By Tristan Davis – Features Editor
While various members of the men’s volleyball team ventured to Niagara Falls and the Mohegan Sun Casino, the rest of Lasell’s athletes dispersed throughout North America in search of more 2016 victories. Panning out as far as Puerto Rico and Florida, the Lasers collected key wins over schools from MA, NY, and PA.
For the first time in program history, the women’s lacrosse team spent their spring break competing against other New England teams in San Juan, the largest city on the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico.
The team opened up their two-game stretch with a loss against the MASCAC’s Plymouth State Panthers, yet the highlight was a two-goal performance courtesy of sophomore midfielder, Taylor Yandow. Panthers sophomore, Sam Sullivan, netted six goals in the winning effort. Game two of the tournament favored Lasell, as the Lasers snuck past Guilford College 12-11. Yandow was the leading scorer, while senior, Lisi Anczok, scooped up six ground balls.
The men’s team stuck around campus for the week, and earned themselves two more wins as they now stand with a record of 4-2. In Saturday’s game versus UMass Dartmouth, a well-balanced attack led to a lopsided 15-8 victory. Junior Josh Gallant led the way with a game-high four goals, while the Lasers found contributions from seven other scorers. Game two pitted Lasell against Husson University, where Gallant once again tallied a team-high four goals, with senior captain Pat Egan dishing out six assists. The Lasers capped off a successful spring break with an 11-2 win over the Eagles.
The baseball team traveled down south to Fort Myers, FL and took part in the annual Gene Cusic Classic, playing 10 games against eight teams over a seven day span. Sunday’s double-header versus Skidmore College proved that runs aren’t always hard to come by, as both offenses exploded for a combined 63 runs through two games. The Thoroughbreds took game one 26-13, while the Lasers responded with a game two 14-10 victory. A 9-7 win over Plymouth State gave Lasell their second win of the week as they headed into the weekend with a 3-6 overall record.
The Lasers softball team, 150 miles north of Fort Myers in Clermont, FL also played 10 games throughout the week, compiling a 3-7 record. Lasell collected impressive wins over New England College and Bates College, highlighted by a stellar day at the plate courtesy of senior outfielder Emily DeAngelis, who went 4-for-5 with a triple and 4 RBI. The Lasers will return to action Tuesday the 29th against Regis College.