Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Minutemen settle for another draw against Big Green

By Herb Scribner

September 29, 2010

Filed under Men's Soccer

The Massachusetts men’s soccer team salvaged a point Wednesday afternoon after a tough battle with Dartmouth, tying the Big Green 1-1 in a double overtime match. “It means another tie to our record,” UMass coach Sam Koc...

Ties becoming an all too familiar outcome for UMass

By Steve Levine

September 29, 2010

Filed under Men's Soccer

For most collegiate soccer teams, overtime periods are something of a rarity. They are exciting, tense, urgent and generally infrequent – but not for the Massachusetts soccer team. Upon tying Dartmouth (4-2-1) at Rudd Fiel...

UMass hosts Siena on Wednesday at Rudd Field

By Steve Levine

September 28, 2010

Filed under Men's Soccer

The Massachusetts men’s soccer team will attempt to reverse its unsuccessful homestand on Wednesday when it hosts Dartmouth at 3 p.m. at Rudd Field.            The Minutemen (1-3-3) are underperforming as of l...

Scoring woes continue for Minutemen

By Herb Scribner

September 28, 2010

Filed under Men's Soccer

In a double overtime, golden goal, winner-takes-all scenario, finishing a scoring chance means everything on the pitch.            Even though the Massachusetts men’s soccer team has scored more goals so far this...

Goalkeeper Chris Piekos making difference for Minutemen

By Herb Scribner

September 26, 2010

Filed under Men's Soccer

  With less than 90 seconds to go in double-overtime, goalkeeper Chris Piekos stood on his line and watched as the Massachusetts men’s soccer team’s defense scrambled to get its way back towards the goal. New Hampshire...

Minutemen lose in double-overtime to New Hampshire

By Steve Levine

September 26, 2010

Filed under Men's Soccer

The supposed strengths of the Massachusetts men’s soccer team were nowhere to be found as the Minutemen fell to New Hampshire, 1-0, in double-overtime on Saturday at Rudd Field. UMass traditionally relies heavily on its defense ...

Minutemen take on undefeated New Hampshire

By Herb Scribner

September 23, 2010

Filed under Men's Soccer

For the second straight game, the Massachusetts men’s soccer team will take on a side that isn’t used to losing as it faces undefeated New Hampshire on Saturday. Other than being unbeaten, the Wildcats (3-0-2) boast a tough team that can dominate with its strength....

UMass success begins with defense

By Steve Levine

September 23, 2010

Filed under Men's Soccer

Looking back on recent seasons for the Massachusetts men’s soccer team, it’s hard to ignore the major role defense has played in its success. So far this year, UMass isn’t exactly where it wants to be defensively. However, with the offense struggling to find cons...

Minutemen draw again with Catamounts

By Steve Levine

September 22, 2010

Filed under Men's Soccer

If anyone were to observe the Massachusetts soccer team following its game on Wednesday, they would’ve guessed the Minutemen lost instead of tied. UMass coach Sam Koch was irritated and his players were equally disappointed...

Offensive starting to produce for Minutemen

By Herb Scribner

September 22, 2010

Filed under Men's Soccer

Since day one of the 2010 campaign, Massachusetts soccer coach Sam Koch has stressed the importance of incorporating offense into the Minutemen’s game plan. Thursday afternoon’s match against Vermont saw the culmination of...

Minutemen offense lacking consistency

By Steve Levine

September 21, 2010

Filed under Men's Soccer

It’s been a tough-luck kind of season for the Massachusetts soccer team up to this point.          The Minutemen record of 1-2-2 can be attributed to allowing their opponents more shots and scoring opportunities,...

Minutemen host Vermont at Rudd Field

By Herb Scribner

September 21, 2010

Filed under Men's Soccer

After pushing No. 24 Indiana to the limit on Sunday, the Massachusetts men’s soccer team strolls into Rudd Field riding a wave of confidence as it prepares to battle Vermont.          “We’ve got to just regroup...