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Wednesday’s colleges: Former UMass star Tamara Tatham to play for Team Canada

Former University of Massachusetts women’s basketball player Tamara Tatham will represent Canada at the FIBA Americas Championships in Mexico.

The national team was announced Wednesday. The international tournament begins with the preliminary round Sunday to Sept. 25.

Taking place in Xalapa, Mexico, the tournament will feature national programs from the Americas. Canada will open against Jamaica on Sunday, before facing Chile on Monday, Venezuela on Tuesday and Cuba to close preliminary play on Sept. 25. The Canadian National Team earned bronze medals during each of the last four years competing at the tournament.

Tatham finished with 1,186 career points at UMass. The Toronto, Ontario, native also pulled down 754 rebounds and dished out 226 assists over 115 appearances and 112 starts for the Minutewomen.

Men’s soccer

Fairfield 2, UMass 0 — Nick Ruiz made seven saves for the Minutemen (0-6-1), who remained winless with the loss at Rudd Field.

Connecticut College 0, Amherst 0 — Thomas Bull made two saves but the Lord Jeffs (4-0-1) settled for the draw in Amherst.

Women’s soccer

Amherst 4, Springfield College 0 — Kate Sisk, Megan Kim, Hannah Cooper and Chloe McKenzie each scored as the Lord Jeffs (2-0-1) won in Springfield

Holly Burwick made six saves in the shutout.

Smith College 1, Elms College 1 — Jordan Houston scored and GiGi Ross had an assist as the Pioneers (2-2-1) won in Chicopee.

Alanna Lynch made two saves in the win.

Field hockey

UConn 4, UMass 1 — Brooke Sabia scored and Sam Carlino made nine saves but the seventh-ranked Minutewomen (6-2) fell to the No. 3 Huskies on the road.

Mount Holyoke 4, Simmons 0 — Diana Banmann had two goals and one assist as the Lyons (6-0) won on the road.

Charlotte Wagner and Jessica Taylor also scored, while Victoria Beja-Glasser had one assist.

Liz DiCesare and Mariesa Mazzone combined for four saves.

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