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D3 Lax: Johnson & Wales Women’s Lacrosse Picked To Capture The GNAC

JWU WLAX SOCIAL

By NoontimeSports.com (@NoontimeSports) 

It was announced on Tuesday (Feb. 13th) that the Johnson & Wales University women’s lacrosse team was projected to capture the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC), per the conference’s preseason coaches’ poll.

The Wildcats secured seven of 11 first-place votes while Lasell College, which checked-in second overall, secured a pair of first-place nods. Saint Joseph’s (Maine) also earned a pair of first-place nods, too – the Monks slid into the third position, while Mount Ida College and Emmanuel College rounded out the top five, checking in fourth and fifth, respectively.

Simmons College, Regis College and Norwich University secured the sixth, seventh and eighth positions, respectively, while Rivier and Alberts Magnus checked-in ninth and 10th overall. Saint Joseph (Conn.) secured the final position, checking in 11th overall.

Johnson & Wales captured the GNAC crown last season by defeating Simmons, 19-5, thanks to an impressive nine-point performance (five goals, four assists) from Maria Patane, who was selected to the All-Touyrnament Team. Lydia Knapp was also named to the All-Tournament Team, while also being named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) after recording five points on four goals and one assist.

The Wildcats advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first-time in program history last May, but saw their historic 2017 campaign conclude against Babson College. Johnson & Wales concluded its season with a school record 16-5 mark and will certainly be a team to watch in New England this spring.

Johnson & Wales will commence its 2018 campaign on Saturday, February 24 with a trip to UMass Dartmouth – opening draw is scheduled for 12 p.m.

Mass. College Lax: GNAC WLAX Tournament Preview & Schedule

By Matt Noonan 

The Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) women’s lacrosse tournament begins this afternoon with three local squads competing for a championship.

One of the teams – Emmanuel College – enters the tournament as the top seed after concluding its conference slate 10-0. Kristen Tuleja leads the Saints in points (72) and goals (48). She recorded eight points in two games this season and matched Sarah Wooten with 24 helpers. Lauren White, the team’s goaltender, saved 102 shots this season and yielded 113 goals. White also won 12 games this season, too.

The Saints will begin tournament play against University of Saint Joseph (Conn.) at 7 p.m. in Boston. Emmanuel defeated the Blue Jays earlier this season, 16-12. Emily Baker led the Blue and Gold with a hat trick, the first of her collegiate career, while White picked up her 10th career victory.

Lasell College will host Rivier University at 3:30 p.m. in Newton. The Lasers concluded its regular season slate 9-7 overall and 7-3 in conference play. Lasell defeated Rivier earlier this season, 18-9. Britney Wuorio led all players with 10 points on six goals and four assists, while Ashlee Pechulis netted five goals on five shots.

Wurio is fourth in the conference in goals (48), but the top point scorer with 96. She’s posted 11 points in two games this season, along with 10 points, which occurred against the Raiders. The Bolton, Mass. native has compiled 415 points over four seasons with the Lasers and will look to extend her team’s season with a win this afternoon.

Simmons College, which earned the sixth seed for the tournament, will travel to Norwich University for its first-round contest at 7 p.m. The Sharks won three of its final four contests, but fell to the Cadets earlier this month, 12-3. Norwich led Simmons at the break, 7-3, but pushed ahead for good by scoring five more goals in the second session.

Crystal Derosier, Simmons’ goaltender, is fourth in the conference in save percentage (46.6%). She posted one shutout earlier this season against Anna Maria and deflected a season-high 21 shots in a 15-11 win over Regis College.

The final GNAC contest pits St. Joseph’s (Maine) against Johnson & Wales (R.I.). That particular clash is slated for a 7:30 p.m. start.

GNAC Women’s Lax Tournament Schedule:

QUARTERFINALS

* Rivier @ Lasell, 3:30 p.m. (Tuesday, Apr. 22)

* St. Joe’s (Conn.) @ Emmanuel, 7 p.m. (Tuesday, Apr. 22)

* Simmons @ Norwich, 7 p.m. (Tuesday, Apr. 22)

* JWU @ St. Joe’s (Maine), 7:30 p.m. (Tuesday, Apr. 22)

SEMIFINALS

* Emmanuel/St. Joe’s (Conn.) vs. Lasell/Rivier (Thursday, Apr. 24)

* Norwich/Simmons vs. JWU/St. Joe’s (Maine) (Thursday, Apr. 24)

FINALS

* Winner of 1st Semifinal vs. Winner of 2nd Semifinals (Saturday, Apr. 26) at the highest seed

Mass. College Lax: Afternoon Roundup (#d3lax)

By NoontimeSports.com 

Here are a few scores and highlights from this afternoon’s Division 3 contests.

Men’s Lacrosse

Tufts 17, Wesleyan 11: John Uppgren and Cole Bailey each recorded five points on three goals and two assists, while Chris Schoenhut registered four points on three goals and one helper as the Jumbos defeated the Cardinals and remained undefeated in the current month. With the win, Tufts improves to 12-2 overall and 8-1 in NESCAC play.

