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UMass snaps 9-game losing streak with 4-3 OT win over AIC

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

SPRINGFIELD — The UMass coaches and players couldn’t decide if there was more relief or celebration in their locker room following Tuesday’s 4-3 overtime win over American International at the MassMutual Center. After over a month of frustration, any combination of both was plenty welcome for the Minutemen, who let a two-goal lead get away before escaping in overtime. “There’s a blend” of relief and happiness, UMass coach John Micheletto …

Tuesday’s colleges: Amherst skates past Salem State

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Nine players found the net as the Amherst College women’s ice hockey team blew past Salem State, 10-0, at Orr Rink Tuesday. Erin Martin had two goals and three assists for AC (16-1-3). Caitlyn Ryan, Camille Herzog, Brenna Sullivan, Alex Toupal, Eileen Harris, Molly Connolly, Emma Griese and Jamie McNamara each had one tally. Bailey Plaman made 14 saves in the shutout. Women’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 delay when a power surge knocked out the TV lights above the TD Garden rink. …

Weekend colleges: Amherst women’s basketball extends LeFrak win streak to 118

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Jaimie Renner had a game-high 15 points as the third-ranked Amherst College women’s basketball team stayed unbeaten with a 62-37 victory over Colby Saturday. It was the 118th straight victory for the Lord Jeffs (18-0, 5-0 NESCAC) at LeFrak Gymnasium. Ali Doswell added 14 points, while Hannah Hackley …

Notebook: Saint Louis bench provides the difference as the Minutemen fall again

Sunday, January 24, 2016

AMHERST — With Malik Hines out and Zach Coleman still below full strength, the UMass bench figured to be weaker than usual entering the game, but the performance of Saint Louis’ nonstarters in the Billikens’ 86-75 win Saturday, shined a spotlight on the Minutemen bench issues. Led by …

UMass basketball again digs big second-half hole in loss to Saint Louis

Saturday, January 23, 2016

AMHERST — It’s becoming a concerning trend for UMass at the Mullins Center. For the third straight time at home, a flat stretch in the second half dug the Minutemen a hole too big to climb out of. Saint Louis became the latest team to take advantage, using …

Friday’s colleges: Amherst women’s basketball team extends home win streak to 117 games

Friday, January 22, 2016

The Amherst College women’s basketball team extended its home win streak to 117 games with its 78-48 rout of Bowdoin, Friday. Ali Doswell had 19 points, while Marley Giddins added 17 points and 10 rebounds for the third-ranked Lord Jeffs (17-0, 4-0 NESCAC). Hannah Hackley and Cheyenne Pritchard …

Boston College walks over UMass as hockey coach Jerry York earns wins No. 1000

Friday, January 22, 2016

AMHERST — In the record books, the UMass hockey team will be an ugly footnote to Boston College coach Jerry York’s historic night. Already the winningest coach in college hockey history, York entered the game bidding to become …

UMass men’s basketball set for unpredictable Saint Louis

Friday, January 22, 2016

AMHERST — There hasn’t been much that’s made a lot of sense in the Atlantic 10 so far this season as the league slate has been splattered with bad teams surprising good teams. The author of two of those unexpected upsets visits the Mullins Center at noon Saturday, …

Maria Sharapova wins her 600th match and asks am ‘I getting old?’

Friday, January 22, 2016

MELBOURNE, Australia — Maria Sharapova reached a career milestone on Friday, which came as a nice surprise after a tough match. “Oh, wow. I’ve won 600 matches?” Sharapova said, when an on-court interviewer congratulated her for the achievement …

UMass tackle Tyrell Smith ready to pursue pro career

Thursday, January 21, 2016

With three years of starting under his belt and his degree within reach this semester, Tyrell Smith didn’t want to wait any longer to pursue his NFL dream. UMass’ 6-foot-5, 315-pound junior offensive tackle declared himself eligible for …

UMass looks to put its losing streak and Boston College coach Jerry York’s milestone on ice

Thursday, January 21, 2016

AMHERST — In terms of history, Friday’s hockey game between UMass and Boston College is legendary Eagles coach Jerry York’s second bid for career win No. 1,000. For the Minutemen, the 7 p.m. game at the Mullins Center is simply a chance to get win No. 8 and …

UMass’ new walk-on guards Rayshawn Miller and Chris Lydon eager to help out

Thursday, January 21, 2016

AMHERST — The UMass men’s basketball team’s newest walk-ons Chris Lydon and Rayshawn Miller will make their Mullins Center debuts Saturday in the Minutemen’s noon game vs. Saint Louis. The guards won’t likely play unless the score is lopsided late in the game, but coach Derek Kellogg has …