Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Nelson, Havens lead Minutemen in rout of Northeastern at McGuirk

By Nick O'Malley

November 7, 2009


Filed under Football

For the third week in a row, Kyle Havens was pulled from the game for senior Scott Woodward for performance reasons. But this time it was a good thing, as the Massachusetts football team returned to form Saturday in a 37-7 blowout of Northeastern. The Minutemen (5-4, 3-3 Colonial Athletic Associa...

Minutemen sweep home-and-home with Purple Eagles

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

November 6, 2009


Filed under Hockey

With two come-from-behind wins over Niagara over the weekend, the Massachusetts hockey team bounced back after its first loss of the season last weekend to Providence. Sunday afternoon, the No. 19 Minutemen fell behind 1-0 in the first period at Niagara before pulling out a 4-2 win over the w...

UMass takes on Purple Eagles in home-and-home

By Nick O'Malley

November 5, 2009


Filed under Hockey

The No. 19 Massachusetts hockey team takes a break from Hockey East play this weekend with a home-and-home series against Niagara. The Minutemen host the Purple Eagles on Friday, and travel to Niagara Sunday for an afternoon game UMass (4-1-0, 3-1-0 Hockey East) is off to one of its best starts in...

Scoring offense paying off for Minutemen

By Jay Asser

November 5, 2009


Filed under Hockey

If Niagara doesn’t limit the Massachusetts hockey team’s power-play opportunities this weekend, it could be in for a long day, unlike the many closely contested games the team has played in this season. The Minutemen (4-1-0, 3-1-0 Hockey East) and Purple Eagles (0-5-1, 0-0-0 College Hockey America)...

Minutemen take on Binghampton at Boyden gym

By Daniel Herberholz

November 5, 2009


Filed under Swimming & Diving

When young college students get sick, they tend to visit home. With the Massachusetts men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams are fighting various illnesses, they face a different sort of homecoming. Facing a SUNY-Binghamton team coached by two former Minutemen, both the Minutemen and Minutewomen...

Minutewomen competing in Dartmouth Head Regatta

By Neil Carroll

November 5, 2009


Filed under Crew

As the temperature gets colder and the season starts to change, the Massachusetts crew team rows on in its fall season. However, this week the UMass lineup will be sporting a different look. The Minutewomen will be competing in the Dartmouth Head Regatta in Hanover, N.H. on Saturday, but the race...

Minutemen host Dowling in exhibition

By Adam Miller

November 5, 2009


Filed under Men's Basketball

It’s just an exhibition game. Regardless of what happens, Saturday’s match-up isn’t going to make a difference and the statistics aren’t going to count. But after nearly losing to Dowling in 2008, Massachusetts men’s basketball coach Derek Kellogg’s first game as a head coach, he wants...

UMass hosts regional tournament

By Dan Gigliotti

November 5, 2009


Filed under Club Sports

Amherst hosts the four best Division II club rugby teams next Saturday, as the Northeast Regional Tournament begins this weekend and concludes next weekend. The No. 25 Massachusetts club rugby team hopes to be participating in those matches, as opposed to watching them, as it plays a quarterfinal...

A-10 tourney comes to Amherst

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

November 4, 2009


Filed under Field Hockey

Despite hosting the Atlantic 10 Tournament, the Massachusetts field hockey team almost missed out on the action that begins this Friday at Garber Field. But with two wins and some help this past weekend, the Minutewomen, who were ranked as high as No. 9 in the country at one point this season, squeaked...

Minutemen look to bounce back

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

November 4, 2009


Filed under Football

It’s been a struggle on the road the past two weeks for the Massachusetts football team. But when it returns home to McGuirk Stadium to face Northeastern on Saturday, UMass hopes to still remain perfect at home. The Minutemen (4-4, 2-3 Colonial Athletic Association) will also look to get its...

King, Blythe-Woods set to square off

By Pete Vasquez

November 4, 2009


Filed under Field Hockey

The Massachusetts field hockey team may enter this weekend’s conference tournament as the fourth seed, the lowest seed in the tournament. However if season statistics denote anything, it’s that the Richmond-UMass matchup on Friday is more evenly matched than your typical No. 1 seed vs. No. 4 seed.  UMass...

Minutewomen look for third-straight conference title

By Jay Asser

November 4, 2009


Filed under Field Hockey

In its last meeting, Richmond had the Massachusetts field hockey team’s number. The Spiders (11-8, 5-1 A-10), with the 1-0 win, handed the No. 19 Minutewomen their fourth straight loss and third shutout in that span. The contest marked the end of the worst stretch of the season for UMass, in...