Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Minutemen continually finding themselves in close matches

By Adam Miller

October 25, 2009

Filed under Men's Soccer

If there’s anything that the Massachusetts men’s soccer team has learned during Atlantic 10 play, it’s that one goal can make the difference between a win and a loss. Four of the first five games of the A-10 schedu...

Minutemen drop 1-0 game to Rhode Island, despite strong defense

By David Brinch

October 25, 2009

Filed under Men's Soccer

The Massachusetts men’s soccer team executed the way they always have on Saturday afternoon. In rainy conditions, the Minutemen (5-5-3, 2-3-0 Atlantic 10), used a strong defensive game plan in order to keep an offensive-m...

Rams come to Rudd in A-10 rivalry match-up

By David Brinch

October 21, 2009

Filed under Men's Soccer

The Massachusetts men’s soccer team and Rhode Island played the same opponents last weekend in the second week of Atlantic 10 play. While the Rams defeated both teams, the Minutemen came away with one win, and will look to keep...

Defense turning into scoring for UMass

By Adam Miller

October 21, 2009

Filed under Men's Soccer

It’s no secret that Massachusetts men’s soccer coach Sam Koch spends most of his effort focusing on the defense. His coaching style makes it possible for UMass (5-4-3, 2-2-0 Atlantic 10) to replace almost the entire backfield...

UMass snaps streak of five straight halves without scoring in a 2-0 win over Saint Joseph’s on Sunday

By Adam Miller

October 19, 2009

Filed under Men's Soccer

When a team has one goal in five weeks, it doesn't take much to earn a victory. The Massachusetts men's soccer team didn't take any chances when it struck twice in its 2-0 win over Saint Joseph's on Sunday. The Minutemen (5-4-3,...

With DeSantis out, Henshaw, Amick step up

By David Brinch

October 19, 2009

Filed under Men's Soccer

Even without their leading scorer, the Massachusetts soccer team generated two scores in a win Sunday over Saint Joseph’s and a double overtime loss to Temple on Friday. Senior forward Mark DeSantis, who has been out wit...

Owls, Hawks fly to Rudd

By Adam Miller

October 14, 2009

Filed under Men's Soccer

The Massachusetts men’s soccer team begins its five-game home stand against Temple and Saint Joseph’s this weekend without starting forward Mark DeSantis. The senior was out of Wednesday’s practice with an undisclosed illness, ...

Piekos named starter, DeSantis doubtful

By David Brinch

October 14, 2009

Filed under Men's Soccer

The Massachusetts men’s soccer team knows a thing or two about winning games on Rudd Field. The Minutemen (4-3-3, 1-1-0 Atlantic 10) have recorded shutouts 24 times there, and have posted a 43-19-7 at home since the facility...

Minutemen split pair of conference games this weekend against Dayton and Xavier

By David Brinch

October 12, 2009

Filed under Men's Soccer

The start to the Minutemen soccer team’s (4-3-3, 1-1-0  A-10) conference schedule began this weekend, as the Flyers (7-3-1, 2-0) found a way to beat UMass for the second straight year Sunday afternoon in double overtime, 1-0. After...

UM soccer head to Ohio for A-10 opener

By David Brinch

October 7, 2009

Filed under Men's Soccer

Playing on the road is a tough feat for any team that strives on getting better each game and making the postseason. Just ask the Massachusetts men’s soccer team. The Minutemen have won just one game on the road so far...

A-10 competitive for Minutemen

By Adam Miller

October 7, 2009

Filed under Men's Soccer

View UMass Men's Soccer in a larger map It’s been awhile since the Massachusetts men’s soccer team has played an Atlantic 10 team. Last year, the Minutemen won the regular season championship and finished second in the A-10 Tournament. But the A-10 is much different from last year, and getting back to the...

Minutemen fail to capitalize on fouls in loss to the Rams

By Adam Miller

October 4, 2009

Filed under Men's Soccer

Nobody following the Massachusetts men’s soccer team or Fordham would’ve expected a physical game on Saturday, but that’s exactly what happened this weekend with 29 combined fouls and three yellow cards. Inclement weather...