Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Defense picks on Albany in rout

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

September 13, 2009


Filed under Football

Last year, Albany jumped out to an early 9-0 lead over the Massachusetts football team. This year, they didn’t have a chance as the No. 17 Minutemen defense set the tone from the second that Great Danes quarterback Vinny Esposito got the ball. Senior Brandon Collier went untouched through the Al...

Defense wreaks havoc on Great Danes, force five turnovers

By Nick O'Malley

September 13, 2009


Filed under Football

In its 44-7 win Saturday night, the No. 17 Massachusetts football team needed little help on offense. But with five turnovers from Albany, the Minutemen got all the opportunities they needed. Starting with a Brandon Collier forced fumble on the first play from scrimmage for the Great Danes, the Minutemen...

Minutemen stay winless, pick up two ties in Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Classic

By Adam Miller

September 13, 2009


Filed under Men's Soccer

Forty minutes of extra time wasn’t enough for the Massachusetts men’s soccer team to decide either of its two games this weekend. The Minutemen are still looking for their first win after tying both games of the Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Classic. They finished yesterday’s game in a 1-1 draw...

Alesha Widdall post back-to-back shutouts in weekend sweep

By Mike Gillmeister

September 13, 2009


Filed under Field Hockey

Some say the best offense is a good defense – especially when the defense does the scoring. The No. 15 Massachusetts field hockey team extended its winning streak to three after shutting out No. 12 James Madison (2-2) and Albany (3-1) this past weekend. Junior Makaela Potts scored her second...

Minutewomen take second tie in as many games, still without a goal

By Steve Levine

September 13, 2009


Filed under Women's Soccer

For the Massachusetts women’s soccer team, the best offense is a good defense. But when the offense doesn’t score, matches just cannot be won. And in the case of the scoreless Massachusetts women’s soccer team, that is why they are still winless. On Sunday, the Minutewomen traveled to New Hampshire...

Doc Schneider drafted, helps Toronto Nationals to MLL Championship

By Adam Miller

September 13, 2009


Filed under Men's Lacrosse

As one of the top goalies in the nation, Doc Schneider never got to watch much lacrosse playing for the Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team. It’s a different story being a rookie for the Toronto Nationals. The New York native was the 13th selection in the 2009 Major League Lacrosse draft after...

Minutemen to play at Michigan in 2010

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

September 13, 2009


Filed under Football

When the Massachusetts football team traveled to Texas Tech University last September, the Minutemen set a record for most fans (53,190) to see a UMass sporting event. But that number should disappear soon, as UMass and Michigan agreed to a contract earlier this summer to play in Ann Arbor, Mich. in...

Dick McPherson inducted into College Football Hall of Fame

By Nick O'Malley

September 13, 2009


Filed under Football

While Massachusetts coach Kevin Morris begins his career at the helm for the Minutemen, a UMass coaching legend has been enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame. Former coach Dick McPherson, who led the Minutemen to four Yankee Conference Championships in his seven years at UMass, was one of...

Derek Kellogg creates challenging schedule to gain national exposure

By Adam Miller

September 10, 2009


Filed under Basketball

Derek Kellogg will only schedule games that are beneficial to the Massachusetts men’s basketball team. By the second-year coach’s definition, that means they need to potentially get the Minutemen on national TV. If it isn’t receiving national attention, he wants the game to be somewhere in Massachusetts...

Justine Sowry, Alesha Widdall go international

By Mike Gillmeister

September 10, 2009


Filed under Field Hockey

In recent years, members of the Massachusetts women’s field hockey team who have participated in international play have faired better when returning to college. Most recently, sophomore goalkeeper Alesha Widdall and UMass coach Justine Sowry both took part in the 2009 Junior World Cup, held at Harvar...

No. 15 Minutewomen hope to keep wins coming

By Jay Asser

September 10, 2009


Filed under Field Hockey

Coming off a big upset win over previously ranked No. 9 Iowa, the Massachusetts field hockey team heads to Albany this weekend to take on two tough opponents in its first road trip of the season. After leaping from No. 17 to 15 in the Kookaburra/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll, the Minutewomen...

Cross country looks to upperclassmen to get back to A-10’s

By Mike Mastone

September 10, 2009


Filed under Cross Country

  The Massachusetts cross country teams will travel to New Hampshire for the Dartmouth Invitational on Saturday, with the men looking to take their first step towards back-to-back Atlantic 10 titles. The Minutemen, who edged Duquesne by one point at last season’s A-10 Championships, will face...