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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 …

UMass basketball meets Fordham team riding similar losing streak

Friday, January 29, 2016

AMHERST — With his team mired in a six-game losing streak, UMass coach Derek Kellogg knows the temptation is there for some of his players to try to do more than they’re individually capable of in an attempt to break through. “Sometimes guys try to take it on …

UMass notebook: Derek Kellogg shakes up starting lineup

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — After five straight losses, UMass men’s basketball coach Derek Kellogg shook up his starting lineup, moving senior Antwan Space and sophomore C.J. Anderson into the starting rotation replacing Seth Berger and Jabarie Hinds. “I want to make sure guys are on their toes and not complacent. …

UConn rolls to season-high 64 point win over Tulsa

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

TULSA, Okla. — Breanna Stewart scored 24 points and had 10 rebounds to help lead Connecticut to a dominating 94-30 victory over Tulsa on Wednesday night. Moriah Jefferson and Katie Lou Samuelson each added 14 points for the …

UMass drops sixth straight with 78-70 loss at Saint Joseph’s

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — UMass played better than it has during its losing streak and better than it had in recent trips to Hagan Arena, but when the final buzzer sounded the result was the same. The Minutemen lost their sixth straight men’s basketball game and their fourth straight at …

Amherst College women’s basketball stays in attack mode to beat Williams

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Amherst — One of the Amherst College women’s basketball team’s plays is named “Shark Week.” It hints at the attacking mentality the team wants on both ends of the floor. Amherst coach G.P. Gromacki called it during a …

Wednesday’s colleges: Amherst men’s basketball cruises past Williams

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The Amherst College men’s basketball team held on to its halftime lead en route to a 71-50 victory over rival Williams, Wednesday in Williamstown. Jayde Dawson had a game-high 17 points, while Johnny McCarthy added 16 for AC (15-3), which led 41-26 at the break. David George chipped …

Rhoda Island sends UMass women to seventh straight basketball loss of 2016

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

AMHERST — 2016 has not been kind to the UMass women’s basketball team. Bria Stallworth’s 3-pointer with two seconds remaining wasn’t enough as Rhode Island handed the Minutewomen their seventh straight loss, 80-79 Wednesday afternoon at the Mullins Center. It looked as if the momentum from climbing out …

Saint Joseph’s, DeAndre Bembry pose big challenge for UMass

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

AMHERST — Saint Joseph’s is not just DeAndre Bembry anymore. A year ago, Bembry was the rock star and most of the time the rest of the Hawks were his nameless, faceless backing band. When the UMass men’s …

Matt Vautour: Trey Davis wants to lead UMass out of its losing streak

Monday, January 25, 2016

AMHERST On the surface, Trey Davis was talking to the media following UMass’ come-from-behind win over LIU-Brooklyn when he praised Donte Clark for playing with more emotion and taking an important charge, and said he was proud of …

UMass notebook: Donte Clark proud of hometown Panthers

Monday, January 25, 2016

AMHERST — Sophomore guard Donte Clark wore his Carolina Panthers hat around campus Monday. UMass features a high enrollment of New England Patriots fans, most of whom were recovering from Sunday’s AFC Championship loss to Denver on Monday. Clark, a Charlotte, North Carolina, native, was a rare happy …