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May 6, 2013

Weekend area sports roundup: Endicott women's lacrosee tops Western New England, wins eighth straight CCC title

agateHed:WOMEN’S COLLEGE LACROSSE

The Endicott Women’s lacrosse team captured their eight consecutive Commonwealth Coast Conference title over the weekend with a 17-15 victory over Western New England.

The Gulls (12-7) were down 8-7 at the break, but managed to outscore Western New England 10-7 in the second half. Second seeded Endicott also gets an automatic bid to the NCAA Division 3 women’s lacrosse championship with the win.

Junior Callie Murphy had quite the game for herself, leading all scores with eight points on six goals and two assists. Senior Caitlin Pratt added four goals and Kelly Tierney finished with five assists. Lauren Todd netted three goals, while Katie Tierney and Holly Davis finished with a pair of markers.

Endicott goalie Rachel Socolow made ten saves in the victory, while Gulls outshot their opponents 31-25.

agateHed:COLLEGE BASEBALL

ENDICOTT BASEBALL WINS CCC Championship: The Gulls captured their biggest victory in program history yesterday afternoon after defeating Western New England 12-3 for the 2013 Commonwealth Coast Conference crown. Endicott, which won its first conference championship since 2006, earns the automatic bid to the NCAA New England Division 3 Regional tournament.

Catcher EJ Martinez drove in four runs on the afternoon and scored twice, going 3-for-4 in the game, while Tad Gold had four hits and scored three times. Freshman third baseman Matthew Paola finished with two hits and drove in two runs on a single.

Senior pitcher Brendan Pittsley picked up the win, improving to 6-0. Kevin Dupras threw four innings of shutout relief and earned his seventh save of the season. Dupras allowed just three hits and struck out two batters.

agateHed:COLLEGE SOFTBALL

ENDICOTT FALLS IN ccc CHAMPIONSHIP: The top seeded Gulls scored a pair of runs in the first inning of the Commonwealth Coast Conference championship game against Roger Williams, but ultimately dropped the contest 6-3. Endicott’s senior catcher Krista Fales hit a two-run homer to center field to tie the game.

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