Looking Good for Colonels Spring Sports

BY BRANDAN BLOM // APRIL 4, 2102 // 

The men’s lacrosse team has started the season off with a bang, winning its first five games by an average of three goals and now claiming a 6-3 record. The team lost a close game to Franklin Pierce, but rebounded with a big 12-6 victory over UMASS Boston.

In the Colonels’ conference opener against Endicott, the team lost big, 14-5. The Colonels went into halftime with the game close, only down one point, but the third period brought six goals by Endicott and zero by Curry. Endicott added four more in the fourth, while Curry’s Russell Lanham and Connor Arnold both scored their second goals of the game.

The lacrosse team was looking to bounce back strong in its most recent conference game, against Gordon College. But Gordon, with a 4-5 overall record, was able to net a six-goal comeback in the fourth quarter to win, 12-8.

The Colonels have been led in scoring by Lanham, a senior, who has 17 goals so far. Lanham is also tied with freshman John Castellano for the most points, with 26. The Colonels have outscored their opponents this season, 79-65.

The woman’s lacrosse team has started its season off with a 4-4 record. The team is coming off of a huge 26-3 win over Wheelock College, and look to keep the momentum going when its plays Daniel Webster this Thursday at home.

The team is led in scoring by junior Ana Bottary, who has 30 goals, including five goals and three assists in the big win against Wheelock. She also leads the team in points with 43. Sophomore Haley Carey is just behind Bottary with 22 goals and 44 points. Maria Lynch is the team’s starting goalkeeper and has a .452 save percentage this season. She has had 205 shots come her way, but has allowed only 97 of them into the net.

The baseball season is in full swing with the team posting an 8-11 record so far this season (5-1 conference). The team just won both games in its double-header against conference rival Roger Williams. The Colonels is getting ready to play Johnson & Wales tonight in Providence, R.I., and start a four-game out-of-conference run before facing Eastern Nazarene in conference play. The season is far from over, with 19 more games left to play.

The softball team is off to a great start with a 14-8 record (3-3 conference). The team is gearing up for a double-header against conference rival Wentworth today to try to improve its conference record to 5-3. Currently the softball team is ranked 10th in the NEISCA poll.

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