Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Increase in offense a must for UMass

By Michael Wood

September 23, 2010

Filed under Field Hockey

Sometimes the best defense is a good offense, but unfortunately for the Massachusetts field hockey team, that’s exactly what has been lacking in its play this season. “The area that we’re most concerned about right now is our goal-scoring ability,” UMass coach Jus...

Minutewomen drop two over the weekend

By Michael Wood

September 20, 2010

Filed under Field Hockey

The No. 20 Massachusetts field hockey team dropped back-to-back games this weekend, losing 2-0 to American University on Saturday and 3-0 to Maryland on Sunday. The first of the two matchups was a tale of two halves, dom...

Tough schedule continues for Minutewomen

By Michael Wood

September 16, 2010

Filed under Field Hockey

The Massachusetts field hockey team will hit the road this weekend, looking to build off consecutive wins against Yale and Connecticut as it takes on two more nationally-ranked teams. The first matchup of the weekend occurs ...

Minutewomen upset No. 4 UConn, defeat Yale in overtime

By Pete Vasquez

September 12, 2010

Filed under Field Hockey

The Massachusetts field hockey team that began its season losing three out of four games responded this weekend by shutting out No. 4 University of Connecticut 1-0, on Saturday before traveling to Yale to earn an overtime victory Sunday. In what UMass coach Justine Sowry called one of the biggest wins of her UMass ...

Veteran leadership carrying Minutewomen

By Michael Wood

September 12, 2010

Filed under Field Hockey

Veteran leadership is something every team depends on, regardless of the sport, and the Massachusetts field hockey team is no different. In fact, the 2010 squad will be relying even more heavily than usual on its veterans to lead the way, because of the 10 new freshmen on the team. As the new players develop, there will...

Sowry and Kelly look for offensive surge against UConn and Yale

By Pete Vasquez

September 9, 2010

Filed under Field Hockey

After losing three out of its first four games to begin the season, the Massachusetts field hockey team went into practice this week determined to strengthen the lines of communication between the midfield and forward lines, while continually developing its young players. ...

UMass, Richmond picked to top A-10

By Stephen Hewitt

September 8, 2010

Filed under Conference Notebooks, Field Hockey

The Massachusetts field hockey team is projected to be crowned Atlantic 10 conference champions in 2010, according to this year’s preseason poll. Nine Minutewomen starters will return from last year’s squad, including All-American...

Minutewomen looking to build off 2009

By Michael Wood

September 6, 2010

Filed under Field Hockey

Amanda Joinson/Collegian- Click here for our breakdown of the Minutewomen's 2010 roster. - Click here for Adam Miller's thoughts on conference scheduling and how it affects UMass. - Click here for coverage of the field ...

Minutewomen split weekend series in Boston

By Pete Vasquez

September 6, 2010

Filed under Field Hockey

The Massachusetts field hockey team completed its trip to Boston, Mass., by taking a game against Northeastern on Friday before falling to Boston University on Sunday. The Minutewomen (1-3) fell behind, 1-0, to the Terriers...

NCAA needs to balance conference, non-conference games

By Adam Miller

September 6, 2010

Filed under Field Hockey, Sports Columns

The Massachusetts field hockey team can start the 2010 season knowing that how it finishes will be much more important than how it starts. That sentiment holds much truth, in great part thanks to the structure of this season’s...

Sowry leads young team into 2010 season

By Michael Wood

September 6, 2010

Filed under Field Hockey

The 2010 Massachusetts field hockey team have a flurry of new faces this season who are trying to make an immediate impact, with only three players entering their senior season. But, the last time UMass entered the season with only three seniors on the roster, they ...

UMass falls to eventual A-10 Champion Richmond

By Pete Vasquez

November 8, 2009

Filed under Field Hockey

The Massachusetts field hockey team witnessed its season come to a sudden end as Richmond beat the Minutewomen, 2-1, in overtime of the Atlantic 10 Conference semifinals at Garber Field on Friday afternoon. “We left it all ou...