Tag: Springfield Women’s Lacrosse

Mass. College Lax: Highlights From Endicott-Springfield (VIDEO)

By NoontimeSports.com 

Endicott College’s women’s lacrosse team earned their first NCAA tournament win yesterday as the Gulls defeated Springfield College, 4-3.

Courtesy of the Gulls YouTube channel, below is a video of Endicott’s final defensive series, which helped them escape with the victory.

Mass. College Lax: Selection Show Sunday Times

Tufts won its fourth straight NESCAC crown this afternoon as the Jumbos defeated Wesleyan University! (Photo Credit: Matt Noonan for NoontimeSports.com)

By Matt Noonan 

Nine lacrosse teams secured automatic bids for the upcoming NCAA tournament, which starts this week and below are the conference tournament champions:

A 10 – UMass Women’s Lax

CCC – Endicott Women’s Lax & WNE Men’s Lax

GNAC – Lasell Women’s Lax

MASCAC – Bridgewater State Women’s Lax

NECC – Regis Women’s Lax

NESCAC – Tufts Men’s Lax

NEWMAC – Springfield Women’s Lax

Pilgrim League – Springfeld Men’s Lax

The NCAA will unveil the brackets for this year’s tournaments this evening, and five of the six selection shows will be aired on NCAA.com. The Division I men’s show, though, will be seen on ESPNU at 9 p.m. Below are the selection show times:

* Division II Men’s Lax — 7:30 p.m.

* Division II Women’s Lax — 8 p.m.

* Division I Women’s Lax — 9 p.m.

* Division III Women’s Lax — 9:30 p.m.

* Division III Men’s Lax — 10 p.m.

Mass. College Lax: Springfield Earns Important Win Against Wellesley, 15-7

By NoontimeSports.com 

Courtesy of the Springfield College sports information department, here’s this afternoon’s release from the women’s lacrosse game:

Springfield, Mass. – April 13, 2013 – The Springfield College women’s lacrosse team picked up an important conference win on Saturday morning as it defeated Wellesley College, 15-7, on Stagg Field in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) showdown.

Springfield boosts its record to 8-6, 3-2 in league play, while the Blue even its record at 6-6, 1-3 in conference action.

For Springfield, Connie Nielsen tallied four goals, while Michelle Dorsey and Kelly Gallo each recorded hat tricks. Meghan Flangan recorded two goals and an assists, and Jennifer Thomas picked up four ground balls. Anne Versprille was solid between the pipes, registering 11 saves.

Brit Mscisz led Wellesley with four goals, while Meredith Roy snagged a game-high five draw controls. Claire Canty tallied a goal, an assist, and three draw controls, and Tya Logan was credited with seven saves in the loss.

The Pride netted the first two goals of the game on unassisted strikes from Nielsen and Flanagan in the opening 9:06 of the game.

Mscicz answered 21 seconds after Flanagan’s marker with an unassisted goal of her own before Springfield built a comfortable lead with the game’s next four goals. The Pride took advantage of three free-position goals, including two from Dorsey and another from Flanagan, to go along with a tremendous shot from Gallo that stung the top right corner to own a 6-1 advantage with 6:54 to play. Wellesley tacked on the final goal of the first half, with Mscicz converting a Allison Robbins feed towards the crease with 1:43 on the clock.

Neilsen buried two goals in the first 2:29 of the second half as Springfield’s lead grew to 8-2. However, Wellelsey answered with goals from Roy and Mscisz to creep within four, forcing the Pride into a timeout.

Out of the break, Springfield seized control for good, scoring four unanswered and six of the game’s next seven goals, en route to a 14-5 lead with 5:04 on the clock. Five different players found the back of the cage in the spurt, with Colleen Keeley’s goal capping off the surge.

Mscisz and Robbins sandwiched another Gallo goal in the final 4:30 to wrap up the day’s scoring.

The Prie finished the game with a 30-23 edge in shots, while both team won 12 draws. Springfield committed just eight turnovers in the contest, compared to the Blue’s 16.

Springfield will play its final non-conference game of the season on Tuesday evening when it hosts Connecticut College at 6:00 pm.

Mass. College Lax: Williams Snaps Springfield’s 4-Game Winning Streak

By NoontimeSports.com 

Courtesy of the Springfield College sports information department, here’s this evening’s release from the women’s lacrosse game. the Pride, which started the season on a four-game winning streak, fell to Williams College, 9-2. Here’s the recap:

Springfield, Mass. – March 12, 2013 – Despite jumping out to an early 2-0 lead, the Springfield College women’s lacrosse team surrendered the next nine goals to lose for the first time this season to visiting Williams, 9-2, on a rainy Tuesday at Stagg Field.

