Mass. College Lax: Friday’s Tournament (ECAC & NCAA) Roundup

By NoontimeSports.com 

Five games occurred this afternoon and evening, including two NCAA first round contests, and below is each contest’s outcome and game summary.

Men’s Lacrosse:

Salve Regina 15, Becker 10: The ECAC New England Men’s Lacrosse Tournament Championship featured 25 goals and a variety of runs, but it was the Seahawks that managed to push ahead for good thanks to a 5-0 run in the third quarter. Becker’s David Deschenes recorded two unassisted tallies, one coming in the second quarter, while the other was recorded in the fourth. Daniel Johnson chipped in two goals and Jeffrey Candee recorded career and season-high 20 stops.

The Hawks’ season concludes with a 15-6 record, their most wins in program history.

Women’s Lacrosse:

Loyola 10, UMass 4: Leading by one goal at the start of the second half, the Greyhounds pushed ahead by netting six goals to earn a first round NCAA Tournament victory over UMass. The Greyhounds, who punched its ticket to the second round, will play Boston College on Sunday; opening draw is scheduled for 1 p.m.

UMass’ Sam Rush scored two goals on three shots, Melissa Carelli and Courtney McGrath each registered one marker and Rachel Vallarelli deflected three shots.

The Minutewomen conclude its season with an 18-2 overall mark, as well as the defending Atlantic 10 Conference Champions following their win last weekend over Richmond.

Boston College 17, Bryant 9: Covie Stanwick led all players with eight points on five goals and three helpers as the Eagles soared past the Bulldogs and extended its season to Sunday afternoon. Sarah Mannelly finished with four makers and two assists, while Mikaela Rix and Moira Barry combined for four goals and two helpers.

Curry 24, Rivier 3: The Colonels are headed to the ECAC New England Women’s Lacrosse Tournament Championship as Curry jumped out to a 5-0 lead and never looked back. Mel Brickley paced all players with eight points on five goals and three assists, while Alexis Cran registered three helpers and one marker. Christina Wallis and Annie Douglas, Curry’s goaltenders, combined for five stops.

The Colonels will travel to Worcester State on Sunday for the Tournament Championship, which is scheduled for 1 p.m.

Worcester State 16, Becker 11: The Lancers punched its ticket to the ECAC New England Women’s Lacrosse Tournament Championship with a five-goal victory. Worcester State received six points (five goals, one assist) from Kalia Chase, while Amy Tucker netted a hat trick on three shots.

Becker’s Tatum Fahs finished with six points on four goals and two helpers, while Ashley Mossey recorded two strikes and two assists. The Hawks conclude their season with a 9-8 overall record.

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