Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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...

Plourde’s 1-hitter, 20 strikeouts lift UMass over BC

By Adam Miller

April 7, 2010

Filed under Softball

If there’s anything Massachusetts softball coach Elaine Sortino can complain about regarding her ace Sara Plourde’s performance against Boston College, it’s the double at the bottom of the sixth inning that ruined her no-hitter. But...

UMass loses Game 1 to UConn

By Steve Levine

April 7, 2010

Filed under Baseball

The Massachusetts baseball team has yet to catch a break this season. Last weekend, the Minutemen lost three straight games to Charlotte, which currently leads the Atlantic 10. UMass then traveled to Storrs, CT for a home-and-home...

No. 8 Pride struggling

By Daniel Giardina

April 7, 2010

Filed under Men's Lacrosse

After starting a hot, the Hofstra men’s lacrosse team had two consecutive loses that hurt it in the rankings, which include losses to Massachusetts and Drexel. On Saturday, Hofstra faced a fired up Drexel team, which is on...

Minutewomen look to continue success

By Geena Lombardi

April 6, 2010

Filed under Softball

Coming off back-to-back wins against Fordham, the Massachusetts softball team looks to continue its six-game win streak against Boston College this afternoon. The Eagles (9-17, 0-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) started out their...

Minutemen face model opponent at UConn

By Pete Vasquez

April 6, 2010

Filed under Baseball

A third of the way into the season, the Massachusetts baseball team continually struggles to bring all aspects of its game together. After the pitching staff allowed only a pair of runs in the last two games of the Saint Joseph’s...

Minutemen hampered by tough road schedule

By Dan Gigliotti

April 6, 2010

Filed under Baseball

The well-traveled Massachusetts baseball team has done a lot of sightseeing on its way to its first 16 games this season, while watching its record plummet and its name fall in the standings. Two weeks ago, UMass coach Mike...