May 1, 2011

Husson Defeats Thomas for NAC East Women's Lacrosse Title

Bangor, ME – It was a thrilling final chapter to the NAC East Division Championship at Husson’s Boucher Field, as the host Eagles battled to a 13-9 victory over the Thomas College Terriers. Thomas seemed poised to continue their run through the playoffs after upsetting #2 seed Green Mountain College in the semifinal yesterday, and jumping out to a 6-2 lead about half-way through the first period. Husson found their composure and stormed back with 9 goals in a row to help the Eagles secure their second consecutive NAC East Division Championship.

Husson was led offensively by the Tournament MVP Megan Clement (Brunswick, ME) who netted 4 goals on the day for the Eagles. Alex Huffman (North Hampton, VT) was also named to the all-tournament team, and added 6 ground balls to her already impressive numbers as she finished the season tied for the NCAA Division III lead in that category with 6.31 per game. Stephanie Eaton (Pittston, ME) scored a hat trick and assisted on another to find her way to the all-tournament team, along with Rachel Swasey (Brentwood, NH) who had a solid day defensively causing three turnovers, scooping up a pair of ground balls, and uncharacteristically finding her way into the goal column with a free position goal, her first score of the season.

Thomas fought hard until the final horn, getting a strong showing from senior Megan Denby (Copiague, NY) who tied Clement’s efforts with four goals in the game. Denby’s efforts found her a spot on the all-tournament team, as well as first year teammate Jillian Lambert (Dayton, ME) who had two goals, three ground balls and three caused turnovers and was literally all over the field throughout the game. Cera DiBiase (Westbrook, ME) also had two goals for the Terriers, but in the end it was not enough to get past Husson.

With the victory, Husson earns the right to represent the East Division at the 2011 NAC Championship next Sunday May 7th to play the winner of Keuka College and SUNY Morrisville who battle this afternoon for the West Division Championship. The game will be played on the campus of NAC West Division participant SUNY Morrisville, and the winner will take home the 2011 NAC Championship.

All-Tournament Team
MVP -  Megan Clement, Husson
Michelle Rancourt, Husson
Alex Huffman, Husson
Rachel Swasey, Husson
Megan Denby, Thomas
Jill Lambert, Thomas
Kiley Jolicoeur, Thomas
Abbey Gilbert, Farmington
Emma Morrison, Farmington
Kelsy Allan, Green Mountain
Amanda Malkin, Green Mountain

NAC East Division Playoffs

Saturday, April 30

#1 Husson 14, #4 Me.-Farmington 2 - Recap
#3 Thomas 11, #2 Green Mountain 10 2 OT - Recap

Sunday, May 1

#1 Husson 13, #3 Thomas 9 - Boxscore

NAC Championship (Hosted by SUNY Morrisville)

Saturday, May 7

Husson (NAC East Division Champion) vs NAC West Division Champion (TBA)

 


April 26, 2011

Husson to Host NAC East Women's Lacrosse Divisional Championship

Bangor, ME – The Husson University Eagles finished atop the NAC East with a 5-1 conference record will host the North Atlantic Conference East Division championship this weekend at Boucher Field.  Saturday, the #1 seed Eagles square-off against #4 Me-Farmington at 12:00 pm while #2 Green Mountain faces #3 Thomas at 2:30.

The winner of Saturday’s contests will meet in the final Sunday at 12:00 pm.  Saturday, May 7, the winner of the NAC East division will face the winner of the NAC West Division hosted by SUNY Morrisville for the conference title. 

Beginning with the 2010 season, North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) members Cazenovia, College of St. Elizabeth, Keuka, Medaille, Penn State - Abington, SUNY Morrisville, Wells, and Wilson began play as associate members of the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) in a West Division. Each division hosts a championship and the two divisional champions will meet to determine the conference champion.

NAC East Division Playoffs

Saturday, April 30

#1 Husson vs #4 Me.-Farmington (12:00 pm)

#2 Green Mountain vs #3 Thomas (2:30 pm)

Sunday, May 1

Winner #1/#4 vs Winner #2/#3 (12:00 pm)

NAC Championship (Hosted by SUNY Morrisville)

Saturday, May 7

NAC East Division Champion vs NAC West Division Champion (TBA)