Lacrosse - women (2015)

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Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Apr 24, 2015 10:10 pm

Monks Top Saints, Advance to GNAC Championship

SCARBOROUGH, Maine – Top-seeded Saint Joseph’s College (16-1, 9-0 GNAC) defeated #4 Emmanuel College (12-4, 6-3 GNAC), 15-8, in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Tournament Semifinal contest at Scarborough High School on Friday evening. Sophomore midfielder Jackie Wilson (Tiverton, R.I.) tallied five goals with two assists and 10 draw controls in the victory.

With the win, Saint Joseph’s returns to the conference championship game for the second-consecutive season and will host #2 Lasell College in the GNAC title match at Deering Memorial Stadium on Sunday at 6:30 PM. Lasell defeated #3 Johnson & Wales University, 18-11, in the other GNAC semifinal matchup earlier this evening.

For Emmanuel, which defeated Saint Joseph’s in the 2014 GNAC Championship, the loss signals the end of the 2015 season, save for an ECAC berth.

In what was a very physical game, the Monks took control early and held a 3-1 lead just four minutes into play, as goals from Elyse Caiazzo (Scarborough, Maine/Cheverus), Elizabeth Elcock (Westwood, Mass.) and Lizzie Calnan (Westport, Mass.) tripled up a goal by Emmanuel’s Kristen Tuleja (Mansfield, Mass.) with 26 minutes remaining in the opening half.

The Saints fought back with a pair of goals over the following five minutes to knot the contest at 3-3, as junior Sarah Higgins (Groveland, Mass.) scored off an Emily Baker (Stratham, N.H.) assist at the 24:21 mark and senior Sarah Wootten (Berlin, Md.) netted a man-down marker 2:41 later to make it a 3-3 contest with 21:40 left in the first frame.
Wilson and Higgins traded goals at the 20:17 and 19:07 marks, respectively, to maintain the stalemate, but the Monks received three-straight scores from Caiazzo, Wilson and sophomore Kelsey Dumond (Lewiston, Maine), with the latter being a man-up goal off a Calnan feed at the 3:28 mark, to propel the hosts to a 7-4 cushion.

Freshman midfielder Stephanie Warn (Hanson, Mass.) cut the Saints’ deficit down to 7-5 with a man-up marker at the 1:54 timestamp and the score remained heading into intermission, despite the Monks’ repeated attempts at posting the last shot in the closing seconds.
In the first half, Saint Joseph’s held advantages in both shots (14-8) and draw controls (9-4) while Emmanuel owned a 7-5 lead in ground balls during the opening 30 minutes.
In the second stanza, St. Joe’s raced out of the gates with three goals over the opening 4:33, as Wilson, Elcock and Caiazzo scored a goal apiece to make it a 10-5 game.

Wootten answered with her second goal of the night, off an Alexia Basile (West Hartford, Conn.) feed, at the 24:20 mark, but the Monks netted four of the subsequent five goals to all but seal the victory. Dumond, Caiazzo, Calnan and Wilson all hit pay dirt during the stretch, more than offsetting an Amanda Cook (Saco, Maine) tally with 8:24 on the clock, to make it a 14-7 game with 4:22 remaining.

The Saints made one last push, as Tuleja benefited from a foul in the circle and scored on a free-position shot with 3:43 left, but Wilson won the ensuing draw and took the ball downfield, eluding several defenders en route to netting her fifth goal of the night, the game’s final tally scored at the 3:24 mark.

Overall, the Monks held advantages in shots (25-15), and draw controls (18-7) while the Saints maintained a 16-12 edge in ground balls on the evening.

For the Monks, Caiazzo tallied four goals with an assist, four draw controls and a pair of caused turnovers, Calnan contributed two goals and an assist, and Dumond and Elcock scored a pair of goals apiece in the tournament victory. Junior goalie Michelle Cunha (Enfield, Conn.) made a pair of saves in what was the Monks’ 16th consecutive triumph.
For the Saints, Wootten scored two goals with an assist, Higgins and Tuleja netted a pair apiece, and Warn added a goal with a game-high six ground balls and two caused turnovers on the night. Junior goalie Lauren White (Lynnfield, Mass.) made six saves in the losing bid.

