Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Stats show difference in season

By DailyCollegian.com Staff

April 26, 2011

Filed under Softball, Sports

Although the Massachusetts softball team has a conference-leading 10-3 record and is supporting its preseason pick to win the Atlantic 10, there’s reason to believe the trophy won’t come nearly as easily this year. That reason? The Minutewomen...

UMass splits two-game set against Orange, sweep Colonials

By Stephen Hewitt

April 24, 2011

Filed under Softball

Riding a 10-game winning streak, the Massachusetts softball team entered play this past weekend looking to continue its momentum with doubleheaders against Syracuse and Atlantic 10-foe George Washington. The Minutewomen ...

Plourde delivers gem to extend winning streak

By Stephen Hewitt

April 21, 2011

Filed under Archives, Softball

The weather wasn’t ideal, but the Massachusetts softball team yet again found a way to get the job done.          After concluding a two-game road trip with a 2-0 win over Connecticut on Wednesday, the Minutewom...

Winning streaks are the norm for Minutewomen

By Michael Wood

April 21, 2011

Filed under Softball

The Massachusetts softball team ended the 2010 season on a 23-game winning streak before losing in the playoffs, and it looks like things could be headed in a similar direction in 2011. With Thursday’s 1-0 victory over Fairfiel...

Minutewomen’s streak hits 9

By Steve Levine

April 21, 2011

Filed under Softball

The Massachusetts softball team just won’t stop winning. The Minutewomen extended their winning-streak to nine games on Wednesday, defeating non-conference opponent Connecticut, 2-0, behind Sara Plourde’s complete game...

UConn next for surging Minutewomen

By DailyCollegian.com Staff

April 19, 2011

Filed under Softball, Sports

It’s going to be a busy week for the Massachusetts softball team. The Minutewomen will play three more away games this season, beginning with a matchup against Connecticut on Wednesday, and then the squad will return to the UMass Softball Complex for thr...

Minutewomen ask for better weather

By DailyCollegian.com Staff

April 19, 2011

Filed under Softball, Sports

The members of the Massachusetts softball team are growing increasingly consistent all around the diamond, and are riding an eight-game winning streak in the process. Now if they can just get consistent weather from Mother Nature,...

Sara Plourde and Meghan Carta power Minutewomen to eighth-straight victory

By Pete Vasquez

April 18, 2011

Filed under Softball

With Saturday’s game rained out, the Massachusetts softball team did the most it could in its one game this weekend, defeating conference rival Dayton, 9-1, on Friday. Sara Plourde was her dominating self, overwhelming t...

Softball game rained out, UMass looks to the weekend

By Stephen Hewitt

April 14, 2011

Filed under Softball

For the second time in as many weeks, the Massachusetts softball team’s scheduled contest was rained out, as showers swept through Massachusetts to postpone the Minutewomen’s trip to Boston College on Wednesday afternoon...

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...