Kevin Goumas Men's Ice Hockey Kevin, a senior from Long Beach, N.Y., recorded five points (one goal, four assists) last weekend to lead the UNH men’s ice hockey team to a series split in the last weekend of the regular season at Merrimack College. He matched his season high of three assists as part of a season-best four points to propel the Wildcats to a 5-2 victory in the March 1 finale and give New Hampshire the No. 4 seed in the upcoming Hockey East tournament. The forward, who was honored as Hockey East Player of the Week, set up the team’s first goal to tie the score, 1-1, and then set up the goal that gave UNH a 3-1 lead and proved to be the game-winning goal late in the second period. Kevin’s goal reestablished a two-goal lead of 4-2 for the ‘Cats at 13:03 of the third period and assisted on the empty-net goal with 1:28 remaining to secure the victory.
Elinor Purrier Women's Track & Field Elinor, a freshman from Montgomery, Vt., broke the school record with a winning effort in the mile at the America East Championship (Feb. 24) and bested that mark with third place at the Last Chance Meet (March 2). Elinor bested a field of 17 runners at the America East conference meet at The Armory in New York, N.Y., by crossing the finish line in 4 minutes, 41.73 seconds; the closest competitor finished 5.62 seconds later. She lowered her record time to 4:36.14 at the Last Chance Meet at Boston University, where she placed behind a runner from Georgetown University and was edged at the finish line by a non-collegian while also edging out runners from Stony Brook, BU and Villanova. Elinor’s school-record run of 4:36.14 currently ranks 15th in the NCAAs, which would make her eligible to compete at the NCAA Championships.