Mass. College Lax: Sunday’s Conference Tourney Roundup
Five local squads competed in their conference tournament championships this afternoon and below is each outcome and game summary.
Penn 7, Harvard 5: The Quakers used a 7-0 run spanning the first, second and fourth quarters (no goals were registered by either team in the third) to clinch the Ivy League crown. Harvard jumped out to 4-0 lead, sparked by a Daniel Eipp strike at 11:53 before Penn halted the run with a marker by Kevin Brown. Eipp paced the Crimson with two points on one goal and one assist, while Jake Gambitsky turned away 12 of 19 shots.
Adelphi 13, Merrimack 12 (OT): Jack Trask forced an extra session with a fourth quarter tally at 2:55. However, that’d be the Warriors’ final marker of the afternoon as Adelphi’s Salvatore Tuttle secured the win with an unassisted strike 2:35 in overtime. Trask finished the contest with a hat trick, while Merrimack goalkeeper Dom Madonna deflected 16 of 29 shots.
Tufts 20, Amherst 13: John Uppgren and Beau Wood combined for eight strikes and four helpers as the Jumbos defeated the Lord Jeffs and claimed its fifth-straight NESCAC Crown. Amherst was led by Kane Haffey, who recorded four tallies.
UMass 10, Richmond 6: The Minutewomen earned its sixth-straight Atlantic 10 Conference Crown be defeating the Spiders in Richmond. Melissa Carelli recorded three goals in the win, while Katie Ferris was named the A-10 Championship Most Outstanding Player.
Trinity 10, Amherst 7: Renee Olsen sparked a 4-0 run for the Bantams, which helped the hosts go onto defeat the Jeffs in the NESCAC Championship. Amherst trailed Trinity, 6-3, at the break, but that was the closest the Jeffs would get. Rachel Passarelli and Krista Zsitvay each netted two goals for Amherst.