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Mass College Lax: Great Moments From 2013 Season

It's time to celebrate some great moments from this past college lacrosse season, including WNE's championship win against Endicott! (Photo Credit: Matt Noonan for NoontimeSports.com)

It’s time to celebrate some great moments from this past college lacrosse season, including WNE’s championship win against Endicott! (Photo Credit: Matt Noonan for NoontimeSports.com)

By NoontimeSports.com 

To begin our 2012-13 college sports wrap up, we decided to start with a list of great moments from this past lacrosse season that will be remembered. And even if you don’t recall these games next year or the year after, I am sure someone at Noontime Sports will.

So, without further ado, here’s our list of games, enjoy! And as always, feel free to share your thoughts on Facebook and Twitter (@NoontimeSports or @NoonSportsBlog) or email (NoontimeSports@gmail.com).

Wheaton Beat Eastern Connecticut For The First Time Since 1996: Behind five goals and four assists, Wheaton’s Matthew Hillman, who secured a spot on the single-game scoring list, fifth all-time, helped the Lyons defeated the Warriors, 12-11. Hillman’s fifth goal proved to be the difference to despite a late tally by the Warriors. The win snapped a four-game skid for the Lyons.

Tufts’ Defense Fends Off Middlebury: This was the first and only Jumbos game I covered, but it was a great one. The Panthers jumped out to an early lead, which the Jumbos erased, but it was Tufts’ defense that secured the midseason victory by fending off a few equalizer attempts during the final minutes. Middlebury used a 5-1 run to come within one point, but again, the Jumbos defense did their job. Dan Leventhal paced the Powder Blue and White with four tallies.

Melaugh Ties Merrimack School-Record: On Senior Day, Merrimack senior Greg Melaugh tied a school-record by netting nine goals in only three quarters while adding two helpers. The Warriors went onto defeat Assumption College, 16-11.

BU Rallies Past Harvard Under The Lights: The Terriers final contest in March was certainly an exciting one as they outscored the Crimson, 7-3, in the final frame to claim a 12-11 victory. Sydney Godett clinched the win with a strike off a free possession with 11 ticks remaining. Godett finished the contest with two tallies, while Danielle Etrasco led the Red and White with four goals.

Vandervelde Leads Harvard Past Penn In OT: Entering the final frame, the Crimson led the Quakers, 6-3. However, Harvard’s cushion evaporated after a 4-1 run by Penn, which forced an extra session. Yet, once overtime commenced, Harvard’s Murphy Vandervelde completed his hat trick, which lifted the Crimson to an 8-7 victory.

Endicott Wins First Playoff Game: After defeating Western New England in the Commonwealth Coast Conference championship, 17-15, Endicott’s women team earned their first postseason victory in program history with a 4-3 win against Springfield College in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Holly Davis, who finished with two goals and one assist, jumpstarted a 3-0 run in the second with one goal and one helper before Springfield closed the gap with a strike from Michelle Dorsey. The Gulls defense stymied the Pride’s attack, especially during the final few minutes, which helped seal the win.

UMass’ Ferris Earns Third All-America Honors: Katie Ferris, who led UMass with 75 points (52 goals, 23 assists), earned her third All-Americas Honors prior to Memorial Day, according to the college’s release. The New York native was named to WomensLax.com’s All-America Team in addition to earning a spot on the IWLCA (Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association) All-America Third Team and the SynapseSports.com All-America Third Team. This is the second straight season that Ferris was a member of each All-Americas teams.

Regis Wins Inaugural NECC Championship: While most games on this list either ended in overtime or with a late rally, this particular contest also needed an additional frame as first-year midfielder Sam Salamone netted the game-winner that helped Regis claim the inaugural New England Collegiate Conference crown against Becker College. Salamone, who hails from Milford, netted a game-best five tallies and finished her first season with the Pride with 116 points (92 goals, 24 assists).

Green, Sullivan Join Stonehill’s 200 Point Club: Kayla Green and Heather Sullivan each recorded their 200th career point in an 18-6 win against Southern Connecticut State in April. Green finished the season with a team-best 89 points (64 goals, 25 assists), while Sullivan ranked second with 75 points (62 goals, 13 assists).

Mass. College Lax Notebook (4/1/13)

Cori Murray recorded her 100th point in an UMass uniform on Saturday! (Photo Credit: MassLive.com)

Cori Murray recorded her 100th point in an UMass uniform on Saturday! (Photo Credit: MassLive.com)

By Matt Noonan 

It’s the first day of April, which means we’ve officially past the midway point of the lacrosse season, so let’s take a trip down memory lane and catch up on some of the news and notes from the current season, as well as this past weekend.

