Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass battling injury bug

By Steve Levine

January 26, 2010


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

As of two weeks ago, a total of five players have struggled with injuries. It started two weeks ago against Saint Louis, when the Minutewomen were forced to play against the Billikens without star player Kristina Danella. The sophomore injured her ankle prior to the game, but the Minutewomen (7...

Minutemen head to Philly to face St. Joseph’s

By Adam Miller

January 26, 2010


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

Call it a cliché, but the Massachusetts men’s basketball team is only thinking about tonight’s game against Saint Joseph’s. Then again, when a team loses five straight games, it has to worry about winning one game before it can look ahead. UMass (7-12, 1-4 Atlantic 10) is looking to turn its se...

UMass dominating rebounds

By David Brinch

January 26, 2010


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

The Massachusetts men’s basketball team is currently in the midst of a five-game losing streak, including to two nationally ranked opponents in No. 19 Temple and No. 25 Baylor. But the Minutemen have dominated opponents, including the Bears and Owls, in the category of rebounding, despite their st...

UMass swimming and diving teams successful in dual meets

By Jeffrey Engmann

January 25, 2010


Filed under Swimming & Diving

It was a very busy weekend for the Massachusetts swimming and diving teams. Not only did both teams travel on Friday to compete in their first dual meet since Dec. 5, but after a short turnaround, they competed in another race. On Sunday, UMass traveled to Colgate for their seventh dual meet of the...

Track and Field gets set for Reebok Boston Indoor Games

By Michael Wood

January 25, 2010


Filed under Track and Field

The Massachusetts men's indoor track and field team visited Rhode Island on Saturday and came away with third place overall in a field of seven teams at the Rhode Island Invitational.  Leading the way for the Minutemen was junior sprinter Darius Velez, who etched his name into the UMass record books...

Dukes roll past Bonnies, Owls route Rams

By Ben Lambert

January 25, 2010


Filed under Men's Basketball

Sophomore Melquan Bolding drilled a 3-point basket with 3.4 seconds remaining to lift Duquesne over visiting St. Bonaventure 70-69 on Saturday. Bolding was the third highest scorer for the Dukes on the night, draining 14 points. Junior forward Damian Saunders and sophomore guard Eric Evans scored...

Warriors stop skid, UNH wins fourth straight

By Geena Lombardi

January 25, 2010


Filed under Hockey

After seven consecutive losses, the Merrimack men’s ice hockey team bounced back, earning a  2-1 victory over Providence Saturday night. It was freshman Brandon Brodhag who stepped up for his team and scored the game-winner in overtime against the Friars. The Warriors (8-13-0, 5-9-0 Hockey East)...

Flyers roll past Spiders, Musketeers move up Top 25

By Herb Scribner

January 25, 2010


Filed under Women's Basketball

Both sides of the court worked for Dayton, as it rolled over Richmond with an 83-31 victory on Saturday night. The 52-point victory for the Flyers (15-4, 3-1 A-10) came off the support of three double-digit scorers over the Spiders (14-5, 3-1 A-10). Senior Kendel Ross led all scorers with 16 points,...

James Marcou, Casey Wellman dominance key to UMass’s success

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

January 24, 2010


Filed under Hockey

With James Marcou, the nation’s leader in points and assists and Casey Wellman, the nation’s second leading goal scorer, it is an uncommon thing to see the Massachusetts hockey team go a game without one of the two scoring a point. Saturday night saw the two combine to score five points on two go...

Poor shooting dooms Minutemen at No. 25 Baylor

By Adam Miller

January 24, 2010


Filed under Men's Basketball

The Massachusetts men’s basketball team had its worst shooting night of the season (24.2 percent from the field, 17.2 percent from 3-point range) as Baylor overpowered the Minutemen, 71-45, with its size-up front. Guard Ricky Harris finished with a game-high 15 points on 6-of-14 shooting while fr...

UMass splits with No. 17 Vermont, tied for second in Hockey East

By Jay Asser

January 24, 2010


Filed under Hockey

Returning back home to the Mullins Center, the Massachusetts hockey team recorded its fourth straight victory before getting its winning streak snapped by Hockey East foe Vermont in a physical, penalty-filled contest. The No. 15 Minutemen (15-9-0, 10-7-0 HEA) received a strong performance from goaltende...

UMass prepare for third nationally ranked opponent

By David Brinch

January 21, 2010


Filed under Men's Basketball

It doesn’t appear to be getting any easier for the Massachusetts men’s basketball team. After suffering its fourth straight loss Wednesday night to St. Bonaventure, 70-69, at the Mullins Center, the Minutemen face another nationally ranked team Saturday at 4 p.m., when they travel to No. 25 Baylor in their final non-...