Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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...

Rams come to Rudd in A-10 rivalry match-up

By David Brinch

October 21, 2009


Filed under Men's Soccer

The Massachusetts men’s soccer team and Rhode Island played the same opponents last weekend in the second week of Atlantic 10 play. While the Rams defeated both teams, the Minutemen came away with one win, and will look to keep their momentum rolling when they take on URI Saturday afternoon at Rudd...

Defense turning into scoring for UMass

By Adam Miller

October 21, 2009


Filed under Men's Soccer

It’s no secret that Massachusetts men’s soccer coach Sam Koch spends most of his effort focusing on the defense. His coaching style makes it possible for UMass (5-4-3, 2-2-0 Atlantic 10) to replace almost the entire backfield with new players or veterans who didn’t see much time last season...

UMass to take on Spiders, need conference win

By Mike Gillmeister

October 21, 2009


Filed under Field Hockey

After losing both games against non-ranked conference opponents this past weekend and dropping six spots in the NFHCA/Kookaburra Division I Poll, Massachusetts field hockey coach Justine Sowry strayed from her usual practice routine. The sixteenth-ranked Minutewomen instead played a care-free game of...

Minutewomen want to get back on track

By Jay Asser

October 21, 2009


Filed under Field Hockey

The Massachusetts field hockey team did something this weekend that it hadn’t done since the middle of the 2007 season. For the first time in two years, the Minutewomen (9-6, 0-2 Atlantic 10) dropped three straight contests. Uncharacteristically for UMass, two of the teams it fell against were A-10...

Minutewomen look to continue ’08 success

By Geena Lombardi

October 20, 2009


Filed under Hockey

As tryouts and preseason practices come to a close for the Massachusetts women’s club hockey team, “doing work” is the main theme in mind for this team. Do work is the motto they live by, practice by, play by and win by. The 16-7-2-1 team ranked second in the Eastern Collegiate Women’s Hockey...

No. 13 Charlotte continues winning

By Herb Scribner

October 20, 2009


Filed under Conference Notebooks

The No. 13 Charlotte men’s soccer team in the Atlantic 10 conference continued its success this past weekend, when defender Nathan Mathers earned the nod from College Soccer News as part of the National Team of the Week. Mathers and the 49ers (8-1-3, 2-0-1 A-10) competed this weekend against Saint...

Richmond field hockey on surge

By Dan Gigliotti

October 20, 2009


Filed under Conference Notebooks

The Richmond field hockey team has yet to let up a goal in conference play, as it stands atop the Atlantic 10 leader board, breaking the .500 mark for the first time all season. The Spiders (8-7, 3-0 A-10) dealt shutout losses to La Salle and West Chester last weekend and have now outscored conference...

Richmond pulls come from behind victory

By Neil Carroll

October 20, 2009


Filed under Conference Notebooks

The No. 1 Richmond football team was losing 17-10 at halftime on the road against Maine, but pulled off a 38-21 victory after the Spiders held the Black Bears scoreless until the last two minutes of the second half. Richmond’s defense completely shut down Maine’s running game in the second half...

Hailey Beam named to College Soccer Team of the Week

By Geena Lombardi

October 20, 2009


Filed under Conference Notebooks

On top of two victories from this past weekend, Charlotte senior midfielder Hailey Beam was also named to the Women’s College Soccer Team of the Week by TopDrawerSports.com. In the 49ers’ (13-2-1, 7-0-1 A-10) win over Richmond and George Washington, Beam helped out with one goal and four assists. Friday’s...