Williams improves to 2-0, while the Pride drop to 4-1.

Both Michelle Dorsey and Connie Nielsen scored the Pride, while Ellie Getchel had a standout game defensively, causing eight turnovers. Anne Versprille was tested all night between the pipes, making 14 stops for the home squad. The Pride struggled on its clears all night, going just 13-for-28, including just 5-for-14 in the second half.

Williams held a 33-12 advantage in shots, including an 18-3 cushion in the second stanza. Rebecca McGovern led all players with five points on two goals and three helpers. Nancy Palmer, Sam Weinstein, and Emily Whicker each scored twice, while Weinstein caused five turnovers and McGovern won four draws. Ali Piltch needed to make six saves to earn the win.

The Pride opened up a 2-0 lead, scoring a pair of goals 11:43 thanks to a free-position goal from Nielsen and an unassisted strike from Dorsey.

However, Williams closed out the half scoring four unanswered goals to head into the break with a 4-2 advantage. Weinstein kick started the run, scoring after she caused a turnover on a Springfield cleary at 17:32, before Palmer converted on the crease off a great look from McGovern at 14:19.

Goals from Whicker and Bridget Malicki at 5:09 and 2:31 completed the first-half scoring as Williams was able to take advantage of the Pride converting just 8 of its 14 clear attempts.

McGovern continued Williams scoring burst, netting a free position goal just 1:06 into the second stanza. The Ephs put the game away for good with three goals in a 4:44 span as markers from Weinstein, McGovern, and Palmer put the visitors up 8-2 with 12:42 left in regulation. Whicker tacked on the game’s final goal at 4:09.

Springfield will next play when it travels to Florida for Spring Break. The Pride will play Oswego on Sunday at 10:00 am before battling William Smith on Tuesday, March 19.

Mass. College Lax: Springfield Tops Roger Williams, Improves To 4-0

By NoontimeSports.com 

Courtesy of the Springfield College sports information department, here’s this afternoon’s release from the women’s lacrosse game against Roger Williams. The Pride defeated the Hawks, 17-5, and improved to 4-0 on the season. Here’s the recap:

Springfield, Mass. – March 10, 2013 – The Springfield College women’s lacrosse team outscored visiting Roger Williams 12-3 over the final 33:05 of the contest to cruise to a 17-5 victory on Sunday afternoon in non-conference action at Stagg Field.

The Pride continue one of the finest starts in program history, improving to 4-0 on the year. The Hawks dropped their second straight to fall to 1-2.

Allie Davis led all players with six points on four goals and two assists, while Michelle Dorsey added three goals and an assist to go along with three draw controls and a pair of caused turnovers. Kelly Gallo netted a hat trick and Colleen Keeley recorded a goal and two helpers in the second half. Anne Versprille played just over 47 minutes between the pipes, earning the win as she gave up three goals while making three saves. Carley Elkin made her first collegaite appearance, making two saves in the final 12:24.

The Hawks were led by the duo of Kelsey Rahilly and Kristen Pingree, who each posted three points in the loss. Mackenzie Logan and Danielle Neagle each had three draw controls, and Justine Sullivan made six saves in goal.

Davis had a dominant showing in the opening 30 minutes of play, totaling three goals and two assists for home squad. Springfield opened up a 5-0 advantage in the opening 20:23, using two markers from Davis, and strikes from Dorsey, Meghan Flanagan, and Danielle Kaprielian.

The Hawks scored their first goal of the afternoon after Neagle stuck a shot on the run into the lower corner with 6:08. RWU got within 5-2 on a nice finish from Jessica Searl just 3:08 later, only to have Dorsey and Davis close out the first half scoring to give Springfield a 7-2 advantage heading into the locker room.

Gallo scored just 22 seconds into the second half to jump start a run of seven-straight goals by the Pride to begin the stanza. Rahilly would eventually score the Hawks first goal in nearly 15 minutes on an unassisted strike at the 18:36 mark. Mary Kate Jaeger’s first career goal gave Springfield its largest cushion at 17-3 with 5:31 on the clock, but goals from Rahilly and Pingree in the final 1:46 closed out the afternoon’s scoring.

Springfield will play its final game before heading to Florida for Spring Break when it hosts Williams on Tuesday evening at 6:30 pm.