Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Pitching key to UMass first series win of season

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

April 11, 2010

Starting pitching, once again, proved to be the difference in the Massachusetts baseball team’s first series win of the season. The three main Minutemen starters took the mound this past weekend, two of which played late into the game, while the other was pulled early. The final scores correlated to e...

Plourde, Bettencourt lead UMass to ninth straight win

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

April 9, 2010

The Massachusetts softball team now stands alone atop the Atlantic 10 standings. Coupled with Fordham’s sweep over St. Louis, UMass’ weekend sweep over Charlotte leaves the Minutewomen as the only remaining team with a perfect record in A-10 play. UMass’ win (25-7, 8-0 A-10) was led over ...

Minutewomen finish road trip against Duquesne

By Herb Scribner

April 9, 2010

There’s no denying that the Massachusetts women’s lacrosse team has picked up its season while competing on the road. After obtaining a 3-4 record from their first seven games (five home, two away), the Minutewomen traveled to Stony Brook to begin a six-game road trip. The first five games on...

Defense key to victory

By Jay Asser

April 9, 2010

Since beginning conference play, the Massachusetts women’s lacrosse team has followed the theory that the best offense is a good defense. Prior to opening their Atlantic 10 schedule, the Minutewomen (6-6, 3-3 A-10) struggled on offense, failing to reach double-digits in goals in six consecutive...

Minutewomen host Albany

By Kara Deyermenjian

April 9, 2010

The Massachusetts tennis team is coming off a string of solid victories as it takes on Albany at 2 p.m. this afternoon. These two squads are on complete opposite sides of spectrum when it comes to recent success. The Minutewomen are on a four-match winning streak with their most recent victory on...

UMass heads to Knecht Cup

By Eric Mansfield

April 9, 2010

The Massachusetts rowing team will travel to Camden, N.J., for the Knecht Cup this weekend, a regatta that will include 27 first varsity crews and 50 overall. UMass coach Jim Dietz said of the 27 first varsity crews, his team will be ranked third or fourth, while the second varsity crew will be fourth...

UMass to host 9-Way Meet

By Michael Counos

April 9, 2010

The Massachusetts track and field teams will host the Nine-Way Meet this weekend in Amherst. UMass will be competing against Albany, Amherst, Holy Cross, Hartford, Trinity, Central Connecticut State University, Boston College, Williams and Yale. Both the men’s and women’s teams began the season...

Towson defeats UMBC on Wednesday

By David Martin

April 8, 2010

In a classic give-and-take game, Tim Stratton’s hat trick proved to be the deciding factor in the Towson men’s lacrosse team’s second straight win as it beat UMBC, 10-7, on Wednesday evening. Stratton, a junior attacker for the Tigers (3-5), proved to be the team’s best player of the game...

St. Joseph’s falls short to La Salle in double-overtime

By Kara Deyermenjian

April 8, 2010

Mary Elizabeth Klepper of the Saint Joseph’s women’s lacrosse team scored the game-tying goal against La Salle with 48 seconds left in regulation to send her team into overtime last Thursday, but the Hawks couldn’t pull off the victory, despite battling through two overtimes.  The Explorers...

Minutewomen topple state rival Terriers in home-opener, 3-0

By Adam Miller

April 7, 2010

Seven innings, two hits, 15 strikeouts. Not bad pitching by most standards, except for Massachusetts softball coach Elaine Sortino. It was just another B- performance, because pitcher Sara Plourde allowed a hit to the nation’s best hitter, April Setterlund, who came in with a .595 average. It didn’t...

Plourde shuts down top hitter in the country in Setterlund

By Geena Lombardi

April 7, 2010

The Massachusetts softball team’s starting pitcher Sara Plourde came out on top Wednesday afternoon, as she faced the No. 1 hitter in the nation, April Setterlund. Plourde held off Boston University’s star hitter, allowing one single from her for the entire game, as the Minutewomen (23-7, 6-0...

Minutemen drop fifth straight to visiting Huskies

By Steve Levine

April 7, 2010

26 runs, 34 hits and nine home runs. The Massachusetts baseball team hoped it could be on the better end of both teams’ offensive outbursts, but instead, the Minutemen fell to Connecticut, 15-11 in the final game of a home-and-home Wednesday afternoon. After Minuteman pitcher Isaac Oakley surrendered...