By Matt Noonan
It was another busy day in the lacrosse world, so let’s get caught up with a few afternoon scores and outcomes.
Williams 15, Tufts 8: Leading 8-5 at intermission, the Ephs used a 7-3 run, including five consecutive goals spanning the third and fourth quarters to defeat the Jumbos. Steven Kiesel paced Williams with four tallies, while Dan Whittam recorded a season-best 17 stops. Tufts’ Chris Schoenhut and Peter Bowers each netted two goals in the setback. The win snaps Williams’ two-game skid and improves their overall mark to 6-3, while Tufts falls to 7-2. Both teams are 4-1 in NESCAC play.
Endicott 13, Wentworth 2: The Gulls raced out to an 8-0 lead and never looked back as they defeated the Leopards in Beverley. Endicott’s Harrison Cotter led all scorers with five points (four goals, one assist), while Wentworth received its two strikes from Alec Paradis.
Gordon 8, Curry 7: Trailing 7-5 heading into the final frame, the Fighting Scots rallied with three consecutive tallies to to defeat the Colonels in Wenham. Roger Evans paced Gordon with a hat trick, while Matt Dantona finished with two goals and three helpers. Curry’s Connor Arnold concluded the contest with a hat trick.
WNE 16, Nichols 4: Sean Lawton recorded a game-best five tallies as the Golden Bears defeated the Bison and extended its current winning streak to three games. Adam Knapton registered three goals and four assists in the win, while Nichols’ Tyler Sikich netted a hat trick in the setback.
Endicott 23, Wentworth 8: Emily Whitney recorded six points (four goals, two assists), while Meghan Lennon, Sofia Filippi, and Katie Tierney each netted hat tricks as the Gulls soared past the Leopards in Beverley. Brandie Holland led Wentworth with two strikes.
Gordon 11, Curry 10: Leading 6-5 at intermission, the Fighting Scots netted three straight goals to commence the second half, which helped Gordon push ahead for good. Curry did trim the deficit with five second half tallies, but it was Abby Illian and Bailey Grinnell that secured the win for Gordon as each player recorded a goal late in the session. Grinnell and Anna Blomberg each recorded hat tricks in the win, while Curry’s Haley Carey and Alli Schoff recorded hat tricks.
WNE 20, Nichols 8: Kaitlynn Stevens and Kelsey Sherman each netted five goals as the Golden Bears defeated the Bison in Springfield. Alyssa Bufis paced Nichols with a hat trick. Western New England extended its current winning streak to 10 and is now 10-0 for the first-time in program history.