Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Minutemen look to continue momentum against Eagles

By Steve Levine

April 12, 2010

The Massachusetts baseball team hopes it can further erase its poor start to the 2010 season. After beginning the year 2-16, UMass (4-17, 3-6 Atlantic 10) won a crucial series, 2-1, against conference rival Richmond last weekend at Earl Lorden Field. It was a step in the right direction for the Minutemen,...

Teams capture first and second in UMass Nine-Way Meet

By Michael Wood

April 12, 2010

In the second meet of the outdoor season, the Massachusetts track and field teams were impressive on their home turf. The UMass Nine-Way meet, featuring 10 teams on the men’s side and nine on the women’s side, was anticipated to be a competitive event and it did not disappoint.  The Minutemen...

Towson snaps UMass’ four-game winning streak

By David Brinch

April 11, 2010

The Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team saw their four-game winning streak as well as their undefeated conference record come to an end Saturday afternoon at Garber Field, as the No. 7 Minutemen fell to Towson, 10-9. “They played with a lot of emotion, they played well, their goalie made saves ear...

Kell’s loss felt against Towson, Manny stepping up

By Mike Gillmeister

April 11, 2010

Attackman Art Kell missed two games and still leads the Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team with 21 goals. That’s how much offense UMass lacks without Kell on the field. Since Kell went down with what is presumed to be a season-ending leg injury, the No. 7 Minutemen (7-3, 2-1 Colonial Athletic Associ...

UMass bounces back from Friday loss, quiets SBU offense

By Jay Asser

April 11, 2010

Though the Massachusetts women’s lacrosse team had a rare slip up against an Atlantic 10 opponent in Duquesne, it responded with a strong defensive effort in a win over St. Bonaventure. On Friday afternoon, a late comeback attempt by the Minutewomen (7-7, 4-1 A-10) came up short as they fell in a ...

Defense holds down A-10’s top offense

By Herb Scribner

April 11, 2010

While the Massachusetts women’s lacrosse offense outclassed St. Bonaventure 11-6, including a four-goal run to end the first half, it was the defense that won the game for the Minutewomen on Sunday. The defensive side for UMass (7-7, 4-1 A-10) held off the Bonnies (7-7, 2-3 A-10), who are at the top o...

Minutemen take first series of the season

By Pete Vasquez

April 11, 2010

Just a few hours after losing to Richmond, the Massachusetts baseball team rebounded to win the deciding game of a three-game series, 6-3, on Sunday afternoon at Earl Lorden Field. Jared Freni got the win for the Minutemen (4-18, 3-6 Atlantic 10), by pitching eight innings in which he struck out 13...

Pitching key to UMass first series win of season

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

April 11, 2010

Starting pitching, once again, proved to be the difference in the Massachusetts baseball team’s first series win of the season. The three main Minutemen starters took the mound this past weekend, two of which played late into the game, while the other was pulled early. The final scores correlated to e...

Plourde, Bettencourt lead UMass to ninth straight win

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

April 9, 2010

The Massachusetts softball team now stands alone atop the Atlantic 10 standings. Coupled with Fordham’s sweep over St. Louis, UMass’ weekend sweep over Charlotte leaves the Minutewomen as the only remaining team with a perfect record in A-10 play. UMass’ win (25-7, 8-0 A-10) was led over ...

Minutewomen finish road trip against Duquesne

By Herb Scribner

April 9, 2010

There’s no denying that the Massachusetts women’s lacrosse team has picked up its season while competing on the road. After obtaining a 3-4 record from their first seven games (five home, two away), the Minutewomen traveled to Stony Brook to begin a six-game road trip. The first five games on...

Defense key to victory

By Jay Asser

April 9, 2010

Since beginning conference play, the Massachusetts women’s lacrosse team has followed the theory that the best offense is a good defense. Prior to opening their Atlantic 10 schedule, the Minutewomen (6-6, 3-3 A-10) struggled on offense, failing to reach double-digits in goals in six consecutive...

Minutewomen host Albany

By Kara Deyermenjian

April 9, 2010

The Massachusetts tennis team is coming off a string of solid victories as it takes on Albany at 2 p.m. this afternoon. These two squads are on complete opposite sides of spectrum when it comes to recent success. The Minutewomen are on a four-match winning streak with their most recent victory on...