Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Bettencourt drives in four as UMass sweeps Dayton

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

May 2, 2010

Filed under Softball

As the Massachusetts softball team has learned, Atlantic 10 opponents always come prepared to play to defending conference champions. Dayton (17-35, 5-13 A-10) was no different, as it gave UMass trouble in its doubleheader on ...

UMass hits the road with contests against SLU

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

April 21, 2010

Filed under Softball

For the Massachusetts softball team, playing teams at the bottom of the Atlantic 10 standings isn’t as easy as it seems. Those teams look at the opportunity to knock off the No. 22 team in the country as their biggest game...

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

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

April 15, 2010

Filed under Softball

An 11-game winning streak while having one of the top pitchers in the country is never a good enough reason for the Massachusetts softball team to take an opponent lightly. Despite the Minutewomen (26-7, 8-0 Atlantic 10) traveling...

Former UMass star Tony Gaffney signs with Celtics

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

April 13, 2010

Filed under Men's Basketball

Former Massachusetts men's basketball player, Tony Gaffney has signed a contract with the Boston Celtics and could possibly suit up for the team's game tonight in Chicago. According to The Daily Hampshire Gazette, the signing also ...

Timely hitting and strikeouts spurring Minutewomen

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

April 12, 2010

Filed under Softball

While at times the Massachusetts softball team did not look its best at the plate this past weekend against Charlotte, one thing stood out: When UMass got a hit, it strung together hits. Besides the first inning of Saturday’s...

Pitching key to UMass first series win of season

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

April 11, 2010

Filed under Baseball

Starting pitching, once again, proved to be the difference in the Massachusetts baseball team’s first series win of the season. The three main Minutemen starters took the mound this past weekend, two of which played late into the g...

Plourde, Bettencourt lead UMass to ninth straight win

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

April 9, 2010

Filed under Softball

The Massachusetts softball team now stands alone atop the Atlantic 10 standings. Coupled with Fordham’s sweep over St. Louis, UMass’ weekend sweep over Charlotte leaves the Minutewomen as the only remaining team with a pe...

Dawley hired as head coach for Minutewomen

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

April 7, 2010

Filed under Women's Basketball

The Massachusetts women’s basketball team has a new head coach, and it’s one that is expected to be around for some time. Just under a month after UMass announced it would not renew the contract of former coach Marnie Dacko,...

Minutewomen finally able to practice outside

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

March 29, 2010

Filed under Softball

It may be 24 games into the season, but the Massachusetts softball team still has work to do. After holding George Washington to no hits in a doubleheader Sunday and scoring 28 total runs in the two games, UMass coach Elaine...

Plourde, Sanders hold George Washington hitless in doubleheader

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

March 28, 2010

Filed under Softball

A doubleheader can’t go much worse for a team. Luckily for the Massachusetts softball team, they were on the better side of the doubleheader at George Washington, holding the Colonials hitless in both games. In Game 1, pi...

Beat writers hand out 2009-10 awards for Mass Attack

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

March 23, 2010

Filed under Hockey, Sports Columns

The 2009-10 season was similar to ones in years past for the Massachusetts hockey team. UMass started the season as one of the nation’s best and then went on a second-half skid. While the season didn’t end the way the Minutemen...

Wellman foregoes final two years, signs with NHL’s Wild

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

March 21, 2010

Filed under Hockey

Within less than a week of his sophomore season ending, Casey Wellman is making an impact on the ice again. In his first game as a professional, after signing a two-year entry-level contract with the National Hockey League’s Min...