UMass field hockey shuts out La Salle in Friday home finale

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The Minutewomen defeated the Explorers 5-0 behind a strong offensive attack in the first half and good defense down the stretch.

Penalty kicks prove decisive in UMass men’s soccer’s 2-1 victory over La Salle

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Senior Will Ellis scored two penalty kicks, giving the Minutemen their third win in four games. They are now tied with Dayton atop the Atlantic-10 with 10 points.

UMass men’s soccer looks to extend unbeaten streak to four against La Salle

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The Minutemen welcome the Explorers to Rudd Field Thursday for a conference affair.

UMass field hockey’s Senior Day dampened by loss to BC

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UMass field hockey’s senior day dampened by loss to BC.

UMass men’s soccer extends unbeaten streak to three with Saturday victory

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Freshman Kevin Boino scored both goals for the Minutemen in a conference win over St. Bonaventure.

UMass women’s soccer prepares for rematch of last year’s A-10 quarterfinals against La Salle

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The Minutewomen look to build upon their three-game win streak this weekend in conference play.

UMass notebook: Minutemen come up a play short, Clark shines in the loss

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NEW YORK –– The ending of Thursday’s game for the Massachusetts men’s basketball team was one it has grown too familiar with throughout the course of the season. UMass came out of the gates strong and made some runs in the second half. However, in the end, it just fell flat on its face and didn’t have enough left in the tank to pull away. Unless the Minutemen receive an invitation to the National Invitation Tournament, their season likely ended Thursday in a 76-69 loss to La Salle in the second round of the Atlantic 10 tournament at Barclay’s Center….

Unless the NIT comes calling, UMass likely done for the season

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UMass coach Derek Kellogg said the team will likely “call it a year” if the Minutemen don’t receive an invitation to the NIT.

SLIDESHOW: UMass Basketball Atlantic 10 Tournament

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Here are the Daily Collegian’s best photos from the Atlantic 10 Tournament where UMass took on La Salle at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn New York.

UMass bounced from Atlantic 10 tournament in loss to La Salle

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UMass nearly erased a nine-point La Salle lead, but late heroics from Explorers guard Khalid Smith doomed the Minutemen.

UMass basketball ready to make noise in Atlantic 10 tournament

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Minutemen look to beat La Salle for third time this season in first round of the Atlantic 10 tournament on Thursday.

Donte Clark regains elusive offensive form for the Minutemen

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The freshman guard showed his offensive capability Sunday (23 points) after a stretch of inefficient shooting.

Demetrius Dyson earning playing time through defensive improvement

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The 6-foot-5 sophomore has played 12 minutes in each of UMass’ last two games, which is a season high.

Jabarie Hinds returns to sixth man role in UMass’ win over La Salle

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The UMass guard scored nine points in 17 minutes off the bench against La Salle after being in the starting lineup the previous six games.

UMass receives strong bench play in win over La Salle

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UMass coach Derek Kellogg lauded the play of his bench following a 71-65 victory over La Salle Wednesday night.

UMass basketball outlasts La Salle 71-65

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Led by a game-high 19 points from Maxie Esho, the Minutemen used quickened tempo and a full team effort to down the Explorers 71-65 Wednesday night.

BLOG: UMass basketball aims to push tempo against La Salle

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The Minutemen travel to Philadelphia to face La Salle in their first conference road game of the season.

UMass women’s soccer falls to La Salle 3-0, ending season

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UMass women’s soccer was unable to complete the upset against top-seeded La Salle in the Minutewomen’s final matchup of the season.

UMass women’s soccer opens A-10 tournament against top-seeded La Salle

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The Minutewomen hope to avenge last year’s semifinal loss to La Salle when they play the top-seeded Explorers in the first round of the Atlantic 10 tournament Thursday.

UMass hits the road to take on LaSalle

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The hot hitting Minutewomen will travel to Philadelphia to battle the Explorers in a two-game series starting Thursday.