Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Players filling new roles the key to Minutewomen’s early season success

By Patrick Strohecker

March 13, 2013

Filed under Sports, Women's Lacrosse

If the Massachusetts women’s lacrosse team wanted to repeat the success it had last season, it was going to have to fill some major holes in its roster this season. After graduating eight seniors from last year’s NCAA Tournament team, the Minutewomen (5-2) experienced a lot of turnover and entered the season searching for answers at every part...

Temple pulls off upset, Colonials win in OT

By Tom Mulherin

March 13, 2013

Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Temple men's basketball team defeated No. 21 Virginia Commonwealth 84-76 in the last game of the season, breaking the Rams’ three-game winning streak. The Owls (23-8, 11-5 Atlantic 10) earned a first-round bye with the victory, extending a seven-game win streak of their own. Trailing 41-25...

Indiana wins regular season Big Ten title, Duke defeats rival UNC

By Jason Kates

March 13, 2013

Filed under Football, Sports

A late basket by sophomore Cody Zeller helped No. 3 Indiana to a 72-71 victory over No. 6 Michigan on Sunday in Ann Arbor, Mich. The win gave the Hoosiers (26-5, 14-4 Big Ten) their first outright Big Ten regular season title since 1993. After a free throw by freshman Glenn Robinson III gave the Wolverines...

Inconsistency highlights tough season for UMass hockey

By Nick Canelas

March 12, 2013

Filed under Hockey, Sports

Nothing will be harder on the Massachusetts hockey team than having to watch the Hockey East tournament. The Minutemen (12-19-3, 9-16-2 HEA) failed to qualify for the postseason for the first time since 2002 after finishing two points behind Maine for the eighth and final playoff spot, ending their season with a 3-0 w...

Rush’s final second OT goal lifts UMass women’s lax past Albany

By Peter Cappiello

March 12, 2013

Filed under Sports, Spring Sports, Women's Lacrosse

In the dying seconds of overtime, junior attack Katie Ferris took a leap of faith. With the game tied at eight and being pressured by Albany defenders, Ferris threw the ball high in the air from behind the left side of the net and watched as junior attack Sam Rush jumped up to swat the pass downwards into the twine for the go-ah...

UMass baseball swept over weekend

By Daniel Malone

March 12, 2013

Filed under Baseball, Sports, Spring Sports

A rough start to the 2013 season got even worse for the Massachusetts baseball team this weekend after a three-game sweep by Lamar in a rain-shortened series in Beaumont, Texas. UMass was outscored 22-4 in the three losses, which included an 8-0 shutout in what became the final game of the road trip after inclement weather erased S...

UMass softball drops five straight over weekend

By Jesse Mayfield Sheehan

March 12, 2013

Filed under Softball, Sports, Spring Sports

The Massachusetts softball team scored more runs than it had in any game so far this season, but it wasn’t enough, narrowly falling to Western Michigan, 12-10, on Sunday in the final game of the USF Under Armour Showcase this weekend. The Minutewomen (2-11) held a 10-6 lead in the fifth inning, but the Broncos scored a pair i...

UML wins HEA regular season championship, UNH ties late

By Ryan Barry

March 12, 2013

Filed under Hockey, Sports

The No. 7 UMass Lowell hockey team won its first ever Hockey East regular season championship Saturday night with a 4-1 win over No. 18 Providence College in a winner-take-all showdown at Schneider Arena in Providence, R.I. With the victory, the Riverhawks clinch the top seed in the Hockey East playoffs. After...

UMass men’s lacrosse loses third straight at Bucknell

By Cameron McDonough

March 11, 2013

Filed under Lacrosse, Men's Lacrosse, Sports, Spring Sports

The No. 9 Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team’s recent slide continued Saturday with a 7-4 loss at Bucknell. The loss was the third in a row for the Minutemen. Saturday’s game was a defensive battle throughout. And UMass (3-3) appeared to have the able as it held the Bison (4-1) scoreless until...

Minutemen end season on a high note with shutout victory over Merrimack

By Patrick Strohecker

March 10, 2013

Filed under Hockey, Sports, Winter Sports

Saturday night served as one last hurrah for the seniors on the Massachusetts hockey team. With the playoffs out of the picture, the Minutemen (12-19-3, 9-16-2 Hockey East Association) sent their four seniors –Rocco Carzo, Kevin Czepiel, Eddie Olczyk and Darren Rowe –out on a high note, p...

Chaz Williams uses aggressiveness, swagger in bounce-back performance

By Stephen Sellner

March 9, 2013

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

KINGSTON, R.I. — Massachusetts men’s basketball point guard Chaz Williams hadn’t been playing like his normal self. Thursday night saw Butler swarm the junior with constant doses of double-screens that forced the ball out of his hands. So when Williams had just five points on only three shots...

UMass basketball closes regular season with victory at URI

By Stephen Hewitt

March 9, 2013

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

KINGSTON, R.I. — After Thursday night's loss against Butler, Massachusetts men's basketball point guard Chaz Williams said he had a long talk with senior guard Freddie Riley. “I told him we're gonna need him to step up and do the things he does for us to be successful,” Williams said. Mes...