Across the board, from a performance by Aleah Mackay in the NCAA DIII Regional Championship in the 10K, to a CCC Championship in Women’s Lacrosse, the Lady Gulls come out and put the rest of the CCC on notice. Let’s look at a more detailed look at each sport (men’s and women’s) and how they did in their playoff run.
The lady gulls performed way over expectations this season ending it with a CCC Championship against #2 Roger Williams on Friday night. The Gulls were certainly challenged by the strong Roger Williams team, trading leads back and forth throughout the game but prevailed in the end with a 11-9 win.
Meghan Dutchyshyn led the way for Endicott with five goals, while Bella Rino stopped the Hawks with eight saves. The season isn’t over just yet for the Gulls and their first year Head Coach Maureen Spellman. The squad will focus on the first round of the NCAA DIII Tournament this week.
Earning themselves a second seed in the CCC playoffs, the Gulls battled their way to the CCC Championship, looking to go back-to- back. Unfortunately, Western New England had other ideas. With home field advantage, WNE topped Endicott 10-6. Endicott had six different goal scorers with 9 saves from Patrick Dean in net.
In it’s inaugural season, the Endicott Women’s Track team saw a superstar bloom with Aleah MacKay. On Saturday at MIT, MacKay ran a 43:08.00 in the 10K, placing her 16th. She marks the first runner from the newly minted track team to race in the DIII New England Regional Championship. In a comment to
ECGulls.com, Head Coach Spencer Lange stated: “Aleah will now get some much-needed rest in preparation for the fall. It was great to be able to end the season at this meet with such strong competition."
The softball team also grinded through the CCC playoffs to make it to the CCC championship like many of the Endicott teams did. For the #1 seeded softball team, it was certainly a grind. Starting with a loss in 8 innings to #3 Western New England, they found themselves one loss away from exiting the playoffs
earlier when facing Eastern Nazarene. They would squeak that one out 4-3 to advance to the championship game against familiar foe Western New England. The Gulls would eventually faulter to WNE for a second time 8-4, ending their season. Yet, with a record 30-win season under a first-year head coach, the softball team shows their future shines bright.
At the writing of this article (Sunday), the Baseball team is set to face Salve Regina in the CCC Championship game on Monday. Due to the printing delay, the final results will be posted on ecgulls.com. The baseball team reached the championship by beating Wentworth twice by large margins. Though, the baseball team has one loss in the double elimination playoffs against Salve Regina.
Men’s and Women’s Tennis:
For the men’s and women’s tennis teams, they both fell to Nichols College. For the women, it was in the CCC Championship while the men lost in the semi-finals.
For spring sports, the Gulls came out to play with many deep playoff runs and one CCC Championship so far to boast about. Hopefully this momentum can transition into additional success in the fall sports. We’ll wait and see come September.