Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Minutemen win consecutive A-10 series

By Pete Vasquez

April 19, 2010

With a lopsided 13-1 victory on Sunday afternoon, the Massachusetts baseball team captured its second consecutive Atlantic 10 series, taking two out of three games from Rhode Island over the weekend. “I think we’re playing better,” UMass coach Mike Stone said. “We played a really good game...

UMass splits weekend in dramatic fashion

By Herb Scribner

April 19, 2010

A last-second goal kept the Massachusetts women’s lacrosse team from taking first place in the Atlantic 10 Conference. This past weekend was filled with two tight contests for the Minutewomen (8-8, 5-2 A-10), the latter of which halted them from nabbing the top seed in the upcoming A-10 tournament. “I’m...

Minutewomen acquire invaluable late-game experience

By Jay Asser

April 19, 2010

Experience in a late-game situation isn’t something that can be acquired or learned in practice. It’s gained from playing in the final minutes of a close contest. That’s just what the Massachusetts women’s lacrosse team obtained in its weekend of play against Atlantic 10 opponents Saint Joseph’s...

UMass qualifies handful for New England Championships

By Michael Counos

April 19, 2010

The Massachusetts men’s and women’s track and field teams competed in the Larry Ellis Invitational held in Princeton, N.J. and concluded the two-day event with a handful of New England Championships qualifiers as well setting a few records. Despite a late start on Friday afternoon, the Minutemen...

UMass takes second at the Atlantic 10 championships

By Eric Mansfield

April 19, 2010

The Massachusetts rowing team took second place at the Atlantic 10 championships in Pennsauken, N.J. on Saturday. The Minutewomen finished 13 points behind rival Rhode Island and one point ahead of Saint Joseph’s. In a regatta where only the First Varsity 8, Second Varsity 8 and the Varsity 4 receive...

Minutewomen head to Storrs with non-conference game with UConn.

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

April 15, 2010

An 11-game winning streak while having one of the top pitchers in the country is never a good enough reason for the Massachusetts softball team to take an opponent lightly. Despite the Minutewomen (26-7, 8-0 Atlantic 10) traveling to Connecticut to face a Huskies (18-19, 4-5 Big East) team that is...

Big bats generating offense for the Minutewomen

By Geena Lombardi

April 15, 2010

Coming into Friday’s game, the Massachusetts’ softball team’s balanced offense will face off against two of the University of Connecticut’s strongest hitters. Since returning from the San Diego Classic II at the end of March, the Minutewomen (26-7, 8-0 Atlantic 10) have batted in an average...

Minutewomen host Philly teams over weekend slate in A-10 regular season finale.

By Jay Asser

April 15, 2010

Heading into the postseason, ideally teams want to be peaking and playing their best. The Massachusetts women’s lacrosse team will get an opportunity to do just that, when they closes out their regular season this weekend with two games at McGuirk Stadium against Saint Joseph’s and La Salle. After...

UMass heads to HC after impressive home meet

By Michael Wood

April 15, 2010

After a successful home meet last weekend, the Massachusetts track and field teams are back in action Wednesday when they travel to Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass. The quick turn-around from last weekend’s meet is an unusual one for UMass, which typically has about a week in between events, which...

UMass heads to Camden for A-10 Championships

By David Martin

April 15, 2010

The Massachusetts woman’s crew team is looking to defend their Atlantic 10 championship title in the 15th annual A-10 Conference Championship this weekend in Camden, N.J. In the nine team regatta, the Minutewomen will be going against the likes of Dayton, Duquesne, Fordham, George Washington, La...

UM looks to capitalize on strong defense and home-field advantage

By Herb Scribner

April 15, 2010

With the regular season coming to a close, and the Massachusetts women’s lacrosse team at the head of the Atlantic 10 conference, the Minutewomen should have a good chance at making the A-10 tournament. “We worked hard at the beginning of the A-10 to put us in a situation where we could control...

Valencia throws perfect game; Yellow Jackets come back after loss

By Daniel Giardina

April 15, 2010

Michigan right hand pitcher and junior Jordan Valencia claimed her first perfect game on Saturday against Minnesota.  The No. 2 Wolverines beat the Gophers by scoring 10 runs in five innings, which is the mercy rule in Divison I softball. Valencia had struck out 10 out of 15 batters in just five...