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Provost’s OT goal ignites SLU men’s soccer in NCAAs

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Mark Provost scored 71 seconds into the second overtime period to give the St. Lawrence University men’s soccer team a 2-1 win over Eastern Connecticut State in a first-round game of the NCAA Division III men’s soccer tournament on Saturday.

The Saints (14-2-3) will play host Williams College (14-1-3) in a second-round game at 1:30 p.m. today.

SLU dominated Saturday’s game, outshooting the Warriors, 33-4.

SLU nearly lost the game after falling behind 1-0 in the 24th minute when Arman Karbassioon scored for the Warriors on a rebound.

SLU never gave up a shot after the first half, but was not able to force overtime until Dan Hunt scored with 5 minutes, 35 seconds left in regulation.

ELMIRA 3, SUNY CANTON 1

Wendell Ming scored one goal and assisted on another as the Soaring Eagles defeated SUNY Canton (8-9-1) in a semifinal of the ECAC Tournament in Elmira.

Alexander Poole and Brian Lowe also scored for Elmira (13-6). SUNY Canton’s goal was credited to the team.

WOMEN’S HOCKEY

ST. LAWRENCE 5, YALE 1

Abbey McRae scored three goals as the Saints (6-5, 4-0) routed Yale in an ECAC Hockey game at Appleton Arena.

Kelly Sabatine added two goals for SLU, which outshot Yale 47-14.

Tara Tomimoto scored for the Bulldogs (1-7, 1-5).

CLARKSON 2, BROWN 1

Carly Mercer scored both goals for the Golden Knights (10-2, 4-0), including the game-winner at 14:54 of the second period, in an ECAC Hockey game at Cheel Arena.

Mercer also scored at 18:25 of the first period for Clarkson.

Brown (1-5) tied the game with a goal from Sarah Robson at 4:39 of the second period.

SUNY POTSDAM 2, SUNY OSWEGO 0

Dawna Salvarinas made 19 saves to help SUNY Potsdam shut out the Lakers (2-3-1, 2-2) in an ECAC West game in Oswego.

Jenn Crawford scored both goals for the Bears (1-4, 1-2).

MEN’S HOCKEY

SUNY Potsdam 5, BUFFALO STATE 4

Mike Arnold scored a power-play goal with 1:32 left in the game to lead the Bears (3-2, 2-2) to a come-from-behind win over Buffalo State in a SUNYAC game in Massena.

Buffalo State (2-4-1, 1-3-1) had a 4-2 lead in the third period, but SUNY Potsdam scored the final three goals of the game.

Arnold finished with three goals for the Bears. Adam Place and Matt Thompson also scored for SUNY Potsdam.

Mike Zannella scored twice for Buffalo State. Trevor McKinney and Shane Avery also scored goals.

VOLLEYBALL

CLARKSON 3, MIDDLEBURY 1

Aishvina Arasu had 19 kills to lead the Golden Knights (30-6) to a 21-25, 25-22, 25-22, 25-18 win over Middlebury College in a second-round match of the NCAA Division III Tournament in Potsdam.

Clarkson will host SUNY New Paltz in the regional final at 2:30 p.m. today. The winner will reach the NCAA quarterfinals at Holland, Mich., next weekend.

Victoria Kirkemo had 17 kills and Lani Durio added 49 assists for Clarkson.

Amy Hart led Middlebury (23-7) with 15 kills.

CROSS COUNTRY

CYMERMAN, SAINTS WIN TITLES

Junior Amy Cymerman was the overall champion and her SLU team claimed the title as well at the NCAA Atlantic Regional qualifier in Rochester.

Cymerman finished the 6-kilometer course in 21:31.5.

SLU won its fourth straight championship with a total of 49 points, 135 ahead of second-place SUNY Geneseo.

The Saints will travel to Terra Haute, Ind., to compete in the NCAA Championships meet next weekend.

Clarkson finished 26th in the women’s race and SUNY Potsdam was 36th.

SLU senior Sam Rakoc qualified for the NCAA Championships with a sixth-place finish. The Saints men were fifth in the 44-team field and have to wait to see if they get invited.

New York University won the men’s team title. Clarkson was 15th and SUNY Potsdam 44th.

SWIMMING

CLARKSON SPLITS

Sam Zagrobelny and Sean Parnett each won two events to lead the Clarkson men to a 132-89 win over St. Michael’s in Potsdam.

St. Michael’s defeated Clarkson 112-103 in the women’s meet.

Zagrobelny won the 200-meter individual medley and the 100 butterfly for Clarkson, while Parnett earned wins in the 100 and 200 freestyles.

Jillian Brown led Clarkson’s women with wins in the 50 and 100 freestyles.

Tigers SWEEP SAINTS

Tad Deatly won two events for the SLU men, but the Tigers earned a 131-66 win over the Saints in Rochester.

RIT also edged SLU in the women’s meet by a score of 118-117.

Deatly won the 500 and 1,000 freestyles for SLU.

Casey Abribat won the 200 IM and 200 fly, and Olivia Rettstatt won the 500 and 1,000 freestyles for the SLU women.

SUNY POTSDAM SPLITS

Alexander Taylor and Richie Zimmerman each won three events to lead SUNY Potsdam to a 170-101 win in the men’s competition at SUNY Brockport.

SUNY Brockport won the women’s meet, 166-85.

Taylor won the 500 freestyle as well as the 1,000 freestyle and 100 breaststroke. Zimmerman won the 200 freestyle, 200 breaststroke and 400 IM.

Tyler Zapisek won the 50 and 100 freestyles, and Dan Costa won the 100 and 200 backstrokes for SUNY Potsdam.

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