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August 13, 2017

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August 11, 2017

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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

Timely hitting and strikeouts spurring Minutewomen

Though the Massachusetts softball team didn’t look its best on offense this past weekend against Charlotte, it did string together hits to earn victories. On the pitching side, sophomore Sara Plourde is leading the way for UMass in the circle. Plourde has recorded a 0.96 earned run average, while racking up a nation’s best 367 strikeouts.

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Plourde, Bettencourt lead UMass to ninth straight win

Behind Katie Bettencourt’s two-run home run and two runs scored and Sara Plourde’s fourth complete game no-hitter on the season, the Minutewomen topped Charlotte 3-0 on Friday. The two schools will square off again Saturday at noon in Game 2 of the weekend set.

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Minutewomen topple state rival Terriers in home-opener, 3-0

Behind strong pitching from Sara Plourde, the Minutewomen defeated BU for their eighth-straight victory. Second baseman Kylie Magill went 3-for-3 on the day with a home run to left field, as Sarah Reeves brought in Katie Bettencourt to score the Minutewomen’s runs.

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Plourde shuts down top hitter in the country in Setterlund

Facing the best hitter in the country, Sara Plourde allowed just one hit and struck out April Setterlund, who leads the country with a .595 batting average. The Minutewomen host Charlotte on Friday, looking for their ninth-straight victory and second at home.

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Plourde’s 1-hitter, 20 strikeouts lift UMass over BC

Although the game didn’t go the way Massachusetts softball coach Elaine Sortino and pitcher Sara Plourde would’ve liked, but the Minutewomen got a 6-0 win anyway. The sophomore had a no-hitter until the last out of the seventh inning.

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Minutewomen look to continue success

The Massachusetts softball team travels to face Boston College as it attempts to continue its six-game winning streak. The Minutewomen are coming off back-to-back wins against Fordham, while the Eagles fell to North Carolina State in a three-game series this past weekend. UMass will rely on its surging offense which boasts six batters with a .500 slugging percentage or better.

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Minutewomen sweep Fordham in battle of A-10 unbeatens

With two perfect A-10 records on the line, UMass swept the Rams to move to 6-0 in conference play. Pitcher Sara Plourde won both contests behind a combined 29 strikeouts on Saturday.

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UMass sweeps La Salle in double-header

The Minutewomen led with five home runs to give the team commanding wins over La Salle on Thursday. Outfielder Carly Normandin hit a grand slam to give UMass a 10-0 lead in Game 2.

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Minutewomen return to Amherst

After spending the first six weeks of the season playing games on the road and at neutral fields, the Massachusetts softball team returns to the Northeast today when it hosts Dartmouth in a doubleheader. In their last meeting, the Minutewomen shut out the Big Green twice and scored 28 runs in their two-game series back in March, 2006.

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Minutewomen finally able to practice outside

Though the Massachusetts softball team has done well this season and won both its Atlantic 10 games, UMass coach Elaine Sortino feels there is room for improvement. Part of the reason why Sortino feels the Minutewomen haven’t done as well as they can is because they’ve only recently begun to practice outdoors. Practicing inside has limited work on base running and outfield play, which was improved in UMass’ recent wins after practicing outside.

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Plourde, Sanders hold George Washington hitless in doubleheader

Pitchers Sara Plourde and Bailey Sanders combined Sunday to throw a perfect game against the Colonials, and Plourde followed with a no-hitter in Game 2 of the day. The Minutewomen won both matches by the run-rule, taking Game 1 17-0 and Game 2 by a score of 11-0.

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Plourde dominates in the circle, leads nation in strikeouts

Sara Plourde showed she could be a strong pitcher last year as a freshman, but in her sophomore season she has exceeded even those expectations. The sophomore currently is 14-3 on the year and leads the country with 236 strikeouts.

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Minutewomen begin A-10 schedule with double header with colonials

With a 15-7 record so far this season against stiff competition, UMass still looks to improve as it begins it conference schedule on Sunday. The Minutewomen will travel to George Washington for a pair of games before laying its home opener next Tuesday.

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Minutewomen fall to Long Island on final day of San Diego Classic II

The Massachusetts softball team fell to Long Island, 2-0, on the final day of the San Diego Classic II. Against Texas A&M in Game 1, Sara Plourde struck out 22 batters to break former starter Brandice Balschmitter’s previous record of 19 strikeouts. For the classic, the Minutewomen went 4-3 and improved their record to 15-7 for the season.

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Minutewomen go undefeated in Under Armour Invitational

Behind strong pitching, the Massachusetts softball team went 5-0 over the weekend and was the only team to go undefeated at the University of South Florida Under Armour Invitational. The Minutewomen allowed a total of eight runs in the five games, including two 3-0 shutouts against Tennessee-Chattanooga and Virginia Tech.

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Minutewomen head to USF for invitational

Despite early season struggles, the Massachusetts softball team hopes to rebound from its four season losses against a weaker pool of opponents than the first two invitationals. The Minutewomen have six players batting above .3000.

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No. 20 Minutewomen play to a 2-3 record at Leadoff Classic

Behind strong pitching from sophomore Sara Plourde, including her second career no-hitter, UMass took two out of five games this past weekend. In the three losses, the Minutewomen’s offense was shutdown by opposing pitchers, scoring just two runs in the three losses.

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UMass heads to Leadoff Classic for tournament action

Fresh off of four victories in Florida, the Minutewomen will take on Mississippi State, NC State, Missouri, Illinois State and Louisiana in tournament action.

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Minutewomen go 4-1 in opening tournament

With the exception of a 12-2 loss to Southern Illinois, the Minutewomen picked up right where they left off last season with a strong weekend. Pitcher Sara Plourde went 3-0 on the weekend.

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Rebuilding part of process for UMass softball team

Losing three starters and a team’s best pitcher is hard for any team. UMass coach Elaine Sortino believes that her role players from last year will fill in and play a significant part in her team getting back to the NCAA tournament.

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