LONG, BANKS: STUDENT-ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT & WEEKLY ROUNDUP

MICAELA LONG
CHRIS BANKS

UNH WEEKLY ROUNDUP

October 19, 2009

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DURHAM, N.H. Micaela Long of the women’s ice hockey team and Chris Banks of the men’s soccer team are featured in this week's Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight. This information and more can be found in this week's Wildcat Roundup.

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STUDENT-ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT

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Micaela Long, women’s ice hockey

     Micaela, a senior forward from South Boston, Massachusetts, recorded two goals, including a game-winning tally, and three assists in two games vs. Niagara last week to extend her point-scoring streak to six games. She matched her career highs in both goals (two) and points (four) to propel UNH to a 6-1 win on Oct. 18; she recorded a point on each of the team’s first four goals in that game. Micaela also tallied an assist in the first game of the series vs. the Purple Eagles.

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Chris Banks, men’s soccer

     Chris, a senior forward from Westborough, Massachusetts, continued his hot streak with a goal against the University of Hartford and an assist vs. the University of Vermont to extend UNH’s winning streak to four games. He scored the first goal of the game vs. Hartford to spark the Wildcats to a four-goal lead and a 4-1 victory. Chris also helped break a scoreless game vs. UVM by setting up the only goal of the match in the 71st minute.

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WEEKLY AWARDS

Field hockey: Meg Shea, America East Player of the Week

Men’s soccer: Chris Banks, America East Player of the Week

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LAST WEEK’S RESULTS

Wednesday, Oct. 14

Men’s soccer: UNH 4, Hartford 1

Thursday, Oct. 15

Women’s soccer: UNH 3, at Vermont 0

Friday, Oct. 16

Men’s hockey: Miami 6, UNH 3

Saturday, Oct. 17

Womens’ swim & dive: UNH 213, Niagara 85 //  UNH 191.5, Siena 102.5  (at Siena)

Field hockey: at Boston U. 2, UNH  1

Men’s soccer: UNH 1, Vermont 0

Women’s ice hockey: #3 UNH 3, Niagara 3 (ot)

Football: at #18 UMass 23, #4 UNH 17

Volleyball: UNH 3, Hartford 0

Men’s hockey: UNH 5, #1 Miami 5 (ot)

Sunday, Oct. 18

Women’s swim & dive: UNH 121, at Wagner 77

Women’s ice hockey: #3 UNH 6,  Niagara 1

Women’s soccer:  Maine  2, UNH 0

Field hockey: UNH 3, #9 Boston College 2

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THIS WEEK’S EVENTS

Wednesday, Oct. 21

Men’s soccer at Albany, 2 pm

Thursday, Oct. 22

Women’s soccer at UMBC, 3 pm

Friday, Oct. 23

Men’s hockey vs. Northeastern, 7 pm (NESN – tv)

Women’s ice hockey at Clarkson, 7 pm

Saturday, Oct. 24

Field hockey vs. Fairfield, 1 pm

Men’s soccer vs. Stony Brook, 1 pm

Football at Hofstra, 3 pm (Verizon Fios 1 – tv)

Women’s ice hockey at St. Lawrence, 3 pm

Men’s hockey vs. Maine, 7 pm (White Out the Whitt)

Sunday, Oct. 25

Women’s soccer vs. Binghamton, 1 pm

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MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

  • The team did not compete this past week. The team returns to action Oct. 31 at the America East Championships (at UVM).

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WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

  • The team did not compete this past week. The team returns to action Oct. 31 at the America East Championships (at UVM).

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FIELD HOCKEY (9-6, 1-2 America East)

  • UNH split a pair of games against Boston schools with a loss at Boston U. and win against ninth-ranked Boston College. The ‘Cats have won four of their last five games.
  • Meg Shea (Melrose, Mass.) once again led the offense with a goal – the game-winning tally vs. BC – and two assists to garner the America East Player of the Week award for the second consecutive week. She has recorded a point in all 15 games this season and is currently ranked No. 5 in the nation in both goals per game and points per game
  • Hayley Rausch (Severna Park, Md.) has scored a goal in four consecutive games.
  • With nine victories, UNH has tied last year’s total, and the Wildcats also had nine wins in the 2007 season.
  • The win against BC marked the team’s first victory against a nationally-ranked team since the 2002 season.
  • UNH’s Senior Day is this Saturday, October 24, against Fairfield at 1 p.m.

