By David Rixham
Men’s basketball has started their season 1-1; with a 69-51 victory over Becker and a 61-60 loss to Wesleyan. Sophomore guard Jeremy Bacon and Sophomore center Paul Brooks have both recorded one double-double in the early moments of the season. Senior guard Brendan Rios leads the team in scoring, averaging 16.0 points per game.
Next two weeks: Nov. 22 vs. Salve Regina at Assumption College
Nov. 25 at WPI
Dec. 2 at UMass Dartmouth
Women’s basketball has started their season 2-1, with victories over Becker and Mount Holyoke, and a loss to WPI in their season opener. Junior forward Bianca Langford recorded at double-double against Mount Holyoke totaling 16 points and 20 rebounds. Langford is currently averaging a double-double with 13.3 points and 13.3 rebounds per game. Senior guard Julie Frankian is averaging 19.0 points per game for the Lancers.
Next two weeks: Nov. 21 at Williams
Nov. 22 vs. Misericordia at Williams Tip-Off Tournament
Nov. 25 at St. Joesph (Conn.)
Dec. 4 at UMass Dartmouth
Hockey is 2-1-2 (1-0-1 MASCAC) on their young season with victories over Becker and Fitchburg State. Senior forward Nathan Stanley leads the team and is tied second in the conference in goals with four, including a hat-trick against Becker. Junior goalie Salvatore Tecci has a record of 1-1-1 to start the season and is third in the conference in goals against average (2.61) and save percentage (.914) among qualified goalies.
Next two weeks: Nov. 20 vs. Framingham State
Nov. 22 at Plymouth State
Nov. 28 at Becker
Nov. 30 vs. TBA Worcester City Cup
Dec. 4 at Westfield State
All home games are played at Hart Recreation Center at Holy Cross
Football finished their season at 7-3 (5-3 MASCAC) including winning 4 of the last 5. Senior defensive end Bryan Narcisse, senior tight end Casey Hippert, and junior running back Kemani Jones were all named to the MASCAC first-team squad. Narcisse lead the conference in sacks with 12.5. Hippert finished seventh in receiving yards with 764 yards and finished his career with a total of 2,598 yards, finishing second behind Bryan Keats for most career receiving yards in program history. Jones was one of three backs in the conference to finish with over 1,000 yards rushing. His total of 1,275 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns were second and third in the conference respectively. Jones broke the previous school record for rushing yards in a season, a mark previously held by Marcus Price in 2011.
Men’s soccer finished at 5-10-2 (2-4-1 MASCAC) missing the 2014 post-season. Freshman midfielder Andre Ipojuca led the team with five goals. Classmate midfielder Joshua Evans led the conference in assists with six and was named to the MASCAC second-team squad, along with senior Kyle Venne. Senior goalie Emil Dedo was second in the conference in goals against average among qualifying goalies with a 0.80 GAA.
Women’s soccer finished their season at 14-4-1 (7-0 MASCAC), including a MASCAC regular season and MASCAC tournament championship title, giving them the automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament. Women’s soccer was eliminated in the first round by then 15th ranked Nazareth College, a 1-0 defeat. Junior forward Alicia Macomber finished tied second in the conference in goals with 18, a new school record, and third in the conference in points with 42. Junior goalie Jillian Witkowski finished with a 13-4 record and 0.94 goals against average, second best GAA in the conference.
Volleyball finished their season at 24-10 (5-1 MASCAC), including a 12 game mid-season winning streak, a loss in the MASCAC tournament finals to Framingham State, and a ECAC tournament bid, before losing to Salve Regina in the semi-finals of the tournament. Senior outside hitter Alyssa Jasper led the conference in kills (502) and kills per set (4.37). Jasper finished her career with 1,292 kills; a new school record for career kills, a mark previously held by Lauren Saylor. Senior setter Amanda Lewis led the conference in assists (958) and finished with 2,305 career assists, a new school record surpassing the old record by nearly 1,000.
Men’s Cross Country
Freshman Brady Phillips finished his strong season being named to the all-conference first team after finishing sixth in the MASCAC Championships finishing in 27:25.25, helping Worcester State finish fourth as a team at the event.
Women’s Cross Country
Sophomore Erin Beccia finished second in the MASCAC Championships finishing the race in 20:25.85, leading Worcester State to fourth overall. Beccia finished 101st place in the Division III New England Regional Qualifier to finish her campaign.
Field Hockey finished their season at 10-9 (5-6 Little East Conference) including a birth in the conference tournament, losing to UMass Dartmouth 3-1 in the quarter-finals. Junior midfielder Julie O’Rourke was named to the all-conference first team. Senior midfielder Kelli McPherson and junior back Megan Ripke earned conference third team honors for their seasons. O’Rourke led the team in goals (12) and assists (8). The totals were eighth and fifth in the conference respectively.
Tennis finished at 7-6 (3-5 Little East Conference), having their season come to an end with a 5-0 loss in the Little East Quarter-Finals by Bridgewater State. Junior Megan Shepard finished her season with a 19-6 record in all competitions. Freshman Faina Volf ended her season with a singles record of 9-1, finishing 10th in the conference in singles winning percentage (.900).
In the final tournament of the year, men’s golf finished in 13th place as a team among Division III schools, totaling 656 strokes as a team, finishing four strokes outside of the top-10. Junior Jackson Davis finished tied for 14th with a 156 (+12). Davis finished day one in second place just two shots off the lead before falling back with a day two 80 (+8). Sophomore Steven Ferraro shot 76 (+4) on day two to finish in a tie for 20th with a 158 (+14) total.
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