Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass defeats Coast Guard and falls to rival UConn

By Herb Scribner

December 7, 2009


Filed under Club Sports

After a fiery, dominant battle against Coast Guard, the Massachusetts men’s club hockey team lost its edge when it went toe-to-toe with rival Connecticut. The Minutemen (14-4-0) celebrated Military Appreciation night this past Friday, when they honored military workers at the Mullins Center by facing...

Minutewomen swept by Huskies

By Geena Lombardi

December 7, 2009


Filed under Club Sports

Coming off of a bye week, the Massachusetts women’s club hockey team suffered back-to-back losses Saturday and Sunday against undefeated Northeastern. Northeastern (11-0) came out strong at the Mullins Center Saturday afternoon, striking first just two minutes into play with a goal from forward...

Minutemen fall to No. 8 UML, No. 15 BC

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

December 6, 2009


Filed under Hockey

LOWELL, Mass. — A hat trick by UMass Lowell’s David Vallorani ended the River Hawks’ three-game losing streak, but extended the Massachusetts hockey team’s longest of the season. After a 3-1 loss Friday night to Boston College in Amherst, the No. 9 Minutemen dropped their third game in...

Second periods doom Minutemen in weekend losses

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

December 6, 2009


Filed under Hockey

LOWELL, Mass. — The Massachusetts hockey team played well in the first period of this weekend’s games, but the second period was not the same story. In Friday’s, 3-1, loss to Boston College in Amherst, the No. 9 Minutemen were outshot 16-6 and then outshot 18-6 against its sister school UMass ...

Hashim Bailey working his way a significant role with UMass

By Adam Miller

December 6, 2009


Filed under Men's Basketball

WORCESTER, Mass. — One of the bigger questions that surrounded center Hashim Bailey’s effectiveness was how long he can play without getting tired. At Memphis, he never averaged more than three minutes per game and was well over 300 pounds. He was still out of shape when he transferred to ...

Minutemen defeat Holy Cross in DCU Center

By Geena Lombardi

December 6, 2009


Filed under Men's Basketball

WORCESTER, Mass. — Building on momentum from a victory over Quinnipiac, the Massachusetts men’s basketball team defeated Holy Cross at the DCU Center this Saturday. UMass came into the game with an 8-1 record at the facility, along with defeating the Crusaders 73-59 at last year’s matchup. ...

Minutewomen top Quinnipiac in Brown Bear Classic Championship

By Neil Carroll

December 6, 2009


Filed under Women's Basketball

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Diatiema Hill and Megan Zullo both set career-highs in points as the Massachusetts women’s basketball team beat Quinnipiac 82-66 in the championship game of the Brown Bears Classic Tournament in Providence, R.I. over the weekend. Hill and Zullo finished with 21 and 20 points, ...

Kim Benton gives her all and has fun doing it

By Neil Carroll

December 6, 2009


Filed under Women's Basketball

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Even though the Massachusetts women’s basketball team had a 13-point lead with less than three minutes to play against Quinnipiac on Sunday, Kim Benton was going all out. The senior point guard was in full sprint after a loose ball and flopped onto the hardwood as she slid in...

UMass looks to make it two-straight victories

By David Brinch

December 4, 2009


Filed under Men's Basketball

Last season, the Massachusetts men’s basketball team used senior leadership from Tony Gaffney and Chris Lowe in order to defeat in-state rival Holy Cross. This season, senior guard Ricky Harris and the rest of the Minutemen will look to make it two-straight against the Crusaders when UMass travels to...

Kellogg puts Harris in control of the dribble-drive offense

By Adam Miller

December 4, 2009


Filed under Men's Basketball

When former Memphis coach John Calipari introduced the dribble-drive motion offense to his basketball team before the 2005-06 season, he had the benefit of having two point guards who possessed solid ball-handling ability and a knack for scoring. Darius Washington, Calipari’s first point guard to...

Another CAA program gets cut

By Nick O'Malley

December 4, 2009


Filed under Conference Notebooks

When the Massachusetts football team lost the season finale to Hofstra, neither team could imagine that it would be the last game ever for Hofstra’s football program. Hofstra University Board of Trustees voted unanimously yesterday to end the program’s 69-year run in order to reallocate its $4.5 ...

Minutewomen attempt to repeat in the Brown Bear Classic

By Neil Carroll

December 3, 2009


Filed under Women's Basketball

This weekend, the Massachusetts women’s basketball team will travel to Providence, R.I. and attempt to win the Brown Bear Classic for the second year in a row. The Minutewomen (3-4) will face off against Brown on Saturday at 1 p.m., and either Morgan State or Quinnipiac on Sunday. Last year as ...