CONCORD, N.H. – NHTI women’s soccer topped Unity College Sunday morning, 3-0 in the Yankee Small College Conference College championship. The Lynx completed undefeated YSCC schedule finishing 16-1 on the season. The Rams finish 6-5-1 for the year.
The Lynx opened up the scoring on a goal from Ashley Nichols (Epping, N.H.) in the 22nd minute. Nichols received a cross from Shannon Hart (Swanzey, N.H.) from six yards out and fired a shot off a Unity defender into the left side of the net. Hart struck 14 minutes later when she sent a cross over the middle that was redirected into the net from a Unity defender.
The second half saw few shots and a lot of midfield play until Celia Sartwell (Hooksett, N.H.) received a pass from Hart down the sideline and scored on a shot to the far post.
Hart finished the game with a goal and a pair of assists to earn tournament MVP and Lynx defensive back Lexi Duclos (Epsom, N.H.) earned tournament’s outstanding defensive player. Rams forward Sam Jalkowski (Delanco, N.J.) earned the tournament’s outstanding offensive player for her hat trick in the semifinals.
The tournament win gives the NHTI Lynx and bid into the United States Collegiate Athletic Association’s national tournament November 10 through the 14th in Virginia Beach, Va.
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - The NHTI golf team finished second at the Yankee Small College Conference championships. The Lynx shot a combined 367 at Pease Golf Course. Freshman from Goffstown, N.H. Taylor Post placed second individually scoring a 76 only two strokes behind the winner.
UNITY, Maine- The NHTI volleyball team repeated as the Yankee Small College Conference defeating Paul Smith’s College, 3-0 Saturday afternoon at Unity College. The Lynx won 25-20, 25-11, and 25-17. The win secured NHTI a spot in the United States Collegiate athletic Conference’s national tournament in Virginia Beach beginning Thursday, November 12.
Senior outside hitter Katie Steeves (Pittsfield, N.H.) earned YSCC Player of the Year honors and a spot on the All-Conference team. Freshman Bridget Lavin (Bristol, N.H.) earned tournament MVP honors and Selma Imamavic (Manchester, N.H.) was named Defensive Player of the Tournament.
The Lynx season began with four losses in a row but NHTI found some cohesiveness mid-season and finished the season winning 10 games in a row and not losing a set in the final nine games winning 3-0 in each.
Head coach Mel Margeson was named YSCC Coach of the Year. Margeson has lead the Lynx to a pair of YSCC titles and national tournament appearances in her first two seasons at the helm.
The NHTI men’s soccer team won a thriller against Vermont Tech, 3-2, in double overtime Sunday afternoon in a Yankee Small College Conference matchup. The Lynx played from behind for most of the first half and three minutes into the second before Jacob Silverstein netted a pair of goals in the 48th and 74th minute. The Knights evened the score two minutes later. Semir Sandzic scored the game winner in the 104th minute from 20 yards out.
The strike flew over the top of the keeper into the back of the net.
NHTI improves to 7-4 in overall and 5-1 in YSCC play.
CONCORD, N.H. – The NHTI Women’s soccer downed the College of St. Joseph’s (Vt.), 9-0 in a Yankee Small College Conference matchup Thursday afternoon. The lynx improved to 6-1 overall and 2-0 in YSCC play.
The lynx scored four goals in the first six minutes and scored all nine in the first half. Shannon Hart (Swanzey, N.H.) and Celia Sartwell (Hooksett, N.H.) scored a pair of goals apiece.
The second half both teams were held scoreless.
Fighting Saints keeper Florence Taveres stopped six Lynx shots in the loss.
NHTI visits Paul Smith’s College Saturday at 2:00 PM. The College of St Joseph’s (0-7) head to Paul Smith’s College Wednesday at 5:00 p.m.
CONCORD, N.H. – The College of St. Joseph’s slipped past NHTI, 1-0 in a Yankee Small College Conference matchup Tuesday afternoon. The lone goal came in the 21st minute when Dominick Simpson found the ball in a scrum and scored from eight yards out from the right side.
The Lynx had a late scoring opportunity on a shot from Jeremy Caruso (Pembroke, N.H.) that was deflected by CSJ keeper Kyle Milligan. Milligan had eight saves in the match.
Lynx Keeper Patrick Bolton (Candia, N.H.) turned away five shots in the loss.
