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UMass hockey loses at Merrimack

With the game tied 2-2 going into the third period, the University of Massachusetts hockey team couldn’t find the net again and lost 4-2 to Merrimack on Sunday in North Andover.

The No. 20 Warriors outshot the Minutemen 41-18 in the game. UMass had 10 of its 18 shots during its scoreless third period.

Kevin Boyle made 37 saves for the Minutemen (13-10-5, 11-6-2 Hockey East).

Brandon Gracel scored a short-handed goal on an assist from Mike Pereira in the first to tie the game at 1-1.

UMass took a brief lead in the second on a goal by Eddie Olczyk, but Merrimack answered with a goal of its own 29 seconds later.

The Warriors took the lead at the 14:13 mark of the third period and added a late empty-netter.

Amherst 4, Connecticut College 2 — The Lord Jeffs (13-5-3, 9-4-2 NESCAC) scored three goals in the second period to pull away Sunday on the road.

Brian Safstrom, Johnny Van Siclen and Mike Rowbotham scored in the second to give the Lord Jeffs a 4-1 lead going into the third period.

Jamie Hawkrigg’s goal gave Amherst an early 1-0 lead.

Goaltender Nathan Corey made 22 saves in net in the victory.

Women’s hockey

Amherst 5, Trinity 1 — The Lord Jeffs outshot the Bantmans 42-19 in a win Sunday in Hartford, Conn.

Emily Flom opened the scoring for Amherst (11-8-1, 9-3-1).

Courtney Baranek, Eileen Harris and Tori Salmon (two goals) also scored for the Jeffs.

Goaltender Keri Stuart made 18 saves.

Women’s basketball

Williams 71, Amherst 51 — A 41-game NESCAC winning streak ended for the Lord Jeffs Sunday in Williamstown.

The Ephs also snapped a 10-game losing streak to No. 3 Amherst (22-1, 8-1 NESCAC).

Marcia Voigt had 19 points and nine rebounds for the Lord Jeffs.

Babson 73, Smith College 52 — Paulina Solis scored 17 points but the Pioneers (20-3, 14-2 NEWMAC) lost in South Hadley on Sunday.

Smith had to play its scheduled home game at Mount Holyoke due to a facility delay at Ainsworth Gym.

Amherst native Kristen Ferola had 11 points for Babson, which have won 81 consecutive NEWMAC games.

Coast Guard 65, Mount Holyoke 47 — With a loss Sunday in New London, Conn., the Lyons (5-16, 3-13 NEWMAC) were eliminated from playoff contention.

Angelica Pascual had 22 points and five rebounds for Mount Holyoke.

Men’s basketball

Amherst 65, Williams 48 — The Lord Jeffs (21-2, 9-0 NESCAC) beat the Ephs on the road Sunday, extending their winning streak to 12 games over their rival.

Willy Workman of northampton scored 13 points and tied a career-high with 13 rebounds.

Allen Williamson led Amherst with 16 points.

Women’s lacrosse

UMass 18, Southern California 9 — The Minutewomen used a big second half to win Sunday in Los Angeles.

After a 6-6 first half, UMass (1-1) outscored USC 12-3 in the final 30 minutes.

Katie Ferris had six goals and three assists for the Minutewomen. Sam Rush added three goals.

Cori Murray led UMass with four assists.

Rachel Vallarelli made eight saves in net.

Women’s swimming & diving

Elms College’s Tessa Dudunake of Northampton had an 18th place (1:12.78) finish in the 100-breaststroke at the NEISDA Championships in White River Junction, Vt., on Saturday.

Dudanake was honored as the senior high point swimmer. The award is given to the graduating senior who has scored the most points at the season-ending NEISDA Championships during their career.

Men’s track & field

Tyler Keith of Florence finished ninth (9:26.10) in the 3,000-meter run for Gettysburg College Saturday at the Susquehanna Invitational in Selinsgrove, Pa.

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