The No. 10 nationally ranked University of Massachusetts field hockey program advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament with a 4-3 victory in overtime versus No. 7 Virginia on Saturday afternoon.
The UMass men's cross country team finished 20th overall in a field of 37 teams in Bronx, N.Y. on Saturday afternoon. The youth of the Minutemen led the way for UMass as the top three finishing ahead of Antony Taylor were all underclassmen. 2013 Atlantic 10 All-Conference recipient Ben Groleau continued his success and led the way for the first time this season.
In a field of 37 teams competing in the 2013 NCAA Northeast Regional Championship the Minutewomen finished 25th overall in Bronx, N.Y. The finish does not qualify them for the NCAA Championship in Indiana, marking the end of their 2013 season. Rachel Hilliard once again led the Minutewomen. This is the junior's sixth meet she has been the first of UMass' runners to cross the finish line in seven meets.
Gracel and Sheary both recorded multi-point nights in the 2-2 overtime draw against the Eagles.
UMass hockey has 21 alumni currently playing professionally around the globe in nine different countries.
UMass will wear all white uniforms with maroon helmets on Saturday to support the White Ribbon Campaign.
Support the Minutemen in the final home game of the 2013 season at Gillette Stadium on Saturday.
Despite a stellar performance by freshman goaltender Mac Haight with 31 saves in his first collegiate start, #7 Boston College used a pair of second period goals to skate past UMass Hockey, 2-1 on Friday night at the Mullins Center. Following the loss, the Minutemen sit at 3-7-1 overall, 1-4-1 in Hockey East, while the Eagles improve to 7-2-1 overall and remain undefeated in league play at 4-0-0.
Coming off a fourth place finish in the Atlantic 10 Championship two weeks ago the Minutemen will compete in the NCAA Northeast Regional Championship on Friday in Bronx, N.Y. at 11:45 AM. This will be the team's second to final meet of the season with the IC4A Championship next week.
The UMass women's cross country team enters the NCAA Northeast Regional Championship battle tested as they are coming off a fifth place finish in the A-10 Championship despite three key injuries. If the Minutewomen fall short of qualifying for the NCAA Championship this will be the team's final meet of the 2013 season.
UMass continues its season with an appearance in the NCAA Tournament, facing Virginia on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 2 p.m.
The women's team fell to Brown, 173-127, and to Northeastern, 166-134, while the men lost to Brown, 201-93.