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Re: Lacrosse - women (2015)

Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Apr 24, 2015 10:22 pm

COLBY WOMEN’S LACROSSE GETS RIVAL BOWDOIN IN PLAYOFFS

HADLEY, Mass. – The Colby College women’s lacrosse team opens NESCAC Championships as the sixth seed and visits arch-rival Bowdoin College on Saturday at noon in a quarterfinal game.

The two teams have played five straight one-goal games.

Bowdoin (13-2, 8-2 NESCAC) has recorded a pair of six-game winning streaks to bookend the beginning and end of the regular season. The Polar Bears are hosting their first quarterfinal game since 2011 behind the strength of a balanced offensive attack that has seen six players register 20 or more points. Bowdoin, which has yet to win a conference title, is making its 13th overall appearance, and has posted a 1-6 mark in the quarterfinal round in its last seven playoff berths. The Polar Bears will square off against sixth-seeded Colby (10-5, 5-5 NESCAC) in the quarterfinals. Colby, the 2008 and 2009 NESCAC champions, possess the second-best scoring defense (6.95) in the conference, and is 7-1 in its last eight quarterfinal appearances. The Mules hold a 4-1 record against Bowdoin in the postseason, but the teams haven’t met since the 2011 semifinals when Colby won 14-7. Two weeks ago, the Polar Bears erased an early deficit to defeat Colby, 8-7.

Trinity (14-1, 9-1 NESCAC), the back-to-back NCAA runner-up, looks for its fifth straight NESCAC Championship after winning its first league title in 2011. The Bantams own a 15-6 record in NESCAC postseason play, going 12-0 in the last four NESCAC tournaments. After losing the first game of the season, Trinity has rattled off 14 straight wins behind a talented team at both ends of the field. The Bantams boast the league’s top scoring offense at 13.60 goals per game and scoring defense at 6.76 goals per game. They will host eighth-seeded Williams (7-7, 3-7 NESCAC) in the quarterfinal round. The Ephs and Bates were tied in the standings, but Williams won the tiebreaker courtesy of a 10-9 overtime victory on March 21. The Ephs are making back-to-back playoff appearances for the first time since the 2010 and 2011 seasons, and 12th appearance overall. Last season, Williams lost to Amherst, 9-4, in the semifinals. The Ephs are no strangers to close games this season, going 4-2 in one-goal decisions. Williams leads the postseason series against the Bantams, 4-1, but Trinity won the most recent meeting, a 15-6 decision in the 2011 quarterfinals. This season, the Bantams defeated the Ephs, 14-7, on March 7.
The remaining six seeds were determined on the final day of regular season competition. Middlebury and Bowdoin won their finales to wind up tied in the conference standings with 8-2 records. The Panthers claimed the second seed by virtue of defeating the Polar Bears by the score of 14-8 on March 21. Idle Hamilton earned the fourth seed outright following Tufts’ loss to Bowdoin, as the Jumbos captured the fifth seed. Colby wound up as the sixth seed after dropping a 9-8 decision to Bates, while Amherst finished as the seventh seed following the Jeffs’ 12-7 loss to Trinity.

Second-seeded Middlebury (12-2, 8-2 NESCAC) will be looking for its eighth NESCAC title and first since 2007 when tournament play commences on Saturday. After losing the season opener, the Panthers won 11 straight games before falling to Trinity. Middlebury is the second-highest scoring team in the league, averaging 13.29 goals per contest. The Panthers are 3-3 all-time in quarterfinal games following last year’s 11-10 quarterfinal loss to Colby. They will host seventh-seeded Amherst (9-6, 4-6 NESCAC) in the quarterfinals. The Jeffs, who are making their 15th postseason appearance, are still in pursuit of their first NESCAC trophy following a 10-7 loss in last year’s final to Trinity. Amherst is 11-3 in quarterfinal games, but are 3-3 over the last six years. In postseason play, Middlebury owns a 6-0 advantage over the Jeffs with the most recent matchup taking place in the 2012 semifinal where the Panthers pulled out a 7-6 win. The other five meetings were championship games from 2001-05. The Panthers won the regular season meeting versus Amherst by the score of 9-5.

