Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Plourde, Bettencourt lead UMass to ninth straight win

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

April 9, 2010

Filed under Softball

The Massachusetts softball team now stands alone atop the Atlantic 10 standings. Coupled with Fordham’s sweep over St. Louis, UMass’ weekend sweep over Charlotte leaves the Minutewomen as the only remaining team with a pe...

Minutewomen topple state rival Terriers in home-opener, 3-0

By Adam Miller

April 7, 2010

Filed under Softball

Seven innings, two hits, 15 strikeouts. Not bad pitching by most standards, except for Massachusetts softball coach Elaine Sortino. It was just another B- performance, because pitcher Sara Plourde allowed a hit to the nation’s...

Plourde shuts down top hitter in the country in Setterlund

By Geena Lombardi

April 7, 2010

Filed under Softball

The Massachusetts softball team’s starting pitcher Sara Plourde came out on top Wednesday afternoon, as she faced the No. 1 hitter in the nation, April Setterlund. Plourde held off Boston University’s star hitter, allowing...

Plourde’s 1-hitter, 20 strikeouts lift UMass over BC

By Adam Miller

April 7, 2010

Filed under Softball

If there’s anything Massachusetts softball coach Elaine Sortino can complain about regarding her ace Sara Plourde’s performance against Boston College, it’s the double at the bottom of the sixth inning that ruined her no-hitter. But...

Minutewomen look to continue success

By Geena Lombardi

April 6, 2010

Filed under Softball

Coming off back-to-back wins against Fordham, the Massachusetts softball team looks to continue its six-game win streak against Boston College this afternoon. The Eagles (9-17, 0-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) started out their...

Minutewomen sweep Fordham in battle of A-10 unbeatens

By Adam Miller

April 4, 2010

Filed under Softball

Saturday’s game was not the usual hitting display that the Massachusetts softball team has become accustomed to since beginning Atlantic 10 play, but it continued to stay undefeated as it swept Fordham, the only other conference team re...

UMass sweeps La Salle in double-header

By Geena Lombardi

April 1, 2010

Filed under Softball

Led by a combined five home runs from Kyllie Magill, Meghan Carta and Carly Normandin, the Massachusetts softball team swept La Salle in a double-header in Philadelphia Thursday afternoon. The Minutewomen (19-7, 4-0 Atlantic...

Minutewomen return to Amherst

By Adam Miller

March 29, 2010

Filed under Softball

One of the disadvantages to playing in the Northeast is that the weather typically isn’t too kind to softball until after spring break. The Massachusetts softball team spent the first six weeks of the season playing games...

Minutewomen finally able to practice outside

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

March 29, 2010

Filed under Softball

It may be 24 games into the season, but the Massachusetts softball team still has work to do. After holding George Washington to no hits in a doubleheader Sunday and scoring 28 total runs in the two games, UMass coach Elaine...

Plourde, Sanders hold George Washington hitless in doubleheader

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

March 28, 2010

Filed under Softball

A doubleheader can’t go much worse for a team. Luckily for the Massachusetts softball team, they were on the better side of the doubleheader at George Washington, holding the Colonials hitless in both games. In Game 1, pi...

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...