Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Fordham snaps UMass’ five-game unbeaten streak

By David Brinch

October 3, 2009

Filed under Men's Soccer

The Massachusetts men’s soccer team had no trouble generating offense in its past three games, all of which were shutout victories for the Minutemen. However, UMass could not put away any scoring opportunities Saturday ...

Minutemen square off with Fordham Saturday at Rudd Field

By David Brinch

September 30, 2009

Filed under Men's Soccer

Massachsuetts men’s soccer coach Sam Koch is arguably one of the most successful coaches in program history. On Tuesday, Koch got his 200th win at the helm of the Minutemen, and riding a three game winning streak, UMass will face a familiar opponent in unfamil...

Piekos, Amick help Koch to 200th win at UMass

By Adam Miller

September 30, 2009

Filed under Men's Soccer

The win over Colgate on Tuesday signified more than an arrival of an offense waiting to break out. It also meant Massachusetts men’s soccer coach Sam Koch’s 200th victory in his 19th season with UMass. His 200th career win was on October 3, 2003 in a 3-0 win over George Washington and Koch con...

UMass men’s soccer defeats Colgate, 3-0

By Adam Miller

September 29, 2009

Filed under Men's Soccer

The Massachusetts men’s soccer team scored all it needed to secure the victory in the first 15 minutes of play. Just in case that wasn’t enough, the Minutemen (3-1-3) scored two more just in the first half on their way to a 3-...

Skrajewski a star starter

By David Brinch

September 29, 2009

Filed under Men's Soccer

For most freshmen, playing collegiate soccer is an adjustment that takes time and energy in order for a player to develop. A lot of rookies hardly see the field their first year, sitting behind more experienced players in order...

Defense key as Minutemen near conference play

By David Brinch

September 28, 2009

Filed under Men's Soccer

The Massachusetts men’s soccer team knows a thing or two about playing solid team defense. UMass is one of the best defensive units in the Atlantic 10 so far this season, leading the league in goals allowed (4), goals-against...

Men’s soccer looks to extend winning streak against Colgate

By Adam Miller

September 28, 2009

Filed under Men's Soccer

The Massachusetts men’s soccer team hopes to pick up on its momentum from a two-game winning streak as it plays Colgate at home today. The match marks the first time in almost a month that the Minutemen have played at Rudd Field. ...

UMass wins two in a row, Arikian making presence known

By David Brinch

September 27, 2009

Filed under Men's Soccer

For the second year in a row, junior Ben Arikian played a major role in defeating a familiar opponent. Instead of just catalyzing a goal, the midfielder had both an assist and a score, as the Minutemen (2-1-3) shut out Siena,...

UMass men’s soccer team hoping to use Amick on offense

By Adam Miller

September 24, 2009

Filed under Men's Soccer

During his freshman year, Stuart Amick (five goals in 2007) was the No. 2 scorer on a Massachusetts men’s soccer team that made it to the College Cup. This season, he should have an opportunity to go back to his aggressive style...

UMass looks to build after first win of 2009

By Adam Miller

September 23, 2009

Filed under Men's Soccer

Massachusetts men’s soccer coach Sam Koch isn’t a fan of turf fields, or as he calls it, “plastic grass.” But for the second week in a row, the Minutemen will have to deal with that sort of playing environment. UMass (...

Offense looking to balance with defense

By Adam Miller

September 23, 2009

Filed under Men's Soccer

In both of its two runs to the NCAA Tournament, the Massachusetts men’s soccer team was better known for its defense that could shut down opponents, while its offense did enough to keep the Minutemen (1-3-1) in games. This...

Chris Piekos should be the goalkeeper for the UMass men's soccer team

By Adam Miller

September 22, 2009

Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports Columns

Massachusetts men’s soccer coach Sam Koch still doesn’t know who his starting goalkeeper will be for the rest of the season. But after the win over Northeastern, junior Chris Piekos showed that he clearly deserves that ho...