Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Field Hockey defeats Harvard, 1-0

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

October 6, 2009

Filed under Field Hockey

Despite a late charge by Harvard and a last-second shot, the Massachusetts Field Hockey team came out on top at Harvard, 1-0, behind a strong defense and UMass’ first penalty stroke of the year. With eight minutes remaining...

UMass clashes with Harvard in continued rivalry

By Jay Asser

October 5, 2009

Filed under Field Hockey

A long time rivalry will be renewed Tuesday when the Massachusetts field hockey team travels to Cambridge to face Harvard – its longest road stretch of the season. The No. 9 Minutewomen (8-3) had a string of home games to...

Minutewomen face long road trip

By Mike Gillmeister

October 5, 2009

Filed under Field Hockey

Playing four straight games on the road on short rest is tough for any team. Not only is it physically taxing but it also takes a strong mindset to maintain focus and good team chemistry. The No. 9 Massachusetts field hockey...

Minutewomen fall to No. 6 Syracuse, bounce back to beat Yale

By Mike Gillmeister

October 4, 2009

Filed under Field Hockey

Losing games by multiple goals is uncharacteristic of this season’s Massachusetts field hockey team. The No. 9 Minutewomen made several changes after its 5-2 loss at No. 6 Syracuse on Saturday and those changes translate...

Minutewomen continue to bounce back after losses

By Jay Asser

October 4, 2009

Filed under Field Hockey

Focus is something that Massachusetts field hockey coach, Justine Sowry, preaches to her team and its effect is seen through the unbeatable record the Minutewomen hold in games following a loss. After dropping its third loss...

Minutewomen gets rematch with Syracuse on Saturday

By Mike Gillmeister

September 30, 2009

Filed under Field Hockey

The goalkeeper position personifies the heart of a defense. Not only is the goalie the last line of defense on the field but also the one directing other defenders on the field. The Massachusetts field hockey team faces tw...

Sowry Minutewomen finding success on the road

By Jay Asser

September 30, 2009

Filed under Field Hockey

Winning games at home is only half the battle, road games are what can make or break a team’s season. As the No. 9 ranked team in the Kookaburra/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll, the Massachusetts field hockey team...

Kelly, Charochak sweep A-10 weekly awards

By Mike Gillmeister

September 29, 2009

Filed under Field Hockey

Forwards Katie Kelly and Kara Charochak earned Atlantic 10 Conference honors for their play this past weekend. Kelly earned A-10 Player of the Week honors and Charochak earned Rookie of the Week honors.        In their...

Offense explodes as UMass takes two games over the weekend

By Jay Asser

September 28, 2009

Filed under Field Hockey

The Massachusetts field hockey team needed to take care of business on the road and came through with two important victories this weekend. After a going through a string of difficult opponents to begin the season, the Minutewomen...

Freshman contributing, help Minutewomen crack Top 10

By Mike Gillmeister

September 23, 2009

Filed under Field Hockey

The loss of any one offensive threat can often be overcome by a complete team effort. The Massachusetts field hockey team has tried to do just that after losing Mary Shea, Erin Parker and the Minutewomen’s leading scorer in 2008, Ka...

Sowry and Co. look for weekend sweep

By Jay Asser

September 23, 2009

Filed under Field Hockey

With two struggling teams in Vermont and Quinnipiac coming up, the Massachusetts field hockey team will try to avoid a pair of possible trap games on the road this weekend. The Minutewomen (5-2) are coming off a weekend where...

Minutewomen fall to Boston College in OT after win over Northeastern

By Jay Asser

September 20, 2009

Filed under Field Hockey

After a strong showing against Northeastern, the Massachusetts field hockey team was unable to pull off another upset win and suffered a heartbreaking overtime loss to Boston College on Sunday. Before taking on the No. 9 Eagles...