Westfield State Sails Past Massachusetts Maritime

WESTFIELD, Mass. Senior Maura Stack had game highs of three goals and five points as Westfield State coasted to a 16-1 victory over Massachusetts Maritime on Saturday afternoon, April 27.

Westfield finishes the regular season with a 10-4 overall record and a 5-1 mark in the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC). The Owls earned the No. 2 seed for the MASCAC Tournament and will host a semifinal game on Thursday, May 2, at 7:00 p.m.

Mass. Maritime Academy is 2-11 and 1-5.

Westfield dominated from the outset and led 12-0 at halftime. Scoring two goals for Westfield were Bridget Everett, Megan Griffin and Amanda Bouchard. Sam Lungarini finished with a goal and two assists.

Kim Courcy scored Mass. Maritime's goal midway through the second half.

Westfield outshot the visitors, 34-4, and Mass. Maritime goalie Deb Langley was solid between the pipes with 10 saves.

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WESTFIELD, Mass. -- Senior Maura Stack (Wilbraham, Mass.) netted a hat trick and a pair of assists for five points to lead Westfield State to a 16-1 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference women's lacrosse victory over Massachusetts Maritime Saturday afternoon at Alumni Field.

The host Owls (10-4, 5-1 MASCAC) jumped out to a 12-0 advantage at the break in scoring the first 14 goals of the contest, as sophomores Amanda Bouchard (Lexington, Mass.) and Bridgett Everett (Lexington, Mass.), along with freshman Megan Griffin (Granby, Conn.), each netted two tallies for Westfield State. Freshman Sam Lungarini (Feeding Hills, Mass.) added a marker and two helpers for the winners, who also received a goal and an assist each from senior Sadie Graham (North Andover, Mass.), junior Lee Meskevich (Becket, Mass.) and sophomores Stephanie Lenhardt (Duxbury, Mass.) and Mikhala Reedy (Ipswich, Mass.).

Senior Kim Courcy (Warwick, R.I.) netted the lone marker in the setback for the visiting Buccaneers (2-11, 1-5 MASCAC), as freshman Mimi Khampaeng (Hampden, Mass.) picked up the win with three saves for Westfield State, which also received single tallies off the sticks of junior Jen Carew (Billerica, Mass.) and freshman Kiley Berube (Fitchburg, Mass.). Sophomore Deb Langley (Abington, Mass.) made 10 stops in the setback for Massachusetts Maritime, as the Owls outshot the Buccaneers by a 34-4 margin for the match.

Both squads will participate in next week's MASCAC Championships, which begin with quarterfinal round play on Tuesday evening. Massachusetts Maritime has earned its first post-season berth in just the program's second varsity season, as the Buccaneers will be seeded sixth and travel to third-seeded Worcester State on Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m. Westfield State is seeded second in this year's championships and will host the winner of the Worcester State-Massachusetts Maritime quarterfinal on Thursday evening at Alumni Field beginning at 7:00 p.m.

2013-04-27



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