Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Minutemen split home-and-home with Providence, take first loss of year

By Jay Asser

November 1, 2009


Filed under Hockey

On Halloween weekend, the Massachusetts hockey team split a home-and-home series with Providence and had its hopes of remaining undefeated foiled by Friars’ goalie Alex Beaudry. The sophomore recorded a career-high 47 saves and outplayed the No. 17 Minutemen goaltender Paul Dainton who recorded...

Kellogg introduces Minutemen at Super Sunday

By Adam Miller

November 1, 2009


Filed under Men's Basketball

By the end of Super Sunday, Derek Kellogg wanted fans to become familiar with a team that has more fresh faces than veterans. The Massachusetts men’s basketball coach used every chance possible to make sure that happened. After the entire team was introduced, the Minutemen went into layup lines...

Freshman Brandso seeing time after walking on to team

By David Brinch

November 1, 2009


Filed under Men's Soccer

The Massachusetts men’s soccer team has nine freshmen on its 2009 roster, including freshman Morgan Brandso, a walk-on midfielder and defender. Brandso earned his first collegiate start on defense along with fellow freshman Dominic Skrajewski in Sunday’s 1-0 loss against St. Bonaventure, after playing...

Minutemen top Duquesne, fall to St. Bonaventure in final home games of season

By Adam Miller

November 1, 2009


Filed under Men's Soccer

On Friday, sophomore Sam DeNormandie showed his offensive accuracy and timely play to avoid another overtime game while he gave the Massachusetts men’s soccer team a 2-1 victory over Duquesne. In their last home game of the year, there was nothing they could do to achieve (6-6-3, 3-4-0 Atlantic...

Seniors come away with tournament birth on Senior Day

By Steve Levine

November 1, 2009


Filed under Women's Soccer

On Sunday, Senior Day was either going to knock the Massachusetts women’s soccer team out of playoff contention, or put them in it. Fortunately for the Minutewomen, the latter prevailed as they defeated Richmond, 1-0, locking up the sixth and final spot in the Atlantic 10 Tournament. Aside from...

King, Kelly, Young lead Minutewomen in must-win weekend

By Jay Asser

November 1, 2009


Filed under Field Hockey

In the most crucial weekend of the 2009 season, the Massachusetts field hockey team received big scoring games from three of its best players to continue its season. After allowing six goals in a row in the loss against Dartmouth last Wednesday, the No. 19 Minutewomen (12-8, 3-3 Atlantic 10) entere...

Minutemen fall to Black Bears, Woodward takes over at QB in second half

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

October 31, 2009


Filed under Football

A change of quarterback at halftime couldn’t stop the turnovers or overcome the deficit as the Massachusetts football team fell, 19-9, Saturday at Maine. Scott Woodward replaced Kyle Havens at the start of the second half after Havens threw an interception – his 14th of the season – as well ...

Minutemen play home-and-home with Hockey East Friars

By Jay Asser

October 29, 2009


Filed under Hockey

After getting off to its best league start since 1995-96, the Massachusetts hockey team will look to continue its success when it takes on Hockey East foe Providence in a home-and-home series this weekend. The No. 17 Minutemen (3-0-0, 2-0-0 HEA) began the season defeating Boston University and Maine...

Paul Dainton, Alex Beaudry to face off in matchup of two of Hockey

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

October 29, 2009


Filed under Hockey

Massachusetts hockey coach Don Cahoon made it clear who the two most significant players are on the ice in any game. “Goaltending is the most vital position on the ice in every game that is played,” Cahoon said before Thursday practice. “Rarely can you get through a game without getting good...

Instead of Midnight Madness, Kellogg introduces Super Sunday

By Adam Miller

October 29, 2009


Filed under Men's Basketball

Derek Kellogg didn’t see the point of showcasing a Massachusetts men’s basketball team that in his mind, wasn’t ready to play for the public. However, there was no way that he was going to miss an opportunity for the fans to be introduced to the Minutemen, especially when there are seven new...

UMass put in must-win situation

By Steve Levine

October 29, 2009


Filed under Women's Soccer

The only way the Massachusetts women’s soccer team can achieve its ultimate goal of reaching the Atlantic 10 Tournament is if it wins the last two games of the season. As long as the Minutewomen (4-10-2, 3-6-0 A-10) can defeat both George Washington and Richmond on Rudd Field this weekend, their...

Luckey returns to Minutewomen lineup

By Mike Mastone

October 29, 2009


Filed under Women's Soccer

After spending the last seven games on the sidelines, Massachusetts senior goalkeeper Lauren Luckey posted a season-high nine saves in a 3-0 loss to undefeated Dayton on Sunday. Luckey, who had not seen action since being taken out at halftime versus Saint Joseph’s (7-8-3, 4-5-1 Atlantic 10) on...