Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Emma Mendoker returns to UMass rotation, Caroline Raymond remains fixture

By Kaitlin Boyer

April 22, 2013

Filed under Softball, Sports, Spring Sports

The strength of the Massachusetts softball pitching rotation was questionable in the beginning, but it is something that continues to ascend as the season progresses. And Caroline Raymond (11-8) has played a pivotal role in cleaning up a...

UMass softball searches for consistency with trip to BC

By Kaitlin Boyer

April 8, 2013

Filed under Softball, Sports

Consistency is a recurring theme that the Massachusetts softball team knows it must posses in order be a successful team. And as UMass (9-17, 6-2 Atlantic 10) travels to Chestnut Hill on Tuesday to take on Boston College for ...

UMass softball takes both games against St. Bonaventure

By Kaitlin Boyer

April 1, 2013

Filed under Softball, Sports, Spring Sports

Timely hitting and a strong outing from pitcher Caroline Raymond helped propel the Massachusetts softball team to a 12-4 mercy-rule victory over St. Bonaventure in the second game of a doubleheader on Saturday at Sortino Field....

Home opener against BC to serve as a new start for Minutewomen

By Kaitlin Boyer

March 26, 2013

Filed under Softball, Sports

The Massachusetts softball team will look to end its early season struggles when it returns to Amherst for its home-opener against Boston College Wednesday. The Minutewomen (3-16, 1-1 Atlantic 10) began to take a step forwar...

UMass looks to turn season around after numerous non-conference losses

By Kaitlin Boyer

March 26, 2013

Filed under Softball, Sports, Spring Sports

The Massachusetts softball team’s 2013 season has gotten off to quite the shaky start. The Minutewomen have only won three out of their first 16 games so far, which is unusual for a team that has always shown dominance right from the start. Last year was a successful one w...

Women’s club hockey headed to national championship

By Kaitlin Boyer

March 6, 2013

Filed under Club Sports, Sports

On Thursday, the Massachusetts women’s club hockey team will head to the American Collegiate Hockey Association National Championship in Ashburn, Va. With a 16-4-2 record and a second-place spot in the ACHA rankings, the...

UMass softball captures first two wins in NFCA Leadoff Classic

By Kaitlin Boyer

February 26, 2013

Filed under Softball, Sports, Spring Sports

After going winless in the FAU Kick-Off Classic, the Massachusetts softball team bounced back with wins against Illinois State and Southern Illinois and finished with a 2-3 overall record in last weekend’s NFCA Leadoff Classic ...

UMass softball opens season 0-3 at rain-shortened FAU Kick-Off Classic

By Kaitlin Boyer

February 20, 2013

Filed under Softball, Sports, Spring Sports

The Massachusetts softball team came up 0-for-3 in its bid to pick up its first win of the season at the rain-shortened FAU Kick-Off Classic in Boca Raton, Fla., this past weekend.  With the Minutewomen (0-3) nursing a 9-5 lead in the bottom ...

Women determined to get back on A-10 podium

By Kaitlin Boyer

February 13, 2013

Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving

Massachusetts women’s swimming and diving coach Bob Newcomb has one primary thought in mind when it comes to the Atlantic 10 Championship. “Swim fast,” he said. “The bottom line is this group has (swam) fast all year,...

UMass men’s and women’s swimming squads finish season at Fordham

By Kaitlin Boyer

February 5, 2013

Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving

In its last meet of the season, the Massachusetts men’s swimming and diving team ended on a strong note with a 183-113 victory over Fordham on Saturday. The Minutemen won 11 of 16 events in the outing from the Messmore Aqu...

Men’s and women’s swim teams defeat Bryant on senior day

By Kaitlin Boyer

January 23, 2013

Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving

In their final swim meet in the pool at Boyden Gymnasium, the seniors on the Massachusetts men's and women's swimming and diving teams were able to make their outing a memorable one, defeating Bryant 185-104 on Saturday. The ...

UMass slips back into its losing ways, falls to Fordham 69-57

By Kaitlin Boyer

January 17, 2013

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

NEW YORK — In what seemed to be anyone’s game at the conclusion of the first half, the Massachusetts women’s basketball team suffered a 69-57 loss at Fordham on Wednesday.  A number of small blunders eventually caught up...