Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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...

Bailey becoming more comfortable in new role

By Nick O'Malley

September 23, 2009


Filed under Football

During the Massachusetts football team’s first winter workout, redshirt junior Ke’Mon Bailey approached coach Kevin Morris with a unique proposition. He wanted to play defense. Bailey, who had been a wide receiver up until that point in his college career, was looking to switch to cornerback, a...

Sowry and Co. look for weekend sweep

By Jay Asser

September 23, 2009


Filed under Field Hockey

With two struggling teams in Vermont and Quinnipiac coming up, the Massachusetts field hockey team will try to avoid a pair of possible trap games on the road this weekend. The Minutewomen (5-2) are coming off a weekend where they almost defeated their second No. 9 ranked opponent of the season in...

UMass looks to build after first win of 2009

By Adam Miller

September 23, 2009


Filed under Men's Soccer

Massachusetts men’s soccer coach Sam Koch isn’t a fan of turf fields, or as he calls it, “plastic grass.” But for the second week in a row, the Minutemen will have to deal with that sort of playing environment. UMass (1-3-1) will head to Loudonville, N.Y., this weekend to play Siena on Se...

Offense looking to balance with defense

By Adam Miller

September 23, 2009


Filed under Men's Soccer

In both of its two runs to the NCAA Tournament, the Massachusetts men’s soccer team was better known for its defense that could shut down opponents, while its offense did enough to keep the Minutemen (1-3-1) in games. This year, the offense has seen a drought in its first five games, even by its...

UMass quarterback Kyle Havens’ success coming from teammates

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

September 22, 2009


Filed under Football

After throwing for his first 300-yard game in a Massachusetts football uniform, quarterback Kyle Havens earned the Colonial Athletic Association Offensive Player of the Week on Monday. The junior led the Minutemen (2-1, 1-0 CAA) to a 30-10 victory over Rhode Island with 329 yards on 22-of-30 passin...

Chris Piekos should be the goalkeeper for the UMass men's soccer team

By Adam Miller

September 22, 2009


Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports Columns

Massachusetts men’s soccer coach Sam Koch still doesn’t know who his starting goalkeeper will be for the rest of the season. But after the win over Northeastern, junior Chris Piekos showed that he clearly deserves that honor and the competition should close immediately. His numbers are far bette...

Wake Forest football downs Elon

By Neil Carroll

September 22, 2009


Filed under Conference Notebooks

The Elon football team could not withstand a solid performance from quarterback Riley Skinner and the Wake Forest offense, losing 35-7 at Wake Forest last Saturday night. The game paired then 11th-ranked Elon against a Bowl Championship Subdivision team for only the second time in school history,...

Saint Joseph’s field hockey wins first game in double overtime

By Daniel Herberholz

September 22, 2009


Filed under Conference Notebooks

 The first goal of Kellie Walter’s season led to the first win of the season for Saint Joseph’s. The junior scored with one minute, 41 seconds left in the second overtime of the night to help the Hawks capture their first victory of the season over Missouri State. The game, on Sept. 19, took...

Men finish first, women last, in lone home cross-country meet

By Jeffrey Engmann

September 21, 2009


Filed under Cross Country

On a sunny Saturday morning, which Massachusetts men’s cross-country coach Ken O’ Brien described as “perfect for our sport,” the University of Massachusetts men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in their only home meet of the season. In front of a spirited crowd, UMass used a...