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Local colleges: Clarkson women’s hockey captures first ECAC regular-season title

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POTSDAM — Olivia Howe scored 61 seconds into overtime to lead the Clarkson University women’s hockey team to a 2-1 win over Union on Saturday at Cheel Arena, earning the Golden Knights their first regular-season ECAC Hockey championship.

Clarkson (25-4-5 overall, 16-2-4 conference) will host a best-of-three quarterfinal series against No. 8 Dartmouth this weekend and, if the Golden Knights win, they will also host the conference semifinals and championship on March 8-9.

Union (9-24-1, 4-18-0) threw a scare into Clarkson when Christine Valente scored a power-play goal at 5 minutes, 24 seconds of the third period. Clarkson needed a win to claim the regular-season title. Harvard would have claimed it had Clarkson tied.

Erin Ambrose scored for Clarkson in the second period.

ST. LAWRENCE 3, RENSSELAER 2

Kayla Raniwsky scored one goal and assisted on another to lead the Saints (13-17-3, 12-7-3) past Rensselaer in an ECAC Hockey game in Canton.

SLU finishes fifth in the standings and will play a best-of-three quarterfinal series next weekend at No. 4 Quinnipiac.

Kailee Heidersbach and Mel Desrochers also scored for SLU. Madison Marzario and Taylor Mahoney scored for RPI (10-20-3, 6-14-2).

SUNY POTSDAM 4, UTICA 4 (OT)

Jordan Ott scored her third goal of the game at 14:16 of the third period to lift the Bears (12-8-4, 7-4-4) to a tie with Utica in an ECAC West game in Potsdam.

The Bears clinched a spot in next weekend’s ECAC West playoffs with the tie. Izzy Fayerman also scored for SUNY Potsdam. Emily Coope, Louise Steele-Norton, Victoria Pelton and Megan Myers also scored for Utica (15-8-1, 8-6-1).

MEN’S HOCKEY

SUNY CORTLAND 5, SUNY POTSDAM 4 (OT)

Kevin Antonik scored with 29 seconds left in overtime to lead SUNY Cortland (5-16-3, 4-10-2) over the Bears in a SUNYAC game in Potsdam.

Adam Bevilacqua scored with an extra-attacker on the ice for the Red Dragons to tie the game with 45 seconds left. Nick Zappia, Brant Sherwood and Casie Garrison also scored.

Billy Pascalli, Kenny Simon, Ryan Miller and Mike Arnold scored for the Bears (9-14-2, 4-10-2).

MEN’S BASKETBALL

CLARKSON 77, VASSAR 75 (OT)

John Coleman scored 28 points and Clarkson (16-9, 10-6) outscored the Brewers 11-9 in overtime in Potsdam to claim a spot in the upcoming Liberty League semifinals.

Marques Charlton scored 20 points for Clarkson. Johnny Mrlik led Vassar (18-7, 10-6) with 29 points, including a layup with three seconds left that sent the game to overtime. Curtis Smith and Luke Ladan each tallied 14 points.

ST. LAWRENCE 89, BARD 65

Kyle Kobis produced 18 points to send the Saints (10-15, 6-10) past Bard in a Liberty League contest in Canton.

Janpeter Brase scored 15 points, and Brady Condlin and Al Jones each added 14 for the Saints.

Lamar Powell led Bard (5-20, 0-16) with 20 points, and Alex Fabean-Scotch scored 14.

SUNY POTSDAM 82, SUNY FREDONIA 72

Rob Duquette scored 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the Bears (5-20, 3-15) past SUNY Fredonia in a SUNYAC game in Potsdam.

Colin Peterson scored 16 points and Joe Estramonte and Tom Graf both tallied 11 for the Bears.

Tyrone Clark led SUNY Fredonia (6-19, 3-15) with 21 points and Robert Lyles tallied 20. Eric Zwierlein supplied 16 points.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

ST. LAWRENCE 70, BARD 50

Kelly Legg scored 19 points and Kara McDuffee added 17 points and 13 rebounds as the Saints (18-7, 14-2) beat Bard in a Liberty League game in Canton.

Bianka Bell led Bard (1-24, 0-16) with 20 points.

VASSAR 66, CLARKSON 60

Cydni Matsuoka scored 27 points to send Vassar (20-5, 13-3) past the Golden Knights in a Liberty League game in Potsdam.

Caitlin Drakeley scored 11 points for Vassar. Stephanie Grobe led Clarkson (9-15, 4-12) with 12 points.

SUNY FREDONIA 74, SUNY POTSDAM 73

Sabrina Macaulay made two free throws with one second left to give SUNY Fredonia (15-9, 10-8) a win over the Bears in a SUNYAC game in Potsdam.

Becky Hebert led SUNY Fredonia with 24 points, and Brittany LaForce scored 19.

Jessica Kouzan paced the Bears (6-19, 4-14) with 22 points. Bailey Weigel and Carli Reynolds both scored 12 points.

ONONDAGA CC 75, JEFFERSON CC 57

Allie Taylor finished with 21 points to help the Lazers earn the Mid-State Athletic Conference title at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse.

Lauren Roy supplied 14 points, and Jenn Deuel added 13 points for OCC (26-4).

For the Cannoneers, Alyssa Crosby accounted for 20 points, including 12 free throws. Jasmine Canady contributed 15 points, and Amanda Roberts scored 12 points for JCC (19-6).

SKIING

SAINTS QUALIFY FOR NATIONALS

SLU’s Graham Scott finished fifth overall in the giant slalom in the second day of the EISA championships hosted by Middlebury College, qualifying for the national championship meet along with women’s skier Allison Visconti.

SLU’s men finished in sixth overall.

Kate Mulcahy led the SLU Nordic team with a 25th-place finish in the 20-kilometer race with a time of 42 minutes, 29.9 seconds. SLU’s women finished in 10th and the men placed eighth.

SQUASH

FRANKLIN & MARSHALL 6, ST. LAWRENCE 3

Jill Baker, Emily Terry and Zoe Kagan won matches for the Saints in a loss to Franklin & Marshall in a semifinal of the Walker Cup at Princeton, N.J.

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