* First, congratulations to Cori Murray, who recorded her 100th point in an UMass uniform on Saturday against La Salle. Murray recorded six points (three goals, three assists) in her team’s 20-11 victory, while teammate Lauren Terracciano registered five strikes. UMass started the season with a 16-4 setback to Northwestern, but has won nine of their last 10 contests.

* Boston University’s women’s lacrosse team is coming off a dramatic win against Harvard on Friday evening as the Terriers netted a free possession strike with 11 seconds remaining to seal the win. Their next game is in two days, as the Terriers will host Albany for a critical conference match at 4 p.m. BU dropped their first America East game two weeks ago to UMBC in overtime, but defeated Albany once last season.

* Boston College’s women’s lacrosse team concluded the month of March with an impressive win against Virginia and according to the release, the Eagles have now beaten the Cavaliers twice in the past three seasons. BC’s victory marked the first time they’ve defeated a top-10 squad since 2011, too. Also, Sarah Mannelly, who scored three goals on Saturday, has now registered at least three or more strikes in four games this season.

* Merrimack College’s men’s team hasn’t appeared in the loss column since suffering a 13-10 setback to Limestone on Mar. 9. The Warriors have won their last four contests, which include victories against Lake Erie and Le Moyne. Corey Lunney leads the unit with 21 points (17 goals, four assists), while teammate Greg Melaugh has contributed 17 points (14 goals, three assists).

* Melaugh’s brother, Ben Melaugh, has made an impact with the Salem State Vikings as the first-year leads the squad with 26 points (17 goals, nine assists).

* Merrimack’s women’s team snapped a six-game skid with a double-overtime win on Saturday against Dowling, a squad that’s currently the seventh best team in the country. Mia Rapolla netted the game-winning strike for the Warriors in the first overtime period, which sealed the win.

* Bentley University’s women’s lacrosse team will host a Coaches vs. Cancer game on Saturday, April 6. The Falcons will host Southern Connecticut for a Northeast-10 Conference match, which is slated for a 12 p.m. start. According to this morning’s release, the team will be collecting used equipment and cash donations, but for more information – HOP HERE.

* Sticking with the Falcons, the men’s team will host St. Michaels on Wednesday for a critical NE-10 matchup. Bentley is coming off a tough loss to Pace on Saturday, but received some help from Tim Matheson, who recorded a hat trick, as well as Brendan Murphy, who finished with two points (one goal, one assist).

* Stonehill College’s women’s team saw their six-game winning streak conclude with a 12-5 loss to Adelphi, a squad that hasn’t lost a game since 2012. The Skyhawks, who’re currently ranked 10th nationally, will attempt to rebound with a road victory on Wednesday against Southern New Hampshire.

* After sustaining two back-to-back losses to start  the season, Tufts University’s men’s team has won five straight. Beau Wood, who is in his third season with the Jumbos, leads the squad with 20 points (13 goals, seven assists), while Cole Bailey leads all players with 10 assists.

* Finally, one last congratulations, this time to Wheaton College’s women’s lacrosse team, who defeated Springfield College for the first time since 2007. Charlotte DeSantis recorded a game-best four points (three goals, one assist), while teammate Melanie Sharick finished with a hat trick.

Mass. College Lax: Postgame Notes From BU-Harvard

By Matt Noonan 

A few notes from yesterday’s BU-Harvard women’s lacrosse game:

* It was a wild one at Nickerson Field last night as BU rallied to defeat Harvard, 12-11, thanks to a free possession strike with 11 seconds remaining by Sydney Godett. Harvard held a three-goal lead at halftime before BU erased the deficit with seven strikes to secure their third win of the season.

* BU’s Danielle Etrasco, who leads the Red and White with 35 points (25 goals, 10 assists), tallied a game-best five points (four goals, one assist) in the win. She’s registered at least three points or more in BU’s last four contests.

* It’ll be interesting to see if the Terriers can build off this win and possibly secure their first America East victory on Wednesday against Albany.

* The loss drops Harvard to 2-5 overall. However, they did received two goals apiece in the setback from Audrey Todd, Kyleigh Keating, Micaela Cyr and Danielle Tetreault.

* Harvard’s current road trip continues, as they’ll head to Vanderbilt on Monday for a 2 p.m. contest.

Below is a postgame interview with BU coach Liz Robertshaw courtesy of the athletic department’s YouTube channel