Massachusetts Daily Collegian

With DeSantis out, Henshaw, Amick step up

By David Brinch

October 18, 2009

Filed under Men's Soccer

Even without their leading scorer, the Massachusetts soccer team generated two scores in a win Sunday over Saint Joseph’s and a double overtime loss to Temple on Friday. Senior forward Mark DeSantis, who has been out with an illness, did not see action in this weekend’s matchups. DeSantis also sat out ...

Minutewomen head to Philadelphia for two-game series against Temple, St. Joe’s

By Jay Asser

October 15, 2009

Filed under Field Hockey

The Massachusetts field hockey team heads to Philadelphia, Penn. this weekend to take on two Atlantic 10 opponents in Saint Joseph’s and Temple to open up conference play. Being the only team yet to play an A-10 game, UMass coach Justine Sowry is eager to dive into the conference which she feels...

Penalty corners, team health to decide UM’s games in Philadelphia

By Mike Gillmeister

October 15, 2009

Filed under Field Hockey

Familiarity plays a big role when breaking down opponents. It’s common sense that knowing an opponent’s tendencies makes them an easier team to beat. The No. 10 Massachusetts field hockey team is 16-1 against Atlantic 10 Conference opponents since UMass coach Justine Sowry became head coach an...

Goals coming at a premium in A-10 play for Minutewomen

By Steve Levine

October 15, 2009

Filed under Women's Soccer

At this point in the season, wins are at a premium for the Massachusetts women’s soccer team. After a 2-0 start in the Altantic 10 schedule, UMass promptly turned the other way, losing its last three conference games. Now five games remain before the start of the A-10 Championships, a four-day tournament...

Time running out for Napoli, Minutewomen

By Mike Mastone

October 15, 2009

Filed under Women's Soccer

After dropping a 3-2 decision to Fordham on Sunday, the Massachusetts women’s soccer team is now winless in four overtime contests this season. The Minutewomen (3-8-2, 2-4-0 Atlantic-10) came back from a 2-0 score to tie the game at the 75:37-mark on a goal by redshirt junior Sydney Stoll, but could...

UMass downs URI at home to stay undefeated

By Ben Lambert

October 15, 2009

Filed under Tennis

The Massachusetts tennis team avenged last year’s loss in a dominating fashion yesterday, as it defeated the Rhode Island Rams 7-0 at home in Amherst. UMass (3-0) stayed undefeated with the win, while also handing Rhode Island (3-1) their first loss of the season. “This was a really good win ...

UMass gears up for season in the pool

By Jeffrey Engmann

October 15, 2009

Filed under Sports

The coaches’ voices were barely audible, as practice continued to go on in Boyden Gym. The sounds that filled the air as both the men’s and women’s swimming teams prepared for their first race of the season were that of hard work. The Massachusetts’ swimming and diving teams were preparing for...

Head of the Charles up next for UMass

By Neil Carroll

October 15, 2009

Filed under Crew

This weekend, the University of Massachusetts crew team travels 90 miles east on the Massachusetts Turnpike to take part in the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston, which is the most important race the Minutewomen will compete in this year. In the biggest race for UMass this weekend, sophomore Julia...

Coast Guard hands UMass first loss of season

By Dan Gigliotti

October 15, 2009

Filed under Club Sports

The oddly-shaped rugby ball is known to take some strange hops and the University of Massachusetts club rugby team felt the misfortune of that last Saturday at Coast Guard Academy. The Minutemen look to bounce back this weekend against Rhode Island. On a blustery day in New London, Conn., the wind...

UM, UNH meet in Homecoming Game

By Nick O'Malley

October 14, 2009

Filed under Football

After suffering a 43-27 loss to Delaware last week, the No. 18 Massachusetts football team faces its toughest challenge of the season Saturday, as it faces off against No. 4 New Hampshire on Homecoming Day. The Minutemen (3-2, 1-1 Colonial Athletic Association), look to bounce back after giving up...