UNH WEEKLY ROUNDUP
October 4, 2010
DURHAM, N.H. – Lauren Laquerre (Concord, N.H.) of the volleyball team and Hugo Souza (Marshfield, Mass.) of the football 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.
Lauren Laquerre, volleyball
Lauren, who was honored as America East co-Player of the Week, led the Wildcats in kills with 51 in three matches last week – a 3-2 loss to Harvard followed by a 3-1 win against both Hartford and Stony Brook.
The junior outside hitter opened the week with 17 kills and 15 digs vs. Harvard, then dominated play in the America East matches. Lauren tallied 17 more kills with a .308 hitting percentage vs. Hartford and also contributed nine digs and four service aces. She concluded the week against SBU with 17 kills on the strength of a .368 hitting percentage.
Lauren leads the 2010 ‘Cats in kills (217) and she ranks third in both hitting percentage (.216) and service aces (12); she is also fourth in digs (113)
Hugo Souza, football
Hugo recorded a game-high 13 tackles (eight solo, five assisted) in the football team’s 16-13 overtime loss at Maine on Oct. 2. He made a number of key stops during the course of the game, including a jarring hit against UM quarterback Warren Smith on 4th-and-1 that forced the Black Bears to turn the ball over on downs late in the third quarter with UNH holding a 10-6 lead.
Hugo ranks third on the team in tackles with 35; his 21 solo tackles are tied for second. He also has one interception as well as two pass breakups this season.
Whitney Frates, field hockey: America East co-Player of the Week
Chelsea Kuss, women’s soccer: America East Player of the Week
Lauren Laquerre, volleyball: America East co-Player of the Week
Destiny Tolliver, volleyball: America East Rookie of the Week
LAST WEEK’S RESULTS
Tuesday, September 28
Men’s soccer: at UNH 1, Fairfield 0
Volleyball: Harvard 3, at UNH 2
Wednesday, September 29
Women’s soccer: UNH 2, at Brown 2 (2 ot)
Friday, October 1
Field hockey: UNH 3, at Maine 2
Men’s cross country: 3rd place at Paul Short Invitational (Lehigh University)
Women’s cross country: 9th place at Paul Short Invitational (Lehigh University)
Volleyball: at UNH 3, Hartford 1
Saturday, October 2
Women’s ice hockey: #10 UNH 2, at UConn 1
Men’s soccer: at Vermont 1, UNH 0
Football: at Maine 16, #14 UNH 13 (overtime)
Men’s ice hockey: at UNH 3, St. Francis Xavier 3 (OT) (exhibition)
Sunday, October 3
Women’s soccer: at UNH 2, vs. UMBC 0
Volleyball: at UNH 3, Stony Brook 1
Field hockey: UNH 2, at Northeastern 1 (overtime)
Wednesday, October 6
Field hockey vs. Dartmouth, 7 pm
Men’s soccer at Michigan State, 4 pm
Thursday, October 7
Women’s soccer at Albany, 3 pm
Friday, October 8
Men’s ice hockey at Miami, 7:30 pm
Volleyball at Binghamton, 7 pm
Women’s ice hockey at Syracuse, 7 pm
Saturday, October 9 HOMECOMING WEEKEND
Football vs. Richmond, 12 pm (tv: CSN-NE)
Field hockey vs. Vermont, 5 pm
Men’s soccer vs. UMBC, 7 pm
Men’s cross country at New England Championship (at Franklin Park; Boston)
Women’s cross country at New England Championship (at Franklin Park; Boston)
Women’s ice hockey at Colgate, 4 pm
Men’s ice hockey at Miami, 7 pm
Sunday, October 10
Volleyball at Albany, 1 pm
Women’s soccer at Maine, 2 pm
MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
- UNH raced to a third-place finish at the 40-team Paul Short Invitational, which was held at Lehigh University (Bethlehem, Pa.) on Oct. 1.
- Freshman Joseph Jourdain (Hudson, N.H.) and senior Alex Beaulieu (Merrimack, N.H.) were the top ‘Cats in 22nd and 23rd place, respectively. Jourdain completed the course in 26 minutes and Beaulieu crossed the finish line three seconds later (26:03).
- UNH returns to action Oct. 9 at the New England Championship.
WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
- The UNH women’s cross country team placed ninth at the 41-team Paul Short Invitational at Lehigh University (Bethlehem, Pa.).
- Seniors Sydney Fitzpatrick (Billerica, Mass.) and Erica Jesseman (Scarborough, Maine) were the top Wildcats in 30th and 34th place, respectively. Fitzpatrick crossed the finish line in 21 minutes, 19 seconds and Jesseman finished in 21:21.
- UNH returns to action Oct. 9 at the New England Championship.
FIELD HOCKEY (9-3 overall, 1-0 America East)
- UNH opened the America East conference portion of its schedule with a 3-2 victory at Maine and concluded a stretch of five consecutive road games with a 2-1 overtime win against Northeastern. The Wildcats have won three straight and five of six.
- This is the team’s best start through 12 games since the 1997 squad also went 9-3.
- Whitney Frates (Woodstock, Vt.) was named the America East co-Player of the Week. She factored in all three goals vs. Maine. With the Wildcats trailing 2-0 in the second half, Frates set up the team’s first goal, scored the game-tying goal with 3:55 remaining and struck again with five seconds on the clock for the win. It marked Frates’ second straight game with two goals and the five points were a personal best.
