Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Ben Arikian leads Minutemen to first win of season

By David Brinch

September 20, 2009

Filed under Men's Soccer

The last thing Massachusetts men’s soccer coach Sam Koch wanted was another tie. The Minutemen had three of their past four contests end in draws, with UMass still not yet earning a victory in 2009. “We tied three games, and I think the last thing we wanted was anothe...

Goalkeeper competition heats up

By Adam Miller

September 16, 2009

Filed under Men's Soccer

Massachusetts men’s soccer coach Sam Koch thought he had his goalkeeper situation figured out. After Zack Simmons graduated, the job would belong to Shane Curran-Hays, who spent the first part of his career on the bench. The...

UM looks for first victory of 2009

By David Brinch

September 16, 2009

Filed under Men's Soccer

The last time the Massachusetts men’s soccer team started its season with three draws in its first four games was in 1983. The 1983 Minutemen squad coached by Jeff Getler finished 3-12-4, one of the most disappointing...

Minutemen stay winless, pick up two ties in Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Classic

By Adam Miller

September 13, 2009

Filed under Men's Soccer

Forty minutes of extra time wasn’t enough for the Massachusetts men’s soccer team to decide either of its two games this weekend. The Minutemen are still looking for their first win after tying both games of the Morgan Stanley...

Minutemen head to Burlington for start of Smith Barney Classic Friday

By David Brinch

September 9, 2009

Filed under Men's Soccer

The Massachusetts men’s soccer team has scored one goal in its first two games of the 2009 season. One contest ended in a tie, while the other ended in defeat. “We didn’t play well on Saturday and that’s what we have...

Arikian named to Hermann Trophy watch list, looks to lead UM

By Adam Miller

September 9, 2009

Filed under Men's Soccer

In the 78 years there has been a Massachusetts men’s soccer team, no Minutemen have ever made the watch list of collegiate soccer’s most prestigious award, the Hermann Trophy. In year 79, UMass has its first representative...

UMass men’s soccer falls to Hartford

By David Brinch

September 7, 2009

Filed under Men's Soccer

With a third straight NCAA Tournament bid as their goal, the Massachusetts men’s soccer team is discovering how hard it may be as they have started the young season out winless. The Minutemen (0-1-1) fell to Hartford, 2-0,...

UMass men’s soccer aims for third straight NCAA bid

By Adam Miller

September 7, 2009

Filed under Men's Soccer

It’s easy to forget that making the NCAA Tournament is never a given when a team has done just that in recent history. That’s why Massachusetts men’s soccer coach Sam Koch won’t put those expectations on his players...

Arikian, DeSantis to lead men’s soccer in 2009

By Adam Miller

September 7, 2009

Filed under Men's Soccer

Every collegiate sports team has that beginning part of the season in which it has to reconcile for its losses through graduation, transfer or otherwise. The Massachusetts men’s soccer team is no exception. On paper, the...