Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass heads to Knecht Cup

By Eric Mansfield

April 9, 2010

The Massachusetts rowing team will travel to Camden, N.J., for the Knecht Cup this weekend, a regatta that will include 27 first varsity crews and 50 overall. UMass coach Jim Dietz said of the 27 first varsity crews, his team will be ranked third or fourth, while the second varsity crew will be fourth...

UMass to host 9-Way Meet

By Michael Counos

April 9, 2010

The Massachusetts track and field teams will host the Nine-Way Meet this weekend in Amherst. UMass will be competing against Albany, Amherst, Holy Cross, Hartford, Trinity, Central Connecticut State University, Boston College, Williams and Yale. Both the men’s and women’s teams began the season...

Towson defeats UMBC on Wednesday

By David Martin

April 8, 2010

In a classic give-and-take game, Tim Stratton’s hat trick proved to be the deciding factor in the Towson men’s lacrosse team’s second straight win as it beat UMBC, 10-7, on Wednesday evening. Stratton, a junior attacker for the Tigers (3-5), proved to be the team’s best player of the game...

St. Joseph’s falls short to La Salle in double-overtime

By Kara Deyermenjian

April 8, 2010

Mary Elizabeth Klepper of the Saint Joseph’s women’s lacrosse team scored the game-tying goal against La Salle with 48 seconds left in regulation to send her team into overtime last Thursday, but the Hawks couldn’t pull off the victory, despite battling through two overtimes.  The Explorers...

Minutewomen topple state rival Terriers in home-opener, 3-0

By Adam Miller

April 7, 2010

Seven innings, two hits, 15 strikeouts. Not bad pitching by most standards, except for Massachusetts softball coach Elaine Sortino. It was just another B- performance, because pitcher Sara Plourde allowed a hit to the nation’s best hitter, April Setterlund, who came in with a .595 average. It didn’t...

Plourde shuts down top hitter in the country in Setterlund

By Geena Lombardi

April 7, 2010

The Massachusetts softball team’s starting pitcher Sara Plourde came out on top Wednesday afternoon, as she faced the No. 1 hitter in the nation, April Setterlund. Plourde held off Boston University’s star hitter, allowing one single from her for the entire game, as the Minutewomen (23-7, 6-0...

Minutemen drop fifth straight to visiting Huskies

By Steve Levine

April 7, 2010

26 runs, 34 hits and nine home runs. The Massachusetts baseball team hoped it could be on the better end of both teams’ offensive outbursts, but instead, the Minutemen fell to Connecticut, 15-11 in the final game of a home-and-home Wednesday afternoon. After Minuteman pitcher Isaac Oakley surrendered...

Bullpen to blame in UMass losses

By Pete Vasquez

April 7, 2010

In a 15-11 slugfest, it was the bullpen of the Massachusetts baseball team which exposed their season-long struggles. Three different relievers combined to surrender nine runs in just over three innings to give Connecticut the win on Wednesday afternoon. The game started well enough for the Minutemen...

Riding win streak, UMass hosts Tigers on Senior Day Saturday

By Mike Gillmeister

April 7, 2010

It took 47 years, but the Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team hosts Towson for the first time on Saturday afternoon in only the second meeting between the two teams. The No.7 Minutemen (7-2, 2-0 Colonial Athletic Association) are 1-0 against the Tigers (2-5, 1-0 CAA), and bring a four-game winning s...

Upperclassmen look to lead on Senior Day, rest of season

By David Brinch

April 7, 2010

On any team, senior leadership is essential to being successful. Just ask the Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team. Last season, the Minutemen (7-2, 2-0 Colonial Athletic Association) reached their 18th NCAA Tournament, thanks in part to a senior class that was one of UMass’ best ever. Goalkeeper...

Dawley hired as head coach for Minutewomen

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

April 7, 2010

The Massachusetts women’s basketball team has a new head coach, and it’s one that is expected to be around for some time. Just under a month after UMass announced it would not renew the contract of former coach Marnie Dacko, the athletic department signed Sharon Dawley, the former head coach at...

Plourde’s 1-hitter, 20 strikeouts lift UMass over BC

By Adam Miller

April 7, 2010

If there’s anything Massachusetts softball coach Elaine Sortino can complain about regarding her ace Sara Plourde’s performance against Boston College, it’s the double at the bottom of the sixth inning that ruined her no-hitter. But by any other barometer, Plourde still proved herself to be...