Chris Cardoso registered a double-double of 12 points and 11 rebounds as Worcester State commenced its 2018-19 campaign with an 87-81 win earlier this morning against Clark University in the fourth annual Midnight Madness.
The early morning win for the Lancers was the program’s first against the Cougars in the Midnight Madness series, which began in 2015 with Clark scoring an 83-78 win at home that season.
Tyler Dion led the Lancers with a team-high 21 points, while Clark’s Biko Gayman tallied a game-high 23 points. Brendan Kittredge chipped in 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Red and White.
Worcester State led Clark, 39-30, at the break, while the Cougars outscored the hosts, 51-48, in the second half.
The Lancers return to the hardwood on Sunday when they visit Roger Williams for a 2 p.m. tip-off, while Clark heads to Newbury College on Monday for a 7 p.m. start.
Games to Watch in New England D3 Hoops (Thursday, Nov. 8th, 2018)
MBB: Albertus Magnus at Anna Maria, 6 p.m.
WBB: Stevens at Western Connecticut, 6 p.m.
WBB: Bay Path at Mount Holyoke, 6 p.m.
MBB: Springfield College at Western New England, 7 p.m.
WBB: MIT at Simmons College, 7 p.m.
WBB: Fitchburg State at Rivier, 7 p.m.
WBB: Emerson College at Gordon College, 7 p.m.
MBB: Roger Williams at Coast Guard Academy, 7 p.m.
MBB: Fitchburg State at Rhode Island College, 7 p.m.
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It was an exciting finish last night in New London, Connecticut as the Coast Guard Academy men’s lacrosse team stunned the second-ranked Wesleyan University Cardinals in overtime by a score of 10-9.
The win was the Bears’ third-straight of the 2018 season. Prior to defeating the Cardinals, CGA topped Eastern Connecticut (15-7) and Norwich University (17-1).
“The guys are pumped,” Coast Guard Academy coach Ray Le Forte said one day after his team’s exciting win. “(And) so is the campus, too.”
Coast Guard led Wesleyan, 9-8, with 5:24 remaining in the final session, but the Cardinals evened the score (9-9) and forced an extra session, thanks to a man-up goal from Christian Barker.
The Bears would counter 32 seconds into the extra session with Anthony Wyler, who rifled a shot from the top of the zone to secure an exciting and impressive one-goal victory.
Wyler concluded the contest with three goals and one assist, while Riley McNulty chipped in four goals and one assist. The game-winning goal was set-up by Matty Johnson, who concluded last night’s contest with one goal and one assist.
Tuesday’s win is certainly impressive one for a fourth-year program that has grown tremendously since its initial collegiate season in 2015.
Coast Guard Academy is coming off a 10-6 win season from a year ago, which saw the Bears win a program-best four New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) games.
The Bears will look to continue its early season momentum on Saturday, March 10 when they face Goucher Collegeat 1 p.m. A few days later, the Bears will take on Ithaca College on Tuesday, March 13th at 1 p.m. with the contest taking place in Virginia Beach.
The Bears will begin conference play later this month when they host Clark University on Saturday, March 31 at 1 p.m.
And one team the Bears will see later this season is Emerson College, which is also off to an impressive 3-0 start.
The Lions began their 2018 campaign with an impressive and hard-fought 13-12 win over Mount Ida College in double-overtime before defeating Lyndon State (7-4) and Albertus Magnus (10-9).
Emerson was initially scheduled to compete against Nichols College tomorrow (Thursday, March 8th), but due to this week’s nor-easter, the game has been postponed.
The Lions will return to action next Tuesday (Mar. 13th) when they host Thomas College at 6 p.m.
“We’re definitely starting to get there,” said Emerson coach Matt Colombini. “We have a lot of young talent and the returners that have been through it for a year now and know what we’re really expecting (of this program) and what being a college lacrosse player is, and they have turned the corner with that stuff.”
Colombini seems quite content about his team’s early season success, but knows his squad must keep the focus on playing a complete 60 minutes.
“I am excited to see in a couple weeks as we keep (working toward our goal of playing a complete game) where we end up and what our final product really looks like,” he said.
