Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass looks to gain momentum heading into must-win weekend

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

October 27, 2009


Filed under Field Hockey

For a team who was ranked as high as No. 10 in the country, picked to repeat as Atlantic 10 champions and coming off an undefeated year in 2008 in conference play, it’s hard to believe the Massachusetts field hockey team is in a must-win situation in its last two conference games. After sta...

Fordham holds onto first place, despite struggling over weekend

By Herb Scribner

October 27, 2009


Filed under Men's Soccer

Five teams are within a games reach of leading the Atlantic 10 division, with the A-10 Men’s Soccer Championships just over two weeks away. After this weekend, the true contenders have started to emerge. While A-10 leader Fordham gained a single point this weekend, other teams were moving up. Dayton,...

Minutewomen focused on Dartmouth despite key games this weekend

By Jay Asser

October 27, 2009


Filed under Field Hockey

Before hosting two Atlantic 10 Conference foes in must-win situations this weekend, the Massachusetts field hockey team faces Dartmouth today at Garber Field. After thrashing Saint Louis with a 10-goal effort in their last game, the No. 19 Minutewomen (10-7, 1-3 A-10) will look to sustain their m...

UMass sweeps top four singles races at Head of Fish

By Neil Carroll

October 27, 2009


Filed under Crew

The Massachusetts rowing team had another solid showing last weekend, as the Minutewomen raced in the Head of the Fish Regatta in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., on Sunday. In the team’s sixth competition this year, the Minutewomen placed boats in first place in the singles and the Lightweight 4 races....

Minutewomen fall to Holy Cross 8-0 to start season

By Geena Lombardi

October 27, 2009


Filed under Club Sports

Despite strong goaltending and talent on defense, the Massachusetts women’s club hockey team fell to Holy Cross in Worcester during Saturday’s game.   The game serves as the first-ever meeting between the Minutewomen and the Crusaders. The wide margin of the 8-0 score may suggest difficulties...

Beam breaks school record for all-time points leader

By Geena Lombardi

October 26, 2009


Filed under Conference Notebooks

With two victories over Saint Joseph’s and Temple during this past weekend’s play, Charlotte extended its winning streak over Atlantic 10 competition to 26 games. The impressive weekend of play also moved the 49ers up to No. 25 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America rankings. Goals...

Walsh propels UMass to first dual meet victory

By Daniel Herberholz

October 26, 2009


Filed under Swimming & Diving

This past Saturday, the team accomplishment of the first dual meet victory of the season came with individual honors for Massachusetts’ Athlete of the Week, Elizabeth Walsh. The Massachusetts  swimming team beat Army, 166.5-127.5, and Walsh was named UMass/Dinn Bros. Athlete of the Week for her...

Minutemen get comeback win in quarterfinals

By Dan Gigliotti

October 26, 2009


Filed under Club Sports

The Massachusetts club rugby team showed its ability to win close games on Saturday as it beat Bentley in the New England Rugby Football Union quarterfinal playoffs. The Minutemen (5-1) faced a 12-5 deficit late in the game and the Falcons (3-1-2) showed little sign of relenting. With 10 minutes remaining,...

UMass stays undefeated

By Herb Scribner

October 26, 2009


Filed under Club Sports

The Massachusetts men’s club hockey team remains undefeated this season after defeating New Haven and Vermont this weekend. The Minutemen (9-0-0) defense proved to be a key factor in this weekend’s matches, allowing just two goals in their 7-2 rout over the Chargers (1-3-0) this past Friday. While...

SJU gets back to winning

By Andrew Morrison

October 26, 2009


Filed under Conference Notebooks

The Saint Joseph’s field hockey team got back in the win column on Sunday with a 3-1 victory at conference rival West Chester. The Hawks (6-8, 3-1 Atlantic 10) got the scoring started on a penalty corner about 10 minutes into the game. Senior Anne Schreuders put the ball in play to sophomore Teresa...

Marcou brothers, Dainton strong as Minutemen win its third in a row

By Jay Asser

October 26, 2009


Filed under Hockey

A brother-to-brother connection provided the key score while Paul Dainton played efficiently in goal Friday night, to skate the Massachusetts hockey team past Maine 5-3 at the Mullins Center. In the first period, the Minutemen (3-0-0, 2-0-0 Hockey East) got off to a fast start, netting three goals to f...

Minutemen continually finding themselves in close matches

By Adam Miller

October 25, 2009


Filed under Men's Soccer

If there’s anything that the Massachusetts men’s soccer team has learned during Atlantic 10 play, it’s that one goal can make the difference between a win and a loss. Four of the first five games of the A-10 schedule for UMass were decided by 1-0 scores. In two of those games, that goal ...