The Massachusetts men’s and women’s cross country teams have been led this season by Sean Duncan and Karen Roa, who have consistently finished first for their squads in every race.
Despite a change to its usual course because of damage from Tropical Storm Irene, both the men’s and women’s cross-country teams performed well.
At the Bryant University Invitational on Saturday, the Maroon and White found successes from a few newcomers to the team.
The Massachusetts women’s rowing team found itself in a three-way tie for first-place in last weekend’s Atlantic 10 championships before eventually being awarded second-place after the tiebreaking procedure.
The weather might have been sub-par, but the Minutewomen found a way to make it work.
Although the effort was there, No. 8 Hofstra fell to Saint John’s, 8-5, on March 22nd and rebounded with an 11-5 win over Drexel.
With its 73-66 win over Temple on Sunday, the Xavier women’s basketball team clinched the Atlantic 10 regular season title, as well as a No. 1 seed for the conference tournament.
The Musketeers earned the No. 1 ranking in the A-10 as they defeated Duquesne, 71-63, last Sunday.
The Temple women’s basketball team defeated La Salle, 72-63, on Saturday afternoon on the strength of forward Kristen McCarthy’s play.
The St. John’s men’s basketball team received a 26-point effort from Dwight Hardy to knock off No. 3 Duke on Sunday afternoon, 93-78.
Ohio State hung on against Northwestern on Saturday, while, in New York, St. John’s upset No. 3 Duke
While the Massachusetts men’s swimming and diving team gave Yale a tough battle, finishing with a 177-118 victory, the women’s team did not find themselves as fortunate as they fell to Northeastern, 160-129. Both UMass squads won’t compete again until Jan. 8, when they travel to Puerto Rico.
The Massachusetts men’s basketball team continued its unbeaten streak with a seven-point victory over Holy Cross on Saturday night. The Minutemen played the Crusaders inside the Curry Hicks Cage.
In its win over Texas Christian, the Massachusetts men’s basketball team didn’t receive more than 14 points from a single player. Senior Anthony Gurley led the charge, while sophomore Javorn Farrell scored 12 in his second game back from injury to help the Minutemen to their fourth-straight victory.
The Massachusetts men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams placed third at the Terrier Invitational in Boston on Sunday. The Minutemen finished behind host Boston University and Boston College, while the Minutewomen also placed behind Boston University and Northeastern.
After a grueling effort at the Atlantic 10 championships, the Massachusetts men’s and women’s cross country teams will compete in the NCAA Regional Championships on Saturday in Madison, Conn. Last year, the Minutemen came in 11th place at the regional championships, while the Minutewomen finished 20th.
On the night before Halloween, the Massachusetts swimming and diving teams spooked the competition with two victories to improve their respective records to 2-1.
The Massachusetts men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will host Army in Joseph Rogers Pool on Saturday in the season home opener. Both teams are coming off losses to Boston University last weekend.
For a team that usually has its way over the competition, the Massachusetts swimming and diving teams took a step back this weekend against Boston University. However, freshman Derek Hursch was one of the few bright spots, winning three events in his first-ever collegiate meet.
Both the men’s and women’s cross country teams have a big weekend ahead of them, as they travel to face big-name opponents. Most notably, the men will take on No. 2 Oklahoma State and No. 6 Arkansas.