Massachusetts Daily Collegian

First-place Minutewomen take on BU, Rams over weekend

By Pete Vasquez

April 28, 2011

Filed under Softball, Sports

Amidst all the theatrics and milestones on Wednesday, the Massachusetts softball team jumped back on top of the Atlantic 10 standings. However, with four games in three days forecasted this weekend, a lot can change by the time Monday rolls ar...

Sara Plourde and Meghan Carta power Minutewomen to eighth-straight victory

By Pete Vasquez

April 18, 2011

Filed under Softball

With Saturday’s game rained out, the Massachusetts softball team did the most it could in its one game this weekend, defeating conference rival Dayton, 9-1, on Friday. Sara Plourde was her dominating self, overwhelming t...

Minutewomen go for 6th, 7th straight at home this weekend

By Pete Vasquez

April 7, 2011

Filed under Softball

On Sunday, the Massachusetts softball team will look to sweep its third-straight doubleheader as it hosts St. Bonaventure at the UMass Softball Complex. The Minutewomen (14-14, 5-3 Atlantic 10) are riding high on a five-game win streak, the last of which was a 3-2 win at Boston Universit...

Minutewomen offense progressing

By Pete Vasquez

April 5, 2011

Filed under Softball

Earlier in the season, Massachusetts softball coach Elaine Sortino was looking for anybody and everybody to contribute offensively. Now, however, each player in the lineup is contributing in her own way as the Minutewomen have recently ...

Plourde goes the distance again for Minutewomen

By Pete Vasquez

April 4, 2011

Filed under Softball, Sports

After junior Sara Plourde collected her eighth career no-hitter, she followed it up just two hours later with 1.2 additional hitless innings of relief as the Massachusetts softball team swept Saint Louis in Sunday afternoon’s...

Minutewomen reach Amherst to face Big Green

By Pete Vasquez

March 29, 2011

Filed under Softball

The Massachusetts softball team will break in the Softball Complex for the first time this season as Dartmouth comes to town for the Minutewomen’s official home opener on Wednesday. Doubleheader action is in store, with the...

Minutewomen split two doubleheaders over the weekend

By Pete Vasquez

March 27, 2011

Filed under Softball

The Massachusetts softball team continued its inconsistent start to the season after splitting a pair of doubleheader matchups last weekend against Temple and Saint Joseph’s. Saturday’s doubleheader split versus Temp...

Winning culture challenged for 2011 Minutewomen

By Pete Vasquez

March 22, 2011

Filed under Softball, Sports

The Massachusetts softball team is already well into its 2011 season, and as the Minutewomen try to attain to a winning record, the tough early schedule facing the young players is not making matters easier.   While ...

Mass Attack prepare for 1st-round meeting with BC

By Pete Vasquez

March 10, 2011

Filed under Hockey

It took the Massachusetts hockey team up until the final game of the regular season to narrowly escape with a spot in this weekend’s playoffs. Now that the Minutemen are there, they must take down defending national champ...

Mass Attack sneaks into HE tournament with draw over Maine

By Pete Vasquez

March 6, 2011

Filed under Hockey

As the overtime buzzer sounded at Saturday night’s home game against Maine, the Massachusetts hockey team gathered in a circular embrace as the Mullins Center roared around them. UMass (6-21-6, 5-16-6 HEA) clinched the f...

Seniors take ice for regular-season finale

By Pete Vasquez

March 4, 2011

Filed under Hockey

As the Massachusetts hockey team closes its season this weekend with two home games against Maine, it also bids farewell to its seven seniors who will play their final games at the Mullins Center. Led by senior captain Paul D...

No. 2 BC on a tap for Mass Attack

By Pete Vasquez

February 24, 2011

Filed under Hockey

The Massachusetts hockey team has faced a ruthless schedule this season, particularly throughout the last third of the season. However, only once have the Minutemen run into No. 2 Boston College. That is, until this weekend. ...