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Friday’s colleges: UMass opens women’s lacrosse season with 16-5 rout of Holy Cross

Friday, February 12, 2016

The UMass women’s lacrosse team opened its season with a 16-5 win over Holy Cross, Friday at Garber Field. UMass led 2-1 when five straight goals, including back-to-back tallies by Nicole Troost, put the game out of reach. Troost finished with five goals, while Hannah Murphy had four and Holly Turner three. Erika Eipp had four assists. Sam Walters (three saves) and Aileen Kelly (two saves) shared time in net …

UMass looking to carry over success on the road, visits Duquesne Sunday

Friday, February 12, 2016

AMHERST — After producing its best win of the year on Thursday, UMass will try to bring the momentum with it on the road when the Minutemen play at Duquesne, Sunday at 3 p.m. They took Friday off and were scheduled to fly to Pittsburgh Saturday morning, leaving them little preparation time for the Dukes. But UMass coach Derek Kellogg was more focused …

Notebook: Hinds and Coleman recapture early form to help lift UMass past VCU

Thursday, February 11, 2016

AMHERST — When UMass got off to a 5-1 start, Jabarie Hinds looked like an all-conference player and Zach Coleman was one of the most improved players on the team, if not the entire Atlantic 10. But as Hinds slumped and Coleman battled a knee injury, the Minutemen weren’t the same. In Thursday’s …

BC beats BU in OT in 1st 1-0 Beanpot game in 64 year history

Monday, February 8, 2016

BOSTON — Alex Tuch scored 1:57 into overtime on Monday night, and Boston College beat Boston University for its 20th Beanpot championship in the first 1-0 game in tournament’s 64-year history. The Green Line rivals played a spirited but scoreless three regulation periods, which also included a 30-minute …

Matt Vautour: NCAA needs to stop self-imposed postseason bans

Monday, February 8, 2016

It’s hard to tell what will eventually cause the NCAA to change its policies. But Louisville recent self-imposition of penalties is a reminder that how college sports’ governing body implements punishment is long overdue for an overhaul. In hopes of getting the NCAA to eventually go easy, Louisville …

No. 1 UConn takes top-ranked showdown with 66-54 win

Monday, February 8, 2016

COLUMBIA, S.C. — UConn coach Geno Auriemma smiled at his three senior starters, savoring the latest virtuoso performance on the big stage by Breanna Stewart, Morgan Tuck and Moriah Jefferson — and fretting about their departure next season. …

UMass hockey to play in Northern Ireland

Monday, February 8, 2016

Dominic Trento didn’t know much about hockey in Great Britain when he turned on a Friendship Four Tournament game between Northeastern and UMass-Lowell. “We were watching the games that day. I was thinking how sweet it was,” UMass’ sophomore forward said. Northern “Ireland is a pretty sweet spot. …

Weekend colleges: Amherst squash reaches NESCAC semifinals

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Taryn Clary, Khushy Aggarwal, and Corri Johnson each earned straight-set victories Saturday to help the Amherst College women’s squash team to its first-ever NESCAC semifinal. Amherst beat Bowdoin 6-3 before losing to top-seeded Trinity College 7-2 later Saturday. Clary and sophomore Mae Cromwell earned the two victories for …

Matt Vautour: Rashaan Holloway shows potential, inexperience as UMass basketball searches for post answers

Sunday, February 7, 2016

RICHMOND, Va. Derek Kellogg was reluctant to turn to Rashaan Holloway early in Saturday’s 69-53 loss to Richmond, as the UMass coach faced the same dilemma he has all year. The freshman big man can be the Minutemen’s best offensive option inside, but his size, which is officially …

UMass can’t solve Richmond zone, falls on the road, 69-53

Saturday, February 6, 2016

RICHMOND, Va. — Richmond’s new defensive style ended its recent struggles and restarted UMass’ at the same time. The Minutemen never got on track offensively and fell 69-53 on Saturday at the Robins Center. Richmond has played a 2-3 matchup zone mixed with man-to-man since Chris Mooney was …

No. 9 Boston University hockey knocks UMass out early

Friday, February 5, 2016

Amherst — The ninth-ranked Boston University ice hockey team found the UMass net 57 seconds into the game. Another 1:46 passed until the Terriers scored again. UMass coach John Micheletto pulled Henry Dill at that point, but Nic Renyard let another puck in 2:06 later. The Minutemen trailed …

Friday’s colleges: Amherst women extend home basketball win streak to 121 games

Friday, February 5, 2016

The Bates women’s basketball team stayed with Amherst early in the first half. But like the previous 120 visitors to LeFrak Gymnasium, the Bobcats left with a loss. Amherst beat Bates, 63-44, to extend its home winning streak to 121 games Friday. AC, which holds the women’s record …

Louisville announces postseason ban for men’s basketball

Friday, February 5, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The president of Louisville announced a one-year postseason ban Friday for the Cardinals men’s basketball team amid ongoing investigations into a sex scandal, a decision that stunned coach Rick Pitino. President James Ramsey said at …