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Weekend colleges: UMass field hockey rallies to beat BU

  • Melanie Kreusch powers the ball up the field for UMass field hockey against Boston University on Sunday. COURTESY J. ANTHONY ROBERTS

  • UMass’ Mirra Stillman and BU’s Allie Doggett & Allie Renzi all converge to win control of the ball in the first half Sunday. COURTESY J. ANTHONY ROBERTS



Sunday, September 10, 2017

Sarah Hawkshaw and Anne Dijkstra scored in the second half, and the UMass field hockey team rallied to beat Boston University 2-1 on Sunday in Amherst.

Melanie Kreusch assisted Hawkshaw, and Lucy Cooper assisted Dijkstra. Emily Hazard made three saves for UMass (4-2).

Mount Holyoke 3, Castleton 1 — Colby Newsham scored twice to lead the Lyons (2-1) to a road win Saturday.

Sophie Perekslis also had a goal, while Kaitlin Braz, Mirjam Keochakian and Kathryn Rawson added assists.

Morgan Turner made seven saves.

Amherst 2, Bowdoin 1 — Elizabeth Turnbull scored two goals for the second straight game, and the Mammoths won Saturday.

Laura Schwartzman had an assist, while Emilie Flamme stopped four shots for Amherst (2-1, 1-0 NESCAC).

Men’s soccer

UMass 1, Boston University 0 — Belchertown’s Alex DeSantis converted the rebound off of his own missed penalty to give the Minutement (3-1-1) their first win over the Terriers since 2008 on Saturday.

Bardia Asefnia made four saves for the shutout.

Amherst 1, Bowdoin 0 — Fikayo Ajayi scored in the first half, and the Mammoths (1-0) won Saturday.

Lee Owen kept out three shots for the clean sheet.

Women’s soccer

Mount Holyoke 2, Southern Vermont 1 — Sara Sanau Ruiz netted the winner in the 8th minute on an assist from Minerva Veeser-Bobea on Saturday.

The Lyons (2-2) trailed 1-0 at halftime before an own goal tied the game in the second half.

Amanda Manaster made seven saves.

Smith 2, Maine Maritime 0 — Madison Biasin and Kenza Mdarhri-Alaoui found the net for the Pioneers on Saturday.

Shelby Hall made four saves for Smith (3-1).

Amherst 1, Bowdoin 0 — Hannah Guzzi scored in the 78th minute for the Mammoths on Saturday.

Chelsea Cutler made five saves for Amherst (2-0, 2-0 NESCAC).

UMass 1, Holy Cross 0 — Kelly Marra headed in a goal in the 43rd minute Sunday.

Paige Kozlowski assisted for UMass (2-3-1).

Cassidy Babin made nine saves to preserve the shutout.

Women’s volleyball

Mount Holyoke 3, Elms 1; Simmons 3, Mount Holyoke 0 — The Lyons split Saturday, beating Elms 21-25, 25-20, 25-13, 25-18 and losing 25-20, 25-21, 25-21 to Simmons.

Sasha Simine had 10 kills against Elms, while Joy Maran and Cameron Graham added 15 digs each.

Frontier Regional grad Hannah Adams had 15 kills for Elms.

Simine led the Lyons (4-1) with eight kills against Simmons.

Smith 3, Johnson State 0; Smith 3, Dean 0; Smith 3, Mount Saint Vincent 1 — The Pioneers improved to 4-2 with three wins over the weekend.

They beat Johnson State 25-9, 25-10, 25-9 on Saturday then took down Dean (25-9, 25-18, 25-11) and Mount Saint Vincent (227-25, 22-25, 25-16, 25-19) on Sunday.

Amy Hagen totaled 32 kills in the three matches, including 17 against Dean and 13 against Mount Saint Vincent.

Amherst 3, Emerson 1; Amherst 3, Colby 0 — Emily Kolsky tallied 22 kills in two wins Saturday.

The Mammoths (2-1) beat Emerson 25-17, 25-13, 19-25, 25-14 and Colby 25-20, 25-13, 25-21.

Hayes Honea added 22 digs against Emerson, and Charlotte Duran had 32 assists.

Women’s cross country

Smith Invitational — Amherst College placed four runners in the to seven and won the team race with 18 points.

Kristin Ratliff was second in the 5-kilometer race in 19 minutes, 34.8 seconds.

Smith was fifth with 45 points, and the Pioneers’ top finisher was Karena Garcia in 11th (20:38.3).

Mount Holyoke’s Corrin Moss was 20th at 21:15.6, and the Lyons were seventh with 62 points.

Minuteman Invitational — UMass swept the top two podium spots and finished second as a team with 25 points. UConn edged the Minutewomen for the victory by one point.

UMass’ Heather MacLean took first in the 5K in 17:22, while Colleen Sands was second in 17:51.

Men’s cross country 

Minutemen Invitational — UMass finished fourth as a team with 40 points, while UConn won with 16.

Samuel Conway was the Minutemen’s top finisher in the 6K at 11th (19:34).

Smith Invitational — Amherst took eight of the top 10 spots and cruised to a team victory with 17 total points.

Clark Riciardelli won the 5K in 16:13.9.