Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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...

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...