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Re: Lacrosse - women (2016)

PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 5:25 am
by Tom Nolette
Women's Lacrosse: No. 13 Bates holds off No. 12 Hamilton

LEWISTON — The best defense in the NESCAC didn't play like it all afternoon Saturday, but it was at its best when it needed to be.

Bates College had a shaky start on the defensive end, and some tense moments at the end, but the Bobcats stood their ground for a hard-fought 8-7 victory over Hamilton College at Garcelon Field. ... on/1899389
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Re: Lacrosse - women (2016)

PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 5:27 am
by Tom Nolette
Women's lacrosse: Castleton State downs UMF

FARMINGTON — Brianna MacKay poured in eight goals to lead Castleton University to a 23-5 win over the University of Maine at Farmington in a North Atlantic Conference women’s lacrosse game at Prescott Field, on Saturday.

Castleton (4-4) struggled in the early going when UMF (2-3) pushed the four-time defending NAC champions to play defense.

Castleton opened the game, taking a 5-0 lead, but the spirited play of UMF saw the Beavers rally controlling play, narrowing the Spartans advantage to 5-2. ... mf/1898073

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Re: Lacrosse - women (2016)

PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 6:15 am
by Tom Nolette


MIDDLETOWN, Conn. -- The Colby College women's lacrosse team started off a busy weekend of play with a victory against an old friend in Saturday's 7-3 win at Wesleyan University.

The Mules, who have won five straight games, moved to 6-1 overall and 4-1 in conference play. Wesleyan, which dropped to 3-5 overall and 0-4 in the league, is led by former Colby assistant coach Kim Williams.

Colby heads to Wellesley College for a 1 p.m. game Sunday.

Lexie Perticone scored two goals and dished an assist for Colby. Emilie Klein also had two goals and teammates Maddie Hatch, McGara DeWan, and Abby Hooper had one goal. Hooper and Kendall Smith both had assists.

The first half was tight, with the Mules taking a 3-2 lead into intermission. Perticone scored from Hooper 6:31 into the game, but Wesleyan answered when Rachel Aronow scored unassisted with 17:59 to the break. Colby received back-to-back unassisted goals from Hatch and Peticone to go up 3-1. Meredith Smith scored on a free-position shot for Wesleyan with 4:43 remaining.

Klein scored the key fourth goal for Colby at 6:53 of the second half to give the Mules some breathing room at 4-2. Hooper scored from Perticone with 15:10 left for a three-goal margin. Klein and DeWan scored 1:12 apart to push the lead to 7-2.

Klein and Emma Marjollet both had two ground balls and one caused turnover. Izzy Scribano stopped six shots for the victory in goal.

Colby 7, Wesleyan 3
Colby 3#4---7
Wesleyan 2#1---3
Colby GOALS - Lexie Perticone 2, Emilie Klein 2, Maddie Hatch 1, McGara DeWan 1, Abby Hooper 1.
Colby ASSISTS: Lexie Perticone 1, Kendall Smith 1, Abby Hooper 1
Wesleyan GOALS: Meredith Smith 1, Liana Mathias 1, Rachel Aronow 1
Wesleyan ASSISTS: Julia Black 1
Shots: Colby 24, Wesleyan 15
Draw controls: Colby 2, Wesleyan 10
Ground balls: Colby 13, Wesleyan 5
Turnovers: Colby 9, Wesleyan 17
Saves: Izzy Scribano (Colby, 60:00, 3 GA, 6 saves); Nina Labovich (Wesleyan, 60:00, 7 GA, 5 saves).

Re: Lacrosse - women (2016)

PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 6:20 am
by Tom Nolette
4/2/16 – Monks Sail Past Falcons, 27-0
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New Haven, Conn. – The Albertus Magnus College women's lacrosse team lost to visiting Saint Joseph's College, 27-0, on Saturday afternoon in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) action at Celentano Field.
With the loss, the Falcons move to 0-5 on the year and 0-2 in league play, while the Monks bounced back from a midweek non-conference defeat to improve to 7-2 overall and 2-0 in conference tilts.
In wet and windy conditions, SJC took advantage of a short-handed AMC squad with 18 goals in the first half. During the first 10 minutes of play, the guests jumped out to an 8-0 edge. Early on, sophomore attack Elyse Caiazzo netted three goals, while Kelsey Dumond added a goal and an assist.
The Monks would score 10 more markers to close out the first half with freshman attack Samantha Medlin netting her first of the game to give the guests an 18-0 advantage heading into the break.
In the second half, Saint Joseph's found the back of the net nine more times to earn the conference triumph.
It was a balanced offensive attack for the Monks as five different players scored three or more goals, highlighted by a trio of student-athletes netting four goals apiece. Dumond had a game-high nine points thanks to a three-goal, six-assist performance to pace the visitors, while Kat Gadbois, Elizzabeth Elcock and Caiazzo all scored four goals apiece.
In net, AMC freshman goalkeeper Lexie Fenn (Oakville, Conn.) made 15 saves in a losing effort. On the opposite end, junior Meghan Fullarton stopped two shots to earn her first win of the year for the Monks.
Saint Joseph's, which broke the program’s single-game records for goals, winning margin, and points and tied the SJC mark for draw controls (26), held a 38-8 advantage in shots.
The Falcons have now been shutout in back-to-back conference games.
Saint Joseph’s will host Maine Maritime Academy on Wednesday in a non-conference contest slated to start at 8:00 PM at Deering Memorial Stadium.

Re: Lacrosse - women (2016)

PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:20 am
by Tom Nolette
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WELLESLEY, Mass. -- Lexie Perticone capped off a big weekend with three goals and two assists to power eighth-ranked Colby College to a 12-6 victory against Wellesley College in non-conference women's lacrosse Sunday.

The Mules are 7-1 overall and have won six straight games. Colby will entertain Keene State on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. on Bill Alfond Field. The Mules, who have played at home just one time in eight games, will play the next four contests on their home field.

Peticone had two goals and one assist in a 7-3 win at Wesleyan University on Saturday. She leads the Mules with 13 goals and five assists for 18 points.

Wellesley (5-4) opened the scoring on a free-position score from Darcia Persky just 48 seconds into the game. The Blue were 4-for-7 on free-position scores and Persky had three of the goals.

Colby took control with five straight goals in a span of 12:34. Sasha Fritts, Kendall Smith, Perticone, and Abby Hooper scored for the Mules.

Wellesley scored two of the final three goals in the opening half, but Colby's Maddie Hatch scored in between the goals for a 6-3 margin at halftime.

Colby's Chrissy Coveney gave her team a 7-3 lead about four minutes into the second half. After a free-position score from Wellesley's Nikki Sharkin with 20:08 remaining, The Mules again struck for five straight goals to put the game away. Colby scored the five goals in about six minutes.

Kelsey Bowen led the Mules in draw controls with two, while Sasha Fritts added three ground balls to go with her goal and assist. Bridget Horwood also had three ground balls and Perticone had two ground balls.

Izzy Scribano made five saves in the first half for Colby and Sam Burch also stopped three shots in the second half.

Colby 12, Wellesley 6
Colby............... 6 6 - 12
Wellesley........... 3 3 - 6
Colby SCORING: GOALS: Lexie Perticone 3; Abby Hooper 3; Kendall Smith
2; Sasha Fritts 1; Maddie Hatch 1; Chrissy Coveney 1; Kelsey Bowen 1.
ASSISTS: Lexie Perticone 2; Sasha Fritts 1; Bridget Horwood 1; Kendall
Smith 1.
Wellesley SCORING: GOALS: Dacia Persky 3; Nikki Sharkin 2; Lena
Engbretson 1.
ASSISTS: Lena Engbretson 1; Mary Lemay 1.
Colby GROUND BALLS 17: Sasha Fritts 3; Bridget Horwood 3; Jackie
Brokaw 2; Brittany Chin 2; Lexie Perticone 2; Sam Burch 1; Abby Hooper
1; Georgia Lubrano 1; Emma Marjollet 1; Izzy Scribano 1.
Wellesley GROUND BALLS 15: Lena Engbretson 3; Ellie Mannon 3; Nikki
Sharkin 3; Jenna Mulrenan 2; Caitlin Crawford 1; Mary Lemay 1; Hannah
Nelson 1; Chloe Tucker 1.
Colby TURNOVERS CAUSED 4: Jackie Brokaw 1; Claire Caputi 1; Maddie
Hatch 1; Lexie Perticone 1.
Wellesley TURNOVERS CAUSED 10: Nikki Sharkin 4; Lena Engbretson 3;
Mariana Hernandez 2; Caitlin Crawford 1.
SHOTS - Colby 24; Wellesley 15.
SHOTS ON GOAL - Colby 16; Wellesley 14.
TURNOVERS - Colby 19; Wellesley 21.
CLEARS - Colby 11-14; Wellesley 12-17.
GOALIES - Colby: Izzy Scribano (30:00, 8 shots-5 saves, 3 GA), Sam Burch (30:00 minutes, 6 shots-3 saves, 3 GA); Wellesley: Wendy Nettleton 5-4 (30:00,
10-4, 6) , Chloe Tucker (30:00, 6-0, 6).

