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Weekend colleges: Jake Ross, Cam Earle lead Springfield to Sweet 16



Sunday, March 04, 2018

Jake Ross and Cam Earle made sure the Springfield College men’s basketball team’s season did not come to an end Saturday.

Ross scored 31 points and Earle added 17 as the Pride beat Cabrini, 96-88, in the NCAA Division III Tournament second round.

Ross (Northampton) added nine rebounds, four assists and two steals, while Cam Earle (South Hadley) added five rebounds and two assists.

The Pride (20-8) advanced to the Sweet 16 for only the second time ever. They last accomplished the feat in 2000.

In Friday’s first-round 88-86 win over Albright, Ross had 24 points, nine rebounds and seven assists. Earle had 18 points, six rebounds and two assists.

Springfield next plays Hamilton (24-4), at Swarthmore College in York, Pennsylvania, Friday at 5:30 p.m.

Women’s ice hockey

Middlebury 2, Amherst College 0 — Bailey Plaman made 29 saves, but the Mammoths (16-7-4) fell in the NESCAC championship, Sunday at Middlebury.

The Panthers (20-4-3) scored a goal in both the second and third period.

Amherst 3, Connecticut College 1 — Alex Toupal scored twice and Plaman made 36 saves Saturday as the Mammoths advanced to the NESCAC finals.

Men’s lacrosse

Amherst 22, Colby 7 — Colin Minicus (four assists) had five goals and Evan Wolf had four as the Mammoths won their season opener, Saturday.

Women’s lacrosse

Bridgewater 9, Mount Holyoke 7 — Meryl Phair, Kaitlin Braz and Deyscha Smith each had a goal and an assist, but the Lyons (1-2) fell on the road Sunday.

Leila Kouakou (Leeds) scored for Mount Holyoke.

Amherst 13, Colby 12 — Lindsey Call had four goals, while Maia Noyes added three goals and four assists as the Mammoths won their opener on the road Saturday.

UMass 12, UConn 11 — Holly Turner scored with seven seconds left as the Minutewomen (3-2) won a tight game in Storrs, Connecticut, Saturday.

Abby Walker and Turner each scored three goals, while Kaitlyn Cerasi (three assist) and Hannah Burnett (two assist) each had a pair.

Baseball

Pittsburgh 10, UMass 5 — Alec Norton (two runs) and Nolan Kissinger (RBI) each had two hits, but the Minutemen (1-3) closed their trip to Kissimmee, Florida, with the loss Sunday.

UMass 13, Saint Peter’s 5; Pittsburgh 9, UMass 0 — Cooper Mrowka (two RBIs) and Ryan Lever each had three hits, while Kessinger (two hits, two runs) had three RBIs as the Minutewomen won in Kissimmee, Florida, Saturday. Mrowka, Lever and Kessinger each had a hit in the loss.

Softball

UMass 7, UC Santa Barbara 3 — Jena Cozza, Erin Stacevicz and Hannah Bunker each had three hits, and Kiara Oliver fanned 10 as the Minutewomen (7-6) closed the Diamond 9 Citrus Classic with a win, Sunday in Orlando, Florida.

FIU 4, UMass 0; UMass 4, Czech National Team 0 — Kaycee Carbone had the only two hits for the Minutewomen in their loss in Orlando, Saturday. Kaitlyn Stavinoha had an RBI triple and Carbone an RBI single in the exhibition win.