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D2 Lacrosse: New England Top 5 Men’s & Women’s Polls (March 11th, 2019)


By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @NoontimeLax

With a new season of New England Division II lacrosse underway, it is time to unveil our first men and women’s top five polls of the season, as well as our teams on the rise, too.

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New England Men’s D2 Top Five Poll | Monday, March 11th, 2019 

1. Merrimack College

2-1, 0-0 NE10

2. Saint Anselm 

0-1, 0-0 NE10

3. Bentley University

2-0, 0-0 NE10

4. Assumption College

2-2, 0-1 NE10 

5. Southern New Hampshire 

2-2, 1-0 NE10

On the Rise: Franklin Pierce and Saint Michael’s 

New England Women’s D2 Top Five Poll | Monday, March 11th, 2019 

1. Assumption College

4-0, 1-0 NE10 

2. Bentley University

2-0, 1-0 NE10

3. New Haven 

2-1, 1-0 NE10

4. Merrimack College

1-3, 1-0 NE10

5. Stonehill College 

3-1, 0-1 NE10

On the Rise: Franklin Pierce and Saint Anselm 

Mass. College Lax: Brown, Bastien Leads Bentley Past So. N.H., 12-9

By NoontimeSports.com 

Courtesy of the Bentley University sports information department, here’s this evening’s release from the women’s lacrosse contest today against Southern New Hampshire:

WALTHAM, Mass. – Senior Jackie Brown (Brookfield, Conn./Brookfield) had a hat trick and graduate student Taylor Bastien (North Kingstown, R.I./North Kingstown) notched five more assists to help the Bentley women’s lacrosse team to a 12-9 win over Southern New Hampshire on Wednesday night.

The win is the second straight and fourth in five games for the Falcons, who improve their Northeast-10 record to 5-4 and overall record to 6-7. The Penmen fall to 2-7 in NE-10 play and 4-10 overall.

After Southern’s Alexa Allen scored the game’s opening goal 2:20 in, Bentley never trailed again after senior Carolyn Kynoch (Ashland, Mass./Ashland) tied it up 51 seconds later. But Southern did keep it close until Bentley pulled away over the final 10 minutes.

The Falcons took a 7-4 lead into halftime and pushed their lead to 8-4 after Brown’s third of the game just 21 seconds into the second half. But a 3-0 run by the Penmen that took over 12 minutes brought them to within 8-7 after freshman Taylor Graf scored at the 12:40 mark.

But Bentley responded with a decisive 4-0 run. Sophomore Tori Cerny (Olney, Md./Good Counsel) got it started, scoring with 10:05 to play. Goals also came from sophomores Kelsey Howard (Scarborough, Maine/Scarborough) and Erin O’Connor (Longmeadow, Mass./Longmeadow) and Bastien during the run. The last goal of the run by Bastien came with 5:45 to play and gave Bentley a 12-7 lead.

Bastien had four of her five assists in the first half, including assists on three of Bentley’s first four goals. She now has 34 on the season.

The Falcons will go for their third straight win on Saturday when they host Franklin Pierce for a 12:00 pm start.

Mass. College Lax: Saturday Afternoon Roundup

By Matt Noonan 

It was a busy Saturday in the lacrosse world and below are various outcomes and results.

Men’s Lacrosse

Towson 6, UMass 5: Joe Seider‘s third quarter tally pushed the Tigers ahead for good. UMass trimmed the deficit with a Jeff George goal roughly five minutes after Seider’s marker, but that was the closest the Minutemen would get.

Army 8, BU 7: Trailing 8-4 in the fourth quarter, the Terriers rallied, but only scored three goals, which wasn’t enough to defeat the Black Knights. Adam Schaal paced the Terriers with two goals and one helper, while Christian Carson turned away six shots.

Merrimack 15, So. N.H. 6: Tim Towler paced the Warriors with four strikes, while Mike PerdieCorey Davidson and Max Allen each netted two goals as the Warriors cruised to their sixth win of the season.

