BOSTON, Mass. – The third-seeded Becker College women's lacrosse team's defensive pressure was too much for host second-seeded Wheelock College in a 13-7 victory for the visitors in the New England Collegiate Conference Tournament semifinals contest at Winsor Field in Boston. The Hawks improve to 9-6 on the season and advance to play top-seeded Regis College, which defeated number four seed Elms College, 20-8, in the other semifinal contest. The NECC Championship game will be played on Saturday, May 3 at 1:00 p.m. in Weston, Mass. on the campus of Regis. The Wildcats finish their season at 5-8.
Becker made it extremely difficult for the Wildcats to clear the ball, preventing them a clear in 10 of 21 attempts in the second half, while scoring the final five goals of the evening. Senior attacker Ashley Mossey (Ballston Lake, N.Y.) scored at the 18:26 mark of the second stanza to give the Hawks a 9-7 lead, followed by sophomore midfielder Christina Boucher's (Pawcatuck, Conn.) 46th goal of the year at 16:22 of the period. Senior attack Samantha Jo-Dilkes (Little Falls, N.J) increased the Becker margin to 11-7 with a player-down score for her 11th of the season with 12:0.5 left in the half. Sophomore middie Victoria Belcher (Seekonk, Mass.) netted her team-high third goal of the game with 10:47 to play on a feed from junior midfielder Tatum Fahs (Foster, R.I.) to give the visitors a 12-7 advantage, before Mossey capped the scoring with her 50th marker of the year coming at 6:57 to give the Hawks a 13-7 cushion.