Fourth-seeded Hamilton (11-4, 7-3 NESCAC) will take on fifth-seeded Tufts (10-5, 6-4 NESCAC) in the final quarterfinal contest. Hamilton won eight of its first nine games en route to not only making its third NESCAC postseason appearance, but also hosting its first NESCAC quarterfinal game. The Continentals’ previous appearances came in 2012 and 2013, as they aim to record their first conference postseason win. Tufts, which is making its 11th quarterfinal appearance in 12 years, started the schedule in a similar fashion, winning nine of its first 11 games. The Jumbos, who are looking for their first appearance in the final, are 2-9 all-time in the quarterfinals, including last year’s 11-6 loss to Williams. Saturday’s contest will be the first postseason meeting between the squads. On April 11, Hamilton edged Tufts by the score of 9-7 in their regular season meeting.

2015 NESCAC WOMEN’S LACROSSE CHAMPIONSHIP
Quarterfinals – Saturday, April 25
No. 8 Williams at No. 1 Trinity – 12 p.m.
No. 7 Amherst at No. 2 Middlebury – 12 p.m.
No. 6 Colby at No. 3 Bowdoin – 12 p.m.
No. 5 Tufts at No. 4 Hamilton – 12 p.m.
Semifinals – Saturday, May 2
at Highest Remaining Seed – 12 p.m./2:30 p.m.
Highest Remaining Seed vs. Lowest Remaining Seed
Remaining Quarterfinal Round Winners
Championship – Sunday, May 3
Semifinal Winners – 12 p.m.
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Re: Lacrosse - women (2015)

Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Apr 27, 2015 5:46 am

Pelligrinelli Leads Southern Maine Past UMass Dartmouth 19-11

DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- The University of Southern Maine’s women’s lacrosse team scored 15 first half goals and cruised to a 19-11 victory over the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth at Cressy Field in the ultimate Little East Conference regular-season contest of 2015.

The victory for the Huskies (6-11, 3-3 Little East) secured home-field advantage in the first round of the upcoming 2015 Little East Conference Championship Tournament. The fourth-seeded Huskies will play host to fifth-seeded Eastern Connecticut State University in first round action Tuesday in Gorham. The Corsairs (2-13, 1-5) finished the campaign in sixth place, prompting a Tuesday trip to Danbury, Conn., to take on third-seeded Western Connecticut State University in opening round play.

Southern Maine junior Sarah Pelligrinelli (Southington, Conn.) dominated the contest, scoring a game-high nine goals, seven of which came in the first half. She also contributed an assist to lead the Huskies’ offensive barrage. Her sixth goal of the afternoon elevated her to the 100-career goal plateau, earning her the game ball used to score the goal.

The Huskies wasted little time in opening an early advantage, taking an immediate 2-0 lead just 2:42 into the contest thanks to consecutive markers from Pelligrinelli. The Corsairs responded with a tally as freshman midfielder Erin Kish (Littleton, Mass.) found the back of the net on an unassisted goal to slice the deficit in half with 23:28 remaining in the first half.

However, Pelligrinelli would reclaim control of the contest for the Huskies just 11 seconds later, scoring the first of another two consecutive tallies scored a mere 66 seconds apart. Sophomore attacker Sam Campobasso (Buxton, Maine) then widened the lead to 5-1 off a feed from Pelligrinelli with 21:24 remaining.

UMass Dartmouth then responded by winning the ensuing draw out to junior attacker Colleen Kane (Arlington, Mass.), who advanced the ball 40 yards uninterrupted before depositing a goal into the lower right corner of the cage to bring the Corsairs back to within three goals.

The pendulum quickly swung back to the Huskies, who spent the half’s next 17 minutes rattling off ten consecutive goals en route to an insurmountable, twelve-goal lead. Five different Huskies contributed to the surge, led by three more by Pelligrinelli. Junior midfielder Anh Nguyen (South Portland, Maine) scored two of her three goals and dished out two of her five assists during the run.

Sophomores Heather Everett (Waterboro, Maine) and Lauren Lessard (Lewiston, Maine) also registered two goals apiece, and the latter would go on to score a third late in the second half. The Corsairs were able to take one back before the intermission on a goal by sophomore attacker Catrina Longo (Billerica, Mass.), making the margin 15-3 at the break.

UMass Dartmouth markedly improved in the second stanza, doubling up the Huskies by an 8-4 margin. Sophomore defender Kathryn Gibb (Georgetown, Mass.) and Kish each connected twice to lead the Corsair attack. Kish finished the day as the Corsairs’ leading scorer with three goals, and Kane also concluded the game with three points on two goals and an assist.

