Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Holy Cross travels to Earl Lorden Field

By Steve Levine

March 29, 2010

The Massachusetts baseball team will get a break in its conference schedule today when it hosts Holy Cross at home on Earl Lorden Field. After putting a frustrating 2-1 series loss against Saint Joseph’s in the rearview mirror, UMass (2-11, 1-2 Atlantic 10) hopes to get another dominant performance...

UMass dominates weekend by picking up two victories

By Kara Deyermenjian

March 29, 2010

Coming off a solid win last Thursday against Presbyterian that halted a five-match losing streak, the Massachusetts tennis team was able to string together two more victories over the weekend against the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and Hofstra. “I really feel like we are back on track,”...

Minutewomen finally able to practice outside

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

March 29, 2010

It may be 24 games into the season, but the Massachusetts softball team still has work to do. After holding George Washington to no hits in a doubleheader Sunday and scoring 28 total runs in the two games, UMass coach Elaine Sortino said there wasn’t a part of the team’s game they couldn’t improve...

Minutemen pitching going the distance

By Pete Vasquez

March 29, 2010

Dominant – the one word consistently used by coach Mike Stone to label the past two pitching performances he witnessed from his Massachusetts baseball team. The pitching staff has been the Achilles’ heel the entire season for the Minutemen (2-11, 1-2 Atlantic 10), allowing over 100 runs in the...

UMass captures second-pace finishes in Yankee Cup

By David Martin

March 29, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...