Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Head of the Charles up next for UMass

By Neil Carroll

October 15, 2009

This weekend, the University of Massachusetts crew team travels 90 miles east on the Massachusetts Turnpike to take part in the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston, which is the most important race the Minutewomen will compete...

Owls, Hawks fly to Rudd

By Adam Miller

October 14, 2009

The Massachusetts men’s soccer team begins its five-game home stand against Temple and Saint Joseph’s this weekend without starting forward Mark DeSantis. The senior was out of Wednesday’s practice with an undisclosed illness, ...

Piekos named starter, DeSantis doubtful

By David Brinch

October 14, 2009

The Massachusetts men’s soccer team knows a thing or two about winning games on Rudd Field. The Minutemen (4-3-3, 1-1-0 Atlantic 10) have recorded shutouts 24 times there, and have posted a 43-19-7 at home since the facility...

Minutewomen seek revenge with Rams

By Chris Shores

October 13, 2009

Coming off of two consecutive victories to open the season, the Massachusetts tennis team is ready to begin conference play with a home match against Rhode Island today at 2 p.m. While UMass coach Judy Dixon wants the Minutewomen...

Minutemen split pair of conference games this weekend against Dayton and Xavier

By David Brinch

October 12, 2009

The start to the Minutemen soccer team’s (4-3-3, 1-1-0  A-10) conference schedule began this weekend, as the Flyers (7-3-1, 2-0) found a way to beat UMass for the second straight year Sunday afternoon in double overtime, 1-0. After...

Minutewomen Lose Weekend at Home

By Steve Levine

October 12, 2009

Once upon a time, the Massachusetts women’s soccer team was 2-0 in the Atlantic 10 conference. The Minutewomen opened their conference schedule with consecutive wins against Saint Joseph’s and Duquesne in late September,...

Napoli still has faith in slumping Cota

By Mike Mastone

October 12, 2009

After appearing to be nearly unstoppable in her first eight appearances, Massachusetts freshman goalkeeper Emily Cota is currently in the first rough patch of her blossoming career. The Green Lane, Penn., native has struggled...

No. 10 Minutewomen fail to score on No. 7 UConn for second year in a row

By Mike Gillmeister

October 12, 2009

There are times when a strong team seems completely outclassed. At least conference play is on the horizon. The Massachusetts field hockey team failed to score against Connecticut for the second time in as many seasons. The No. 1...

Minutemen, Minutewomen finish second, 14th at NE Championships

By Jeffrey Engmann

October 12, 2009

Massachusetts women’s cross country coach Julie LaFreniere warned her team about the fast course of Franklin Park in Boston, Mass., home of this year’s New England Cross Country Championships. The key to success in the race...

Minutewomen face Huskies in rivalry match

By Mike Gillmeister

October 8, 2009

Exhaustion is the word surrounding the Massachusetts field hockey team, as it creeps ever closer to Atlantic 10 conference play. Two non-conference games remain, and No. 6 Connecticut hosts the Minutewomen Friday night at 7 p.m. UMass...

Defense paying dividends for Minutewomen

By Jay Asser

October 8, 2009

The ability to grind out and win close, contested games is what makes up the identity of the Massachusetts field hockey team this season. Nine of the twelve games the No. 10 Minutewomen have played up to this point have been deci...

UM hopes to rebound, face Explorers and Rams

By Mike Mastone

October 8, 2009

 The Massachusetts women’s soccer team returns home this weekend to host La Salle and Fordham as they try to improve their rankings in the Atlantic-10. Last weekend, the Minutewomen (3-6-2, 2-2-0 A-10) lost their share of...