College roundup: Clarkson, St. Lawrence win berths in NCAA women's hockey tournament

Mar. 10—Both women's hockey teams from Clarkson and St. Lawrence universities received at-large berths into the 11-team NCAA Division I tournament during Sunday's selection show.

Clarkson won the No. 4 seed, good for a home game and a bye into the second round. The Golden Knights (32-4-2) will face the No. 5 Minnesota Golden Gophers (27-9-2) at 3 p.m. Saturday in a quarterfinal game at Cheel Arena in Potsdam.

St. Lawrence (27-10) claimed the No. 10 seed and will play College Hockey America champion and No. 11 Penn State (22-12-3) in a first-round game at 8 p.m. Thursday at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wis.

The winner of the game between SLU and Penn State will face No. 2 Wisconsin (33-5) in quarterfinal game at 3 p.m. Saturday in Madison. Wisconsin is the defending NCAA champion.

Clarkson held on to its bye into the quarterfinals after falling to Colgate on Saturday in the ECAC championship game. The Golden Knights will play a Golden Gophers team that owns the top power play in the country at 37 percent. Minnesota redshirt junior Abbey Murphy leads Division I goals scored with 33 and power-play goals with 13.

Ohio State (32-4) captured the No. 1 seed in the tournament. The Buckeyes, who won the tournament in 2022, will play the winner of Thursday's first-round game between No. 6 Minnesota-Duluth (20-13-4) and No. 7 Connecticut (25-7-5) on Saturday at Columbus, Ohio.

No. 3 Colgate (31-6-1) received the other bye in the tournament and will host the winner of Thursday's game between No. 8 Cornell (24-7-1) and No. 9 Stonehill (21-15-2) on Saturday in Hamilton.

Saturday's quarterfinal winners advance to the Frozen Four, taking place March 22 and 24 in Durham, N.H.



Trinity College outscored St. Lawrence 11-1 in the first quarter and rolled to the nonleague victory in Hartford, Conn.

Molly McGuckin and Caroline Lampert each supplied three goals and an assist and Kelsey Restivo also scored three times. Brooke Kurtz assisted on five goals for the Bantams and also scored. Caitlyn Buermann, Natalie Miller and Casey Ward each contributed two goals for Trinity (3-1).

Morgan Arakelian scored twice for the Saints (0-3). Jolie Osborne provided a goal and an assist, and Liz Evans, Bella Hillman and Phoebe Spaeth added a goal apiece.



Matt Seymour hit solo home runs in the second and fourth innings and Andrew Pruell tossed seven innings of Thomas College's shutout victory over SUNY Canton in nonleague game in Davenport, Fla.

Pruell struck out eight and walked two en route to the victory for the Terriers (2-7). Ankit Shah and Nick Barber each pitched a scoreless inning to seal the shutout.

Aaron Young went 3-for-3 with a home run for Thomas.

Eliezer Vazquez recorded two hits for the Kangaroos (0-7), and Danny Santana and Nick Shoemaker added a double each.