Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Minutewomen search for 8th-straight win

By DailyCollegian.com Staff

April 12, 2011

Filed under Softball, Sports

The Massachusetts softball team will look to continue its winning ways and go for its eighth-consecutive victory when it sets out on a four-game road trip beginning Wednesday afternoon against Boston College. The Minutewomen (16-14, 7-3 Atlantic 10) have used the fuel of a recent home stretch, going 6-...

Matthew impressing Maroon and White staff

By DailyCollegian.com Staff

April 12, 2011

Filed under Softball, Sports

Since becoming a starter this season for the Massachusetts softball team, sophomore outfielder Cyndil Matthew has done much to impress her teammates and coaches. In addition to playing volleyball and basketball for Westfield High School in N.J., Matthew excelled mostly on the softball diamond, where sh...

Plourde strikes out 30 in Minutewomen victory

By Michael Wood

April 10, 2011

Filed under Softball

  Massachusetts pitcher Sara Plourde won back-to-back games and struck out 30 batters in 14 innings of work as the Minutewomen defeated St. Bonaventure, 1-0 and 7-1, respectively in Sunday’s doubleheader at the UMas...

Minutewomen impressive at home, look towards practicing outdoors

By Steve Levine

April 10, 2011

Filed under Softball

Fourteen innings, 30 strikeouts, one no-hitter and two victories. It was just another day on the mound for the Massachusetts softball team’s ace, Sara Plourde. In UMass’ doubleheader against St. Bonaventure on Su...

Minutewomen go for 6th, 7th straight at home this weekend

By Pete Vasquez

April 7, 2011

Filed under Softball

On Sunday, the Massachusetts softball team will look to sweep its third-straight doubleheader as it hosts St. Bonaventure at the UMass Softball Complex. The Minutewomen (14-14, 5-3 Atlantic 10) are riding high on a five-game win streak, the last of which was a 3-2 win at Boston Universit...

Minutewomen win fifth-straight

By Stephen Hewitt

April 7, 2011

Filed under Softball

Sara Plourde wasn’t nearly as dominant as she was last week, but her efforts coupled with timely hitting were just enough to propel the Massachusetts softball team past Boston University on Wednesday afternoon for a narrow 3-2...

Minutewomen look for 5th-straight win against BU Terriers

By Stephen Hewitt

April 5, 2011

Filed under Softball

April showers will hopefully bring a continued display of power for the Massachusetts softball team. On the heels of a four-game winning streak to open play at home, the Minutewomen (13-14, 5-3 Atlantic 10) were slowed down on Mo...

Heavy rain dismisses UMass game; Plourde wins award

By Michael Wood

April 5, 2011

Filed under Softball

Two days of heavy rain washed out the Massachusetts softball team’s scheduled game against Connecticut on Tuesday and the game has not been rescheduled yet, according to UMass Athletics. The week was supposed to kickoff yesterd...

Minutewomen take on UConn, BU

By Steve Levine

April 5, 2011

Filed under Softball

After scuffling for over a month to start the season, the University of Massachusetts softball team has looked a lot like a Atlantic 10 Championship team again over the past two weeks. The Minutewomen will go for their fifth and sixth w...

Minutewomen offense progressing

By Pete Vasquez

April 5, 2011

Filed under Softball

Earlier in the season, Massachusetts softball coach Elaine Sortino was looking for anybody and everybody to contribute offensively. Now, however, each player in the lineup is contributing in her own way as the Minutewomen have recently ...

Sara Plourde, Lindsey Webster win A-10 weekly honors

By Amy Chaunt

April 4, 2011

Filed under Conference Notebooks, Softball

Junior Saint Joseph’s player Bernadette Moran was awarded the title of Atlantic 10 Conference Softball Player of the Week. Massachusetts’ Sara Plourde, meanwhile, was named the Pitcher of the Week, and Lindsey Webster was na...

Minutewomen sweep visiting Billikens Sunday

By Steve Levine

April 4, 2011

Filed under Softball, Sports

The Massachusetts softball team appears to have a full head of steam as it rolls through its conference schedule. The Minutewomen (13-14, 5-3 Atlantic 10) swept Sunday’s doubleheader at the UMass Softball Complex agains...