Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Weekend sweep ends season on a low note for UMass

By Daniel Malone

November 5, 2012

Filed under Fall Sports, Men's Soccer, Sports

It took nearly two-and-a-half months, but the Massachusetts men's soccer team finally settled into a long stretch of consistent play. Unfortunately for UMass coach Sam Koch, it wasn't exactly the kind of consistency the team was hoping...

Challenges catch up to Minutewomen down the stretch

By Jeffrey Okerman

November 5, 2012

Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

When the week came to an end, the Massachusetts women’s soccer team’s  season did as well. Thursday’s 4-1 defeat against the Flyers (14-4-1, 7-1-1 A-10) marked the end of the road for a team that faced its fair share of challenges along the way. Despite his team’s performanc...

Buffalo crawls past Miami (Ohio), Ohio dominates

By Tom Mulherin

November 5, 2012

Filed under Conference Notebooks, Fall Sports, Football, Sports

The Buffalo football team defeated Mid-American Conference opponent Miami (Ohio) 27-24 on Saturday in the final seconds in what became an exciting matchup. On their final drive, the Bulls (2-7, 1-4 MAC) went 52 yards down the field following a 47-yard kickoff return from Devin Campbell ...

Dixon pioneering success at UMass

By Jesse Mayfield Sheehan

November 5, 2012

Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Tennis

Massachusetts tennis coach Judy Dixon first got into tennis for the money – all 25 cents of it. As a 10-year-old girl growing up in Montclair, N.J., Dixon would get paid a quarter by her older sister to take her sister’s...

UMass field hockey dethrones Richmond to claim A-10 championship

By Peter Cappiello

November 4, 2012

Filed under Field Hockey, Sports

For Massachusetts field hockey senior defender Thando Zono, the dream became reality. On Saturday evening, the second-seeded Minutewomen dethroned top-seeded Richmond, 5-0, to claim the Atlantic 10 championship. And for Zo...

UMass women’s soccer eliminated in first round of A-10 tournament

By Chris Corso

November 1, 2012

Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Women's Soccer

The Massachusetts women’s soccer team was eliminated in the first round of the Atlantic 10 tournament in a disappointing, 4-1, loss against defending conference champions and second-seeded Dayton in Kingston, R.I., on Th...

UMass faced with difficult task of playing spoiler

By Daniel Malone

November 1, 2012

Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports

It’s a painful truth that athletes and coaches of all calibers and competition levels know all too well: eventually, the fat lady is going to step up to soundcheck her microphone. Already on mathematical life support, that moment arrived for the Massachusetts men’s soccer team ...

Mattsson the centerpiece to success

By Jeffrey Okerman

October 31, 2012

Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Women's Soccer

Moa Mattsson stepped up to the ball from 35 yards out, found a path between Bryant defenders and shot a screamer right into the back of the net. Her coach, Ed Matz, called the goal “incredible.” But for Mattsson, the...

Minutemen hit the road with playoff odds against them

By Nick Canelas

October 31, 2012

Filed under Fall Sports, Men's Soccer, Sports

Massachusetts men’s soccer coach Sam Koch was very blunt about his team’s chances of making the Atlantic 10 tournament heading into the final weekend of the season. “It’s going to take a little miracle,” he said. With the Minu...

UMass forced into spoiler role heading into final weekend

By Daniel Malone

October 31, 2012

Filed under Archives, Fall Sports, Men's Soccer, Sports

It’s a painful truth that athletes and coaches of all calibers and competition levels know all too well: eventually, the fat lady is going to step up to soundcheck her microphone. Already on mathematical life support, that moment arrived...

No. 19 UMass kicks off A-10 Tournament vs Temple

By Peter Cappiello

October 31, 2012

Filed under Fall Sports, Field Hockey, Sports

The 19th-ranked Massachusetts field hockey team will get a little déjà vu when it takes on Temple in the Atlantic 10 semifinals Friday at Garber Field. The two teams also met in last year's semifinal in Philadelphia when the third-...

No. 16 Richmond favorite to defend A-10 title

By Matt Levine

October 31, 2012

Filed under Archives, Fall Sports, Field Hockey, Sports

The 16th-ranked Richmond field hockey team has claimed the No. 1 seed in the Atlantic 10 tournament, which begins Friday at Garber Field, for the second straight season. Last year, Richmond rolled through the A-10 tournament, pitching...