Weekend colleges: Amherst College advances to the women’s lacrosse final four

Last modified: Saturday, August 02, 2014

The Amherst College women’s lacrosse is back in the NCAA Division III Final Four.

Krista Zsitvay had four goals and the Lord Jeffs advanced to their first final four in 10 years with an 8-5 win over The College of New Jersey Sunday on Sunday at Pratt Field.

Rachel Passarelli had three for Amherst (19-2), which set a program for wins in a season.

Caroline Holliday had three goals, while Elizabeth Ludlow, Zsitvay and Meghan Mills each had two as the Lord Jeffs advanced on Saturday with a 12-3 win over York.


Wesleyan 4, Susquehanna 3; Baldwin Wallace 9, Wesleyan 7; Wesleyan 6, Haverford 3; Wesleyan 6, Misericordia 1 — Sam Goodwin-Boyd (Northampton) had two hits against Susquehanna, but the junior had one against Baldwin Wallace as the Cardinals fell Sunday in the championship of the NCAA Regionals in Moosic, Pennsylvania.

Goodwin-Boyd was 2 for 5 with two RBIs against Haverford, then had a hit, a run and an RBI against Misericordia as the Cardinals (30-12) won twice Saturday.

Kean 4, Amherst College 3; SUNY Cortland 3, Amherst 2 — The Lord Jeffs (30-11) rallied in the eighth, but Kean came back with one more to win on Sunday and eliminate Amherst from the NCAA Regionals in Newark, N.Y.

Taiki Kasuga, Dave Cunningham and Andrew Vandini each had two hits in the loss.

The Lord Jeffs fell to Cortland on Saturday for their first loss. Conner Gunn and Brendon Hardin each had two hits in the loss.

Saint Joseph’s 6, UMass 1; UMass 7, Saint Joseph’s 3 — The Minutemen (15-31, 12-15 Atlantic 10) split a doubleheader on Saturday and saw their season come to an end in Philadelphia.

In the win, Dylan Begin went 4 for 5 with three RBIs and two runs, while Adam Picard (two RBIs) and Brandon Walsh each had two hits.

In the loss, Kyle Adie, Nick Sanford, Begin and Mike Geannelis each had one hit.


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