Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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...

Composure, determination to drive UMass past Orange

By Pete Vasquez

September 30, 2010

Filed under Field Hockey

Although the Massachusetts field hockey team faces only one opponent this weekend and is one opponent away from the start of Atlantic 10 play, Sunday’s battle against No. 5 Syracuse in Amherst will provide perhaps the greatest test of character for the Minutewomen this ...

UMass gains experience from rivals

By Pete Vasquez

September 27, 2010

Filed under Field Hockey

With half of its schedule complete and one more game to go before conference matchups begin, the Massachusetts field hockey team will draw from its experience against the nation’s top teams to help drive them past its Atlantic 10 r...

Minutewomen split home series

By Michael Wood

September 26, 2010

Filed under Field Hockey

The Massachusetts field hockey team returned home after back-to-back losses on the road and began a four-game home stand with a 2-0 victory over Vermont on Friday night and a 1-0 loss to Albany Sunday. The Minutewomen did some ...

UMass coach Justine Sowry looks for more hustle

By Pete Vasquez

September 26, 2010

Filed under Field Hockey

One play told the story of Sunday’s matchup at Garber Field. The Massachusetts field hockey team held a scoreless tie against Albany with 29 minutes left in the game. Senior captain Katie Kelly, who has been responsible for 60 percent of the team’s scori...

Minutewomen square off against Vermont and Albany

By Pete Vasquez

September 23, 2010

Filed under Field Hockey

Halfway through what has been a rollercoaster of a season, the Massachusetts field hockey team hopes that coming home for two weekend games can jumpstart another uphill climb. The Minutewomen (3-5) will square off against ...