PATON, GEORGE: STUDENT-ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT & ROUNDUP
UNH WEEKLY ROUNDUP
November 2, 2009
DURHAM, N.H. – Kelly Paton of the women’s ice hockey team and Dylan George (Bangor, Maine) 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 this week's Wildcat Roundup.
Kelly Paton, women’s ice hockey
Kelly, a senior forward from Woodstock, Ontario, factored in seven of the team’s eight goals with three goals and four assists in wins against the University of Connecticut (3-1; Oct. 31) and University of Maine (5-0; Nov. 1); she also had a +6 rating for the week.
Kelly tallied two goals and two assists vs. Maine to match her career high of four points. She scored the second and fifth goals of that game and set up goals 28 seconds apart in the third period to quickly double a two goal lead and give the Wildcats control of the game. Against UConn, Kelly set up both second-period goals and scored early in the third to help the ‘Cats erase a one-goal deficit.
Dylan George, men’s soccer
Dylan, a junior forward from Bangor, Maine, recorded his first multiple-goal game to finish with a personal best of four points and propel UNH to a 2-1 victory against Binghamton University in the Wildcats’ America East finale. His first goal of the game gave the ‘Cats a 1-0 lead in the 11th minute. Dylan struck again I the 63rd minute to break a 1-1 tie and score what proved to be the game-winning goal.
Field hockey: Leah Boody, America East Player of the Week
Women's ice hockey: Kelly Paton, Hockey East Player of the Week
Men’s soccer: Dylan George, America East co-Player of the Week
LAST WEEK’S RESULTS
Wednesday, Oct. 28
Men’s soccer: UNH 2, Binghamton 1
Thursday, Oct. 29
Women’s soccer: at Maine 2, UNH 1 (America East quarterfinal)
Friday, Oct. 30
Volleyball: at Albany 3, UNH 0
Men’s ice hockey: at #19 Wisconsin 4, UNH 1
Saturday, Oct. 31
Men’s cross country: 2nd place at America East Championships (at Vermont)
Women’s cross country: 4th place at America East Championships (at Vermont)
Football: #8 UNH 48, Northeastern 21
Field hockey: UNH 2, at #16 Albany 1
Women’s ice hockey: at #4 UNH 3, Connecticut 1
Men’s ice hockey: at #19 Wisconsin 6, UNH 1
Sunday, Nov. 1
Volleyball: UNH 3, at Binghamton 0
Women’s ice hockey: #4 UNH 5, Maine 0 (White Out the Whit)
THIS WEEK’S EVENTS
Tuesday, Nov. 3
Field hockey at Harvard, 6 pm
Men’s soccer vs. Dartmouth, 7 pm (Senior Day)
Friday, Nov. 6
Field Hockey at Albany, 1 pm (America East semifinal)
Volleyball at Hartford, 6 pm
Men’s hockey vs. Boston College, 7 pm
Women’s ice hockey at Boston University, 7 pm
Saturday, Nov. 7
Football vs. Rhode Island, 12 pm
Women’s swimming & diving vs. Central Connecticut State, 2 pm
Women’s ice hockey vs. Boston University, 7 pm
Sunday, Nov. 8
Men’s hockey at UMass-Lowell, 5 pm
MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
- UNH placed second at the America East Championships that were held Oct. 31 at the University of Vermont.
- Senior Wesley Dinnan (Juneau, Alaska) was the top Wildcat in seventh place and he was followed closely by Ben Jenkins (Francestown, N.H.) and Nick Decrescenzo (New Milford, Conn.) in 11th and 12th place, respectively.
- Josh Kearns (Ridgefield, Conn.) and Marc Ouellette (Hopkinton, N.H.) completed the team scoring in 14th and 16th place, respectively.
WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
- UNH placed fourth at the America East Championships that were held Oct. 31 at the University of Vermont.
- Junior Allison Letourneau (Kingston, Nova Scotia) and senior Courtney Hamer (Andover, Mass.) led the Wildcats in 13th and 14th place, respectively. Elizabeth Campbell (Colonia, N.J.) also finished in the top 20 at 19th place.
