The final weekend of the college lacrosse season is upon us.
Two local squads – Amherst College (women’s lacrosse) and Tufts University (men’s lacrosse) – along with a handful of Division I, II and III teams will be competing for national championships over the next few days. Below this weekend’s schedule, which does include non-Massachusetts teams, too.
Men’s Division I Schedule (Games on ESPN2, both Saturday & Monday):
* Denver vs. Duke, 1 p.m. (Semifinal) Saturday, May 24
* Maryland vs. Notre Dame, 3:30 p.m. (Semifinal) Saturday, May 24
* Denver/Duke vs. Maryland/Notre Dame, 1 p.m. (Championship), Monday, May 26
Men’s Division II Schedule (Watch on NCAA.com):
* LIU Post vs. Limestome, 4 p.m. (Championship) Sunday, May 25
Men’s Division III Schedule (Watch on NCAA.com):
* Tufts vs. Salisbury, 1 p.m. (Championship) Sunday, May 25
Women’s Division I Schedule (Watch on ESPN3 & ESPNU):
* Virginia vs. Syracuse, 5 p.m. (Semifinal) Friday, May 23
* Northwestern vs. Maryland, 7:30 p.m. (Semifinal) Friday, May 23
* Virginia/Syracuse vs. Northwestern/Maryland, 8:30 p.m. (Championship) Sunday, May 25 (Game will be on ESPNU)
Women’s Division III Schedule:
* Trinity (Conn.) vs. SUNY Cortland, 1 p.m. (Semifinal) Saturday, May 24
* Amherst vs. Salisbury, 4 p.m. (Semifinal) Saturday, May 24
* Trinity/SUNY Cortland vs. Amherst/Salisbury, 2:30 p.m. (Championship) Sunday, May 25
Quick Note: The Division II Women’s Lacrosse Championship was decided last weekend as Adelpi capped a perfect season by defeating Lock Haven, 7-5. Adelphi concluded the regular season 21-0.
It was a busy Saturday in the lacrosse world and below are various outcomes and results.
Towson 6, UMass 5: Joe Seider‘s third quarter tally pushed the Tigers ahead for good. UMass trimmed the deficit with a Jeff George goal roughly five minutes after Seider’s marker, but that was the closest the Minutemen would get.
Army 8, BU 7: Trailing 8-4 in the fourth quarter, the Terriers rallied, but only scored three goals, which wasn’t enough to defeat the Black Knights. Adam Schaal paced the Terriers with two goals and one helper, while Christian Carson turned away six shots.
Merrimack 15, So. N.H. 6: Tim Towler paced the Warriors with four strikes, while Mike Perdie, Corey Davidson and Max Allen each netted two goals as the Warriors cruised to their sixth win of the season.
Tufts 18, Hamilton 3: John Uppgren netted seven goals and dished out one assist, while Cole Bailey recorded five points (two goals, three assists) as the Jumbos cruised to their eighth win of the season.
Amherst 14, Colby 7: Leading at the break, the Lord Jeffs extended their lead by outscoring the Mules, 9-4, in the second half, which helped them earn their eighth win of the season. Amherst’s Quinn Moroney finished with nine points on four goals and five helpers, while Devin Acton netted four goals.
Wesleyan 8, Williams 7: Quentin Dellafera‘s unassisted strike with 42 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter propelled the Cardinals to a one-point win over the Ephs. Thomas Fowler paced Williams with two goals, while Dan Whittam turned away eight shots.
Springfield 10, MIT 8: Trailing 8-7 with 7:24 remaining in the fourth quarter, Springfield rallied with two goals from Dylan Sheehan and one from Ryon Lynch to secure their second conference win of the season. Lynch and Sheehan each recorded two goals and two helpers, while MIT received two goals and two assists from Harris Stolzenberg.
Regis 14, Johnson & Wales 9: Nicky Rodrigo and Peter Leighton combined for eight goals and five assists as the Pride picked up their eighth win of the season.
Endicott 26, Gordon 6: Kyle Weber recorded nine points on six goals and three assists, while Harrison Cotter and Colin Bannon combined for eight goals and four assists as the Gulls soared past the Fighting Scots in Beverley. Jordan Heckelmann and Roger Evans each scored two goals for Gordon.
BC 13, Duke 11: Sarah Mannelly and Covie Stanwick each netted five goals as the Eagles edged the Blue Devils in North Carolina.
Stonehill 7, Le Moyne 6: Kelsey Shannahan‘s free position strike at 18:08 in the second half pushed the Skyhawks ahead for good. The Dolphins did net two additional tallies after the strike, but were unable to tie the contest. Stonehill’s Lizzie Lane and Mikayla Couch each recorded two goals in the win.
Tufts 9, Hamilton 8: Caroline Ross recorded four points on three goals and one helper, Brigid Bowser recorded two goals and two assists as the Jumbos defeated the Continentals in Medford.
Endicott 10, Gordon 4: The Gulls extended their current winning streak to eight games as they defeated the Fighting Scots in Beverley. Emily Whitney and Kirsten Thor combined for six goals and one assist, while Ryan Socolow turned away eight shots.
