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