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Mercer helps Clarkson upend Harvard

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POTSDAM — Clarkson’s Carly Mercer did what few teams have done against the Harvard women’s hockey team Friday night at Cheel Arena.

Mercer produced a hat trick to lead the Golden Knights to a 3-1 victory over the Crimson, handing Harvard its first ECAC Hockey loss of the season.

The three-goal effort from Mercer came against a Crimson defense that had allowed only five goals in its first 13 conference games of the season.

Clarkson (19-6 overall, 11-2 conference) struck first on a power-play goal from Mercer at 4 minutes, 6 seconds of the first period. Harvard (16-2-1, 13-1) tied the game when Kalley Armstrong scored a power-play goal at 13:12 of the first period.

Mercer gave Clarkson the lead for good at 2:35 of the third period and added another goal at 9:26 on another power play.

Norfolk native Jessica Harvey, a freshman, skated on Harvard’s fourth line.

ST. LAWRENCE 2, DARTMOUTH 1

Amanda Boulier scored with 4:35 left in the third period to give the Saints (14-9-2, 9-3-1) a win in an ECAC Hockey game at Appleton Arena.

Rylee Smith scored for SLU in the first period, and Reagan Fischer scored for the Big Green (12-6-3, 7-5-2) in the second.

BUFFALO CLUB 7, SUNY CANTON 4

Devyn Hutcheson and Stephanie Hyde both scored twice, but the Kangaroos (3-13-1) lost to the Buffalo club team in a nonconference game in Burlington, Vt.

MEN’S HOCKEY

SUNY CANTON 4, LEBANON VALLEY 3

Brad Wilson scored with 89 seconds left in regulation to give the Kangaroos (6-13) a win in a nonconference game in Canton.

Joe Casale, Jake Ranahan and Dave Schneider also scored goals for SUNY Canton.

SUNY PLATTSBURGH 4, SUNY POTSDAM 1

The Cardinals (13-5-1, 8-1-1) used a three-goal second period to build a 4-0 lead in a SUNYAC game in Plattsburgh.

Dillan Fox scored twice for SUNY Plattsburgh. Nick Jensen and Michael Cassidy also scored for the Cardinals.

Dan McCamey scored for the Bears (6-12-1, 3-7).

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

UNION 66, ST. LAWRENCE 65 (OT)

Kelsey McDonald made a jump shot in the key with nine seconds left in overtime to give Union (11-7, 6-4) a win over St. Lawrence in a Liberty League contest in Schenectady.

Kara McDuffee sent the game to overtime for SLU (12-4, 6-1) by hitting two free throws with 56 seconds left to tie the game 59-59.

McDonald finished with 14 points to lead Union. Kristin Schmidt scored 12 points and Cailin Schmeer added 11 for Union.

McDuffee scored 17 points for the Saints. Kelly Legg scored 13 points, and Allison Cady and Amanda Roberts scored 12 points for SLU.

SUNY FREDONIA 75, SUNY POTSDAM 57

Jaimie Warren scored 27 points and Becky Hebert tossed in 18 as the Blue Devils (9-7, 4-6) defeated the Bears in a SUNYAC game in Fredonia.

Katy Briedis led Potsdam (1-16, 0-10) with 16 points and Jessica Kouzan scored 10 for SUNY Potsdam.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

SUNY FREDONIA 87, SUNY POTSDAM 86

Robert Lyles scored on a layup with one second left in overtime to lead the Blue Devils (6-10, 2-8) past the Bears in a SUNYAC game in Fredonia.

Joe Estramonte made a 3-point basket for the Bears (7-10, 3-7) as time expired to tie the game 79-79 and force overtime.

Amir Billups led Fredonia with 22 points and Tyrone Clark scored 19. Dalton Kashmer tallied 15 points and Eric Zwierlein finished with 13.

Curtis Pierce led the Bears with 21 points. Josh Lambert scored 18 for SUNY Potsdam and Mark Lake Jr. added 15. Colin Peterson and Estramonte each tallied 11 points.

UNION 83, ST. LAWRENCE 62

Keven Donahue scored 28 points in 28 minutes to send Union (15-3, 7-2) past St. Lawrence in a Liberty League game in Schenectady.

Brady Condlin paced SLU (6-10, 4-3) with 18 points and Janpeter Brase added 10 for SLU.

SWIMMING

BEARS SWEEP CLARKSON

SUNY Potsdam’s men’s and women’s teams both earned wins over village-rival Clarkson in a nonconference meet at Maxcy Hall.

SUNY Potsdam’s men won 149 1/2-144 1/2 while the Bears women won 133-121.

Alexander Taylor and Richie Zimmerman each won three events for the Bears men. Taylor won the 1,000-meter freestyle, the 500 freestyle and the 100 breaststroke. Zimmerman won the 200 freestyle, the 200 breaststroke and the 200 individual medley. Dan Costa added wins in the 100 and 200 backstroke for the Bears.

Paul Telesca led Clarkson with wins in the 50 and 100 freestyles.

Victoria Blakeslee helped lead the Bears women with wins in the 1,000 freestyle and the 200 backstroke. Liz Ringer won the 50 freestyle and 100 butterfly and Chena Binzer won the 100 and 200 breaststrokes.

Jillian Brown won the 100 and 200 freestyles for Clarkson and Kimberlee Stillittano won the 200 butterfly and 200 individual medley for Clarkson.

SKIING

DURHAM EXCELS AGAIN FOR SAINTS

Senior Ashley-Kate Durham produced her 16th career top-10 finish for the Saints alpine team at the Colby Carnival at Carrabassett Valley, Maine.

Durham finished in eighth place in a total time of 1 minute, 47.54 seconds. The finish helped her move close to earning a spot in the NCAA Championships.

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