REED AND FOSTER: STUDENT-ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT AND ROUNDUP
UNH WEEKLY ROUNDUP
December 7, 2009
DURHAM, N.H. – Shelli Reed (Hollister, Calif.) of the women’s swimming & diving team and Brian Foster (Pembroke, N.H.) of the men’s ice hockey 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.
Shelli Reed, women’s swimming and diving
Shelli, a freshman swimmer from Hollister, California, helped UNH rally to a 152-148 victory against the University of Vermont at Swasey Pool on Dec. 6. In her first event of the day, Shelli placed second in the 50-yard freestyle. She went on to finish first in the 100 free (52.77 seconds) and 100 butterfly with a personal best time of 58.29. And with UNH trailing by five points entering the final event of the day – the 400 free relay – Shelli swam a 52.87 in the second leg to propel the Wildcats to first place with a time of 3:33.77; that winning time was two-tenths-of-a-second off the Swasey Pool record.
Brian Foster, men’s ice hockey
Brian, a senior goaltender from Pembroke, New Hampshire, backboned UNH to victories against nationally-ranked UMass-Lowell (2-1) and Vermont (5-2) by stopping 57 of 60 shots for a .950 save percentage and 1.50 goals-against-average; two of the three goals were scored on the opposition’s power play. In the one-goal victory vs. the RiverHawks, Brian turned aside 29 of 30 shots. He recorded 28 saves at 19th-ranked Vermont. Brian was honored as Hockey East co-Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts.
Men’s ice hockey – Brian Foster, Hockey East co-Defensive Player of the Week
LAST WEEK’S RESULTS
Thursday, Dec. 3
Women’s basketball: at Seton Hall 54, UNH 45
Friday, Dec. 4
Men’s ice hockey: at UNH 2, #8 UMass-Lowell 1
Men’s basketball: at Pittsburgh 47, UNH 32
Women’s indoor track & field at Rhody Pentathlon
Saturday, Dec. 5
Women’s ice hockey: Providence 4, at #3 UNH 1
Women’s basketball: at St. Peter’s 66, UNH 47
Football: at #2 Villanova 46, #10 UNH 7 (FCS quarterfinal game)
Men’s indoor track & field at Jay Carisella Carnival (non-scoring meet at Northeastern)
Women’s indoor track & field at Jay Carisella Carnival (non-scoring meet at N’eastern)
Sunday, Dec. 6
Women’s swim & dive: at UNH 152, Vermont 148
Men’s ice hockey: UNH 5, at #19 Vermont 2
THIS WEEK’S EVENTS
Tuesday, Dec. 8
Women’s ice hockey at Boston College, 7 pm
Wednesday, Dec. 9
Men’s basketball vs. Central Connecticut State, 7 pm
Thursday, Dec. 10
Women’s basketball vs. Central Connecticut State, 7 pm
Friday, Dec. 11
Men’s ice hockey at Providence, 7 pm
Saturday, Dec. 12
Gymnastics “Meet the Team” intrasquad scrimmage, 1 pm
Women’s ice hockey at Dartmouth, 7 pm
MEN’S BASKETBALL (2-3, 0-0 America East)
- UNH lost a defensive battle on the road against Big East foe Pittsburgh, 47-32, last Friday. The Wildcats held Pitt to its lowest scoring output since March 2007.
- Freshman Ferg Myrick (Philadelphia) led the Wildcats with a career-high 11 points in playing a career-high 18 minutes off the bench. He made 5 of 8 field goal attempts.
- The 22 combined points between UNH and Pitt (Pitt led 15-7) were the fewest in a first half of a Div. I game in the shot clock era (since 1985).
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (3-4, 0-0 America East)
- UNH lost a pair of games in New Jersey against Seton Hall (78-65) and St. Peter’s (68-54).
- Denise Beliveau (Framingham, Mass.) averaged 11.0 points per game, 7.0 rebounds per game and 4.0 steals per game in addition to shooting 47.0% from the floor. She tied her personal best of five steals vs. Seton Hall.
- Jill McDonald (Middlebury, Vt.) tied her career high of 17 points at Seton Hall.
FOOTBALL (10-3, 6-2 CAA)
- Tenth-ranked UNH was ousted from the NCAA Division I FCS playoffs with a loss at second-ranked Villanova in the quarterfinals. This marked the fourth time in the last six years that UNH reached double digits in victories.
MEN’S ICE HOCKEY (7-6-3, 7-2-2 Hockey East)
- UNH extended its unbeaten streak to six games (5-0-1) with victories against nationally-ranked UMass-Lowell (2-1) and Vermont (5-2) to remain atop the Hockey East standings.
