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JASON PICARD
Sean Cleary of the University of Massachusetts breaks open to pass around Hofstra defender, Ryan Rielly on Saturday night at Garber Field in Amherst.

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 win, Saturday at Garber Field. “It was … 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

Thursday’s colleges: UMass softball shut out as La Salle wins in walk-off fashion

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The University of Massachusetts softball team was shut out, 3-0, by La Salle in Philadelphia on Thursday. Pitcher Caroline Raymond took her own shutout into the seventh inning, but La Salle’s Alicia Aughton (2 for 4) hit a three-run walk-off homer to center field for the Explores (15-14, 7-2 A-10). Raymond struck out 10 and allowed three earned runs on eight hits and … 0

‘Why not me?’ UMass' Derrick Gordon becomes first openly gay Division I men’s college basketball player

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

AMHERST — When Jason Collins became the first American male team-sport athlete to announce he was gay April 29, 2013, University of Massachusetts guard Derrick Gordon praised the NBA center on Twitter: “Jason Collins comes out...Much respect...Just be … 0

Panel commends UMass, speaks on sexuality in sport

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

AMHERST — While speaking on a panel at the University of Massachusetts, You Can Play executive director Wade Davis commended the institution’s handling and enthusiasm toward gay and lesbian student-athletes on Wednesday. “To be honest, UMass was pretty flawless,” Wade said after the event. “To get the coaching … 0

Wednesday’s college recaps: UMass reaches Beanpot baseball final with 5-3 win over Northeastern

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The University of Massachusetts baseball team is headed to the Beanpot championship after a 5-3 win over Northeastern at home Wednesday. A three-run sixth inning gave the Minutemen breathing room as the Huskies added two in the following inning. Kyle Adie walked, stole second and advanced to third … 0

Matt Vautour: Historic moment for Derrick Gordon signifies progress for gay athlete

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

It’s hard to guess in 2034 if Derrick Gordon’s announcement Wednesday that he’s gay will be looked at as a red-letter day in social history or a footnote. Twenty years from now, it’s easy to imagine that openly … 0

Tuesday’s college recaps: UMass softball mercy-rules UConn, 11-0

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The University of Massachusetts softball team scored early to shorten the matchup against UConn, winning 11-0 in five innings Tuesday. A seven-run first and three-run third sandwiched a single run in the second. The Minutewomen (8-14) outhit the Huskies 11-5. Quianna Diaz-Patterson (Amherst) went 3 for 3 with … 0

Matt Vautour: John Calipari’s case for the Hall of Fame a tricky one

Monday, April 7, 2014

Is Kentucky coach John Calipari a Hall of Famer now? A win Monday might have clinched it, but even with the 60-54 loss to Connecticut in the final, the former University of Massachusetts coach has been to five … 0

Katie Ferris breaks last UMass women’s lacrosse scoring record

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Katie Ferris stands alone at the top of the University of Massachusetts women’s lacrosse scoring mountain. The senior earned her 300th career point during an 18-2 victory over Saint Joseph’s on Sunday at McGuirk Stadium. Ferris had four … 0

Friday’s college recaps: Amherst College baseball wins fifth straight

Friday, April 4, 2014

The Amherst College baseball team stayed hot as it cruised to a 16-6 win at Williams on Friday. The Lord Jeffs (13-3, 3-0) opened with five runs in the first and second innings to quickly jump ahead, 10-0. They added two in the fifth and four in the … 0

Wednesday’s college recaps: UMass baseball falls to Boston College, 7-6

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Despite a five-run third inning, the University of Massachusetts baseball team fell on the road, 7-6, to Boston College in Chestnut Hill. Adam Picard and Dylan Begin (one RBI) each went 2 for 4 and scored a run. Picard added three RBIs. Tim Cassidy pitched four innings, striking … 0

UMass softball salutes late coach Elaine Sortino with sweep of Yale in home opener

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

AMHERST — In its first home game of the season, and the first games ever at Sortino Field without Elaine Sortino, the University of Massachusetts softball team delivered a performance Sortino, who died in August, would have been … 0