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Weekend colleges: UMass softball pitches two shutouts, sweep Saint Louis



Sunday, April 15, 2018

The UMass softball team’s pitching staff kept a clean sheet on Saturday.

The staff combined for 12 innings, seven hits, five walks and seven strikeouts as the Minutewomen swept Saint Louis in a doubleheader at Sortino Field. UMass won Game 1 10-0 in five innings, and Game 2 4-0.

Sunday’s game was postponed due to cold temperatures.

Meg Colleran fanned four, walked one and allowed three hits over four innings in Game 1. Quinn Breidenbach struck out one in one perfect inning.

Kiara Oliver worked the complete-game in Game 2.

Jena Cozza was 4-for-5 with a homer, four RBIs and four runs scored for UMass (22-10, 11-0 Atlantic 10).

WPI 11, Smith 1 (5); WPI 11, Smith 1 (5) — Lindsey Lord had two hits in Game 2 and Makena Wagner had the lone hit in Game 1 as the Pioneers (5-20, 2-10 NEWMAC) were swept at home Saturday.

Amherst 7, Williams 1; Amherst 7, Williams 4 — Audrey Hanson went 4-for-7 with six RBIs and four runs scored as the Mammoths (21-3, 7-1 NESCAC) swept the doubleheader Saturday.

Hanson homered in each game.

Prior to the doubleheader, Amherst and Williams finished their game from Friday night that was suspended tied at 4 in the 10th. Williams won 5-4.

Women’s lacrosse

UMass 21, George Mason 8 — Kaitlyn Cerasi (three assists) and Hannah Burnett (two assists) each had four goals, Kiley Anderson and Haley Connaughton each had three, and Holly Turner (two goals) had five assists as the Minutewomen (11-3, 6-0 Atlantic 10) rolled on the road Sunday.

Amherst 14, Tufts 13 — The fourth-ranked Mammoths (11-1, 7-1 NESCAC) trailed by five with 24 minutes left, but closed on a 7-1 run to win at home Saturday.

Mary Grace Cronin (assist) had four goals, while Julia Crerend, Katherine Malone, Leah Ritterband and Hannah Fox (three assists) each had two.

Smith 15, Emerson 12 — Chloe Harris and Caroline Myran (four assists) each had four goals as the Pioneers (7-4, 2-3 NEWMAC) won at home Saturday. Harris scored the 100th goal of her career.

Emily Biggs (Florence) added two goals and one assist for Smith

Wellesley 16, Mount Holyoke 6 — Kaitlin Braz netted two goals, while Leila Kouakou (Leeds) had a goal and an assist for the Lyons (3-9, 1-3 NEWMAC), Saturday.

Elms 18, Mitchell 8 — Jackie Soucia (Belchertown) had four goals, including the 100th of her career, as the Blazers (4-8, 3-0 NECC) won on the road, Saturday.

Men’s Lacrosse

UMass 8, Towson 4 — Jeff Trainor scored four goals, while Jake Lisauskas added two, and Chris Connolly and Billy Philpott once each as the Minutemen (8-4, 3-0 CAA) won at Garber Field, Saturday.

Amherst 20, Tufts 16 — Matt Solberg and Evan Wolf (two assists) each had five goals as the seventh-ranked Mammoths (11-2, 7-1 NESCAC) knocked off the No. 3 Jumbos (10-1, 6-1).

Baseball

Rhode Island 3, UMass 1; Rhode Island 6, UMass 3 — Ryan Lever and Drew Metzdorf each had two hits in Game 1, while Logan Greene and Cooper Mrowka had two hits each in Game 2, but the Minutemen (10-16, 3-9 Atlantic 10) were swept at home Saturday.

Amherst 10, Eastern Connecticut 4 — Ariel Kenney had four hits and three runs, and Sam Ellinwood added four RBIs as the Mammoths (12-7) won at home Saturday.

Women’s tennis

Williams 6, Amherst 3 — Vicki Ip won at No. 2 singles, and teamed with Jane Fraley to win at No. 2 doubles, but the Mammoths fell at home Saturday.

Richmond 6, UMass 1 — Anna Napadiy won at No. 6 singles, but the Minutewomen (9-6, 2-2 Atlantic 10) fell on the road Saturday.

Sunday’s match at Saint Joseph’s was cancelled due to weather.