Tarbell, Spears: Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight & Wildcat Weekly Roundup


October 22, 2012


DURHAM, N.H.Carlie Tarbell (Wakefield, Mass.) of the field hockey team and Harold Spears (Perkasie, Pa.) of the football team are featured in this week's Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight. This information and more can be found in the Wildcat Weekly Roundup.



Carlie Tarbell, field hockey

     Carlie, a sophomore goalkeeper from Wakefield, Mass., stopped 19 of 20 shots last week for a 0.47 GAA and .950 save percentage to backbone the 22nd-ranked UNH field hockey team to victories against 13th-ranked Boston University (1-0) and Providence College (2-1 in overtime). She was honored as the America East Defensive Player of the Week.

     She recorded her first career shutout with a nine-save effort vs. BU to help the Wildcats secure at least a share of the America East conference regular-season title for the third consecutive year.

     Carlie followed that with 10 saves in the overtime win at Providence in which she made seven stops in the first half. It marked the second time in three games and third time this season that she recorded double digits in saves.

     Carlie was previously honored as the America East Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 9, which followed a seven-save effort in an Oct. 5 win vs. University at Albany and career-high 12-save effort at fifth-ranked University of Virginia.

     In 16 games this season (all starts), Carlie has a 9-7 record with a 2.21 GAA and .740 save percentage. She ranks second in the America East conference in both saves (108) and saves per game (6.75) as well as save percentage (.740).

     In four conference games, Carlie is 4-0 with a league-leading 1.12 GAA and .844 save percentage. Her other season highlights include nine-save efforts against second-ranked Syracuse University (3-2 loss), seventh-ranked Northeastern University (3-2 double overtime win) and Fairfield University (3-2 double OT win).

Harold Spears, football

     Harold, a sophomore tight end from Perkasie, Pa., recorded three catches, including two for touchdowns, for a career-high 107 yards in the UNH football team’s 28-21 victory at Maine.

     Harold’s 79-yard TD reception from Sean Goldrich at 9:09 of the second quarter marked the team’s longest play from scrimmage this season and pulled the Wildcats within 14-6. He hauled in a six-yard touchdown pass at 2:44 of the third quarter to cap a 28-0 run that extended UNH’s lead to 14 points.

     On Oct. 8, Harold was feted as the College Football Performance Awards National Tight End Performer of the Week. The 6-foot-4, 254-pound tight end led the ‘Cats in both receptions (six) and receiving yards (94) in a 44-21 victory at Georgia State.

     In eight games this season, Harold has 16 catches for 267 yards and four TDs. He ranks third on the team in receptions, yards and receiving TDs. Last year as a freshman, he played in five games and had one catch for 18 yards (Nov. 5 vs. James Madison University).



Alexis Crossley, women's ice hockey – Hockey East Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Week

Casey DeSmith, men’s hockey – Hockey East co-Defensive Player of the Week

Taylor Dunklau, volleyball – America East Setter of the Week

Tori Forrest, volleyball – America East Rookie of the Week

Sean Goldrich, football – CAA Rookie of the Week

Carlie Tarbell, field hockey – America East Defensive Player of the Week

Mogan Thatcher, volleyball – America East Player of the Week


Tuesday, October 16

Women’s ice hockey: Vermont 4, at UNH 3

Men’s soccer: at Holy Cross 1, UNH 0

Thursday, October 18

Women’s soccer: Stony Brook 1, UNH 0 (double OT) (Senior Day)

Friday, October 19

Field hockey: at No. 22 UNH 1, No. 13 Boston U. 0

Saturday, October 20

Women’s ice hockey: at UNH 4, No. 4 Boston College 3

Men’s ice hockey: at No. 15 UNH 4, No. 11 Boston U. 1

Women’s swimming & diving: UNH 188, at Vermont 114

Football: No. 12/14 UNH 28, at Maine 21

Men’s soccer: UNH 0, at Vermont 0 (double OT)

Volleyball: UNH 3, at Providence 0

Sunday, October 21

Field hockey: No. 22 UNH 2, at Providence 1 (OT)

