Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Minutewomen drop first game of 2009-10

By Mike Mastone

November 18, 2009


Filed under Women's Basketball

The Massachusetts women’s basketball team fell short in a bid to upset St. John’s University, with the Minutewomen unable to match the speed and physicality of the Red Storm. St. John’s overpowered the Minutewomen on the offensive glass and took advantage of a flurry of UMass turnovers. ...

Huge statistical differences in both UM games

By Steve Levine

November 18, 2009


Filed under Women's Basketball

Massachusetts women’s basketball coach Marnie Dacko said before the season began that her team’s success would rely on defense. The Minutewomen proved that point to be true on Wednesday, when they fell to St. John’s University, 82-52. UMass’ defense was weak in many aspects, specifically around...

Minutemen look to make it four in a row against Bulldogs

By Jay Asser

November 18, 2009


Filed under Hockey

After enjoying the friendly confines of the Mullins Center in seven of its first nine games, the Massachusetts hockey team will travel to New Haven for a  three game stretch beginning with Yale tonight. Sidebar: UMass generating offense, moves up in poll The No. 11 Minutemen are coming off their worst weeke...

UMass generating offense, moves up in poll

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

November 18, 2009


Filed under Hockey

It may have not have been a big playoff game, or even a game for first place, but the game-winning goal by David Boehm against New Hampshire on Friday was certainly the biggest of his career. “[I’ve never had] something that big,” Boehm said. “It felt really good to get that goal, and has ...

Bonnie Otto begins 24th year at UMass

By David Brinch

November 18, 2009


Filed under Men's Basketball

Twenty-four years and five head coaches later, Bonnie Otto’s basketball knowledge has increased from when she first began working as the secretary for the Massachusetts basketball team. “I didn’t even know how many guys played on the court at one time, I knew nothing about basketball, and it...

UMass hosts home opener against Ivy League champions

By Adam Miller

November 17, 2009


Filed under Men's Basketball

Having a good basketball team is generally the last thing that comes to mind when considering Ivy League schools. That stereotype is exactly why Massachusetts men’s basketball coach Derek Kellogg feels uneasy about playing Cornell in the home opener tonight. Although the Big Red (1-0) doesn’t...

Kellogg hoping for first home opener win

By David Brinch

November 17, 2009


Filed under Men's Basketball

The Massachusetts men’s basketball team won five of its past six home openers. The only one UMass didn’t win was last year in their first home opener to Jacksonville State, 75-74, on Nov. 28. The team is 14-3 in home openers, including the first game ever played there back in 1993. Kellogg helped...

Minutewomen sign three recruits

By Mike Mastone

November 17, 2009


Filed under Women's Basketball

Massachusetts women’s basketball coach Marnie Dacko hoped to build a team well balanced in both aspects of the game, and it appears she is continuing with that strategy. Dacko and her staff were busy during the November early signing period. Within one week UMass already inked three recruits to...

Minutewomen host St. John’s

By Neil Carroll

November 17, 2009


Filed under Women's Basketball

Fresh off of a 79-73 overtime win against Boston University, the Massachusetts women’s basketball team will take on St. John’s on Wednesday at home, and hope to open the season, 2-0. The last time the Minutewomen won the first two games of a season was in coach Marnie Dacko’s first year as head...

Minutewomen sweep Vermont over the weekend

By Geena Lombardi

November 17, 2009


Filed under Club Sports

Building on momentum from two wins the previous weekend, the Massachusetts women’s club hockey team swept Vermont, 5-1, on Friday night and 3-2 on Saturday morning. Friday’s game started off slow with a scoreless first period for both sides. Each team had a power play opportunity, yet neither...