Mass. College Hoops: Johnson & Wales Establishes New Program Record For Wins, Wednesday Evening Notebook

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Quarry Greenway poured in 37 points and registered 16 rebounds, while converting 16 of 21 free throws as the Johnson & Wales men’s basketball team cruised past Albertus Magnus, 113-58, and established a new program record for consecutive victories with 13.

The Wildcats are currently first in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) with seven conference wins, along with 13 overall victories. Johnson & Wales has not lost a game since falling to Linfield at Lewis & Clark on November 13, 2015.

Lasell College picked-up their sixth consecutive conferences win by defeating Anna Maria College, 71-69. Armin Omanovic’s jumper with one second remaining lifted the Lasers to victory.

Babson College won its third New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) contest as the Beavers defeated 12th-ranked WPI on the road by a score of 73-71. Joey Flannery netted 33 points for the Green and White to lift Babson to 9-4 overall and 3-0 in league play.

UMass Boston’s Olivia Murphy became the third member of the women’s basketball program to reach 1,000 rebounds as the senior forward finished Wednesday’s contest with 14 points and 18 rebounds in a 57-56 win over Plymouth State.

In Northeast-10 Conference play last night, Bentley University graduate student Keegan Hyland netted 17 of his 22 points in the first half en route to reaching the 1,000-point milestone. Hyland and the Falcons established a 38-25-halftime lead before pulling away from Adelphi to claim an 81-61 victory. With the win, Bentley improves to 11-3 overall and 8-1 in league play.

Mass. College Lax: Sunday’s Conference Tourney Roundup

Tufts' men's lacrosse team celebrated its fifth-straight NESCAC crown this afternoon with a 20-13 win over Amherst College. (Photo Credit: Matt Noonan for NoontimeSports.com)
Tufts’ men’s lacrosse team celebrated its fifth-straight NESCAC crown this afternoon with a 20-13 win over Amherst College. (Photo Credit: Matt Noonan for NoontimeSports.com)

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Five local squads competed in their conference tournament championships this afternoon and below is each outcome and game summary.

Men’s Lacrosse

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.

Women’s Lacrosse:

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. 

Mass. College Lax: Recapping Friday’s Semifinal Contests

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It was a busy afternoon and evening on Friday in the lacrosse world, and below are outcomes and highlights from each contest.

Men’s Lacrosse:

Harvard 10, Yale 9: For the second time this season, the Crimson defeated their archrival by one tally. Ian Ardrey and Peter Schwartz, who combined for seven points on six strikes and one helper, each netted back-to-back fourth quarter goals to secure a semifinal victory.

Harvard will play in its second Ivy League Championship in four seasons on Sunday when they host Penn at 12 p.m. The Quakers defeated the Crimson earlier this season by one marker in overtime. Penn earned a spot in Sunday’s tilt with an 11-10 win over Cornell.

Merrimack 11, Le Moyne 10: The Warriors scored two goals during the final 2:16, including the game-winner by Tucker Schwarz with six seconds remaining that helped Merrimack defeat the Dolphins in the Northeast-10 Conference semifinals. Schwarz finished with three points on two tallies and one assist. Tim Towler and Kyle Guilbert each recorded hat tricks, while Dom Madonna turned away 14 of 24 shots.

The Warriors will face-off against Adelphi on Sunday in the championship; face-off is scheduled for 12 p.m.

Adelphi 13, Bentley 8: The Panthers, who led 4-3 at the break, scored five third quarter goals that helped them go onto defeat the Falcons in the NE-10 semifinals. Cutler Dimond and Bobby Hinds each recorded four points on three goals and one assist and Josh Baker recorded 14 stops.

Eastern Conn. State 9, UMass Dartmouth 7: The Warriors scored four goals during the final 10:29 as they overcome a two-goal deficit to defeat the Corsairs in the Little East Conference semifinals. UMD’s Jordan MacPherson recorded four points on three goals and one assist and Adam Niden registered a hat trick. Nick Thayer, the Corsairs’ goaltender, finished with nine saves.

Women’s Lacrosse:

Penn 10, Harvard 9 (2OT): Megan Hennessey and Chelsey Newman each netted one goal during the final four minutes of regulation, which tied the game at 8-8 and forced an extra session. Harvard went ahead, 9-8, thanks to a strike by Kyleigh Keating, which was set up by Marisa Romeo, but the Quakers responded with two more goals, one in each overtime period to secure an Ivy League semifinal victory. Romeo finished the contest with four points on two tallies and two helpers, while Audrey Todd registered a hat trick.

UMass 16, Duquesne 3: The Minutewomen punched its ticket to its seventh consecutive Atlantic 10 Conference Championship by defeating the Dukes in the semifinals. UMass led 5-1 halfway through the opening stanza and never looked back. Tanner Guarino netted four goals on six shots, while Sam Rush, Katie Ferris and Melissa Carelli combined for seven strikes and two helpers.

The Minutewomen, who improve to 17-1 overall, will face Richmond on Sunday in the finals at 1 p.m. UMass edged the Spiders earlier this season by one goal.

Mass. College Lax: Conference Tournament Weekend Schedule

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We’ve got an exciting weekend of lacrosse commencing this afternoon with a few local conference semifinal matchups. Below is this weekend’s schedule, which features all the local Division 1, 2 and 3 teams.

Make sure to circle back this evening, tomorrow and Sunday for scores and highlights.

Atlantic 10 Conference:

* UMass vs. Duquesne @ Richmond on Friday, May 2 at 3:30 p.m. (Winner advances to Sunday’s Championship against the winner of Richmond-La Salle at Richmond at 1 p.m.)

