Massachusetts Daily Collegian

No need to worry, Minutemen will be fine

By Nick O'Malley

December 9, 2009


Filed under Hockey, Sports Columns

Despite the warnings signs, it’s not quite panic mode yet for the Massachusetts hockey team. Yes, they’ve dropped three straight games at the end of their stretch of five straight ranked teams. Sure, the team has had a penchant for fast starts and mediocre second halves in their past two seasons....

UMass looks to get back on track against Warriors Saturday

By Jay Asser

December 9, 2009


Filed under Hockey

With the familiar “fading down the stretch” talk surrounding the Massachusetts hockey team after three consecutive losses, the Minutemen will look to rebound and squash doubt when they host Merrimack on Saturday night at the Mullins Center. “You rebound by just getting back to the simple things...

Minutewomen host Vermont

By Neil Carroll

December 8, 2009


Filed under Women's Basketball

The Massachusetts women’s basketball team will face one of its toughest opponents this season tonight as it will host Vermont, a team that comes into the game with a 7-1 record and poses a formidable threat with leading scorers Courtnay Pilypaitis and May Kotsopoulos. Pilypaitis is a 6-foot-1 guard...

Perimeter shooting carrying Minutewomen

By Mike Mastone

December 8, 2009


Filed under Women's Basketball

After struggling with its long-range shooting in a one-point win over Villanova, the Massachusetts women’s basketball team made great strides in its perimeter game and now uses the 3-pointer as one of its primary weapons. Throughout the season, the Minutewomen made 3-pointers in several key situations...

Maine sweeps Providence over weekend

By Herb Scribner

December 8, 2009


Filed under Conference Notebooks

For Maine’s hockey team, things could not have gone better this past weekend in the Hockey East. The Black Bears completed a two-game sweep over Providence with 3-1 wins. A big difference in this game came from goalie Scott Darling, who earned Pure Hockey Co-Defensive Player of the Week honors....

Minutemen facing tough opponents over Winter Break

By Adam Miller

December 8, 2009


Filed under Men's Basketball

Massachusetts men’s basketball coach Derek Kellogg wanted most of his team’s games in neutral sites or on the road during winter break so the Minutemen would get to play at the Mullins Center plenty of times once students came back. In the meantime, Kellogg hopes to use the break to show UMass...

Calipari winning at Kentucky

By Chris Shores

December 8, 2009


Filed under Conference Notebooks

John Calipari is bringing Kentucky back to its winning ways quickly in his first year as head coach. The former Memphis coach led the Wildcats to an 8-0 start and a No. 4 ranking in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll. Kentucky solidified itself as contenders with its 68-66 win against North Carolina...

Minutemen lose to undefeated Seton Hall

By David Brinch

December 8, 2009


Filed under Men's Basketball

After putting together its best performance so far this season on Saturday, the Massachusetts basketball team fell way short against Seton Hall on the road Monday night, 86-68, snapping its two-game winning streak. The Minutemen cut a 35-point deficit to 18 after an abysmal first half in which they...

UMass teams drop meets against Yale and Northeastern

By Daniel Herberholz

December 7, 2009


Filed under Swimming & Diving

Despite competing in different places, the men and women came back with the same result. Two weeks after impressive showings at Boston University’s Terrier Invitational, the Massachusetts swim teams traveled for the first time this season to different locations. The men lost against Yale, 193-107,...

49ers upset Louisville out of national rankings

By Ben Lambert

December 7, 2009


Filed under Conference Notebooks

The Charlotte 49ers upset Louisville, 87-65, on Saturday to hand the Cardinals their worst loss at Freedom Hall in the last nine years. The 22-point margin was the widest in Rick Pitino’s tenure as head coach in Louisville. The game was Charlotte’s last visit to Freedom Hall, as the Cardinals...

Bonnies down pre-season favorite Marist

By Andrew Morrison

December 7, 2009


Filed under Conference Notebooks

The St. Bonaventure women’s basketball team took a decisive 61-43 victory on Sunday against visiting Marist. Senior Dana Mitchell was able to collect her seventh career double-double for the Bonnies with 22 points and a season high 10 rebounds in the win. Mitchell is now fourth on the all-time scoring...

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...