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Katie Ferris breaks career 200-point mark in win by UMass women's lacrosse 

  • Katie Ferris of the University of Massachusetts, right, scores while defended by Keagan Gallagher of Vermont Wednesday at McGuirk Stadium.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS

    Katie Ferris of the University of Massachusetts, right, scores while defended by Keagan Gallagher of Vermont Wednesday at McGuirk Stadium.
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  • University of Massachusetts players Lauren Terracciano, front row from left, Katie Boden, Tanner Guarino and Cori Murray celebrate Boden's goal against Vermont Wednesday at McGuirk Stadium.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS

    University of Massachusetts players Lauren Terracciano, front row from left, Katie Boden, Tanner Guarino and Cori Murray celebrate Boden's goal against Vermont Wednesday at McGuirk Stadium.
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  • Kelsey Sheridan of the University of Massachusetts, left, moves the ball against Emma Kelly of Vermont Wednesday at McGuirk Stadium.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS

    Kelsey Sheridan of the University of Massachusetts, left, moves the ball against Emma Kelly of Vermont Wednesday at McGuirk Stadium.
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  • Lauren Terracciano of the University of Massachusetts, right, shoots while defended by Vanessa VanderZalm of Vermont Wednesday at McGuirk Stadium.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS

    Lauren Terracciano of the University of Massachusetts, right, shoots while defended by Vanessa VanderZalm of Vermont Wednesday at McGuirk Stadium.
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  • Ellie Bullitt of the University of Massachusetts, left, moves the ball against Vanessa VanderZalm of Vermont Wednesday at McGuirk Stadium.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS

    Ellie Bullitt of the University of Massachusetts, left, moves the ball against Vanessa VanderZalm of Vermont Wednesday at McGuirk Stadium.
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  • Cori Murray of the University of Massachusetts, right, moves the ball against Danielle O'Dwyer of Vermont Wednesday at McGuirk Stadium.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS

    Cori Murray of the University of Massachusetts, right, moves the ball against Danielle O'Dwyer of Vermont Wednesday at McGuirk Stadium.
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  • Ellie Bullitt of the University of Massachusetts, right, runs to a loose ball beside Karli MacKendrick of Vermont Wednesday at McGuirk Stadium.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS

    Ellie Bullitt of the University of Massachusetts, right, runs to a loose ball beside Karli MacKendrick of Vermont Wednesday at McGuirk Stadium.
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  • Katie Ferris of the University of Massachusetts, right, scores while defended by Keagan Gallagher of Vermont Wednesday at McGuirk Stadium.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS
  • University of Massachusetts players Lauren Terracciano, front row from left, Katie Boden, Tanner Guarino and Cori Murray celebrate Boden's goal against Vermont Wednesday at McGuirk Stadium.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS
  • Kelsey Sheridan of the University of Massachusetts, left, moves the ball against Emma Kelly of Vermont Wednesday at McGuirk Stadium.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS
  • Lauren Terracciano of the University of Massachusetts, right, shoots while defended by Vanessa VanderZalm of Vermont Wednesday at McGuirk Stadium.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS
  • Ellie Bullitt of the University of Massachusetts, left, moves the ball against Vanessa VanderZalm of Vermont Wednesday at McGuirk Stadium.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS
  • Cori Murray of the University of Massachusetts, right, moves the ball against Danielle O'Dwyer of Vermont Wednesday at McGuirk Stadium.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS
  • Ellie Bullitt of the University of Massachusetts, right, runs to a loose ball beside Karli MacKendrick of Vermont Wednesday at McGuirk Stadium.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS

Katie Ferris scored three goals with an assist to surpass the career 200-point mark as the University of Massachusetts women’s lacrosse team dominated Vermont in a 16-5 home victory Wednesday afternoon.

Ferris, who now sits at 203 career points, is the fourth player in program history to reach the plateau.

Sam Rush led the No. 17 Minutewomen (6-2) with four tallies and an assist, while Cori Murray and Lauren Terracciano each added two goals and two assists.

Ellie Bullitt also scored twice, with Kelsey Sheridan (assist), Tanner Guarino and Katie Boden chipping in a goal apiece. Amy Tiernan contributed an assist.

Rachel Vallarelli made four saves in goal for the Minutewomen, who gave up just one goal in the second half.

Men’s lacrosse

Amherst 13, Eastern Connecticut 9 — Devin Acton had four goals and an assist to lead the Jeffs (1-2) to their first win of the season in their home opener.

Danny Gold scored three times and assisted once for Amherst. Kane Haffey had a pair of tallies, while Quinn Maroney and Aaron Mathias each added a goal and an assist.

Rob Dickinson made six saves for the victory in goal.

Men’s basketball

Amherst College senior guard Aaron Toomey was named the All-Northeast Region Player of the Year by D3hoops.com on Wednesday, while also being awarded All-Region first team honors for the second straight year.

The New England Small Colleges Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Player of the Year displayed an all-around game, as Toomey ranked among the top five in the conference in scoring (17.4 points per game), 3-pointers (3.0) and assists (5.0). His free throw percentage of 90.8 ranks fourth in the nation.

Twice this season, Toomey matched his career high of 34 points in a game. He’ll enter his senior season as already the 10th-leading scorer in program history.

Joining him on the All-Northeast first team is teammate and Northampton native Willy Workman, who was third in the NESCAC in rebounds (7.9) and blocks (1.6), while also scoring at a clip of 12.2 per game with nearly four assists per contest.

Workman had a team-best seven double-doubles this season.

Making the third team was senior center Peter Kaasila, who averaged 13.4 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. His scoring average went up to 16.0 in conference play, thanks in part to a conference-best .641 field goal percentage, fourth best in the nation.

Amherst was the lone team to have three players on the All-Region teams.

Women’s basketball

Amherst senior guard Marcia Voigt was named to the first-team All-Northeast Region squad on Wednesday.

Voigt leads the Lord Jeffs in scoring at 12.7 points per game, while her 4.4 assist average is tops in the NESCAC.

She also helps lead Amherst’s strong defense by making 2.3 steals per game. The Jeffs allow an average of just 46.5 points.

The 12th leading scorer in program history, Voigt saves her best performances for the biggest games. She put in a season-high 21 points in the conference title game win over Williams, then scored 19 last Saturday as the Jeffs advanced to the national semifinals for the fifth straight season.

Sophomore Megan Robertson, who’s emerged as a dominant player down low with nine double-doubles, earned a spot on the third team.

Robertson is the top rebounder in the conference at 8.7 per game and also has the highest field goal percentage (.520). She’s second in blocks in the NESCAC at 2.7, while her 124 career blocks ranks second in Amherst history.

The Jeffs were the only team from the NESCAC to place to players on the All-Region teams.

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