Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Defense holds down A-10’s top offense

By Herb Scribner

April 11, 2010

Filed under Women's Lacrosse

While the Massachusetts women’s lacrosse offense outclassed St. Bonaventure 11-6, including a four-goal run to end the first half, it was the defense that won the game for the Minutewomen on Sunday. The defensive side for UMass (7...

Minutemen take first series of the season

By Pete Vasquez

April 11, 2010

Filed under Baseball

Just a few hours after losing to Richmond, the Massachusetts baseball team rebounded to win the deciding game of a three-game series, 6-3, on Sunday afternoon at Earl Lorden Field. Jared Freni got the win for the Minutemen (4-18,...

Pitching key to UMass first series win of season

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

April 11, 2010

Filed under Baseball

Starting pitching, once again, proved to be the difference in the Massachusetts baseball team’s first series win of the season. The three main Minutemen starters took the mound this past weekend, two of which played late into the g...

Plourde, Bettencourt lead UMass to ninth straight win

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

April 9, 2010

Filed under Softball

The Massachusetts softball team now stands alone atop the Atlantic 10 standings. Coupled with Fordham’s sweep over St. Louis, UMass’ weekend sweep over Charlotte leaves the Minutewomen as the only remaining team with a pe...

Minutewomen finish road trip against Duquesne

By Herb Scribner

April 9, 2010

Filed under Women's Lacrosse

There’s no denying that the Massachusetts women’s lacrosse team has picked up its season while competing on the road. After obtaining a 3-4 record from their first seven games (five home, two away), the Minutewomen traveled...

Defense key to victory

By Jay Asser

April 9, 2010

Filed under Women's Lacrosse

Since beginning conference play, the Massachusetts women’s lacrosse team has followed the theory that the best offense is a good defense. Prior to opening their Atlantic 10 schedule, the Minutewomen (6-6, 3-3 A-10) struggled...

Minutewomen topple state rival Terriers in home-opener, 3-0

By Adam Miller

April 7, 2010

Filed under Softball

Seven innings, two hits, 15 strikeouts. Not bad pitching by most standards, except for Massachusetts softball coach Elaine Sortino. It was just another B- performance, because pitcher Sara Plourde allowed a hit to the nation’s...

Plourde shuts down top hitter in the country in Setterlund

By Geena Lombardi

April 7, 2010

Filed under Softball

The Massachusetts softball team’s starting pitcher Sara Plourde came out on top Wednesday afternoon, as she faced the No. 1 hitter in the nation, April Setterlund. Plourde held off Boston University’s star hitter, allowing...

Minutemen drop fifth straight to visiting Huskies

By Steve Levine

April 7, 2010

Filed under Baseball

26 runs, 34 hits and nine home runs. The Massachusetts baseball team hoped it could be on the better end of both teams’ offensive outbursts, but instead, the Minutemen fell to Connecticut, 15-11 in the final game of a home-and-home...

Bullpen to blame in UMass losses

By Pete Vasquez

April 7, 2010

Filed under Baseball

In a 15-11 slugfest, it was the bullpen of the Massachusetts baseball team which exposed their season-long struggles. Three different relievers combined to surrender nine runs in just over three innings to give Connecticut...

Riding win streak, UMass hosts Tigers on Senior Day Saturday

By Mike Gillmeister

April 7, 2010

Filed under Men's Lacrosse

It took 47 years, but the Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team hosts Towson for the first time on Saturday afternoon in only the second meeting between the two teams. The No.7 Minutemen (7-2, 2-0 Colonial Athletic Association) are 1-0 a...

Upperclassmen look to lead on Senior Day, rest of season

By David Brinch

April 7, 2010

Filed under Men's Lacrosse

On any team, senior leadership is essential to being successful. Just ask the Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team. Last season, the Minutemen (7-2, 2-0 Colonial Athletic Association) reached their 18th NCAA Tournament, thanks...