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Katie Ferris breaks last UMass women’s lacrosse scoring record

FILE PHOTO Katie Ferris of the University of Massachusetts, right, scores while defended by Keagan Gallagher of Vermont March, 2013,  at McGuirk Stadium.
JERREY ROBERTS

FILE PHOTO Katie Ferris of the University of Massachusetts, right, scores while defended by Keagan Gallagher of Vermont March, 2013, at McGuirk Stadium. JERREY ROBERTS

Staff reports
Sunday, April 6, 2014
(Published in print: Monday, April 7, 2014)

Katie Ferris stands alone at the top of the University of Massachusetts women’s lacrosse scoring mountain.

The senior earned her 300th career point during an 18-2 victory over Saint Joseph’s on Sunday at McGuirk Stadium.

Ferris had four goals and three assists, the third of which broke the program record set by Cari Nickerson Lovejoy in 1980. It was the oldest remaining record for the program.

Ferris entered the season as the school’s all-time leading scorer. Earlier this season she set the all-time goal scoring record. She is one of only two active players in the NCAA with 300 career points.

The 11th-ranked Minutewomen (11-1, 2-0 Atlantic 10) won their 23rd-straight regular season conference game with the victory.

Erika Eipp and Sam Rush each had three goals and an assist, while Melissa Carelli had two goals and three assists.

Rachel Vallarelli made two saves for the win.

Amherst 12, Colby 5 — Krista Zsitvay finished with three goals and one assist, while Christy Forrest made six of her nine saves in the second half as the third-ranked Lord Jeffs (9-0, 6-0 NESCAC) won on the road Saturday.

Mount Holyoke 11, Wellesley 9 — Kirsten Kilburn had four goals, Julia Bell added three and Katherine Kayser Hirsh (Amherst) made 14 saves for the Lyons (6-5, 1-2 NEWMAC) Saturday.

MIT 20, Smith College 13 — Olivia Timmins and Anne Zawacki each had three goals but the Pioneers (1-10, 0-3 NEWMAC) fell on the road Saturday.

Becker 17, Elms 5 — South Hadley natives Kayla Narey (three goals) and Nora McDonough (one) each scored but the Blazers (2-7) fell at home Saturday.

Men’s Lacrosse

Towson 6, UMass 5 — Nick Mariano scored twice but the Minutemen 7-3, 1-1 CAA) were held scoreless for the final 4:51 as they fell at home Saturday.

Amherst 14, Colby 7 — Quinn Moroney had four goals and five assists, Devin Acton added four goals and Kane Haffey had three as the Lord Jeffs (8-2, 4-2 NESCAC) won at home Saturday.

Baseball

Dayton 6, UMass 2; UMass 5, Dayton 4 — Five players each had one hit but it wasn’t enough as the Minutemen fell at home Saturday.

The Minutemen (4-19, 3-6 Atlantic 10) scored two runs in the eight and one in the ninth to walk off with the win Sunday. Kyle Adie singled to right to plate Brandon Walsh with the winning run.

Williams 7, Amherst 3; Amherst 5, Williams 2 — Mike Odenwaelder went 3 for 4 in Game 1, and Conner Gunn went 3 for 4 in Game 2 for the Lord Jeffs (14-4, 4-1 NESCAC) Saturday.

Elms 8, Maine-Presque Isle 0 — Andrew Sadowski (Northampton) struck out eight, walked one and scattered six hits in the complete-game shutout for the Blazers (4-9) Sunday.

Softball

UMass 9 Dayton 4; UMass 5, Dayton 2 — Quianna Diaz-Patterson (Amherst) went 4 for 6 with two walks and three runs, and raised her Atlantic 10 leading average to .438 as the Minutewomen (7-14, 2-2) swept at home Saturday.

Middlebury 4, Amherst 1; Amherst 6, Middlebury 1 — Brianna Cook was 3 for 3 in Game 1, while Donna Leet was 2 for 4 with two RBIs and a run scored in Game 2 as the Lord Jeffs (12-4, 3-2 NESCAC) split at home Saturday.

Wellesley 9, Smith College 0 (5); Smith College 5, Wellesley 3 — Tori Brown’s two-run homer in the sixth was the difference as the Pioneers (10-7, 4-6 NEWMAC) earned the split at home Saturday.

Men’s Tennis

Amherst 9, Gustavus Adolphus 0; Amherst 7, Babson 2, Amherst 9, Skidmore 0 — The fourth-ranked Lord Jeffs (22-2) extended their win streak to 10 with the weekend sweep. They have shutout eight of its last nine opponents.

Women’s Tennis

Amherst 8, Babson 1; Amherst 9, Skidmore 0; Amherst 9, MIT 0 — The fourth-ranked Lord Jeffs extended their win streak to six matches with a sweep of MIT in the championship game of the Nor’easter Bowl hosted by Wellesley College. Amherst advanced with two wins on Saturday.

Mount Holyoke 6, Connecticut College 3 — The Lyons moved to 8-7 with the road win Saturday.

Connecticut College 8, Smith College 1 — Margaret Anne Smith won at No. 5 singles but the Pioneers fell on the road Saturday.

Men’s Track and Field

AIC Invitational — Stephen Bigelow won the 110-meter hurdles (14.54) and Peter Farlow took the 400 hurdles (54.56) to pace second-place UMass Saturday.

Matt Melton was second (49.37) in the 400 for Amherst (11th).

Women’s Track and Field

UConn Invitational — Heather MacLean won the 800 (2:15.08), Alexandra Purdue-Smith won the 5,000 (18:25.62), Sarah Bierly won the pole vault (10-11.75) and Courtney Kromko took the long jump (18-10.75) as UMass placed first with 179 points Saturday.

AIC Invitational — Karen Blake won the 100-meter dash (12.30) and Naomi Bates won the long jump (19-3.5) to pace seventh-place Amherst College Saturday.

Danielle Opatovsky led Smith College (17th) with a third-place finish in the 5,000.

Wesleyan Invitational — Dana Fry won the 3,000-meter steeplechase for Mount Holyoke Saturday.

Women’s Rowing

UMass vs. Colgate, Wellesley, William Smith, Williams, New Hampshire — UMass’ Varsity 8 went 5-0 on Sunday on the Connecticut River in Hadley.

Jennifer McLaughlin Cup — Smith College placed fourth in its first home regatta in 17 years Saturday.

Mount Holyoke at Tufts — The Mount Holyoke Varsity 8 placed third overall Sunday on the Malden River in Medford.

Women’s Riding

Zone 1 Championship — Mount Holyoke placed second Saturday to qualify for nationals, while Felicia Harrsch (Open Fences), Nell Maynard (Intermediate Fences), Maddi Shortt (Novice Flat) and Katie Knutson (Walk-Trot) qualified for nationals as individuals.

Kaitlin Doherty placed sixth in the Novice Equitation Division Over Fences for Mount Holyoke.