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New England D3 Lax Notebook: Triple-Overtime Win Provides Confidence Boost For Springfield

By Matt Noonan 

Dylan Sheehan's triple-overtime game-winning gaol helped Springfield defeat Middlebury, 11-10 (3OT) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. (Photo Credit: Springfield College)

Dylan Sheehan’s triple-overtime game-winning gaol helped Springfield defeat Middlebury, 11-10 (3OT) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. (Photo Credit: Springfield College)By Matt Noonan 

In the words of Springfield College men’s lacrosse head coach Keith Bugbee, Wednesday’s NCAA Tournament triple-overtime win against Middlebury College was ‘one for the ages.’

Springfield and Middlebury traded goals during the final two sessions before ending regulation tied at 10-10.

The game continued in overtime, but neither team was able to locate the back of the net until the third extra session when Dylan Sheehan snapped a shot over the middle to provide the visiting Pride with a dramatic 11-10 triple-overtime win.

“The effort and the commitment to playing 60 minutes today was unbelievable,” Bugbee said in a postgame interview. “Just the desire to win this game … I don’t think I have ever been apart of something like this … unbelievable.”

The game was indeed one for the ages – not trying to steal Bugbee’s words, I promise – but now the Pride must channel their excitement by putting fourth their best effort tomorrow against St. Lawrence University in the second round.

Unlike the Pride, the Saints cruised to a first-round victory, defeating New England College, 25-2. Jeremy Vautour netted six goals, while Conor Healey recorded seven points on three goals and four assists.

Saturday’s second round winner will advance to next Wednesday’s quarterfinal against either Amherst or RIT.

With an exciting first-round victory in the rearview mirror, Bugbee believes his team’s morale should help the squad keep their championship hopes alive as they begin the next phase of their NCAA Tournament journey.

“I think the sky is the limit,” said Bugbee. “As long as they put this kind of effort out and this kind of commitment to do all the little things right and just compete for the entire 60 minutes of the game.”

Mass. College Lax: Babson Beats Springfield Forst First Time Since 1979, 12-10

By NoontimeSports.com 

For the first time since 1979, the Babson College men’s lacrosse team defeated Springfield College, 12-10, on Saturday afternoon in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Courtesy of the Babson College Athletics’ Communication Office, here is this afternoon’s release:

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.—Junior Spencer Low (Natick, Mass.) scored three times, and first-year goalkeeper Jordan Shapiro (Pleasantville, N.Y.) made 11 saves as visiting Babson College defeated Springfield College, 12-10, in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men’s lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon at Stagg Field.

With the win, Babson (4-5, 1-0 NEWMAC) defeated the Pride for the first time since 1979, and snapped the Springfield’s (3-5, 0-1 NEWMAC) 57-game conference-winning streak.

Sophomore Matthew Logan (Downingtown, Pa.) had two goals and two assists, while junior Brendan Coan (Towson, Md.) added two goals and one assist for the Beavers. Senior Kyle Barsalou (Longmeadow, Mass.) scored twice, and first-year Austin Fabel (East Rockaway, N.Y.) chipped in with two assists and four groundballs. Senior Alex Bunick (Millis, Mass.) and sophomore Zach Cattaruzza (Guilford, Conn.) also finished with four groundballs, while senior Christian Cattaruzza (Guilford, Conn.) and sophomore Daniel Madden (West Islip, N.Y.) tied for team-high honors with three caused turnovers.

Senior Dylan Sheehan (Massapequa, N.Y.) scored a game-high four goals to lead the Pride. Junior Brendan Boss (West Springfield, Mass.) had two goals, senior Bryce Seriello (Barnstable, Mass.) contributed two assists, and classmates Kevin Sainte (Belmont, Mass.) and Jamey Conley (Waltham, Mass.) both added a goal and an assist apiece. Fellow senior Mark Gonzalez (Tolland, Conn.) won 17-of-25 face-offs and led all players with seven groundballs, while Maxwell Abendroth (Sunapee, N.H.) finished with a game-high four caused turnovers in the loss.

