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Weekend college recaps: No. 11 UMass women’s lacrosse edges Richmond for 34th straight conference win

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Rachel Vallarelli stopped a shot with 1.6 seconds left as the 11th-ranked University of Massachusetts women’s lacrosse team beat Richmond 9-8 on the road Saturday. Sam Rush had three goals, including the game winner with 3:27 left for the Minutewomen (14-1, 5-0 Atlantic 10). Melissa Carelli and Erika Eipp each had two goals for UMass, which has won 34 straight, including 26 in the regular season, against conference opponents. Amherst … 0

Offensive woes continue as UMass falls to Hofstra

Saturday, April 19, 2014

AMHERST — For three quarters, sophomore goalie Zach Oliveri and the defense in front of him kept the University of Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team’s upset hopes alive despite Hofstra’s huge advantages in shots, faceoffs and time of possession. But in the fourth quarter the Minutemen cracked as Hofstra pulled away for an 11-6 … 0

Friday’s college recaps: UMass baseball rallies to beat George Washington

Friday, April 18, 2014

The University of Massachusetts baseball team scored three runs in the ninth inning to steal a 6-4 win over George Washington Friday to open the weekend series in Washington D.C. Adam Picard singled to open the top of the ninth and was replaced by pinch runner Dan Jonah, who scored on Kyle Adie’s single two batters later. Nick Sanford singled in Adie and … 0

UMass notebook: Chaz Williams prepares for NBA draft with stop at Portsmouth Invitational

Monday, April 14, 2014

With his college career behind him, former University of Massachusetts guard Chaz Williams will get his next chance to impress professional scouts this week at the Portsmouth (Va.) Invitational Tournament, which begins Wednesday. Williams, who averaged 15.6 points … 0

Counter protest planned for anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church’s expected picket in Amherst Wednesday

Monday, April 14, 2014

AMHERST — Area groups are preparing a show of support Wednesday to counter plans by members of the anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church to stage a protest against Derrick Gordon, the University of Massachusetts athlete who last week became … 3

Weekend college recaps: UMass women’s lacrosse races past George Mason

Sunday, April 13, 2014

The 10th-ranked University of Massachusetts women’s lacrosse team extended its win streak to five games on Sunday, as the Minutewomen had six players score multiple goals in a 22-2 win over George Mason. Sam Rush led the way … 0

Large crowds cheer UConn champion basketball teams

Sunday, April 13, 2014

HARTFORD, Conn. — Nothing like a big win to draw big crowds. But back-to-back victories bring out the biggest. Hundreds of thousands of University of Connecticut fans jammed the streets of downtown Hartford on Sunday screaming for their … 0

Union wins first NCAA Hockey title, beating Minnesota 7-4

Sunday, April 13, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — Tiny Union College skated off with the biggest trophy in college hockey. And the Dutchmen did it at the expense of two of the sport’s giants, toppling Minnesota for its first NCAA title after beating Boston … 0

Friday college recaps: UMass baseball stay hot, tops SLU

Friday, April 11, 2014

The suddenly surging University of Massachusetts baseball team continued to win even in conference play as it cruised past Saint Louis, 7-1, Friday at Earl Lorden Field for its third straight victory. The Minutemen got a strong effort from Connor LeBlanc, 6.1 innings to earn the win, while … 0

Boston College’s Johnny Gaudreau wins Hobey Baker

Friday, April 11, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — Boston College forward Johnny Gaudreau won the Hobey Baker Award on Friday night as the top Division I college hockey player, and signed with the Calgary Flames. Gaudreau, from Carney’s Point, N.J., won the award a … 0

Union-Minnesota for Frozen 4 title

Friday, April 11, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — It was just three seasons ago when Union beat Minnesota — in overtime, in Minneapolis — for a win that pretty much put its program on the map. Back then, Union had yet to even appear … 0

Minnesota, Union to meet in Frozen Four final

Friday, April 11, 2014

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Justin Holl scored a short-handed goal with 0.6 seconds left to give Minnesota a 2-1 victory over North Dakota on Thursday night in the NCAA hockey semifinals. Minnesota (28-6-6) will face Union College in the … 0

Kassan Messiah, UMass linebackers get fresh start

Thursday, April 10, 2014

AMHERST — For a five-game stretch in 2012, University of Massachusetts linebacker Kassan Messiah looked like a future star. Then a true freshman, Messiah made 10 tackles in his first game and averaged 10.6 tackles in his first five contests, highlighted by 16 against Bowling Green. He was … 0