Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Minutemen still looking for A-10 bid, travel to Dayton

By Adam Miller

February 26, 2010


Filed under Men's Basketball

Although getting an NCAA Tournament berth is out of the question, the Massachusetts men’s basketball team still has something to fight for: making the Atlantic 10 Tournament. The Minutemen (10-17, 4-9 A-10) are 1.5 games ahead of Saint Joseph’s, who is currently in 13th place. The top 12 teams...

UMass heads to Leadoff Classic for tournament action

By Geena Lombardi

February 26, 2010


Filed under Softball

Coming off of four wins at the Florida International University Combat Classic, the Massachusetts’ softball team looks to continue its dominating pitching and intense hitting this weekend at the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Leadoff Classic. The Minutewomen (4-1)  rank No. 20 in the USA...

Minutemen hope to stop freefall, take on Eagles

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

February 26, 2010


Filed under Hockey

It’s hard to ignore the past, when the past you’re facing is a five-game losing streak and a free fall in the conference standings. But for the Massachusetts hockey team, looking forward is all it is trying to do, as they travel to Boston College Friday night in hopes of staying in the top eight...

UM hosts Crimson Saturday afternoon

By Jay Asser

February 26, 2010


Filed under Women's Lacrosse

Every opponent the Massachusetts women’s lacrosse team has faced this season has opened their season against the Minutewomen. That trend will continue this Saturday, when UMass (2-2) takes on Harvard in the Crimson’s season opener. The contest marks the second of four straight home games for the...

Track and Field head to Boston for NEC’s

By Jeffrey Engmann

February 26, 2010


Filed under Track and Field

After placing fifth and seventh respectively at the Atlantic 10 Championships, several members of the men and women’s indoor track teams will head to Boston, Mass. to compete in this year’s New England Championships. The meet will take place at Boston University’s Track and Tennis Center on...

Minutewomen lose, 10-8, in slushy weather

By Jay Asser

February 25, 2010


Filed under Women's Lacrosse

On a rainy, slushy day, the Massachusetts women’s lacrosse team fell short in a defensive showdown against Boston University, suffering its first loss at home this season. BU entered McGuirk Stadium not having played a game this year, something UMass (2-2) dealt with in its prior two opponents,...

Hill, Benton to be honored at senior night

By Steve Levine

February 25, 2010


Filed under Women's Basketball

The abundant youth on the Massachusetts women’s basketball team has been the story from the start of the season. However, that will not be the case tonight as UMass will honor two of its most important players as they play their last games at the Mullins Center – seniors Diatiema Hill and Kim...

First half indicative of success in games

By Herb Scribner

February 25, 2010


Filed under Women's Lacrosse

There was a lack of sun, warmth and first half dominance for the Massachusetts women’s lacrosse team in yesterday’s 10-8 loss to Boston University. In the 2010 season, whenever the Minutewomen are down after the first half, they have ended up losing. “[At] the end of the first half, we let them...

Da Costa sparking Merrimack as a freshman

By Michael Counos

February 23, 2010


Filed under Conference Notebooks

Merrimack’s star freshman, Stephane Da Costa, may be having one of the best rookie seasons the Hockey East has seen in some time. After his game winning goal against Vermont on Saturday, he is currently second in points among all rookies in the country with 35 (13 goals, 22 assists). Merrimack (13-1...

Saint Joseph’s defeats Richmond at the buzzer

By Kara Deyermenjian

February 23, 2010


Filed under Conference Notebooks

Saint Joseph’s senior forward Brittany Ford hit a 15-foot baseline jumper with just 0.9 seconds left to play in Sunday’s game against Richmond to win, 67-66. The final moment of the game was the only time in the second half when the Hawks were able to take the lead, but it turned out to be all...

Terracciano, O’Donnell, Florence earn A-10 weekly honors

By Jay Asser

February 23, 2010


Filed under Women's Lacrosse

In earning wins against Holy Cross and Connecticut last week, the Massachusetts women’s lacrosse team received strong performances from three different areas of the field. Freshman Lauren Terracciano and sophomores Jesse O’Donnell and Katie Florence led the Minutewomen to a 2-1 record with back-to-back...

Five teams in A-10 have chance at Big Dance

By Adam Miller

February 23, 2010


Filed under Conference Notebooks, Sports Columns

One of these things is not like the others. The Atlantic Coast Conference, Big 12, Big East, Atlantic 10 and Big Ten are all predicted by ESPN bracketologist Joe Lunardi to have five or more teams going to the NCAA Tournament. Out of the five mentioned conferences, the A-10 is the only one that...