Trent Kindvall, Maja Boric, Katie Polk and Emma Roush all posted career-highs and qualified for the regional NCAA tournament over the weekend.
Goals by Ty Goncalves and Josh Jess gave the Minutemen a 2-0 win against the Rams Wednesday afternoon.
The Minutewomen will look to get their first conference point of the season Sunday afternoon against Richmond.
The Minutewomen look to put their past offensive struggles behind them as they open conference play Thursday night against La Salle.
The 11-day rest period included shoring up both the offensive and defensive side of the ball.
Rhode Island falls to Brown in overtime, La Salle loses final nonconference game to UMBC.
The Minutewomen went winless in Providence over the weekend in two games against the Friars and Brown.
The Explorers score three runs in the final two innings to down the Minutemen in game two.
The Minutemen score eight unanswered in game one to best Explorers, but falter in game two after blowing a 3-2 lead in the eighth inning.
The Minutewomen are not taking Richmond or Virginia Commonwealth lightly despite poor records.
The Minutewomen have seven players on their roster with at least 17 goals with three games remaining in the regular season.
With Nicole Troost missing the second consecutive game with a wrist injury, Hannah Burnett stepped up in her absence, finishing with four goals and an assist against the Explorers.
Davis scored 20 points in the first half while Hinds added 12 in the second to lead the Minutemen out of the bottom four of the Atlantic 10 standings.
The Minutewomen earned their sixth straight win, beating the Explorers for the second time in five days in the opening round of the A-10 tournament.
The Minutewomen take on La Salle in the first round of the conference tournament, in what will be a rubber match between the two teams this year.
In her final home game for UMass women’s basketball, senior forward Rashida Timbilla finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds in a 80-57 win for the Minutewomen.
After losing the first 11 games of the Atlantic 10 schedule, the Minutewomen have ended the season winning five games in a row.
Minutemen coach Ken O’Brien expects them to finish in the middle of the pack in the A-10 championship, hoping for fourth place finish.
Jabarie Hinds’ play will be the key to success for the Minutemen moving forward alongside both Donte Clark and Trey Davis.
With the Minutewomen’s 66-57 loss against the Explorers, UMass drops to sole possession of last place in the Atlantic 10.