Junior goalkeeper Caley Presby (Portland, Maine) picked up the victory in net (6-11) for the Huskies behind the strength of six saves. Freshman goalkeeper Erin LeBlanc (Walpole, Mass.) reached double digits in saves for the ninth time this season, amassing a dozen in the losing effort.

Southern Maine held firm advantages in both draw controls (22-10) and shots (37-23). UMass Dartmouth took the majority of the ground balls by a 21-16 margin. The Corsairs also converted on three of its four free-position opportunities, going a perfect 3-for-3 in the second half.


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Re: Lacrosse - women (2015)

Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Apr 27, 2015 5:54 am

WOMEN'S LACROSSE FALLS BY ONE IN PLAYOFF GAME

BRUNSWICK, Maine -- To no surprise the Colby College and Bowdoin College women's lacrosse teams played another one-goal game Saturday, with the Polar Bears hanging on for a 12-11 victory in a NESCAC quarterfinal game at Ryan Field.

Dating back to the 2011 season, the last six games between the two teams has been a one-goal game.

The third-seeded Polar Bears (14-2) advance to the semifinals where they will play second-seeded Middlebury next Saturday at Trinity College. The sixth-seeded Mules fall to 10-6 overall and will have an outside chance at a NCAA Division III Tournament at-large selection.

Lindsay Picard was a difference maker for Bowdoin with three goals, three assists, five draw controls, and four groundballs. Mettler Growney and Clare McLaughlin had three goals apiece for the Polar Bears.

Colby's Abby Hatch netted three goals and one assist to go over 100 career points. The senior has 55 goals and 46 assists for 101 points. Hatch has a team-best 30 goals and 26 assists for 56 points this season.

Sasha Fritts also had three goals and is tied for second on the team in goals with 23. Sara Miller netted two goals to surpass 50 career goals (has 51). Kendall Smith scored her 20th of the year and dished two assists, while Lindsay McCabe and Emma Marjollet both had one goal.

Colby jumped to a 4-2 lead in the opening 14 minutes of play and held a 6-4 advantage following a Smith goal with 8:45 remaining in the first half.

Bowdoin went on a 4-0 run over the final 7:16 of the period, turning a two-goal deficit into a two-goal lead as McLaughlin scored twice for an 8-6 lead at the break.

Taylor Wilson extended the lead to 9-6 early in the second period for Bowdoin before Colby rolled off the next three goals to deadlock the contest. Hatch buried a free-position shot and Fritts scored consecutive goals to make it 9-9 with 21:21 to play.

McLaughlin answered quickly for Bowdoin, regaining the lead 24 seconds later, and sparked the decisive 3-0 run. Growney found the back of the net with 15:17 to go and Picard capped the spurt with a breakaway goal with 12:59 remaining to make it 12-9.

Colby made a late bid, getting goals from Sara Miller and Fritts to close the gap to 12-11 with 6:26 to go. Colby won the ensuing draw control, but Isabel Sippel stopped Hatch's potential game-tying shot to preserve the one-goal lead. That would be Colby's last shot of the game as the Polar Bears ran out most of the remaining five minutes to clinch the win. The Mules had three chances in the final two minutes, but turned the ball over each time.

Sippel made seven saves in goal for Bowdoin, while Claire Dickson stopped 10 for Colby.

Colby's defense was led by two caused turnovers and two groundballs from Emilie Klein. Bowdoin held a 31-22 advantage in shots and was able to prevail despite 21 turnovers.

Hannah Newhall and Hatch both had three draw controls for Colby. Hatch, if she was playing her final collegiate game, has 111 draw controls in her four years.

Bowdoin 12, Colby 11
Colby............... 6 5 - 11
Bowdoin............. 8 4 - 12
Colby SCORING: GOALS: Abby Hatch 3; Sasha Fritts 3; Sara Miller 2;
Kendall Smith 1; Emma Marjollet 1; Lindsay McCabe 1.
ASSISTS: Kendall Smith 2; Abby Hatch 1; Abby Hooper 1.
Bowdoin SCORING: GOALS: Lindsay Picard 3; Clare McLaughlin 3; Mettler
Growney 3; Taylor Wilson 2; Annie Glenn 1.
ASSISTS: Lindsay Picard 3; Clare McLaughlin 1.
SHOTS - Colby 22; Bowdoin 31.
TURNOVERS - Colby 16; Bowdoin 21.
CLEARS - Colby 17-20; Bowdoin 13-17.
GOALIES - Colby: Claire Dickson (60:00 minutes, 22 shots-10 saves,
12 GA); Bowdoin: Isabel Sippel (60:00, 18-7, 11).

