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Smith, Plourde Named UMass Co-Athletes of the Week

Kyle Smith tied his career high with four goals in the win over Towson on Saturday.


Kyle Smith tied his career high with four goals in the win over Towson on Saturday.

April 10, 2012

AMHERST, Mass. - Kyle Smith of the men's lacrosse team and Sara Plourde of the softball program were named the UMass Co-Athletes of the Week on Tuesday. They will be honored at the weekly UMass Sports Luncheon on Wednesday.

Smith, a junior attack from Longmeadow, Mass., led the No. 2 ranked Minutemen to a 14-3 win over Towson on Senior Day with game-highs in goals (4) and assists (2). His goal as time expired in the first half was the eventual game-winner and sparked the UMass offense going into the break. His four scores tied his career-high as the Minutemen improved to a program-best 10-0 on the season and 3-0 in Colonial Athletic Association play.

Plourde, a senior right-hander from Bristol, Conn., went 3-1 last week while allowing only four earned runs and nine base hits over 25.0 innings pitched. She also tossed her second solo perfect game and the 13th no-hitter of her career with a 10-0 win over St. Bonaventure on Sunday. She finished the week with 45 strikeouts to push her 2012 total to 304, the most in NCAA Division I this season.

 

 

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