Women’s soccer: at Boston U. 1, UNH 0

Women’s ice hockey: at No. 4 Boston College 5, UNH 2



Monday, October 15

UNH Coach’s Show, 7 pm at Buffalo Wild Wings; Newington

   (with football head coach Sean McDonnell)

Wednesday, October 24

UNH at Stony Brook, 7 pm

Thursday, October 25

Women’s soccer vs. Stony Brook, 2 pm (America East quarterfinal)

Friday, October 26

Volleyball vs. Binghamton, 7 pm (Dig Pink fundraiser)

Men’s ice hockey vs. Northeastern, 7:30 pm [TV: WBIN and FOX College Sports Atlantic]

Women’s ice hockey at Wisconsin, 7 pm

Saturday, October 27

Women’s cross country, America East Championship, 10 am (UNH’s College Woods)

Men’s cross country, America East Championship, 11 am (UNH’s College Woods)

Men’s soccer vs. Boston U., 7 pm (Senior Day) [Bremner Field]

Football at Rhode Island, 12 pm

Field Hockey at Maine, 12 pm

Women’s swimming & diving at Northeastern, 12 pm

Men’s ice hockey at Northeastern, 7 pm [TV: WBIN]

Sunday, October 28

Volleyball vs. UMBC, 1 pm (Kids’ Club clinic)

Women’s ice hockey at Wisconsin, 12 pm

Field hockey vs. Dartmouth, TBA



  • The UNH men’s cross country team did not compete in a race last week. The Wildcats prepped for the America East Championships, which will be held Oct. 27 on their home course of College Woods. Start time is 11 a.m.


  • The UNH women’s cross country team did not race last week. The Wildcats were in training of the America East Championships, which will be held Oct. 27 on their home course of College Woods. Start time is 10 a.m.
  • UNH tied for second place at the 2011 America East Championships and also placed second in 2010.

FIELD HOCKEY (9-7 overall, 4-0 America East)

  • The 22nd-ranked UNH field hockey team clinched at least a share of the America East regular-season title for the third consecutive year with a 1-0 victory against 13th-ranked Boston University at Memorial Field on Oct. 19. The Wildcats won the title outright in 2010 and shared last year’s crown with BU.
  • UNH will be the top seed of the conference tournament for the third consecutive year. The ‘Cats won last year’s tourney and finished as runner-up in 2010.
  • The ‘Cats also upended Providence College, 2-1, in overtime on Oct. 21 to win consecutive games for the first time since a three-game win streak Sept. 9-16.
  • Sophomore goalkeeper Carlie Tarbell (Wakefield, Mass.) stopped 19 of 20 shots last week for a 0.47 GAA and .950 save percentage. She recorded her first career shutout with a nine-save effort vs. BU, then stopped 10 shots at PC.
  • Tarbell ranks second in the America East conference in both saves (108) and saves per game (6.75) as well as save percentage (.740).
  • Freshman forward Lynne Lehman (Landisburg, Pa.) scored the only goal in the win against BU when she struck at 9:03.
  • Redshirt freshman forward Meg Flatley (Townsend, Mass.) scored in the ninth minute of overtime to lift UNH to its 2-1 road win against Providence. It marked the second OT game-winner of the season for Flatley, who had previously scored in double OT against Northeastern.
  • UNH concludes the regular season this weekend with an Oct. 27 game at Maine and an Oct. 28 matchup against intrastate rival Dartmouth College.

