Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Minutewomen want to get back on track

By Jay Asser

October 21, 2009

Filed under Field Hockey

The Massachusetts field hockey team did something this weekend that it hadn’t done since the middle of the 2007 season. For the first time in two years, the Minutewomen (9-6, 0-2 Atlantic 10) dropped three straight contests....

Minutewomen drop two games this weekend to begin Atlantic 10 play

By Mike Gillmeister

October 18, 2009

Filed under Field Hockey

Stranger things have happened to the No. 10 Massachusetts field hockey team, but this past weekend added insult to injury both literally and figuratively. After sweeping Atlantic 10 Conference play last season, UMass dropped...

Minutewomen head to Philadelphia for two-game series against Temple, St. Joe’s

By Jay Asser

October 15, 2009

Filed under Field Hockey

The Massachusetts field hockey team heads to Philadelphia, Penn. this weekend to take on two Atlantic 10 opponents in Saint Joseph’s and Temple to open up conference play. Being the only team yet to play an A-10 game, UMass coach J...

Penalty corners, team health to decide UM’s games in Philadelphia

By Mike Gillmeister

October 15, 2009

Filed under Field Hockey

Familiarity plays a big role when breaking down opponents. It’s common sense that knowing an opponent’s tendencies makes them an easier team to beat. The No. 10 Massachusetts field hockey team is 16-1 against Atlantic 10 Conferen...

No. 10 Minutewomen fail to score on No. 7 UConn for second year in a row

By Mike Gillmeister

October 12, 2009

Filed under Field Hockey

There are times when a strong team seems completely outclassed. At least conference play is on the horizon. The Massachusetts field hockey team failed to score against Connecticut for the second time in as many seasons. The No. 1...

Minutewomen face Huskies in rivalry match

By Mike Gillmeister

October 8, 2009

Filed under Field Hockey

Exhaustion is the word surrounding the Massachusetts field hockey team, as it creeps ever closer to Atlantic 10 conference play. Two non-conference games remain, and No. 6 Connecticut hosts the Minutewomen Friday night at 7 p.m. UMass...

Defense paying dividends for Minutewomen

By Jay Asser

October 8, 2009

Filed under Field Hockey

The ability to grind out and win close, contested games is what makes up the identity of the Massachusetts field hockey team this season. Nine of the twelve games the No. 10 Minutewomen have played up to this point have been deci...

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...