The Holy Cross women’s lacrosse team fell to Bryant University in their home-opener, 8-7 (OT).
Kate Martino tied the game late in the second half for the Crusaders, which forced an extra session, but the Bulldogs managed to secure their first win of the season with a strike from Kimberley Sniffen with 12 seconds remaining.
Kaitlin Concilio and Sara Hennessey each netted two goals in the setback, while Sarah Weber deflected eight shots between the pipes.
Holy Cross returns to action next Tuesday, February 18 when they travel to UMass for a 3 p.m. start.
Alyssa Buffis recored a career-best seven goals, two assists and nine points as the Bison topped the Leopards in Boston! (Photo Credit: Nichols College Athletics)
Another Saturday of lacrosse is in the books and below is various game summaries from across the state.
Bucknell 16, Holy Cross 9 – Michael Ortlieb, who is the Crusaders goaltender, scored two goals, but that wasn’t enough to spark the visitors as the seventh-ranked Bison improved to 9-2 overall and 3-0 in the Patriot League.
Saint Joseph’s 7, UMass 6 – Matt Whippen and Ryan Izzo netted two goals, respectively, while Will Manny recorded two points (one goal, one assist), but that wasn’t enough to help the Minutemen defeat Hawks in Philadelphia.
Duke 12, Harvard 11 – The Blue Devils sealed the win with a 4-0 run in the fourth as Duke defeated Harvard for the second time three seasons. Murphy Vandervelde recorded a hat trick in the setback, while Peter Schwartz finished with two strikes and two helpers.
Merrimack College 19, Saint Rose 2 – Greg Melaugh recorded a game-best five points (five goals) as the Warriors cruised to their fourth victory of the season.
Pace 9, Bentley University 6 – Jason Knight’s fourth quarter strike brought the Falcons within one with 8:37 remaining, but the Setters responded with two tallies, which secured the win.
Tufts University 16, Trinity College 12 – Andrew Fiamengo recorded five points (three goals, two assists), Beau Wood recorded a hat trick as the Jumbos defeated the Bantams and earned their fifth straight win.
Amherst College 11, Hamilton 6 – The Lord Jeffs three-game losing streak is history as Quinn Moroney’s four points (two goals, two assists) lifted the visitors to their third win of the season.
Wheaton College 11, Clark University 4 – Matthew Hillman recorded a game-best five goals as the Lyons defeated the Cougars and earned their first Pilgrim League victory of the season.
Springfield College 11, WNEC 10 – Ryan Murphy netted four goals, while Ryon Lynch and Bryce Serriello recorded two goals, respectively, as the Pride defeated the Golden Bears.
Boston College 10, Virginia 7 – Sarah Mannelly recorded a hat trick, Mikaela Rix netted two strikes as the Eagles soared past the ninth-ranked Cavaliers in Newton.
Holy Cross 15, Colgate 14 (OT) – Sara Hennessey (three goals, one assist)netted the game-winner on a free possession with one second remaining in the extra session as the Crusaders snapped their four-game skid.
UMass 20, La Salle 11 – Cori Murray, who finished with three goals and three assists, recorded her 100th career point as No. 16/11 UMass defeated La Salle and extended their current winning streak to six games.
Adelphi 12, Stonehill College 5 – The Panthers raced out to a 7-1 lead and never looked back as they defeated the Skyhawks and improved to 9-0 overall and 5-0 in NE-10 play. Heather Sullivan and Kelsey Shannahan led Stonehill with two goals apiece.
Trinity College 13, Tufts University 4 – The Bantams ballooned an 8-0 advantage at the break into a nine-point victory against the Jumbos in Connecticut. Trinity, the reigning NCAA Division III champion, extended its winning streak to 15 games. Kerry Eaton led Tufts with three points (two goals, one assist).
Amherst College 15, Hamilton College 6 – Priscilla Tyler recorded a game-best four points (three goals, one assist) as the Lord Jeffs extended their winning streak to four games.
WNEC 16, Castleton State 11 – Kaitlynn Stevens netted four strikes, while Megan Doyle and Jessica Scannapieco each recorded hat tricks as the Golden Bears topped the Spartans in a non-conference clash.
Nichols College 20, Wentworth 17 (OT) – Alyssa Bufis recorded career-highs with seven goals, two assists and nine points, while teammate Erica Antonison recorded a career-best six goals as the Bison defeated the Leopards in overtime.