Despite the weather, the Massachusetts softball team played its double-header against Rhode Island on Tuesday, and played well. The Minutewomen swept the Rams, winning both games, 9-2, and 3-1 to move their record to 31-7-1 on the season. The Minutewomen were led in Game 1 by Sarah Reeves, who recorded two singles, one double, one run batted in, a stolen base, and two runs scored, while Katie Bettencourt went 3-for-3, including a two-run home run and three RBIs.
Massachusetts tennis coach Judy Dixon approached Magdalena Ploch after the first set of her singles match on March 16, and removed her from the team. While Dixon cannot comment on the incident, Ploch said she was isolated from the team and forced to put winning ahead of school work.
Freshman Nick Dolik scored three goals against the No.11 Pride, giving the Nittany Lions its second victory of the season. The Towson Tigers defeated another Top 10 team and now sit in first in the CAA, while Blue Hens attackman Curtis Dickson earned Player of the Week honors.
Behind decisive pitching from Sarah Plourde, the Minutewomen defeated the Bobcats 6-0 Tuesday afternoon. Plourde threw her fifth no-hitter of the season and sixth of her career. UMass takes on the Billikens this coming weekend.
After honoring its lone senior, UMass defeated the Bobcats, 5-2, as Maude Lecluyse won her 51st career singles match after battling back after losing in a first set tiebreak. The Minutewomen close out their season on Friday when they host Albany.
The Massachusetts tennis team is coming off a string of solid victories as it takes on Albany at 2 p.m. this afternoon. UMass is hoping that Albany hasn’t gotten over its woes at it lost three straight 0-7 defeats.
Mary Elizabeth Klapper scored the game-tying goal to send Saint Joseph’s into overtime against La Salle, but never scored again as the Explorers won in the second OT period.
After the Minutewomen defeated Presbyterian last weekend, they travel to take on the Pioneers before the A-10 tournament begins.
After defeating Presbyterian last Thursday to stop a five-match losing streak, the Massachusetts tennis team continued to play well with wins over New Jersey Institute of Technology and Hofstra over the weekend. The Minutewomen wrapped up a six-match road trip by defeating the Highlands 6-1, before cruising to a 7-0 victory against the Pride in Amherst.
The Fordham softball team’s Jen Mineau received her second Atlantic 10 Pitcher of the Week accolade of the season, while freshman Jamie LaBovick was named A-10 Rookie of the Week. The Rams are 6-3 overall and will compete next in the USF/Under Armour Invitational.
Saint Joseph’s defeated Richmond 67-66 with a last second shot. Senior forward Brittany Ford hit a 15-foot baseline jumper with just 0.9 seconds remaining to give the Hawks the victory. Ford recorded a game-high 14 points and pulled down seven rebounds.