The field hockey team hopes to avenge a 1-0 loss to UConn in 2008 when they travel to take on the Huskies Friday evening. UMass is coming off a 1-0 win over Harvard, while the nationally ranked Huskies lost their first game of the season on Sunday.
The No. 10 Minutewomen have had nine of twelve games this season decided by one goal. UMass hopes to score in numbers this weekend when it takes on UConn Saturday at 7 p.m.
The Massachusetts field hockey team is currently riding a two-game winning streak after beating Harvard, 1-0, on Tuesday. The Minutewomen now have nine wins on the season.
A long time rivalry will be renewed Tuesday when the Massachusetts field hockey team travels to Cambridge to face Harvard – its longest road stretch of the season.
Playing four straight games on the road on short rest is tough for any team. Not only is it physically taxing but it also takes a strong mindset to maintain focus and good team chemistry. The No. 9 Massachusetts field hockey team starts its road swing tomorrow against Harvard (4-4).
After traveling to Syracuse and falling 5-2 to the Orange on Saturday, UMass had to return home to face a Yale squad just a day later. Despite being fatigued, the Minutewomen pulled out a 1-0 victory to split the weekend.
For the third time this season, UMass has not let a loss keep them down as it bounced back from its loss to No. 6 Syracuse with a victory over Yale. The Minutewomen have not lost back-to-back games since a three-game skid in 2007.
After being knocked out of the NCAA Tournament last fall by Syracuse, UMass will look for revenge as they head to New York for a rematch with the No. 6 team in the nation. UMass will look to forward Jill Powers who has had success against the Orange in the past.
Despite plenty of support when playing at Garber Field this season, UMass has gone 3-0 on the road and 4-2 at home. The Minutewomen hope to continue that success on the road when they head to No. 6 Syracuse this weekend.
After No. 9 UMass swept Vermont and Quinnipiac, two of its players swept the conference weekly awards. Katie Kelly earned the A-10 Player of the Week while Kara Charochak earned Rookie of the Week.
The Minutewomen avoided falling over the weekend to Vermont and Quinnipiac, two teams that could have been possible trap games. The offense led the way, scoring nine goals in the two games, seven of which came against Quinnipiac.
For the first time since 2000, the Massachusetts field hockey team is ranked in the Top 10 of the Kookaburra/NFHCA Division I Coaches Poll thanks in part to a total team effort, including the help of some underclassmen like Nicole Cordero and Kara Charochak.
After an overtime loss to rival Boston College Sunday, UMass heads to Vermont and Quinnipiac this weekend in a pair of difficult contests.
After Alesha Widdall recorded her third straight shutout in Saturday’s 4-0 victory over the Huskies, the No. 9 Eagle were too much for UMass as they fell 2-1 in overtime. The loss was UMass’ first to a ranked opponent this season.
After extending their winning streak to three games with two 1-0 victories last weekend, the Minutewomen look for two more this weekend in Amherst. First UMass will host Northeastern on Saturday before facing No. 9 Boston College on Sunday.
In an effort to increase the overall speed of games, the FIH implemented the “self-hit rule”. So far the rules have been felt in college field hockey, especially by UMass.
The No. 15 Minutewomen extended their winning streak to three with two 1-0 victories over the weekend. UMass began with a victory over Albany and followed with an upset over No. 12 James Madison, giving it three wins over ranked opponents this season.
UMass coach Justine Sowry and sophomore goalkeeper Alesha Widdall took part in the 2009 Junior World Cup, hosted by Harvard. The U.S. national team finished the tournament third in its pool (2-3) and eighth overall.
After an upset victory over previously ranked No.9 Iowa last Saturday, UMass will travel to Albany in its first road trip of the year. The Maroon and White will face Albany and James Madison.
Just a day after falling to Boston University in the UMass Invitational, the Minutewomen took down the No. 9 Hawkeyes at Garber Field. The weekend split brought UMass’ record to 2-1.