- The Dec. 4 victory against eighth-ranked UMass-Lowell was the 450th for head coach Dick Umile.
- Brian Foster (Pembroke, N.H.) stopped 57 of 60 shots in the wins vs. UMass-Lowell and UVM for a 1.50 GAA and .950 save percentage. He turned aside 29 shots in the 2-1 win vs. the RiverHawks and stopped 28 shots against the Catamounts.
- Stevie Moses (Leominster, Mass.) led six Wildcats who recorded multiple points last weekend with three points, all on assists.
WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY (10-2-4, 5-1-1-0 Hockey East)
- Senior forward Micaela Long (South Boston, Mass.) recorded her 100th career point with her seventh goal of the season – 42nd of her career – at home Dec. 5 vs. Providence College. She is the 42nd member of UNH’s Century Club (100 career points). Long has three goals and 11 assists in her nine-game point-scoring streak.
- UNH lost a league home game for the first time since Hockey East’s inception in the ’03 season with a 4-1 loss at the Whittemore Center on Dec. 5. UNH went 65-0-10 in the regular season, as well as 4-0 in the postseason, at home vs. Hockey East teams.
- The loss also ended UNH’s overall 17-game regular-season unbeaten streak vs. Hockey East teams (16-0-1) as well as the Wildcats’ 34-game regular-season unbeaten streak at home (28-0-6).
MEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD
- UNH opened the 2009-10 season at the Jay Carisela Invitational, which was a non-scoring meet at Northeastern University on Dec. 5. The Wildcats recorded a total of 14 top-5 finishes.
- Senior Jeff Kaste (Atkinson, N.H.) and sophomore Bill Godfrey (Merrimack, N.H.) both won an individual event with Kaste recording the top effort in the weight throw (60 feet-0.50 inches) and Godfrey capturing first place in the 1,000-meter run (2 minutes, 32.76 seconds). Kaste also placed fifth in the shot put, an event in which Brice Paey (Milton, N.H.) took third place at 55-3.
- Senior Anthony Vorachak (Lebanon, N.H.) had a pair of top-5 finishes with second place in the triple jump (44-8.25) and fifth in the long jump (22-3.75). Classmate Frank Radlof (Milford, N.H.) edged teammate Cory Varrell (Portsmouth, N.H.) for fifth place in the long jump with a mark of 21-11.75.
WOMEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD
- UNH opened the 2009-10 season at the Jay Carisela Invitational, which was a non-scoring meet at Northeastern University on Dec. 5. The Wildcats turned in a total of eight top-10 performances at the meet.
- Senior Ashlee Lathrop (Sherburne, N.Y.) led three Wildcats in the top 10 of the weight throw. She placed second in the event with a mark of 53 feet-11.75 inches. Freshman Rosemary Read (West Greenwich, R.I.) and senior Kate Ouhrabka (East Greenwich, R.I.) placed eighth and ninth, respectively.
- UNH also had three top-10 efforts in the long jump, where junior Camille Quarles (Derry, N.H.) finished in fourth place at 17-2.75. Freshman Melanie Frazier (Bridgewater, Mass.) and sophomore Eliza Mackintosh (Hanover, N.H.) placed sixth and seventh, respectively.
- A pair of Wildcats began competition one day earlier at the URI Pentathlon. Senior Kelly Thomas (Chichester, N.H.) and junior Kaitlyn Dugan (Hatfield, Pa.) finished third and fourth, respectively. Thomas recorded the fastest time (2 minutes, 25.52 seconds) in the 800-meter run and recorded 750 points. Dugan ran the second-fastest time in the 800m (2:29.79) to earn 696 points.
SWIMMING & DIVING (5-0)
- UNH rallied for a 152-148 victory against the University of Vermont in a conference meet at Swasey Pool. The Wildcats won the first event of the meet – the 200-yard medley relay – and did not lead again until the last event, the 400 freestyle relay, when they overcame a five-point deficit by outscoring UVM 13-4 (with first- and third-place finishes to the visitor’s second place).
- Shelli Reed (Hollister, Calif.) recorded three first-place finishes and a second-place finish in that meet. She won the 100-yard butterfly with a personal-best time of 58.29 seconds and was first to touch the wall in the 100 freestyle. Reed swam the secon leg for the winning 400 freestyle relay team that came within .2-of-a-second of the Swasey Pool record and helped the ‘Cats surge to victory in the final event. She also took second place in the 50 free.
- Ellen Pelletier (West Hartford, Conn.) captured first place in the 1-meter dive to help spark UNH’s comeback in the late events. Earlier in the meet, Pelletier finished as runner-up in the 3-m dive.