Madison Smith’s position switch provides offensive spark for UMass women’s soccer in win over Brown

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A natural defender, Smith has helped out the Minutewomen’s offense that has been plagued by injury throughout the season.

UMass women’s soccer defense remains strong point despite disappointing record

Julia Weithofer fights way to the ball. Photo by Robert Rigo.

Despite a slow start to the season for the Minutemen, their veteran defense has been one of the few strong points this season.

UMass women’s soccer looks for a successful season despite injury setbacks

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The depth of the Minutewomen is being tested with early injuries to key players Jackie Bruno, Danielle Kriscenski and Jenny Scro.

Injuries plague UMass in slow start to 2015 season

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The Minutewomen’s offense will undergo serious changes with Jackie Bruno and Natalie Perussault out for the remainder of the season.

UMass women’s soccer forward Jackie Bruno out for season with Lyme disease

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Minutewomen coach Ed Matz reflects on the loss of top offensive threat Jackie Bruno to Lyme disease.

UMass women’s soccer suffers stinging 1-0 loss to Yale

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With two waived off goals and many missed scoring opportunities Sunday, the Minutewomen fell to the Bulldogs in the Yale Classic.

UMass women’s soccer earns double overtime draw against Central Connecticut

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The Minutewomen scored their first goal of the season en route to a 1-1 draw against the Blue Devils in their first match of the Yale Classic

UMass women’s soccer struck by injuries, struggles offensively as it falls to No. 24 Rutgers

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The Minutewomen are still left searching for their first win of the season after a 1-0 loss to the Scarlet Knights Sunday afternoon.

UMass women’s soccer falls short in comeback bid against George Washington

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The Minutewomen fell to George Washington after relenting two first half goals.

Jackie Bruno’s equalizer secures a tie for UMass against George Mason

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In her first match since Sep. 14, captain Jackie Bruno returned to competition in a big way on Friday after missing two matches with an injury for the Massachusetts women’s soccer team. The Minutewomen fell behind 1-0 to their first Atlantic 10 Conference opponent of the year, George Mason, in the 34th minute. But Bruno responded 15 minutes later, scoring her third goal of the year and providing UMass with the 1-1 equalizer. She received a pass from forward Megan Burke, split through two defenders and drove a long-range shot into the top right hand corner of the goal to…

UMass women’s soccer recuperating at midway point of season

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After a nine-game stretch in which the Minutewomen lost a series of close games, focus begins to shift to conference play.

UMass women’s soccer suffers another crushing overtime loss

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For the first 109 minutes of the Massachusetts women’s soccer team’s game against Cornell on Friday, not one goal was scored. As UMass’ offense continued to sputter in key moments, the Big Red’s Caroline Growney finally capitalized on the best chance of the game in double overtime to give Cornell the 1-0 win. Growney, who played more minutes than all but one of her teammates on the hot afternoon in Amherst, received a pass from Elizabeth Crowell on the run and sent a hard shot toward the Minutewomen’s goal which ricocheted into the net to end the game with just…

Even in A-10 semifinal loss, UMass defied adversity all season long

The UMass women’s soccer team’s season ended Friday in a loss to La Salle, but its spirits stayed high, just as it has all season long.

Lifelong goalkeeper Danielle Kriscenski emerging as a leader for UMass women’s soccer

Redshirt freshman Danielle Kriscenski has emerged as a leader in her first season behind the net for the UMass women’s soccer team.

Brittney Moore stepping up big for UMass women’s soccer

Senior Brittany Moore has been red-hot as of late, scoring all five goals in the UMass women’s soccer team’s previous two games

UMass women’s soccer draws tie at SLU, falls to Dayton

The UMass women’s women’s soccer is off to a slow start in Atlantic 10 play, which included a loss and a tie over the weekend.

Late goal gives UMass win over Bryant

Sarah Pandolfi scored in the 83rd minute to lift the UMass women’s soccer team to a 1-0 win over Bryant.

Challenges catch up to Minutewomen down the stretch

The Massachusetts women’s soccer team’s 4-1 defeat to Dayton in the Atlantic 10 tournament cites youth, injuries and inconsistency as factors in derailing a growing team.

Minutewomen put together goal outburst in Senior Day win

The UMass women’s soccer team signed off from Rudd Field in style on Senior Day, posting four goals in a dominant performance as well as fielding both goalkeepers.

Women’s soccer hosts Charlotte, George Washington in last two home games

The Minutewomen take on the 49ers and Colonials this weekend in an effort to get back into the Atlantic 10 tournament race.