Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Minutemen pitching going the distance

By Pete Vasquez

March 29, 2010

Filed under Baseball

Dominant – the one word consistently used by coach Mike Stone to label the past two pitching performances he witnessed from his Massachusetts baseball team. The pitching staff has been the Achilles’ heel the entire season...

Minutemen win first ever CAA game, upset No. 6 Hofstra

By Mike Gillmeister

March 28, 2010

Filed under Men's Lacrosse

Massachusetts men’s lacrosse coach Greg Cannella got solid production from all over the field as the No.18 Minutemen knocked off No.6 Hofstra, 11-9, Saturday afternoon. UMass (6-2, 1-0 CAA) broke open their first game in ...

Minutemen use strengths in victory over Pride

By Mike Gillmeister

March 28, 2010

Filed under Men's Lacrosse

As of March 25, the No. 18 Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team topped the Colonial Athletic Association in per-game totals of caused turnovers, goals and ground balls. In their 11-9 win over No. 6 Hofstra, the Minutemen effectively...

Plourde, Sanders hold George Washington hitless in doubleheader

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

March 28, 2010

Filed under Softball

A doubleheader can’t go much worse for a team. Luckily for the Massachusetts softball team, they were on the better side of the doubleheader at George Washington, holding the Colonials hitless in both games. In Game 1, pi...

UMass opens A-10 schedule with pair of wins

By Jay Asser

March 28, 2010

Filed under Women's Lacrosse

The opening of its Atlantic 10 schedule was just what the Massachusetts women’s lacrosse team needed to break free of its recent struggles. After dropping five of their last six games, the Minutewomen (5-6, 2-0 A-10) swept conference foes Richmond and George Washingt...

UMass takes one of three from St. Joe’s as conference play begins

By Steve Levine

March 28, 2010

Filed under Baseball

A difficult start to the season was compounded last weekend as the Massachusetts baseball team lost a frustrating series to St. Joseph’s University to open conference play. On Saturday, the Minutemen (2-11, 1-2 Atlantic 10) s...

Minutemen set to play first ever CAA conference game

By David Brinch

March 25, 2010

Filed under Men's Lacrosse

Despite the outcome, the Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team will turn a page in its history Saturday afternoon, when they host Hofstra at Garber Field at 1 p.m. The No. 18 Minutemen (5-2) will take on the No. 6 Pride (4-1),...

With strong offense, defense still key for Mintuemen

By Mike Gillmeister

March 25, 2010

Filed under Men's Lacrosse

Coming into this season, Massachusetts men’s lacrosse coach Greg Cannella knew he had a strong defense. However, now approaching his first conference game in the Colonial Athletic Conference, Cannella’s defensive approach...

Plourde dominates in the circle, leads nation in strikeouts

By Geena Lombardi

March 25, 2010

Filed under Softball

The Massachusetts softball team’s starting pitcher Sara Plourde is living up to high expectations. The sophomore currently leads the country in strikeouts this season with 236 in 128 innings and her strong performance in...

Minutewomen begin A-10 schedule with double header with colonials

By Adam Miller

March 25, 2010

Filed under Softball

Most softball coaches would be thrilled to see their team come out of a weekend with a 4-3 record. Massachusetts coach Elaine Sortino is not one of them. Sortino extended practice by over half an hour on Wednesday to focus...

Minutemen looking for first win at home

By Pete Vasquez

March 23, 2010

Filed under Baseball

After a nine-game road trip, the Massachusetts baseball team is eager to play its first home game and hopes that its first win of the season follows. The Minutemen went winless on a Midwest trip that featured three series against...

Minutemen edge out victory over Brown

By David Brinch

March 23, 2010

Filed under Men's Lacrosse

Going into the 2010 season, the Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team wondered who would step up and account for the losses of Tim Balise and Jim Connelly on the offensive side of the ball. Sophomore attackman Art Kell did just...