Mass. College Lax: Thursday Roundup

By Matt Noonan 

There were a handful of marquee women’s lacrosse contests that occurred this afternoon and evening, and below are their outcomes and summaries.

WNE 21, Lasell 8: Kaitlynn Stevens matched a career-best eight goals as the Golden Bears defeated the Lasers and picked up their 15th consecutive victory and extended their regular-season unbeaten streak to 21 games, which dates back to last season. Bridget Doherty and Taylor Dooley each netted two goals for Lasell. 

No. 3 Amherst 8, Springfield 2: Priscilla Tyler netted four goals and Christy Forrest deflected two shots as the Lord Jeffs defeated the Pride in Springfield. Connie Nielsen and Kelly Gallo each scored one goal for Springfield. 

Mass. College Lax: Farina, Tucci Lead Babson Past Springfield, 16-12 (VIDEO)


The Babson College women’s lacrosse team defeated Springfield College yesterday in NEWMAC play, 16-12. With the win, the Beavers improve to 4-7 overall and 3-0 in conference play.

Kayla Farina paced the Beavers with six points on five goals and one helper, while McKenzie Tucci recorded four points on three goals and one assist.

Springfield received four goals and two assists from Kelly Gallo, along with a hat trick from Emily Fowler.

Below is a highlight package from the contest courtesy of the Babson Athletics YouTube Channel. For more information on the Babson women’s lacrosse team – HOP HERE

Mass. College Lax: Saturday Afternoon Roundup


There were a variety of contests this afternoon and below are the scores and outcomes.

Men’s Lacrosse

Endicott 26, Nichols 8: Mitchell Tapley paced the Gulls with four tallies, while Kyle Webber netted a hat trick. Anthony Verville led the Bison with four goals.

Tufts 21, Conn. College 13: Chris Schoenhut led the Jumbos with seven tallies, while Cole Bailey recorded 11 points (three goals, eight assists) as Tufts defeated the Camels and improved to 7-1.

Springfield 13, Wheaton 5: Bryce Serriello paced the Pride with four goals, while Dom Roberto, Ryon Lynch and Dylan Sheehan each recorded two tallies as Springfield defeated the Lyons in its NEWMAC opener. Barrett Jenness led Wheaton with a hat trick.

Middlebury 8, Amherst 7: Jack Rautiola’s final goal, his third of the contest, provided the Panthers with the lead for good as Middlebury defeated the Lord Jeffs in Vermont. Amherst’s Kane Haffey and Devin Acton combined for five points.

Mitchell 11, Regis 10: The Pride’s five-game winning streak concluded in Connecticut as Regis’ comeback fell short following back-to-back man-up goals from Peter Leighton and Chris Campbell. Leighton led the Pride with four goals, while Billy Stewart netted a hat trick.

Rivier 6, Becker 5: Tom Johnson‘s lone goal with 3:50 remaining the fourth quarter proved to be the difference as the Raiders defeated the Hawks in Leicester. Myles White and John DeAngelis each netted two goals for Becker.

Women’s Lacrosse

Maryland 10, Boston College 9: Erin Collins‘ second goal of the contest provided the Terps with the lead for good as Maryland edged the Eagles at College Park. Sarah Mannelly paced the Eagles with four points (three goals, one assist), while Covie Stanwick and Mikaela Rix each netted two goals.

Adelphi 10, Stonehill 4: The Panthers raced out to 6-1 lead and never looked back as they defeated the Skyhawks and earned its ninth consecutive win. Stonehill, which is 4-4 overall and 3-2 in NE-10 play, received goals from Rebecca MathesonKelsey Shannahan and Mikayla Couch.

Amherst 11, Middlebury 10: Elizabeth Ludlow‘s goal with 3:35 remaining in the second half lifted the Jeffs past the Panthers in Amherst. Mia HaughtonDevin O’ConnorKrista Zsitvay and Meghan Mills each netted two goals in the win.

Endicott 17, Nichols 3: Callie Murphy recorded three goals and three assists, while Ryan Socolow picked up her seventh win between the pipes as the Gulls defeated the Bison in Dudley. Nichols’ Alexa Smith record two goals.

