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Lacrosse - MEN 2016

PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:59 am
by Tom Nolette

BOSTON, Mass. -- Colby College first-year Colton Michel kept up his torrid scoring pace with four goals and two assists in the Mules' 11-6 non-conference win over Emmanuel College on Tuesday at Clemente Field.

Colby improves to 2-2 overall heading into the toughest game of the season, a 1 p.m. away game Saturday at top-ranked and defending national champion Tufts University.

Michel moved his season totals to 13 goals and four assists for 17 points in just four games. Kevin Seiler added two goals and one assist, while Kevin Beil added a pair of goals. Seiler is up to eight goals and two assists for 10 points.

Jack Bratches, Garen Fabian, and Tucker Dietrick also tallied for the Mules. Colby had a 36-21 shot advantage and was 20-for-20 on clear attempts. Both teams won 10 face-off attempts.

The Mules never trailed in the game, but Emmanuel (1-5 overall) kept it close for part of the first half and then pulled to within 8-6 in the fourth quarter before Colby ran off three straight goals.

Michel, Bratches, and Beil (Michel assist) scored in the opening quarter as the teams traded goals for a 3-2 Mule lead after one.

Colby took control in the second quarter, with Seiler scoring from Michel with 11:40 left and then assisted on Beil's second goal just 25 seconds later.

After an Emmanuel man-up goal with 7:29 to halftime, Fabian scored from Alex Rutan with 6:26 to go and Colby went up 7-3 at the break on Michel's unassisted goal with 1:38 left.

After neither team managed goal in the third quarter, Colby and Emmanuel combined for seven goals in the final 15 minutes. Michel scored his third of the game from Max Cushman with 12:35 to play for an 8-3 margin.

The Saints battled back with three straight goals in just under five minutes. Emmanuel only trailed 8-6 with 5:20 remaining.

Michel scored unassisted with 4:01 left, Seiler added his second goal with 2:26 to go, and Dietrick scored the final goal from Cillian Connor with just 52 seconds to play.

Graham Lian led Colby's defense with four caused turnovers and two ground balls. Brad McCarthy added four ground balls and two caused turnovers, while Joseph Anile caused three turnovers. Dietrick, Seiler, and Cushman also had two caused turnovers.

Colby's Dylan Rothenberg was credited with five saves, while Cole Scadden had nine stops for Emmanuel. Matt Sindler was 9-for-18 in face-offs for Colby.

Colby 11, Emmanuel 6
Colby............... 3 4 0 4 - 11
Emmanuel (MA)....... 2 1 0 3 - 6
Colby SCORING: GOALS: Colton Michel 4; Kevin Seiler 2; Kevin Beil 2;
Garen Fabian 1; Jack Bratches 1; Tucker Dietrick 1.
ASSISTS: Colton Michel 2; Cillian Connor 1; Max Cushman 1; Alex Rutan
1; Kevin Seiler 1.
Emmanuel (MA) SCORING: GOALS: Chris Curtis 1; Charlie Moran 1; Justin
Kelly 1; Tony Cibelli 1; Michael Rogers 1; Donnie Litzelman 1.
ASSISTS: Chris Curtis 2; Samuel Carroll 1.
Colby GROUND BALLS 23: Brad McCarthy 4; Kevin Seiler 4; Max Cushman 2;
Graham Lian 2; Dylan Rothenberg 2; Matt Sindler 2; Thomas Brewster 1;
Tucker Dietrick 1; Sean Dougherty 1; Kenny Jacobson 1; Colton Michel
1; Michael Nathan 1; Alex Rutan 1.
Emmanuel (MA) GROUND BALLS 20: Michael Sousa 5; Cole Scadden 4; Chris
Baglivi 3; Nick DelMonaco 2; C.J. Galdorisi 1; Brendan Gallagher 1;
Pat Heffernan 1; Justin Kelly 1; Michael Rainha 1; Michael Rogers 1.
Colby TURNOVERS CAUSED 17: Graham Lian 4; Joseph Anile 3; Max Cushman
2; Tucker Dietrick 2; Brad McCarthy 2; Kevin Seiler 2; Garen Fabian 1;
Kenny Jacobson 1.
Emmanuel (MA) TURNOVERS CAUSED 11: Pat Heffernan 6; Cole Scadden 2;
Chris Baglivi 1; Nick DelMonaco 1; C.J. Galdorisi 1.
SHOTS - Colby 36; Emmanuel (MA) 21.
SHOTS ON GOAL - Colby 20; Emmanuel (MA) 11.
Penalties - Colby 3/3:00; Emmanuel (MA) 4/3:00.
MAN-UP OPPORTUNITIES - Colby 0-4; Emmanuel (MA) 2-3.
TURNOVERS - Colby 21; Emmanuel (MA) 26.
FACEOFFS - Colby 10-20; Emmanuel (MA) 10-20.
CLEARS - Colby 20-20; Emmanuel (MA) 16-30.
GOALIES - Colny: Dylan Rothenberg 2-2 (60:00 minutes, 11 shots-5
saves, 6 GA); Emmanuel: Cole Scadden 1-2 (60:00, 20-9, 11).

