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Mass. College Lax: Saturday Afternoon Roundup

By Matt Noonan 

It was a gorgeous Saturday for lacrosse and below are various scores and game summaries.

Men’s Lacrosse

No. 1 Loyola 15, Boston University 6: Alex Paroda‘s first goal in the opening session provided the Terriers with its only lead before the Greyhounds responded with a 4-0 run, which provided them the lead for good. BU’s Cal Dearth finished with two points (one goal, one assist), while Tyler Zickel recorded 14 saves.

Merrimack 11, Pace 10 (OT): Andrew Vivian‘s second goal at 1:08 in overtime sealed a road win for the Warriors. Vivian finished with three points on two goals and one assist. Dom Madonna finished the contest with a season-best 17 stops.

Bentley 8, Assumption 7 (OT): Cutler Dimond‘s strike with 3:26 remaining in overtime provided the Falcons with an exciting win in Waltham. Diamond recorded three points on two goals and one assist, while David Phelps netted a hat trick. Peter Gersbeck paced Assumption with a hat trick. 

Tufts 25, Amherst 12: John Uppgren recorded five goals and two assists and Beau Wood registered four goals and three helpers as the Jumbos defeated the Lord Jeffs in Medford. Aaron Mathias netted four goals for Amherst, while Quinn Moroney recorded two goals and three assists

Women’s Lacrosse:

No. 6 Boston College 20, Virginia 9: Covie Stanwick and Mikaela Rix recorded a game-high six points to lead the Eagles past the Hokies in Newton.

LIU Post 11, Stonehill 9: Kelsey Shannahan netted a hat trick and Brooke Rudden recorded three points on one gold and two assists, but it wasn’t enough to lift the Skyhawks to a non-conference win.

Bentley 11, Assumption 8: Taylor Lunden sparked a 5-0 run in the second half that pushed the Falcons ahead for good. Bentley received four goals from Ellie Shuman, while Assumption’s Amy McNeil netted a game-high and season-high seven tallies.

Amherst 15, Tufts 9: The Lord Jeffs extended their current winning streak to 11 as they defeated the Jumbos in Amherst and improved to 8-0 in NESCAC play. Krista Zsitvay paced Amherst with five goals on five shots, while Tufts’ Caroline Ross finished with four tallies.

Mass. College Lax: Assumption Wins Third Straight, Tops So. NH 10-9

By NoontimeSports.com 

Courtesy of the Assumption College sports information department, here’s this evening’s release about the men’s lacrosse team, which defeated Southern New Hampshire this afternoon. The Greyhounds have now won three straight contests. Here’s the release:

Worcester, Mass. (March 15) — For just the sixth time in 30 all-time meetings, the Assumption College men’s lacrosse team defeated Southern New Hampshire by a 10-9 final in Northeast-10 Conference play at the Multi-Sport Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Sophomore Connor Munisteri (Setauket, N.Y./Ward Melville) got the Hounds on the board just 1:06 into the opening quarter as he tallied an unassisted goal for his third score of the season. After junior Jeremy Buckley tied the game for the Penmen with 11:27 left in the first, juniors Peter Gersbeck (Wading River, N.Y./Shoreham-Wading River) and Garrett Smith (East Syracuse, N.Y./East Syracuse Minoa) scored within 20 seconds of each other for the 3-1 advantage. Penmen junior Phil LaTorre closed the first quarter with a man-up goal, followed by the second goal of the game from Buckley that opened the second and tied the game at 3-3. The teams stayed within one goal of each other during the entire second quarter before Assumption eventually took a 5-4 lead into the halftime break. Junior Paul Curran (Wading River, N.Y./Shoreham-Wading River) scored a man-up goal for his eighth score of the season as Munisteri assisted on the go-ahead tally.

Junior Ty Martina (Marshfield, Mass./Marshfield) extended the lead to 6-4, followed by a man-up score from Smith for Assumption’s largest lead of the game at 7-4. The goal, which was assisted on by Curran, is Smith’s league-leading 18th of the year and ninth in the last two games. Southern New Hampshire came roaring back though as sophomore Cameron Joyce scored twice, along with the third goal of the season from senior Rob Murray to tie the game at 7-7 with 1:22 left in the third.

