Mass College Lax: Lacrosse Notebook (Mar. 20, 2012)

By NoontimeSports.com 

Catching up with some of the Bay State collegiate lacrosse teams.

* Harvard’s men’s lacrosse team began their current campaign in the Top-20, but three consecutive losses to Duke, Georgetown, and Hofstra knocked the Crimson out of the poll. Although, they did manage to rebound against Brown on Mar. 17, as they defeated the Bears, 10-9 in overtime. This weekend, they’ll look conclude their abbreviated two-game home stand with a win against Dartmouth.

* Crimson senior attackman Jeff Cohen was named the Ivy League Co-Player of the Week on Monday, Mar. 19, due to his recent success in his team’s past two contests. Cohen has netted 23 goals in six games this season, and recently became Harvard’s fourth leading scorer with 117 strikes.

* UMass remains the only Division I men’s lacrosse team in the state with a perfect record. The Minutemen have tallied seven consecutive wins, which included an overtime victory against No. 14 Penn State. UMass will enjoy a short break before they host Harvard on Mar. 27.

* Merrimack’s men’s lacrosse team has yet to play a game at home this season, but that hasn’t stopped them from posting a 2-0 record. The Warriors have two more road contests before their home opener against Franklin Pierce on Mar. 27.

* Merrimack sophomore Paul Jones has been a major contributor for the Warriors offense thus far with three goals and six assists, while junior Terence Barclay remains the sole leader with seven goals.

* Despite ending their three-game homestand with a 20-9 thrashing by Adelphia, Merrimack’s women’s lacrosse team still remains one of the top-three squads in the NE-10.

* Bentley’s women’s lacrosse team is currently on a two-game skid, as the Falcons recently fell to C.W. Post and Limestone last week. However, they’ll look to snap their losing streak on Wednesday, Mar. 21, when they host Southern New Hampshire – a team that’s currently on a one-game winning streak. As for the men’s team, they’re currently 0-2 and will look to earn their first win of the season on Saturday, Mar. 24, when they host Pace, who is currently sporting a 1-2 record.

* Stonehill’s women’s lacrosse team suffered their first loss of the season on St. Patrick’s Day, as Rollins College handed the Skyhawks a 14-13 drubbing. Although, Stonehill remains 2-1 on the season thus far, and can attempt to pick up some ground in the NE-10 with wins against St. Anselm College and Southern Conn. State University later this week.

* Amherst and Tufts University have something in common these days – they’re both undefeated. The Lord Jeffs and Jumbos will face-off on Apr. 14, and it’s possible that we could see both squads sporting undefeated records then, too.

* As of Mar. 20 – both Amherst and Tufts women’s lacrosse teams are continuing to receive votes in the Division III Top-20 poll. In three games this season the Jumbos offense is averaging 12.67 goals, while the Lord Jeffs defense yielded opponents to roughly seven strikes.

* The Endicott College Gulls men’s lacrosse team has seesawed this season, and is currently sporting a 2-3 record. They’ll attempt to earn their second conference win on Wednesday, Mar. 21, when they welcome Gordon College to campus before they embark on a trip to Springfield on Saturday. The Gulls can boost their overall rating with wins against both Gordon and Springfield.

Every week, Noontime Sports will be providing various Lacrosse Notebooks with updates news pertaining toward the various collegiate lacrosse programs in Massachusetts. If you have a news tip or story ideas – please contact us at NoontimeSports@gmail.com

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