Salem, Mass. ? Salem State will square off against Worcester State for the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Men's Basketball Championship tomorrow afternoon, February 24 at 1:00 PM in Twohig Gymnasium. The winner will claim the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament.
Salem, Mass. ? Freshmen guard Sean Bryan's (Lowell, MA) three-pointer with five-seconds left completed a 17-point comeback as the Vikings of Salem State clipped the Bears of Bridgewater State 69-68 in the semifinals of the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference playoffs Thursday night. The victory pushed the # 2 seed Vikings into the championship game against the #5 Lancers of Worcester State, which upset top seed Fitchburg State on Thursday night. The championship will be played on Saturday Feb 25, at 1:00 p.m. at Twohig Gymnasium on the campus of Salem State.
Worcester, Mass. -- Salem State scored three first period goals and coasted to a 5-2 victory over Worcester State on Thursday evening in the regular season finale. The Vikings, who clinched the second seed in the upcoming MASCAC Tournament, will face #3 UMass Dartmouth or #6 Westfield State next Tuesday at Rockett Arena. With the win, Salem State concludes the regular season at 13-8-3 and 12-4-2 in the MASCAC, while the Lancers finish at 9-13-3 and 6-10-2 in the MASCAC.
BRIDGEWATER, Mass. ? Junior forward Norma Waggett (Saugus, Mass.) poured in a game-best 30 points to go along with nine rebounds, but #5 Salem State succumbed 71-60 to #4 seed Bridgewater State in the opening round of the 2017 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletics Conference (MASCAC) Women's Basketball Tournament on Tuesday evening at the Tinsley Center. Waggett went 13-for-18 from the floor. Senior forward Jennie Lindland (Edgartown, Mass.) posted a double-double with a career-high 25 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Bears.
Salem, Mass. ? Head coach Stephanie Lannon will begin her third season at the helm of the Salem State women's lacrosse program in 2017. With consecutive 7-9 records to open her career, and two post season tournament appearances, coach Lannon is determined to move the program into the top tier of the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) this season. With an experienced squad returning, coach Lannon is excited to see how her current group of athletes will respond to the challenge of becoming MASCAC contenders.
Salem, Mass. -- Jason Pucciarelli (Newmarket, ONT) stopped 22 shots and Michael Chen (Rockville, MD) netted the game-winning goal in the third period as the Vikings of Salem State edged the Rams of Framingham State 3-2 Saturday afternoon on Senior Day at Rockett Arena.
Salem, Mass. ? Salem State lost 3-0 to 10th ranked Endicott in the regular season finale for both teams on Saturday afternoon at Rockett Arena. The Gulls, who had clinched the regular season title earlier, improve to 21-3-1 and 11-1 in the Colonial Hockey Conference. The Vikings end their season 4-19 and 2-10 in conference.
BEVERLY, Mass. ? Salem State lost 3-0 to the No. 10 nationally ranked Endicott women's ice hockey team on Friday night at Raymond J. Bourque Arena. The Gulls clinch its first-ever Colonial Hockey Conference (CHC) regular season title with the victory.
Salem, Mass. -- On Sunday, February 12 the Salem State University Athletics & Recreation department hosted seven Special Olympics basketball teams in a half day tournament. Salem State was approached by Special Olympics of Massachusetts (SOMA) to host the event as their teams are preparing for their upcoming regional games. The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) worked with staff to implement a tournament schedule and recruit volunteers for the event. SAAC wanted to provide a full game atmosphere, as the Special Olympic athletes received the same game-day experience as the varsity student-athletes, which included music during time outs and in-between games, the Vikings' mascot, and Salem State students showing their support fromt the stands. Student-athletes, athletics and recreation staff, and coaches volunteered as officials, scorekeepers, announcers, and event managers.