Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Ben Arikian leads Minutemen to first win of season

By David Brinch

September 20, 2009


Filed under Men's Soccer

The last thing Massachusetts men’s soccer coach Sam Koch wanted was another tie. The Minutemen had three of their past four contests end in draws, with UMass still not yet earning a victory in 2009. “We tied three games, and I think the last thing we wanted was another tie, and we talked about it...

UMass, Angela Napoli earn first win over St. Peter’s

By Steve Levine

September 20, 2009


Filed under Women's Soccer

After starting the season scoreless in its first five games, the Massachusetts women’s soccer team is suddenly able to find the back of the net. On Sunday, the Minutewomen scored a season-high two goals to defeat St. Peter’s College, 2-1, at home on Rudd Field. The match represented both the first...

Havens shines as UMass crushes URI

By Nick O'Malley

September 19, 2009


Filed under Football

Kyle Havens had his first career 300-yard passing game while Tony Nelson had his sixth career 150-yard rushing performance as the Massachusetts football team won its conference opener against Rhode Island, 30-10. The offensive fireworks were another step forward for first-year starter Havens who started...

UMass ties Hartford on Ruggles birthday goal

By Mike Mastone

September 17, 2009


Filed under Women's Soccer

The Massachusetts women’s soccer team finally put its scoreless drought to rest as senior Katie Ruggles punched in a game-tying free kick on her birthday en route to the team’s second consecutive double-overtime tie. Following a foul on Hartford, Ruggles attempted a free kick from the left side....

UMass looks to extend three-game win streak

By Jay Asser

September 17, 2009


Filed under Field Hockey

Returning home after having a successful first road trip, the Massachusetts field hockey team faces another difficult weekend with two non-conference opponents in Northeastern and Boston College. The Minutewomen (4-1) are continuing to rise in the Kookaburra/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll,...

Cross Country teams to host five-team meets

By Jeffrey Engmann

September 17, 2009


Filed under Cross Country

It usually happens just once a year, and both the Massachusetts men’s and women’s cross country teams hope to take full advantage of it. On Saturday both teams will host five-team meets, as they will race in their only home meet of the season. The men’s team is looking to win for the fourth...

International rule changes make mark early in season

By Mike Gillmeister

September 17, 2009


Filed under Field Hockey

The Massachusetts field hockey team faces a lot of changes in 2009. Not only do the Minutewomen have numerous freshmen on the team but the International Hockey Federation (FIH) – field hockey’s national governing body – has implemented the new “self-hit rule” in an effort to increase the overall...

UMass looks to made it two in a row against Rams

By Nick O'Malley

September 16, 2009


Filed under Football

Fresh off a convincing 44-7 win over Albany, the No. 17 Massachusetts football team takes on its first conference opponent, Rhode Island, this Friday. The Minutemen, (1-1) have gotten off to a strong start with an impressive showing against Kansas State, along with its win against the Great Danes...

Defense looking for more takeaways

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

September 16, 2009


Filed under Football

If Albany's coach Bob Ford knew how many times his team would have turned the ball over prior to the Massachusetts football team’s 44-7 route on Saturday, he may not have bothered bringing his team to Amherst. “I talk to [my team] all the time about the statistics,” Ford said after the...

Goalkeeper competition heats up

By Adam Miller

September 16, 2009


Filed under Men's Soccer

Massachusetts men’s soccer coach Sam Koch thought he had his goalkeeper situation figured out. After Zack Simmons graduated, the job would belong to Shane Curran-Hays, who spent the first part of his career on the bench. The redshirt sophomore was sure to have his chance in 2009, but a knee injury...

UM looks for first victory of 2009

By David Brinch

September 16, 2009


Filed under Men's Soccer

The last time the Massachusetts men’s soccer team started its season with three draws in its first four games was in 1983. The 1983 Minutemen squad coached by Jeff Getler finished 3-12-4, one of the most disappointing seasons in program history. UMass (0-1-3), along with men’s soccer coach S...

Napoli and Co. look for first win

By Mike Mastone

September 16, 2009


Filed under Women's Soccer

The University of Massachusetts women’s soccer team will travel to Hartford tonight in hopes of jumpstarting their stagnant offense and giving Angela Napoli her first victory as head coach of the Minutewomen. “I think our morale is still high” UMass coach Jessica Napoli said. “Every game we pl...