Re: Lacrosse - women (2016)

PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 6:40 am
by Tom Nolette

Re: Lacrosse - women (2016)

PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 7:38 am
by Tom Nolette
Big second half propels Amherst women’s lacrosse past Colby
Amherst rides tough defense to sink Mules in battle of ranked teams.

... The loss snapped a seven-game win streak for Colby (8-2, 4-2 New England Small College Athletic Conference), which entered the game ranked No. 8 in the nation. No. 7 Amherst improved to 7-2 (4-2 NESCAC).

“(Amherst) played well. They locked down. I think we got a little bit rattled and we couldn’t get our composure back. We can’t afford those mistakes against great teams,” Colby coach Karen Henning said.

Colby led 4-2 at the half, but Amherst tied the game with two goals in one minute, 17 seconds early in the second half. At 20:22, Julia Crerend’s goal cut the Mules’ lead to 4-3. At 19:05, the visitors tied the game when Rachel Passarelli scored on a free position shot. ... ast-colby/
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Re: Lacrosse - women (2016)

PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:16 am
by Tom Nolette

WATERVILLE, Maine -- In a game with just 24 total shots, Amherst College scored six unanswered goals in the second half to turn a 4-2 halftime deficit into an 8-4 victory in NESCAC women's lacrosse Saturday at Bill Alfond Field.

The eighth-ranked Mules had their seven-game win streak snapped in dropping to 8-2 overall and 4-2 in the conference. Amherst, ranked seventh in the country, improves to 7-2 overall and 4-2 in league play.

Amherst's defense allowed just three Colby shots in the second half and nine for the game. Colby's defense also was solid, allowing just 15 shots in the game. The two teams combined for 34 turnovers, but 19 of the turnovers were caused.

Emilie Klein had two goals and Lexie Perticone dished three assists for the Mules. Abby Hooper and Kendall Smith also scored for the Mules.

Mia Haughton had two goals and two assists for the Purple & White. Rachel Passarelli added one goal and two assists, while Julia Crerend and Claire Cagnassola both had two goals. Kate Wyeth had the other score.

Colby never trailed in the first half. Klein tallied from Perticone just 3:28 into the game. Amherst tied the game with 21:49 remaining on a goal by Crerend from Haughton. Hooper put the Mules up 2-1 on another assist from Perticone, but the Purple & White tied it again when Wyeth scored from Passarelli.

The Mules seemed to have all the momentum in the game with two goals in the final 6:05 of the half. Perticone had her third straight assist on a goal by Smith with 6:05 to play. Klein got her second goal with just 1:10 remaining to the break off a pass from Bridget Horwood.

Colby had a number of opportunities to go up by three goals in the opening nine minutes of the second half. Amherst's defense cracked down hard and the offense got going when Crerend scored her second goal off a dish from Passarelli with 20:22 remaining. Passarelli tied the game at 4-4 when she converted a free-position shot just 1:17 later.

Neither team could manage a goal over the next eight minutes, but Amherst scored four times in the final 10:15 to pull away. Cagnassola got the game-winning goal from Haughton, who then scored 2:05 later from Hanna Krueger.

With Colby pushing to create turnovers, Amherst scored the lone unassisted goals of the game. Haughton tallied with 1:21 remaining and Cagnassola got her second goal with eight seconds left.

Christy Forrest made one save, had three ground balls, and caused two turnovers for Amherst. Izzy Scribano had four saves and two ground balls for the Mules.

Passarreli had three caused turnovers, while Krueger had two caused turnovers and two draw controls. Rowena Schenck and Cagnassola each had three ground balls.

Georgia Lubrano had four caused turnovers and one draw control for Colby. Jackie Brokaw added three caused turnovers and two ground balls. Maddie Hatch had a game-high four draw controls.