Logan opened the scoring for the Green and White with a man-up goal just 4:59 into the first quarter, but Springfield scored back-to-back markers, the last by Sheehan with 4:08 left in the period, to take a 2-1 lead after 15 minutes. Low finished a pass from Logan to tie the game 36 seconds into the second quarter, but the Pride responded with three of the next four goals, including two by Sheehan, to take a 5-3 advantage with 2:31 left in the second quarter.

Despite winning just 3-of-10 first-half face-offs, the Beavers forced Springfield into 13 turnovers in the opening half. The Pride had the ball with a chance to extended its lead with under a minute to go in the first half, but Coan scored following a turnover with 19 seconds left in the half, and Shapiro denied Boss with one second left as Babson went into the break trailing 5-4.

Shapiro came up with another big save on a Springfield extra-man opportunity just over two and a half minutes into the third quarter, and Coan converted a feed from Fabel to tie the game at 5-5 with 11:12 left in the stanza. Boss put the Pride back in front just 33 seconds later, but the Green and White ripped off four straight goals over the final 7:15 of the third to take control of the game.

Logan and Barsalou gave the Beavers a 7-6 lead with 6:41 to go after capitalizing on turnovers, and Russo notched his only goal of the afternoon 31 seconds later to make it a two-goal game. Shapiro denied Gonzalez’s shot on the ensuing face-off, and Low struck for his second goal of the game with just 32 seconds to go in the third to give Babson a 9-6 lead.

Barsalou scored to give the Green and White a four-goal lead with 11:42 to go in the game, but Sainte ended a Pride scoring drought of over 18 minutes with his goal to make it 10-7 with 7:21 left. Babson countered with back-to-back goals by Low and junior John Harrison (Pembroke, Mass.) though, to take its biggest lead of the game at 12-7 with 1:41 left. Springfield scored three times over the final 1:20, but Shapiro made a save on senior Matt Dalton (Somers, N.Y.) in the closing seconds to preserve the victory.

Junior Kevin Ostrom (Barnstable, Mass.) and sophomore Chris Santaniello (West Springfield, Mass.) combined to make 13 saves for the Pride, while held a 42-37 advantage in shots and a 39-33 edge in groundballs.

The Beavers were 19-of-22 on clears, and scored the only man-up goal of the game.

Babson returns to action next Saturday when it travels to MIT at 1 p.m., while Springfield visits cross-town rival Western New England on Thursday at 4 p.m.

GAME NOTES: The Beavers have now won their conference opener in eight of the last night years going back to 2007…Babson is 4-0 this season and has won 10 striaght games going back to last season when scoring at least nine goals…the Beavers have outscored their opponents 20-12 in the third quarter this spring…the victory was the first of the season for Babson when trailing at halftime.

Mass. College Lax: Springfield Tops Babson, Captures The NEWMAC Crown

By NoontimeSports.com 

Courtesy of the Springfield College Athletics Communication Office, here’s this afternoon’s release from the men’s lacrosse championship game against Babson College:

Springfield, Mass. – May 3, 2014 – Led by Most Outstanding Player Devin Abad (East Longmeadow, Mass.), the Springfield College men’s lacrosse team defeated Babson College, 12-6, to win the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship on Stagg Field Saturday afternoon.

With the win, Springfield improves to 14-3 and earns an automatic qualifying bid to the upcoming NCAA Championship. The entire 2014 NCAA Division III Championship field will be announced at 10:00 pm on Sunday evening on a selection show airing on NCAA.com. The loss drops Babson’s record to 11-7. For just the third time in the last 14 seasons, including twice in the last three years, Springfield has reached the 14-win plateau.

