Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Charlotte defeats ranked Wake Forest

By Nick Bellofatto

September 21, 2010

Filed under Men's Soccer

The Charlotte men’s soccer team played its most impressive game of the season last Tuesday night, beating No. 11 Wake Forest in a 2-0 shutout. When the whistle blew, and the ball came in play, the 49er squad attacked the Demon ...

Sam Koch and company split weekend series

By Steve Levine

September 20, 2010

Filed under Men's Soccer

If the Massachusetts men’s soccer team could’ve started off its eight-game homestand with two wins, it would have not only given the Minutemen the momentum going into the rest of their schedule, but also given coach Sam Koch...

Men’s soccer depends on freshmen for win

By Herb Scribner

September 20, 2010

Filed under Men's Soccer

For the Massachusetts men’s soccer team to earn its first win of the season, it needed two freshmen, Tyler Cleverdon and Brett Canepa, to score their first goals of their respective collegiate careers. When UMass faced ...

Minutemen begins homestand against IU, UCF

By Steve Levine

September 16, 2010

Filed under Men's Soccer

If the Massachusetts men’s soccer team hopes to continue its winning tradition at home, this weekend would be a good start. The Minutemen will open an eight-game homestand this weekend when they host two dangerous teams at Rudd Field – Central Florida on Friday and...

Midfielder Stuart Amick goes up against hometown team

By Herb Scribner

September 16, 2010

Filed under Men's Soccer

On paper, this Sunday’s contest between the Massachusetts men’s soccer team and No. 24 Indiana has all the makings of a competitive bout. For midfielder Stuart Amick and UMass coach Sam Koch, the game is far more importan...

Minutemen tie Fairfield in scoreless draw

By Steve Levine

September 12, 2010

Filed under Men's Soccer

The Massachusetts men’s soccer team will have to wait until Friday for a shot at winning its first game of the season. The Minutemen tied Fairfield in a scoreless game to move their record to 0-1-2, while the Stags are now 1-1-2. The match was even in many statistical categories with neither ...

UMass still seeking first win against Fairfield

By Herb Scribner

September 9, 2010

Filed under Men's Soccer

The Massachusetts men’s soccer team may have found the confidence boost it needs, after going winless in its two openers, when it faces Fairfield this Saturday. The Minutemen (0-1-1) will head to the home of the Stags (1-1-1)...

Minutemen to rely on midfield on 2010

By Steve Levine

September 9, 2010

Filed under Men's Soccer

After going 7-7-3 last season for its worst mark since 2005, the  Massachusetts men’s soccer team knows that most important aspect of this season will be the play of its midfield. The Minutemen aren’t coming off the best season of UMass coach Sam Koch’s tenure,...

SLU untouchable in A-10 predictions

By Dan Lajoie

September 8, 2010

Filed under Conference Notebooks, Men's Soccer

Saint Louis has been picked to repeat as Atlantic 10 men’s soccer champions this season, according to a preseason poll. The Billikens, who went 15-7 last season, earned an automatic bid into the NCAA tournament last year...

Column: UMass men’s soccer still A-10’s best

By David Brinch

September 7, 2010

Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports Columns, Women's Soccer

Last season, the Massachusetts women’s soccer team advanced to its first postseason since 2004, playing its way into the Atlantic 10 tournament before losing to Fordham in the opening round. At the helm for the Minutewomen was Angela Napoli, a former standout goalk...

Minutemen suffer first loss of season to Harvard

By Herb Scribner

September 7, 2010

Filed under Men's Soccer

Even though the Massachusetts men’s soccer team fell to Harvard, 3-2, it can at least hold its head up high knowing it went down fighting. “We talk a lot about how we decide who wins or who loses,” UMass coach Sam Koch said. “I think for about 75 percent of t...

Craft gets off to hot start to begin season

By Steve Levine

September 7, 2010

Filed under Men's Soccer

Bryant Craft is making good on a promise he made earlier this summer when he said he was going to elevate his game. The junior forward from Worcester, Mass. has two goals in the Minutemen’s first two games. His first came in the season opener against Boston Univers...