Mass. College Lax Notebook: No. 3 Tufts Rolls Past No. 8 Endicott

Tufts' Cole Bailey recorded nine points this evening, netting five goals and dishing out four assists. (Photo Credit: Matt Noonan/NoontimeSports.com)
Tufts’ Cole Bailey recorded nine points this evening, netting five goals and dishing out four assists. (Photo Credit: Matt Noonan/NoontimeSports.com)

By Matt Noonan 

Third-ranked Tufts University scored an impressive win this evening, downing the eighth-ranked Endicott Colllege, 22-6, in Beverly.

Tufts’ Cole Bailey paced all scorers, including the Powder Blue and White with nine points on five goals and four assists. John Uppgren contributed four goals and four helpers.

Will Jennings led the Gulls with four goals, Kyle Weber netted one marker and Colin Bannon registered one goal and one assist in the setback.

Eight consecutive goals in the opening frame helped the Jumbos secure the lead for good. Uppgren commenced the 8-0 run by locating Zach Richman, who buried the feed past Endicott’s Cameron Bell. Jennings netted a pair in the second for Endicott, including a man-up goal, but the Jumbos countered, netting three consecutive tallies to secure a 13-4 cushion at the break.

Bell turned away 10 of 29 shots and Tufts’ Alex Salazar deflected 16 of 21 attempts. The Jumbos won the battle of the ground balls, scooping 54 grounders, while converting 22 of 25 clear attempts. Conor Helfrich and Ryan Le combined for 21 face-off victories.

Western New England halted Roger Williams’ eight-game winning streak by defeating the Hawks in Springfield, 11-4. Jon Bota led the Golden Bears with a hat trick, Justin Bard and Patrick Dillon netted a pair, and Brandon Body turned away 13 shots between the pipes.

Tim Kelly sliced the four-goal deficit for the visiting Hawks in the second quarter before teammate Jon Gomer brought Roger Williams within one goal at 8:53 in the third quarter. Western New England – leading 4-3 – stretched its advantage with a four-goal run, spanning the third and fourth quarters to push ahead for good.

Trailing 5-2 at the break, the Mount Ida Mustangs rallied with seven third quarter goals to secure an important Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) victory over visiting Lasell College. Mount Ida’s Jon Berry paced the Mustangs with five points on four goals and one assist, while Lucas Stralka dished out a trio of assists. Casey Sullivan led the Lasers with a hat trick and three helpers.

With the victory, the Mustangs find themselves a spot behind first-place Emmanuel College. The Saints, who are 7-0 in conference play, defeated St. Joseph’s College (Maine) in Boston this afternoon by a score of 12-4. Tony Cibelli led the Saints with four goals and one assist.

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Mass. College Lax: Rosen, Hoyt Lead Mount Ida Past Anna Maria, 16-8

By NoontimeSports.com 

Courtesy of the Mount Ida College sports information department, here’s this evening’s release from the men’s lacrosse contest against Anna Maria College:

NEWTON, Mass. – The Mount Ida College men’s lacrosse team defeated the AMCATS of Anna Maria College on Saturday afternoon by a final score of 16-8.  With the win, Mount Ida (9-7, 6-4 GNAC) has solidified the fifth seed in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) and will travel to # 4 Norwich University on Wednesday afternoon in GNAC quarterfinal action.

Before the game, the Mount Ida lacrosse program and athletic department recognized seven senior for their contributions and leadership over the course of their Mount Ida career.  Seniors recognized were Corey Gelbstein (Greenwich, Conn.), J.T. Hoyt (Westfield, Mass.), Zach Rosen (East Greenwich, R.I.), Zach Davis (Old Saybrook, Conn.), Kyle Cordaro (Worcester, Mass.) Brian Lee (Mashpee, Mass.) and Anthony Genualdo (Peabody, Mass.).

Rosen tallied four points in the contest scoring three goals and adding an assist while becoming the 13thmember of the prestigious Mount Ida Lacrosse 100 Point Club.  Hoyt recorded two goals and a helper along with Davis who potted one goal and added two assists.  Gelbstein grabbed six ground balls along with two caused turnovers while Lee scooped up two ground balls.  Cordaro and Genualdo both saw action in between the pipes with both recording four saves each while Cordaro notched his 9th win of the season.

Mount Ida freshman midfielder Jon Berry (Chichester, N.H.) gave the Mustangs the early 1-0 lead just over a minute into the game.  Rex Wall (Osterville, Mass.) knotted things up at 1-1 when he tickled the twine for the AMCATS at the 9:55 mark of the opening quarter.  Rosen, needing just four points to join the 100 Point Club, recorded his first goal of the day off a feed from Chad Coehlo (Salem, Mass.) to put the Mustangs back on top 2-1.  Minutes later Rosen struck again on an unassisted tally that put him within two points of the record books while giving Mount Ida a two goal cushion at 3-1.

