WSU No. 2 seed in lax tourney

WESTFIELD – Bridgewater State University has earned the top seed in the 2013 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference Women’s Lacrosse Championships, which began with quarterfinal round action on Tuesday, April 30th before moving to semi-final round play on Thursday, May 2nd and concluding with the inaugural MASCAC Championship match on Saturday, May 4th.
In Tuesday’s quarterfinal games, Worcester State handled Mass. Maritime, 13-4, and Fitchburg State outlasted Salem State in overtime, 16-15.
Fitchburg State takes on top-seeded Bridgewater State in one semi-final round contest at Swenson Field in Bridgewater, Mass., while Worcester State takes on second-seeded Westfield State University in the other semi-final match at Alumni Field in Westfield, Mass., as both of those contests willl begin Thursday, May 2nd, at 7:00 p.m. EDT.
The two semi-final winners will meet for the 2013 MASCAC Championship and an automatic berth in the NCAA Division III Women’s Lacrosse Championships on Saturday at the site of the highest remaining seed at a time to be determined.
Bridgewater State posted a perfect 15-2 regular season slate and a perfect 6-0 MASCAC mark under Head Coach Erika Smith, and the Bears are paced in scoring by junior midfielder Taylor Clancy (Braintree, Mass.), who leads the league in overall scoring with 49 goals and 23 assists for 72 points. Freshman Chandler Ross (Wrentham, Mass.) leads Bridgewater State in goal with an 11-2 mark to go with an 6.69 GAA.
Westfield State posted a 10-4 overall mark and a 5-1 conference slate under Head Coach Greg Styles, as the Owls are led in scoring by senior attack Maura Stack’s (Wilbraham, Mass.) 42 goals and 57 points and in net by freshman Mimi Khampaeng’s (Hampden, Mass.) 10 wins and 123 saves.
Worcester State notched an 12-4 overall slate (4-2 in league play) under Head Coach Deb Draper, as freshman midfielder Jackie Connors (Ashland, Mass.) leads the Lancers in scoring with 35 goals and 53 points, while senior Alex Chisholm (Brookfield, Mass.) has 10 wins and 94 saves.
Fitchburg State posted five victories (3-3 in MASCAC action) under Head Coach Rick Terrio , as the Falcons are led in scoring by senior attack Jessica Bartlett’s (Marlboro, Mass.) 36 goals and 39 points. Freshman Elizabeth Darrigo (Billerica, Mass.) has recorded five wins and 137 saves in goal for Fitchburg State to date.

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