Seahawks and Nor'easters battle in CCC action

Sophomore Abigail Tepper has 14 points on the year, including nine goals.
Sophomore Abigail Tepper has 14 points on the year, including nine goals.

Salve Regina vs. University of New England Summary: Salve Regina University women's lacrosse hosts the University of New England in a Commonwealth Coast Conference contest. 

Match-up: The Salve Regina Seahawks (3-5, 01- CCC) versus the University of New England Nor'easters (5-3, 0-1 CCC)

Game date, time and site: Saturday, March 29, 2014; 12 p.m. @ Gaudet Field

Video/Audiohttp://bit.ly/Mq62GZ   (Salve Regina women's lacrosse on Ustream.tv; Andrew Pezzelli and Murphy McCann provide the call)

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Series edge: The University of New England holds a 9-7 all time series lead over the Seahawks. 

Last Seahawk win in the series: Salve Regina defeated the Nor'easters 22-19 in Middletown, R.I. on March 11, 2011.

Last Nor'easter win in the series: The University of New England defeated the Seahawks 21-10 in Biddeford, Maine on April 20, 2013.

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SALVE REGINA VS. UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND
  • Salve Regina and the University of New England have faced each other 16 times before with the Nor'easters holding a slight 9-7 advantage in the all time series. 
  • The Nor'easters have won the previous two meetings between teams, most recently a 21-10 win over Salve Regina last season in Biddeford. 
  • Salve Regina defeated the Nor'easters on March 11, 2011 22-19 for its last win in the series.
TODAY'S SALVE REGINA WOMEN'S LACROSSE FACT(S) YOU CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT
  • Salve Regina is 2-5 all time on March 29. 
  • The last time the Seahawks played on this date, Salve Regina defeated Rhode Island College, 15-13, in 2012. 
  • The first time the Seahawks played on this date they defeated Western New England 13-5 in 1998.
CAPTAINS
WHAT'S UP NEXT 
  • Salve Regina gets back on the road for the second time this season after its away contest with Curry was postponed to April 3. 
  • The Seahawks will travel to in-state and conference rival, Roger Williams on Tuesday, April 1 for a 7 p.m. opening draw.
  • Following the game against the Hawks, the Seahawk will make up their game against Curry in Milton, Mass.
LAST TIME OUT - THE SEAHAWKS
  • Salve Regina fell to Gordon 14-12 in a game of runs versus the Fighting Scots. 
  • Senior Grace Kelly led the Seahawks with five points (4g, 1a) while junior Gina Tortorici notched a hat trick and added an assist for SRU. 
  • Senior Josephine O'Reilly made 10 saves in the net for the Seahawks.
LAST TIME OUT - THE NOR'EASTERS
  • The Nor'easters come into today's contest off a 14-9 CCC loss to Endicott last Thursday. 
  • UNE's senior Hannan Tavella scored a game-high five goals to become the Nor'easters' career leader in points.
  • Macki Hill, Katie Cawley, Rachel Schwaner and Jocelyn Davee each scored for the Nor'easters.
NEWPORT "STAY"CATION
  • The Seahawks hosted three games over spring break and finished the week 2-1.
  • Salve Regina opened the week with a 20-12 win over UMass Dartmouth after outscoring the Corsairs 12-3 in the second half. 
  • The Seahawks welcomed Husson to Gaudet Field last Wednesday and won the first meeting between the two teams, 13-3 behind six points (3g, 3a) from senior Grace Kelly.
  • Salve Regina wrapped up with spring break with Eastern Connecticut State on Saturday and dropped a heart-breaking over time loss to the Warriors. Kelly scored with just over a minute to play in regulation to tie the game, but the Warriors outscored the Seahawks 2-1 in the overtime frame. 
  • Following today's contest, the Seahawks host their final two games of their seven game homestand to open the year.  
SCORING LEADERS
  • Salve Regina returns four of its 20+ point scorers of a year ago.
  • Leading the returners is junior Gina Tortorici who finished second on the team last year with 37 points (26g, 11a). 
  • Senior Grace Kelly was tied for third on the team with 24 points (20g, 4a), followed by junior Sarah Woods (22 pts • 19g, 3a) and sophomore Abigail Tepper (20 pts • 13g, 7a).
  • Kelly leads the team with 28 points on the season.
  • Kelly and Woods are tied for 21 goals this season to lead the Seahawks. 
  • Junior Gina Tortorici leads the team with 10 assists on the year. 
  • Hannan Tavella leads the Nor'easters with 42 points on the year, including a team-best 36 goals this season. 
  • Gina Newsome leads UNE with 10 assists this year.
CCC PRESEASON POLL
  • Salve Regina ranks seventh in the 2014 Commonwealth Coast Conference preseason poll of the head coaches. 
  • The Seahawks finished the year 3-11 last year with a 1-7 mark in the CCC. 
HOME SWEET HOME 
  • Salve Regina is 15-22 all time at Gaudet Field.
COACHES' CORNER
  • Salve Regina head coach Jennifer Foster enters her eighth season at the helm of the Seahawks.
  • Foster has led the team to a 43-77 all time record at Salve Regina.
RECORD BOOK CHECK
  • Junior Gina Tortorici is fifth all-time at Salve Regina with 91 draw controls in her career.
  • Senior Grace Kelly ranks eighth all time at SRU with 31 assists and seventh in caused turnovers (39) coming so far in her senior. 
  • Senior Josephine O'Reilly is third all time at Salve Regina with 375 saves in her career.  Brook Bowley (2003-06) holds Salve Regina's all time record with 668 saves in her career.