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UMass hockey team has best offensive game of season in win at Northeastern

With its best offensive performance of the season, the University of Massachusetts hockey team earned its first road win of the year, a 6-3 victory over Northeastern Saturday in Boston.

The Minutemen (5-6-2, 4-6-1 Hockey East) peppered Northwestern with 46 shots. Third period goals by Adam Phillips, Joel Hanley and Michael Pereira put the game away.

Freshman K.J. Tiefenwerth had a goal and two assists. Rocco Carzo added two goals and Branden Gracel had three assists.

Kevin Boyle made 32 saves including 15 in the second period for the Minutemen.

Trinity 1, Amherst 0 — The Lord Jeffs (4-2-1, 3-1 NESCAC) gave up a goal with 27 seconds left to lose Saturday in Hartford.

Amherst keeper Nathan Corey made 36 saves.

Women’s hockey

Amherst 3, Wesleyan 1 — Three second period goals in under 3 minutes gave the Lord Jeffs the win Saturday at home.

Geneva Lloyd, Megan Doyen and Erin Martin scored for Amherst (3-3, 3-1 NESCAC).

Kasia Henley made 20 saves in her first collegiate win.

Women’s basketball

Miami (Ohio) 50, UMass 40 — Freshman Rashida Timbilla grabbed a career-best 15 rebounds but the Minutewomen lost Saturday in Oxford, Ohio.

Emily Mital led UMass (2-6) with eight points.

Amherst 64, Skidmore 36 — After a close first half, the No. 11 Lord Jeffs pulled away Saturday in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Jasmine Hardy led Amherst (5-0) with 16 points on 6-for-8 from the floor.

Smith 70, Wheaton 46 — The Pioneers forced 36 turnovers in their home win over Wheaton Saturday.

Paulina Solis led Smith (4-1, 2-0 NEWMAC) with 16 points. Devon Quattrocchi added 14 points and six assists.

Babson 63, Mount Holyoke 43 — Angelica Pascual had 17 points but the Lyons (1-4, 0-2 NEWMAC) lost Saturday in Babson Park.

Men’s basketball

Springfield 70, Amherst 64 – The Lord Jeffs lost Saturday in Westfield at the Pioneer Valley Hoop Classic.

Willy Workman of Northampton had 12 points and 13 rebounds for Amherst (5-1).

Westfield State 76, Elms 54 — Grant Cooper of Northampton had 12 points in the Owls’ win at home Saturday.

Belchertown native Dan Johnson added nine points for the WSU (6-0).

Women’s swimming & diving

UMass 158, Northeastern 142 — Zoe Judd led the Minutewomen with three individual wins in the 50-free (24.92), the 100-free (53.36) and the 200-free (1:54.76) Saturday in Amherst.

Wesleyan 207, Brandeis 70 — Holly Spicer of Northampton earned a second place finish in the 200-breaststroke (2:34.22) Saturday in Middletown, Conn.

Amherst 162, Middlebury 132 — Steph Ternullo had first place finishes in the 200-free (1:56.25) and the 500-free (5:11.71) in the Lord Jeffs’ win Saturday in Middlebury, Vt.

— Mount Holyoke took 19 of 22 events against Smith College and Wellesley at the Mount Holyoke Invitational Saturday in South Hadley.

Cathleen Pruden had three first place finishes for the Lyons in the 500-free (5:16.70), the 200-free and the 400-IM (4:40.26).

— Tessa Dudanake of Northampton earned three top-three finishes for Elms College at the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Championship in Boston Sunday.

The senior placed second in the 50-yard breaststroke (33.10) and third place mark in the 200 breaststroke (2:43.74). She also swam as part of the second place 200-yard medley squad (2:00.15).

Men’s swimming & diving

Yale 213, UMass 87 — The Minutemen won only two events against Yale Saturday at home.

Alexander Merkulov got the wins in the 1-meter dive (297.08) and the 3-meter dive (329.70).

Wesleyan 171, Brandeis 75 — Northampton native Padraig Murphy finished second in the 200 backstroke for the Judges Saturday in Middletown, Conn.

Amherst 208, Middlebury 86 — The Lord Jeffs won all but two events in Saturday’s win in Middlebury, Vt.

Matt Heise took the 200-butterfly (1:58.02) while Asher Lichtig placed first in the 1-meter dive (291.83) and the 3-meter dive (276.45).

Women’s track & field

Naomi Bates’ performance paced Amherst College’s strong showing at the Smith Invitational Saturday in Northampton.

Bates finished first in the long-jump (5.39), the 60-meter dash (8.03) and the 200-meter (26.63).

Men’s track & field

Amherst College had five wins at the Smith Invitational Saturday, including a victory by Andrew Erskine in the 3000-meter run (9:01.84).

Men’s squash

George Washington 7, Amherst 2 — Max Kardon and Jake Albert won for Amherst, but the Jeffs lost at home Saturday.

Women’s squash

George Washington 7, Amherst 2 — The Lord Jeffs got wins from Corri Johnson and Taryn Clary but Amherst fell at home on Saturday.

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