Munisteri put the hosts in front to stay with 47.4 seconds left, firing a low bouncing shot from just outside the goalie circle for his second goal of the game and an 8-7 lead heading to the final period. Martina opened the fourth-quarter scoring with a rocket into the upper left hand corner for his second goal of the game and the 9-7 edge. Murray closed the game to 9-8 with 9:55 left and the Penmen nearly tied the game with six minutes remaining. LaTorre fired a shot from close range on Assumption freshman goalie Matt Comerford (Reading, Mass./Reading Memorial), who made the initial save and then knocked away the rebound as it was just about to cross the goal line.

Curran gave Assumption some breathing room with 4:27 left as he scored while falling to his knees just left of the net for the 10-8 advantage, but the Penmen made it interesting in the final minutes. On a delayed penalty call on the Hounds, SNHU’s Joyce completed his hat trick as he scored off a pass from Murray with 59.8 seconds remaining. Joyce nearly tied the game with 10 seconds left, but Comerford turned aside the shot for his 16th stop of the game to preserve the one-goal victory in his first career start.

Martina led the Hounds with three goals and one assist, along with two goals and three assists from Curran. Munisteri had two goals and an assist and Smith added a pair of goals. Joyce posted a hat trick in the loss, along with two goals each from Murray and Buckley and two assists by LaTorre.

Assumption sophomore Nick Guarino (Avon, Conn./Avon) won 14-of-23 faceoff attempts to key the Hounds attack as Assumption was also successful in 16-of-20 clear attempts. The Hounds outshot the Penmen 42-30 in the game, converted 2-of-5 extra-man opportunities and forced 19 SNHU turnovers. Guarino had a team-best nine ground balls as well as the Hounds finished the game with 29.

Comerford finished his first career start with 16 saves in the victory, while SNHU senior Morgan Weireter had 14 stops as he falls to 0-3.

With the win, Assumption improves to 3-2 overall and 1-1 in Northeast-10 play after its third straight victory, while the Penmen remain winless at 0-3 overall and 0-1 in the league.

Assumption is back in action on Wednesday, March 19th as the Hounds host Saint Rose for a 4 p.m. start at the Multi-Sport Stadium.

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: Assumption Tops Bentley On Senior Day, 7-6

By NoontimeSports.com 

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

Worcester, Mass. (April 13) — On Saturday afternoon, the Assumption College men’s lacrosse team held off a late Bentley University rally for a 7-6 victory over the Falcons on Senior Day at the Multi-Sport Stadium. The win is just the second Assumption win over the Falcons in the all-time series.

Prior to the game, seniors Casey Marren (Derby, Conn./Notre Dame), Connor MacNeil (Wayland, Mass./Wayland) and Pat Trainor (Webster, Mass./Saint John’s) were honored as part of the 2013 Senior Day ceremony.

Assumption jumped on top just 2:28 into the game as sophomore Ty Martina (Marshfield, Mass./Marshfield) tallied his ninth goal of the season, off an assist from MacNeil. Freshman Connor Munisteri (Setauket, N.Y./Ward Melville) extended the lead out to 2-0 on his first goal of the season just 40 seconds later. The Falcons answered though with even-strength goals from Bobby Hinds and Tim Matheson to tie the game at 2-2 with four minutes left in the quarter. Sophomore Garrett Smith (East Syracuse, N.Y/East Syracuse Minoa) put the Hounds back in front 13 seconds later as he fired a shot from the left side for his 19th goal of the season. The score was set up by a faceoff win by freshman Nick Guarino (Avon, Conn./Avon) as he picked up the ground ball and fired the pass to a streaking Smith for the goal. Nick Astarita tied the game again on his sixth goal of the season to make it a 3-3 margin after one.

The second quarter was all Greyhounds as Assumption received goals from Martina, sophomore Peter Gersbeck (Wading River, N.Y./Shoreham-Wading River) and Munisteri to outscore the Falcons by a 3-1 margin in the period for the 6-4 halftime lead.

Following a scoreless third quarter, Smith pushed Assumption ahead to its biggest lead of the game at 7-4 with 11:29 left in the game. Matt Dente cut the lead down to 7-5 with 8:08 left before Dan Keefer scored his first goal of the season to cut the edge down to just one with 50 seconds left. Assumption regained possession and called timeout with 16 seconds left before killing off the remaining seconds for the one-goal win.

Smith, Martina and Munisteri each posted two goals, along with two assists from junior Ian Mack (Avon, Conn./Avon). For Bentley, six different players found the back of the net, along with six separate players recording an assist.