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FOOTBALL (5-1, 2-1 CAA)

  • Fourth-ranked UNH fell 23-17 at 18th-ranked UMass last Saturday as the Wildcats were turned away at the goal line in the closing seconds.
  • Terrence Klein (Westwood, N.J.) had two interceptions and both set up UNH scoring drives.
  • Scott Sicko (Stillwater, N.Y.) caught two TD passes and finished with 10 catches for 145 yards.
  • Dino Vasso (Crum Lynne, Pa.) and Sean Ware (Bristol, Conn.) led the team with 14 tackles apiece.

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MEN’S ICE HOCKEY (0-2-1, 0-0-0 Hockey East)

  • UNH played host to #1-ranked Miami for a two-game series. The teams skated to a 5-5 tie on Saturday, one night after the visitors recorded a 6-3 win.
  • UNH scored five goals in an eight minute span Saturday vs. Miami.
  • Blake Kessel (Verona, Wis.) recorded a team-best five points last weekend. He tallied a pair of assists in the series opener and then potted two goals and an assist
  • This Saturday’s game (Oct. 24) against Maine is UNH’s annual “White Out the Whitt” game.

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WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY (5-0-1, 1-0-0-0 Hockey East)

  • Third-ranked UNH concluded its six-game homestand last weekend with a 3-3 tie and 6-1 victory against Niagara University.
  • Micaela Long (South Boston, Mass.) recorded two goals, including a game-winning tally, and three assists in the weekend series to extend her point-scoring streak to six games.
  • Courtney Birchard (Mississauga, Ontario) recorded her 50th career point with the second of her two points on Oct. 17.
  • The senior class ranks 1-2-3 in both assists and points. It accounts for 19 of the team’s 36 assists.
  • Freshmen have scored nine of the team’s 22 goals. Paige Goloubef (Oakville, Ont.) recorded her first collegiate point with a goal Oct. 17. Kristina Lavoie (Fonthill, Ont.) scored her first collegiate goal with two tallies Oct. 18.
  • UNH is 9-for-19 on the power play the last four games following Sunday’s 4-for-5 effort.

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MEN’S SOCCER (7-5-1, 4-0-0 America East)

  • UNH extended its winning streak to four games last week with victories at home against Hartford (4-1) and Vermont (1-0). The four goals vs. the Hawks marked the Wildcats’ highest output since the 2006 season.
  • Chris Banks (Westborough, Mass.) continued his recent hot streak with a goal vs. Hartford and an assist against UVM. He was honored as America East Player of the Week for the second straight week.
  • Robin Gerum (Kullavik, Sweden) netted the game’s only goal vs. Vermont.

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WOMEN’S SOCCER (3-12-1, 2-4-0 America East)

  • UNH went 1-1-0 last week with a 3-0 road victory against Vermont and a 2-0 loss at home to Maine.
  • Marika Posehn (Duncan, British Columbia) tallied a career-high three points at UVM with her first collegiate goal – it was the game-winning tally – and an assist.
  • Jenna Duncan (Ivyland, Pa.) recorded her first career point with an assist vs. the Catamounts and Jordyn Krall (Duxbury, Mass.) scored her first career goal in that game.
  • Ally Yost (Langhorne, Pa.) made eight saves against Vermont for her third shutout of the season and seventh of her career.

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SWIMMING & DIVING (3-0)

  • UNH opened the 2009-10 season Oct. 17 by defeating both Niagara University and host school Siena College. The Wildcats broke six pool records on the day, which marked the most in a single meet in the 11-year history of the facility.
  • Four Wildcats set individual pool marks with Jessica Little (Barrie, Ontario) in 200-yard individual medley, Mallory Morrell (Rush, N.Y.) in the 50 freestyle, Amy Perrault (Kirkland Lake, Ontario) in the 100 backstroke and Shelli Reed (Hollister, Calif.) in the 100 free.
  • UNH recorded seven other individual first-place finishes on the day.
  • The team returned to action Oct. 18 and raced past Wagner by capturing first place in all but three events.

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VOLLEYBALL (9-13, 1-4 America East)

  • UNH swept Hartford in straight sets to win its only match of the week.
  • Kirsten Bates (Calgary, Alberta) recorded a team-high 14 kills to increase her career total to 975. She also added six digs and had a .367 hitting percentage.
  • In just her third career match, Jessy Dick (Lethbridge, Alberta) tallied four kills and three service aces.
  • Jessie Schnepp (East Longmeadow, Mass.), another freshman, was credited with a career-high seven digs.
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