WSU Sports in Brief

Posted on April 12, 2012 by

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Women’s Track & Field

 

Led by several standout performances, the women’s track and field team has picked up where it left off from the indoor season.

 

This past weekend at the Jim Sheehan Invitational, seniors Mara Kralian and Sarah Rafferty along with junior Briana Wise and sophomore Christy Deininger eclipsed the school record in the 4×100 meter relay for the sixth fastest time in the NCAA Division III. Wise opened the season inCharlotte,North Carolinawith school marks in the 100 meters and 200 meters as she is ranked second nationally in both events.

 

Freshman Amanda Caldarone also had a toss of 130-5 feet in the javelin at the Worcester City Meet for the 14th best throw in Division III and Deininger’s time in the 100 meter hurdles inCharlotteis 15th on the national performance list.

 

With two more meets remaining until the MASCAC/Alliance Championships on April 28, the Lancers will compete at UMass Amherst and return to Fitchburg State in the next two weeks.

 

Softball

 

Paced by junior righthander Hannah Everson, the softball team has posted an overall record of 7-11 and 2-2 in MASCAC play. This past week, Everson fanned four in a 7-5 triumph against Clark on Tuesday before she tossed a three-hit shutout in a 6-0 win againstSalemStateon Friday.

 

The squad is led by junior Aimee Lamoureux who is batting .346 with seven stolen bases and 13 runs scored while senior Erica Cordio is hitting .305 with 14 runs and 10 RBIs. Everson is 5-4 with a 3.52 earned run average and 51 stikeouts in 61.1 innings.

 

The Blue and Gold will play cross town rival WPI on Tuesday at 3 PM in a doubleheader and Nichols at home on Thursday for a 5 o’clock twinbill atRockwoodPark. They end the week with two games on the road against MCLA starting at 12 PM.

 

Men’s Track & Field

 

This past weekend the men’s track and field team claimed a trio of first-place performances to finish second overall as a team at the Jim Sheehan Invitational hosted byFitchburgState.

 

Junior Todd Paquin copped MASCAC Track Athlete of the Week accolades for winning the long jump, placing second in the 100 meters and fourth in the 200 meters. Paquin and sophomore Luke Curtis along with first-year classmates Duy Truong and Terrence Gibson, the Lancers would take home first in the 4×100 meter relay with a stellar time of 43.09. Sophomore Andrew Johnson also cleared 6-01.25 feet for the top height in the high jump as third-year Andrew Garcia qualified for the Division III New England Championships in the pole vault.

 

WSU will head to UMass Amherst andFitchburgStatein the next week in preparation for the MASCAC/Alliance Championships on Saturday, April 28.

 

Baseball

 

This past week the baseball team (5-18, 0-4 MASCAC) snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 19-4 triumph over UMass Dartmouth. Freshman Nick Ruggiero who went 5-for-6 with three runs and two RBIs as sophomore Joe Carlier crossed the plate four times and finished with a trio of runs driven in.

 

The Blue and Gold followed their win the Corsairs by getting swept atSalemState, 7-2 and 12-0. They are being led this season by junior Nick Gezotis who his batting .368 with four doubles and nine RBIs and Carlier who has notched a .333 clip at the plate with 13 runs scored.

 

TheWorcesterStatenine will take on Brandeis on Tuesday and Nichols on the road on Thursday in a pair of games starting at 3:30.WorcesterStatethen heads toNorth Adamsfor a 12 PM first-pitch against MCLA.

 

Women’s Lacrosse

 

With a young team, the women’s lacrosse team has had a difficult season as they are currently in search of their first win this season (0-7, 0-3 NEWLA). The squad has lost three of its last four contests by a combined eight markers.

 

Despite eight goals by first-year Jaclyn Lawlor on March 31, the Lancers were defeated bySalemState, 21-20. In the last week, sophomore Vicki O’Brian totaled seven points (six goals – one assist) and seven ground balls to pace an effort on both sides of the ball in a 20-10 setback toFitchburgStateon Tuesday before dropping an 18-15 decision toFraminghamStatethis past Saturday.

 

WorcesterStatewill play Mass Maritime at 7 PM on Tuesday at home and visitRhode IslandCollegeon Thursday at 4. On Saturday the Lancers will head toBridgewaterStatefor a 12 PM contest againstBridgewaterState.

 

Men’s Golf

 

In their first tournament of the season, the men’s golf team placed 11th at the 13 team Rhode Island College Spring Invitational as Chris McCarthy led the charge with a score of 85 (+13) at Triggs Memorial Golf Course.

 

After playing at two-day UMass Dartmouth Invitational this coming weekend, the Lancers will host more than 20 teams and the MASCAC Championships at Blackstone National on Tuesday, April 17.

 

They will close their spring season on April 21-22 at the Johnson and Wales Invitational at Cranston Municipal.

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