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Wednesday’s colleges: UMass women’s lacrosse upset in overtime at Boston University

The 14th-ranked University of Massachusetts women’s lacrosse team fell to Boston University 9-8 in overtime Wednesday.

Sam Rush had three goals, while Tanner Guarino had a goal and two assists in the loss at Nickerson Field in Boston.

Cori Murray (assist), Lauren Terracciano (assist), Katie Ferris and Melissa Carelli each had one goal.

Katie Boden had one assist, while Rachel Vallarelli made five saves for UMass (3-2).

Women’s basketball

Saint Joseph’s 87, UMass 50 — The Minutewomen (3-25, 1-12 Atlantic 10) dropped their 12th straight game with the loss in Philadelphia.

Jasmine Harris had 11 points, while Adriena Jordan added 10 points. Rashida Timbilla had eight points and seven rebounds.

NCAA Division III Tournament — Smith College will make its first appearance in the NCAA tournament when it plays at Southern Maine in Gorham at 7 p.m. Friday.

The Pioneers (22-4) will have their hands full with the eighth-ranked Huskies (27-1), who won the Little East Conference and are making their 26th appearance in the tournament in the last 28 years. Southern Maine fell in the NCAA championship in 1998, 2000 and 2006.

NESCAC HONORS — Amherst College senior Marcia Voigt was named First-Team All-NESCAC, while sophomore Megan Robertson was named to the second team.

Lord Jeffs coach G.P. Gromacki was named the conference coach of the year.

Amherst (26-1) hosts Farmingdale State College (12-12) at 7 p.m. Friday in the first round of the NCAA Division III Tournament.

Men’s basketball

Westfield State 71, Emerson 52 — Grant Cooper of Northampton had 18 points and nine rebounds as the top-seeded Owls (22-5) advanced to the ECAC New England Division III Tournament semifinals.

They will host No. 4 Castleton State Saturday at 1 p.m.

NESCAC HONORS — Junior guard Aaron Toomey of Amherst College was named the NESCAC Player of the Year.

Toomey averaged 17.1 points, 5.1 assists and 4.6 rebounds per game for the conference champion Lord Jeffs.

Amherst senior forward Willy Workman of Northampton joined Toomey on the first team. Senior center Peter Kaasila was named to the second team.

Amherst coach Dave Hixon was named coach of the year.

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