Massachusetts Daily Collegian

After week off, UMass hopes to keep streak alive

By David Brinch

March 5, 2010


Filed under Men's Lacrosse

A week off in the beginning of a season could help a team rest and mentally prepare for the rest of their campaign. For the Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team, they hope their time off benefits them when they take on Yale Friday evening at 7 p.m. at Reese Stadium. “We were fired up to play a...

UMass to compete in ECAC, IC4A Championship meets

By Michael Wood

March 4, 2010


Filed under Track and Field

At Boston University’s Track and Tennis Center last weekend, the Massachusetts men’s and women’s track teams competed in the New England Championship and each took sixth place. The event left both teams feeling confident and eager going into competition this Saturday. This weekend, the team...

Minutemen risk missing A-10 Tournament with loss

By David Brinch

March 4, 2010


Filed under Men's Basketball

The Massachusetts men’s basketball team might now have to try to clinch an Atlantic 10 Tournament birth without one of its best players, and could rely on another team losing just to get by. The Minutemen (10-19, 4-11 A-10) fell to La Salle Wednesday night, 89-78, at the Tom Gola Arena, and lost...

Minutewomen to face Spiders in A-10 Tournament

By Steve Levine

March 4, 2010


Filed under Women's Basketball

It is not the same game or the same team from mid-January. The Massachusetts women’s basketball team will play its first game of the A-10 tournament Friday against Richmond. In their only other meeting this year, the Spiders defeated the Minutewomen, 73-62, at the Mullins Center Jan. 16. UMass...

Minutewomen drop to New Hampshire, 11-8

By Herb Scribner

March 4, 2010


Filed under Women's Lacrosse

The Massachusetts women’s lacrosse team lost its third straight game to New Hampshire yesterday afternoon, 11-8. The Minutewomen (2-4) came out firing after the opening whistle, scoring two goals within the first three minutes of play. Midfielder Haley Smith knocked in her sixth goal of the season...

Minutewomen head to USF for invitational

By Adam Miller

March 4, 2010


Filed under Softball

No matter how successful the Massachusetts softball team is, it tends to struggle the most at the beginning of the season. At the same time last year, the Minutewomen came out of their second invitational of the season 2-3, but eventually won two straight games against Nebraska and DePaul. No. 24...

Atlantic 10 Tournament begins

By Neil Carroll

March 4, 2010


Filed under Women's Basketball

The postseason is here as the women’s Atlantic 10 tournament starts Friday, with familiar foes and a couple of new features. The location of the A-10 tournament used to be on a rotating schedule, changing from year-to-year, but the format has changed. From now on, all games in the tournament will...

Lack of scoring causing problems for UMass

By Jay Asser

March 4, 2010


Filed under Women's Lacrosse

For the third straight game, the Massachusetts women’s lacrosse team was held to under 10 goals. In all three cases, scoring under 10 goals resulted in a loss. Despite getting off to an early 5-2 lead in the first 10 minutes of the contest,  UMass couldn’t play consistently, scoring three more...

Minutewomen look to end home skid against UNH

By Jay Asser

March 2, 2010


Filed under Women's Lacrosse

Yet to earn a win in its four-game home stand, the Massachusetts women’s lacrosse team will attempt to break its losing streak when it hosts New Hampshire at McGuirk Stadium this afternoon. After winning its home opener against Holy Cross, UMass has had difficulty claiming a victory in Amherst in its l...

NCAA Tournament picture is clearer after weekend

By Adam Miller

March 2, 2010


Filed under Conference Notebooks, Sports Columns

The NCAA Tournament bubble got a little clearer for the Atlantic 10 over the weekend. Xavier topped Richmond in double-overtime and joined Temple in the Associated Press Top 25 poll, but the only thing that game affected was the seeding for the A-10 Tournament. Three of the four teams left on the...

Win over La Salle gives UMass a spot in A-10 tourney

By David Brinch

March 2, 2010


Filed under Men's Basketball

The Massachusetts men’s basketball team needs to do one thing in order to make it into the Atlantic 10 Tournament. Win – sooner, rather than later. The Minutemen (10-18, 4-10 A-10) take on La Salle in their final regular season road contest this Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Tom Gola Arena, in...

Minutewomen get back to the basics

By Herb Scribner

March 2, 2010


Filed under Women's Lacrosse

After suffering its second straight loss on Saturday, the Massachusetts women’s lacrosse team will look to improve aspects of its game when it faces New Hampshire this afternoon. “Our first three games were lop-sided in both directions,” UMass coach Alexis Venechanos said. “We’re really...