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Re: Lacrosse - women (2015)

Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Apr 27, 2015 6:04 am

Husson Ends UMF's Season in the NAC Quarterfinal Round

BANGOR, Maine – The University of Maine at Farmington women’s lacrosse team used five different players to spree a scoring attack in Sunday afternoon’s, 16-9, North Atlantic Conference quarterfinal loss to Husson University.

UMF was able to halt Husson’s momentum late in the first half with a goal from Ayla Allen (Rumford, Maine), her first of three on the afternoon.

Mara Balboni (Oakland, Maine) tallied a goal three minutes later to bring the Beavers within five, and then Carly Raymond (Topsham, Maine) closed out the first

half attack for UMF with a goal at 3:13.

Coming out of the break, Rhi Jackson (Saco, Maine) notched the first of two second-half goals just over five minutes into the final period.

Allen charted her second score of the game at 24:11 with a man-down goal and then found the back of the net for the final time at 17:42.

Sierra Gilley (Harpswell, Maine), Jackson, and Raymond combined to score the final three goals of the playoff contest, but Husson had built too large of a lead to mount a comeback.

Alaina Shorey (Lebanon, Maine) led the Beavers with five ground balls, won a draw control, and caused a turnover. Jackson added four ground balls and a team-best six draw controls to her pair of goals.

Patty Smith (Gorham, Maine) stopped 18 shots in the game, which set a career-high for the first-year netkeeper.

UMaine-Farmington finished the season with an overall record of 5-8 and 4-4 in conference play. The season also marks the fifth straight season the Beavers earned a spot in the North Atlantic Conference playoffs.
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Re: Lacrosse - women (2015)

Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Apr 27, 2015 6:05 am

SJC Women’s Lacrosse Defeats Lasell, Claims First-Ever GNAC Title

PORTLAND, Maine – Top-seeded Saint Joseph’s College (17-1, 9-0 GNAC) defeated #2 Lasell College (12-6, 8-1 GNAC), 10-3, in the 2015 Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Women’s Lacrosse Championship at Deering Memorial Stadium on Sunday evening. For the Monks, the conference title is the first in the eight-year history of the program and tonight’s triumph extends the team’s winning streak to 17 games.

Although Saint Joseph’s managed to win by seven goals, the final score does not indicate just how closely contested tonight’s game really was, especially in the first half as the Monks held a 6-3 lead after the opening 30 minutes. The contest featured a completely different tone in the second stanza, as the Monks maintained possession for the majority of the closing frame and displayed more patience with their offense, an effort that led to four unanswered goals and accounted for the 10-3 final.

With the victory, Saint Joseph’s earns an automatic berth into the 2015 NCAA DIII Tournament, which begins on Wednesday, May 6th. The Monks will learn of their first-round opponent when the national tournament participants are announced next Monday.
Lasell, which captured the 2013 GNAC Championship, appeared in the ECAC Tournament after falling to Norwich University in the 2012 conference title game and could earn another berth into the ECAC tourney this spring. The 2015 ECAC Tournament participants will also be announced next week.

The Monks carried the momentum early, as the hosts scored three goals in the first four minutes of play. Freshman attack Elyse Caiazzo (Scarborough, Maine/Cheverus) opened the game scoring with a man-up marker at the 27:31 mark and junior Kat Gadbois (Scarborough, Maine) followed with her first of two goals on the evening to make it a 2-0 game just 32 seconds later. Senior midfielder Lizzie Calnan (Westport, Mass.) extended the Monks’ advantage to 3-0 with an unassisted tally at the 25:57 mark.

Lasell Head Coach Cait Connolly called a timeout immediately after the Calnan goal and whatever adjustments she made seemed to work, as the Lasers began to pour on the offensive pressure and finally found the scoreboard when freshman attack Taylor Yandow (Moretown, Vt.) netted an unassisted goal with 22:19 left in the first half.