FOOTBALL (6-2 overall, 4-1 CAA)

  • The 12th-ranked UNH football team retained the Brice-Cowell Musket with a 28-21 victory at Maine on Oct. 20, which marked the 100th all-time meeting between the programs. UNH leads the series 49-43-8 and has claimed the musket nine of the last 10 years.
  • Redshirt freshman quarterback Sean Goldrich (West Haven, Conn.), who was making his first start since incurring a Sept. 8 injury, completed 18 of 39 passes for 283 yards and four touchdowns. He also converted a 2-point conversion with a pass to junior running back Chris Setian (East Longmeadow, Mass.).
  • Goldrich was named CAA Rookie of the Week for the second time this season; he was previously honored Sept. 3.
  • Setian carried the ball 18 times for a team-high 83 yards. With 3:21 remaining in the game, he had six consecutive carries for 24 yards to run out the clock. He also had a 5-yard TD reception with 19 seconds remaining in the second quarter to break the 14-14 tie and give UNH a lead it didn’t relinquish.
  • Sophomore tight end Harold Spears (Perkasie, Pa.) recorded three catches, including two for TDs, for a career-high 107 yards. His 79-yard TD reception marked UNH’s longest play from scrimmage this season.
  • Sophomore wide receiver R.J. Harris (Odenton, Md.) had a team-high seven receptions for 88 yards and a touchdown.
  • Senior linebacker Matt Evans (Hanover, Mass.) tallied a team-high 11 tackles.
  • Senior defensive tackle Jared Smith (Greencastle, Pa.) was credited with nine tackles, including 1.5 for a loss, and three pass breakups.
  • UNH returns to action Oct. 27 at Rhode Island. Opening kickoff is 12 p.m.

MEN’S ICE HOCKEY (3-0-0 overall, 1-0-0 Hockey East)

  • The 15th-ranked UNH men’s ice hockey team remained perfect on the season with a 4-1 victory against 11th-ranked Boston University on Oct. 20. It is the Wildcats’ best start since the 2009 team also opened the season with three consecutive victories.
  • UNH, which climbed to No. 11 in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll and No. 12 in the USCHO poll (both released Oct. 22), ranks sixth in the nation in offense at 4.33 goals per game.
  • Ten different Wildcats recorded a point in a balanced attack against BU while sophomore goaltender Casey DeSmith (Rochester, N.H.) stopped 24 of 25 shots for a .960 save percentage. After surrendering a goal on the first shot of the game in opening minute, DeSmith did not yield a goal the rest of the way and was honored as the Hockey East co-Defensive Player of the Week.
  • Senior defenseman Connor Hardowa (Edmonton, Alberta) has five assists in the first three games with a point in every game. He ranks third nationally in assists per game (1.67) and is second in defensemen scoring. (1.67 points per game).
  • UNH concludes its four-game homestand Oct. 26 (7:30 p.m.) against Northeastern University. The teams conclude the home-and-home series Oct. 27 (7 p.m.). Both games will air regionally on WBIN-TV and Friday’s game will also air nationally on FOX College Sports.

WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY (3-2-0 overall, 1-2-0 Hockey East)

  • The UNH women’s ice hockey team went 1-2-0 last week with a 4-3 loss to Vermont followed by a home-and-home series split with fourth-ranked Boston College. The Wildcats upended the Eagles, 4-3, at home on Oct. 21 and then lost 5-2 on the road.
  • Freshman forward Jonna Curtis (Elk River, Minn.) had a pair of multiple-point efforts last week. She tallied a goal and an assist vs. UVM, then had a pair of assists in the 4-3 win against BC.
  • Classmates Sara Carlson (Hutchinson, Minn.) and Alexis Crossley (Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia) tallied three points last week, as did senior Kristina Lavoie (Fonthill, Ontario). Carlson and Crossley both recorded two goals and an assist while Lavoie had three assists.
  • Freshman goaltender Vilma Vaattovaara (Veikkola, Finland) made 32 saves to backbone UNH to the upset victory against Boston College.
  • UNH returns to action Oct. 16 for its Hockey East conference opener against Vermont at home. Game time is 7 p.m. The Wildcats also play a home-and-home series against Boston College with the home game Oct. 20 (2 p.m.) followed by a matchup at Conte Forum on Oct. 21 (2 p.m.).

