|Filson Undefeated in Oberlin Goal this Spring|
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04:20PM / Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Oberlin College men’s lacrosse goalkeeper Cal Filson shows no sign of a sophomore slump.
The Mount Greylock graduate enters the week ranked 17th in the nation among Division III keepers with a .655 save percentage.
In his last two games for the 4-0 Yeoman, Filson backstopped the squad to a pair of overtime victories, stopping 15 shots in an 8-7 win over Thiel and eight in a 9-8 win over Mount Union.
Oberlin was scheduled to face La Roche College on Tuesday night.
Back in New England, Williamstown resident and Deerfield Academy grad David Hamilton has a record of 1-2 in goal in three starts for Trinity College this spring. The Bantams senior has turned aside 51 percent of the shots he has faced. On Saturday, he had 12 saves in a 10-9 loss at home to Williams.
Tufts University middie Auric Enchill (Pittsfield/Trinity-Pawling School) has played in two games for the 3-0 Jumbos this spring. He will make his final regular season visit to Berkshire County on April 4 when Tufts takes on Williams at 6 p.m.
On the other side of the field that night, Mount Greylock graduate Matt Hogan, a junior defenseman with the Ephs, will be looking to keep Enchil and the Jumbos off the scoreboard. Hogan has played in two games for Williams (1-2), which is home on Saturday afternoon against Connecticut College.
Staying in NESCAC, Middlebury College junior Michael McCormack (Mount Greylock) had a hat trick on Monday as the Panthers upset No. 11 St. Lawrence to improve to 2-1 this season. McCormack has six goals and three assists for a team-leading nine points in three starts.
Wahconah graduate and American International College junior Quinn Caesar has three goals and five assists in five starts for the Yellowjackets (1-4), including two man-up goals in a loss at St. Thomas Aquinas.
Nichols College freshman Thomas Astle (Mount Greylock) has a goal and two assists in five games for the 4-1 Bison. He scored his first collegiate goal in his first game, a 15-6 win over St. Joseph’s of Maine.
New England College freshman Patrick Storie (Mount Greylock) recorded his first career goal and first career assist on Saturday in a 20-7 loss to the Merchant Marine Academy. Storie has appeared in all three games this season at NEC (0-3), where his teammates include fellow Mount Greylock alumni Reilly Parker, a freshman midfielder/attack.
University of North Carolina-Greensboro senior Alicia Bazonski (Mount Everett) is off to another strong start for the Spartans. She has a record of a 7-2 in the circle in 12 starts. Opponents are hitting .255 against her, but her earned run average is just 1.77.
2017 Taconic grad Ashley Keegan has a 2-3 record in six games (four starts) at Bentley College. She has a team-leading 1.53 ERA and both wins for the Falcons (2-9) after their recently completed spring trip to Clermont, Fla.
Keegan’s old Pittsfield High rival Allie Hunt and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute softball team crossed paths with Bentley down in Florida, though the schools did not meet on the diamond. Hunt’s sophomore campaign is off to a solid start. She is hitting .316 with a .474 slugging percentage in six starts for the 4-2 Engineers. The former General has six RBIs, including a two-run shot in a 9-1 win over Westfield State. RPI is scheduled to play at Williams on April 11.
Monument Mountain alumna Alexa Nejaime has a team-leading seven RBIs in the early going for Regis College (4-4). She has played all eight games behind the plate. Allowing just two passed balls and compiling a team-best fielding percentage of .976.
Three area alumni are contributing at Vermont’s Castleton State this spring, where the baseball team is off to a 2-4 start. Lenox grad Dillon Benham is the team’s third-leading hitter with a .318 batting average and a team-best six RBIs. Hoosac Valley’s Matt Braman has a triple and three RBIs while batting .148. Ryan Wadsworth (Mount Greylock) has five walks and a .421 on-base percentage and a stolen base.
Mount Greylock graduate Rob Buffis has appeared in two games on the mound for Ithaca College this spring. The senior right-hander has an 0-2 record in the early going.
UMass Boston senior Alex Carusotto (Taconic) has a 3.86 ERA in two relief appearances this spring for the 7-1 Beacons.
Hoosac Valley graduate Matt Koperniak started the season with a solo home run for Trinity in the Bantams’ 16-8 season-opening loss to Case Western Reserve in South Carolina on Monday. Koperniak will be back in the Berkshires on April 10 to face Williams in a NESCAC contest.
Izaiya Mestre (Taconic) is 1-0 with a 2.57 ERA at New Haven this spring. He struck out four and lasted five innings as a starter to get the win in his first career outing, a 22-2 victory over Concordia. New Haven is off to a 9-0 start this season.
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