Mount St. Mary’s Wins 13th Straight Game, Faces Wagner in NEC Final

PHOTO BY DAVID SINCLAIR/MOUNT ST. MARY'S ATHLETICS

Jordan Butler scored six goals to lead Mount St. Mary’s to a 12-10 win over Bryant in a Northeast Conference women’s lacrosse semifinal Wednesday


Jordan Butler scored six goals to lead Mount St. Mary’s to a 12-10 win over Bryant in a Northeast Conference women’s lacrosse semifinal Wednesday, as the top-seeded Mountaineers roll into Saturday’s championship game against Wagner on a 13-game winning streak. The Seahawks advanced with a 16-8 victory over LIU.

Mount St. Mary’s (13-2) and Bryant were tied at 8 midway through the second half. But Kate Kinsella scored two of her three goals during a 4-1 run that gave the Mount the lead for good. Mount St. Mary’s is looking to capture its first conference crown since winning back-to-back NEC titles and NCAA tournament bids in 2004-05.

Wagner (10-4), the two-time defending NEC champion, is playing in the conference championship game for the seventh straight year. Kasey Dorney scored five goals and added seven draw controls in the win over LIU.

Towson, Arizona State Win Play-In Games

Blair Pearre had four goals and three assists, adding eight draw controls as Towson snapped a five-game skid with a 16-6 win over Elon in the CAA tournament play-in game Wednesday in Harrisonburg, Va. The Tigers will face top-seeded Drexel, ranked No. 10 in the Nike/US Lacrosse Top 20, in the semifinals Friday (4 p.m. ET, Lax Sports Network).

Arizona State also won a play-in game, defeating Cal 17-9 to advance to the Pac-12 semifinals Thursday. The Sun Devils will play top seed and host Stanford, a rematch of a wild 22-21 overtime loss April 16 in Tempe, Ariz. Carley Adams led the way Wednesday with four goals and three assists, while goalie Berkeley Bonneau made 14 saves.







CONFERENCE TOURNAMENTS

NEC Semifinals

Mount St. Mary’s 12, Bryant 10
Wagner 16, LIU 8

NEC Championship Game

Wagner at Mount St. Mary’s – Saturday, 1 p.m. (NEC Front Row/ESPN3)

CAA Play-In Game
Harrisonburg, Va.

Towson 16, Elon 6

CAA Semifinals
Harrisonburg, Va.

Towson vs. No. 10 Drexel – Friday, 4 p.m. ET (Lax Sports Network)

No. 19 Hofstra vs. No. 20 James Madison – Friday, 7 p.m. ET (Lax Sports Network)

Pac-12 Play-In Game
Stanford, Calif.

Arizona State 17, Cal 9

Pac-12 Semifinals
Stanford, Calif.

Arizona State vs. No. 14 Stanford – Thursday, 7 p.m. ET (Pac-12 Networks)

Colorado vs. USC – Thursday, 10:30 p.m. ET  (Pac-12 Networks)

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