Commonwealth Coast Conference:

* Roger Williams at Endicott (WLAX), 12 p.m. Saturday, May 3 (Conference Championship)

* Western New England at Endicott (MLAX), 3 p.m. Saturday, May 3 (Conference Championship)

Ivy League:

* Harvard vs. Penn (WLAX) @ Princeton on Friday, May 2 at 4 p.m. (Winner advances to Sunday’s Championship against the winner of Cornell-Princeton at Princeton at 12 p.m.)

* Harvard vs. Yale (MLAX), 8 p.m. on Friday, May 2 (Winner advances to Sunday’s Championship against the winner of Cornell-Princeton at Harvard Stadium at 12 p.m.)

Little East Conference:

* UMass Dartmouth at Eastern Conn. State (MLAX), 7 p.m. Friday, May 2 (Winner advances to Sunday’s Championship against the winner of Keene State-Plymouth State. Time of the championship is TBA)

Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference:

* Worcester State at Bridgewater State (WLAX), 1 p.m. Saturday, May 3 (Conference Championship)

New England Collegiate Conference:

* Becker at Regis (WLAX), 1 p.m. Saturday, May 3 (Conference Championship)

New England Small College Athletic Conference:

* Williams vs. Tufts (MLAX) @ Tufts on Saturday, May 3 at 12 p.m. (Conference semifinal)

* Williams vs. Amherst (WLAX) @ Trinity on Saturday, May 3 at 2:30 p.m. (Winner advances to Sunday’s Championship against the winner of Colby-Trinity at Trinity at 12 p.m.)

* Amherst vs. Wesleyan (MLAX) @ Tufts on Saturday, May 3 at 3 p.m. (Conference semifinal)

* Tufts/Williams vs. Amherst/Wesleyan (MLAX) @ Tufts on Sunday, May 4 at 12 p.m. (Conference Championship)

New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference:

* Babson at Springfield (MLAX) 1 p.m. Saturday, May 3 (Conference Championship)

Northeast-10 Conference:

* Merrimack at Le Moyne (MLAX), 1 p.m. Friday, May 2 (Conference semifinal)

* Bentley at Adelphi (MLAX), 4 p.m. Friday May 2 (Conference semifinal)

* Adelphi vs. Stonehill (WLAX), 11 a.m. Saturday, May 3 (Winner advances to Sunday’s Championship against the winner of New Haven-St. A’s at Adelphi at 3 p.m.)

* Le Moyne/Merrimack vs. Adelphi/Bentley @ highest remaining seed on Sunday, May 4 at either 12 p.m. or 1 p.m.

Mass. College Lax: Saturday Afternoon Roundup

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There were a variety of contests this afternoon and below are the scores and outcomes.

Men’s Lacrosse

Endicott 26, Nichols 8: Mitchell Tapley paced the Gulls with four tallies, while Kyle Webber netted a hat trick. Anthony Verville led the Bison with four goals.

Tufts 21, Conn. College 13: Chris Schoenhut led the Jumbos with seven tallies, while Cole Bailey recorded 11 points (three goals, eight assists) as Tufts defeated the Camels and improved to 7-1.

Springfield 13, Wheaton 5: Bryce Serriello paced the Pride with four goals, while Dom Roberto, Ryon Lynch and Dylan Sheehan each recorded two tallies as Springfield defeated the Lyons in its NEWMAC opener. Barrett Jenness led Wheaton with a hat trick.

Middlebury 8, Amherst 7: Jack Rautiola’s final goal, his third of the contest, provided the Panthers with the lead for good as Middlebury defeated the Lord Jeffs in Vermont. Amherst’s Kane Haffey and Devin Acton combined for five points.

Mitchell 11, Regis 10: The Pride’s five-game winning streak concluded in Connecticut as Regis’ comeback fell short following back-to-back man-up goals from Peter Leighton and Chris Campbell. Leighton led the Pride with four goals, while Billy Stewart netted a hat trick.

Rivier 6, Becker 5: Tom Johnson‘s lone goal with 3:50 remaining the fourth quarter proved to be the difference as the Raiders defeated the Hawks in Leicester. Myles White and John DeAngelis each netted two goals for Becker.

Women’s Lacrosse

Maryland 10, Boston College 9: Erin Collins‘ second goal of the contest provided the Terps with the lead for good as Maryland edged the Eagles at College Park. Sarah Mannelly paced the Eagles with four points (three goals, one assist), while Covie Stanwick and Mikaela Rix each netted two goals.

Adelphi 10, Stonehill 4: The Panthers raced out to 6-1 lead and never looked back as they defeated the Skyhawks and earned its ninth consecutive win. Stonehill, which is 4-4 overall and 3-2 in NE-10 play, received goals from Rebecca MathesonKelsey Shannahan and Mikayla Couch.

Amherst 11, Middlebury 10: Elizabeth Ludlow‘s goal with 3:35 remaining in the second half lifted the Jeffs past the Panthers in Amherst. Mia HaughtonDevin O’ConnorKrista Zsitvay and Meghan Mills each netted two goals in the win.

Endicott 17, Nichols 3: Callie Murphy recorded three goals and three assists, while Ryan Socolow picked up her seventh win between the pipes as the Gulls defeated the Bison in Dudley. Nichols’ Alexa Smith record two goals.

Springfield 17, MIT 4: Connie Nielsen netted a team-high four, while Michelle DorseyEmily RodgersEmily Fowler and Kelly Gallo each recorded hat tricks as the Pride defeated the Engineers in Springfield. Isabella DiDio paced MIT with two tallies.

Tufts 11, Conn. College 9: Gabby Horner and Caroline Ross combined for seven goals, while Rachel Gallimore turned away five shots as the Jumbos defeated the Camels in Connecticut.