Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Minutemen looking for first win at home

By Pete Vasquez

March 23, 2010


Filed under Baseball

After a nine-game road trip, the Massachusetts baseball team is eager to play its first home game and hopes that its first win of the season follows. The Minutemen went winless on a Midwest trip that featured three series against Oklahoma State, Oklahoma and William & Mary. “We’ve played some...

Beat writers hand out 2009-10 awards for Mass Attack

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

March 23, 2010


Filed under Hockey, Sports Columns

The 2009-10 season was similar to ones in years past for the Massachusetts hockey team. UMass started the season as one of the nation’s best and then went on a second-half skid. While the season didn’t end the way the Minutemen had envisioned it, there were still plenty of bright spots and stellar...

Minutemen edge out victory over Brown

By David Brinch

March 23, 2010


Filed under Men's Lacrosse

Going into the 2010 season, the Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team wondered who would step up and account for the losses of Tim Balise and Jim Connelly on the offensive side of the ball. Sophomore attackman Art Kell did just that on a rainy Tuesday afternoon, contributing two goals and three assists,...

Stone willing to be patient with pitching

By Dan Gigliotti

March 23, 2010


Filed under Baseball

When you give up as many runs as the Massachusetts baseball team has in its first nine games, it’s hard to beat anyone, let alone some of the top competition in the country. UMass has given up nearly 10 runs per game over its first nine contests including a season-high 20 against Oklahoma State...

One of New England’s top lacrosse rivalries is renewed

By Mike Gillmeister

March 22, 2010


Filed under Men's Lacrosse

The Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team will be in Providence, R.I. today to take on Brown at 4 p.m. as the Minutemen look to break a three-game losing streak against the No. 15-ranked Bears (3-1). Coming off a 17-3 win against Providence (0-5), its largest margin of victory since 2002, No. 18 UMa...

UMass’ scoring spread out this season

By David Brinch

March 22, 2010


Filed under Men's Lacrosse

The Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team scored a combined 30 goals over spring break, including 17 in its win against Providence on Saturday. The Minutemen scored the first eight goals of the game, as sophomore attackman Art Kell registered a hat trick for the eighth-straight UMass tally with j...

Minutewomen fall to Long Island on final day of San Diego Classic II

By Geena Lombardi

March 22, 2010


Filed under Softball

Striking out eight batters and allowing just six hits was not enough from starter Sara Plourde as the Massachusetts softball team fell to Long Island, 2-0, on the final day of the San Diego Classic II. The Minutewomen went 4-3 at the classic and improved to 15-7 for the season. The 49ers (14-...

Spring break road trip ends in a win for the Minutewomen

By Ben Lambert

March 22, 2010


Filed under Tennis

The Massachusetts tennis team spent its spring break on a road trip through South Carolina, going 1-2 against three schools from the area. UMass lost to Charleston Southern and the College of Charleston, but ended on a high note with a victory over Presbyterian. The 6-1 victory snapped a five-match ...

Wellman foregoes final two years, signs with NHL’s Wild

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

March 21, 2010


Filed under Hockey

Within less than a week of his sophomore season ending, Casey Wellman is making an impact on the ice again. In his first game as a professional, after signing a two-year entry-level contract with the National Hockey League’s Minnesota Wild, the former Massachusetts hockey player recorded an assist wi...

UMass falls to Richmond in A-10 Quarterfinals

By Adam Miller

March 21, 2010


Filed under Men's Basketball

The Atlantic 10 tournament has not been kind to Ricky Harris and the Massachusetts men’s basketball team. In a year when the Minutemen least expected it, they won their first A-10 tournament game in eight years against Charlotte, but couldn’t continue their rally against Richmond, who finished as the week...

UMass’ season ends in first round of Hockey East tournament

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

March 21, 2010


Filed under Hockey

The Massachusetts hockey team showed a lot of fight just to make it into the Hockey East tournament. A sweep of Maine on the final weekend of the regular season lifted it to the tournament where they continued to show that fight, but this time it wasn’t enough. The Minutemen (18-18-0) fell to B...

Minutemen fall to Harvard, cruise past Providence

By Mike Gillmeister

March 21, 2010


Filed under Men's Lacrosse

During a week that saw the Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team drop a 14-13 game to No. 11 Harvard and regroup three days later to dominate Providence, 17-3, Art Kell was a constant for the Minutemen. The sophomore attack scored a combined eight goals in those two games, including a career-high five a...