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: Wednesday D3 Roundup

By NoontimeSports.com 

There were a slew of Division 3 contests that occurred this afternoon and below is the various scores and summaries.

Men’s Lacrosse

No. 11 Endicott 14, UNE 5: Harrison Cotter recorded a hat trick, as well as provided the Gulls with the lead for good as he broke a 5-5 tie at halftime with a strike in the third quarter, which sparked a 9-0 run. Kyle Weber also recorded a hat trick, while Cameron Bell stopped five shots.

Regis 9, Anna Maria 4: Nicky Rodrigo registered five points (four goals, one assist) and provided the Pride with the lead for good when he netted an early second quarter strike, which sparked a 5-0 run. Lucas Stralka paced the AMCATs with three goals.

Babson 14, Medaille 7: John Harrison registered a hat trick, while Spencer Low, Scott Doten and Kyle Barsalou combined for six goals as the Beavers snapped a three-game skid.  

Women’s Lacrosse

No. 2 Trinity 10, Springfield 4: Emily Fowler recorded two goals, while Heather Raniolo and Michelle Dorsey each recorded one strike, but it wasn’t enough to lift the Pride past the second-ranked Bantams. Raniolo finished with four draw controls, while Dorsey added two helpers.

No. 4 Cortland State 17, Tufts 7: Caroline Ross recorded four points (three goals, one assist), while Kali DiGate and Gabby Horner each recorded two goals, but it wasn’t enough to slay the Red Dragons.

Wesleyan 10, Wheaton 5: Katy Ananian deflected a season-best 16 shots, while Leila Mills registered two goals, but it wasn’t enough for the Lyons to overcome 7-3 halftime deficit.

  

Mass. College Lax: Late Afternoon Roundup

By Matt Noonan 

Here are today’s late afternoon and early evening contests.

Men’s Lacrosse

Babson 12, Skidmore 5: Spencer Low recorded five goals and one assist, while Adam Daroff turned away nine shots as the Beavers earned their first win of the 2014 season.

No. 10 Dowling 12, Assumption 4: Kevin McElhone provided the Golden Lions with the lead for good when he netted his second of six goals in the first quarter as Dowling downed Assumption in Worcester. The Greyhounds received goals from Garrett SmithIan MackTy Martina and Peter Gersbeck.

Mount Saint Vincent 12, Anna Maria 3: The Dolphins netted five goals in the first 15 minutes to secure their first win of the season. Rex Wall scored the AMCATs’ first goal of the season at 7:44 in the second, which halted a seven-goal spurt. Wall netted his second goal of the season in the third, while Lucas Stralka registered the team’s final tally at 7:31.

Mass. College Lax: Hoyt Leads Mount Ida Past Anna Maria, 15-12

By NoontimeSports.com 

Courtesy of the Anna Maria College sports information department, here’s this afternoon’s release from the men’s lacrosse game:

Paxton, Mass. – Senior Jason Baker (Billerica, Mass.) poured in a game high six points (5 goals, 1 assist) but it wasn’t enough for the AMCATS as they dropped a highly contested men’s lacrosse match 15-12 to visiting Mount Ida College in Great Northeast Athletic Conference action on Saturday afternoon at AMCAT field.

The AMCATS fall to 5-8 overall and 2-5 in conference action while Mount Ida moves to 7-7 (6-1 GNAC) on the season.

Joining Baker on the stat sheet was teammate Lucas Stralka (East Greenwich, RI) who added three goals and an assist for AMC and seniors Chris Summers (Long Valley, NJ) and Rod Henriques (Saugus, Mass.) who each tallied a goal and an assist. Sophomore Nathan Batallas (Baldwinville, Mass.) had a strong game on defense notching 6 ground balls on the day.

Mount Ida was paced by JT Hoyt’s (Westfield, Mass) five tallies, while sophomore Michael Trocchi (Danvers, Mass.) dished out five assists on the day. Freshman attack Michael Markevich (Westminster, Mass.) contributed a hat trick and junior Zach Rosen (East Greenwich, RI) had two goals and three assists in the win.

Mount Ida’s Phil Pichel scored with five seconds remaining in the first period to give the Mustangs a 3-2 advantage after one. Batallas and Stralka pushed across goals for AMC in the first fifteen.

Rosen and Hoyt would open up the scoring in the second frame for Ida, giving the Mustangs a 5-2 advantage, however AMCAT Jason Baker would notch a natural hat trick around a Markevitch goal to cut the deficit to 6-5. The Mustangs would poke in two late goals to maintain an 8-5 lead at the intermission.

The Mustangs would notch four unanswered goals in the first half of the third quarter to build a 12-6 lead. AMC’ s Stralka would fine freshman Scott Henry in the slot and then tip the twine himself to get the AMCATS within five at 12-7.

Trailing 13-7, Jason Baker would tally a pair of unassisted goals for the AMCATS to cut the lead to 13-9 with 8:34 to play. The team would trade a pair of goals and Chris Summers would score late for AMC for the 15-12 final.

Anna Maria returns to action on Tuesday night when they host Becker College in a GNAC match-up starting at 7:00pm. It will be senior night for Anna Maria.