Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass field hockey hits the road looking to clinch top playoff spot

By Jesse Mayfield Sheehan

October 31, 2013

Filed under Fall Sports, Field Hockey, Sports

At the end of every regular season, teams start paying closer attention to the conference standings and start fighting to get the best spots in the playoff brackets. This year, the No. 12 Massachusetts field hockey team is fighting for the top spot in the Atlantic 10. The Minutewomen...

UMass men’s soccer looks to stay alive in Atlantic 10 playoff race

By Anthony Chiusano

October 31, 2013

Filed under Fall Sports, Men's Soccer, Sports

As the New England weather gets colder, the Atlantic 10 playoff race for the Massachusetts men’s soccer team continues to heat up as a victory against George Washington last Sunday kept the team’s chances alive. After ...

Minutewomen look to close out regular season with victory on senior day

By Joey Saade

October 31, 2013

Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Women's Soccer

The Massachusetts women's soccer team looks to close out its regular season with a win on Saturday against St. Bonaventure to try to clinch an Atlantic 10 Tournament berth. The Minutewomen (6-3-2, 2-3-2 A-10) are in a tie...

UMass cross-country prepares for A-10 Championship in Richmond, Va.

By Frank Corona

October 29, 2013

Filed under Cross Country, Fall Sports, Sports

The Massachusetts men’s cross-country team is hoping that its long break going into the highly anticipated Atlantic-10 championships proves to be beneficial. Having not raced since the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational on Oct. 19, the Min...

Senior day will be ‘emotional’ for Minutewomen

By Tom Mulherin

October 29, 2013

Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Women's Soccer

As the regular season comes to a close, the three seniors on the Massachusetts women’s soccer team will have to say their goodbyes to Rudd Field. After four seasons, Grace Coombs (co-captain forward), Brittany Moore (...

George Mason tops George Washington in A-10 play

By Lindsey Lowe

October 29, 2013

Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

The George Mason women’s soccer team defeated George Washington on Friday night 1-0, sending its seniors home with a victory on senior night. Forward Liz Hodges scored the only goal of the night 3:06 into the game, which was assisted b...

UMass Rugby pulls off victory over UConn

By Jackson Goddard

October 29, 2013

Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

The Massachusetts men’s rugby team (2-4) defeated Connecticut 40-17 on Saturday in its final game of the season. After two consecutive losses, the Minutemen were looking to dish out punishment to the Huskies this past Saturday. “We’re gonna take it to them today. We’re going ...

George Mason men’s soccer remains undefeated in conference play

By Eugene Kucinski

October 29, 2013

Filed under Fall Sports, Men's Soccer, Sports

After fighting through regulation and two overtime periods, George Mason and La Salle settled for a 1-1 tie on Sunday. The Explorers struck first on Rob Friskey’s goal in the 35th minute. Nick Becker was credited with the assist. La Salle did not hold the lead for long, ...

UMass field hockey passes first shootout test

By Jesse Mayfield Sheehan

October 28, 2013

Filed under Fall Sports, Field Hockey, Sports

After two regulation periods and two overtime periods, the score between the No. 12 Massachusetts field hockey team and Richmond was still tied at 1-1 on Friday. The teams had to settle the contest with a shootout, the first one for the Minutewomen since a change in format. Up until this...

Rowing Dominates Head of the Fish Regatta

By Andrew Cyr

October 28, 2013

Filed under Crew, Fall Sports, Sports

What a difference a week makes. One week removed from the largest race of the year, the Head of the Charles, the Massachusetts rowing team took home eight first-place finishes and three second-place finishes in the Head of the Fish ...

Lifelong goalkeeper Danielle Kriscenski emerging as a leader for UMass women’s soccer

By Joey Saade

October 28, 2013

Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Women's Soccer

At 10 months old, most people don't know what they want to do growing up. Apparently, Danielle Kriscenski did. Posted up in the middle of a soccer net as her sister, Heather, shot at her, the Bristol, Conn., native g...

UMass women’s cross country ties for first at mini-meet

By Arthur Hayden

October 28, 2013

Filed under Cross Country, Fall Sports, Sports

The Massachusetts women's cross country team excelled in its shortest race of the season on Friday. The team placed first at the CCSU Mini-Meet alongside No. 4 Providence with 78 points in the three kilometer race. The UMass harriers faced off against only 15 other squads. Among them, many teams did not field their...