By Matt Noonan (@MattNoonan11)
The Lasell College and Mount Ida College men’s lacrosse teams sewed-up the top two spots in the upcoming Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Tournament yesterday after registering a win in their respective contest.
The conference’s six-team tournament begins next week with a pair of first round contests on Tuesday (May 2nd) with the winners advancing to the semifinals on Thursday. (May 4th).
Lasell (top seed) and Mount Ida (second seed) will each host a semifinal with the championship contest scheduled for Saturday (May 6th) at the highest remaining seed.
Lasell secured the regular season crown on Wednesday with a 19-12 victory over Emmanuel College. The contest was a re-match of last year’s conference title game, which saw the Saints edge the Lasers, 14-13, in Boston.
Austin Tomasetti highlighted his team’s seven-point victory by recording his 100th career point on his 16th goal of the season. Tomasetti concluded the contest with a team-high four assists.
Alex McCormack-Kuhman and Josh Gallant each netted four goals in their team’s 10th win of the season (seventh league victory).
The Lasers will celebrate ‘Senior Day’ this Saturday, April 29th when they host Anna Maria College with face-off scheduled for 2:30 p.m.
Mount Ida stretched its current winning streak to six games yesterday with an 11-8 win over Rivier. Their sixth league win provided the Mustangs with the second seed for the second time in three seasons.
As noted on yesterday’s release, the Mustangs were the second seed in the 2015 GNAC Tournament. That season, they defeated Norwich University in the semifinals, but fell to Emmanuel College in the championship.
Kyle Ton (three goals) and Chad Coehlo (three goals and one assist) combined for seven points, while Cam Hayward deflected 12 of 20 shots between the pipes.
Mount Ida will conclude its regular season slate on Saturday when they entertain Saint Joseph’s (Maine) with face-off scheduled for 1:00 p.m.