So far, Emerson has received some solid contributions from Jared Brush (13 goals, three assists) and Cameron Radenberg (two goals, nine assists). Additionally, a pair of first-years, Joe Meyers and Stevie Powers, have also contributed on the offensive end – the duo has combined for 12 points on seven goals and five assists, while Bailey Kennedy has also performed quite well between the pipes with 24 saves.
Following the team’s contest against Thomas, Emerson will face some challenging non-conference foes in Dean College, Wentworth and UMass-Dartmouth. All three games – and yes, four, counting Thomas – will be good tests for the Lions, who hope to keep their early season momentum going later this spring.
“I think this year we have made the schedule much more challenging to get ready for NEWMAC games,” said Colombini. “The teams we have played (thus far) have been pretty good, but they have all been close, grind-it-out type of games, so at least we are finding a way to win right now, which is good.”
The team’s initial win over Mount Ida was certainly impressive – perhaps it could be a game these Lions will look back on as motivation for more success later this season.
Four New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) tournament games took place this evening and below are this evening’s outcomes.
Men’s Basketball: No. 4 WPI 95, No. 5 Wheaton 76: Aaron Todd netted 15 of his 21 points in the second half as the Engineers defeated the Lyons in Worcester to secure a spot in this weekend’s semifinals. WPI’s Jake Wisniewski concluded the game with 17 points – he netted 14 points in the first half – while Wheaton’s Ryan Fogarty matched Todd with a team-high 21 points.
Women’s Basketball: No. 2 WPI 72, No. 7 Coast Guard Academy 42: Meg Donovan came off the bench and netted a team-high 14 points, while Maura Buckley and Stasha Greenalch combine for 21 points – both student-athletes each netted double-figures – as the Engineers defeated the Bears of Coast Guard in Worcester. Coast Guard’s Micaela Martinelli netted a game-high 19 points, including five trifectas.
Women’s Basketball: No. 3 Babson 85, No. 6 Emerson 57: Katherine Tamulionis was one of three Babson players to net double figures – she concluded the game with 19 points – as the Beavers defeated the Lions in Babson Park. Quinn Madden paced Emerson with a team-high 12 points.
Women’s Basketball: No. 5 MIT 66, No. 4 Springfield 55: Dolly Yuan netted a season-best 26 points to lead the Engineers past the Pride in Springfield. MIT secured the lead for good by racing out to a 20-11 advantage after one quarter before securing a 36-27 lead at the break. Springfield’s Alex Goslin concluded the game with a team-high 15 points.
Four days after their initial game of the 2017 season was postponed due to Mother Nature, the Emerson College men’s lacrosse team picked-up its first win of the season, defeating Thomas College, 10-3, on Wednesday evening at Rotch Field in Boston, Massachusetts.
Cameron Radenberg highlighted the Lions’ opening night win, netting five goals on 13 shots, while dishing out an assist for six points. The sophomore attack concluded the contest with two ground balls and one caused turnover.
Emerson’s Jack Markwordt scored the team’s initial goal of the contest in the opening session, which jumpstarted a four-goal run. Thomas halted the spurt with a man-down tally from Colby Blondin, but the Lions would respond with a pair of second quarter goals to secure a 6-2 lead at the break.
Radenberg, who netted just two goals in the first half, would tack on three more – one in the third and two in the fourth, which helped the Lions push ahead for good.
Fernando Gutierrez also located the back of the net in the second half, depositing his lone strike of the contest with 6:39 remaining in the fourth. The goal was set-up by Paul Seguin, who concluded the contest with a trio of helpers.
Wednesday’s win provided first-year head coach Matt Colombini with his initial victory on the sidelines – this is his first-ever collegiate victory as a head coach.
Emerson returns to action next Wednesday, March 15th when they host Anna Maria College with face-off scheduled for 6:00 p.m.
The Babson College women’s basketball team provided head coach Judy Blinstrub with her 600th win last night as the Beavers defeated Emerson College, 72-51.
Babson is now 19-4 overall and 13-1 in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play.
Blinstrub, who has been the head coach of the Beavers since the 1984-85 season, becomes the seventh active coach and 14th all-time in Division III to reach 600 victories, as noted in Wednesday evening’s release.
Over the past few seasons, Blinstrub has guided the Green and White to six NCAA Tournament appearances, along with six NEWMAC Conference Titles.
Following their win over the Lions, the team posed for a photo (as seen above), holding ‘600’ win cards with the tenured head coach.