The Boston College women’s lacrosse team will look to extend its season and NCAA Division I Tournament run tomorrow when they travel to Syracuse University for an elite eight contest. BC earned a meeting with the Orange by defeating Bryant University and Loyola (Md.) last weekend in the first and second round.
BC head coach Acacia Walker talked with members of the media earlier this week about her team’s title run in a video we’ve provided below from the BC Athletics YouTube Channel.
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Tufts’ Patton Watkins and the Jumbos will return to Bello Field on Wednesday for their NCAA Div. III Quarterfinal contest against SUNY Cortland. (Photo Credit: Matt Noonan for NoontimeSports.com)
By Matt Noonan
With a busy weekend of lacrosse in the books, it’s now time to turn the page to this upcoming week’s quarterfinal matchups.
* Boston College’s women’s lacrosse team earned wins over Bryant and Loyola (Md.) on Friday and Sunday to secure a spot in the quarterfinals against Syracuse. The Eagles have competed against the Orange 11 times in program history with Syracuse winning the last meeting earlier this season, 11-9. The Eagles led the Orange at the break, 4-3, but Syracuse responded by outscoring the hosts in the second stanza, 8-5.
The winner of this contest will advance to the semifinals next Friday, May 23 against the winner of North Carolina-Virginia.
* Tufts University’s men’s lacrosse team edged Endicott College, 10-9, on Saturday in the second round of the NCAA Division III Men’s Lacrosse Tournament. The Jumbos will return to Bello Field on Wednesday to host SUNY Cortland, who defeated Springfield College, 14-10. The winner advances to Sunday’s (May 18) NCAA Division 3 semifinals against RIT-Union.
The last time both teams met, the Red Dragons defeated the Jumbos, 12-10, in the NCAA semifinals in 2012. Tufts defeated Cortland in the quarterfinals in 2011 and semifinals in 2010, both by a score of 10-9.
Make sure to check back later this week for updates from both contests. Also, you can find updates on both tournaments by visiting the WLAX Div. I Bracket or MLAX Div. III Bracket.
Boston College’s Mikaela Rix (left) netted four goals on Saturday, which lifted the Eagles to their second consecutive conference win! (Photo Credit: Syracuse.com)
The Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) unveiled their weekly poll on Monday and a few local teams earned spots on the Division I, II and III polls.
* UMass (11-2, 3-0 A-10) – The Massachusetts women’s lacrosse team has been on fire over these past few weeks and is coming off a 10-9 win against George Washington. UMass remains the 13th best team in the country for the second week in a row and will return to the grass on Friday when they host Temple at 4 p.m.
* Boston College (6-6, 3-2 ACC) – The Eagles earned a spot on this week’s poll as the 19th best team in the country. BC has won its last two Atlantic Coast Conference matches against Duke and Virginia, which evened their record. Mikaela Rix earned WomenLax.com’s Player of the Week honors following a four-goal performance against the Blue Devils.
* Stonehill College (7-4, 6-2 NE-10) – The Skyhawks slipped from ninth to 11th this week following an 18-9 loss to Le Moyne. Stonehill will return to the grass this evening when they host No. 12 Bentley University in a big conference match.
* Bentley University (6-3, 4-1 NE-10) – The Falcons, who’re ranked 12th for the second week in a row, soared past the Owls last weekend for their sixth win of the season. On Monday, Ally Dorman was named NE-10 Goalkeeper of the Week, which included two back-to-back wins.
* Amherst College (6-3, 3-3 NESCAC) – For the second week in a row, the Lord Jeffs check in as the 10th best team in the land. However, their five-game winning streak ended on Saturday against No. 3 Middlebury, who hasn’t lost a game this season. The Purple and White will attempt to rebound against Connecticut College on Wednesday.
* Tufts University (5-4, 2-4 NESCAC) – The Jumbos slipped one spot from 16 to 17 after sustaining a 15-8 loss to Middlebury. Tufts will be at home on Thursday when they welcome Wheaton College to Medford for an important non-conference tilt.