Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Minutemen play home-and-home with Hockey East Friars

By Jay Asser

October 29, 2009


Filed under Hockey

After getting off to its best league start since 1995-96, the Massachusetts hockey team will look to continue its success when it takes on Hockey East foe Providence in a home-and-home series this weekend. The No. 17 Minutemen (3-0-0, 2-0-0 HEA) began the season defeating Boston University and Maine...

Paul Dainton, Alex Beaudry to face off in matchup of two of Hockey

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

October 29, 2009


Filed under Hockey

Massachusetts hockey coach Don Cahoon made it clear who the two most significant players are on the ice in any game. “Goaltending is the most vital position on the ice in every game that is played,” Cahoon said before Thursday practice. “Rarely can you get through a game without getting good...

Instead of Midnight Madness, Kellogg introduces Super Sunday

By Adam Miller

October 29, 2009


Filed under Men's Basketball

Derek Kellogg didn’t see the point of showcasing a Massachusetts men’s basketball team that in his mind, wasn’t ready to play for the public. However, there was no way that he was going to miss an opportunity for the fans to be introduced to the Minutemen, especially when there are seven new...

UMass put in must-win situation

By Steve Levine

October 29, 2009


Filed under Women's Soccer

The only way the Massachusetts women’s soccer team can achieve its ultimate goal of reaching the Atlantic 10 Tournament is if it wins the last two games of the season. As long as the Minutewomen (4-10-2, 3-6-0 A-10) can defeat both George Washington and Richmond on Rudd Field this weekend, their...

Luckey returns to Minutewomen lineup

By Mike Mastone

October 29, 2009


Filed under Women's Soccer

After spending the last seven games on the sidelines, Massachusetts senior goalkeeper Lauren Luckey posted a season-high nine saves in a 3-0 loss to undefeated Dayton on Sunday. Luckey, who had not seen action since being taken out at halftime versus Saint Joseph’s (7-8-3, 4-5-1 Atlantic 10) on...

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...