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Mass. College Lax: Sabol, Sharick Lead Wheaton Past Wellesley, 16-8

By NoontimeSports.com 

Courtesy of the Wheaton College sports information department, here’s this afternoon’s release from the women’s lacrosse contest against Wellesley College:

NORTON, Mass. – The Wheaton College women’s lacrosse team picked up its second New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) victory of the season this afternoon as the Lyons defeated Wellesley College, 16-8, at Nordin Field.

Wheaton junior Melanie Sharick (Amherst, Mass./Amherst) and sophomore Brooke Sabol (Landgrove, Vt./Burr & Burton Academy) combined for eight goals and three assists. Both student-athletes finished with four goals, respectively. Senior co-captain Leila Mills (Brunswick, Maine/Brunswick) recorded a hat trick, while dishing out one assist. Mills has scored at least three goals in four games this season.

Sophomores Allie Bush (Kennebunk, Maine/Kennebunk) and Madison Cohen (East Lyme, Conn./East Lyme) combined for three goals and three assists. Senior Hayley Bright (Cumberland, Maine/North Yarmouth Academy) and freshman Hannah Gasperoni (Hampton, N.H./Winnacunnet) each found the back of the net once as well.

Wellesley junior Claire Canty (East Rockway, N.Y./Sacred Heart Academy) paced the Blue with four points (three goals, one assist), while Chelsey Hooker (Cypress, Texas/CyFair) finished with two tallies.

Wheaton junior goalkeeper Katy Ananian (Belmont, Mass./Belmont) stopped two shots and picked up her fifth win between the pipes. Ananian’s second save marked her 300th of her career. Ananian is now eighth all-time in program history, moving past Marya Payeur, who recorded 280 saves between 1992-94.

Wellesley freshman Wendy Nettleton (La Jolla, Calif./La Jolla) turned away 12 of 28 shots.

The Lyons finished with 26 ground balls and 36 shots, while the Blue scooped 14 ground balls and registered 17 shots. Wheaton converted 18 of 22 clears, while Wellesley was 16 of 19. The Lyons won 17 draw controls, highlighted by senior co-captain Devon Soucier (Avon, Conn./Northwest Catholic), who recorded a season-high eight.

The Blue won nine draws and netted one of four free position attempts. Wheaton recorded four goals on eight free position attempts.

Wheaton jumped out to a 3-0 lead thanks to back-to-back tallies from Bush and Millis, along with one of two free position strikes by Sabol. Wellesley halted the run with a tally from Hooker, who fired home a pass from Canty in the middle of the Lyons’ zone. Canty netted her second goal roughly two minutes later when she bounced the ball through the middle of her opponent’s zone at 13:24.

Sharick and Mills recorded markers at 13:02 and 10:01, which pushed Wheaton ahead by three, but Hooker trimmed the deficit by rifling a shot over the middle, following a pass from senior co-captain Brit Mscisz (Topsfield, Mass./Pingree School).

Wheaton answered by netting three of the next four goals to secure an 8-4 lead at the break. The Lyons and Blue traded goals throughout the opening minutes of the second stanza, but it was Sharick’s free position strike at 23:19 that sparked the Lyons to go on a 6-2 run to seal the win.

Wheaton (5-5, 2-0 NEWMAC) and Wellesley (3-6, 1-1 NEWMAC) both return to action next week as the Lyons travel to Gordon College on Wednesday, April 3 for a 7 p.m. start and the Blue travel to Eastern Connecticut State on Tuesday, April 2 for a 4:30 p.m. opening draw.

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Mass. College Lax: Springfield Earns Important Win Against Wellesley, 15-7

By NoontimeSports.com 

Courtesy of the Springfield College sports information department, here’s this afternoon’s release from the women’s lacrosse game:

Springfield, Mass. – April 13, 2013 – The Springfield College women’s lacrosse team picked up an important conference win on Saturday morning as it defeated Wellesley College, 15-7, on Stagg Field in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) showdown.

Springfield boosts its record to 8-6, 3-2 in league play, while the Blue even its record at 6-6, 1-3 in conference action.

For Springfield, Connie Nielsen tallied four goals, while Michelle Dorsey and Kelly Gallo each recorded hat tricks. Meghan Flangan recorded two goals and an assists, and Jennifer Thomas picked up four ground balls. Anne Versprille was solid between the pipes, registering 11 saves.

