Weekend colleges: UMass field hockey falls 4-1 to Duke in NCAA tournament quarterfinals
The University of Massachusetts field hockey was left standing at the doorstep to the Final Four.
Fifth-ranked Duke beat No. 10 UMass 4-1 Sunday in the NCAA tournament quarterfinal round in Durham, N.C.
Brooke Sabia scored to pull UMass (19-5) within 2-1 with 25 minutes, 46 seconds left.
Duke strike twice three minutes apart with about 12 minutes left to seal the win.
Sam Carlino made two saves in the loss.
The senior class of Lindsay Bowman, Alyssa Ineson, Molly MacDonnell, Hannah Prince, Alexa Sikalis and Mel Sutherland finished with a career record of 56-33, three Atlantic 10 championships and as many appearances in the NCAA tournament.
Charlotte Verelst scored in overtime as UMass beat No. 7 Virginia 4-3 in overtime Saturday to advance. Renee Suter, Prince and Bowman also scored, while Carlino made five saves.
Monclair State 1, Mount Holyoke 0 (2OT) — Liz DiCesare made 13 saves, including three in the first overtime, but the Lyons (18-3) fell on the road in the NCAA Division III tournament second round Saturday.
American 82, UMass 59 — Emily Mital had 17 points and three assists, while Rashida Timbilla added 11 points but the Minutewomen (0-3) fell on the road Sunday.
Roger Williams 66, Smith College 59 — Jazmine Collins had 19 points and seven rebounds, Paulina Solis added 14 points and Lauren Weston (Florence) added 10 points, but the Pioners dropped their opener at home Saturday.
Mount Holyoke 51, Maine Maritime 38 — Amber Legare and Jennine Vizcaino each had 12 points, while Nicole DeMarchena (Amherst) added nine rebounds and three blocks as the Lyons (2-0) won on the road Saturday.
Amherst 96, Brooklyn 78 — Reigning national player of the year Aaron Toomey had 18 points as the top-ranked and defending national champion Lord Jeffs opened the season Saturday with the win on the road.
Tom Killian had 17 points and 12 rebounds, while Connor Green added 16 points. David George (14 points, 12 rebounds), Joseph Mussachia (11 points) and David Kalema (10 points) also reached double digits.
Westfield State 69, Plymouth State 60 — Grant Cooper (Northampton) had 17 points and eight rebounds as the Owls won at home Saturday.
Amherst 5, Gordon 0 — Max Fikke scored twice at home Sunday as the second-ranked Lord Jeffs (17-0-2) cruised into the NCAA Division III tournament sectional finals.
Amherst will play St. Lawrence at a date, time and place to be determined.
Greg Singer had a goal and an assist as Amherst beat Bridgewater State 3-0 on Saturday to advance.
Messiah 2, Amherst 0 — Holly Burwick made three saves but the Lord Jeffs (10-4-3) fell in the NCAA Division III tournament second round Sunday.
Megan Kim scored as Amherst beat Springfield 1-0 on Saturday to advance.
Women’s cross country
New England Division III Regionals — Tufts sophomore Audrey Gould (Amherst) placed 13th in 21:40.39 in Gorham, Maine, Saturday.
Men’s cross country
New England Division III Regionals — Dan Crowley was 18th overall as Amherst placed eighth in Gorham, Maine, Saturday.
Amherst 3, Hamilton 0 — Tori Salmon (assist) scored twice as the Lord Jeffs (2-0) rolled at home Saturday.
Amherst 3, Hamilton 1 — Conor Brown scored twice as the Lord Jeffs (2-0) won on the road Saturday.
Western New England 3, Smith College 2 — Mei-Li Smith had 11 kills and 14 digs, while Kristi Hammond added 10 kills and 17 digs, but the Pioneers dropped the ECAC championship game Saturday.
Smith beat Salve Regina 3-0 earlier Saturday to advance to the finals. Bethany Ashworth had 13 assists and 12 digs in the win.
Prep schools Field hockey
St. Mark’s 2, Williston 1 — Catie Laraway scored and Morgan Fisher made 11 saves but the Wildcats fell to the eventual champions on the road Saturday in the semifinal round of the NEPSAC Class B tournament.