Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass captures second-pace finishes in Yankee Cup

By David Martin

March 29, 2010


Filed under Crew

Despite dangerous weather and tough competition, the Massachusetts rowing team was able to put up a strong second-place finish in the Yankee Cup in Rhode Island on Saturday. The Minutewomen racked up four second-place finishes in the First Varsity Eight, Second Varsity Eight, Varsity Four, and Novice...

Minutemen win first ever CAA game, upset No. 6 Hofstra

By Mike Gillmeister

March 28, 2010


Filed under Men's Lacrosse

Massachusetts men’s lacrosse coach Greg Cannella got solid production from all over the field as the No.18 Minutemen knocked off No.6 Hofstra, 11-9, Saturday afternoon. UMass (6-2, 1-0 CAA) broke open their first game in the Colonial Athletic Association with attackman Art Kell’s fourth hat trick...

Minutemen use strengths in victory over Pride

By Mike Gillmeister

March 28, 2010


Filed under Men's Lacrosse

As of March 25, the No. 18 Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team topped the Colonial Athletic Association in per-game totals of caused turnovers, goals and ground balls. In their 11-9 win over No. 6 Hofstra, the Minutemen effectively utilized all of these skills. UMass (6-2, 1-0 CAA) flustered the ma...

Plourde, Sanders hold George Washington hitless in doubleheader

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

March 28, 2010


Filed under Softball

A doubleheader can’t go much worse for a team. Luckily for the Massachusetts softball team, they were on the better side of the doubleheader at George Washington, holding the Colonials hitless in both games. In Game 1, pitchers Sara Plourde and Bailey Sanders combined to throw a five-inning perfect g...

UMass opens A-10 schedule with pair of wins

By Jay Asser

March 28, 2010


Filed under Women's Lacrosse

The opening of its Atlantic 10 schedule was just what the Massachusetts women’s lacrosse team needed to break free of its recent struggles. After dropping five of their last six games, the Minutewomen (5-6, 2-0 A-10) swept conference foes Richmond and George Washington over the weekend to pick up t...

UMass takes one of three from St. Joe’s as conference play begins

By Steve Levine

March 28, 2010


Filed under Baseball

A difficult start to the season was compounded last weekend as the Massachusetts baseball team lost a frustrating series to St. Joseph’s University to open conference play. On Saturday, the Minutemen (2-11, 1-2 Atlantic 10) started the series with a doubleheader against the Hawks (6-11, 2-1 A-...

Minutemen set to play first ever CAA conference game

By David Brinch

March 25, 2010


Filed under Men's Lacrosse

Despite the outcome, the Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team will turn a page in its history Saturday afternoon, when they host Hofstra at Garber Field at 1 p.m. The No. 18 Minutemen (5-2) will take on the No. 6 Pride (4-1), as UMass begins its conference schedule as a new member of the Colonial Athletic...

With strong offense, defense still key for Mintuemen

By Mike Gillmeister

March 25, 2010


Filed under Men's Lacrosse

Coming into this season, Massachusetts men’s lacrosse coach Greg Cannella knew he had a strong defense. However, now approaching his first conference game in the Colonial Athletic Conference, Cannella’s defensive approach is as important as ever. After their first seven games, the No.18 Minutemen...

Plourde dominates in the circle, leads nation in strikeouts

By Geena Lombardi

March 25, 2010


Filed under Softball

The Massachusetts softball team’s starting pitcher Sara Plourde is living up to high expectations. The sophomore currently leads the country in strikeouts this season with 236 in 128 innings and her strong performance in the circle also earned her the honors of this week’s UMass Athlete of the...

Minutewomen begin A-10 schedule with double header with colonials

By Adam Miller

March 25, 2010


Filed under Softball

Most softball coaches would be thrilled to see their team come out of a weekend with a 4-3 record. Massachusetts coach Elaine Sortino is not one of them. Sortino extended practice by over half an hour on Wednesday to focus primarily on hitting after getting blanked by Texas A&M and Long Beach...

Minutewomen ready for Yankee Cup

By Eric Mansfield

March 25, 2010


Filed under Crew

The Massachusetts rowing team will travel to Kingston, R.I. Saturday to compete in the Yankee Cup, a four team regatta that will include Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Connecticut. The regatta will include races for the first Varsity 8, second Varsity 8, Varsity 4, first Novice 8, second Novice 8...

Minutewomen look to start new winning streak with weekend pair

By Ben Lambert

March 25, 2010


Filed under Tennis

It’s been a while since the Massachusetts tennis team has put together consecutive wins. Back on Feb. 6, UMass took a 7-0 decision over Siena, a win that sparked a four-match winning streak that extended until its loss on Feb. 27 to Boston College. Following the loss, the Minutewomen dropped another...