Re: Lacrosse - MEN 2016

PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 7:05 am
by Tom Nolette
3/15/16 – Nor’easters Surge Past Monks, 10-3

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PORTLAND, Maine – University of New England (3-4) defeated Saint Joseph’s College (1-4), 10-3, in a non-conference men’s lacrosse contest at Deering Memorial Stadium on Tuesday afternoon.

Leading 6-3 heading into the fourth quarter, University of New England put the game out of reach by netting four unanswered goals, including two just seven seconds apart early in the frame when Andrew Curro (Niskayuna, N.Y.) and Sean Conger (Holden, Mass.) hit pay dirt at the 11:46 and 11:39 marks, respectively.

The in-state rivals traded strikes in the first quarter, as UNE’s J.T. Oliver (Damascus, Md.) scored off a Dan Auger (Nashua, N.H.) feed 1:08 into the game and freshman Ian Forbes (Dover, N.H.) knotted the match 25 seconds later with senior Jake O’Brien (Andover, Mass.) earning an assist on the play.

In the second period, the Nor’easters took the lead for good with three consecutive markers, with Mitch Mullin (Cumberland, Maine) accounting for two of the strikes to help the visitors take a 4-1 cushion into intermission. Sophomore Matt Donnell (Watertown, Mass.) and O’Brien cut the Monks’ deficit to 4-3 with goals in the first half of the third stanza, but UNE countered by scoring a pair, just over a minute apart, late in the frame and all but clinched the victory with the quick strikes around three minutes into the fourth.


• O’Brien played a hand in all three of the Monks’ goals, netting one and assisting on the other two

• Sophomore defender Liam Skinner (Irving, Texas) tallied five caused turnovers with a pair of ground balls

• Sophomore goalie Connor Trainor (Franklin, Mass.) kept the Monks in the game until the fourth quarter and made a career-high 18 saves with four ground balls in the loss

• Auger registered four assists with four ground balls

• Alex Zadworny (Florence, Mass.) scored twice with three ground balls

• Sam Cloutier (Lewiston, Maine) netted a goal with two assists

• Curro and Mullin scored two goals apiece

• Connor Leggett (Sunderland, Vt.) picked up five ground balls and won six of seven face-off attempts

• The Nor’easters spit time in the cage, with starter John Dusel (Wilbraham, Mass.) making four stops in the first half and David Pearson (Scarborough, Maine) adding two saves in the second.

UNE held the lead in shots (49-18), ground balls (37-20), and face-off wins (11-5) and capitalized on three of eight man-up situations with 16 clears on 19 attempts in the victory.
Saint Joseph’s committed 32 turnovers (UNE had 21) and cleared on 11 of 28 attempts in the loss.

With the loss, Saint Joseph’s falls to 0-3 in the history of the matchup with University of New England, a team the Monks had not played, prior to this afternoon, since 2009. Today’s contest was by far the closest, as the Nor’easters defeated the Monks by a 19-goal margin (22-3, 21-2) in each of the previous meetings.

This Saturday, Saint Joseph’s hits the road for the first of four away games with a non-conference tilt at Thomas College starting at 11:00 AM. UNE travels to Philadelphia to face Ferrum (Va.) on Saturday at 10:30 AM.

Re: Lacrosse - MEN 2016

PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 7:11 am
by Tom Nolette
3/15/16 – St. Joe's Finn Earns Second GNAC Rookie Honor

STANDISH, Maine – Saint Joseph’s College freshman Michael Finn (Quincy, Mass.) has been chosen as the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Men’s Lacrosse Rookie of the Week for the second-consecutive reporting period.

Finn netted five goals in a pair of games last week, with three in a loss at Mass.-Maritime on Tuesday and a pair of markers in a narrow defeat at the hands of Regis College on Saturday.

Through five contests, Finn leads the Monks with 12 goals and ranks second on the squad in points (15), shots (38), shots on goal (21), and ground balls (19).

Saint Joseph’s (1-4) will play at Thomas College on Saturday in a non-conference contest slated to begin at 11:00 AM.

Re: Lacrosse - MEN 2016

PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:32 pm
by Tom Nolette

Beavers Stumble on the Road at USM

GORHAM, Maine – University of Maine at Farmington men’s lacrosse (0-2) was outmatched by the high-powered offense of the University of Southern Maine (3-0) with a 25-2 non-conference loss on Wednesday afternoon at Hannaford Field.

