Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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...

Stone willing to be patient with pitching

By Dan Gigliotti

March 23, 2010

Filed under Baseball

When you give up as many runs as the Massachusetts baseball team has in its first nine games, it’s hard to beat anyone, let alone some of the top competition in the country. UMass has given up nearly 10 runs per game over...

One of New England’s top lacrosse rivalries is renewed

By Mike Gillmeister

March 22, 2010

Filed under Men's Lacrosse

The Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team will be in Providence, R.I. today to take on Brown at 4 p.m. as the Minutemen look to break a three-game losing streak against the No. 15-ranked Bears (3-1). Coming off a 17-3 win agai...

UMass’ scoring spread out this season

By David Brinch

March 22, 2010

Filed under Men's Lacrosse

The Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team scored a combined 30 goals over spring break, including 17 in its win against Providence on Saturday. The Minutemen scored the first eight goals of the game, as sophomore attackman ...

Minutewomen fall to Long Island on final day of San Diego Classic II

By Geena Lombardi

March 22, 2010

Filed under Softball

Striking out eight batters and allowing just six hits was not enough from starter Sara Plourde as the Massachusetts softball team fell to Long Island, 2-0, on the final day of the San Diego Classic II. The Minutewomen went 4-3 at the classic and improved to 15-7 for the season...

Minutemen fall to Harvard, cruise past Providence

By Mike Gillmeister

March 21, 2010

Filed under Men's Lacrosse

During a week that saw the Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team drop a 14-13 game to No. 11 Harvard and regroup three days later to dominate Providence, 17-3, Art Kell was a constant for the Minutemen. The sophomore attack scored a co...

Minutewomen suffer two-game skid

By Herb Scribner

March 21, 2010

Filed under Women's Lacrosse

While the students at Massachusetts were enjoying their respective spring breaks, the women’s lacrosse team could not find the same sense of enjoyment as they suffered two road losses over the past 10 days. On Saturday, Albany ...

Minutemen start season winless through nine games

By Dan Gigliotti

March 21, 2010

Filed under Baseball

The Massachusetts baseball team endured a long road trip this week and on Sunday, it got longer. UMass (0-9) was swept in three separate series over the past 10 days, concluding in a 17-13 loss at William & Mary. In their...