October 17, 2011

Maguire, Worra: Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight & Wildcat Weekly Release

SERVICE CREDIT UNION STUDENT-ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT & WILDCAT WEEKLY ROUNDUP 

October 17, 2011

 

DURHAM, N.H.Keely Maguire (Georgetown, Mass.) of the women’s cross country team and Travis Worra (Lancaster, Pa.) of the men’s soccer 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.  

 

STUDENT-ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT

Keely Maguire, women’s cross country

     Keely, a junior from Georgetown, Massachusetts, led the field of 159 runners at the 45th Annual UAlbany Invitational and the University of New Hampshire women’s cross country team successfully defended its title by sweeping the top four positions.

     She completed the 5,000-meter course in a time of 17 minutes, 22 seconds to capture first place. In her previous race – Sept. 30 at the Paul Short Invitational – Keely once again was the top ‘Cat in 25th place overall to lead UNH to a 13th-place finish in the 45-team field. In the Sept. 3 season opener against Providence College and Maine, Keely placed third overall (second on the team).

     Keely has also excelled for the track team. As a freshman in 2009, she was the champion of the 10,000-meter run at the America East Championship and also placed fifth in the 5,000m at that meet.

 

Travis Worra, men’s soccer

     Travis, a freshman goalkeeper from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, stopped 13 of 16 shots last week to finish with a .812 save percentage as the men’s soccer team played to a 1-1 tie against Hartford and a 2-0 loss at UMBC.

     He finished with a career-high seven saves in the nationally-televised game at UMBC on Oct. 14, and one of the two goals against him was an own goal. Travis was credited with six saves, including one in overtime, vs. Hartford; that was a personal best until the next game three days later against the Retrievers.

     Travis has started 12 of 13 games this season and has compiled a 5-6-1 record with a  1.15 GAA, .763 save percentage and four shutouts. In four America East league games, he is 1-2-1 with a 0.95 GAA, .818 save percentage and one shutout.

     Travis recorded three consecutive shutouts spanning Sept. 16-25 against Adelphi, then Air Force and Hartwick in the 22nd Annual Nike Fall Classic. He was selected Tournament MVP and America East Rookie of the Week for his shutout efforts in the tourney. His overall shutout streak ended at 378 minutes, 49 seconds when Stony Brook scored a second-half goal Sept. 30.

 
 

WEEKLY ACCOLADES

Jenn Gilligan, women’s ice hockey WHEA Defensive Player of the Week

Sam Henke, volleyball – America East Rookie of the Week

 
 

LAST WEEK’S RESULTS

Tuesday, Oct. 11

Men’s soccer: at UNH 1, Hartford 1 (tie – double overtime)

Thursday, Oct. 13

Women’s soccer: at Vermont 3, UNH 2

Friday, Oct. 14

Men’s ice hockey: at Northeastern 4, #15 UNH 0

Volleyball: Binghamton 3, at UNH 1

Women’s ice hockey: at UNH 1, #5 Boston College 1 (tie – overtime)

Men’s soccer: at UMBC 2, UNH 0

Field hockey: at Boston U. – suspended at halftime (UNH leads 2-1)

Saturday, Oct. 15

Men’s hockey: #1 Boston College 5, at #15 UNH 1

Football:  at #16 William & Mary 24, #6 UNH 10

Women’s cross country: 1st place (23 teams) at UAlbany Invitational

Men’s cross country: 4th place (21 teams) at UAlbany Invitational

Women’s swimming & diving: UNH 126, at Siena 93

Women’s ice hockey: at #5 Boston College 5, UNH 0

Sunday, Oct. 16

Volleyball: at UNH 3, Albany 0

Women’s soccer: at UNH 2, Binghamton 1

Field hockey: #11 Boston College 2, at #8 UNH 1

 
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday, Oct. 17

Field hockey at Boston U., 4 p.m. (at Boston College) [completed from Oct. 14]

Tuesday, Oct. 18

Men’s soccer vs. Holy Cross, 7 pm (at Bremner Field)

Thursday, Oct. 20

Women’s soccer at UMBC, 4 pm

Friday, Oct. 21

Field hockey vs. Maine, 3 pm (Senior Day)

