Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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...

Plourde goes the distance again for Minutewomen

By Pete Vasquez

April 4, 2011

Filed under Softball, Sports

After junior Sara Plourde collected her eighth career no-hitter, she followed it up just two hours later with 1.2 additional hitless innings of relief as the Massachusetts softball team swept Saint Louis in Sunday afternoon’s...

After a no-hit performance, Billikens travel to Amherst Sunday for doubleheader

By Stephen Hewitt

March 31, 2011

Filed under Softball

The home-opening jitters are all but a memory for the Massachusetts softball team, as it will try to build off of its latest momentum when it welcomes Saint Louis to Amherst on Sunday for a doubleheader. The Minutewomen (11-14,...

Bats coming alive, defense improving for Minutewomen

By Michael Wood

March 31, 2011

Filed under Softball

It’s no secret that the Massachusetts softball team has had their struggles at the plate this season. The offense isn’t nearly as productive or as explosive as last year’s squad, and after getting off to a slow start, it...