Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass hungry for more fish heads

By Pete Vasquez

October 22, 2009

Filed under Crew

A week after competing against the world’s best rowers in steady snowfall, the Massachusetts rowing team feels ready to face the rain forecasted for this weekend as it travels to Saratoga, N.Y., for the Head of the Fish race. This...

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 to take on Spiders, need conference win

By Mike Gillmeister

October 21, 2009

Filed under Field Hockey

After losing both games against non-ranked conference opponents this past weekend and dropping six spots in the NFHCA/Kookaburra Division I Poll, Massachusetts field hockey coach Justine Sowry strayed from her usual practice routine....

Minutewomen want to get back on track

By Jay Asser

October 21, 2009

Filed under Field Hockey

The Massachusetts field hockey team did something this weekend that it hadn’t done since the middle of the 2007 season. For the first time in two years, the Minutewomen (9-6, 0-2 Atlantic 10) dropped three straight contests....

Minutewomen place 4th in Albany while Minutemen place 25th at ISU Pre-Nationals in Indiana

By Jeffrey Engmann

October 19, 2009

Filed under Cross Country, Sports

In few words, Massachusetts women’s cross country coach Julie Lafrieniere, said that her team “put it together” in the Albany Invitational. On Saturday, in a field of 24 teams, the Minutewomen finished 4th overall, with...

Dietz, Richter headline successful rowers for UMass at Head of the Charles

By Pete Vasquez

October 19, 2009

Filed under Crew

The weather may not have been the most welcoming but the Massachusetts  rowing team gained plenty of experience this past weekend in their most acclaimed race of the year, the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta. Rather than...

Minutewomen drop two games this weekend to begin Atlantic 10 play

By Mike Gillmeister

October 19, 2009

Filed under Field Hockey

Stranger things have happened to the No. 10 Massachusetts field hockey team, but this past weekend added insult to injury both literally and figuratively. After sweeping Atlantic 10 Conference play last season, UMass dropped...

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,...

UMass increases chances of making A-10 Tournament with 3-2 win against Rhode Island

By Steve Levine

October 19, 2009

Filed under Women's Soccer

Last weekend’s highly anticipated Homecoming games did not disappoint the student masses and alumni here to see UMass victories. The Massachusetts women’s soccer team, more concerned with getting their season back on track...

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...

Minutewomen head to Philadelphia for two-game series against Temple, St. Joe’s

By Jay Asser

October 15, 2009

Filed under Field Hockey

The Massachusetts field hockey team heads to Philadelphia, Penn. this weekend to take on two Atlantic 10 opponents in Saint Joseph’s and Temple to open up conference play. Being the only team yet to play an A-10 game, UMass coach J...