As the second quarter got underway Mike Markevich (Westminster, Mass.) upped the Mount Ida lead to 4-1 recording his first of two goals on the afternoon from Berry.  After Markevich’s marker, Mount Ida fired off five straight goals to take the commanding 9-1 lead with 8:40 remaining in the half.  Berry struck again for his second goal of the game off the stick of Rosen who then notched his third goal of the game good for a natural hat trick and putting him into the Mount Ida record books with his 100th point of his career.  Hoyt and Markevich (2) each netted unassisted goals while Anna Maria’s Rodrigo Henriques (Saugus, Mass.) scored his first goal of the contest.  Berry scored a man up goal at the 9:09 mark of the half and freshman midfielder Wyatt Sullivan(Arlington, Mass.) tallied two goals to give the hosts a 12-2 lead at the break.

Mount Ida and Anna Maria opened the third quarter exchanging goals on tallies by Hoyt and Henriques before Paul Studdard (West Haven, Conn.) increased the lead to 14-3 in favor of Mount Ida with 0:34 to go in the third.

Lucas Stralka (East Greenwich, R.I.) netted a hat trick on three unassisted goals to open the fourth quarter for the AMCATS.  Hoyt potted the Mustangs’ second man up goal of the afternoon from Coehlo before Genualdo tallied his first goal of the season to give Mount Ida the 16-6 lead. Henriques and Stralka each scored the final two goals of the game for Anna Maria in the final 5:27 seconds of the GNAC matchup.

The Mustangs went 6-27 on face-offs while Anna Maria went 21-27.  Henriques notched 14 ground balls in the game, most of them coming off the face-off.  Anna Maria was 14-15 on clear attempts while the Mustangs were perfect going 12-12.

Mount Ida will head to Northfield, Vermont on Wednesday afternoon to square off against the Cadets of Norwich University in GNAC quarterfinal action in a rematch of last year’s conference championship; game time has yet to be determined.  Anna Maria finished the season in a tie for 8th place with Albertus Magnus and Johnson and Wales while nearly missing the postseason due to goal differential.

Mass. College Lax: Becker Claims First-Ever Win Over Mt. Ida

By NoontimeSports.com 

Courtesy of the Becker College sports information department, here’s this afternoon’s release from the men’s lacrosse contest against Mount Ida College:

LEICESTER, Mass.- Becker College defeated Mount Ida College 9-8 in Great Northeast Athletic Conference men’s lacrosse action Wednesday afternoon at Alumni Field. The win ups the Hawks record to 11-4 (7-3 GNAC), while Mustangs drop to 8-7 (5-4 GNAC). The win was Becker’s first over Mount Ida in the program’s nine year history.

Becker got on the board 2:04 into the game when Myles White (Norwalk, Conn.) scored his 16th goal of the season. White helped put the Hawks in front 2-0 when he assisted David Deschenes (Gales Ferry, Conn.) on his 38th goal of the season with 8:59 remaining in the first quarter.

Mount Ida cut their deficit to 2-1 when Peter Hardy (Tyngsboro, Mass.) tickled the twine with 5:22 remaining in the opening quarter.

The Mustangs tied the game with 10:29 remaining in the second quarter when Jon Berry (Chichester, N.H.) connected with Wyatt Sullivan (Arlington, Mass.) for the equalizer.

The game remained tied at 2-2 until Becker scored three unanswered goals in 29 seconds, two coming from David Deschenes and one from Blake Boutiette (Burriville, R.I.), giving the Hawks a 5-2 advantage at the half.

The Hawks extended their lead to 6-2 when David Deschenes scored his third goal of the game on an assisted from John DeAngelis (Swampscott, Mass.).

The Mustangs finally ended their scoring drought 4:02 into the third quarter on a Zach Rosen (Greenwich, R.I.) goal. Mount Ida cut the score to 6-4 when Corey Gelbstein (Greenwich, Conn.) launched a clear attempted the length of the field, connecting with Mike Markevich (Westminster, Mass.) for his team leading 22nd goal of the season. Mount Ida continued their rally when Wyatt Sullivan netted his second goal of the game with 3:00 remaining in the third quarter, cutting the Becker lead to 6-5.

Mount Ida tied the game 1:53 into the fourth quarter when Zach Davis (Old Saybrook, Conn.) found Zach Rosen just outside the right post on a man advantage opportunity.  The Mustangs took their first lead of the game with 10:23 remaining in regulation when Jon Berry ripped a shot into the back of the Becker net from ten yards out with a man advantage.

