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.
For more on the BC Eagles’ women’s lacrosse team – HOP HERE
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.
Happy Friday! We’ve got a slew of ECAC and NCAA Tournament contests occurring this afternoon and evening, and below is the schedule. Make sure to circle back this evening for a roundup of the day’s action.
* Becker College at Salve Regina, 7:30 p.m. (ECAC New England Championship)
* Rivier University at Curry College, 4 p.m. (ECAC New England Semifinals)
* Becker College at Worcester State, 7 p.m. (ECAC New England Semifinals)
* UMass vs. Loyola (Maryland), 2 p.m. (NCAA First Round @ Newton, Mass.)
* Bryant at Boston College, 5 p.m. (NCAA First Round @ Newton, Mass.)
The Boston College women’s lacrosse team will be hosting the upcoming ACC Tournament, beginning on Thursday, April 24 when they compete against North Carolina in the first round. The Tar Heels are last year’s National Champions and enter the conference playoffs as the third seed.
Prior to their second meeting with the Tar Heels this season, BC head coach Acacia Walker met the media today to chat about the Eagles’ most recent win against Vermont, as well as their first-round matchup in a video we posted below. The video is from the BC athletic department’s YouTube Channel.
Two local college hockey teams will be competing in the upcoming NCAA Division 1 Frozen Four, which begins Friday, March 28. However, Boston College and UMass Lowell won’t commence their quests toward Pittsburgh, the site of this year’s championship and semifinals, until Saturday, March 29.
UMass Lowell, which won its second consecutive Hockey East crown last night with a 4-0 win over New Hampshire, will take on Minnesota State-Mankato, while Boston College will face-off against Denver. Both games will be held in Worcester at the DCU Center. BC-Denver is slated for a 4 p.m. start, while UML-Minnesota State-Mankato is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
If the Eagles and River Hawks are both victorious in the first-round, then the Northeast Regional Championship will be a Hockey East showdown. The championship is scheduled for Sunday, March 30 at 5 p.m.
For more information on the 2014 NCAA Division 1 Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament – HOP HERE
Here are the scores from the early afternoon men’s and women’s lacrosse contests. We’ll have more on these games below, as well as the late afternoon tilts later this weekend.
* Springfield 11, Nazareth 10
* Lehigh 10, BU 10
* Loyola (Md.) 16, Holy Cross 4
* UMass 8, Harvard 4
* Yale 10, Holy Cross 8
* BC 9, Ohio State 7
Here are the scores and results from today’s lacrosse contests.
Springfield’s Ryon Lynch was a big part in the Pride’s first contest of 2014! (Photo Credit: Matt Noonan for NoontimeSports.com)
Springfield College 20, Gordon 9: Ryon Lynch recorded five helper, while Ryan Murphy finished with a hat trick and two assists as the Pride cruised past the Fighting Scots in Wenham. Springfield’s Dom Roberto finished with three goals on four shots and Rob Maher recorded eight saves in 30 minutes.
The Fighting Scots were led by Jake Martin, who ended the contest with four points (three goals, one assist).
Springfield finished with 44 shots and 33 ground balls, while Gordon recorded 42 shots and 26 ground balls.
The Pride are back in action on Saturday when they travel to Rochester, New York to take on Nazareth at 12 p.m., while the Fighting Scots return to the grass next Saturday, March 1 when they host SUNY Cobleskill.
No. 13/17 Boston College 18, UNH 7: The Eagles received four goals and two assists from Mikaela Rix, along with four goals from Brooke Blue as BC topped the Wildcats in Newton and improved to 8-9 overall against New Hampshire.
Moira Barry also located the back of the net, as she finished with three goals, while Cali Ceglarski recorded her first two strikes of the season.
The Eagles will remain in Newton this weekend when they welcome Ohio State in for a 12 p.m. opening draw.