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Mass. College Lax: Friday’s Tournament (ECAC & NCAA) Roundup

By NoontimeSports.com 

Five games occurred this afternoon and evening, including two NCAA first round contests, and below is each contest’s outcome and game summary.

Men’s Lacrosse:

Salve Regina 15, Becker 10: The ECAC New England Men’s Lacrosse Tournament Championship featured 25 goals and a variety of runs, but it was the Seahawks that managed to push ahead for good thanks to a 5-0 run in the third quarter. Becker’s David Deschenes recorded two unassisted tallies, one coming in the second quarter, while the other was recorded in the fourth. Daniel Johnson chipped in two goals and Jeffrey Candee recorded career and season-high 20 stops.

The Hawks’ season concludes with a 15-6 record, their most wins in program history.

Women’s Lacrosse:

Loyola 10, UMass 4: Leading by one goal at the start of the second half, the Greyhounds pushed ahead by netting six goals to earn a first round NCAA Tournament victory over UMass. The Greyhounds, who punched its ticket to the second round, will play Boston College on Sunday; opening draw is scheduled for 1 p.m.

UMass’ Sam Rush scored two goals on three shots, Melissa Carelli and Courtney McGrath each registered one marker and Rachel Vallarelli deflected three shots.

The Minutewomen conclude its season with an 18-2 overall mark, as well as the defending Atlantic 10 Conference Champions following their win last weekend over Richmond.

Boston College 17, Bryant 9: Covie Stanwick led all players with eight points on five goals and three helpers as the Eagles soared past the Bulldogs and extended its season to Sunday afternoon. Sarah Mannelly finished with four makers and two assists, while Mikaela Rix and Moira Barry combined for four goals and two helpers.

Curry 24, Rivier 3: The Colonels are headed to the ECAC New England Women’s Lacrosse Tournament Championship as Curry jumped out to a 5-0 lead and never looked back. Mel Brickley paced all players with eight points on five goals and three assists, while Alexis Cran registered three helpers and one marker. Christina Wallis and Annie Douglas, Curry’s goaltenders, combined for five stops.

The Colonels will travel to Worcester State on Sunday for the Tournament Championship, which is scheduled for 1 p.m.

Worcester State 16, Becker 11: The Lancers punched its ticket to the ECAC New England Women’s Lacrosse Tournament Championship with a five-goal victory. Worcester State received six points (five goals, one assist) from Kalia Chase, while Amy Tucker netted a hat trick on three shots.

Becker’s Tatum Fahs finished with six points on four goals and two helpers, while Ashley Mossey recorded two strikes and two assists. The Hawks conclude their season with a 9-8 overall record.

Mass. College Lax: Today’s ECAC & NCAC Tournament Schedule

By NoontimeSports.com 

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.

Men’s Lacrosse: 

* Becker College at Salve Regina, 7:30 p.m. (ECAC New England Championship)

Women’s Lacrosse:

* 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.)

Mass. College Lax: ECAC New England Tournaments Resume Today

Becker College's Jeffrey Candee and the Hawks will look to capture its first-ever ECAC Championship this evening against Salve Regina. (Photo Credit: Matt Noonan for NoontimeSports.com)

Becker College’s Jeffrey Candee and the Hawks will look to capture its first-ever ECAC Championship this evening against Salve Regina. (Photo Credit: Matt Noonan for NoontimeSports.com)

By Matt Noonan 

The Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) men and women’s lacrosse tournaments resume this evening with two semifinals and a championship.

On the men’s side, Becker College and Salve Regina will compete for the ECAC New England crown at 7:30 p.m. in Middletown, Rhode Island. The Hawks defeated Regis College on Wednesday, 6-4, while the Seahawks soared past Mitchell College, 21-7, both games were semifinal matchups.

According to the ECAC website, neither team has won the tournament championship. Last year, University of New England captured the tournament crown, while Endicott College won it in 2012. Both UNE and Endicott hail from the same conference (Commonwealth Coast Conference) as Salve Regina.

On the women’s side, Worcester State claimed the top seed for this year’s tournament and will host the four-seed Becker College this evening at 7 p.m. Curry College, which earned the second-seed, will host Rivier University at 4 p.m. The winners of each contest will advance to Sunday’s (May 11) Championship, which will be played at the highest remaining seed.

Similar to the men’s bracket, none of the four teams competing in this year’s tournament have won an ECAC championship. The last two winners came out of the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) as Mount Holyoke won it last year, while Wheaton College claimed the crown in 2012.

Mass. College Hoops: Westfield State Earns Top Seed In 2013 ECAC New England Championship

By NoontimeSports.com 

Courtesy of the Anna Maria College sports information department, here’s this evening’s release about the upcoming New England ECAC Division III men’s basketball tournament. Westfield State earned the number one seed with a record of 21-5, while Anna Maria claimed the second spot. Here’s the release, as well as the schedule:

CENTERVILLE, Mass. — After finishing the regular-season with a 21-5 record, Westfield State College was selected as the No. 1 seed in the 2013 ECAC Division III New England Men’s Basketball Championship. The tournament is an eight-team field with quarterfinal, semifinal and championship rounds.

In the quarterfinal round contests on Wednesday, February 27, Westfield State College (21-5) will host Emerson College (15-11) at 7:00 p.m. while second seed Anna Maria College (20-8) will face No. 7 University of Southern Maine (15-12) at 7:00 p.m. at Anna Maria College.  No. 3 Eastern Connecticut State University (19-8) plays Johnson & Wales University (15-12) at 7:30 p.m. at Eastern Connecticut State University and Castleton State College (16-12) will take on Wentworth Institute of Technology (16-11) at 7:30 p.m. in the No. 4/No. 5 match-up held at Castleton State University.

The first-round winners will advance to the semifinals on Saturday, March 2, 2013 hosted by the highest remaining seed.  The winner of #1 Westfield State College/#8 Emerson College will face the winner of #4 Castleton State College/#5 Wentworth Institute of Technology in one semifinal, and the winner of #2 Anna Maria College/#7 University of Southern Maine will play the winner of #3 Eastern Connecticut State University/#6 Johnson & Wales University in the other semifinal (game times will be determined based upon the outcome of the quarterfinal round on Wednesday, February 27, 2013). The semifinal winners will meet Sunday, March 3, 2013 at a time to be determined for the championship game.

2013 ECAC Division III New England Men’s Basketball Championship

Quarterfinals – Wednesday, February 272013

No. 8 Emerson College (15-11 at No. 1 Westfield State (21-5), 7:00 p.m.

No. 7 University of Southern Maine (15-12) at No. 2 Anna Maria College (20-8), 7:00 p.m.

No. 6 Johnson & Wales University (15-12) at No. 3 Eastern Connecticut State University (19-8), 7:30 p.m.

No. 5 Wentworth Institute of Technology (16-12) at No. 4 Castleton State College (16-11), 7:30 p.m.

Semifinals – SaturdayMarch 2, 2013 at (Highest remaining seed’s arena)

No. 1/No. 8 winner vs. No. 4/No. 5 winner, Time TBA

No. 2/No. 7 winner vs. No. 3/No. 6 winner, Time TBA

Championship – SundayMarch 3, 2013 at (Highest remaining seed’s arena)

Two Semifinal Winners, Time TBA