Amherst 12, Colby 5: Rachel Passarelli netted a hat trick, while Christy Forrest recorded nine saves as the Jeffs defeated the Mules and extended their current winning streak to nine games.
Williams 13, Wesleyan 5: Nancy Palmer recorded five points on four goals and one assist as the Ephs defeated the Cardinals in Connecticut.
Another Saturday of lacrosse is in the books and below is various game summaries from across the state.
Bucknell 16, Holy Cross 9 – Michael Ortlieb, who is the Crusaders goaltender, scored two goals, but that wasn’t enough to spark the visitors as the seventh-ranked Bison improved to 9-2 overall and 3-0 in the Patriot League.
Saint Joseph’s 7, UMass 6 – Matt Whippen and Ryan Izzo netted two goals, respectively, while Will Manny recorded two points (one goal, one assist), but that wasn’t enough to help the Minutemen defeat Hawks in Philadelphia.
Duke 12, Harvard 11 – The Blue Devils sealed the win with a 4-0 run in the fourth as Duke defeated Harvard for the second time three seasons. Murphy Vandervelde recorded a hat trick in the setback, while Peter Schwartz finished with two strikes and two helpers.
Merrimack College 19, Saint Rose 2 – Greg Melaugh recorded a game-best five points (five goals) as the Warriors cruised to their fourth victory of the season.
Pace 9, Bentley University 6 – Jason Knight’s fourth quarter strike brought the Falcons within one with 8:37 remaining, but the Setters responded with two tallies, which secured the win.
Tufts University 16, Trinity College 12 – Andrew Fiamengo recorded five points (three goals, two assists), Beau Wood recorded a hat trick as the Jumbos defeated the Bantams and earned their fifth straight win.
Amherst College 11, Hamilton 6 – The Lord Jeffs three-game losing streak is history as Quinn Moroney’s four points (two goals, two assists) lifted the visitors to their third win of the season.
Wheaton College 11, Clark University 4 – Matthew Hillman recorded a game-best five goals as the Lyons defeated the Cougars and earned their first Pilgrim League victory of the season.
Springfield College 11, WNEC 10 – Ryan Murphy netted four goals, while Ryon Lynch and Bryce Serriello recorded two goals, respectively, as the Pride defeated the Golden Bears.
Boston College 10, Virginia 7 – Sarah Mannelly recorded a hat trick, Mikaela Rix netted two strikes as the Eagles soared past the ninth-ranked Cavaliers in Newton.
Holy Cross 15, Colgate 14 (OT) – Sara Hennessey (three goals, one assist)netted the game-winner on a free possession with one second remaining in the extra session as the Crusaders snapped their four-game skid.
UMass 20, La Salle 11 – Cori Murray, who finished with three goals and three assists, recorded her 100th career point as No. 16/11 UMass defeated La Salle and extended their current winning streak to six games.
Adelphi 12, Stonehill College 5 – The Panthers raced out to a 7-1 lead and never looked back as they defeated the Skyhawks and improved to 9-0 overall and 5-0 in NE-10 play. Heather Sullivan and Kelsey Shannahan led Stonehill with two goals apiece.
Trinity College 13, Tufts University 4 – The Bantams ballooned an 8-0 advantage at the break into a nine-point victory against the Jumbos in Connecticut. Trinity, the reigning NCAA Division III champion, extended its winning streak to 15 games. Kerry Eaton led Tufts with three points (two goals, one assist).
Amherst College 15, Hamilton College 6 – Priscilla Tyler recorded a game-best four points (three goals, one assist) as the Lord Jeffs extended their winning streak to four games.
WNEC 16, Castleton State 11 – Kaitlynn Stevens netted four strikes, while Megan Doyle and Jessica Scannapieco each recorded hat tricks as the Golden Bears topped the Spartans in a non-conference clash.
Nichols College 20, Wentworth 17 (OT) – Alyssa Bufis recorded career-highs with seven goals, two assists and nine points, while teammate Erica Antonison recorded a career-best six goals as the Bison defeated the Leopards in overtime.
The 2012 NCAA Lacrosse Championship weekend is set to commence tomorrow, (Saturday, May 26) with two Div. I semi-final contests. At 2:30PM Loyola will face-off against Notre Dame, and at 5PM Duke will tangle with Maryland. The winner of both matches will advance to Monday’s championship, which is scheduled for 1PM.
On Sunday, May 27, the Div. II (Dowling vs. Limestone) and Div. III (SUNY Cortland vs. Salisbury) championships will be played.
For more information on this weekend’s events, such as parking maps and train schedules — make sure to check out Gillette Stadium’s lacrosse page by CLICKING HERE.
All of Sunday’s men’s lacrosse games have concluded, which means eight teams punched their ticket to the Memorial Day Final Four weekend at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
Four Div. I teams – Duke, Loyola, Maryland and Notre Dame – will compete on Saturday, May 26, in the semi-finals. Both winners will then advance to Monday’s, (May 28) championship round, which will commence at 1PM.
On Sunday, May 27, the Div. II and III championships will be played. Dowling will face-off against Limestone at 1PM, while Salisbury will tangle with SUNY Cortland at 4PM.
For more information on the NCAA championships – CLICK HERE.