Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Conte Forum hosts best-of-three between UMass and BC

By Jay Asser

March 11, 2010


Filed under Hockey

Boston College has already defeated the Massachusetts hockey team on three occasions this year. The postseason, however, is the beginning of a whole new season. This weekend, UMass will look to change its luck against BC in a best-of-three series in the opening round of the Hockey East tournament...

Minutemen face Richmond in second round

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

March 11, 2010


Filed under Men's Basketball

This is uncharted territory. For the first time since 2002, the Massachusetts men’s basketball team is playing a second game in the Atlantic 10 tournament tonight when it takes on third-seeded Richmond in Atlantic City. After the No. 11-seeded Minutemen (12-19) upset sixth-seeded Charlotte Tuesday...

Harvard and Providence travel to Amherst to face UMass

By Mike Gillmeister

March 11, 2010


Filed under Men's Lacrosse

While the best offense can be a good defense, a team could also outscore its opponents by nearly 17 goals. Going into this week’s games against No. 13 Harvard (2-1) and Providence (0-2), the No. 19-ranked Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team holds a 58-41 scoring advantage over opponents. The...

Minutewomen begin a six-game road stint beginning this weekend

By Jay Asser

March 11, 2010


Filed under Women's Lacrosse

Having played five of its seven games at home this season, the Massachusetts women’s lacrosse team has yet to face a long road trip. That changes this weekend as UMass begins a six-game road stint stretching into April. First on the calendar for the Minutewomen (3-4) is Stony Brook, which UMass...

Minutewomen players return home this weekend against Stony Brook

By Herb Scribner

March 11, 2010


Filed under Women's Lacrosse

Going on the road tends to be a difficult task, no matter the sport or the team. For the Massachusetts women’s lacrosse team though, it may present little trouble if UMass continues to focus on team advantages and play its style of game. The Minutewomen (3-4) capped off their four-game home stretch...

Minutemen looking to 2010 season after surviving cut

By Dan Gigliotti

March 11, 2010


Filed under Baseball

The Massachusetts baseball team will look to build upon its best season in six years as it will compete in its first regular season action later this week. The Minutemen dealt with rumors about a cut in funding that would leave the longstanding program extinct, but finished above .500 in 2009, for...

Minutemen trying to move on from senior losses

By Steve Levine

March 11, 2010


Filed under Baseball

Losing seniors is a part of the game. It happens every year. Players graduate, younger players have shoes to fill. It’s not necessarily a bad thing, though. While Massachusetts baseball team coach Mike Stone understands big losses, he sees it as an opportunity. “[We lost] our second basemen,...

Minutewomen snap losing streak, head to Stony Brook

By Jay Asser

March 11, 2010


Filed under Women's Lacrosse

With a six-game road stint ahead on the schedule, the Massachusetts women’s lacrosse team couldn’t afford to head into spring break without snapping its losing streak. UMass did just that by defeating Yale 9-5 at McGuirk Stadium on a sunny Wednesday afternoon. The loss for the Bulldogs drops the...

Minutewomen gain possession, translates into win

By Herb Scribner

March 11, 2010


Filed under Women's Lacrosse

It was a different Massachusetts women’s lacrosse team that took the field Wednesday afternoon to compete against Yale. The Minutewomen defeated the Bulldogs 9-5 at McGuirk Stadium, ending a three-game losing streak. “We talked about a lot of our ball possession in attack,” UMass coach Alexis...

Ohio State Edges Nittany Lions, Pride edge Bears

By David Martin

March 11, 2010


Filed under Men's Lacrosse

Logan Schuss assumed the role of hero in the Ohio State Buckeyes’ overtime win against Penn State’s Nittany Lions Saturday afternoon, scoring the game-winning goal against PSU to give the Buckeyes an 11-10 in overtime. The Buckeyes (3-1) were led on the offensive effort by Mario Ventiquattro with...

Minutemen win first A-10 tournament game since 2002

By David Brinch

March 10, 2010


Filed under Men's Basketball

The drought is now over. For the first time in eight seasons, the Massachusetts men’s basketball team defeated an opponent in the Atlantic 10 tournament, as the Minutemen (12-19, 5-11 A-10) upset Charlotte on Tuesday night, 59-56, at Halton Arena. Eleventh-seeded UMass will now head to Atlanti...

Rally carries Minutemen over Great Danes

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

March 9, 2010


Filed under Men's Lacrosse

After falling behind 4-1 early to Albany, the Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team used a 10-2 run to end the game, and came away with an 11-6 win Tuesday afternoon at Garber Field. The Minutemen’s (3-1) defense rebounded after giving up 13 goals in Saturday’s loss to Yale by stepping up in the se...