Endicott sweeps Saturday doubleheader: The Gulls continue to roll in the Commonwealth Coast Conference, earning a 6-1 victory over Eastern Nazarene before pulling out a tighter, 3-2 win in the second game on Saturday. Endicott is now 5-1 in the CCC thanks to seven strong innings from Benjamin Petrides, who allowed just six hits to pick up the win in game one. Connor McLaughlin earned the win in game two, striking out two in one inning of relief. Harry Oringer was 2 for 2 with a pair of RBI, including the game-winner in the second game, while Colin Sitarz led the Gulls in the opener going 2 for 3 with two RBI and a run scored.
Endicott fell 14-6 and 7-2 yesterday at the hands of Western New England to drop to 10-11 overall.
SSU BROOMS Fitchburg State: The Vikings (15-5) rallied for three runs in the top of the seventh inning to take game one, 4-3, and then SSU sent Fitchburg packing in the night cap with a 7-4 victory. Matt Burgess doubled in the eighth to score pinch runner Bill Cataldo for the game-winning run in the opener as senior Matt Kerr tossed seven innings to earn the win for SSU, while Mario Padovanni went one inning to pick up the save. Ed Deren hurled five innings of shutout ball in relief of Cory Collins to win game two, while Nick Conti went 2 for 4 with three RBI to lead the offense.
GULLS GRAB TWO: Endicott swept its second straight doubleheader Saturday with a pair of shutout victories over Eastern Nazarene. Colleen Martin belted a two-run shot to help lift the Gulls to a 5-0 win in game one, and Jesse Bilafer sparked a five-run, fifth inning in Endicott's 8-0 win in the night cap. Sophomore Danielle LaRocque hurled seven innings of two, hit shutout ball in the opener, while Kayla Carignan only allowed a pair of hits to earn the win in game two.
The Gulls split with UNE yesterday, losing 5-1 before coming back to win game two, 4-2, to move to 9-6.
VIKINGS SWEEP FSU: SSU scored 11 runs on 16 hits to open Saturday's doubleheader with a bang, defeating Fitchburg State, 11-1, before the Vikings vanquished FSU for good in the evening game by a score of 4-2. In the blowout win, Gabbie Vitale (Danvers) was 3 for 4 with a double, two runs scored and a pair of RBI; Christina Cipriani (Peabody) was 2 for 4 with a homer and two RBI; and senior Michelle Grifoni (Peabody) added two RBI and a run scored on two hits. Alyssa Bryan, who stole home in the second, earned the win. In game two, the Vikings leaned on a 2 for 4 performance at the plate for Grifoni, who had a triple and a run scored. Katelynn Fanning whiffed nine to get the win on the mound for SSU (14-6).
MEN'S COLLEGE LACROSSE
WeslEyan 11, Endicott 4: Jack Heger, Harrison Cotter, Connor Prescott and Jon Thanas had a goal each, but 16th-ranked Endicott dropped to 5-4 with the loss Saturday. On the positive side, Endicott did hold an advantage in shots (33-8) and ground balls (36-30), while forcing five more defensive turnovers than the opposition.
ECU 13, SSU 3: The Vikings (3-6) dropped their first Little East Conference game of the season as Ian Abrahamson, Nate Aminio and Matt Whitted had a goal apiece.
Gordon 10, MIT 7: Wes Chittick knotted a pair of goals and added three helpers to pace Gordon (3-5) offensively, while Houston Zemanski made 13 saves and collected three ground balls.
WOMEN'S COLLEGE LACROSSE
Endicott 13, Gordon 10: The Gulls (6-2, 3-0 in CCC) handed Gordon its first loss of the season behind five goals from Morgan DeShaw and four goals from Callie Murphy (two assists, five ground balls). Anna Blomberg led the Scots (8-1, 2-1 in CCC) with three goals on five shots, Jordan Alexander added a pair of markers, and keeper Danielle Maguire made seven stops in the loss. Endicott held a 28-27 advantage in shots and a 30-26 margin in ground balls, while keeper Leah Neff made four saves to improve to 6-2 on the season for the Gulls.
SSU 21, Worcester State 20: Peabody native Bridget Dullea recorded the game-winning tally with 1:33 left for the Vikings (3-1) in their first New England Women's Lacrosse Alliance game. Dullea finished with a season-high nine goals for SSU while adding a team-high 13 draw controls along with teammate Kaitlyn Shidler, who tallied for goals, as well, in the win. Kate Warren and Kristin Cahoon added hat tricks.
MEN'S COLLEGE TENNIS
Eastern Nazarene 5, Endicott 4: The Gulls dropped to 5-7 on the season despite a strong showing in doubles where Endicott took two of the three matches. Olivier Joggi/Jake Cowen and Mike Lauretano/Tim Forance earned doubles wins, while Forance and senior Porter Williams earned singles victories.
Salve Regina 5, Gordon 4: Dan Cormier/Sam Mason and Mike Muthersbaugh/Greg Dry earned doubles wins at the number two and three spots, respectively, for Gordon, but the Scots managed only singles wins from Cormier (Ipswich) and Muthersbaugh to fall to 1-8 overall.
Endicott 3, Daniel Webster 0: Endicott improved to a perfect 11-0 in the New England Collegiate Conference after disposing of the Eagles 25-10, 25-20, 25-19 in straight sets. Matt Devendorf had 11 kills and just two errors, while Jeremy Siden (12 digs, seven kills) and Jeremy Schlosser (seven digs) combined for 26 assists as the Gulls improved to 14-13 overall.
GULLS TAKE THIRD: Endicott shot a combined 334 from its five golfers to secure third place out of 13 teams at the Rhode Island College Invitational Tournament. Freshman Brett Malboeuf shot a 79 to tie for third place overall, Ian Teal chipped in an 80 to tie for eighth place, and captain Jackson Wyman added an 87.