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UMass Lowell defeats Merrimack in OT on Nick Rheaume goal – Lowell Sun

Sophomore Nick Rheaume scored a power-play goal in overtime to lift UMass Lowell to a 3-2 victory over rival Merrimack College during Hockey East action Saturday in Lowell.

Rheaume brought the 4,867 fans at the Tsongas Center to their feet when he fired a shot past Hugo Ollas. Scout Truman and Isac Jonsson assisted on the play.

The win snapped a five-game winless skid for the River Hawks (5-6-1, 2-5-1), while Merrimack fell to 4-6-1, 2-4-1.

The teams played to a 1-1 tie Wednesday in North Andover before Merrimack prevailed in the shootout. Rheaume scored three of UML’s four goals against the Warriors this week.

UML held a 38-17 shots advantage in the rematch. Henry Welsch made 15 saves for the victory.

Truman also scored for UML, while Merrimack’s goals came from Alex Jefferies and Mark Hillier.

Women’s basketball

Le Moyne 63, UML 61: UMass Lowell fell to the Le Moyne Dolphins in overtime Saturday afternoon at the Costello Athletic Center.

Redshirt junior Sydney Watkins (Indianapolis, Ind.) was all over the box score, scoring a team-high 15 points to go with six rebounds, five steals and four assists for UML (0-4). Graduate student Mili Carrera (Lima, Peru) added 15 points with five rebounds and one assist and one steal. Freshman Abbey Lindsey (Staten Island, N.Y.) tallied nine on 3-6 shooting from behind arc.

“We got outworked today,” said head coach Denise King. “We will regroup and get ready for the next game.”


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