Amherst 8, Colby 4
Amherst............. 2 6 - 8
Colby............... 4 0 - 4
Amherst SCORING: GOALS: Mia Haughton 2; Julia Crerend 2; Claire
Cagnassola 2; Rachel Passarelli 1; Kate Wyeth 1.
ASSISTS: Mia Haughton 2; Rachel Passarelli 2; Hanna Krueger 1.
Colby SCORING: GOALS: Emilie Klein 2; Abby Hooper 1; Kendall Smith 1.
ASSISTS: Lexie Perticone 3; Bridget Horwood 1.
Amherst GROUND BALLS 15: Claire Cagnassola 3; Christy Forrest 3;
Rowena Schenck 3; Julia Crerend 1; Mia Haughton 1; Emy Kelty 1; Hanna
Krueger 1; Rachel Passarelli 1; Casey Tucker 1.
Colby GROUND BALLS 10: Jackie Brokaw 2; Emma Marjollet 2; Izzy
Scribano 2; Kelsey Bowen 1; Bridget Horwood 1; Emilie Klein 1; Becca
Moore 1.
Amherst TURNOVERS CAUSED 11: Rachel Passarelli 3; Christy Forrest 2;
Hanna Krueger 2; Mia Haughton 1; Emy Kelty 1; Rowena Schenck 1; Casey
Tucker 1.
Colby TURNOVERS CAUSED 8: Georgia Lubrano 4; Jackie Brokaw 3; Bridget
Horwood 1.
SHOTS - Amherst 15; Colby 9.
SHOTS ON GOAL - Amherst 12; Colby 5.
TURNOVERS - Amherst 15; Colby 19.
CLEARS - Amherst 12-16; Colby 10-13.
GOALIES - AMHERST: Christy Forrest (60:00 minutes, 5 shots-1 saves, 4
GA); COLBY: Izzy Scribano (60:00, 12-4, 8).

Re: Lacrosse - women (2016)

PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:20 am
by Tom Nolette

4/9/16 – Monks Take Two from AMCATS
WORCESTER, Mass.—A three-run seventh inning broken open a tied game and propelled the Saint Joseph’s College softball team to a 12-9 win over the AMCATS of Anna Maria College in a high-scoring second game. The Monks also claimed a 9-1 victory in the opener to complete the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) sweep on Saturday afternoon at Holy Cross’s Freshman Field.
The wins bump the Monks to 9-9 overall and 4-2 in GNAC play, while Anna Maria falls to 2-17 overall and 0-6 in league action.
The Monks opened the day with a four-run first inning, as Melodie Bailey (Lebanon, Maine) led off with a double and scored on a singled by Katie Chadbourne (Jaffrey, N.H.) a batter later. The Monks followed that with three unearned runs as they batted through their lineup.
Following a scoreless second inning, the Monks took a 6-0 lead in top of the third on a two-run homerun by Kristal Smith (Pittston, Maine).
Anna Maria posted their lone run of the game in the bottom of the third as Liz Haggerty (Charlton, Mass.) led off with a single and scored on a double to right-center field by Jacqueline Lapierre (Worcester, Mass.).
The Monks added three more runs in the top of the fourth to enact the eight-run mercy rule, ending the game in the fifth inning.
Alexis Romano (Lowell, Mass.) took the loss in the circle for Anna Maria, scattering nine hits and five earned runs in 3.2 innings of work. She walked two and struck out one. She was relieved by freshman Ally Hamelin (Greenfield, Mass.), who gave up no hits and no runs with a walk and a strikeout in 1.1 innings.
Kylie McFadden (Dover, N.H.) earned the win for Saint Joseph’s, scattering four hits, one run and five strikeouts in the complete-game effort.
In addition to Haggerty and Lapierre, the AMCATS saw hits by freshmen Sarah Coley (Worcester, Mass.) and Victoria Falco (Marlborough, Mass.).
Bailey and Smith both batted 2-for-3 at the plate for the Monks. Chadbourne finished 2-for-4.
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The AMCATS made up for their lack of run production in game one by scoring nine runs, their highest output since a 13-5 win against Franciscan on March 10th.
After giving up three runs in the top of the first on a three-RBI double by Mariah Harrison (Buxton, Maine), the AMCATS rallied for four runs in the bottom of the first to take a 4-3 lead.
With one out and a runner on second, Falco singled to score Amanda Lemire (Methuen, Mass.). After moving to second on the throw to home and taking third on a passed ball, Falco scored easily from third on a single by Lapierre.
A fielder’s choice put Lapierre and Kathryn Rendock (Windsor, Conn.) on second and first, respectively. Lapierre scored on a double by Amy Clement (Townsend, Mass.), while Rendock scored from third on a groundout by Taylor Gould (Storrs, Conn.).
The scoring continued in the second inning as the Monks posted four runs for a 7-3 advantage, which Anna Maria matched with a three-run homerun by Lapierre in the bottom of the inning to even the score at 7-7.
The Monks added another two runs in the top of the third on a homerun by Harrison and a sacrifice fly by Smith.
Anna Maria held the Monks scoreless for the next three innings and evened the score at 9-9 with two runs in the bottom of the fourth.
Scoring slowed until the top of the seventh, when Harrison opened with her second homerun of the day as part of a three-run inning. Anna Maria made a commendable comeback attempt in their last at-bat as Falco and Lapierre both singled to put the tying run at the plate with no outs, but three-straight outs, including two strikeouts, ended the AMCATS’ chance for a comeback.
Senior Angela Vousboukis (Swampscott, Mass.) took the loss for Anna Maria, scattering 13 hits, 11 earned runs, a walk and two strikeouts in the complete-game effort.
Smith earned the win for the Monks, pitching five innings in relief while scattering four hits, two runs, a walk and an impressive eight strikeouts.
Lapierre batted 4-for-4 with five RBI. Falco finished 3-for-4, while Clement and Haggerty added single hits for a total of nine AMCAT hits.
Harrison led the Monks at the plate with a 3-for-4 effort, while Bailey, Jennelle Thompson (Farmington, N.H.), Meghan Elliott (Blackstone, Mass.), and Smith all finished with two hits each.
The AMCATS return to action on Wednesday when they host Lasell College in a 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. GNAC doubleheader at the New England Baseball Complex in Northborough, Mass. Saint Joseph’s has a quick turnaround as they host Norwich tomorrow at noon.