Assumption was nearly perfect in clear attempts, clearing 18 of 19 attempts. Ground balls were even at 28 each, while Bentley held a 9-6 edge in faceoffs.

Sophomore goalie Will Contento (Marshfield, Mass./Marshfield) made nine saves in the win, while Jarrod Dillon turned aside eight shots in the loss.

With the win, the Hounds improve to 2-8 overall and 2-6 in Northeast-10 play, while the Falcons fall to 2-7 overall and 2-6 in the league.

Assumption is back in action on Wednesday, April 17th as the Hounds play host to Pace University for a 4 p.m. start at the Multi-Sport Stadium.

Mass. College Lax: Assumption Men’s Earns First Win

By NoontimeSports.com 

Courtesy of the Assumption College sports information department, here’s yesterday’s release from the men’s lacrosse game. The Greyhounds picked up their first win of the season by defeating American International, 10-8. Here’s the recap:

Worcester, Mass. (April 6) — Led by a hat trick from sophomore Ty Martina (Marshfield, Mass./Marshfield) and a 13-save effort from goalie Will Contento (Marshfield, Mass.), the Assumption College men’s lacrosse team picked up its first win of the season with a 10-8 victory over visiting American International College on Saturday afternoon.

With the win, Assumption improves to 1-7 overall and 1-5 in the Northeast-10. The victory is also the first win at Assumption for first-year head coach Keith Loftis.

Sophomore John Greco (Setauket, N.Y./Ward Melville) got the Hounds on the board just 56 seconds into the opening quarter for the 1-0 lead. The majority of the period was controlled by the Yellow Jackets though as the visitors outshot Assumption by a 12-6 margin in the quarter. Zak Guenther got the scoring started for AIC as he tied the game at 1-1 with 5:13 left in the period. Sophomore Bobby Spano scored an even-strength goal just 1:09 later to take the lead, followed by a man-up goal from Spano with just 1:48 on the clock for the 3-1 margin after one.

The Hounds quickly tied things up in the second as the first of Martina’s three goals came with 11:57 left in the half. Senior Connor MacNeil (Wayland, Mass./Wayland) tied the game at 3-3, but that was short-lived as the Yellow Jackets scored twice in just over a minute to regain control at 5-3. The Hounds inched closer in the final minutes of the half as sophomore Garrett Smith (East Syracuse, N.Y./East Syracuse Minoa) took a pass from sophomore Tim Casey (Shrewsbury, Mass./Shrewsbury) for his 17th goal of the season and a 5-4 halftime score.

After Spano extended the lead back to 6-4, the Hounds put together a three-goal scoring run and eventually took the lead at 7-6 with 10:20 left in the third on the second goal of the game from MacNeil. Spano tied the game for a final time with three minutes left in the third before Martina put Assumption ahead to stay on a diving goal with 50 seconds remaining in the period.

Sophomore Peter Gersbeck (Wading River, N.Y./Shoreham-Wading River) scored twice in the first four minutes of the final quarter to extend the lead to 10-7 as the Hounds came away with the eventual 10-8 win. Spano scored his fifth and final goal of the game with 1:39 left to account for the final scoring margin.

While Contento made 13 saves for the Hounds in the win, American International netminders Roger LeDoux and Alexis Buque combined for 11 stops in the loss.

Assumption won 12-of-21 faceoffs in the game, all of which were won by freshman Nick Guarino (Avon, Conn./Avon). The Hounds were effective in clears as well, converting 13-of-15 chances while forcing seven AIC turnovers on clear attempts as the Yellow Jackets converted just 8-of-15 opportunities. Assumption held a 45-42 edge in ground balls, led by a team-high six each from Contento and Guarino. Senior Pat Trainor (Webster, Mass./Saint John’s) led the Hounds with a pair of caused turnovers as five different players forced Yellow Jacket turnovers.

Spano led all goal scorers for AIC with five goals, while Guenther posted two goals and two assists in the defeat. The Yellow Jackets were also effect in their man-up offense, converting 2-of-3 opportunities, which all came in the opening half of play.

Assumption is back in action on Tuesday, April 9 as the Hounds travel to Adelphi University for a 4 p.m. start in Garden City, N.Y. The Panthers are ranked No. 2 in this week’s USILA Division II National Poll.

With the loss, American International falls to 2-9 overall and remains winless in Northeast-10 play at 0-7.