doesn’t mean they won’t do some damage in the tourney. They could also go 1 and done. The point is when it comes down to one game, the past doesn’t matter.

  4. A UNH loss to Merrimack Friday should knock the Wildcats out they are the host team but can be replaced by Darthmouth if they can win this weekend.BC and Merrimack will advance if BC goes to Manchester and Merrimack goes to Bridgeport.Michigan and UND will be a great matchup if they advance.

    • Yeah ship UNH out west when they lose but I do not think the Sioux want to see another HEA team early in the tourny or Yale LOL .

      • If UNH makes the NCAA tourney, they cannot be shipped anywhere. They are the host of the Manchester regional, and so they will play there if they play at all.

    • Owns? You are talking about a one game series in which UND had to travel east to play each time. Wait to talk trash until both teams are in St. Paul. This year’s UND team is scary good. But no matter how great a team’s record is, they need to play 60 minutes. One bad period could end a season. It’s no different for BC. This is college hockey where players change yearly. What happened in one year does not foreshadow anything to happen in the future.

      • Still whining about having to travel. Sad and pathetic. Good teams win regardless of who they play and where they are sent.

        What happened in one year does not foreshadow anything to happen in the future.

        And yet a bunch of your fans have been trolling the bracketology article comments for three solid months screaming about UND’s seven titles.

    • As a UND fan, I like the enthusiasm, but lets not antagonize. In stark contrast to other comment boards about recent columns, this has pretty much been solely about the hockey aspect of hockey which is refreshing and insightful. Lets keep it that way UND fans!

  5. Dartmouth should be in. Darmouth beat UNH, went 2-0 against Union. Their semifinal draw against Cornell is unlikely to change anything. After a solid quarter final victory over a hot Harvard (8 out of last 9), a win over a warming Cornell won’t help their standing in the pwr, the Big Red is just .500. I agree, it’s win and your in.


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