Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Minutewomen open Miami Thanksgiving Tournament with Rice

By Mike Mastone

November 24, 2009


Filed under Women's Basketball

Fresh off a victory over a strong Villanova squad, the Massachusetts women’s basketball team will travel to Florida and try for its second consecutive victory in an attempt to jump over the .500-mark as it takes on Rice in the first round of the Miami Thanksgiving Tournament. The Minutewomen (2-2)...

Nicole Jones leading UMass at both ends of the court

By Steve Levine

November 24, 2009


Filed under Women's Basketball

Questions surrounded the Minutewomen coming into the season, but Nicole Jones was not one of them. Massachusetts women’s basketball coach Marnie Dacko believes that her team’s success will rely heavily on defense throughout the season. Jones, a 6-foot-2 center from Rochester, N.Y., has provid...

Minutewomen split with Rhode Island

By Geena Lombardi

November 24, 2009


Filed under Club Sports

After four consecutive wins, the Massachusetts women’s hockey team could not keep the streak alive with a 7-2 loss to Rhode Island Friday night, followed by a 2-1 win Saturday night to wrap up the two-game series. Friday’s game began evenly played, with neither team scoring for the majority of...

UMass topple Terriers, on to Legends Classic Championships

By Herb Scribner

November 24, 2009


Filed under Men's Basketball

Coming off a blow-out victory over Arkansas-Fort Smith, the Massachusetts basketball team was looking to keep its winning ways alive, and did just that with a 85-63 victory over Saint Francis. A thick drama filled the Mullins Center during the game against the Terriers (0-4), despite a final score...

Kellogg sees signs of maturity from freshmen

By Adam Miller

November 24, 2009


Filed under Men's Basketball

When it comes to putting together a basketball team, inexperience cuts two ways. On one hand, a coach knows that there is plenty of time to get the new players accustomed to the system and there is usually plenty of promise. On the other hand, there are plenty of frustrating moments the coach has...

UMass seeks back-to-back wins

By David Brinch

November 24, 2009


Filed under Men's Basketball

Massachusetts basketball coach Derek Kellogg and the rest of the Minutemen will have a lot to be thankful for with a victory over St. Francis College tonight at the Mullins Center at 7 p.m. UMass is coming off a 94-68 victory over Division II Arkansas-Forth Smith, their first win of the season, and...

UMass breaks both school and personal records

By Daniel Herberholz

November 23, 2009


Filed under Swimming & Diving

It was a busy weekend in Boston for the Massachusetts swimming and diving teams. School records were broken in three different events as Jason Cook led the diving team with two more victories, and the swim team earned 22 top-five individual finishes. With dive in Cambridge for the Harvard Invite,...

Rising Minutemen look to take down Catamounts

By Nick O'Malley

November 23, 2009


Filed under Hockey

Coming off of its overtime win against then-No. 9 Yale, the Massachusetts hockey team looks to continue its hot streak and close the two-point lead held by New Hampshire and Boston College atop the Hockey East standings. The No. 11 Minutemen (8-2-0, 6-2-0 HEA) enter the matchup against the No. 18...

Minutemen face UVM to continue road trip

By Jay Asser

November 23, 2009


Filed under Hockey

With two nationally ranked opponents on the schedule for Thanksgiving week, the Massachusetts hockey team will look to continue its success on the road against Vermont at Gutterson Fieldhouse on Tuesday night. Leaving with a 4-3 overtime win over then-No. 9 Yale at Ingalls Rink in their last contest,...

UMass splits a pair of overtime games

By Herb Scribner

November 23, 2009


Filed under Club Sports

In the two back-to-back overtime games that the Massachusetts men’s club hockey team competed in this weekend, one resulted in a win and the other in a loss. Maine handed the Minutemen (13-3-0) a 4-3 loss at the Mullins Center, marking the second loss on home ice for UMass. The Black Bears (7-6-0)...

Gurley, Riley give spark off bench for Minutemen

By David Brinch

November 22, 2009


Filed under Men's Basketball

In order for any basketball team to be successful, it must have a bench it can rely on to generate offense when the starting five is not in the game, or struggling to create opportunities. The Massachusetts basketball team displayed how it can effectively score through its depth, contributing 44 poi...

Jones leads Minutewomen over Villanova with career game

By Neil Carroll

November 22, 2009


Filed under Women's Basketball

Sophomore Nicole Jones redeemed herself in the second game of the weekend for the Massachusetts women’s basketball team by recording career highs with 22 points and 12 rebounds in Sunday afternoon’s 55-47 victory over Villanova. Jones had great success against the Wildcats’ (2-1) defense, as she c...