Mass. College Lax: Assumption Improves To 3-0, Tops AIC On The Road

By NoontimeSports.com 

Courtesy of the Assumption College sports information department, here’s this afternoon’s release about the women’s lacrosse team, which defeated AIC and improved to 3-0 overall:

North Andover, Mass. (March 12) — Junior attack Amy McNeil (Orange, Conn./Amity) posted three goals and three assists to lead a balanced attack as the Assumption College women’s lacrosse team pulled away for a 10-5 road win at Merrimack College on Wednesday afternoon. The win keeps the Hounds unbeaten at 3-0 overall, the second straight 3-0 start for Assumption.

The teams started off slow as neither found the back of the net over the opening 11 minutes of the game. The Warriors got on the board first at the 11:07 mark as Aubrie Stouffer scored her fourth goal of the season for the 1-0 lead.  McNeil’s fifth goal of the season with 17 minutes left in the first sparked a 5-0 Assumption run that was capped by a goal from junior Camille Auger (Kennebunk, Maine/Kennebunk) for the 5-1 advantage with 6:10 remaining in the opening half. McNeil converted a free-position shot during the five-goal run, along with two goals from senior Lindsay Hagerman (Scarborough, Maine/Scarborough). Merrimack cut the lead down to 5-3 in the final minutes of the half as Megan Fero scored twice in a span of 23 seconds, but the Assumption defense hung tough as the Hounds took the 5-3 lead into the halftime break.

Auger struck for her sixth goal of the season just 3:07 into the second half off a pass from McNeil, the second time they connected on the afternoon. The Warriors cut the lead back down to two at 6-4 following the fifth goal of the season from Danielle Riley with 23:48 left in the game. McNeil completed the hat trick off an assist from Hagerman, followed by an unassisted score from senior Kathryn Beall (Shrewsbury, Mass./Shrewsbury) to stretch things out to 8-4 midway thru the half.

Merrimack’s Christine Keenan scored her third goal of the season to cut the lead to 8-5 before the Hounds held the Warriors scoreless over the final 13 minutes to come away with the five-goal win. Freshman Tori Russo (South Windsor, Conn./South Windsor) notched her second career goal off an assist from McNeil, followed by the fourth goal of the season from sophomore Tess Anketell (Southborough, Mass./Marian) to close out the scoring.

In addition to McNeil’s six-point day, Auger and Hagerman each posted two goals and one assist to go along with a goal and an assist from Anketell. Defensively, the Hounds had nine different players with caused turnovers as senior Mary Guinee (Topsfield, Mass./Masconomet) led the team with two. Guinee and Beall also led the team with three draw controls each.

Fero led the Warriors with two goals as four different Merrimack players scored.

In goal, freshman Jaclyn Chirco (Hopkinton, Mass./Hopkinton) made three saves to pick up her third win of the season, while Inna Hedden had 10 stops to drop to 1-3 overall.

Assumption held a 23-13 edge in shots and converted 1-of-5 free-position opportunities in the win. The Hounds held a 16-8 edge in ground balls, forced 13 Merrimack turnovers and converted 7-of-9 clear attempts compared to 9-of-11 for the Warriors. The Hounds also held a 10-7 edge in draw controls, including 5-3 in the second half.

Assumption is now 3-0 overall and 1-0 in Northeast-10 play, while Merrimack drops to 1-3 overall and 0-1 in the league.

Assumption is back in action on Saturday, March 15th as the Hounds host American International for a Noon start at the Multi-Sport Stadium.

Mass. College Lax: Thursday Roundup

By Matt Noonan 

Here are the scores and outcomes from this afternoon’s contests. Quick Note – there were no men’s contests today. 

Women’s Lacrosse

Boston College 13, USC 10: Moira Barry recorded a hat trick, while Brooke Blue and Mikaela Rix each netted two goals as the Eagles soared to their fifth win of the season.

Grand Valley State 13, Merrimack 3: Aubrie Stouffer registered two goals in the setback, while Kelly Metzger registered her first strike of the 2014 campaign.

Lasell 17, Curry 16 (2OT): Britney Wuorio‘s fourth goal of the contest — which came in the second overtime — secured the Lasers’ first victory of the season. Curry’s Haley Carey and Lasell’s Caitlyn Brecher led their respective squads with five goals apiece.

Gordon 15, Salem State 5: Anna Blomberg recorded a game-best five goals on eight shots as the Fighting Scots defeated the Vikings in their season-opener. Salem State’s Kelsey Russell registered a hat trick in the setback.

WNE 15, Bridgewater State 5: Taylor ScialdoneJessica Scannapieco and Shelby Trebbe each recorded hat tricks as the Golden Bears defeated the Bears and improved to 3-0. Bridgewater State’s Taylor Clancy recorded a hat trick in the setback.

Emerson 11, Salve Regina 4: Meredith Weber scored five goals, including her team’s final two tallies as the Lions defeated the Seahawks and improved to 2-0.

JWU 13, Regis 10: Grace Politis netted the Prides’ 10th goal with 4:17 remaining, but it didn’t spark a comeback for Regis. Politis netted a team-best five goals in the setback, while Sam Salamone recorded a hat trick.

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.