Niagara Gazette

November 9, 2012

Niagara blanks Army

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Five different players scored for the Niagara men's hockey team Friday in a 5-0 win over Army at West Point.

The Purple Eagles (5-2-3, 4-0-0 Atlantic Hockey) have not allowed a goal in their last three contests and are now on a six-game unbeaten streak during which they have outscored opponents 22-7.

Carsen Chubak made 27 saves in his fourth shutout of the season. The junior bakcstop has not allowed a goal in his last 199 minutes of play.

Issac Kohls led the Niagara offense with a goal and two assists. Matt Williams, Chris Lochner, Ryan Rashid and Marc Zanette also scored.

"Army was coming off a week off and they were flat in the first. We did a great job capitalizing and pounced on them early," Niagara coach Dave Burkholder said. "They definitely got better as the game wore on and the last 40 minutes was an even game. It's a great road win and we made the best of our chances."

The two teams play again at 7:05 tonight. The game will be televised on Time Warner Cable channel 87 and will be replayed at 3:30 p.m. Monday on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel.

Plattsburgh 6, Buff State 1

Nick Melligan (Starpoint) had the lone goal for Buff State (2-3-1, 1-2-1 SUNYAC).

MEN'S BASKETBALL

NCCC 76, Cuyahoga 70

Jon Marsh scored 18 points to lead the Thunderwolves (4-1) to their second road win in as many nights. Isaiah Johnson added 15 points and Jake Hughes (Niagara-Wheatfield) had all 14 of his points in the second half, including two late free throws to seal the win over a previously unbeaten foe.

"We just played five games in seven days and today was by far the hardest victory," coach Bill Beilein said. "It feels good to come up with the victory and we were rewarded for the hard work."

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Niagara 63, Robert Morris 59

Jessica Flamm scored 14 points to lead the Purple Eagles in the season-opening road win. Meghan McGuinness and Kelly Van Leeuwen each had 11 points and seven rebounds.

"We were fortunate to come away with the win," coach Kendra Faustin said. "We struggled against the 1-3-1 scheme but a big performance from Jess Flamm and Kelly Van Leeuwen making big free throws got us over the edges."

Niagara hosts St. Bonaventure in its home opener Monday night.

Cuyahoga 56, NCCC 46

Kristine Ripson (Lew-Port) had 16 points and 10 rebounds and Jessica Curry (Wilson) had 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Thunderwolves (1-2) who committed 35 turnovers in the game.