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Preseason serves as opportunity for young UMass men’s soccer players -

August 13, 2017

Amherst Fire Department website adds user friendly components and live audio feed -

August 11, 2017

UMass takes the cake for best campus dining -

August 11, 2017

Two UMass students overcome obstacles to win full-ride scholarships -

August 2, 2017

The guilt of saying ‘guilty’ -

August 2, 2017

UMass tuition set to rise 3-4 percent for 2017-2018 school year -

July 18, 2017

PVTA potential cuts affect UMass and five college students -

July 10, 2017

New director of student broadcast media at UMass this fall -

July 10, 2017

Whose American Dream? -

June 24, 2017

Man who threatened to bomb Coolidge Hall taken into ICE custody -

June 24, 2017

Cale Makar drafted by Colorado Avalanche in first round of 2017 NHL Entry Draft -

June 24, 2017

Conservatives: The Trump experiment is over -

June 17, 2017

UMass basketball lands transfer Kieran Hayward from LSU -

May 18, 2017

UMass basketball’s Donte Clark transferring to Coastal Carolina -

May 17, 2017

Report: Keon Clergeot transfers to UMass basketball program -

May 15, 2017

Despite title-game loss, Meg Colleran’s brilliance in circle was an incredible feat -

May 14, 2017

UMass softball loses in heartbreaker in A-10 title game -

May 14, 2017

Navy sinks UMass women’s lacrosse 23-11 in NCAA tournament second round, ending Minutewomen’s season -

May 14, 2017

UMass softball advances to A-10 Championship game -

May 13, 2017

UMass basketball adds Rutgers transfer Jonathan Laurent -

May 13, 2017

Plourde breaks UM strikeout record as Minutewomen defeat Boston College

Pitcher Sara Plourde broke Danielle Henderson’s record of 465 strikeouts on Wednesday as UMass took a 3-1 decision over Boston College. The sophomore finished the game with nine strikeouts.

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Minutewomen host Boston College

For the second time this season, the No. 21 Massachusetts softball team will face Boston College on Wednesday night. In their first meeting on April 6, the Minutewomen shut out the Eagles, 6-0, as starting pitcher Sara Plourde allowed only one hit, nearly completi the no-hit bid.

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Bettencourt drives in four as UMass sweeps Dayton

Behind a five-hit, four RBI performance from Katie Bettencourt, the Minutewomen swept its doubleheader on Sunday with the Flyers. Game 2 required a late-inning comeback by UMass, where patience at the plate led to the game-winning run.

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Minutewomen take on Dayton in A-10 double-header

Looking to stay undefeated in conference play, UMass will host Dayton for two games on Sunday. The Flyers have been struggling as of late, losing seven of their last eight games.

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Reeves no longer slumping, instead surging

Despite some early season struggles at the plate, senior Sarah Reeves found her stroke as she now leads the team in slugging. The first basemen also hit in five-straight plate appearances, two short of the school record.

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Rams shut out Gaels, 49ers end home schedule with victory

Pitcher Jen Mineau pitched four strong innings, giving up one hit and striking out four, as the Fordham Rams defeated the Iona Gaels 6-0. The Temple Owls defeated GW in a double-header anchored by pitcher Kristen Marris, giving up a combined three hits in two games.

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UMass shortstop pursues musical career

Some Minutewomen fans have heard shortstop Whitney Williams singing at UMass’ home games. Williams, a senior for the Minutewomen, hopes to pursue her musical career after she hangs up the cleats. Williams has been singing since she was four-years-old, and hopes to try out for “American Idol.”

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Minutewomen sweep URI in doubleheader

Despite the weather, the Massachusetts softball team played its double-header against Rhode Island on Tuesday, and played well. The Minutewomen swept the Rams, winning both games, 9-2, and 3-1 to move their record to 31-7-1 on the season. The Minutewomen were led in Game 1 by Sarah Reeves, who recorded two singles, one double, one run batted in, a stolen base, and two runs scored, while Katie Bettencourt went 3-for-3, including a two-run home run and three RBIs.

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Plourde on pace to break Henderson’s strikeout mark

In Game 1 of yesterday’s double-header with Rhode Island, sophomore pitcher Sara Plourde recorded nine strikeouts in six innings of work. Plourde became the third Minutewomen all-time to hit the career 500-strikeout mark and passed alum Danielle Henderson’s 1998 strikeout total of 430. Plourde is also 25 strikeouts away from reaching Henderson’s all-time mark of 465, which she set in 1999.

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UMass escape Billikens due to weather

The Massachusetts softball team defeated Saint Louis 1-0 in the first game of a two-game series. The second game was called off due to bad weather, ending the game in a tie.

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UMass hits the road with contests against SLU

After a no-hitter by Sarah Plourde, the Minutewomen hit the road with games against the Billikens this weekend. UMass has not been swept in A-10 play since 2005, and have lost just two conference games in three seasons.

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Defense paying off for Minutewomen

Even with strong pitching and impressive hitting, UMass’ defense has stood tall so far this season. The Minutewomen have three players with a fielding percentage of 1.000, while UMass has the fewest errors in the NCAA, with 17.

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Plourde gets fifth no-hitter of the year in Minutewomen victory.

Behind decisive pitching from Sarah Plourde, the Minutewomen defeated the Bobcats 6-0 Tuesday afternoon. Plourde threw her fifth no-hitter of the season and sixth of her career. UMass takes on the Billikens this coming weekend.

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Depth for Minutewomen scoring runs, benefiting UM

While the offense wasn’t getting the hits they needed, UMass found ways to score runs, especially through their reserve players. With two stolen bases from Carly Normandin and Jill Andrews contributing on the base paths, the Minutewomen got their 12th-straight victory of the year.

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Minutewomen trounce UConn before having doubleheader rained out

Despite having its doubleheader against St. Bonaventure rained out on Sunday, the weather couldn’t hold back the Massachusetts softball team on Friday as UMass defeated UConn, 12-0. The Minutewomen received two home runs from junior Meghan Carta and a two-hit shut-out from pitcher Sara Plourde to beat the Huskies in dominating fashion.

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Minutewomen head to Storrs with non-conference game with UConn.

Behind performances from Sarah Plourde and Sarah Reeves, No. 21 UMass takes on UConn in the first of two games of the season. The Minutewomen have won their past 11 games, but UMass coach Elaine Sortino doesn’t want her team taking any opponents lightly.

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Big bats generating offense for the Minutewomen

UMass takes on a similar team in UConn on Friday, with both rosters displaying timely hitting so far this season. Sarah Reeves had two home runs in the victory over BU, and will look to go deep against the Huskies.

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Hitting leads UMass to 7-5 win over Terriers

Senior Sarah Reeves hit two home runs, and pitcher Sarah Plourde struck out nine batters, as the Minutewomen defeated BU for the second time this season, 7-5. Next up for UMass is UConn on Friday afternoon.

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Reeves putting hitting woes behind her in victory

After struggling at the plate at the beginning of the month, Sarah Reeves hit two home runs in a victory over the Terriers Tuesday evening. Reeves went 3-for-3 on the game with two home runs, and now leads the time with six on the season. She also has 26 career home runs as a member of the Minutewomen.

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UMass and BU meet for second time this season

After shutting out Boston University in its home opener, the Massachusetts softball team looks for similar results against the Terriers in their second meeting on Tuesday night. The Minutewomen head into the match up coming off a weekend sweep of Atlantic 10 opponent Charlotte in which UMass won 3-0 in Game 1 and 5-1 in Game 2.

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