Re: Lacrosse - women (2016)

PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:22 am
by Tom Nolette
4/9/16 – Saint Joseph’s Sails Past Simmons, 12-5

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PORTLAND, Maine – Saint Joseph’s College (9-2, 3-0 GNAC) defeated Simmons College (5-5, 2-2 GNAC), 12-5, in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) women’s lacrosse action at Deering Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Holding on to a 3-2 edge with 15:23 remaining in the first half, the Monks scored five of the game’s following six goals, including three Elyse Caiazzo (Scarborough, Maine/Cheverus) tallies, en route to securing an 8-3 cushion heading into intermission.
The Sharks opened the second stanza with a pair of goals, as sophomore midfielder Kasey Fries (Bridgewater, Mass.) scored twice in a matter of 13 seconds to make it an 8-5 game with 24:31 left. The Monks proceeded to hold the visitors off the board while potting four unanswered markers – including three from junior Kelsey Dumond (Lewiston, Maine) – during the remainder of the contest to remain undefeated in GNAC play.
For the Monks, senior Michelle Cunha (Enfield, Conn.) registered 10 saves while her counterpart, Simmons freshman Kenzie Rogers (Bourne, Mass.), posted 11 stops in a losing effort.

• Dumond led all scorers with four goals and picked up a pair of ground balls

• Caiazzo tallied three goals, two assists, five ground balls, and four draw controls

• Senior Kat Gadbois (Scarborough, Maine) added two goals, two assists, and three draw controls

• Senior Elizabeth Elcock (Westwood, Mass.) netted a pair of goals

• Junior Jackie Wilson (Tiverton, R.I.) chipped in with a pair of assists, six ground balls, three draw controls, and two caused turnovers

• Senior Emma Lafrance (Westport, Mass.) scooped up four ground balls

• Senior Alexia Malone Oliver (Bristol, R.I.) scored twice with a pair of caused turnovers

• Fries finished the day with two tallies and two ground balls

• Senior Ashley Sheehan (North Attleboro, Mass.) contributed a goal with seven draw controls and two ground balls
Saint Joseph’s held the lead in shots (30-20), ground balls (23-16), draw controls (10-9), turnovers (16-20), and caused turnovers (9-5) while successfully clearing on all 18 attempts. Simmons was 14-20 on clear chances.
At halftime, the SJC women’s lacrosse program stole a few moments to honor Dr. Karen Croteau, of the Sports and Exercise Science Department, and Dr. Emily Lesher, who teaches in the Natural Sciences Department, as part of the Monks’ NCAA DIII Week festivities. Croteau and Lesher were presented by Elcock and Caiazzo, respectively, and were given small gifts as tokens of appreciation during the ceremony.
With the victory, Saint Joseph’s improves to 4-5 in the history of the series with Simmons College, a team the Monks defeated by a 17-15 margin in Boston last spring.
Saint Joseph’s plays at Lasell College at 4:00 PM on Thursday while Simmons plays at cross street rival Emmanuel College on Tuesday at 7:00 PM.