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Mass. College Lax: Wheaton 15, Salve Regina 5

Lyon Roar: Wheaton's Sean Doherty celebrates a fourth quarter goal as the Lyons rolled past Salve Regina, 15-5! (Photo Credit: Matt Noonan for NoontimeSports.com)
Wheaton’s Sean Doherty celebrates a fourth quarter goal as the Lyons rolled defeated Salve Regina, 15-5! (Photo Credit: Matt Noonan for NoontimeSports.com)

By Matt Noonan 

NORTON, MA – For the second time in four days, Wheaton College’s men’s lacrosse team earned a non-conference win as the Lyons defeated Salve Regina, 15-5.

Billy McNamara led the Blue and White with a game-best five points (two goals, three assists), while Sean Doherty, Ian Casey, Matthew Hillman, Cam Hanlon and Will Compton each recorded two strikes.

“It was pretty good to score some goals,” said Wheaton coach Jamie Lockard. “I think it was kind of sloppy at times, but I thought it was pretty good (in the) first and fourth quarter for us.”

Wheaton finished the game with 41 ground balls, 36 shots, 23 clears and 10 face-off wins, while McNamara helped the Lyons earn the lead by registering two strikes in the first before recording his first helper in the second on Alex Keiver’s goal at 5:47.

“I was just trying to stick with the game plan and keep the ball moving and try to work for good shots and we got some,” McNamara said of his offensive performance.

Salve Regina trimmed the eight-goal deficit once the second half commenced with three goals – two from Jacob Pantani and one from James Fee before the Lyons responded with five straight tallies to push ahead for good.

Doherty, Hanlon and Hillman each recorded one goal in a span of 1:26 once the final stanza commenced before Compton and Adam Soloperto sealed the win with strikes during the final four minutes.

“That’s happened to us twice,” Lockard explained of his team allowing opponent’s to rally.

“Against Eastern Connecticut on Saturday we were up 8-4 then it was 8-6 and 8-7, so we were able to kind dig our bunches then retaliate a little bit and the fourth quarter was just – I can’t tell you, I didn’t really say anything (because the team) just started playing a little bit sharper.”

With the win, Wheaton improves to 2-4 overall and 3-0 against Salve Regina.

Transition Fuels Wheaton’s Offense: For the second time this season, the Lyons transition game made the difference as Wheaton netted a couple goals off turnovers to pad their lead.

“We’ve gotten better at that the last two games and I think it’s been how we’ve been able to put up double digits and we’re not grinding out the six-on-six goals anymore,” Lockard said.

“That’s been something that we’ve emphasized the last two games coming out is push the ball and look for those opportunities for the easy goals.”

McNamara agreed with his coach by saying, “We’re pushing the ball and I’m loving it. We got some guys playing d-middy, who’re fast and athletic and they’re pushing it forward.”

Mass. College Lax: Salve Regina-Wheaton Game Preview

Wheaton's Matthew Hillman recorded nine points (five goals, four assists) in the Lyons most recent win against Eastern Connecticut State last Saturday! (Photo Credit: Wheaton College Athletics)
Wheaton’s Matthew Hillman recorded nine points (five goals, four assists) in the Lyons most recent win against Eastern Connecticut State last Saturday! (Photo Credit: Wheaton College Athletics)

By NoontimeSports.com 

For the second Wednesday in a row, Noontime Sports will be pacing the sidelines of another critical non-conference men’s lacrosse contest as the Lyons of Wheaton College, who’re coming off an exciting win against Eastern Connecticut State last Saturday, host Salve Regina for a 4 p.m. face-off. Below are some pre-game notes and tidbits about the teams and players.

* Wheaton’s win against Eastern Connecticut was their first against the Warriors since 1996. Matthew Hillman recorded nine points (five goals, four assists) in the win and earned Pilgrim League Player of the Week honors. According to the college’s release, Hillman’s effort ties him for fifth all-time on the single-game scoring list with several other players.

* Hillman leads the Lyons in goals (11) and points (19), while teammates Sean Doherty has recorded 15 (five goals, 10 assists) and Alex Keiver has registered nine (seven goals, two assists).

* Salve Regina enters the contest on a three-game winning streak as they recently defeated Clark University, 8-7. The Seahawks defense fended off a four-goal rally last Wednesday to defeat the Cougars in Rhode Island. Chad Hollenshade recorded four strikes in the win, while James Fee netted two goals.

* Hollenshade and Jacob Pantani have recorded 21 points, respectively, while Curtis McKeon has registered 15 points (four goals, 11 assists).

Series History: Wheaton is 2-0 against Salve Regina. The Lyons defeated the Seahawks in their meeting in 2002, 29-12.

Home and Away Records: Wheaton is currently 1-0 this season at home, while Salve Regina is 0-3 on the road.

Live Stats: Follow the action via Wheaton’s live stats — HOP HERE

Mass. College Lax: Wednesday Afternoon/Evening Roundup

Katie Ferris eclipsed the 200-point barrier with three goals and an assist on Wednesday against Vermont! (Photo Credit: Lacrosse Magazine)
Katie Ferris eclipsed the 200-point barrier with three goals and an assist on Wednesday against Vermont! (Photo Credit: Lacrosse Magazine)

By Matt Noonan 

Another day of college lacrosse is in the books and below are the game summaries.

Men’s Lacrosse

Amherst College 13, Eastern Conn. 9 – Devon Acton netted two of his four goals during the final frame, which helped the Lord Jeffs earn their first victory of the season. Danny Gold recorded a hat trick in the win, while Rob Dickinson recorded six saves.