Volleyball vs. Hartford, 7 pm

Women’s ice hockey at St. Lawrence, 4 pm

Men’s hockey at St. Cloud State, 8:37 pm (Eastern time)

Saturday, Oct. 22

Men’s soccer vs. Vermont, 7 pm (at Bremner Field)

Football vs. UMass, 3:30 pm (at Gillette Stadium) TV: CSN-NE, CSN-MA

Men’s hockey at St. Cloud State, 8:07 pm (Eastern time)

Women’s ice hockey at Clarkson, 2 pm

Sunday, Oct. 23

Women’s soccer vs. Maine, 2 pm (Senior Day)

Women’s swimming & diving at New England LCM Challenge, 2 pm

 
 

MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

  • The UNH men’s cross country team placed fourth at the UAlbany Invitational on Oct. 15. A total of 21 teams competed at the event.
  • Kent Harlow (Burnt Hills, N.Y.) was the top ‘Cat for the second consecutive week. He crossed the finish line in a time of 26 minutes, 2 seconds to place 15th overall.
  • Andrew Dionne (Westerly, R.I.) also finished inside the top 30 (27th) in 26:19.
  • The Wildcats do not race this week. They return to action Oct. 19 for the America East Championship at UAlbany.
 

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

The UNH women’s cross country team claimed the top four spots to win the 45th Annual UAlbany Invitational on Oct. 15. A total of 23 teams competed at the event, which the Wildcats won for the second consecutive year.

  • Keely Maguire (Georgetown, Mass.) set the pace on the 5,000-kilometer course with a time of 17 minutes, 22 seconds.
  • The next three Wildcats ran in a tight pack and finished within four seconds. Sydney Fitzpatrick (Billerica, Mass.) led that trio to place second overall in 17:43. She was followed by Elise Beattie (Woodstock, Ill.) in 17:46 and Darcy James (Exeter, N.H.) in 17:47.
  • Marina Slavin (Durham, N.H.) completed the team scoring in 19th place. She crossed the finish line in 18:36. She was followed closely by Chelsey Serrano (Manchester, N.H.) and Elizabeth Campbell (Colonia, N.J.), who finished 21st (18:38) and 26th (18:42), respectively.
  • The team does not race again until the America East Championship at UAlbany on Oct. 29.
 

FIELD HOCKEY (12-3 overall, 2-0 America East)

  • The eighth-ranked UNH field hockey team played one game to completion last week, and that was a 2-1 home loss to 11th-ranked Boston College on Oct. 16. The Oct. 14 game at Boston University was suspended at halftime with the Wildcats leading 2-1; play resumes Oct. 17 at Boston College.
  • Katherine Nagengast (Westborough, Mass.) matched her career high of 12 saves in the 2-1 loss to BC. She made eight of those 12 saves in the second half.
  • UNH will pay tribute to its six-member senior class prior to the Wildcats’ last home game of the season Oct. 21 against Maine.
 

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

  • The UNH football team, ranked sixth in last week’s poll, was defeated 24-10 by William & Mary at Zable Stadium on Oct. 15 to end the team’s four-game winning streak. 
  • Kevin Decker (Armonk, N.Y.) set career highs in completions (34), pass attempts (50) and passing yards (422).
  • Joey Orlando (Bethlehem, Pa.) caught eight passes for 132 yards and Mickey Mangieri (Pound Ridge, N.Y.) had 100 receiving yards on a career-high eight catches.
  • Chris Beranger (Winthrop, Mass.) recorded a game-high 16 tackles and also forced a fumble.
  • UNH battles UMass in the Colonial Clash at Gillette Stadium, home of the NFL’s New England Patriots and MLS’ New England Revolution, on Oct. 22.

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

  • The UNH men’s ice hockey team, ranked 15th in last week’s national poll, was defeated 4-0 by Northeastern (Oct. 14) and then lost 5-1 to top-ranked Boston College in its Oct. 15 home opener.
  • The Wildcats recorded the shot advantage in both games with a 27-21 edge at NU and a 40-25 margin against BC.
  • UNH leaves Hockey East play for the first time this season with a two-game series at St. Cloud State (Oct. 21-22).
  • Jeff Wyer (Reading, Mass.) made his collegiate debut at Northeastern. He played the final 11:23 of the game and stopped all three shots he faced.
  • Wyer is one of seven Wildcats to make his collegiate debut in the 2011-12 season.