Brit Mscisz led Wellesley with four goals, while Meredith Roy snagged a game-high five draw controls. Claire Canty tallied a goal, an assist, and three draw controls, and Tya Logan was credited with seven saves in the loss.

The Pride netted the first two goals of the game on unassisted strikes from Nielsen and Flanagan in the opening 9:06 of the game.

Mscicz answered 21 seconds after Flanagan’s marker with an unassisted goal of her own before Springfield built a comfortable lead with the game’s next four goals. The Pride took advantage of three free-position goals, including two from Dorsey and another from Flanagan, to go along with a tremendous shot from Gallo that stung the top right corner to own a 6-1 advantage with 6:54 to play. Wellesley tacked on the final goal of the first half, with Mscicz converting a Allison Robbins feed towards the crease with 1:43 on the clock.

Neilsen buried two goals in the first 2:29 of the second half as Springfield’s lead grew to 8-2. However, Wellelsey answered with goals from Roy and Mscisz to creep within four, forcing the Pride into a timeout.

Out of the break, Springfield seized control for good, scoring four unanswered and six of the game’s next seven goals, en route to a 14-5 lead with 5:04 on the clock. Five different players found the back of the cage in the spurt, with Colleen Keeley’s goal capping off the surge.

Mscisz and Robbins sandwiched another Gallo goal in the final 4:30 to wrap up the day’s scoring.

The Prie finished the game with a 30-23 edge in shots, while both team won 12 draws. Springfield committed just eight turnovers in the contest, compared to the Blue’s 16.

Springfield will play its final non-conference game of the season on Tuesday evening when it hosts Connecticut College at 6:00 pm.

Mass. College Lax: Mills Leads Wheaton Past Wellesley, 17-4

By NoontimeSports.com 

Courtesy of the Wheaton College sports information department, here’s this evening’s release from the women’s lacrosse game against Wellesley College:

WELLESLEY, Mass. – The Wheaton College women’s lacrosse team used a dominating performance to upend Wellesley College, 17-4, on Tuesday afternoon in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) contest.

Junior Leila Mills (Brunswick, Maine/Brunswick) paced the offense with a game-high five markers and two draw controls. Freshman Allie Bush (Kennebunk, Maine/Kennebunk) facilitated play with two goals and a game-high five assists. Classmates Jenna Tewksbury (Concord, Mass./Concord) and Mia Cambi (Longmeadow, Mass./Longmeadow) and senior Amy Moreira (Bristol, R.I./Mount Hope) all contributed three goals apiece.

Wellesley junior Brit Mscisz (Topsfield, Mass./Pingree School) opened up the scoring at 28:56 of the first half with her first of three goals on the evening. Sophomore Claire Canty (East Rockaway, N.Y./Sacred Heart Academy) wrapped added the Blue’s only other marker at 1:53 of the second half.

After Mscisz gave Wellesley a 1-0 lead at 28:56, Wheaton’s offense took over burying 17-straight goals during a span of 46 minutes and four-seconds of action that stretched into the final stanza. Mills registered four tallies, Moreira had three goals and Cambi and Tewksbury found the back of the net twice, respectively, to guide the Lyons 11-0 to close out the first 30 minutes of play.

Sophomore Melanie Sharick (Amherst, Mass./Amherst) led all players with six draw controls, Moreira collected four and Mills notched two. Wheaton sophomore goalkeeper Katy Ananian (Belmont, Mass./Belmont) stopped a game-high six shots to bump her record to 6-3 on the season. Wellesley junior goalkeeper Tori Hysko (Reisterstown, Md./St. Paul’s School for Girls) made three saves in the loss.

The Lyons won the ground balls matchup, 12-11, and also the draw controls battle, 14-9.

Wheaton (6-4, 4-0 NEWMAC) visits Tufts University on Thursday, April 11 for a non-conference game at 4:30 p.m. The Lyons are the only remaining team in the NEWMAC with an unblemished conference record. Wellesley (6-5, 1-2 NEWMAC) travels to Springfield College for a NEWMAC contest on Saturday, April 13 at 11:00 a.m.