Courtesy of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy sports information department, here’s this afternoon’s release from the men’s lacrosse game:
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Junior Ryon Lynch (Frederick, Md.) netted a pair of goals and two assists to lead Springfield to a 15-4 Pilgrim Lacrosse League victory over Massachusetts Maritime Saturday afternoon at Stagg Field.
The host Pride (5-7, 3-0 Pilgrim) scored all 10 goals in the opening half of play to take control of the contest, including a pair of man-up markers off the stick of sophomore Bryce Serriello, and after freshman C.J. Hanson (Melrose, Mass.) got the visiting Buccaneers (2-8, 0-3 Pilgrim) on the board 4:34 after intermission with a man-up marker, Springfield tallied four more scores, including Lynch’s second of the day, to ice its triumph.
Senior Jon Santer (East Longmeadow, Mass.) added a pair of tallies in the victory for Springfield, which also received two goals and an assist each from junior Matt Fleisher (Franklin Lakes, N.J.) and freshman Brendan Boss (West Springfield, Mass.). Junior Kevin Freeman (Minisink, N.Y.) also netted two goals on the day for the Pride, who also received a marker and two assists from sophomore Kevin Sainte (Belmont, Mass.) as well as a tally and helper from freshman Tony LaGuerre (Shrub Oak, N.Y.). Junior Connor Nash (Burnt Hills, N.Y.) also scored in the win for the hosts, who also received assists from junior Devin Abad (East Longmeadow, Mass.) and sophomores Jamey Conley (Waltham, Mass.) and Matt Dalton (Somers, N.Y.).
Hanson tallied twice in the setback for Massachusetts Maritime, which also received goals from freshmen Matthew Montuori (Framingham, Mass.) and Pat Clifford (Norwood, Mass.) as well as single assists off the sticks of sophomore Drew Prowse (Wakefield, Mass.) and freshman Anthony Kurylak (Rye, N.Y.). Junior Robert Maher (Katonah, N.Y.) picked up the win in goal for Springfield with four first half saves, while junior Kevin MacBride (Merrick, N.Y.) and freshman Kevin Ostrom (Barnstable, Mass.) combined for three second half stops for the hosts. Junior Paul Painten (Walpole, Mass.) made 18 saves through the first three quarters of action for Massachusetts Maritime, which received four fourth quarter stops from freshman James Klose (Ellicott City, Md.) as the Pride outshot the Buccaneers by a 56-22 margin for the contest while holding a 19-3 advantage in face-offs on the day.
Massachusetts Maritime travels to Cobleskill, N.Y. on Monday afternoon to take on SUNY-Cobleskill in a non-league match that begins at 4:00 p.m., while Springfield travels to Worcester, Mass. on Wednesday evening to take on Clark in a Pilgrim Lacrosse League outing beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Tufts had six players named to the USILA 2012 Div. III All-American team on Wednesday! (Photo Credit: Matt Noonan for NoontimeSports.com)
By Matt Noonan
On Wednesday, the United State Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association unveiled its 2012 All-American Div. III team. 15 players from the state of Massachusetts were selected to this particular team, and their names have been provided below:
Kevin McCormick (Tufts University)
Matt Callahan (Tufts University)
Nick Rhoads (Tufts University)
Pat White (Western New England College)
Beau Wood (Tufts University)
Corey Johnson (Western New England College)
Sean Kirwan (Tufts University)
Evan Redwood (Amherst College)
Mike Delia (Springfield College)
Shane Ferguson (Springfield College)
Sam Diss (Tufts University)
Aaron Harris (Western New England College)
Sam Ozycz (Endicott College)
Brewster Knowlten (Western New England College)
Robert Maher (Springfield College)
Springfield College Pride (Photo Credit: LaxJournal.com)
By Matt Noonan
On Tuesday, Noontime Sports caught up with Springfield College’s men’s lacrosse head coach Keith Bugbee to discuss the current season.
On The Season Thus Far: “I’m really enjoying the season. I’ve got a good bunch, got 11 seniors, a really strong leadership group this year, [and] they seem to play very consistent, come to play every day, work hard every day. I feel like we’re playing mature lacrosse right now – seem to be taking good care of the ball on the offensive end, playing aggressive defense, seem to understand the importance of playing well consistently. And I feel good about this – with only a couple losses there were great games, and [against Bowdoin College] that was a one-goal game, and that was tied every quarter, could have gone either way. The Endicott [College] loss, we jumped out right away, I think we stuck our first couple shots, and I thought we outplayed them – but we’re a little bit young on the attack end, they’re maturing as the season [progresses] – I’ve had some teams that I’ve really liked in the past, and this is a team that I feel like is one of those teams that is really fun to work with [every day].”
On Springfield’s Defense: “We started three senior defensemen, which helps a lot [because] they’re really doing well together, they’re clicking together, they’ve spent some time to get help. [Our goaltender] Robert Maher has really taken over – physically he’s number two in the country – save percentage – and that’s not hurting anyone. We’ve played some combination zones this year, a little bit of zone, a little bit of man-to-man, kind of mix them up a little bit, and I think as the season goes on we’re just getting better at helping each other. I think [from playing zone] it’s helped our man-to-man defense, it just seems to have a better concept of just help defense, and they believe in themselves, they’re starting to click together.”