Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass wins two in a row, Arikian making presence known

By David Brinch

September 28, 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,...

Offense explodes as UMass takes two games over the weekend

By Jay Asser

September 28, 2009

Filed under Field Hockey

The Massachusetts field hockey team needed to take care of business on the road and came through with two important victories this weekend. After a going through a string of difficult opponents to begin the season, the Minutewomen...

Minutewomen start A-10 schedule with weekend sweep

By Steve Levine

September 28, 2009

Filed under Women's Soccer

The Massachusetts women’s soccer team bears no resemblance to its former self from a few weeks ago. With their 0-4-2 start in the rearview mirror, the Minutewomen opened their Atlantic 10 schedule this weekend, defeating...

Smith getting hot at right time for Minutewomen offense

By Mike Mastone

September 27, 2009

Filed under Women's Soccer

With the offense of the Massachusetts women’s soccer team emerging after a five-game hiatus, midfielder Therese Smith is heating up at the right time for the Minutewomen. The third-year Holyoke native scored a goal in each...

UMass women’s soccer starts Atlantic 10 schedule

By Steve Levine

September 24, 2009

Filed under Women's Soccer

The Atlantic 10 schedule begins today, and for Massachusetts women’s soccer coach Angela Napoli, her team couldn’t pick a better time to get hot. After opening the season 0-4, the Minutewomen picked up their play with two double overtime ties and a win to fin...

UMass tennis prepares for opening tournament

By Chris Shores

September 24, 2009

Filed under Tennis

The Massachusetts tennis team, led by coach Judy Dixon, is set to begin its 2009-10 season. Dixon, who will begin her 17th year as the UMass coach, said that this year’s squad of 11 women has the best depth she’s seen as coach...

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...

Freshman contributing, help Minutewomen crack Top 10

By Mike Gillmeister

September 23, 2009

Filed under Field Hockey

The loss of any one offensive threat can often be overcome by a complete team effort. The Massachusetts field hockey team has tried to do just that after losing Mary Shea, Erin Parker and the Minutewomen’s leading scorer in 2008, Ka...

Sowry and Co. look for weekend sweep

By Jay Asser

September 23, 2009

Filed under Field Hockey

With two struggling teams in Vermont and Quinnipiac coming up, the Massachusetts field hockey team will try to avoid a pair of possible trap games on the road this weekend. The Minutewomen (5-2) are coming off a weekend where...

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...