November 29, 2010

Minton, DiLiegro: Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight and Weekly Roundup

UNH WEEKLY ROUNDUP

November 29, 2010

DURHAM, N.H.Lindsey Minton (Richardson, Texas) of the women’s ice hockey team and Dane DiLiegro (Lexington, Mass.) of the men’s basketball 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.

 

STUDENT-ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT

Lindsey Minton, women’s ice hockey

     Lindsey, a junior goaltender from Richardson, Texas, made a career-high 37 saves in the UNH women’s ice hockey team’s 3-1 loss to sixth-ranked Boston College at the Whittemore Center on Nov. 28. She stopped 20 shots in the third period alone, which also marked her highest single-period total, and held the Eagles scoreless until the final three minutes of the game.

     In 11 games this season, Lindsey has a 1.45 goals-against-average and .936 save percentage to rank #6 in the nation in GAA and #9 in save percentage. In seven home games, she has a 1.00 GAA, .959 save percentage and three shutouts (back-to-back-to-back against Niagara – twice – and Vermont). The three consecutive shutouts comprised a majority of her career-best shutout streak of 219 minutes, 43 seconds.

     In 42 career games, Lindsey has a 1.73 GAA, .919 save percentage and six shutouts with a 27-10-2 record.

 

Dane DiLiegro, men’s basketball

     Dane, a senior center from Lexington, Mass., averaged 15.5 points per game and 10.0 rebounds per game in two games last week for the Wildcats. He recorded his second double-double of the season with 23 points and 12 rebounds against Brown at Lundholm Gymnasium on Nov. 27; both totals were season highs. In that game, Dane’s layup with 2.8 seconds remaining in the second half broke a 66-66 tie and proved to be the game-winning basket in the 70-66 victory. He had an impressive shooting day with an 8-for-10 effort from the floor and 7 of 8 from the foul line.

     Dane also lifted UNH to victory at Dartmouth when his field goal with 1.5 seconds left gave the ‘Cats a 55-53 lead (that was also the final score). He recorded his first double-double of the season with 13 points and 10 rebounds vs. the Big Green.

     Through five games this season, Dane is averaging 11.8 points per game and 9.0 rebounds per game with a 53.5 field goal percentage and 81.2 free throw percentage. He has recorded two steals each of the last four games.

     Dane is one of 14 UNH Wildcats who has recorded 500 points and 500 rebounds in a career.

 

LAST WEEK’S RESULTS

Tuesday, November 23

Men’s hockey: at UNH 5, Brown 5 (tie–overtime)

Women’s basketball: at Holy Cross 78, UNH 67

Men’s basketball: at Sacred Heart 50, UNH 42

Women’s ice hockey: Maine 4, UNH 1 (at Androscoggin Bank Colisee; Lewiston, Maine)

Saturday, November 27

Men’s basketball: at UNH 70, Brown 66

Men’s hockey: at UNH 2, Merrimack 1

Sunday, November 28

Women’s ice hockey: #6 Boston College 3, at UNH 1

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday, November 29

Women’s basketball at Syracuse, 7 pm

Tuesday, November 30

Men’s basketball at UConn, 7:30 pm

Wednesday, December 1

Women’s hockey vs. Northeastern, 7 pm

Thursday, December 2

Men’s hockey at UMass-Lowell, 7 pm

Friday, December 3

Women’s track & field at Rhody Pentathlon, 11 am

Women’s basketball at Manhattan, 7 pm

Saturday, December 4

Gymnastics “Meet the Team” intrasquad scrimmage, 1 pm

Men’s track & field at Jay Carisella Carnival (Reggie Lewis Center), 10 am

Women’s track & field at Jay Carisella Carnival (Reggie Lewis Center), 10 am

Football at Bethune-Cookman, 1 pm (NCAA second round game)

Women’s hockey at Providence, 1 pm

Men’s basketball at Colgate, 2 pm

Sunday, Dec. 5

Men’s hockey vs. Vermont, 4 pm

Swimming & diving at Vermont, 2 pm

 
 

MEN’S BASKETBALL (4-1, 0-0 America East)

  • After a 3-0 start to the season, UNH lost 50-42 at Sacred Heart on Nov. 23 but responded with a 70-66 victory against Brown on Nov. 27 to improve to 2-0 at home.
  • Dane DiLiegro (Lexington, Mass.) recorded his second double-double of the season with 23 points and 12 rebounds against Brown. His layup with 2.8 seconds remaining broke a 66-66 tie and proved to be the game-winning basket. He made 8 of 10 field goal attempts and 7 of 8 free throws. Both the point and rebound totals marked season highs for the senior center.
  • Tyrone Conley (Burlington, Vt.) scored 19 points vs. Brown on 5-for-8 shooting from the floor and 8-for-9 at the foul line. He also had a career-high five steals.
  • Ferg Myrick (Philadelphia) extended his double-digit scoring streak to six games with 12 points vs. Brown.
  • The 4-1 start is the team’s best since the 2004-05 season.
  • UNH held its first four opponents of the season under 55 points for the first time since the 1947-48 season.


WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (1-3, 0-0 America East)

  • UNH outscored Holy Cross 48-42 in the second half but it wasn’t enough to overcome a 17-point halftime deficit in a 78-67 road loss on Nov. 23.
  • Junior guard Denise Beliveau (Framingham, Mass.) recorded a double-double with team highs in both points (16) and rebounds (13) at Holy Cross. She was credited with four assists and three steals – also both team highs – with no turnovers in 35 minutes.
  • Sophomore guard Cari Reed (Oswego, N.Y.) scored 13 points on the strength of 6 of 6 shooting from the foul line. She has scored in double digits in three of five games this season.


MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

  • UNH wrapped up the 2010 season with a 12th-place finish at the ICAAAA Championships at Van Cortlandt Park on Nov. 20; 20 teams competed at the meet.
 

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

  • UNH concluded the 2010 season with a 14th-place finish at the ECAC Championships, which were held Nov. 20 at Van Cortlandt Park; 23 teams competed at the meet.
 

FIELD HOCKEY (14-7 overall, 5-0 America East)

  • UNH completed the 2010 season with a 14-7 record following a 2-1 overtime loss to Albany in the America East championship game on Oct. 6. The 14 victories marked the highest single-season total since the ’00 squad also had 14 wins.
  • Junior forward Whitney Frates (Woodstock, Vt.) was named to the 2010 Longstreth/NFHCA All-America Second Team. It marks the second consecutive year a Wildcat was honored as an All-American.
 

FOOTBALL (7-4 overall, 5-3 CAA)

  • The 10th-ranked UNH football team begins postseason play Dec. 4 with an NCAA second-round game at Bethune-Cookman University. Game time at Municipal Stadium is 1 p.m.


MEN’S ICE HOCKEY (7-2-4, 5-1-2 Hockey East)

  • The sixth-ranked UNH men’s hockey team rallied to a 5-5 tie against Brown (two goals 11 seconds apart in the last two minutes of regulation) and a 2-1 victory vs. Merrimack last week.
  • Paul Thompson (Derry, N.H.) tallied a goal and two assists last week. He lifted UNH to the 2-1 victory vs. Merrimack by setting up the game-tying third-period goal and game-winning goal at 11:53 of the final frame.
  • Matt DiGirolamo (Ambler, Pa.) stopped a career-high 41 shots, including 33 in the final two periods, in the win vs. Merrimack.
  • Mike Sislo (Superior, Wis.) tallied five points in two games last week with a four-point effort (2g, 2a) against Brown and an assist on Thompson’s game-winning goal vs. MC.
  • The line of Thompson, Sislo and Phil DeSimone (East Amherst, N.Y.) has combined fro 10 goals and 25 assists for 35 points in the last six games. Thompson ranks first in Hockey East in scoring with 18 points; DeSimone (17) and Sislo (16) rank second and fifth, respectively.
 

WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY (8-7-0, 2-5-0 Hockey East)

  • UNH dropped a pair of Hockey East league games with a 4-1 loss to Maine at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee (Lewiston, Maine) on Nov. 23 and a 3-1 loss to Boston College at the Whittmore Center on Nov. 28.
  • Lindsey Minton (Richardson, Texas) recorded career highs for saves in both a period (20) and game (37) against BC. She finished the game with a .949 save percentage (two goals allowed).
  • UNH has allowed just eight goals, including an empty-netter, in seven home games.
  • The Wildcats’ stretch of five games in 14 days continues Dec. 1 at home against Northeastern.
 

MEN’S SOCCER (9-5-6 overall, 2-3-2 America East)

  • The UNH men’s soccer team concluded the 2010 season with a tie in the America East championship game at UMBC. The Wildcats and Retrievers battled to a scoreless tie through regulation and overtime, then UMBC won the title by virtue of a 5-3 edge on penalty kicks.
 

WOMEN’S SOCCER (8-8-4 overall, 4-3-1 America East)

  • UNH’s 2010 season came to an end with the fifth-seeded Wildcats’ 2-1 loss at fourth-seeded Albany in the America East quarterfinals on Oct. 28.
 

WOMEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING (4-0)

  • UNH did not compete last week. The Wildcats return to action Dec. 5 at the University of Vermont. The next home meet is Jan. 22 against intrastate rival Dartmouth College. 


MEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD

  • UNH begins the 2010-11 indoor track & field season Dec. 4 at the Jay Carisella Carnival, which is held at Northeastern’s Reggie Lewis Center. 


WOMEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD

  • New Hampshire opens the 2010-11 indoor track & field season Dec. 3 at the Rhody Pentathlon (Kingston, R.I.). The Wildcats also compete Dec. 4 at the Jay Carisella Carnival, which is held at Northeastern’s Reggie Lewis Center. 


VOLLEYBALL (10-17 overall, 5-7 America East)

  • UNH ended the 2010 season on a high note with a 3-2 come-from-behind win at UMBC on Nov. 12. UNH has reached double digits in wins five of the last six seasons.
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