Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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...

Offense explodes as UMass takes two games over the weekend

By Jay Asser

September 28, 2009


Filed under Field Hockey

The Massachusetts field hockey team needed to take care of business on the road and came through with two important victories this weekend. After a going through a string of difficult opponents to begin the season, the Minutewomen finally ran into two struggling teams in Vermont and Quinnipiac. Before...

Minutewomen start A-10 schedule with weekend sweep

By Steve Levine

September 28, 2009


Filed under Women's Soccer

The Massachusetts women’s soccer team bears no resemblance to its former self from a few weeks ago. With their 0-4-2 start in the rearview mirror, the Minutewomen opened their Atlantic 10 schedule this weekend, defeating Saint Joseph’s, 2-1, on Friday and Duquesne, 1-0, on Sunday. “St....

Smith getting hot at right time for Minutewomen offense

By Mike Mastone

September 27, 2009


Filed under Women's Soccer

With the offense of the Massachusetts women’s soccer team emerging after a five-game hiatus, midfielder Therese Smith is heating up at the right time for the Minutewomen. The third-year Holyoke native scored a goal in each of UMass’ two victories last week. In a 2-1 win over Saint Peter’s College...

Minutemen make it 3 straight with 44-17 win over Stony Brook

By Adam Miller

September 26, 2009


Filed under Football

Jeremy Horne waited for his day to breakout for the Massachusetts football team. After Saturday night, he no longer has to wonder when that day will come. The redshirt senior receiver had his fifth career 100-yard receiving game with 124 yards on five catches, as the Minutemen (3-1, 1-0 Colonial Ath...

UMass women’s soccer starts Atlantic 10 schedule

By Steve Levine

September 24, 2009


Filed under Women's Soccer

The Atlantic 10 schedule begins today, and for Massachusetts women’s soccer coach Angela Napoli, her team couldn’t pick a better time to get hot. After opening the season 0-4, the Minutewomen picked up their play with two double overtime ties and a win to finish off the non-conference schedule. ...

UMass tennis prepares for opening tournament

By Chris Shores

September 24, 2009


Filed under Tennis

The Massachusetts tennis team, led by coach Judy Dixon, is set to begin its 2009-10 season. Dixon, who will begin her 17th year as the UMass coach, said that this year’s squad of 11 women has the best depth she’s seen as coach of the Minutewomen. Seven members of last year’s team (11-15) return...

UMass men’s soccer team hoping to use Amick on offense

By Adam Miller

September 24, 2009


Filed under Men's Soccer

During his freshman year, Stuart Amick (five goals in 2007) was the No. 2 scorer on a Massachusetts men’s soccer team that made it to the College Cup. This season, he should have an opportunity to go back to his aggressive style of play if UMass coach Sam Koch had his way. Koch moved Amick from...

Minutemen look for third straight win

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

September 23, 2009


Filed under Football

The Massachusetts football team has had few hiccups the past two weeks, routing both Albany and Rhode Island. With Stony Brook coming to Amherst this Saturday, most think it will be another easy victory. But to the No. 15 Minutemen’s coach, Kevin Morris, no team can be taken lightly, even the S...

Freshman contributing, help Minutewomen crack Top 10

By Mike Gillmeister

September 23, 2009


Filed under Field Hockey

The loss of any one offensive threat can often be overcome by a complete team effort. The Massachusetts field hockey team has tried to do just that after losing Mary Shea, Erin Parker and the Minutewomen’s leading scorer in 2008, Katelyn Orlando to graduation. UMass (5-2) leads the Atlantic 10 Confer...