Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass heads to Saint Louis for A-10 Championships

By Jeffrey Engmann

October 29, 2009


Filed under Cross Country

The conditions for this weekend’s Atlantic 10 Cross Country Championships seem to be far from ideal. As the Massachusetts men’s and women’s cross country teams head west to Saint Louis, Miss. to compete for the conference crown, it will unfortunately meet tough conditions. “It will be very...

Swimming prepares for Stony Brook

By Daniel Herberholz

October 29, 2009


Filed under Swimming & Diving

With the bicycles running on the upper deck, and the Massachusetts men’s swimming team operating them, the relay was close. The women, at the tail end of their practice race, were being treated to booming cheers from the bikers. “My boys are rambunctious,” said UMass men’s coach Russ Yarworth. Yarworth...

Minutewomen host Lady Icers in first conference game of the season

By Geena Lombardi

October 29, 2009


Filed under Club Sports

After a loss to Holy Cross last Saturday, the Massachusetts women’s club hockey team looks to redeem itself when it hosts Penn State this upcoming weekend. The Minutewomen (0-1) have high standards to live up to based on previous matchups against the Lady Icers (1-1-1). Two seasons ago, UMass faced...

UM meets BU in NERFU Championship

By Dan Gigliotti

October 29, 2009


Filed under Club Sports

The Massachusetts club rugby program has broken out of its losing ways, in the same way the Boston University program has. Both squads seek to triumph in the New England Rugby Football Union Championship (NERFU) as they go head-to-head this weekend in Middlebury, Vt. The Minutemen have moved through...

Big Green’s five straight goals propel Dartmouth past UM

By Herb Scribner

October 28, 2009


Filed under Field Hockey

The No. 19 Massachusetts field hockey team failed to knock off Dartmouth last night in its final non-conference game of the year, losing by a final tally of 6-3. Injuries, defensive woes continue “Today was a dead-rubber for us. We wanted to certainly look at passing the ball around a little bit more [and] ...

Minutemen look to bounce back

By Nick O'Malley

October 28, 2009


Filed under Football

The No. 19 Massachusetts football team looks to put last week’s defeat to No.1 Richmond behind them, and put itself back in the driver’s seat in the race for the conference title this Saturday at Maine. Havens to remain starter UMass (4-3, 2-2 Colonial Athletic Association) dropped out of the top sp...

Injuries, defensive woes continue

By Nick O'Malley

October 28, 2009


Filed under Field Hockey

With forward Jill Powers and midfielder Cher King out of the lineup, the No. 19 Massachusetts field hockey team produced too little offense too late against Dartmouth in its 6-3 loss to the Big Green last night. UMass scored early with a goal by junior Makaela Potts, but could do nothing, while Dartmouth...

Harris, Riley and Vinson named to Preseason Accolades

By David Brinch

October 28, 2009


Filed under Men's Basketball

Senior guard Ricky Harris was named to the Atlantic 10 Preseason All-Conference Team, while freshman guard Freddie Riley and freshman forward Terrell Vinson were both named to the preseason All-Rookie Team last Thursday, Oct. 22. Harris, the A-10’s returning leading scorer, (18.2 points per game),...

Havens to remain starter

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

October 28, 2009


Filed under Football

Kyle Havens saw significant time on the bench for the first time this season on Saturday after throwing four interceptions in the Massachusetts football team’s 34-12 loss to Richmond. The quarterback gave way to backup Scott Woodward, who Havens battled for the starting job all summer. Despite the...

DeSantis to return to lineup Friday

By David Brinch

October 28, 2009


Filed under Men's Soccer

The Massachusetts men’s soccer team received news this week that its leading scorer and captain will return to the playing field at home this weekend against Duquesne and St. Bonaventure. Dangelis making strides For UMass coach Sam Koch and the Minutemen (5-5-3, 2-3-0 Atlantic 10), insertin...

Dangleis making strides

By Adam Miller

October 28, 2009


Filed under Men's Soccer

Mark Dangelis always knew he belonged in Massachusetts. It just wasn’t until he left that he realized how much he wanted to be back in his home state. The sophomore originally played collegiate soccer for Lehigh because of its strong academics, and he wanted to be somewhere else. Dangleis also liked...

Ploch advances to quarterfinal of ITA Regional before falling

By Chris Shores

October 27, 2009


Filed under Tennis

Massachusetts tennis star Magdalena Ploch advanced as far as the quarterfinals at this weekend’s ITA Regional Championships hosted by Yale. Ploch entered the tournament ranked 17th and despite being sick with a cold the entire weekend, she was able to pull off three victories before losing in t...