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

  • The UNH women’s ice hockey team skated to a 1-1 overtime tie and 5-0 loss to fifth-ranked Boston College last weekend.
  • Freshman goaltender Jenn Gilligan (Maple Ridge, British Columbia) made a season-high 24 saves, including three in overtime, in the 1-1 tie at the Whittemore Center on Oct. 14.
  • Senior goalie Lindsey Minton (Richardson, Texas) recorded 30+ saves in a game for the fifth time in her career with a 30-save effort Oct. 15 at BC. She made 16 saves in the third period.
 

MEN’S SOCCER (5-7-1 overall, 1-2-1 America East)

  • The UNH men’s soccer team played to a 1-1 tie against Hartford at home Oct. 11, then in a nationally-televised game the Wildcats were defeated 2-0 at UMBC on Oct. 14.
  • Travis Worra (Lancaster, Pa.) made a career-high seven saves at UMBC, and one of the goals against him was an own goal. He stopped six shots vs. Hartford to finish the week with a .812 save percentage.
  • David Schlatter (Marlton, N.J.) scored his team-leading third goal of the season to give the Wildcats a 1-0 lead in the 15th minute against Hartford.
 

WOMEN’S SOCCER (4-11-1 overall, 2-4-0 America East)

  • The UNH women’s soccer team scored four goals last week in a 3-2 loss at Vermont and 2-1 win vs. Binghamton.
  • After falling behind 1-0 to Binghamton in the 21st minute, the Wildcats rallied to victory on goals by Alyssa Michel (Bellingham, Mass.) in the 27th minutes and Alli Rozelle (Stratham, N.H.) in the 54th minute.
  • UNH scored first at UVM on a goal by Drea Nogueira (New Bedford, Mass.) with less than a minute remaining in the first half, but the Catamounts scored the next three goals before Brooke Duchaney (Hampton, N.H.) struck in the 73rd minute.
 

SWIMMING & DIVING (1-0 overall, 0-0 America East)

  • The UNH swimming & diving team opened the 2011-12 season with a 126-93 victory at Siena College on Oct. 15. The Wildcats won every event and broke five pool records.
  • Jessica Little (Barrie, Ontario) paced UNH with pool records in both the 200-yard individual medley (2 minutes, 9.27 seconds) and 200-yard breaststroke (2:20.88).
  • Lauren McCandless (Macungie, Pa.) won the 200-yard butterfly with a pool-record time of 2:06.59.
  • Katie Mann (Prince George, British Columbia) swam to a pool-record time of 2:06.10 in the 200-yard backstroke. She also finished second in the 1000 freestyle.
  • Ellen Pelletier (West Hartford, Conn.) compiled a pool-record 260.60 points to win the 1-meter dive.
  • Jenna Bull (Woodstock, New Brunswick) won the 1,000 free (10:38.67) and placed second in the 200 back (2:07.25).
 

VOLLEYBALL (6-16 overall, 5-1 America East)

  • The UNH volleyball team split a pair of America East home matches last weekend with a 3-1 loss to Binghamton and a 3-0 victory against Albany, which had not lost in league play.
  • Amy Keding (Northbrook, Ill.) recorded a match-high 21 kills as well as a team-high 19 digs to lead the Wildcats past Albany. Lauren Laquerre (Concord, N.H.) and Jansan Falcusan (Plymouth, Mich.) also recorded double-doubles; Laquerre tallied 15 kills and 11 digs while Falcusan had 39 assists and 16 digs.
  • Keding also led all players in the Binghamton match with 16 kills. Morgan Thatcher (Brockton, Mass.) finished with 13 kills and six blocks.
  • Sam Henke (Millersville, Md.), the America East Rookie of the Week, was credited with 19 digs against Binghamton and 17 vs. Albany.
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