Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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...

Men finish first, women last, in lone home cross-country meet

By Jeffrey Engmann

September 21, 2009

Filed under Cross Country

On a sunny Saturday morning, which Massachusetts men’s cross-country coach Ken O’ Brien described as “perfect for our sport,” the University of Massachusetts men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in their...

Minutewomen fall to Boston College in OT after win over Northeastern

By Jay Asser

September 20, 2009

Filed under Field Hockey

After a strong showing against Northeastern, the Massachusetts field hockey team was unable to pull off another upset win and suffered a heartbreaking overtime loss to Boston College on Sunday. Before taking on the No. 9 Eagles...

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...

UMass, Angela Napoli earn first win over St. Peter’s

By Steve Levine

September 20, 2009

Filed under Women's Soccer

After starting the season scoreless in its first five games, the Massachusetts women’s soccer team is suddenly able to find the back of the net. On Sunday, the Minutewomen scored a season-high two goals to defeat St. Peter’s...

UMass ties Hartford on Ruggles birthday goal

By Mike Mastone

September 17, 2009

Filed under Women's Soccer

The Massachusetts women’s soccer team finally put its scoreless drought to rest as senior Katie Ruggles punched in a game-tying free kick on her birthday en route to the team’s second consecutive double-overtime tie. Following...

UMass looks to extend three-game win streak

By Jay Asser

September 17, 2009

Filed under Field Hockey

Returning home after having a successful first road trip, the Massachusetts field hockey team faces another difficult weekend with two non-conference opponents in Northeastern and Boston College. The Minutewomen (4-1) are continuing...

Cross Country teams to host five-team meets

By Jeffrey Engmann

September 17, 2009

Filed under Cross Country

It usually happens just once a year, and both the Massachusetts men’s and women’s cross country teams hope to take full advantage of it. On Saturday both teams will host five-team meets, as they will race in their only...

International rule changes make mark early in season

By Mike Gillmeister

September 17, 2009

Filed under Field Hockey

The Massachusetts field hockey team faces a lot of changes in 2009. Not only do the Minutewomen have numerous freshmen on the team but the International Hockey Federation (FIH) – field hockey’s national governing body –...

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...