- Katherine Nagengast (Westborough, Mass.) made a career-high 11 saves at Maine.
- UNH, which is 5-0 at Memorial Field this season, puts a seven-game home winning streak on the line Oct. 6 vs. intrastate rival Dartmouth.
FOOTBALL (2-3 overall, 0-2 CAA)
- UNH lost 16-13 in overtime at Maine. The Wildcats had not lost the battle for the Brice-Cowell Musket since 2002.
- Mike MacArthur (North Hampton, N.H.) made a career-long 47-yard field goal to give the Wildcats a 13-6 lead with 2:47 remaining in the fourth quarter.
- Senior quarterback R.J. Toman (Mission Viejo, Calif.) completed 26 of 38 passes for 304 yards and one touchdown, a five-yard strike to Terrance Fox (Piscataway, N.J.) at 10:54 of the third quarter that gave the Wildcats a 10-6 lead.
- Fox had a team-high eight receptions (for 89 yards) while Sean Cullen (Naples, Fla.) led the team in receiving yards with 91 on five catches.
- UNH plays host to Richmond on Homecoming Weekend – Oct. 9, 12 p.m.
MEN’S ICE HOCKEY (0-0-0, 0-0-0 Hockey East)
- The UNH men’s ice hockey team opened the newly renovated Whittemore Center on Saturday, Oct. 2 with a 3-3 tie in an exhibition game against St. Francis Xavier.
- Paul Thompson (Derry, N.H.), who is the team’s top returning scorer with 39 points last season, tallied a pair of goals vs. St. Francis Xavier.
- Blake Kessell (Verona, Wis.) recorded an assist, five shots and a +1 ranking vs. the X-Men.
- UNH opens the 2010 season this weekend with a two-game series at third-ranked Miami and five of the first six games are against top-10 teams.
WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY (1-0-0, 1-0-0 Hockey East)
- UNH opened the 2010-11 season Oct. 2 with a 2-1 road victory against Hockey East foe UConn. The Wildcats climbed two spots to No. 8 in this week’s USCHO.com poll following that victory.
- Senior goaltender Kayley Herman (Weyburn, Saskatchewan) stopped 15 of 16 shots (.938 save percentage) to earn the win vs. the Huskies. It marked her 52nd career victory, which vaulted her into a tie for fourth place on UNH’s all-time leaderboard (with Cathy Narsiff ’87 and Dina Solimini ’96).
- UNH opens the season with five consecutive road games. It is the longest season-opening road stretch in the program’s 34-year history and is the longest road stretch overall since February 2001.
MEN’S SOCCER (5-1-2 overall, 0-1-0 America East)
- The UNH men’s soccer team finished the week 1-1-0 with a 1-0 victory against Fairfield University and a 1-0 loss at Vermont in the America East conference opener.
- Senior goalkeeper Colin O’Donnell (Hampden, Mass.) recorded his fourth shutout of the season with a five-save effort vs. Fairfield. O’Donnell has a 5-1-1 overall record with a 0.39 GAA and .912 save percentage. With those numbers, he ranks No. 3 in the nation in GAA and No. 7 in save percentage. He leads America East in GAA, save percentage and shutouts.
- Dylan George (Bangor, Maine) tallied the game-winning goal vs. the Stags with a tally in the sixth minute.
WOMEN’S SOCCER (5-5-3 overall, 1-1-0 America East)
- UNH went undefeated last week with a 2-2 tie at Brown and a 2-0 win at home vs. UMBC. The Wildcats shut out UMBC at home for the fourth consecutive match and have held the Retrievers scoreless in Durham for the last 373 minutes, 50 seconds dating back to 2003.
- Sophomore forward Chelsea Kuss (Warners, N.Y.) was selected the America East Player of the Week. She factored in three of the team’s four goals last week with a goal and two assists. Kuss, who leads the conference in assists (four), scored the game-tying goal at Brown and set up the game-winning goal vs. UMBC.
- Senior forward Carole LeBlanc (Grand-Digue, New Brunswick) scored the team’s first goal in both games.
- Freshman goalkeeper Erica Correa (Cheshire, Conn.) made nine saves vs. UMBC to record her third shutout of the season.
VOLLEYBALL (7-10 overall, 2-0 America East)
- UNH opened America East league play with victories against both Hartford (3-1) and Stony Brook (3-1); the 2-0 start in league play is the team’s best since the 2003 squad also won its first two league matches. The Wildcats also fell 3-2 to Harvard.
- Lauren Laquerre (Concord, N.H.) was named America East co-Player of the Week. The junior outside hitter led the ‘Cats in kills with 51 in three matches. She recorded 17 kills and 15 digs vs. Harvard, then tallied 17 kills, four aces and nine digs against Hartford and finished the week with 17 kills and a .368 hitting percentage vs. Stony Brook.
- Destiny Tolliver (Rochester, Mich.) was honored as America East Rookie of The Week for the second time in as many weeks.
- Sara Heldman (Greenwood, Ind.) became the eighth UNH Wildcat to reach the 1,000-assist milestone during last week’s 122 assist effort. The senior setter recorded 38 assists, nine kills, nine digs and a .643 hitting percentage against Stony Brook.
- Heldman is 63 digs shy of recording 1,000 career digs. She would become just the second UNH player to reach 1,000 assists and 1,000 digs.