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CLARKSON FALLS TO COLORADO IN NCAAS

Colorado College beat Clarkson, 3-1, with speed and physical play Saturday in the first round of the NCAA East Regional hockey tournament.

Colorado coach Don Lucia had said that his team would have to play a physical game to beat a stronger Clarkson team. The Colorado players frequently beat Clarkson to the puck and won the one-on-one battles on the boards.

At one point, Clarkson's Willie Mitchell was sent flying over the boards and into the Colorado bench.

Colorado will face Boston College today in the second round of the tournament.

In other games:

In Ann Arbor, Mich., Andre Signoretti's second goal of the game 8:47 into overtime lifted Ohio State to a 4-3 upset of top-ranked Michigan State in the NCAA West Regional. The win moved Ohio State (27-12-2), making its first NCAA tournament appearance, into college hockey's Final Four in Boston.

New Hampshire used a five-goal third period to rally and beat Wisconsin, 7-4, in Albany in an NCAA East Regional game. New Hampshire (24-11-1) advanced to play Boston University today.

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