Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Special teams still a work in progress for UMass

By Dan Gigliotti

November 3, 2010

Special teams can often be the difference between a win and a loss in any football game, with the incalculable force of momentum seeming to shift more during kicking and punting plays than any other play. For Massachusetts, special teams are an anomaly, proving to be its biggest asset at times and at o...

Minutemen take on Judges in preseason game Thursday

By Herb Scribner

November 3, 2010

Fans of the Massachusetts men’s basketball team won’t have to wait until next Friday to get a glimpse at the Minutemen. UMass will hold an exhibition game against Brandeis on Thursday night at the Mullins Center at 7 p.m. “This is our first exhibition game and it’s an opportunity for us to play ...

Minutewomen take on Bonnies in A-10 tournament Thursday

By Michael Counos

November 3, 2010

For the 11th time in team history, the Massachusetts women’s soccer team has made the Atlantic 10 tournament, as it squares off with St. Bonaventure this Thursday. UMass finished the season 8-10 and 5-4 in A-10 play en route to a No. 5 seed in its second-consecutive tournament berth. The Minutew...

Consistency is key for UMass

By David Martin

November 3, 2010

As the Massachusetts women’s soccer team prepares to enter its second consecutive Atlantic 10 tournament against St. Bonaventure on Thursday, one thing remains certain in their game plan. Consistency is key. The Minutewomen are going to need strong, consistent play from all areas of the field in o...

Minutewomen best sports story of semester at UMass

By Adam Miller

November 2, 2010

UMass Field Hockey @ La Salle from Daily Collegian on Vimeo. Just one week after covering the Massachusetts football team’s game against New Hampshire at Gillette Stadium, I hit the road again for Comedy Central hosts Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert’s “Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear” in Wash...

Charlotte drops first conference match

By Stephen Sellner

November 2, 2010

Tyler Witmer netted the game-winning goal in a double-overtime thriller, pushing Temple past Charlotte, 2-1. The sophomore beat 49ers goalkeeper Gavin Dawson to clinch the victory, set up by a downfield pass from freshman Will Mayhew. Charlotte tied the contest in the 88th minute after trailin...

Atlantic 10 tournament set to begin

By Pete Vasquez

November 2, 2010

With its postseason berth uncertain, one thing was a must for the Richmond field hockey team: win both home games and secure a spot in the final four. Only two seeds remained open as Massachusetts and Lock Haven already solidified their spots as the first two seeds in the Atlantic 10 tournament. Bar...

Villanova moves into tie for best conference record

By Scott Cournoyer

November 2, 2010

Thanks to a 28-7 victory over Richmond on Saturday, Villanova moved into a three-way tie for the best record in the Colonial Athletic Association. The win marks the Wildcats’ third-straight victory, continuing a home winning streak that now stands at 15, including 23 wins in the last 24 home games. ...

Merrimack stuns Boston College behind Cannata

By Stephen Sellner

November 2, 2010

Joe Cannata’s 31 saves lifted Merrimack past the defending national champion Boston College, 4-2, on Saturday night. Jesse Todd gave the Warriors an early lead, scoring on a power play 4:14 into the game. BC goalkeeper Parker Milner saved Carter Madsen’s backhand shot, but Todd finished the rebound for his ...

Wingo earns weekly conference honors

By Jackson Alexander

November 2, 2010

Charlotte’s Macky Wingo was named the Atlantic 10 Women’s Soccer Player of the Week, while Richmond’s Becca Wann and La Salle’s Renee Washington shared the Rookie of the Week award. Wingo scored five goals in two games this week and helped her team take the top spot in the conference tournamen...

Video: Minutewomen clinch first seed in conference tourney

By Adam Miller

November 2, 2010

UMass Field Hockey @ La Salle from Daily Collegian on Vimeo. PHILADELPHIA – The Massachusetts field hockey team clinched the first seed in the Atlantic 10 tournament by extending its winning streak to nine games with wins over West Chester and La Salle during the weekend. UMass (13-6, 7-0 A-10) finished its conf...