Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass claims early lead, Dainton strong in goal as UMass hold off No. 2 BU

By Nick O'Malley

October 18, 2009


Filed under Hockey

Tying his career-high in saves, Paul Dainton put on a spectacular performance in net for the Massachusetts Hockey team, laying the foundation for the team’s upset of No. 2 Boston University. The junior goalkeeper saved 39 shots as the Minutemen shocked the Terriers. After coming out to an early...

Minutemen upset defending national champions, No. 2 Boston University

By Jay Asser

October 18, 2009


Filed under Hockey

On Friday night at the Mullins Center, 8,123 fans witnessed a down to the wire thriller which ultimately resulted in the home team coming out on top. Paul Dainton provided strong play in goal while Will Ortiz put in the deciding score in a 3-2 upset by the Massachusetts hockey team over defending...

Minutewomen drop two games this weekend to begin Atlantic 10 play

By Mike Gillmeister

October 18, 2009


Filed under Field Hockey

Stranger things have happened to the No. 10 Massachusetts field hockey team, but this past weekend added insult to injury both literally and figuratively. After sweeping Atlantic 10 Conference play last season, UMass dropped games against Temple and Saint Joseph’s this past weekend by a combined...

UMass snaps streak of five straight halves without scoring in a 2-0 win over Saint Joseph’s on Sunday

By Adam Miller

October 18, 2009


Filed under Men's Soccer

When a team has one goal in five weeks, it doesn't take much to earn a victory. The Massachusetts men's soccer team didn't take any chances when it struck twice in its 2-0 win over Saint Joseph's on Sunday. The Minutemen (5-4-3, 2-2-0 Atlantic 10) penetrated the Hawks' (0-11-0, 0-3-0 A-10) defense...

UMass increases chances of making A-10 Tournament with 3-2 win against Rhode Island

By Steve Levine

October 18, 2009


Filed under Women's Soccer

Last weekend’s highly anticipated Homecoming games did not disappoint the student masses and alumni here to see UMass victories. The Massachusetts women’s soccer team, more concerned with getting their season back on track than extending the weekend successes, achieved both as they defeated Rhode...

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...