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Allen Lessels' UNH Notebook: Like UNH, Lafayette football team has come on strong
And like the Wildcats, the Leopards rallied in the second half. They closed out the regular season with a 50-28 win over Lehigh on Saturday to win the Patriot League championship and its automatic bid into the tournament.
Lafayette comes to Durham and Cowell Stadium on Saturday at noon to take on UNH in a first-round game in the NCAA tournament. The winner advances to the second round to face No. 5 seed Maine on Dec. 7.
Freshmen Drew Reed took over and has been impressive. He completed 20 of his 27 passes for 378 yards and three touchdowns in the finale against Lehigh. In his seven games, he has completed 112 of 152 passes 73.7 percent) for 1,681 yards and 17 touchdowns with five interceptions.
Ross has 68 catches for 1,047 yards and eight touchdowns. Scheuerman, a 6-foot-1 and 202-pound junior, has rushed for 1,034 yards and has scored 14 of Lafayette’s 15 touchdowns on the ground.
Fordham of the Patriot League received an at-large bid to the tournament at 11-1. Fordham’s one loss was to Lafayette. The Rams were ineligible for the league title and automatic bid this year because of their use of athletic scholarships.
THE men’s hockey team earned a split at No. 3-ranked Providence College over the weekend and jumps back into action Tuesday night at home against Harvard.
The Wildcats ran their winning streak to six games with a 3-2 overtime win on Friday night and dropped a 4-2 decision on Saturday.
UNH is 7-6-1 overall and 5-3-0 in Hockey East. The Wildcats are in second place in the league, two points behind Providence, which is 10-2-1 and 6-2-0.Casey DeSmith, UNH’s junior goalie from Rochester, came out of the weekend with a 2.00 goals-against average and a save percentage of .926.
The men’s basketball team dropped to 2-3 with a 60-55 loss to Bryant at Lundholm on Sunday in a game delayed 45 minutes by a power outage.
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