Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Minutewomen snap 11-game skid against Dayton

By Jeffrey Okerman

March 25, 2013

Filed under Softball, Sports, Spring Sports

Sunday was a day of firsts for the Massachusetts softball team. After dropping their Atlantic 10 opener against Dayton (8-13, 2-1 A-10) on Saturday, the Minutewomen (3-16, 1-1 A-10) bounced back with a 14-12 win on Sunda...

Minutemen’s losing streak hits 10 after weekend sweep

By Daniel Malone

March 25, 2013

Filed under Baseball, Sports, Spring Sports

The Massachusetts baseball team's losing streak reached double-digits after dropping a three-game series at George Washington this weekend. The series, which opened UMass' Atlantic 10 Conference slate, had been scheduled...

UMass men’s lacrosse wins pair of games over break

By Cameron McDonough

March 24, 2013

Filed under Lacrosse, Men's Lacrosse, Sports, Spring Sports

While students at the University of Massachusetts were on spring break, the Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team was trying to reverse its recent struggles. And that’s exactly what the Minutemen did with a pair of victories over No. 16 Lehigh and Hartford. UMass defe...

Ferris’ six-goal performance powers UMass past Holy Cross

By Peter Cappiello

March 21, 2013

Filed under Lacrosse, Sports, Spring Sports, Women's Lacrosse

With 24 minutes, 53 seconds remaining in regulation, junior attack Katie Ferris took matters into her own hands. After junior attack Sam Rush snagged a ground ball pickup to send the Massachusetts women’s lacrosse team on...

Snow, Sacred Heart unable to slow Minutewomen

By Patrick Strohecker

March 16, 2013

Filed under Sports, Spring Sports, Women's Lacrosse

Even Mother Nature could not slow down the Massachusetts women’s lacrosse team on Saturday afternoon. The Minutwomen (7-2) withstood heavy snowfall en route to a 21-8 victory at Sacred Heart and extended their winning streak...

UMass drops fourth straight in Manny and Fleming’s return

By Nick Canelas

March 16, 2013

Filed under Lacrosse, Men's Lacrosse, Sports, Spring Sports

Even Will Manny wasn't enough to stop the Massachusetts men's lacrosse team's scoring troubles. The No. 19 Minutemen outshot Penn State 40-32 for the game, but failed to capitalize against the Nittany Lions' zone defense in...

UMass tries to end losing streak in CAA opener against Penn State

By Nick Canelas

March 14, 2013

Filed under Lacrosse, Men's Lacrosse, Sports, Spring Sports

With 19 years of experience to lean on, Massachusetts men’s lacrosse coach Greg Cannella is confident in his philosophies as a head coach. Like many coaches, he believes in strong physical and mental preparation. He also ...

Minutewomen remain perfect at home with convincing win over Vermont

By Patrick Strohecker

March 13, 2013

Filed under Lacrosse, Sports, Spring Sports, Women's Lacrosse

It did not take long for the No. 17 Massachusetts women’s lacrosse team to impose its dominance over Vermont on Wednesday afternoon. Led by their two leading scorers, Katie Ferris and Sam Rush, the Minutewomen (6-...

Tennis splits weekend in Ohio

By Mark Chiarelli

March 13, 2013

Filed under Sports, Spring Sports, Tennis

The Massachusetts tennis team used a reworked lineup and timely doubles play to defeat Dayton, 6-1, returning to the win column Saturday. After dropping her first set, No. 4 singles saw Chanel Glasper effectively thwart any...

Minutewomen look to finish homestand undefeated in finale against UVM

By Peter Cappiello

March 13, 2013

Filed under Sports, Women's Lacrosse

The Massachusetts women’s lacrosse team looks to finish off its three-game homestand with a perfect 3-0 record when it welcomes Vermont to McGuirk Stadium on Wednesday. UMass (5-2) is coming off a 9-8 overtime win against Alba...

Players filling new roles the key to Minutewomen’s early season success

By Patrick Strohecker

March 13, 2013

Filed under Sports, Women's Lacrosse

If the Massachusetts women’s lacrosse team wanted to repeat the success it had last season, it was going to have to fill some major holes in its roster this season. After graduating eight seniors from last year’s NCAA To...

Rush’s final second OT goal lifts UMass women’s lax past Albany

By Peter Cappiello

March 12, 2013

Filed under Sports, Spring Sports, Women's Lacrosse

In the dying seconds of overtime, junior attack Katie Ferris took a leap of faith. With the game tied at eight and being pressured by Albany defenders, Ferris threw the ball high in the air from behind the left side of the net and watc...