Justin Roberge (Sanford, Maine/Sanford) gave the Beavers some momentum heading into halftime with a goal in the final minutes of the second period. Skylar McMillan (Gardiner, Maine/Gardiner) passed off to Roberge, who charged through the Huskies’ defense for his first-career goal.

The Beavers opened the fourth quarter on a strong note with Travis St. Pierre (Sebago, Maine/Mountain Valley) giving UMF some offensive momentum. UMF forced a turnover after the opening faceoff and Cameron McAllister (Yarmouth, Maine/Yarmouth) set up the play by passing off to St. Pierre, who launched a line drive into the back of the net.

Caleb Carr (Augusta, Maine/Cony) set a new career-high with 10 saves for the Beavers in net.

USM’s Nate Delgiudice had a solid outing with five goals and five assists. Delguidice also set a game-high by scooping up six ground balls. Austin Watts was close behind with four goals while Drew Shane and Keegan Smith added three goals apiece.

UMaine-Farmington stays on the non-conference trail by traveling to Wheelock on Sunday afternoon.

UMF release

Re: Lacrosse - MEN 2016

PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 6:59 am
by Tom Nolette
Thomas College lacrosse teams find stability
Coaching carousel keeps spinning, but Terriers stay the course.

WATERVILLE — When Thomas College women’s lacrosse head coach Jennifer Nardi decided to step down for personal reasons in January before coaching a game at the school, co-captains Erin Nelligan and Crystal Leavitt remained calm faces of the program’s uncertain future.

The players liked Nardi, who had replaced Sarah Merrill, and were optimistic about the upcoming season with her at the helm, even though they were losing much of the core that had led them to three consecutive North Atlantic Conference finals. Nelligan and Leavitt, both seniors and four-year Terriers, were confident their young team would be ready for the season, which was a little over a month away. ... stability/
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Re: Lacrosse - MEN 2016

PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 7:17 am
by Tom Nolette
Bates takes down Trinity in home opener

LEWISTON — Bates got off to a favorable start in its men's lacrosse home opener on Saturday, scoring two goals in the first three minutes. Then it was up to the defense to finish off Trinity College, which the Bobcats, ranked No. 8 in NCAA Division III, did in a 13-8 NESCAC victory at Garcelon Field.

Jack Allard scored first for the Bobcats (5-1, 2-1 NESCAC), then assisted on Charlie Fay's goal just over a minute later to make it 2-0 Bates 3:05 into the game. The Bantams (1-4, 1-2) evened the game with goals by Stefan Pappas and Ben Knaus in the latter half of the first quarter. ... er/1892264
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Re: Lacrosse - MEN 2016

PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 6:50 am
by Tom Nolette
COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: Relative Newcomers make impact on St. Joe’s, Thomas lacrosse circles
Eddie Donnell and Kade Strout didn't take up sport until sophomore year of college.

WATERVILLE — Eddie Donnell Jr. occasionally wondered what it would be like to pick up a lacrosse stick. Usually knee-deep in football, basketball and track and field at Gardiner Area High School, he liked the physical nature of the sport while watching.

“I’d always wanted to play but it wasn’t really in the budget for me in high school,” Donnell said.

Lacrosse was the furthest thing from Donnell’s mind as a sophomore at St. Joseph’s College when David Beriau, the Monks’ new head lacrosse coach at the time, approached the 6-foot 1, 225-pound former all-conference lineman with an idea. ... e-circles/
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Re: Lacrosse - MEN 2016

PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 6:54 am
by Tom Nolette
Husson Lacrosse Going Strong Despite Small Pool for Local Recruits

Husson University has had men’s and women’s lacrosse for seven years. It has had its challenges…. one being that the immediate area doesn’t have any high schools with varsity programs.

Tapping into the hot-bed of lacrosse for the entire North Atlantic Conference has meant hitting the road to recruit ... -recruits/

Re: Lacrosse - MEN 2016

PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 7:17 am
by Tom Nolette
Men's Lacrosse: No. 6 Bates bites nails to beat Keene State College

LEWISTON — The Bates men's lacrosse team knows how to beat Keene State College. The Bobcats beat the Owls in each of the past three regular seasons — by increasing margins — and knocked them out of the NCAA Division III Tournament in the first round last year.

No win was guaranteed when the teams faced off at Garcelon Field on Wednesday evening, however. The Bobcats entered the game ranked No. 6 in the USILA Coaches poll, but they needed a goal in the final seconds to hold off the Owls for a 14-13 victory ... ge/1894297
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Re: Lacrosse - MEN 2016

PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 7:50 am
by Tom Nolette