Weekend college report: Amherst men’s soccer falls to Williams in NCAA Division III Elite Eight

Last modified: Friday, December 27, 2013

For the second straight season, the Amherst College men’s soccer team’s hopes of a trip to the NCAA Division III Final Four came to an end at the hands of its rival.

Williams upset the second-ranked Lord Jeffs, 1-0 Sunday afternoon in the NCAA Division III Tournament Elite Eight at Hitchcock Field in Amherst.

Chris Conder scored the game-winning goal in the 77th minute for the Ephs (15-6).

It was the first loss of the season for Amherst (18-1-2) and snapped a 40-game unbeaten streak.

Thomas Bull made five saves in the loss.

Williams beat Amherst last season with a victory on penalty kicks.

Amherst beat St. Lawrence 2-1 in overtime on Saturday to advance.

Greg Singer scored both goals, including the game winner less than a minute into the second overtime.

Men’s hockey

Vermont 2, UMass 0 — The Minutemen (3-9-2, 1-6-2 Hockey East) outshot the Catamounts 39-34 but couldn’t beat Mike Santaguida, who posted the shutout Sunday in Burlington, Vt.

Steve Mastalerz made 32 saves for UMass.

Amherst 4, Wesleyan 1 — Ryan Edwards scored twice as the 13th-ranked Lord Jeffs (4-0, 4-0 NESCAC) won at home Sunday.

Brian Safstrom had two goals as the Lord Jeffs beat Trinity 3-1 at home Saturday.

Women’s hockey

Amherst 0, Wesleyan 0 — The Lord Jeffs (3-0-1, 3-0-1 NESCAC) and Cardinals skated to their first ever scoreless draw in 48 games since the rivalry began in 1988.

Yuma Evans made 23 saves for Amherst Saturday.

Men’s basketball

Amherst 114, Nichols 86 — Five players scored in double figures as the top-ranked Lord Jeffs (3-0) won at home Saturday.

Connor Green had 21 points, while Aaron Toomey added 13 points, eight assists and five rebounds. David Kalema had 16 points, while Tom Killian (13 points) and Ben Pollack (10 points) also hit double digits.

Emmanuel 74, Westfield State 65 — Dan Johnson (Belchertown) had 10 points and six rebounds but the Owls (3-1) suffered their first loss Saturday.

Salem State 89, UMass Dartmouth 73 — Jake Laga (Northampton) had 12 points and eight rebounds but the Corsairs (2-2) fell on the road Saturday.

Women’s basketball

UMass 63, Hartford 59 — Kim Pierre-Louis had 19 points and nine rebounds as the Minutewomen (2-3) won on the road Saturday.

Emily Mital and Kiara Bomben had 13 and 10 points, respectively, while Rashida Timbilla added nine rebounds, seven points and three assists.

Amherst 66, Ithaca 44 — Jaimie Renner had 18 points and Megan Robertson added 14 points and 10 rebounds as the fifth-ranked Lord Jeffs (4-0) won at home Sunday.

Marley Giddins had 18 points and 11 rebounds, while Haley Zwecker added 13 points and six assists as the Jeffs beat RPI 80-57 at home Saturday.

Keene State 68, Southern Maine 64 (OT) — Sarah Kober (Easthampton) had 14 rebounds as the Owls (2-2, 1-0 Little East) beat the Huskies on the road for the first time in 16 years Saturday

Salve Regina 72, Westfield State 68 (OT) — Brianna Del Valle (Belchertown) had 20 points and eight rebounds as the Seahawks (2-1) won on the road Saturday.

Forbasaw Nkamebo (Amherst) had 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Owls (2-2).

Babson 70, Smith College 56 — Kristen Ferola (Amherst) had 12 points, three assists, two steals and three rebounds as the Beavers (1-3, 1-1 NEWMAC) won at home Saturday.

Rosa Drummond and Sydney Parkmond (10 rebounds) each had 15 points for the Pioneers (1-2, 1-1).

Wheaton 76, Mount Holyoke 56 — Nicole DeMarchena (Amherst) had 10 points, six rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks but the Lyons (3-1, 1-1 NEWMAC) fell on the road Saturday.

Men’s swimming

Amherst 171, Colby 107 — Tyler Bulakul set two pool records in winning the 100-yard backstroke (52.50 seconds) and 100 fly (50.72) for the Lord Jeffs in Waterville, Maine, Saturday.

Jeff Anderson set a pool record in the 200 fly (1:55.51), while Asher Lichtig (diving, 310.60) and Greg Han (200 breast, 2:10.25) also set pool records.

Women’s swimming

Amherst 174, Colby 106 — Sabrina Lee, Emily Hyde, Sarah Conklin and Lulu Belak won the 200 medley relay in 1:50.75 and the Lord Jeffs never looked back on the road Saturday.

Smith Colleege 172, Westfield State 123 — Alyssa Pascuzzo won the 200 individual medley, the 100 free and the 100 fly, and was apart of the winning 200 medley relay as the Pioneers (4-2) won at home Saturday.

Mount Holyoke 176.5, Western Connecticut 93.5 — Cathleen Pruden set a school record in winning the 200 individual medley, while Katie Tyler (Hadley) won the 50 free and Rachel Boynton (Northampton) won the 100 backstroke for the Lyons (3-1) on the road Saturday.

Men’s cross country

NCAA Division III championships — Amherst College sophomore Dan Crowley placed 175th in 26:25.50 in Hanover, Ind., Saturday.

Women’s cross country

NCAA Division III championships — Tufts sophomore Audrey Gould (Amherst) placed 82nd in 22:29.9 in Hanover, Ind., Saturday.


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