Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Minutewomen begin Atlantic 10 Tournament against Duquesne

By Steve Levine

November 3, 2009


Filed under Women's Soccer

On Sunday, it took two UMass shutout victories and a Duquesne upset over La Salle to give the Massachusetts women’s soccer team a playoff berth. Now, with the field set for the Atlantic 10 Tournament, the No. 6 seeded UMass (6-10-2, 5-6-0 A-10) is set to play its most important match of the year...

Role players key to Minutewomen’s success

By Mike Mastone

November 3, 2009


Filed under Women's Soccer

With the one-two punch of Therese Smith and Sydney Stoll carrying the offense all season, several players have stepped up to help propel the Massachusetts women’s soccer team into the playoffs. Over the regular season’s final five games, in which the Minutewomen tallied a 3-2-0 record, senior...

Kellogg still figuring out where new players fit

By Adam Miller

November 3, 2009


Filed under Men's Basketball

Massachusetts men’s basketball coach Derek Kellogg knows the talent the seven players he recruited as transfers and freshmen possess. What he doesn’t know is how they will fit in with the 2009-10 Minutemen 10 days before the regular season opener against Central Florida. UMass had a closed scrimmage...

Richmond football routs Towson, earns AP Top 25 vote

By Chris Shores

November 3, 2009


Filed under Conference Notebooks

A 42-14 road win by the Richmond football team over Towson last Saturday earned it a vote in the Associated Press Top 25 poll. The Spiders are the first Football Championship Subdivision team to be recognized by the poll since Appalachian State was recognized in late 2007 and the third in history. The...

UMass gets first sweep of season as both men and women win

By Daniel Herberholz

November 2, 2009


Filed under Swimming & Diving

Both the men’s and women’s swim teams placed first and second in the 200-yard medley relay to open the day against Stony Brook on Saturday. The dual meet eventually resulted in victories of 193-101 for the men and 180-115 for the women. The wins – the first sweep of the season – puts both...

UMass places in top 5 of A-10 Conference Championships

By Jeffrey Engmann

November 2, 2009


Filed under Cross Country

It’s a mantra in sports that some teams live by: when things get tough, come together. On Saturday, as the Massachusetts cross country teams headed to Saint Louis to compete in the Atlantic 10 Conference Championships, they knew they would not only face stiff competition but also adverse weather...

Spiders win A-10 regular-season championship

By Andrew Morrison

November 2, 2009


Filed under Conference Notebooks

The Richmond Spiders field hockey team was able to lock up the Atlantic 10 regular-season championship with a 4-1 victory over Saint Joseph’s on Friday. This is the team’s sixth regular-season championship in the last eight years. The scoring was started by Saint Joseph’s (7-10, 4-2 A-10) when...

Dayton closes regular season with undefeated record

By Michael Wood

November 2, 2009


Filed under Conference Notebooks

Dayton women’s soccer is on top again. With Saturday’s 3-0 victory over Xavier on Senior Night, the Flyers successfully completed their first-ever undefeated regular season, going 14-0-5 overall and 10-0-1 in Atlantic 10 play. A crowd of 917 fans came out to see their team take the A-10 title...

Minutemen capture NERFU Division II championship

By Dan Gigliotti

November 2, 2009


Filed under Club Sports

The Massachusetts club rugby team toppled No. 1 Middlebury on Sunday to capture the New England Rugby Football Union Division II championship. The No. 25 Minutemen, division bottom-dwellers in recent memory, avenged a 110-0 loss from last season in beating the Panthers, 34-3. Middlebury (7-1) had...

Minutewomen drop weekend contests to Penn State

By Geena Lombardi

November 2, 2009


Filed under Club Sports

Despite an evenly played game on both sides, the Massachusetts women’s club hockey team fell to Penn State both Friday night and Saturday afternoon. Saturday’s game started off strong for the Minutewomen, who after controlling the puck for the majority of the first half, struck first. Freshman...

UMass advances to A-10’s with weekend sweep

By Pete Vasquez

November 2, 2009


Filed under Field Hockey

The No. 19 Massachusetts field hockey team claimed its seat in the Atlantic 10 Conference Championship this weekend by following a 6-3 victory over La Salle on Friday with a 6-0 win against West Chester on Sunday. After an offensive showcase secured the two wins that the Minutewomen needed to qualify,...

Offense stutters in loss to Providence

By Nick O'Malley

November 2, 2009


Filed under Hockey

The No. 17 Massachusetts hockey team put up five goals against Providence on Friday night in a 5-3 win. But on Saturday, there was little offense to be found as the Minutemen fell in a frustrating 2-1 loss. UMass outshot the Friars 48-28 in the second game of the home-and-home series but lacked prime-scoring...