Tufts 18, Hamilton 3: John Uppgren netted seven goals and dished out one assist, while Cole Bailey recorded five points (two goals, three assists) as the Jumbos cruised to their eighth win of the season.

Amherst 14, Colby 7: Leading at the break, the Lord Jeffs extended their lead by outscoring the Mules, 9-4, in the second half, which helped them earn their eighth win of the season. Amherst’s Quinn Moroney finished with nine points on four goals and five helpers, while Devin Acton netted four goals.

Wesleyan 8, Williams 7: Quentin Dellafera‘s unassisted strike with 42 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter propelled the Cardinals to a one-point win over the Ephs. Thomas Fowler paced Williams with two goals, while Dan Whittam turned away eight shots.

Springfield 10, MIT 8: Trailing 8-7 with 7:24 remaining in the fourth quarter, Springfield rallied with two goals from Dylan Sheehan and one from Ryon Lynch to secure their second conference win of the season. Lynch and Sheehan each recorded two goals and two helpers, while MIT received two goals and two assists from Harris Stolzenberg.

Regis 14, Johnson & Wales 9: Nicky Rodrigo and Peter Leighton combined for eight goals and five assists as the Pride picked up their eighth win of the season.

Endicott 26, Gordon 6: Kyle Weber recorded nine points on six goals and three assists, while Harrison Cotter and Colin Bannon combined for eight goals and four assists as the Gulls soared past the Fighting Scots in Beverley. Jordan Heckelmann and Roger Evans each scored two goals for Gordon.

Women’s Lacrosse:

BC 13, Duke 11:  Sarah Mannelly and Covie Stanwick each netted five goals as the Eagles edged the Blue Devils in North Carolina.

Stonehill 7, Le Moyne 6: Kelsey Shannahan‘s free position strike at 18:08 in the second half pushed the Skyhawks ahead for good. The Dolphins did net two additional tallies after the strike, but were unable to tie the contest. Stonehill’s Lizzie Lane and Mikayla Couch each recorded two goals in the win.

Tufts 9, Hamilton 8: Caroline Ross recorded four points on three goals and one helper, Brigid Bowser recorded two goals and two assists as the Jumbos defeated the Continentals in Medford.

Endicott 10, Gordon 4: The Gulls extended their current winning streak to eight games as they defeated the Fighting Scots in Beverley. Emily Whitney and Kirsten Thor combined for six goals and one assist, while Ryan Socolow turned away eight shots.

Amherst 12, Colby 5: Rachel Passarelli netted a hat trick, while Christy Forrest recorded nine saves as the Jeffs defeated the Mules and extended their current winning streak to nine games.

Williams 13, Wesleyan 5: Nancy Palmer recorded five points on four goals and one assist as the Ephs defeated the Cardinals in Connecticut.

Mass. College Lax: Assumption Wins Third Straight, Tops So. NH 10-9

By NoontimeSports.com 

Courtesy of the Assumption College sports information department, here’s this evening’s release about the men’s lacrosse team, which defeated Southern New Hampshire this afternoon. The Greyhounds have now won three straight contests. Here’s the release:

Worcester, Mass. (March 15) — For just the sixth time in 30 all-time meetings, the Assumption College men’s lacrosse team defeated Southern New Hampshire by a 10-9 final in Northeast-10 Conference play at the Multi-Sport Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Sophomore Connor Munisteri (Setauket, N.Y./Ward Melville) got the Hounds on the board just 1:06 into the opening quarter as he tallied an unassisted goal for his third score of the season. After junior Jeremy Buckley tied the game for the Penmen with 11:27 left in the first, juniors Peter Gersbeck (Wading River, N.Y./Shoreham-Wading River) and Garrett Smith (East Syracuse, N.Y./East Syracuse Minoa) scored within 20 seconds of each other for the 3-1 advantage. Penmen junior Phil LaTorre closed the first quarter with a man-up goal, followed by the second goal of the game from Buckley that opened the second and tied the game at 3-3. The teams stayed within one goal of each other during the entire second quarter before Assumption eventually took a 5-4 lead into the halftime break. Junior Paul Curran (Wading River, N.Y./Shoreham-Wading River) scored a man-up goal for his eighth score of the season as Munisteri assisted on the go-ahead tally.