With 8:31 remaining in the fourth, Becker tied the game at 7-7 when Blake Boutiette spun through the Mustang defense for his 12th goal of the season. The Hawks took the lead back with 6:16 on the clock when Myles White found Christopher Bell (Campbell Hall, N.Y.) in front of Mustangs net for his fifth goal of the season.

Mount Ida knotted the game at 8-8 when Zach Rosen scored on a bounce shot with 3:32 remaining in the fourth.

Becker netted the game winner with 2:31 remaining when David Deschenes scored on an underhand shot on an assisted from Myles White, giving the Hawks a 9-8 victory.

Becker goalie Jeffrey Candee (Madison, Conn.) made ten saves, while Kyle Cordaro (Worcester, Mass.) collected 15 stops.

The Mustangs return to action on Saturday, April 19 when they host Anna Maria on Senior Day beginning at 1:00 p.m. The Hawks will await the final seedings for the GNAC Tournament, which begins next Wednesday, April 23.

Mass. College Lax: Rosen Leads Mount Ida Past Albertus Magnus, 16-8

By NoontimeSports.com 

Courtesy of the Mount Ida College sports information department, here’s this afternoon’s release from the men’s lacrosse contest against Albertus Magnus:

NEWTON, Mass. – After suffering their first Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) loss of the year their last time out, Mount Ida College rebounded by using an 11-1 run to defeat Albertus Magnus 16-8 on Saturday afternoon at Alumni Field.

Mount Ida improved to 6-4 (4-1 GNAC) and claimed the first victory in the history of the two programs, as Albertus is in its first year of varsity men’s lacrosse.

Trailing 1-0 with 12:49 left in the first quarter, the Mustangs ripped off six straight goals to seize control of the game, and then outscored the Falcons 5-0 in the second stanza.

Senior Zach Rosen (East Greenwich, R.I.) had a monster day for the home team, tallying a hat trick while also serving up five assists in the victory.

Senior Zach Davis (Old Saybrook, Conn.) also notched a hat trick, while Albertus was led by three goals apiece by Mike Choiniere (Bethany, Conn.) and Greg Buck (Berlin, Conn.).

Mount Ida forced 30 turnovers out of the Flacons, and were led defensively by senior Corey Gelbstein (Greenwich, Conn.), who caused six turnovers and grabbed six ground balls.

Buck took a feed from Choiniere to put Albertus on the board just over a minute into the game, but then six different Mustangs found the back of the net, including freshman Chad Coehlo (Salem, Mass.), who had four assists in the game, and Rosen, who opened the scoring at the 12:49 mark and then assisted on goals by freshmen Jon Berry (Chichester, N.H.) and Peter Hardy (Tyngsboro, Mass.).

Coehlo then turned provider to Davis at the 6:00 minute mark, and scored himself from Hardy after Wyatt Sullivan (Arlington, Mass.) had scored his first of two goals on the day.

By the time Albertus Magnus freshman Austin Burns (Bethany, Conn.) scored at the end of the first period, the Mustangs had a 6-2 edge.

Cole Davis (Chester, N.H.) and Sean Royce (South Windsor, Conn.) got themselves on the score-sheet to open the second quarter, and Royce would add another goal late in the game to boost his tally to six on the year.

Davis, Berry and Rosen netted again before halftime, which showed 11-2 in favor of the Mustangs. J.T. Hoyt (Westfield, Mass.) scored his eighth goal of the year in the third quarter, where Rosen and Davis each marked again as well.

Choiniere opened the third quarter with an unassisted tally and would go on to score a pair of man-up goals for the Falcons in the fourth quarter, but it was too late to change the outcome of the game. Both teams found success with the extra attacker, with the visitors going 5-10, and Mount Ida scoring on both of their attempts.

Freshman Erik Berman (Montclair, N.J.) went 11-18 on face-offs and grabbed six ground balls, helping Mount Ida to a 39-25 edge in that department. Face-off man Justin Bennet (Fairfield, Conn.) won 13 of the 27 draws he took, grabbed six ground balls himself, and also dished out three assists for the Falcons (2-4, 1-3 GNAC).

Senior Kyle Cordaro (Worcester, Mass.) made one stop and allowed just two goals for Mount Ida to earn the victory, while Tyler McElreath (Upton, Mass.) made six stops in the fourth quarter and Anthony Genualdo (Peabody, Mass.) made one save himself in a period of work.

Freshman Brandon Scicchitano (Norwalk, Conn.) stopped 13 shots while dropping to 1-4 on the season in goal for Albertus Magnus, who were outshot 48-35.

Mount Ida went 13-18 on clear attempts, while the Falcons managed 14 successful clears on 24 tries.

Mount Ida steps away from GNAC action on Wednesday night when they welcome Mitchell to town for a 6:30 pm game under the lights at Alumni Field.

Albertus Magnus hits the road in just two days’ time, as they have a date with Becker on Monday night at 7:00 pm.