Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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...

Women’s soccer look to defeat Xavier, keep playoff hopes alive

By Mike Mastone

October 22, 2009


Filed under Women's Soccer

The Massachusetts women’s soccer team hits the road this weekend to Xavier play and undefeated Dayton aiming for one last late season surge. Adams can spark a deeper offense   The Minutewomen currently sit at ninth in the Atlantic 10 and improved their conference record to 3-4-0 after defeating Rhode I...

Adams can spark a deeper offense

By Steve Levine

October 22, 2009


Filed under Women's Soccer

When the Massachusetts’ women’s soccer team welcomed Atlantic 10 rival Rhode Island to Rudd Field last Thursday, the aches of a four-game losing streak were not welcome. Mired by inconsistent offense, the Minutewomen were desperate to break their losing streak to a Rams team low in the A-10 standings....

Minutemen Swimming/Diving to take on Army

By Jeffrey Engmann

October 22, 2009


Filed under Swimming & Diving

The Massachusetts swimming and diving teams travel to Westpoint, New York this weekend to compete in a dual meet against Army. The Minutemen are coming off a victory against a strong Boston University program last weekend, and hope to carry that momentum in their next matchup. UMass edged the Terriors...

UMass hungry for more fish heads

By Pete Vasquez

October 22, 2009


Filed under Crew

A week after competing against the world’s best rowers in steady snowfall, the Massachusetts rowing team feels ready to face the rain forecasted for this weekend as it travels to Saratoga, N.Y., for the Head of the Fish race. This course may be shorter than last week’s with fewer sharp turns,...

UMass women’s club hockey to take on Holy Cross

By Geena Lombardi

October 22, 2009


Filed under Club Sports

For the first time in Massachusetts history, the women’s club hockey team will face off against Holy Cross on Oct. 24. The matchup will occur on the Crusader’s home turf in Worcester, MA. This Saturday’s game will be the first time a majority of the Minutewomen will get their first minutes on...

UMass Rugby defeats URI, prepare for playoffs

By Dan Gigliotti

October 22, 2009


Filed under Club Sports

A strong second half propelled the Massachusetts club rugby team to a win against Rhode Island and a top seed in the New England Rugby Football Union playoffs. The Minutemen have little time to celebrate, however, as they jump into playoff action this Saturday against Bentley. UMass (5-1) was persistent...

UM travels to take on defending national champs

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

October 21, 2009


Filed under Football

When Richmond traveled to Amherst last fall, they walked away with a 30-15 victory on its way to a Football Championship Subdivision National Title. Offensive line stepping up For the Massachusetts football team, it limped away with a snapped 16-game home winning streak, a spoiled homecoming and a torn MCL for...

Offensive line stepping up

By Nick O'Malley

October 21, 2009


Filed under Football

Despite starting eight different players across the offensive line, including four at right guard, and losing its top running back to injury, the ground game for the No. 14 Massachusetts football team has not skipped a beat all season. Through the team’s first six games, the Minutemen have had four...