December 6, 2023

School Sports activities

The Minutemen have gained back-to-back video games after shedding seven straight.

UMass picked up a win on homecoming weekend in Amherst. ( J. Anthony Roberts/The Republican through AP)

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Greg Desrosiers Jr. ran for 162 yards and three touchdowns to spark Massachusetts previous Merrimack, 31-21 in a non-conference sport on Saturday evening to earn the Minutemen their first house area win of the season.

UMass (3-7 Impartial) now has gained back-to-back video games since snapping a string of seven straight losses.

Desrosiers’ 8-yard run with 3:02 left within the first half gave UMass a 14-7 lead at halftime, then broke the sport open with landing runs of 57 and 46 yards.

Desrosiers had 10 carries and Kay’Ron Lynch-Adams added 88 yards on 23 carries. Taisun Phommachanh was 9-of-20 passing for 104 yards and a landing.

Malakai Anthony was 10-of-26 passing for 98 yards and added one other 18 yards and a landing on seven carries for Merrimack (4-5). Tyvon Edmonds Jr. had 20 carries for 75 yards.