Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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 ...

Minutemen drop 1-0 game to Rhode Island, despite strong defense

By David Brinch

October 25, 2009


Filed under Men's Soccer

The Massachusetts men’s soccer team executed the way they always have on Saturday afternoon. In rainy conditions, the Minutemen (5-5-3, 2-3-0 Atlantic 10), used a strong defensive game plan in order to keep an offensive-minded team from generating multiple goals. Unfortunately for UMass, its offens...

Minutewomen snap four-game skid with 10-1 rout over St. Louis

By Jay Asser

October 25, 2009


Filed under Field Hockey

After suffering four-straight losses, three to Atlantic 10 opponents, and being held scoreless in three games, the Massachusetts field hockey team let all of its frustration spill out Sunday in a must-win stomping of Saint Louis by a score of 10-1. The favorites to win the A-10 this year after claiming...

Minutewomen drop two in A-10 play as conference tournament nears

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

October 25, 2009


Filed under Women's Soccer

The last thing the Massachusetts women’s soccer team needed this weekend was two losses against Atlantic 10 rivals Xavier and Dayton. Fresh off a 3-2 victory over Rhode Island last week, the Minutewomen took to the road in an attempt to better their record for a shot at making the A-10 Tourna...

Minutemen fall to No. 1 Richmond, Havens, Woodward combine for six INTs

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

October 24, 2009


Filed under Football

As if battling the pouring rain and the No. 1 team in the country wasn’t enough, the Massachusetts football team made things even more difficult by turning the ball over seven times and giving up the ball again on a botched punt. Those turnovers put UMass (4-3, 2-2 Colonial Athletic Associati...

Minutemen still perfect after three, top Maine 5-3

By Nick O'Malley

October 24, 2009


Filed under Hockey

With 11 minutes, 19 seconds left in the game, the Massachusetts hockey team held a 5-2 lead on Maine. The Minutemen had been ahead for virtually the entire game and moments earlier, had gone up by three. It was a comfortable lead by any stretch of the imagination. But the eight men in the penalty bo...

Minutemen hoping to defeat Black Bears, stay undefeated

By Jay Asser

October 22, 2009


Filed under Hockey

Looking to continue its fast start to begin the season, the Massachusetts hockey team will take on Hockey East rival Maine on Friday night at the Mullins Center. Hockey East teams off to unexpected starts After defeating Rensselaer and No. 3 Boston University, the Minutemen (2-0-0, 1-0-0 HEA...

Hockey East teams off to unexpected starts

By Nick O'Malley

October 22, 2009


Filed under Hockey

The Massachusetts hockey team heads into this weekend’s matchup against Maine undefeated atop the Hockey East standings. Meanwhile, defending national champion Boston University is winless and dead last in the conference. Such streaks, though, are not expected to run throughout the season in a conference...