Co-sports editor David Brinch provides commentary on the UMass men’s and women’s soccer teams.
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 Massachusetts cross country teams are looking for their veterans to make 2010 a successful year. The Minutemen are looking to build on last year’s second place finish in the A-10 Championships.
The seniors helped the Massachusetts baseball team win 15-8 over La Salle in its final game of the season, but still fell short of making the Atlantic 10 tournament. The Minutemen won six conference series in 2010.
UMass pitcher Sara Plourde has dominated just about everyone she’s faced. Collegian columnist Adam Miller believes this weekend will be a good barometer in seeing how good she really is.
With the Massachusetts crew team finishing second in the Atlantic 10 Championships a few weeks ago, the Minutemen had a doubleheader this weekend on the Connecticut River. UMass competed against local rivals Amherst and Vermont.
Fordham defeated Temple this past weekend as a part of a 13-game winning streak for the Rams. The win was due to a combination of offensive and defensive production.
With a change in its pre-game events, UMass earned its third win at home this season, the first one since a win over Villanova on Nov. 22.
Despite fighting back from a 17-point halftime deficit, the Massachusetts men’s basketball team couldn’t hold on to a lead to close out the game. The Minutemen fell to Atlantic 10 opponent Xavier, 87-79, on Leaman Legacy Night at the Mullins Center, dropping their conference record to 2-6.