Colorado College 9, Wheaton College 4 – Colorado College tallied five second quarter goals that helped them cruise past Wheaton at Washburn Field. Alex Keiver paced the Lyons with two goals, while Billy McNamara and Matthew Hillman each finished with one strike.

Curry College 8, Manhattanville 5 – Joseph Natale and Ronald Jensen each recorded four points (three goals, one assist) as the Colonels improved to 4-0 overall.

Women’s Lacrosse

UMass 16, Vermont 5 – Behind a second half surge of seven goals the Minutewoman defeated the Catamounts in Amherst. Sam Rush led all players with four goals and an assit, while teammate Katie Ferris eclipsed the 200-point barrier with three strikes and an assist. She now has 203 career points.  UMass will look to extend its current winning streak to four on Saturday when they travel to Connecticut to face-off against Sacred Heart.

St. A’s 17, Merrimack College 16 (OT) – Three second half goals with less than seven minutes remaining helped the Hawks force overtime and setup the game-winning strike by Marissa Daly at 4:00 to seal the victory. Olivia Hule paced Merrimack with six points (five goals, one assist), while Aubrie Stouffer added four tallies.

Assumption College 15, Queens (N.Y.) 14 (2OT) – Amy McNeil‘s fourth goal of the game at 1:53 in the second overtime lifted the Hounds to their fourth consecutive victory of the season. Lindsay Hagerman matched her teammate’s effort with four goals, too.

AIC 15, Post 4 – The Yellow Jackets earned their first win of the season by tallying nine second half goals en route to a 11 point victory. American International’s Cheyenne Carden led all scorers with six goals, while Whitney McKay registered four goals and three helpers.

Bates College 12, Endicott College 7 – The Bobcats secured an 8-5 advantage at the break and never looked back as they snapped their three-game winning streak and handed the Gulls their first setback of the season. Holly Davis and Kelly Tierney each recorded two goals for Endicott.

Emmanuel College 15, Regis College 12 (OT) – The Saints tallied three goals during the extra frame that helped them defeat the Pride and claim their first win of the season. Madeline Leahy led the Saints with eight points (five goals, three assists), while Samantha Salamone led the Pride with seven points (four goals, three assists).

Bridgewater State 18, Wentworth 3 – Riley Cachelin recorded seven points (six goals, one assist), while Shelby Farland and Lauren Geary each recorded hat tricks as the Bears defeated the Leopards in their season opener.

Mass. College Lax: Afternoon Roundup

Taylor Zebrowski recorded a game-best five tallies that helped the Crusaders get past Lafayette! (Photo Credit: Holy Cross Athletics)
Taylor Zebrowski recorded a game-best five tallies that helped the Crusaders get past Lafayette! (Photo Credit: Holy Cross Athletics)

By NoontimeSports.com 

A variety of lacrosse games occurred this afternoon and below are their summaries.

Men’s Lacrosse: 

Bucknell University 7, UMass 4 – Kyle Smith netted a hat trick Zach Oliveri recorded 13 saves, but that wasn’t enough for the Minutemen, who dropped their third straight to the Bison in Pennsylvania.

Harvard 8, Georgetown University 6 – Peter Schwartz‘s fourth quarter strike secured the Crimson their second win of the season. Schwartz and Carl Zimmerman finished with two goals, respectively, while Harry Krieger turned away 12 of 18 shots between the pipes.

Colgate University 14, Holy Cross 6 – The Raiders padded their four-goal lead at the break with five tallies in the third as Colgate defeated Holy Cross in their Patriot League opener. Clay Haarmann and John Hannan each recorded two goals in the setback.

Limestone 13, Merrimack College 10 – Greg MeLaugh recorded four goals, Corey Lunney finished with a hat trick, but that wasn’t enough as the Warriors fell in their opener to the Saints in Baltimore.

Roger Williams 9, Wheaton College 8 – Alex Keiver‘s first collegiate hat trick wasn’t enough to lift the Lyons past the Hawks as Roger Williams handed Wheaton its third loss of the season.  

Colby College 11, Amherst College 10 (OT) – Chip Grossman forced overtime with a strike with 1:02 remaining in the fourth before he connected with Ian Deveau for the game-winner in overtime as the Mules defeated the Lord Jeffs in their season-opener.

Hamilton College 10, Tufts University 9 – Down four with 13:20 remaining the Jumbos attempted to rally, but came up short as the Continentals departed Medford with a one-goal victory. Tufts’ Chris Sawyer, Connor Bilby and Ben Saperstein each registered one goal during the final frame.

Women’s Lacrosse:

Holy Cross 20, Lafayette 10 – Taylor Zebrowski recorded a game-high 5 goals, Maddie Carrellas netted four goals and the Crusaders improved to 4-3 overall and 1-0 in the Patriot League.

Hamilton College 11, Tufts University 7 – Caroline Ross recorded her first collegiate hat trick, while four other Jumbos recorded one tally in the team’s first setback of the season.

Trinity College 17, Babson College 6 – The Bantams raced out to an 8-2 advantage and never looked back as they defeated the Beavers in their season-opener. Babson’s Misha Beatty recorded her first hat trick of the season, while Rachel Secrist finished the contest with two tallies.

Colby College 10, Amherst College 7 – Priscilla Tyler connected on all four of her shots, but that wasn’t enough for the Lord Jeffs as the Mules handed Amherst its first setback of the season.