Junior Ty Martina (Marshfield, Mass./Marshfield) extended the lead to 6-4, followed by a man-up score from Smith for Assumption’s largest lead of the game at 7-4. The goal, which was assisted on by Curran, is Smith’s league-leading 18th of the year and ninth in the last two games. Southern New Hampshire came roaring back though as sophomore Cameron Joyce scored twice, along with the third goal of the season from senior Rob Murray to tie the game at 7-7 with 1:22 left in the third.

Munisteri put the hosts in front to stay with 47.4 seconds left, firing a low bouncing shot from just outside the goalie circle for his second goal of the game and an 8-7 lead heading to the final period. Martina opened the fourth-quarter scoring with a rocket into the upper left hand corner for his second goal of the game and the 9-7 edge. Murray closed the game to 9-8 with 9:55 left and the Penmen nearly tied the game with six minutes remaining. LaTorre fired a shot from close range on Assumption freshman goalie Matt Comerford (Reading, Mass./Reading Memorial), who made the initial save and then knocked away the rebound as it was just about to cross the goal line.

Curran gave Assumption some breathing room with 4:27 left as he scored while falling to his knees just left of the net for the 10-8 advantage, but the Penmen made it interesting in the final minutes. On a delayed penalty call on the Hounds, SNHU’s Joyce completed his hat trick as he scored off a pass from Murray with 59.8 seconds remaining. Joyce nearly tied the game with 10 seconds left, but Comerford turned aside the shot for his 16th stop of the game to preserve the one-goal victory in his first career start.

Martina led the Hounds with three goals and one assist, along with two goals and three assists from Curran. Munisteri had two goals and an assist and Smith added a pair of goals. Joyce posted a hat trick in the loss, along with two goals each from Murray and Buckley and two assists by LaTorre.

Assumption sophomore Nick Guarino (Avon, Conn./Avon) won 14-of-23 faceoff attempts to key the Hounds attack as Assumption was also successful in 16-of-20 clear attempts. The Hounds outshot the Penmen 42-30 in the game, converted 2-of-5 extra-man opportunities and forced 19 SNHU turnovers. Guarino had a team-best nine ground balls as well as the Hounds finished the game with 29.

Comerford finished his first career start with 16 saves in the victory, while SNHU senior Morgan Weireter had 14 stops as he falls to 0-3.

With the win, Assumption improves to 3-2 overall and 1-1 in Northeast-10 play after its third straight victory, while the Penmen remain winless at 0-3 overall and 0-1 in the league.

Assumption is back in action on Wednesday, March 19th as the Hounds host Saint Rose for a 4 p.m. start at the Multi-Sport Stadium.

Mass. College Hoops: NE-10 Men’s First-Round Roundup

By Matt Noonan 

The Northeast-10 Conference commenced its 2014 men’s and women’s basketball tournaments this evening and below are the local scores and summaries.

Men’s Basketball

So. NH 68, AIC 53: Trailing 25-20 at the break, the Penmen rallied by outscoring the Yellow Jackets, 48-28, en route to a 13-point first-round victory. With the win, Southern New Hampshire will travel to Southern Connecticut State University on Sunday, March 2 for a 3 p.m. tip-off. AIC was led by Spencer Braithwaite, who finished with 13 points and eight rebounds. Jason Perrier and Janek Schmidkunz each recorded 12 points, respectively.

Bentley 93, Saint Rose 79: Keegan Hyland poured in a game-best 25 points, while Andrew Shaw added 24 points as the Falcons soared past the Golden Knights. Bentley will return to the hardwood on Sunday, as they travel to New Hampshire to take on St. A’s, tip-off is scheduled for 3 p.m.

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