SJC sophomore attack Kelsey Dumond (Lewiston, Maine) put her team back on top by three, 4-1, with her 29th goal of the season, scored at the 16:45 mark, but Lasell freshman attack Danielle Chambrelli (Cheshire, Conn.) made it a two-goal game when she steered a shot past Monks junior goalie Michelle Cunha (Enfield, Conn.) on a free-position attempt with 11:07 remaining in the first half.

After nearly three minutes of physical play, Saint Joseph’s scored consecutive goals 1:28 apart, as Dumond hit pay dirt off a Mary Leasure (South Portland, Maine/McAuley) pass and Gadbois netted her second of the night – and 10th of the GNAC tourney – to extend the hosts’ lead to 6-2 with 7:08 before the break.

Lasell junior attack Bridget Doherty (Franklin, Mass.) cut the visitors’ deficit down to 6-3 with her 43rd goal of the year, scored with 2:43 left in the first half, but the Monks managed to stave off a late-half push and held a 6-3 lead heading into halftime.
As it played out, Doherty’s goal would be the Lasers’ last of the evening, as the Monks’ defense stood tall and Cunha came up with a pair of important saves over the closing minutes, allowing the offense to net four straight markers, including three from Caiazzo, in the 10-3 final. Calnan potted the other second stanza goal on a free-position attempt at the 16-minute mark.

Caiazzo paced the SJC offense with four goals and added five ground balls and a pair of caused turnovers while Gadbois scored twice with six ground balls and three caused turnovers and Calnan added a pair of goals with three ground balls and four caused turnovers on the evening. Dumond chipped in with a pair of scores and sophomore midfielder Jackie Wilson (Tiverton, R.I.) contributed five draw controls and three caused turnovers in the victory. In goal, Cunha made four saves to improve to 10-1 on the season.

For the Lasers, junior midfielder Bridget Munnelly (Bellingham, Mass.) tallied seven ground balls and five caused turnovers – both game-highs – while senior goalkeeper Alexa Katsigianis (Amherst, N.H.) registered seven saves in the losing effort.
Overall, Saint Joseph’s held advantages in shots (21-13), draw controls (10-5) and ground balls (22-17) in tonight’s title bout.

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Re: Lacrosse - women (2015)

Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Apr 27, 2015 6:19 am

Women's Lacrosse Advances to NESCAC Semifinals With Victory Over Colby

BRUNSWICK, Maine - Lindsay Picard scored three goals and had three assists to lead the Bowdoin College women's lacrosse team to a 12-11 win over Colby in the NESCAC Quarterfinals Saturday at Ryan Field.

The third-seeded Polar Bears (14-2) advance to the semifinals where they will play second-seeded Middlebury next Saturday at Trinity College. The sixth-seeded Mules fall to 10-6 with the loss. Saturday's contest was the latest tightly-played match between the two programs as the last six games have been decided by a single goal dating back to 2011.

Picard also won a game-high five draw controls and had four ground balls in the win for Bowdoin. Mettler Growney and Clare McLaughlin had three goals apiece for the Polar Bears. Colby's Abby Hatch netted a hat trick with an assist while Sasha Fritts also had three goals.

Colby jumped to a 4-2 lead in the opening 14 minutes of play and held a 6-4 advantage following a Kendall Smith goal with 8:45 remaining in the first half. Bowdoin went on a 4-0 run over the final 7:16 of the period, turning a two-goal deficit into a two-goal lead as McLaughlin scored twice, just 25 seconds apart, to give the hosts an 8-6 lead at the break.

Taylor Wilson extended the lead to 9-6 early in the second period for Bowdoin before Colby rolled off the next three goals to deadlock the contest. Hatch buried a free-position shot and Fritts scored consecutive goals to make it 9-9 with 21:21 to play.

McLaughlin answered quickly for Bowdoin, regaining the lead 24 seconds later, and sparked the decisive 3-0 run that proved insurmountable for the Mules. Growney found the back of the net with 15:17 to go and Picard capped the spurt with a breakaway goal with 12:59 remaining to make it 12-9.

Colby made a late bid, getting goals from Sara Miller and Fritts to close the gap to 12-11 with 6:26 to go. Colby won the ensuing draw control but Isabel Sippel stopped Abby Hatch's potential game-tying shot to preserve the one-goal lead. That would be Colby's last shot of the game as the Polar Bears ran out most of the remaining five minutes to clinch the win.

