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Mass College Lax: Great Moments From 2013 Season

It's time to celebrate some great moments from this past college lacrosse season, including WNE's championship win against Endicott! (Photo Credit: Matt Noonan for NoontimeSports.com)

It’s time to celebrate some great moments from this past college lacrosse season, including WNE’s championship win against Endicott! (Photo Credit: Matt Noonan for NoontimeSports.com)

By NoontimeSports.com 

To begin our 2012-13 college sports wrap up, we decided to start with a list of great moments from this past lacrosse season that will be remembered. And even if you don’t recall these games next year or the year after, I am sure someone at Noontime Sports will.

So, without further ado, here’s our list of games, enjoy! And as always, feel free to share your thoughts on Facebook and Twitter (@NoontimeSports or @NoonSportsBlog) or email (NoontimeSports@gmail.com).

Wheaton Beat Eastern Connecticut For The First Time Since 1996: Behind five goals and four assists, Wheaton’s Matthew Hillman, who secured a spot on the single-game scoring list, fifth all-time, helped the Lyons defeated the Warriors, 12-11. Hillman’s fifth goal proved to be the difference to despite a late tally by the Warriors. The win snapped a four-game skid for the Lyons.

Tufts’ Defense Fends Off Middlebury: This was the first and only Jumbos game I covered, but it was a great one. The Panthers jumped out to an early lead, which the Jumbos erased, but it was Tufts’ defense that secured the midseason victory by fending off a few equalizer attempts during the final minutes. Middlebury used a 5-1 run to come within one point, but again, the Jumbos defense did their job. Dan Leventhal paced the Powder Blue and White with four tallies.

Melaugh Ties Merrimack School-Record: On Senior Day, Merrimack senior Greg Melaugh tied a school-record by netting nine goals in only three quarters while adding two helpers. The Warriors went onto defeat Assumption College, 16-11.

BU Rallies Past Harvard Under The Lights: The Terriers final contest in March was certainly an exciting one as they outscored the Crimson, 7-3, in the final frame to claim a 12-11 victory. Sydney Godett clinched the win with a strike off a free possession with 11 ticks remaining. Godett finished the contest with two tallies, while Danielle Etrasco led the Red and White with four goals.

Vandervelde Leads Harvard Past Penn In OT: Entering the final frame, the Crimson led the Quakers, 6-3. However, Harvard’s cushion evaporated after a 4-1 run by Penn, which forced an extra session. Yet, once overtime commenced, Harvard’s Murphy Vandervelde completed his hat trick, which lifted the Crimson to an 8-7 victory.

Endicott Wins First Playoff Game: After defeating Western New England in the Commonwealth Coast Conference championship, 17-15, Endicott’s women team earned their first postseason victory in program history with a 4-3 win against Springfield College in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Holly Davis, who finished with two goals and one assist, jumpstarted a 3-0 run in the second with one goal and one helper before Springfield closed the gap with a strike from Michelle Dorsey. The Gulls defense stymied the Pride’s attack, especially during the final few minutes, which helped seal the win.

UMass’ Ferris Earns Third All-America Honors: Katie Ferris, who led UMass with 75 points (52 goals, 23 assists), earned her third All-Americas Honors prior to Memorial Day, according to the college’s release. The New York native was named to WomensLax.com’s All-America Team in addition to earning a spot on the IWLCA (Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association) All-America Third Team and the SynapseSports.com All-America Third Team. This is the second straight season that Ferris was a member of each All-Americas teams.

Regis Wins Inaugural NECC Championship: While most games on this list either ended in overtime or with a late rally, this particular contest also needed an additional frame as first-year midfielder Sam Salamone netted the game-winner that helped Regis claim the inaugural New England Collegiate Conference crown against Becker College. Salamone, who hails from Milford, netted a game-best five tallies and finished her first season with the Pride with 116 points (92 goals, 24 assists).

Green, Sullivan Join Stonehill’s 200 Point Club: Kayla Green and Heather Sullivan each recorded their 200th career point in an 18-6 win against Southern Connecticut State in April. Green finished the season with a team-best 89 points (64 goals, 25 assists), while Sullivan ranked second with 75 points (62 goals, 13 assists).

Mass. College Lax: Saturday Afternoon Roundup

Beau Wood jumpstarted a 7-0 run, which lifted Tufts past Amherst! (Photo Credit: Matt Noonan for NoontimeSports.com)

Beau Wood jumpstarted a 7-0 run, which lifted Tufts past Amherst! (Photo Credit: Matt Noonan for NoontimeSports.com)

By Matt Noonan 

It was a busy, but important Saturday for a lot of local teams that’re trying to secure spots for the upcoming conference tournaments and below is our roundup.

Men’s Lacrosse

Harvard 8, No. 14 Penn 7 (OT) – Murphy Vandervelde netted the game-winner 1:18 into overtime on a man-up to provide the Crimson their second consecutive win of the week. Vandervelde led all scorers with a hat trick, while Devin Dwyer finished with four points (one goals, three assists). With the win, Harvard improves to 6-6 overall and 2-2 in Ivy League play.  

No. 4 Merrimack 13, Pace 6 – Corey Lunney finished the contest with seven points (four goals, three assists) as the Warriors cruised to their eighth consecutive victory. Lunney’s seven points matches his effort from last weekend against Souther New Hampshire.

No. 4 Tufts 12, Amherst 8 – Beau Wood jumpstarted a 7-0 run at 6:44 in the first, which provided the Jumbos with the lead for good as Tufts topped Amherst and improved to 11-1 against the Lord Jeffs over the last 10 years. First-year Garrett Clarke netted his first collegiate strike at 11:50 in the fourth.