Springfield College's men's lacrosse team celebrates their NEWMAC Championship on Saturday afternoon. (Photo Credit: Springfield College Athletics)

Springfield College’s men’s lacrosse team celebrates their NEWMAC Championship on Saturday afternoon. (Photo Credit: Springfield College Athletics)

The victory marks Springfield’s 56th-straight win over league opponents as the Pride is headed to the NCAA Championship for the seventh-straight season. After winning the last six Pilgrim Lacrosse League titles, the Pride won the NEWMAC’s first men’s lacrosse title since it last offered the sport in 2004.

Springfield held a 46-26 edge in shots and won 17 of the game’s 22 face-offs. Abad netted a game-high four goals and added an assist, while Ryon Lynch (Frederick, Md.) registered three assists and a goal. Branden Fernandez (Warwick, N.Y.) dominated the “x”, winning 16-of-21 draws and picking up 11 ground balls.

For Babson, Kyle Barsalou (Longmeadow, Mass.) posted two assists and a goal, while Spencer Low (Natick, Mass.) found the back of the cage twice. Adam Daroff (Pepper Pike, Ohio) made 15 saves in goal and Alex Bunick (Millis, Mass.) caused three turnovers.

Just 1:07 into the game, Abad dodged to his left and stung a shot stick side high from 10 yards out to put the hosts on top. However, Babson answered back with the game’s next three goals and would take a 3-1 lead after the first quarter.

The Beavers run started at the 7:57 mark as Brendan Coan (Towson, Md.) let a bid fly from 15 yards that beat Springfield goalie Connor Nash (Burnt Hills, N.Y.), who was screened on the play. Barsalou put the visitors on top with 2:24 remaining as he blasted a low shot and Alex Youngwell (Huntington, N.Y.) added to Babson’s lead after he bullied his way towards the cage and struck just inside the left post with 46 seconds left.

Springfield came out with an offensive focus to start the second, netting three goals in the first 4:21 of the frame. Bryce Serriello (Cape Cod, Mass.) got things started in the second by blistering a shot off a feed from Dylan Sheehan (Massapequa, N.Y.) just 32 seconds into the stanza. Abad continued Springfield’s momentum with his second of the afternoon on a strike from 15 yards before Lynch delivered a gorgeous feed to Sheehan who finished inside to regain a 4-3 lead.

The Pride opened up a 5-3 cushion on Abad’s third of the afternoon as he connected on the run with 2:24 left in the half. However, after the Pride were flagged for slashing, Babson’s John Obadia (Port Washington, N.Y.) netted a man-up marker with 12 ticks left to make it a 5-4 game heading into the half.

Babson evened things at five apiece with 6:29 left in the third quarter as Low converted a beautiful finish along the crease off a pass from Barsalou.

From that point on, the Pride reeled off five unanswered to take control of the game with a 10-5 lead. Springfield went back ahead for good after Abad found a streaking Serriello, who teed one up from 10 yards for a laser of a strike with 3:58 on the clock in the third. Brendan Boss (West Springfield, Mass.) put the crowd on its feet after a goal in an unsettled situation in which he raced past defense and finished while being checked at the 2:34 mark. After scooping up a ground ball on a Daroff save, Matt Fleisher (Franklin Lakes, N.J.) found the top shelf on a jump shot just 32 seconds later to make it an 8-5 contest heading into the fourth.

Abad netted his fourth of the game just 52 seconds into the fourth to make it a four-goal game and Lynch snagged a critical ground ball at midfield and raced towards goal, only to deliver a perfect pass to an uncoming Colby Verge (Derry, N.H.) in transition for another marker at 11:24.

Low finally scored the Beavers first goal in over 10 minutes on a finish along the crease, but the Pride proved to strong down the stretch, as a man-up goal from Kevin Sainte (Belmont, Mass.) and Lynch goal off a Ryan Murphy (Mansfield, Mass.) put the exclamation point on the championship win.

