Colleges: Cerasi’s OT game-winner nets UMass women’s lacrosse regular-season A-10 title

  • Cassidy Doster, right, of UMass, powers her way past Richmond’s Madison Ostrick for a shot on goal, Sunday at Garber Field. J. Anthony Roberts

  • Haley Connaughton, left, of UMass, drives for a shot on goal past Richmond’s Caroline Atkinson in the first half, Sunday at Garber Field. J. Anthony Roberts

  • Kaitlyn Cerasi, right, of UMass, attacks while defended by Richmond’s Tatiana Monds in the first half, Sunday at Garber Field. Cerasi scored the game-winning goal in overtime as UMass won 13-12. J. Anthony Roberts

Published: 4/14/2019 8:52:17 PM

Kaitlyn Cerasi scored with 4 minutes, 48 seconds left in overtime as the UMass women’s lacrosse team beat Richmond, 13-12, Sunday at Garber Field.

Lauren Hiller made 17 saves in the win, which clinched the regular-season conference title for the Minutewomen.

Cerasi finished with four goals in the game. Haley Connaughton, Hannah Palau and Cassidy Doster each had two goals for UMass (13-3, 8-0 Atlantic 10).

Tufts 14, Amherst 12 — Claire Dunbar had three goals and two assists, while Leah Ritterband had a pair of each, but the Mammoths (8-4, 4-4 NESCAC) fell on the road, Saturday.

Mount Holyoke 15, Wellesley 12 — Abby Baldwin (Florence) had six goals, while Julianna Rankin added three as the Lyons (7-5, 2-2 NEWMAC) cruised at home, Saturday.

Smith 23, Emerson 10 — Chloe Harris (assist) had five goals, while Emily Biggs (Northampton), Clelie Felding, Bella Ferraro and Maddie Ryan each had three as the Pioneers (8-5, 2-3 NEWMAC) rolled in Boston, Saturday.

Becker 15, New England 14 — Tara Bainbridge had five goals and six assists, but the Pilgrims (7-5, 2-1 NECC) fell at home, Saturday.

Men’s lacrosse

UMass 14, Towson 10 — The Minutemen led 13-4 early in the fourth as they cruised on the road, Saturday. Jeff Trainor and Gabriel Procyk each had three goals for UMass (8-4, 2-1 CAA).

Tufts 15, Amherst 14 — Jon Coffey had four goals, while Colin Minicus and Evan Wolf each had two goals and three assists for the Mammoths (11-2, 6-2 NESCAC), Saturday at home.


Hamilton 3, Amherst 2; Hamilton 5, Amherst 3 — Alyson Plaman finished with a combined three hits, including the lone hit in Game 1, for the Mammoths (16-7, 3-3 NESCAC), Saturday.

George Washington 12, UMass 4 — Hannah Bunker (RBI) and Kaycee Carbone (two RBIs) each had two hits, but the Minutewomen (20-16, 8-2 Atlantic 10) fell Sunday at Sortino Field.

UMass 4, George Washington 3 (8); UMass 14, George Washington 1 (5) — Melissa Garcia had a combined four hits, three RBIs and three runs scored, while Danielle Ellis had five hits, two RBIs and two runs as the Minutewomen swept, Saturday.

WPI 9, Smith 4; WPI 17, Smith 3 (5) — Makena Wagner, Alyssa Pioggia and Stephanie Konas each had two hits in Game 1, while Rachael Newhall (RBI) and Lucy Grant (RBI) each had a pair in Game 2, but the visiting Pioneers (6-20, 1-13 NEWMAC) were swept, Saturday.


George Washington 4, UMass 2 — Logan Greene had a two-run homer in the ninth, but the Minutemen (10-17, 5-7 Atlantic 10) fell at Lorden Field, Sunday.

UMass 10, George Washington 4 — Anthony Videtto (3-for-3, three RBIs) and Connor Smith (2-for-4, three RBIs) each hit three-run homers as the Minutemen rolled, Saturday.

Amherst 6, Hamilton 2; Amherst 9, Hamilton 3 — Severino Simeone was 4-for-7 with a home run, four RBIs and three runs as the Mammoths (14-8, 5-4 NESCAC) swept on the road, Saturday.

Women’s tennis

UMass 4, Bryant 0 — Ruth Crawford (No. 2), Anna Napadiy (No. 3) and Martina Bocchi (No. 4) won their singles match as the Minutewomen (15-4) swept on the road, Sunday.

Amherst 8, Skidmore 1 — The Mammoths (8-2) swept doubles then cruised through singles for the win at home, Saturday.

MIT 9, Smith 0 — The Pioneers (1-10, 1-5 NEWMAC) were swept at home, Saturday.

Men’s tennis

Amherst 5, Bowdoin 4 — The Mammoths (12-2) rallied from a 4-0 deficit to win their seventh straight match, Sunday.

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