Endicott 15, Roger Williams 9 – Trailing the visiting Hawks, 7-6, at the break, the Gulls rallied to outscore the visitors, 9-2, during the final 30 minutes to secure their 10th win of the season. Harrison Cotter registered a team-best three tallies, while Jonathan Morgan and Chris Murphy each netted two goals.

UMass Boston 8, UMass Dartmouth 7 (OT) – Ryan McGoff scored seven seconds into the extra session as the Beacons defeated the Corsairs and earned their first Little East Conference win. Dom Fichera paced UMass Boston with five tallies, while UMass Dartmouth’s Adam Niden finished with a hat trick.

Women’s Lacrosse

No. 16 Princeton 11, Harvard 9 – Micaela Cyr registered a hat trick and one helper, but that wasn’t enough to lift the Crimson past the Tigers.

No. 1 LIU Post 15, No. 11 Stonehill 12 – The defending NCAA Division II champions fended off a second half rally by the Skyhawks to claim their 10th win of the season. Heather Sullivan recorded five goals in the setback, while Ashley Armstrong deflected 12 shots between the pipes.

Wheaton 10, Mount Holyoke 9 – Brooke Sabol recorded a season-best four goals, while Charlotte De Santis and Melanie Sharick each netted hat tricks as the Lyons earned their fifth conference win of the season.

No. 10 Amherst 6, No. 17 Tufts 5 – Marta Randall scored the game-winning strike with 13 seconds remaining to lift the visiting Lord Jeffs to victory. Caroline Ross led the Jumbos with two tallies.

Western New England 19, University of New England 18 – Taylor Scialdone registered a game-best nine points (six goals, three assists) as the Golden Bears edged the Nor’Easters in Springfield.

Mass. College Lax: No. 11 Stonehill Fends Off No. 12 Bentley Rally, 13-10

By NoontimeSports.com 

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

EASTON, Mass. – No. 12 Bentley University rallied from 13-7 down to pull within 13-10 late against No. 11 Stonehill, but could not complete the comeback as the Skyhawks emerged victorious in a matchup of top Northeast-10 women’s lacrosse teams.

After a Heather Sullivan goal gave Stonehill a 13-7 lead with 13:00 minutes left in the game, Bentley scored three unanswered to pull within 13-10 with 46 seconds left after a goal by freshman Erin O’Connor (Longmeadow, Mass./Longmeadow).

The first two goals of the run came just 20 seconds apart, starting with Cori Geiger’s (Agawam, Mass./Agawam) goal at the 4:23 mark. That followed a goal by senior Taylor Bastien (North Kingstown, R.I./North Kingstown), her second of the game.

Bentley trailed 8-4 at halftime and made it 8-6 with the first two goals of the half, and 9-7 with 18:13 left in the half, but Stonehill went on a 4-0 run over the next five minutes to lead 13-7.

Bentley drops to 4-2 on the season in the NE-10 and Stonehill improves to 7-2. Bentley is back in action on Thursday night against Saint Anselm.

Mass. College Lax: Saturday Roundup

Alyssa Buffis recored a career-best seven goals, two assists and nine points, which helped the Bison top the Leopards in Boston! (Photo Credit: Nichols College Athletics)

Alyssa Buffis recored a career-best seven goals, two assists and nine points as the Bison topped the Leopards in Boston! (Photo Credit: Nichols College Athletics)

By NoontimeSports.com 

Another Saturday of lacrosse is in the books and below is various game summaries from across the state.

Men’s Lacrosse:

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.

Women’s Lacrosse:

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.

Mass College Lax: Lacrosse Notebook (Apr. 5, 2012)

Wheaton College senior attack Hailey Colburn has been the spark behind the Lyons offense this season! (Photo Credit: Wheaton College Athletics)

By NoontimeSports.com 

It’s Thursday, which means it’s time to unveil this week’s Lacrosse Notebook!

* The Wheaton College women’s lacrosse team has been one of the bigger surprises this season. Senior attack Hailey Colburn has been a major contributor for the Lyons, and has recorded 48 goals and 22 assists in 10 games. Coburn is on par to pass her career totals – her best season with the Lyons was in 2010 – she recorded 52 goals and 26 assists.

* Wheaton College’s women’s lacrosse team has won four of their last five contests, and will attempt to earn their eighth win of the season on Thursday when they travel to Gordon College for a 7:00pm face-off.

* Merrimack College’s men’s lacrosse team hasn’t lost a game all season. The Warriors registered their seventh consecutive victory on Wednesday, as they defeated Saint Michaels, 10-9. Junior Corey Lunney leads the team with 27 points, (22 goals, five assists), while junior and Billerica native Greg Melaugh has recorded 25 points, (16 points, nine assists) thus far.

* The Stonehill College women’s lacrosse team has won seven of their last eight matches, which includes wins against Saint Anselm, Southern Conn., University of New Haven and Bentley University. Junior Kayla Green leads the Skyhawks with 39 points, (27 goals, 12 assists), while junior and Andover native Heather Sullivan has tallied 38 points, (34 goals, four assists).

* According to the recent polls, UMass remains the second best men’s lacrosse team in the nation. The Minutemen haven’t lost a single contest this season, and recently picked up their ninth consecutive victory against Saint Joseph’s on Mar. 31.

* Despite earning two critical road victories against Curry College and Springfield College, Endicott College’s men’s lacrosse team recently fell to non-conference foe Wesleyan on Mar. 31, 11-4. The Gulls are currently 5-4, and 3-0 in the conference.

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