FIELD HOCKEY (10-6, 2-2 America East)
- UNH extended its winning streak to three games with a 2-1 win at 16th-ranked Albany. The Wildcats have won six of the last seven games.
- UNH concludes the regular season Tuesday at Harvard, then begins postseason play Friday in an America East semifinal at Albany.
- Leah Boody (Amesbury, Mass.) scored the game-winning goal and was also credited with an assist vs. the Great Danes. She was honored as America East Player of the Week for her performance.
- Meg Shea (Melrose, Mass.) extended her school-record point-scoring streak to 17 games and continued her ascension in the UNH record book. She is now #2 on the single-season points list (50) as well as tied for second in single-season goals (21); furthermore, Shea is fourth in career points (94) and tied for fourth in career goals (40).
FOOTBALL (7-1, 4-1 CAA)
- UNH rolled to a 48-21 victory against Northeastern to remain unbeaten at home this season. The Wildcats compiled a season-high 461 yards of total offense that included 281 rushing yards.
- At 7-1, UNH is off to its best start since the 2005 season, when the ‘Cats went 11-1 through 12 games.
- Chad Kackert (Simi Valley, Calif.) ran for a career-high 176 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries. He also had a kickoff return of 37 yards.
MEN’S ICE HOCKEY (2-4-1, 2-0-0 Hockey East)
- UNH was swept in a two-game series at 19th-ranked Wisconsin.
- Brian Foster (Pembroke, N.H.) recorded a career-high 47 saves in the Oct. 30 game vs. the Badgers.
WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY (7-1-2, 2-0-0-0 Hockey East)
- Fourth-ranked UNH won home games against both UConn (3-1) and Maine (5-0) in Hockey East action to improve to 7-0-1 at home this season.
- Kelly Paton (Woodstock, Vt.) recorded a point on seven of the team’s eight goals with three goals and four assists.
- Raylen Dziengelewski (Southwick, Mass.) tallied three assists and a +4 rating against Maine.
- Micaela Long (South Boston, Mass.) recorded five points (1g, 4a) with a +6 rating and three blocked shots.
MEN’S SOCCER (9-5-2, 6-0-1 America East)
- UNH became the first team since 1997 to complete the America East slate unbeaten when the Wildcats defeated Binghamton, 2-1, last week. The victory also gave the ‘Cats their first outright league title.
- UNH has a seven-game unbeaten streak of 6-0-1.
- Dylan George (Bangor, Maine) tallied career highs in both goals (two) and points (four) against Binghamton. He was honored as America East co-Player of the Week for his performance.
- Chris Banks (Wesborough, Mass.) recorded an assist on both goals and has a point in six of the last seven games.
- UNH plays its regular-season finale Nov. 3 (7 p.m.) at home against Dartmouth.
WOMEN’S SOCCER (4-14-1, 3-5-0 America East)
- UNH’s 2009 season came to an end Oct. 29 with a 2-1 overtime loss at Maine in the opening round of the America East tournament.
- Senior Shaunna Kaplan (Framingham, Mass.) sent the game into OT with a goal in the 83rd minute.
- Kaplan was joined on the America East All-Conference Second Team by sophomore Kelly Mooney (Canton, Mass.) and freshman Monique Lamotte (Tampa, Fla.). Lamotte was also selected to the All-Rookie Team.
- Ten of UNH’s 14 losses were by one goal.
SWIMMING & DIVING (3-0)
- UNH did not have a meet last week. The Wildcats return to action Nov. 7 (2 p.m.) at home against Central Connecticut State.
VOLLEYBALL (10-14, 2-5 America East)
- UNH split a pair of road matches last week by falling in straight sets to Albany and then sweeping Binghamton.
- Senior Kirsten Bates (Calgary, Alberta) on the verge of her 1,000th career kill. She enters this week’s action with 989.
- Bates and classmate Lindsay Fogarty (Pleasanton, Calif.) both rank in the top 10 in kills in America East.