Keri Lambert of Amherst wins NESCAC women’s cross country title
Amherst College senior all-American Keri Lambert shattered the Bowdoin College 6k course record, winning in 20 minutes, 33.45 seconds to claim the NESCAC championship Saturday in Brunswick, Maine.
The Amherst native led the Amherst College women’s cross country team to a third-place finish out of 11 teams. Williams was first followed by Middlebury.
Lambert became the fourth Lord Jeff to win the event in the past six years.
Tufts freshman and Amherst native Audrey Gould was seventh in 22:02.21. Tufts finished fourth.
Wesleyan senior and Northampton native Hannah Zimmerman was 13th in 22:13.92. Wesleyan was sixth.
Atlantic 10 Championship — Carly Zinner was 35th overall as UMass placed 12th Saturday at the Atlantic 10 Championship.
NEWMAC Championship — Danielle Opatovsky was 13th as Smith College placed third Saturday.
Amherst 4, Middlebury 0 — Federico Sucre, Spencer Noon, Ben Norton and Max Fikke each scored as the Lord Jeffs (13-0-2) won at home Saturday in the NESCAC quarterfinals.
Duquesne 1, UMass 0 (OT) — Brian Frame made seven saves but the Minutewomen (5-9-2, 2-5 A-10) fell Sunday.
UMass 5, Duquesne 2 — Moa Mattsson scored twice, while Tori Sousa, Jackie Bruno and Emily Benjamin each had one goal as the Minutewomen (9-9-1, 4-4-1 A-10) won Sunday.
MIT 1, Smith College 0 — Cody Norris made 10 saves as the Pioneers (7-9, 3-6 NEWMAC) closed their season Saturday.
Amherst 1, Colby 0 — Amanda Brisco scored and Hannah Cooper had one assist as the Jeffs (13-1-1) won Saturday in the NESCAC quarterfinals.
Mount Holyoke 2, Babson 0 — Kiana Lussier of South Hadley had a goal and an assist as the Lyons (3-12-2, 2-7-0 NEWMAC) finished their season Saturday.
UMass 4, Lock Haven 0 — Noralie Weusthuis scored twice, while Kim Young and Alexa Sikalis each had one as the Minutewomen (12-8, 6-1 Atlantic 10) closed their regular season at home Sunday.
No. 18 UMass will host the conference tournament Friday. The No. 2-seeded Minutewomen play Temple at 2 p.m. Top-seeded Richmond plays VCU at 11 a.m.
Amherst 3, Trinity 2 (2OT) —Krista Zsitvay scored twice and Annika Nygren added one goal as the Lord Jeffs (11-4) won Saturday in the NESCAC quarterfinals.
MIT 10, Smith College 1 — Allie Stein scored but the Pioneers (7-11, 2-6 NEWMAC) finished their season with the loss Saturday.
Sarah Fay of South Hadley scored for MIT (15-2, 7-1).
Babson 4, Mount Holyoke 1 — Kirsten Kilburn scored but the Lyons (7-9, 2-6 NEWMAC) fell Saturday.
Men’s cross country
Atlantic 10 Championship — Antony Taylor was 11th overall as UMass tied for eighth Saturday.
NESCAC Championship — Andrew Erskine was 16th overall as Amherst placed seventh Saturday.
Centennial Conference Championships — Tyler Keith of Florence was 55th as Gettysburg placed seventh Saturday.
NECC Championships — Ian Barber of Westhampton was seventh as Lesley University won the conference title Saturday.
Amherst 3, Bates 0 — Nicole Carter had 30 assists and 11 digs as the Lord Jeffs (14-8, 7-3 NESCAC) won 25-16, 25-19, 25-7 Saturday.
Wellesley 3, Smith College 0 — Mei-Li Smith had 11 assists and eight digs as the Pioneers (7-19, 3-6 NEWMAC) closed their season with the 25-20, 25-23, 25-13 loss Saturday.
MIT 3, Mount Holyoke 0 — Martina Kneifel had four kills, four digs and two blocks as the Lyons (3-20, 0-9 NEWMAC) finished their season Saturday with the 25-19, 25-18, 25-8 loss.
Seven Sisters Regatta — Mount Holyoke tied for second behind Wellesley, while Smith College was fourth Saturday.