Sippel made seven saves in goal for Bowdoin while Claire Dickson stopped ten for Colby. Sarah Freeman had two caused turnovers and two ground balls for the Bowdoin defense. Colby's defense was led by two caused turnovers and two ground balls from Emilie Klein. Bowdoin held a 31-22 advantage in shots and was able to prevail despite 21 turnovers on the day.

Bowdoin will make its fifth NESCAC semifinal appearance next Saturday against Middlebury. The Polar Bears, who are looking for their first NESCAC title, will be looking to return to the conference title match for the first time since 2006. More information about game times and ticket information will be announced next week.
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Re: Lacrosse - women (2015)

Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Apr 27, 2015 6:26 am

Alissa Fallon records 100th career point as Husson Advance in NAC Tournament with Win over UMaine-Farmington

Bangor, ME - Husson Women's Lacrosse flew by the Beavers of University of Maine at Farmington in their NAC Quarterfinal matchup 16-9 on Sunday afternoon at Boucher Field to advance to their fifth NAC Semifinal appearance in program history.

Anna Wolterbeek (Wells, ME) got Husson on the scoreboard first when she fired a shot pass UMaine-Farmington Goalie Patty Smith (Gorham, ME) for a unassisted goal with 23:21 left in the first half. Nine seconds later Michaela Bicknell (West Addison, VT) would find a wide open Abi Staab (Berlin, VT) for her first of five goals in the game. Staab went on to score the next three goals at 21:33 as a free position shot, a unassisted goals at the 20:42 and 19:43 marks to extend Husson lead to 5-0.

The Eagles would add two more unassisted goals from Amanda Deshaies (Wells, ME) and Mattie Russell (Hope Valley, RI) before UMaine-Farmington finally figured out how to get a shot pass Husson's Goalie Katilin Dolloff (Richmond, RI) when Aula Allen (Rumford, ME) scored with 12:15 left in the half. The Beavers would found the back of the net once again with an unassisted goal off the stick of Mara Balboni (Oakland, ME) with 9:48 left to go.

Bicknell grew Husson's lead to six goals again when she scored an unassisted goal at the 3:56 mark. Carly Raymond (Topsham, ME) would answer 43 seconds later as she scored UMaine-Farmington's third goal of the game.

With 1:16 left to go Russell found the back of net for her second goal of the half this time from a nice pass from Bicknell to close out the scoring in the first half as the Eagles led 9-3.

Wolterbeek would open the second half of the game with her second of the game when Alissa Fallon (Kennebunk, ME) found her with 25:27 left to go. UMaine-Farmington answered right back with goal of their own 29 seconds later from Rhi Jackson (Saco, ME) but the Eagles returned the favor once again this time from a free position shot by Rashell Saucier.

This back and forth would continue between the Eagles and the Beavers as Allen would notch her second of the game on a woman down opportunity with 24:11 left in the game and Fallon at 23:48 for a women-up goal.

Fallon would record her 100th career point on Russell's third of the game with 22:27 left in the game making the game 14-5 in favor of Husson but Allen wasn't done scoring as she scored her third of the game at the 17:42 mark.

The Eagles scored two more times in the half from Deshaies and Staab making the game 16-6 but the Beavers would receive goals from Sierra Gilley (Harpswell, ME), Jackson and Raymond to close out the game.

Staab and Fallon would finish the game with a game high 5 points and Wolterbeek grab a game high 8 groundballs for the 8-6 Eagles. Bicknell became Husson's all-time career leader in draw controls with 123 when she had 7 in the game.

Dolloff made 11 saves in the net for the Eagles and Smith made 18 saves for 5-8 Beavers.

The Eagles outshot the Beavers 40-25, won the groundball battle 39-15 as the Eagles currently hold the best groundballs per game average in the country at 33.43.

With the win today the Eagles approve to 10-4 all-time versus UMaine-Farmington and clinch their first winning season since 2011.

The Eagles will travel to Castleton, Vermont on Wednesday, April 29th when they face the number one seeded Spartans of Castleton State College and with the lost the Beavers end their season.
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Fighting Scots slip by UNE in CCC 1st Round

WENHAM, Mass. -- MC Aston scored the deciding tally with 3:01 left as No. 4 Gordon College edged No. 5 University of New England, 11-10, in the first round of the 2015 Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Women's Lacrosse Championship played Saturday afternoon (Apr. 25) at the Brigham Athletic Complex.

