WAKEFIELD, Mass. – University of New Hampshire redshirt junior Taylor Wenczkowski, of Rochester, has been named the Hockey East Player of the Week for her performance against No. 10 Boston College this past Saturday.
Trailing by a goal entering the third period of play, Wenczkowski propelled the Wildcats to their first third-period come-from-behind victory, scoring two goals in the final 15 minutes of play.
Wenczkowski tallied a power play goal just 10 seconds into a five-on-three power play to tie the game at two goals, and then 10 minutes later scored the game-winner after being taken down by a BC defender.
The win was UNH’s second straight win against the Boston College, dating back to February of 2018, where the Wildcats defeated the #3-ranked Eagles by a score of 2-1 in Conte Forum. The win was UNH’s first win over a ranked opponent this season.
The award is UNH’s first weekly award of the 2018-19 season. The Wildcats, with the win, are now 6-0-2 in their last eight games.
Wenczkowski and the Wildcats waste no time getting right back into action, traveling to Yale for a Tuesday night matchup on ESPN+ at 7 p.m.
UNH gymnasts fall to Southern Utah
CEDAR CITY, Utah - Erin Carroll (scored a personal-best 9.900 on vault, and Danielle Mulligan earned individual victories on uneven bars and in all-around, but the University of New Hampshire gymnastics team was edged by Southern Utah University, 193.700-193.525, in Monday night’s season-opening meet at America First Event Center.
In her first career all-around performance, Mulligan scored a 38.975 to defeat Southern Utah’s Karley McClain (38.900).
UNH won three of the four events, but a counted fall on floor exercise ultimately cost the Wildcats a victory.
Coe-Brown falls to Sanborn boys
NORTHWOOD — The Bears had a shot to tie it with five seconds to play, but it was off the mark and they fell in Division II boys hoop action to Sanborn, 55-52.
Coe-Brown (1-2) led 33-29 at the half, but was held to 19 points in the second half.
Keegan Paradis and Dominic Cronshaw (10 boards) led the Bears with 12 points each. Jacob Rich had nine points and five assists, while Albert Lapiejko notched six point and nine rebounds. Cayden Donoghue and Mason Winiarski each had seven points.
Coe-Brown hosts Souhegan Friday.
Green Wave boys fall at Salem
SALEM — Dover cut the lead to four in the third quarter, bu,t that was as close as they got as they fell, 77-58, at Salem in Division I boys basketball action.
The Green Wave (2-3) traield 28-21 at the half and 53-38 after three.
Ty Vitko led the way with 26 points. Kingsley Breen added 15.
Dover plays at Merrimack Friday. Salem is 5-0.
Spaulding gymnasts second in Goffstown
GOFFSTOWN — The Spaulding gymnastics took the second place at a meet hosted by Goffstown at the Goffstown YMCA on Saturday. In the seven-school field of teams Pelham took top honors with a 117.00 while Spaulding finished with a 112.65. Host Goffstown was third with a 110.10 with Alverine (4th, 94.95), Exeter (5th, 93.45), Central (6th, 75.95) and Memorial finishing the rankings.
Spaulding took first place overall on floor with a 31.70 thanks to strong performances from Tiana Adams, Audrey Stuart, Sarah Bieniek, Emma Leonard, Jenna Raymond and Karlie Gagne. Stuart was the top finisher on floor with an 8.50 with Adams tying for 2nd with an 8.45.
Stuart also earned top honors in bars where she scored an 8.1.
Adams continued her strong performance in the all around this season placing second with a 30.05.
Spaulding visits Londonderry on Jan. 17.
Knighthawk JVs rally to tie
DOVER — The Marshwood/Noble/Traip/Sanford hockey team rallied from a 2-0 deficit to tie South Portland/Waynflete on Monday, 2-2.
Anthony Newton (assist) and Ryan Jalbert scored in the third period for the Knighthawks to knot the score. Ryan Cole and Oscar Whitcomb each had an assist. Ethan Hammond made 25 saves in goal.
Portsmouth falls to CMS
After a slow start Portsmouth was able to bring the score to within four at the start of the fourth quarter but could not keep pace with the scoring of Cooperative Middle Scholl en route to a 51-38 loss.
Evan Venn had 17 points and Frank Krupp chipped in with nine to lead Portsmouth.
Jason Yeaton played well on defense.
Portsmouth hosts Greenland on Thursday.