The Massachusetts field hockey will play 12 of its 19 games against non-conference opponents in 2010. Collegian columnist Adam Miller believes that with the NCAA tournament being as small as it is, there should be a heavier emphasis on conference games.
The 2010 Massachusetts field hockey team have a flurry of new faces this season who are trying to make an immediate impact, with only three players entering their senior season.
Despite taking a 1-0 lead into halftime, the Minutewomen could not hold on as they fell in overtime Friday to Richmond in the first round of the Atlantic 10 Tournament. Richmond would go on to beat Temple to take the conference title.
Despite winning its last two games of the regular season to make the Atlantic 10 Tournament, UMass could not carry any momentum into its first round match with Richmond. After scoring an early goal, the Minutewomen could not get past the Spiders defense and fell in overtime.
After winning out its conference schedule this past weekend, the Minutewomen are back in the conference tournament facing a familiar opponent Friday: The No. 1 seeded Spiders, who beat UMass earlier this season.
UMass’ Cher King will look to contain Sarah Blyth-Wood of Richmond this Friday, in the opening game of the Atlantic 10 tournament. The Minutewomen are the No. 4 seed, while the Spiders are the No.1 seed.
The UMass field hockey team’s fairytale run continues on Friday, when they host Richmond in the opening round of the Atlantic 10 tournament. The Minutewomen are in the midst of a two-game winning streak, after winning out its conference schedule to get in as the final seed in conference postseason play.
With wins over La Salle and West Chester this weekend, the Minutewomen sneaked into the Atlantic 10 Tournament as the fourth and final seed. The tournament starts this Friday and is hosted by UMass.
Needing two wins in their final regular season games, Cher King, Katie Kelly and Kim Young scored 11 of UMass’ 12 goals on the weekend to lift them over La Salle and West Chester and into the A-10 Tournament. King and Kelly each recorded hat tricks on the weekend with King scoring four times on Friday and Kelly knotting three on Sunday.
In its final non-conference game of the year, the Minutewomen fell to Dartmouth 6-3 Wednesday night. UMass will have to win out its remaining conference schedule, as well as a combination of other things in order to make the A-10 tournament.
The UMass field hockey team suffered two key injuries Wednesday night in a 6-3 loss to Dartmouth. Juniors Makaela Potts and Jaime Bourazeris were both injured, as the Big Green scored five straight goals on the Minutewomen. Senior goalkeeper Sarah Williams got the start in goal, but could not contain the Big Green offense.
UMass hopes to find some offensive rhythm against Dartmouth as they prepare for the final weekend of conference play. Because of the Minutewomen’s struggles at the beginning of the A-10 schedule, they have put themselves in a must-win scenario with its final two games this weekend if they want to make the conference tournament.
With two must-win games this weekend if UMass hopes to make the Atlantic 10 Tournament, UMass coach Justine Sowry is trying to get her team focused on their current opponent, Dartmouth.
UMass dropped its first game on the weekend, a 1-0 loss to Richmond, but bounced back and ended its recent offensive struggles as it lit up St. Louis to get back on the winning track.
After dropping six spots in the NFHCA/Kookaburra Division I Poll, the Massachusetts field hockey team hopes to get back to its winning ways tomorrow against Richmond at Garber Field. The Minutewomen dropped both games against non-ranked conference opponents Saint Joseph’s and Temple this past weekend.
After three straight losses, including two to A-10 opponents, the UMass field hockey team will look to take it one play at a time for the rest of the season. While relying on strong defensive play, the Minutewomen hope to generate more offense when they take on Richmond this Friday.
A season after sweeping Atlantic 10 Conference play, UMass lost its first two conference matchups this season against Temple and Saint Joseph’s. Junior defender Makaela Potts tallied the only goal in UMass’ last three games as the Minutewomen were blanked on offense once again.
The Massachusetts field hockey team heads to Philadelphia, Penn. this weekend to take on two Atlantic 10 opponents in Saint Joseph’s and Temple to open up conference play. UMass is a combined 5-1 against the two Philly teams since UMass coach Justine Sowry assumed control of the Minutewomen.
Familiarity plays a big role when breaking down opponents. It’s common sense that knowing an opponent’s tendencies makes them an easier team to beat.
The No. 10 Massachusetts field hockey team is 16-1 against Atlantic 10 Conference opponents since UMass coach Justine Sowry became head coach.
The No. 10 Massachusetts field hockey team faced a shutout at the hands of No. 7 UConn for the second time in as many seasons.