Springfield 17, MIT 4: Connie Nielsen netted a team-high four, while Michelle DorseyEmily RodgersEmily Fowler and Kelly Gallo each recorded hat tricks as the Pride defeated the Engineers in Springfield. Isabella DiDio paced MIT with two tallies.

Tufts 11, Conn. College 9: Gabby Horner and Caroline Ross combined for seven goals, while Rachel Gallimore turned away five shots as the Jumbos defeated the Camels in Connecticut.

Mass. College Lax: Wednesday Roundup

Despite the cold weather, Harvard was able to capture their 2014 home-opener against Holy Cross. (Photo Credit: Matt Noonan/

Despite the cold weather, Harvard was able to capture their 2014 home-opener against Holy Cross. (Photo Credit: Matt Noonan/

By Matt Noonan

There were a few local lacrosse contest that occurred today and below are their outcomes and summaries.

Men’s Lacrosse

Providence 10, Boston University 7: Pat Myers recorded the first hat trick in program history, but it wasn’t enough to lift the Terriers to their first win. The Friars led the Terriers, 7-5, at the break before they pushed ahead for good with two strikes in the third quarter. BU’s Christian Carson finished with 14 saves.

Harvard 17, Holy Cross 9: Deke Burns netted four goals and dished out one assist, while Will Walker recorded a hat trick as the Crimson cruised to their first victory of the season. Terry McKenna netted four goals for Holy Cross.

Keene State 12, Western New England 10: Trailing by three goals at intermission, the Golden Bears rallied by scoring six goals in the third quarter, but the Owls responded with four goals in the final session to secure their first win of the season. Adam Knapton paced WNE with four goals, while Keegan Dudeck registered two goals and one assist.

Women’s Lacrosse

Springfield 19, East Conn. 1: Kelly Gallo recorded four goals and two assists, while Jennifer McDonough netted five goals as the Pride picked up their first win of the season.

Mass. College Lax: Springfield Cruises Past ECSU In Season Opener


Courtesy of the Springfield College sports information department, here’s this evening’s release from the women’s lacrosse season opener. The Pride cruised to a 19-1 victory:

Springfield, Mass. – February 25, 2014 – The Springfield College women’s lacrosse team posted a dominant showing in their opening game of the 2014 campaign, cruising to a 19-1 win over Eastern Connecticut State on Stagg Field Tuesday afternoon.

Kelly Gallo (Westfield, Mass.) led Springfield with six points on four goals and two helpers, while Jennifer McDonough (Holbrook, N.Y.)found the back of the cage five times. Colleen Keeley (Agawam, Mass.) dished out four assists and Connie Nielsen (Sayville, N.Y.)produced two goals and three assists.

Anne Versprille (Franklin, Mass.) was one of three Springfield goalies to play between the pipes and earned the win as she made one save in 30 minutes of action.

Springfield put together a dominating first half to begin its season as it outshot the visitors, 20-2, en route to scoring 11 first-half goals.Gallo opened up the scoring 6:07 into the game after she got free on a roll dodge along the crease for the first mark of Springfield’s season. Just 2:43 later, Keeley delivered a terrific look inside to McDonough to put the hosts up a pair.

The Pride’s lead increased to 4-0 after Michelle Dorsey (Wilbraham, Mass.) and Nielsen fired home free-position strikes, and with just over 10 minutes to play, Emily Rodgers (Durham, N.H.) found the back of the cage.

Over the next 2:30, Springfield poured in four goals, with Keeley, McDonough, Dorsey, and Gallo all scored for the hosts. Kendall Krafick (Danbury, Conn.) added her first collegiate goal with 1:21 on the clock, and Nielsen added her second with 10 ticks left to head into the half with an 11-0 cushion.

Springfield continued its offensive pressure in the second half, with Gallo opening up the scoring just 1:35 in the stanza. The Pride would go on to score the first eight goals of the half before the Warriors finally found the back of the cage with 1:24 left in regulation. Erin Conn (Moriches, N.Y.) finished an Ashley Wolk (Barrington, R.I.) feed to spoil the Pride’s plan for a shutout.

All told, Springfield owned a 32-7 edge in shots and won 14 of the game’s 22 draw controls. Nielsen led all players with five draw controls, while Heather Raniolo (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) scooped up four ground balls.

Springfield will play again on Saturday afternoon when it travels to compete against Roger Williams for a 1:00 pm contest.