Mass. College Lax: Babson, Springfield To Meet In The NEWMAC Championship

Babson's Brendan Coan recorded one of two first quarter goals for the Beavers. (Photo Credit: Matt Noonan for NoontimeSports.com)

Babson College’s Brendan Coan netted one goal against MIT on Wednesday evening in the NEWMAC semifinals. (Photo Credit: Matt Noonan for NoontimeSports.com)

By Matt Noonan 

BABSON PARK, Mass. – The Babson College men’s lacrosse team punched its ticket to the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship with a 10-6 victory over MIT on Wednesday evening in the rain.

“They’re a strong team,” said Babson’s Alex Packer, who finished the contest with three points on two helpers and one strike. “It was definitely a good win for us, we worked hard (this evening).”

Babson’s Matthew Logan and Alex Bunick netted two tallies, respectively, while Adam Daroff and Giles Ober combined for five stops.

Harris Stolzenberg, who leads the conference and MIT in goals (39), recorded three points on two assists and one strike, while Graham Francis netted two tallies, both coming in the second half. Eric Bartell, who leads the NEWMAC in saves (181), concluded the evening with 11 stops.

The Beavers earned a 2-0 lead thanks to back-to-back first quarter tallies from Spencer Low and Brendan Coan before MIT sliced the deficit with a marker from Luke Verdi. Babson responded at 4:25 in the second quarter with a Scott Doten strike, which provided the hosts with a 3-1 lead at the break.

MIT evened the score at 3-3 with early third quarter strikes from Graham Francis and Stolzenberg, but Babson answered with back-to-back goals by Logan and Packer that pushed the Beavers ahead 5-3.

Henry Merrow brought the Engineers within one with 13:24 remaining in the final session, but that’d be the closest MIT would get as Babson used a 4-0 run, sparked by Bunick that pushed the Beavers ahead for good.

“The looks were there and they were open, but we weren’t catching them in the first half, but the second half we really clicked back in and put them in the goal,” said Packer.

Babson outshot MIT, 41-21 and won the battle of groundballs, 45-39. The Engineers won 10 of 18 face-offs, highlighted by Britt Cyr, who led all players at X.

“We played reasonably well, but we just couldn’t make enough plays in the end,” said MIT head coach Walter Alessi. “(Our guys) played to their ability and even above, but (Babson) just made a few more plays… but the kids played hard right to the end.”

With the win, the Beavers will travel to Springfield on Saturday to face-off against the Pride in a Pilgrim League Championship rematch from last season.

“We’ve got to continue to fight and continue to claw and try to go for 60 minutes and give them every little bit that we have because if we don’t we won’t have another opportunity,” said Babson head coach Brendan Gorman.

Springfield 13, Clark 3: The Pride used a 6-0 run spanning the first and second quarters that helped Springfield overcome a 2-0 deficit and go onto defeat the Cougars in the NEWMAC semifinals.

Bryce Serriello led Springfield with four tallies, while Dylan Sheehan registered two goals and two assists. Connor Nash, who started the game in net, turned away seven of nine shots.

Clark’s Nick Johnson and John Goracy combined for three helpers and one tally in the setback.

Mass. College Lax: Saturday Afternoon Roundup (#d3lax)

By Matt Noonan 

There were a slew of conference tournament contests that took place this afternoon, along with some regular season finales, and below is their outcomes and summaries.

Men’s Lacrosse

Salve Regina 10, Wentworth 8: Nick LoCicero and Curtis McKeon netted back-to-back tallies in the fourth quarter, which pushed the Seahawks ahead for good. Steve Glover, who recorded four markers for Wentworth, brought the Leopards within one goal with 2:37 remaining, but Salve Regina responded with Chad Hollenshade to seal the win. Salve Regina will continue Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) play on Wednesday when they travel to Endicott College for a semifinal matchup. 

Roger Williams 22, Gordon 11: Will Siefert netted six goals, Tim Kelly recorded seven points on four tallies and three helpers as the Hawks defeated the Fighting Scots in the first round of the CCC tournament. Roger Williams advances to the semifinals on Wednesday where they’ll take on Western New England in Springfield. Gordon’s Ryan Utz matched McKeon with seven points on six goals and one assist. 

