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Best Halloween Tweets From New England D3 Athletics

By NoontimeSports.com 

Sure, it maybe the first of November, but Halloween is less than 24 hours old – that is Halloween 2016 to be exact!

In honor of the first of November – well, really, the last day of October, as well as perhaps the most entertaining holiday of the year! – we provide you – the reader – with some of our favorite Trick or Treat tweets from the New England Division III college sports world!



Mass. College Lax: Trio Of D3 Men’s Lax Players Selected In 2016 MLL Collegiate Draft

Conor Helfrich was one of three Massachusetts Division III lacrosse players selected in Friday's MLL Collegiate Draft. (Photo Credit: Matt Noonan/NoontimeSports.com)

Conor Helfrich was one of three Massachusetts Division III lacrosse players selected in Friday’s MLL Collegiate Draft. (Photo Credit: Matt Noonan/NoontimeSports.com)

By NoontimeSports.com 

A trio of Massachusetts Division III men’s lacrosse players was selected yesterday in the 2016 Major League Lacrosse (MLL) Collegiate Draft.

Tufts University seniors John Uppgren and Connor Helfrich were selected by Boston and Denver, respectively. Endicott College’s Cameron Bell was also selected by Boston, too.

Tufts head coach Mike Daly congratulated his two players, tweeting, ‘Congrats to our guys drafted today. Well earned!’

Uppgren has paced all Division III players in scoring the past two seasons, while Helfrich is considered one of the top face-off specialists in the country.

Prior to yesterday’s draft, four members of the Tufts men’s lacrosse program were selected in the MLL Supplementary draft, including Beau Wood, who assisted the Powder and Blue in capturing their second national title in four seasons with a 12-9 win against Salisbury in May 2014.

Bell was the final selection of the Cannons, being picked 67th overall. Tabbed a Preseason All-

American by Inside Lacrosse, Bell won 16 of 20 games last spring, boasting a 9.57 goals against average (GAA) and a .560 save percentage. He also registered a career-high 209 saves, which helped the Gulls go onto capture their eighth Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) crown.

Tufts Lacrosse, Softball & Track/Field Honored By Boston Red Sox

By Matt Noonan 

After winning a pair of team championships (men’s lacrosse and softball), along with an individual Outdoor Track & Field Championship title in the 800m (Mitchell Black), the Tufts University Jumbos were honored last night by the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.

The Red Sox, who played a double-header against the Minnesota Twins, celebrated the Jumbos’ successful spring season prior to the start of the second game as members of each squad posed for a photo in front of home plate.

We are very proud to have another university from New England win more NCAA championships this year and we congratulate both the athletes and coaches,” the Red Sox wrote in their invitation, which was seen on the Tufts Athletics website. 

Below are tweets and photos from last night’s celebration.

Mass. College Lax Notebook: No. 3 Tufts Rolls Past No. 8 Endicott

Tufts' Cole Bailey recorded nine points this evening, netting five goals and dishing out four assists. (Photo Credit: Matt Noonan/NoontimeSports.com)

Tufts’ Cole Bailey recorded nine points this evening, netting five goals and dishing out four assists. (Photo Credit: Matt Noonan/NoontimeSports.com)

By Matt Noonan 

Third-ranked Tufts University scored an impressive win this evening, downing the eighth-ranked Endicott Colllege, 22-6, in Beverly.

Tufts’ Cole Bailey paced all scorers, including the Powder Blue and White with nine points on five goals and four assists. John Uppgren contributed four goals and four helpers.

Will Jennings led the Gulls with four goals, Kyle Weber netted one marker and Colin Bannon registered one goal and one assist in the setback.

Eight consecutive goals in the opening frame helped the Jumbos secure the lead for good. Uppgren commenced the 8-0 run by locating Zach Richman, who buried the feed past Endicott’s Cameron Bell. Jennings netted a pair in the second for Endicott, including a man-up goal, but the Jumbos countered, netting three consecutive tallies to secure a 13-4 cushion at the break.

Bell turned away 10 of 29 shots and Tufts’ Alex Salazar deflected 16 of 21 attempts. The Jumbos won the battle of the ground balls, scooping 54 grounders, while converting 22 of 25 clear attempts. Conor Helfrich and Ryan Le combined for 21 face-off victories.

Western New England halted Roger Williams’ eight-game winning streak by defeating the Hawks in Springfield, 11-4. Jon Bota led the Golden Bears with a hat trick, Justin Bard and Patrick Dillon netted a pair, and Brandon Body turned away 13 shots between the pipes.

Tim Kelly sliced the four-goal deficit for the visiting Hawks in the second quarter before teammate Jon Gomer brought Roger Williams within one goal at 8:53 in the third quarter. Western New England – leading 4-3 – stretched its advantage with a four-goal run, spanning the third and fourth quarters to push ahead for good.

Trailing 5-2 at the break, the Mount Ida Mustangs rallied with seven third quarter goals to secure an important Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) victory over visiting Lasell College. Mount Ida’s Jon Berry paced the Mustangs with five points on four goals and one assist, while Lucas Stralka dished out a trio of assists. Casey Sullivan led the Lasers with a hat trick and three helpers.

With the victory, the Mustangs find themselves a spot behind first-place Emmanuel College. The Saints, who are 7-0 in conference play, defeated St. Joseph’s College (Maine) in Boston this afternoon by a score of 12-4. Tony Cibelli led the Saints with four goals and one assist.

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Mass. College Lax: Wednesday’s Tourney Scoreboard

WNE's Sean Lawton (24) scored one of his team's seven goals against SUNY Cortland on Wednesday evening! (Photo Credit: Matt Noonan)

WNE’s Sean Lawton (24) scored one of his team’s seven goals against SUNY Cortland on Wednesday evening! (Photo Credit: Matt Noonan)

By Matt Noonan 

There won’t be a Massachusetts squad in the NCAA Division III lacrosse semifinals on Sunday as Tufts University and Western New England each lost their quarterfinal contests this evening. Below is a summary of each match.

SUNY Cortland 12, WNE 7 – Five third quarter goals sealed the win for the Red Dragons, who’ll meet the Tigers of RIT in the semis.

The Golden Bears, who trailed 3-0 in the first, evened the score with strikes from Adam KnaptonSean Lawton and Jon Bota before Cortland netted two of the next three goals in the second to secure a 5-4 lead at the break.

Ryan Marcus netted two unassisted strikes in the third, which brought WNE within one, but Cortland’s Cody Consul answered to secure the lead for good.

WNE concludes its season 13-7 overall and this year’s Commonwealth Coast Conference champions.

RIT 14, Tufts 5 – The Tigers jumped out to a 10-3 lead and never looked back as they defeated the Jumbos in Rochester.

Chris SchoenhutCole BaileyGarrett ClarkeAndrew Fiamengo and Peter Bowers each recorded one goal, while Patton Watkins finished with 14 saves between the pipes.

Tufts concludes its campaign 16-5 overall and this year’s New England Small College Athletic Conference champions.  

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