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Despite 44 shots, UMass hockey shut out in Providence

The University of Massachusetts hockey team lost 2-0 on the road against Providence Saturday.

The Minutemen (7-11-2, 4-8-1 Hockey East) outshot the Friars 44-24 but couldn’t find the net against Providence keeper Jon Gillies (44 saves).

Branden Gracel, Zack LaRue and Conor Allen had five shots each for UMass.

Amherst 2, Connecticut College 2 — The Lord Jeffs squandered an early lead and had to settle for a tie at home Saturday.

Dylan Trumble and Mike Bowbotham both scored in the first period for ninth-ranked Amherst (9-4-2, 6-3-1 NESCAC).

Women’s hockey

Middlebury 5, Amherst 2 — Emily Flom and Megan Doyen scored for Amherst (7-5-1, 5-2-1 NESCAC) but the Lord Jeffs lost in Middlebury Saturday.

Women’s basketball

Coast Guard 58, Mount Holyoke 52 — The Lyons lost at home Saturday.

Amber Legare scored 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds for Mount Holyoke (3-10; 1-8 NEWMAC)

Babson 59, Smith College 50 — Smith College lost its second game of the year on the road Saturday in Babson Park.

The Pioneers (13-2, 7-1 NEWMAC) got 15 points from Rosa Drummond. Babson has won 73 straight NEWMAC games.

Women’s swimming & diving

Mount Holyoke 160, Simmons 97 — Bethany Aban and Cathleen Pruden both had two individual first place finishes for Mount Holyoke in Saturday’s home win.

Aban finished first in the 50-back (30.08) and the 50-butterfly (27.60). Pruden took the 50-breaststroke (32.62) and the 100-free (55.44).

Mount Saint Mary 114, Elms College 88 — Northampton’s Tessa Dudunake had three first place finishes for Elms Saturday in Newburgh, N.Y.

Dudunake won the 50-free (27.07), the 100-free (1:01.21) and the 200-back (2:45.59).

Men’s track & field

— Nick Otis of Williamsburg ran for a personal best in the 800-meter run (1:56.40) for the University of Massachusetts Saturday at the Yale Invitational in New Haven, Conn.

Paul Grafov added a third place finish in the 400-meter dash (50.52) for the Minutemen.

— Amherst College placed fifth at the Tufts Invitational Saturday in Medford.

Pat Grimes placed first in the 3,000-meter run while Andrew Erskine took first in the 5,000-meter event.

Erskine added another win in the 5k (15:20.50).

Women’s track & field

— The Lord Jeffs took sixth place at the Tufts Invitational Saturday.

Jessica Mueller placed third in the triple jump for Amherst.

— Maya Rittmanic recorded a personal best in the high jump (1.63) for Smith College Saturday at the Wesleyan Invitational in Middletown, Conn.

The performance qualified Rittmanic for the New England Division 3 Championships.

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