Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Minutewomen begin A-10 schedule with double header with colonials

By Adam Miller

March 25, 2010

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

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

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...

UMass holds pro day as scouts gather to see Ducasse

By Adam Miller

March 25, 2010

It’s not often that a Division I-AA school gathers much attention during a Pro Day. Then again, most Division I-AA schools don’t have players projected to be picked in the first two rounds of the National Football League Draft. Several NFL scouts were in attendance to watch offensive lineman Vladimir...

Minutemen looking for first win at home

By Pete Vasquez

March 23, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...