It was the second one-goal decision between the teams in four days. The Fighting Scots (11-7), who now advance to meet No. 1 Western New England University in the semifinals, secured the home field against UNE with a 15-14 come-from-behind victory in the regular-season finale on Wednesday to finish one game ahead in the standings.

The Nor'easters end the campaign with a 7-10 ledger.

Gordon trailed 7-4 in the early stages of the 2nd half before Aston netted her first marker to spark a 6-0 run in a span of less than 10 minutes. Bailey Grinnell (CCC 3rd Team) and Abby Illian each scored twice during the stretch.

UNE countered with goals at 10:41, 8:36, and 6:06 to level the match (10-10), before Aston converted the game-winner.

Big Blue controlled the ensuing draw, but a turnover allowed the hosts to kill off the remaining 2:15 to seal the win.

Jessica Castelline (CCC 2nd Team) ended with four goals and two assists for the Fighting Scots. Jackie Kiernan made six stops to preserve the result.

For the Nor'easters, Gina Newsome (CCC 1st Team) notched three of her team-high four markers during a 4-0 spurt that had the visitors up by three (4-1) in the opening stanza.

The difference was 5-3 at the half until UNE restored its three-goal cushion (7-4) with 25:03 to go.

Rachel Schwaner (CCC 2nd Team) contributed two goals and four draws for the Nor'easters, while Johanna Currier (CCC Defensive Player of the Year/1st Team) picked up seven draw controls to help Big Blue to a 14-9 advantage in the category. Courtney Kendall posted 11 saves in goal.
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Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:58 pm

USM Opens 2015 LEC Tournament at Home on Tuesday

GORHAM, Maine -- The University of Southern Maine women’s lacrosse team opens its quest for the Little East Conference Tournament Championship tomorrow afternoon hosting Eastern Connecticut State University in a first-round game at Hannaford Field. Game time is 4:30 p.m.

The fourth-seeded Huskies finished the regular season 6-11 overall and 3-3 in the conference. The Huskies are 6-6 over their last 12 games, including a 14-6 victory over the Warriors on April 18.

The fifth-seeded Warriors completed the regular season 4-11 overall and 2-4 in the conference. This is the third straight year the two teams have met in the playoffs, and the sixth meeting between the two sides all-time in the postseason tournament.

The Huskies are paced offensively by juniors Anh Nguyen (South Portland, Maine) and Sarah Pelligrinelli (Southington, Conn.). Nguyen tops the scoresheet with 66 points on 37 goals and a single-season record 29 assists. Pelligrinelli has scored a team-high 48 goals, including 15 in the last two games, and dished out 10 assists for 58 points. Pelligrinelli tied the single-game records for goals (9) and points (10) in the Huskies’ regular-season finale at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth this past Saturday.

Sophomore Sam Campobasso (Buxton, Maine/Bonny Eagle) and senior Nicole LaPlante (South Portland, Maine) have also surpassed the 20-goal plateau this season with 33 and 24 markers, respectively.

Sophomore Heather Everett (Waterboro, Maine/Massabesic) leads the team scooping up 64 ground balls. Classmate Kaelyn Kuni (Waterboro, Maine/Massabesic) has picked up 49 ground balls. Senior Julia Pearl (Essex Jct., Vt.) leads the team with 40 draw controls. Junior goalie Caley Presby (Portland, Maine/Deering) has made 155 saves.

The winner of the Southern Maine-Eastern Connecticut game will face top-seeded Plymouth State University on Thursday with a berth in the 2015 championship game on the line. The championship game will be Saturday at the highest remaining seed.



2015 Little East Conference Women’s Lacrosse Championship

First Round, Tuesday, April 28

Game 1 #5 Eastern Connecticut (4-11; 2-4) at #4 Southern Maine (6-11; 3-3) 4:30

Game 2 #6 UMass Dartmouth () at #3 Western Connecticut 4:00



Semifinals, Thursday, April 30

Game 3 Winner of Game 1 at #1 Plymouth State (12-3; 6-0) 6:30

Game 4 Winner of Game 2 at #2 Keene State (5-11; 5-1) tba



Championship Game, Saturday, May 2 (at highest remaining seed)

Game 5 Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4 tba





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