MIT 8, Mass. Maritime 6: Paul Orrson recorded five points on three tallies and two helpers, Harris Stolzenberg registered two goals and two assists as the Engineers concluded its regular season with a victory over the Buccaneers. MIT will travel to Babson College on Wednesday to face-off against the Beavers in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) semifinals. Reed McLean paced Massachusetts Maritime Academy with two markers.

Springfield 14, Babson 3: Ryon Lynch and Dylan Sheehan combined for five goals and seven assists as the Pride defeated the Beavers and claimed the top spot in the NEWMAC. Springfield will host Clark University on Wednesday in the NEWMAC semifinals. John HarrisonAlex Bunick and Spencer Low each scored one goal for Babson.

Tufts 24, Colby 9: Chris Schoenhut and Cole Bailey combined for 12 goals and four assists as the Jumbos cruised to the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) semifinals, which will take place in Medford next weekend.

Williams 13, Middlebury 9: Jack Lauroesch recorded five points on three goals and two assists as the Ephs defeated the Panthers and advanced to next weekend’s NESCAC semifinals.

Amherst 13, Bowdoin 6: Quinn Moroney recorded 10 points on seven helpers and three strikes, while Kane Haffey scored a game-high six goals as the Lord Jeffs defeated the Polar Bears and advanced to next weekend’s NESCAC semifinals. 

Women’s Lacrosse:

Emmanuel 17, St. Joe’s (Maine) 7: The Saints claimed the GNAC crown thanks to a 7-0 run in the second half that helped the hosts push ahead for good. Kristen Tuleja paced the Saints with nine points on six tallies and three helpers, while Sarah Higgins finished with three goals and one assist. Emmanuel’s Lauren White concluded the championship tilt with 11 saves. Emmanuel, which earned its first-ever conference crown, earned an automatic bid to the upcoming NCAA Division 3 Tournament, but won’t know their opponent until next weekend .

Wheaton 15, MIT 5: Jenna Tewksbury recorded four points on three goals and one assist as the Lyons defeated the Engineers for the first time in the NEWMAC Tournament since 2001. Hannah Levy paced the Engineers with a hat trick. The Lyons will contend for the conference crown tomorrow when they host Babson College at 1 p.m.

Babson 9, Springfield 7: Leading by one goal late in the second half, Babson’s Rachel Secrist secured her team’s NEWMAC semifinals victory with her fourth tally of the contest at 3:08. The Beavers, which led the Pride at halftime 5-2, will compete in its eighth straight conference championship tomorrow against Wheaton. Secrist led Babson with six points on four markers and two helpers, while Springfield’s Connie Nielsen match her opponent with six points on three strikes and three assists.

Amherst 11, Bowdoin 5: Meghan Mils netted a hat trick, Caroline HollidayPriscilla Tyler and Krista Zsitvay each scored two goals as the Jeffs defeated the Polar Bears and advanced to the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) semifinals next weekend. Amherst will meet archival Williams in the second game, which is scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m. The site for this year’s NESCAC semifinals is Trinity College.

Williams 11, Tufts 6: Bridget Malicki registered five points on three helpers and two tallies, while Rebecca McGovern netted a hat trick as the Ephs defeated the Jumbos in the NESCAC Quarterfinals. With the win, the Ephs advance to next Saturday’s conference semifinals. Tufts’ Lindsey Walker finished the contest with four points on three goals and one helper.

Gordon 12, Curry 7: Jane Dietrich recorded four points on three goals and one helper, Jessica Castelline netted a hat trick and the Fighting Scots defeated the Colonels in the CCC Quarterfinals. Haley Carey paced Curry with five points on four goals and one assist. Gordon will travel to Endicott College on Wednesday for the CCC semifinals. 

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