NHTI falls to 4-3 overall and 2-1 in YSCC play. The lynx head to Paul Smith’s College Saturday at noon. The Fighting Saints improve to 4-4 and 4-2 in YSCC play. CSJ visit SUNY Delhi Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
Five student athletes were selected by the Yankee Small College Conference last week for Player of the Week honors.
Men’s cross country runner Chiam Tendler finished third at the Vermont Tech Invitational with a time of 32:36 last week. Tendler’s finish helped the Lynx finish first as a team.
Designated Hitter Cody Bassett went 7 for 11 over the weekend with three walks and an RBI
Women’s cross country runner Amanda Millette finished fourth with a time of 30 minutes even to help the Women’s team to a first place finish.
Pitcher Brianna Whitcomb won both games (complete games) of a double header with SMCC, 8-5 and 23-8 Allowing only two earned runs in the first game and four earned runs in second. At the plate she was 3 for 8 with two RBI and five runs scored.
Sophomore Shannon Hart scored six goals to help the lynx win a pair of games over the last week.
NHTI Lynx Golf dropped a close match to rival Paul Smiths College at a home match held at Montague Golf Club in Randolph, VT. PSC finished at 353 with NHTI just 3 strokes back at 356. NHTI’s Taylor Post had the day’s best score at 83, with Brennen McDougall just a stroke behind at 84. Brothers Bryce and Josh Jacob finished at 93 and 96, respectively, with Yanni Galatas rounding out the NHTI scoring at 126.
NASHUA, N.H. – The NHTI Men’s cross country team score a 15 at the Rivier University Invitational Friday afternoon. The perfect score of 15 is due to the fact the top five finishers were all NHTI men out of 39 runners.
The 8K race was won by Brenden McCoo (Pembrook, N.H.) with a time of 28:16 followed by Niall Kimball a second later at 28:17. Dylan Tuttle (Alton, N.H.), Chiam Tendler (Manchester, N.H.), and Zach Flanagan (Strafford, N.H.) rounded out the top five.
The Women finished second out of five as a team. Meg Hall (Deerfield, N.H.) was the top NHTI individual runner finishing in ninth place with a time of 26:01 in a 5K race.
CONCORD, N.H. - NHTI Men’s Soccer split a pair of games over the weekend, falling to Bristol Community College Saturday, 4-1 and topping Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, 9-2 on Sunday.
Saturday Bristol CC opened the scoring with a quick strike at the eight minute mark. The Lynx responded five minutes later when Semir Sandzic found Ryan Uva open to score NHTI’s only goal and even things at one a piece.
Bristol wasted no time in regaining the lead two minutes later and would not look back. The Hawks added two more goals to extend their lead.
Sunday NHTI made sure Ben Franklin was down early scoring three goals in the first five minutes of play. Lynx freshman Tommy Butler scored four first half goals to ensure the victory for NHTI. Jacob Silverstein added a pair and Blaise Masumbuko, Adbeighafour Chouadi and Gregg Sawyer had a goal apiece in the win.
The Lynx head to Massasoit Community College on Wednesday at 4:00 pm.
CONCORD, N.H. – NHTI shut out Southern Maine Community College, 4-0 Thursday afternoon in Yankee Small College Conference play. Senior Midfielder Shannon Hart (Swanzey, N.H.) scored a pair of second half goals to inside 10 yards.
Celia Sartwell (Hooksett, N.H.) opened the scoring after beating a defender chipping a five yard shot in to the right side of the net. Alexis Duclos (Epsom, N.H.) scored at the 30 minutes into the first half on a blast from 23 yards out over the out stretched leap of the SeaWolves keeper.
The game was called with 20 minutes remaining after an injury to a NHTI player.
NHTI improves to 3-0-0 on the season and will host the Women’s Classic Sponsored by Crockett Titles & Allied Surveying on Saturday and Sunday. The Lynx play Massasoit CC at 1 p.m. on Saturday and Holyoke CC at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday in non-conference action
SMCC falls to 1-1 on the season and host Central Maine CC on Sunday at 2 p.m.
The NHTI Lynx Golf Team defeated the College of Saint Joseph Fighting Saints 424 to 451 in stroke play at Green Mountain National Golf Course in Killington, VT.
In the season opener for both colleges, NHTI’s Taylor Post was the low scorer in the match with a 91, followed by Brennen McDougall at 93 and Joshua Jacob at 107. Yanni Galatas rounded out the NHTI’s team scoring with a 133.
CSJ was led by Babyak with a 102 who finished fourth overall, followed by Brown at 110, Pritchard at 114 and Kunzmann at 125.