Emmanuel 8, Lasell 7: Tony Cibelli‘s marker at 8:25 in the fourth quarter proved to be the difference as the Saints defeated the Lasers in Newton and finished its conference slate 10-0. Cibelli paced Emmanuel with two strikes, while Austin Lauzier turned away 14 of 21 shots. Andrew Suh paced Lasell with three points on two goals and one assist.

With the win, Emmanuel earned the top spot in the upcoming GNAC playoffs, which begins on Wednesday, April 23.

Endicott 18, Bowdoin 10: Sam Scoba‘s tally with 2:14 remaining in the opening stanza provided the Gulls with the lead for good as the Gulls soared past the Polar Bears in Beverley. Harrison Cotter led all players with eight points on seven goals and one assist, while Cameron Bell turned away 12 of 20 shots. 

WNE 14, UNE 9: Adam Knapton‘s man-up strike at 8:44 sparked a 5-0 run, which helped the Golden Bears pick up its sixth conference win. Knapton finished with six points on four goals and two assist.

Women’s Lacrosse

Lasell 18, Albertus Magnus 3: Jen LemoineBridget Doherty and Stefanie Welch each recorded hat tricks as the Lasers concluded its regular season slate with a victory over the Falcons. Lasell will return to action on Tuesday when they take on Rivier University in the first-round of the GNAC playoffs. The winner will face either Emmanuel or St. Joseph’s (Conn.) on Thursday in the semifinals.

Simmons 11, St, Joe’s (Maine): Greer Gilbert scored on a free position with 5:13 remaining in the second session as the Sharks defeated the Monks and closed out its regular season slate with a win. Gilbert recorded a team-high four goals in the win. Simmons will return to the turf on Tuesday when they travel to Norwich University to take on the Cadets in the first-round of the GNAC playoffs. The winner will meet St. Joe’s (Maine) or Johnson & Wales on Thursday, April 24. 

Amherst 13, Williams 6: Priscilla Tyler‘s goal at 26:48 in the second half jumpstarted an 8-0 run to seal the win as the Jeffs defeated the Ephs in Williamstown. Tyler finished with six points on five goals and one assist, while Williams received two tallies from Alyssa Amos

Tufts 7, Wesleyan 5: Kali DiGate initiated 4-0 run by recording a strike at 17:34 in the second half, which helped the Jumbos pick up an important conference road win. DiGate finished with two goals, while Caroline Ross registered three points on two strikes and one helper. 

Wheaton 14, Smith 7: Leila Mills netted four goals, Brooke Sabol recorded four points on three helpers and one marker as the Lyons defeated the Pioneers and earned the top seed for the NEWMAC playoffs. The Lyons will play the winner of Mount Holyoke-MIT next Saturday, April 26 in the semifinals at 12 p.m. Jessica Lillquist and Rachel Silveria both recorded hat tricks for Smith.

WNE 19, UNE 11: Taylor Scialdone recorded six goals and one helper, while Jessica Scannapieco registered four assists and three strikes as the Golden Bears picked up a conference road win and improved to 16-0 overall. This particular win also was WNE’s 22nd consecutive regular season victory (streak began last season).

Mass. College Hoops: Monday Roundup

By Matt Noonan 

Below are scores and highlights from this evening’s men’s and women’s basketball games.

Men’s Basketball

Westfield State 84, Newbury 41: Dan Tessier led all scorers with 19 points as the Owls defeated the Nighthawks in Brookline. Eric Watson paced Newbury with 7 points.

Emerson 71, Wheelock 63: Four Lions scorers recorded 12 points or more, including Michael Thorpe, who registered 19 points as Emerson defeated the Wildcats for the third straight season. Wheelock’s Anthony Williams led all scorers with 28 points, while also recording 11 boards.

Women’s Basketball:

Simmons 62, Fisher 50: The Sharks eight-game skid came to an end, thanks to 19 points from Jen Janiak and 15 points off the bench by Ashley McAdams.

Westfield State 67, Suffolk 51: Gabby Felix finished with a double-double of 24 points (game-high) and 10 boards as the Owls defeated the Rams and earned their sixth win of the season. Shelby Santini paced Suffolk with 19 points.

Brandeis 73, UMass Boston 35: Maria Jackson led all players with 18 points, while also two steals and one assist as the Judges evened their overall mark at 5-5. Chantel Jordan led UMB with eight points off the bench.

Framingham State 71, Albertus Magnus 56: Alycia Rackliffe netted a team-high 19 points, while Kristen Hoffman scored 17 points as the Rams defeated the Falcons in Framingham.

Mass. College Lax: GNAC Women’s Quarterfinal Pairings

By Matt Noonan 

The Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) women’s lacrosse tournament starts this afternoon with eight teams competing for spots in the quarterfinals. Below are this afternoon’s games and times:

Mount Ida at Lasell College — Game is scheduled for a 3:30 p.m.

Norwich at Emerson College — Game is scheduled for 6 p.m.

Rivier at Simmons College — Game is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Emmanuel at St Joseph’s (ME) — Game is scheduled for 8 p.m. at Scarborough High School