MEN’S SOCCER (5-6-4 overall, 1-2-2 America East)

  • The UNH men’s soccer team went 0-1-1 last week with a 1-0 loss at Holy Cross (Oct. 16) and a scoreless tie at Vermont (Oct. 20).
  • Sophomore goalkeeper Travis Worra (Lancaster, Pa.) made two saves two record his fourth shutout of the season and ninth of his career in the tie at UVM.
  • Blake Dawn (San Marino, Calif.), in just his third career start, was credited with two saves – one in each half – at Holy Cross.
  • UNH returns to action Oct. 24 at Stony Brook. The Wildcats have one home game remaining in the regular season – Oct. 27 vs. Boston University (7 p.m. at Bremner Field).

WOMEN’S SOCCER (5-11-2 overall, 3-4-1 America East)

  • The UNH women’s soccer team lost 1-0 in double overtime to Stony Brook on the Oct. 18 Senior Day, then ended the regular season with a 1-0 loss at Boston University (Oct. 21).
  • New Hampshire is the No. 3 seed of the America East tournament and will be host of an Oct. 25 (2 p.m.) quarterfinal game against Stony Brook at Lewis Fields.
  • Nine of the last 10 games were decided by one goal – the only exception was a scoreless tie at Binghamton.
  • Junior goalkeeper Erica Correa (Cheshire, Conn.) recorded eight saves, including one in overtime, against Stony Brook. She stopped five shots at BU.

WOMEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING (2-0 overall, 1-0 America East)

  • The UNH women’s swimming & diving team took first place in 12 of 16 events to record a 186-114 victory at the University of Vermont on Oct. 20.
  • Junior Jenni Roberts (Sanford, Maine) won three individual events, including a pool-record time of 2 minutes, 6.21 seconds in the 200-yards individual medley. She touched the wall first in the 100 and 200 free. Roberts also swam the final leg of the winning 400 free relay.
  • Sophomore Katie Mann (Prince George, British Columbia) also had three individual wins and was part of a winning relay team. She was the fastest swimmer in the 100 and 200 breaststroke as well as the 200 backstroke. Mann was also part of the 200 medley relay.
  • Junior Lauren McCandless (Macungie, Pa.) turned in a pair of first-place efforts. She recorded the fastest time in the 200 butterfly and 500 free.
  • UNH’s other individual winners were junior Jenna Bull (Woodstock, New Brunswick) in the 100 back and sophomore Megan Suffel (Cornwall, Ontario) in the 100 fly.
  • UNH returns to action Oct. 27 (12 p.m.) at Northeastern University’s Barletta Natatorium.

VOLLEYBALL (13-10 overall, 5-2 America East)

  • The UNH volleyball team swept Providence College in straight sets in its only match of the week (Oct. 20) to remain second in the America East standings.
  • The Wildcats swept the America East weekly awards. Junior right side hitter Morgan Thatcher (Brockton, Mass.) was selected Player of the Week for the fourth time this season and sophomore setter Taylor Dunklau (Mukwonago, Wis.) received her fourth Setter of the Week honor. Freshman outside hitter Tori Forrest (Powder Springs, Ga.) was named Rookie of the Week for the second consecutive week.
  • Thatcher recorded a match-high 15 kills and .387 hitting percentage. She also tallied three blocks. Thatcher leads America East in kills (331) and is third in kills per set (3.60) as well as eighth in hitting percentage (.230).
  • Forrest tallied her third consecutive double-double with 10 kills and 12 digs. She also had a .292 hitting percentage. Forrest ranks eighth in America East in kills/set (2.67).
  • Dunklau quarterbacked the ‘Cats to a .314 hitting percentage with 38 assists. She ranks fourth in America East in assists per set (9.14).
  • Senior libero Jessie Schnepp (East Longmeadow, Mass.) increased her America East lead in digs to 468 with 13 at PC.
  • UNH leads the lead in kills per set (12.74) and assists/set (11.80). The Wildcats are second in hitting percentage (.207), opponent hitting percentage (.176) and digs/set (16.17).
  • UNH hits the road this weekend for a match at Providence on Oct. 20 (4 p.m.). The Wildcats’ next home match is Oct. 26 (7 p.m.) against Binghamton – it is the team’s annual Dig Pink fund raising event.
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