After falling to Stanford, 2-1, at home in the NCAA tournament play-in game, the Minutewomen learned that they had earned an at-large bid into the tournament. UMass’ first-round opponent is No. 1 Maryland, a team the Minutewomen played in the regular season and lost 3-0 to on the road.
Despite losing to Stanford in the NCAA Tournament play-in game, the Massachusetts field hockey team was chosen by the selection committee to play Maryland in the first round. The Terrapins (19-1) are the No. 1 seed overall and will play the Minutewomen this Saturday at 11:30 a.m.
After winning its third Atlantic 10 conference championship in four years, the Minutewomen must prepare for its next battle against Stanford, which will be for the right to play in the NCAA tournament. The game is Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Garber Field.
This weekend, the Minutewomen captured their third A-10 title in the last four years, with a 2-0 win over Lock Haven Saturday. UMass will prepare for an upcoming NCAA tournament play-in game.
The Massachusetts field hockey team knows the position of the underdog tournament host. It was in that position just last season when it hosted No. 1 seed Richmond.
With two victories over WCU and the La Salle Explorers this weekend, UMass extended its winning streak to nine games, finishing undefeated in A-10 regular season play. The Minutewomen will look to make it back to the NCAA tournament when postseason play begins Nov. 5.
With the best conference record in the Atlantic 10, the Massachusetts field hockey team will look to keep its top seed after this weekend in which it faces West Chester and La Salle. Both the Explorers and Golden Rams are in midst of losing streaks and are unlikely to make the posteason.
Despite holding the best record in Atlantic 10 play, the Massachusetts field hockey team still has work to do. In an extreme scenario, the Minutewomen could still forfeit the top seed if they were to lose both games against West Chester and La Salle, while Lock Haven beats both Saint Joseph’s and Temple at home.
Massachusetts field hockey coach Justine Sowry started her career with the Minutewomen the same year as her current seniors. Despite playing their last home game at UMass, they didn’t disappoint this weekend.
Atlantic 10 foes Temple and Saint Joseph’s will look to knock the Massachusetts field hockey team off the top of the conference standings this weekend in the final home weekend of the season. The Minutewomen will celebrate Senior Day on Sunday with seniors Katie Kelly, Makaela Potts and Jamie Bourazeris graduating in May.
Despite being atop the Atlantic 10 with a 3-0 record, the Massachusetts field hockey has been keeping the mood light at practice this week. Conference foes Temple and Saint Joseph’s head to Amherst on Friday and Sunday in attempt to hand UMass its first A-10 loss.
A photo slideshow of last week’s field hockey matchup against Lock Haven.
Temple rebounded off a loss earlier this week to earn a shutout victory over West Chester. After not capitalizing on La Salle last Friday, the Owls blanked the Golden Rams.
The Massachusetts field hockey team won two come-from-behind games this weekend as it improved to 3-0 in the Atlantic 10. Thando Zono scored twice on Sunday to put the Minutewomen over A-10 rival Richmond.
After a frustrating first half, defender Thando Zono, who missed the first five games of the season with a head injury, came through to score two goals in the second half against Richmond.
The Massachusetts field hockey team faces off against Lock Haven for the first time on Friday. A rejuvenated UMass offense will go toe-to-toe with an already strong Lady Owl offense.
Of all things that could effect the Minutewomen, the weather could be on its way to doom the Maroon and White. According to UMass coach Justine Sowry, when it rains on the turf, the play can get interesting.
In its final non-conference game, the Massachusetts field hockey team defeated Dartmouth, 5-4, in double overtime. Katie Kelly scored the game-winning goal after the Big Green erased a 3-1 deficit and seemed to match every UMass goal. The senior’s two-goal effort pushed her season total to a team-leading 10 goals.
The Minutewomen of Garber Field put on a historic show for the fans in attendance, as they held off Saint Louis without giving up a shot attempt.
The Massachusetts field hockey team started the season struggling to find its edge. After Saturday night’s contest with Saint Louis, the Minutewomen have picked up their offensive tempo heading into the Atlantic 10 season.