Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass looks to extend three-game win streak

By Jay Asser

September 17, 2009

Filed under Field Hockey

Returning home after having a successful first road trip, the Massachusetts field hockey team faces another difficult weekend with two non-conference opponents in Northeastern and Boston College. The Minutewomen (4-1) are continuing...

International rule changes make mark early in season

By Mike Gillmeister

September 17, 2009

Filed under Field Hockey

The Massachusetts field hockey team faces a lot of changes in 2009. Not only do the Minutewomen have numerous freshmen on the team but the International Hockey Federation (FIH) – field hockey’s national governing body –...

Alesha Widdall post back-to-back shutouts in weekend sweep

By Mike Gillmeister

September 13, 2009

Filed under Field Hockey

Some say the best offense is a good defense – especially when the defense does the scoring. The No. 15 Massachusetts field hockey team extended its winning streak to three after shutting out No. 12 James Madison (2-2) and...

Justine Sowry, Alesha Widdall go international

By Mike Gillmeister

September 10, 2009

Filed under Field Hockey

In recent years, members of the Massachusetts women’s field hockey team who have participated in international play have faired better when returning to college. Most recently, sophomore goalkeeper Alesha Widdall and UMass coa...

No. 15 Minutewomen hope to keep wins coming

By Jay Asser

September 10, 2009

Filed under Field Hockey

Coming off a big upset win over previously ranked No. 9 Iowa, the Massachusetts field hockey team heads to Albany this weekend to take on two tough opponents in its first road trip of the season. After leaping from No. 17 to...

UMass field hockey upsets No. 9 Iowa

By Mike Gillmeister

September 7, 2009

Filed under Field Hockey

Members of the Massachusetts field hockey team hugged at midfield, relishing in the team’s 4-3 upset of No. 9 Iowa on Friday, and forgetting about its 3-2 overtime loss to Boston University in Game 1 of the UMass Invitationa...

Field hockey hopes to build off success from last year

By Noah Steinberg-DiStefano

September 7, 2009

Filed under Field Hockey

After spending the summer months coaching the U.S. junior national team in Boston Massachusetts field hockey coach Justine Sowry is excited to be back in Amherst with her team. Last year, the Minutewomen had one of their best seas...

Field Hockey looks for new offensive leaders in 2009

By Mike Gillmeister

September 7, 2009

Filed under Field Hockey

The No.17 Massachusetts field hockey team lost nearly half of its scoring power from the 2008 season to graduation. The question isn’t if the offense will have scorers in 2009, but who those scorers will be. Forwards Forward Katelyn ...