Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Skrajewski a star starter

By David Brinch

September 29, 2009


Filed under Men's Soccer

For most freshmen, playing collegiate soccer is an adjustment that takes time and energy in order for a player to develop. A lot of rookies hardly see the field their first year, sitting behind more experienced players in order to learn the system. But for freshman Dominic Skrajewski of the Massachusetts...

Kelly, Charochak sweep A-10 weekly awards

By Mike Gillmeister

September 29, 2009


Filed under Field Hockey

Forwards Katie Kelly and Kara Charochak earned Atlantic 10 Conference honors for their play this past weekend. Kelly earned A-10 Player of the Week honors and Charochak earned Rookie of the Week honors.        In their last four games, the No. 9 Minutewomen (7-2) scored 14 goals (3.5 per game),...

Richmond moves closer to .500

By Dan Gigliotti

September 29, 2009


Filed under Conference Notebooks

The Richmond field hockey team is making strides in the right direction as they inch closer to .500 to start the season in non-conference play. The team started the season alternating two-game winning and losing streaks playing top-tier opponents, and now looks to have gotten some rhythm and momentum...

Temple’s Witmer, Noone grab weekly honors

By Herb Scribner

September 29, 2009


Filed under Conference Notebooks

On Sept. 21, sophomore Tyler Witmer of the Temple men’s soccer team was named Atlantic 10 Player of the Week. The Owls star J.T. Noone was later given the Philadelphia Soccer Six Co-Player of the Week award, giving Temple two honors in a span of a week The award was attained by Witmer last weekend,...

Defense key as Minutemen near conference play

By David Brinch

September 28, 2009


Filed under Men's Soccer

The Massachusetts men’s soccer team knows a thing or two about playing solid team defense. UMass is one of the best defensive units in the Atlantic 10 so far this season, leading the league in goals allowed (4), goals-against average (0.60), while ranking second in shutouts with three. Even with...

Several Minutewomen start tennis season with wins at Eastern Collegiate Invitational

By Ben Lambert

September 28, 2009


Filed under Tennis

The Massachusetts tennis team got its season off on the right track at the Eastern Collegiate Invitational this weekend. The doubles pairs were the stars during the event as junior Candynce Boney and senior Maude Lecluyse teamed up to win the No. 1 doubles title.  The team of Tanisha Hodgson and Jocelyn...

Men’s club hockey thumps Vermont, 8-1

By Herb Scribner

September 28, 2009


Filed under Club Sports

Hockey season has begun, as the Massachusetts’ men’s club team started its season. The Minutemen began club play by dropping eight goals on Vermont this past Saturday with a final score of 8-1.         “We didn’t stop hustling until the ref blew the whistle,” coach Robert Talloni...

Richmond, William & Mary easing past CAA foes

By Juan Pacheco

September 28, 2009


Filed under Conference Notebooks

Both Richmond and William & Mary continue to show why they are two of the top teams in the Colonial Athletic Association, as their quarterbacks, Eric Ward and R.J. Archer earned conference co-offensive player of the week honors. Ward led the No. 1 Spiders (4-0)  to victory over in-state rival...

Men’s soccer looks to extend winning streak against Colgate

By Adam Miller

September 28, 2009


Filed under Men's Soccer

The Massachusetts men’s soccer team hopes to pick up on its momentum from a two-game winning streak as it plays Colgate at home today. The match marks the first time in almost a month that the Minutemen have played at Rudd Field. Their last game in Amherst was the season opener on Sept. 1 when ...

Cota leading at a young age

By Steve Levine

September 28, 2009


Filed under Women's Soccer

The Minutewomen probably wouldn’t be in the midst of a five-game unbeaten streak if it wasn’t for strong defense, specifically goaltending. Up until its last game against Duquesne, UMass (3-4-2) played every game splitting time in net between senior Lauren Luckey and freshman Emily Cota. Against...

Jonathan Hernandez shines in starting role

By Nick O'Malley

September 28, 2009


Filed under Football

No Nelson? No problem. Senior running back Tony Nelson, the preseason All-Conference, Walter Payton Award candidate is the work horse for the Massachusetts football team’s ground attack. On Saturday, he didn’t play a down. Scratched from the lineup just hours before the game, Nelson was in pads ...

UMass wins two in a row, Arikian making presence known

By David Brinch

September 28, 2009


Filed under Men's Soccer

For the second year in a row, junior Ben Arikian played a major role in defeating a familiar opponent. Instead of just catalyzing a goal, the midfielder had both an assist and a score, as the Minutemen (2-1-3) shut out Siena, 2-0, Saturday afternoon. Last season, Arikian helped catalyze a score...