Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Alesha Widdall post back-to-back shutouts in weekend sweep

By Mike Gillmeister

September 13, 2009

Filed under Field Hockey

Some say the best offense is a good defense – especially when the defense does the scoring. The No. 15 Massachusetts field hockey team extended its winning streak to three after shutting out No. 12 James Madison (2-2) and...

Minutewomen take second tie in as many games, still without a goal

By Steve Levine

September 13, 2009

Filed under Women's Soccer

For the Massachusetts women’s soccer team, the best offense is a good defense. But when the offense doesn’t score, matches just cannot be won. And in the case of the scoreless Massachusetts women’s soccer team, that is why...

Justine Sowry, Alesha Widdall go international

By Mike Gillmeister

September 10, 2009

Filed under Field Hockey

In recent years, members of the Massachusetts women’s field hockey team who have participated in international play have faired better when returning to college. Most recently, sophomore goalkeeper Alesha Widdall and UMass coa...

No. 15 Minutewomen hope to keep wins coming

By Jay Asser

September 10, 2009

Filed under Field Hockey

Coming off a big upset win over previously ranked No. 9 Iowa, the Massachusetts field hockey team heads to Albany this weekend to take on two tough opponents in its first road trip of the season. After leaping from No. 17 to...

Cross country looks to upperclassmen to get back to A-10’s

By Mike Mastone

September 10, 2009

Filed under Cross Country

  The Massachusetts cross country teams will travel to New Hampshire for the Dartmouth Invitational on Saturday, with the men looking to take their first step towards back-to-back Atlantic 10 titles. The Minutemen, who...

13 return for Ken O’Brien

By Gary Tarantino

September 10, 2009

Filed under Cross Country

The 2008 Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year, Ken O’Brien, and the Massachusetts men’s cross country team have been chosen to repeat as A-10 Champions for the 2009 season behind a hefty veteran squad of 13 upperclassmen. The...

Minutewomen remain winless, fall to Albany in double OT

By Steve Levine

September 9, 2009

Filed under Women's Soccer

For the Massachusetts women’s soccer team, two weeks have passed since the beginning of the season and they still cannot see a win in the standings. On Wednesday, the Minutewomen looked to change that against Albany at Rudd F...

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 field hockey upsets No. 9 Iowa

By Mike Gillmeister

September 7, 2009

Filed under Field Hockey

Members of the Massachusetts field hockey team hugged at midfield, relishing in the team’s 4-3 upset of No. 9 Iowa on Friday, and forgetting about its 3-2 overtime loss to Boston University in Game 1 of the UMass Invitationa...

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,...

Offense stumbles as women’s soccer falls to 0-3

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

September 7, 2009

Filed under Women's Soccer

Angel Napoli’s early season approach may not be providing the results she wants at the end of games, but she is seeing the progressions she wants to see. The new head coach of the Massachusetts women’s soccer team began...