Mass. College Lax: Saturday Afternoon/Evening Scoreboard

By Matt Noonan 

There were some very important conference games that occurred this afternoon and below is our afternoon and evening roundup.

Men’s Lacrosse 

Yale 11, Harvard 10 – Despite two late tallies each by Ian Ardrey and Jack Walker, the Crimson still couldn’t complete their comeback as the Bulldogs defeated Harvard in Cambridge. With the loss, Harvard’s season concludes with a 6-8 overall mark.

No. 7 Merrimack 16, Assumption 11 – Greg MeLaugh tied a school-record with nine goals in three quarters as Warriors defeat the Greyhounds and claimed a share of the regular season Northeast-10 crown with Adelphi.

Roger Williams 9, Wentworth 8 (OT) – Ian Powers scored the game-winner 3:08 in overtime to lift the Hawks past the Leopards in the first round of the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) tournament. With the win, Roger Williams advances to Wednesday’s semifinals against Western New England. Alec Paradis paced Wentworth with five points (three goals, two assists).

Norwich 9, Mount Ida 7 – Ian Thomas halted the Mustangs rally with his third strike of the afternoon at 1:20 in the fourth as the Cadets defeated Mount Ida and claimed the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) crown. Nick YacuzziMichael Markevich and Phil Pichel netted two goals, respectively, for Mount Ida.

No. 9 Tufts 14, Bate 10 – The Jumbos outscored the Bobcats, 7-2, in the third as Tufts defeated Bates and secured a spot in next weekend’s New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) semifinals. Chris Schoehut led the Powder Blue and White with five goals, while Andrew Fiamengo finished with four goals.

No. 6 Middlebury 19, Amherst 9 – Jon Broome and Scott Redmond each scored two goals in the opening frame, which provided the Panthers the lead for good as Middlebury defeated Amherst and punched its ticket to the NESCAC semifinals. Devin Acton led Amherst with three goals.

UMass Dartmouth 11, Plymouth State 6 – Dennis Healy recorded four points (three goals, one assist), while Justin Lawless and Todd Davis each netted two strikes as the Corsairs defeated the Panthers.

Women’s Lacrosse 

University of New England 11, Gordon 10 – Hannah Tavella‘s 63rd goal of the season at 6:52 in the second lifted the Nor’easters past the Scots in the first round of the CCC tournament. With the win, UNE advances to Wednesday’s semifinals against Endicott College. Jessica Castelline led Gordon with six points (four goals, two assists).

Curry 14, Roger Williams 12 – The Colonels outscored the Hawks, 9-2, in the second half as Curry defeated Roger Williams and secured a date with Western New England on Wednesday in the CCC semifinals. Mel Brickley led Curry with five strikes, while Haley Carey and Deanna Monfredo each finished with hat tricks.

Babson 11, Wheaton 8 – Jameson Sprang netted the go-ahead goal with 5:30 remaining in the second as Beavers defeated the Lyons and punched their ticket to New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) championship. Charlotte De Santis led Wheaton with five points (three goals, two assists), while Sprang finished with a hat trick.

Springfield 14, Mount Holyoke 9 – Michelle DorseyColleen Keeley and Meghan Flanagan each recorded a hat trick as the Pride defeated the Lyons in the NEWMAC semifinals. Mount Ida’s Molly Macdonald led all scorers with four strikes.

No. 1 Trinity 12, Tufts 8 – First-year Molly Cox scored a career-high four goals as the Bantams defeated the Jumbos and secured a spot in next weekend’s NESCAC semifinals. Kerry Eaton led Tufts with three strikes.

No. 8 Colby 11, Amherst 3 – The Mules outscored the Lord Jeffs, 8-2, in the second half, which helped them secure a first round win the NESCAC tournament and spot in the semifinals. Caroline HollidayElizabeth Ludlow and Hillary Densen each scored one goal for Amherst.

Worcester State 14, Fitchburg State 13 (OT) – Jackie Connors netted two of her four goals during the extra session as the Lancers defeated the Falcons in their final regular season contest. Jessica Bartlett and Lindsey White paced Fitchburg State with five tallies, respectively.

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.