Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Zono’s comeback fuels second half surge

By Pete Vasquez

October 17, 2010

Filed under Field Hockey, Sports

Senior midfielder Makaela Potts said it herself. The Massachusetts field hockey team is a second half team. Frustrated, yet never panicking in either deficit they faced this weekend, the Minutewomen (9-6, 3-0 Atlantic 10) grabbed ...

UMass, Lock Haven to play for the first time

By Michael Wood

October 14, 2010

Filed under Field Hockey

Massachusetts and Lock Haven have never met in competition before, but on Friday, Oct. 15, the top two field hockey teams in the Atlantic 10 conference will play each other at Garber Field for a chance at first place. E...

Weather possible influence for UMass game on Friday

By Michael Wood

October 14, 2010

Filed under Field Hockey

October has arrived in Massachusetts. As students preoccupy themselves with pumpkins, candy, Halloween decorations and the flurry of color in foliage, cold temperatures have slowly begun to grip the northeast. For most,...

Minutewomen top Dartmouth in overtime thriller

By Pete Vasquez

October 12, 2010

Filed under Field Hockey

It took two overtimes, but the Massachusetts field hockey team won a Tuesday afternoon thriller, beating Dartmouth, 5-4, in Hanover, N.H. in its final non-conference game. Katie Kelly scored two minutes and 57 seconds into double-overtime for the Minutewomen (7-...

Historic night for Minutewomen

By Pete Vasquez

October 11, 2010

Filed under Field Hockey

The Massachusetts field hockey team made history Saturday night at Garber Field when it held Saint Louis without a shot attempt for the entire game in its 4-0 win. Under the lights, with a big crowd on hand, the Minutewomen (6-6, 1-0 Atlantic 10) faced t...

Minutewomen offensive side gains a boost

By Michael Wood

October 11, 2010

Filed under Field Hockey

It’s no secret that the offensive attack of the Massachusetts field hockey team has struggled this season. Entering Saturday’s home matchup against Saint Louis, the Minutewomen (5-7, 1-0 Atlantic 10) ranked seventh out of eight teams in the A-10 confe...

Minutewomen begin Atlantic 10 schedule against winless Billikens

By Michael Wood

October 7, 2010

Filed under Field Hockey

After an emotional 2-0 victory over nationally ranked Syracuse last weekend, the focus of the Massachusetts field hockey team is set to do a complete 180 degree turn as it matches up against winless Saint Louis. The win again...

Chance for UMass to learn from previous A-10 struggles

By Pete Vasquez

October 7, 2010

Filed under Field Hockey

The Atlantic 10 competition has arrived and for the Massachusetts field hockey team, it’s all about lessons learned from the past. The Minutewomen (5-6) face a Saint Louis (0-12) team on Saturday that is still searchi...

Minutewomen relying heavily on Widdall

By Adam Miller

October 5, 2010

Filed under Field Hockey

Defeating a Top 10 team once can easily be dismissed as a fluke. It’s not until a team can do it again and in convincing fashion, that it shows its true ability. After its victory over Syracuse on Sunday, the Massachusetts fie...

Minutewomen shut out another Top 10 team

By Pete Vasquez

October 3, 2010

Filed under Field Hockey

The Massachusetts field hockey team bested another Top 10 team by shutting out No. 8 Syracuse, 2-0, Sunday afternoon at Garber Field. “[I’m] thrilled,” UMass coach Justine Sowry said. “It was a huge game for us. We’ve had ...

Goalkeeper Alesha Widdall plays large role in victory

By Michael Wood

October 3, 2010

Filed under Field Hockey

Massachusetts goalkeeper Alesha Widdall stood in net Sunday, facing Syracuse midfielder Martina Loncarica. Clinging to a 1-0 lead with just two minutes, 11 seconds left in the game, the Minutewomen had dominated the Orange on offense all day. Regardless, all their hard work could have been erased with o...

Minutewomen take on No.6 Orange Sunday

By Michael Wood

September 30, 2010

Filed under Field Hockey

The Massachusetts field hockey team has not beaten Syracuse in over 10 years, but the Minutewomen will be looking for their first victory in recent memory Sunday when the Orange head to Garber Field for a 2 p.m. match-up. Syracuse coach Ange Bradley is 12-2 all-time agai...