Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass men’s hoops tries to right ship against Dayton

By Stephen Sellner

February 22, 2013


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

Thirteen days ago, all was looking bright for the Massachusetts men’s basketball team. UMass had just stomped Saint Joseph’s on Feb. 9 at the Mullins Center to bump its record to 16-6 overall, and 6-3 in the Atlantic 10, sliding the Minutemen into the driver’s seat for one of four byes in the...

Minutewomen renew rivalry with UNH Saturday

By Patrick Strohecker

February 22, 2013


Filed under Sports, Spring Sports, Women's Lacrosse

When the No. 13 Massachusetts women’s lacrosse team takes the field against New Hampshire on Saturday, two familiar faces will be there to greet them. Former Minutewomen assistants under UMass coach Angela McMahon, Sarah Albrecht and Eileen Finn, left UMass (2-1) over the summer to take the vacant coa...

Mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, UMass hosts Duquesne

By Peter Cappiello

February 22, 2013


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports, Women's Basketball

For the Massachusetts women’s basketball team, the math is final. With three games left, UMass (3-23, 1-10 Atlantic 10) has statistically been eliminated from the Atlantic 10 Tournament conversation. Even if the Minutewomen win out the rest of the season, they would lose a head-to-head tieb...

UMass men’s lacrosse moves on to Harvard

By Nick Canelas

February 21, 2013


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

When the Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team’s flight home from Atlanta landed on Sunday, its 12-11 comeback win over No. 4 North Carolina became ancient history. It no longer mattered that the Minutemen (2-0) overcame an 11-8 third quarter deficit. It no longer mattered that they outscored on...

UMass men’s basketball suffers third straight loss at St. Bonaventure

By Stephen Hewitt

February 21, 2013


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

With under two minutes left and the game tied at 85, Massachusetts men’s basketball forward Terrell Vinson corralled a defensive rebound and pushed it up court, where Sampson Carter eventually made a layup to complete a 7-0 UMass run and give his team a two-point lead. In a back-and-forth battle on...

UMass women’s basketball lose 10th straight

By Daniel Malone

February 21, 2013


Filed under Archives, Sports, Winter Sports, Women's Basketball

Not much has gone right for the Massachusetts women’s basketball team this season. Now looking up at the other 15 Atlantic 10 teams and with its losing streak stretched to double-digits, there’s ample reason for pessimism about the lost season. But after the final 20 minutes of UMass’ 79-60 loss to visiting...

UMass women’s basketball shows life in blowout loss

By Jeffrey Okerman

February 21, 2013


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports, Women's Basketball

Following the Massachusetts women’s basketball team’s 45-42 defeat to Rhode Island just a day prior, Jasmine Harris had one thing to say about fatigue: “If you ask us tomorrow after our game, we’ll definitely be more fatigued,” the guard said. But when the game ended last night, that prediction more a...

BC, Merrimack both skate to ties on Sunday

By Mark Chiarelli

February 21, 2013


Filed under Hockey, Sports, Winter Sports

The Merrimack hockey team needed a crucial third-period goal escape with a 2-2 tie against Providence, and maintain its one-point lead atop the Hockey East standings. Freshman forward Vinny Scotti answered the bell for the Warriors, netting his second goal of the night 15 minutes, 4 seconds into the...

UMass squanders another lead, loses in OT to Northeastern

By Cameron McDonough

February 20, 2013


Filed under Hockey, Sports

The Massachusetts hockey team watched another lead evaporate before its eyes Tuesday. This time the Minutemen suffered a 5-4 overtime loss to Northeastern at the Mullins Center in front of 2,765 fans. UMass (10-16-2, 7-13-1 Hockey East Association) held a 3-1 lead early in the second period and ...

Minutewomen tumble to ninth straight defeat

By Jeffrey Okerman

February 20, 2013


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports, Women's Basketball

KINGSTON, R.I. – Jasmine Harris could not buy a bucket in the first half of Tuesday’s game against Rhode Island, but in the second half, for 19 minutes, 50 seconds, she didn’t need to. However, in those last 10 seconds, field goals were again out of reach. Following a pair of free throw makes...

UMass men’s hoops looks to get back on track at St. Bonaventure

By Stephen Sellner

February 20, 2013


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

When the clock hit all zeros in Saturday's 1-point loss to Temple, the Massachusetts men’s basketball team’s likelihood of making the NCAA Tournament as an at-large bid took a major hit. Losses at Virginia Commonwealth on Thursday and most recently against the Owls left the Minutemen (16-8, 6-...

UMass softball opens season 0-3 at rain-shortened FAU Kick-Off Classic

By Kaitlin Boyer

February 20, 2013


Filed under Softball, Sports, Spring Sports

The Massachusetts softball team came up 0-for-3 in its bid to pick up its first win of the season at the rain-shortened FAU Kick-Off Classic in Boca Raton, Fla., this past weekend.  With the Minutewomen (0-3) nursing a 9-5 lead in the bottom of the fifth inning against LIU Brooklyn on Friday, the South Florida rain cloud...