Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass basketball holds off Elon in overtime

By Stephen Hewitt

December 15, 2012

Filed under Archives, Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

SPRINGFIELD – Some say that repetition is the key to success. And when the Massachusetts men’s basketball team plays in close games, that saying can certainly be applied. There were no buzzer-beaters or last-second,...

UMass basketball center Cady Lalanne reinstated after serving suspension

By Stephen Hewitt

December 14, 2012

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

After serving a nearly two-week suspension, Massachusetts men’s basketball center Cady Lalanne was reinstated to the team on Friday by UMass athletic director John McCutcheon. Lalanne, who was arrested for his role in an...

Canelas: UMass hockey picked perfect time to struggle

By Nick Canelas

December 13, 2012

Filed under Hockey, Sports, Sports Columns, Winter Sports

The Massachusetts hockey team couldn’t have chosen a better time to be playing its worst hockey of the season. Don’t get me wrong, losing three straight games by a combined score of 15-8 is never a good thing, and in no way should the Minutemen be satisfied with the results. But q...

UMass hockey lets one get away in third period

By Cameron McDonough

December 8, 2012

Filed under Hockey, Sports, Winter Sports

For two periods, Massachusetts hockey goaltender Kevin Boyle looked like he had rebounded well from a Friday night performance in which he conceded six goals. But then the third period happened. Colgate (9-7-2) put four goals pas...

UMass hockey can’t overcome defensive miscues in loss to Colgate

By Patrick Strohecker

December 8, 2012

Filed under Hockey, Sports, Winter Sports

Many college hockey teams can rely on their experienced upperclassmen to carry the workload and lead the team to victories week in and week out. The Colgate hockey team, however, is not one of those teams. On Frida...

UMass bounces back with offensive explosion to earn weekend split

By Cameron McDonough

December 3, 2012

Filed under Hockey, Sports, Winter Sports

BOSTON – What a difference 24 hours can make. On Friday night the Massachusetts hockey team was shutout by Northeastern senior goalie Chris Rawlings, but Saturday night was a different story as UMass lit up the goal sheet ...

Miami (Fla.) outlasts UMass men’s hoops

By Stephen Sellner

December 3, 2012

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

The late-game heroics finally ran out for the Massachusetts men’s basketball team. Miami (Fla.) was too much in the second half Saturday as the Hurricanes wore down UMass with a 24-10 spurt to close out the game, topping the Minu...

Power play a strength for UMass this season

By Cameron McDonough

November 29, 2012

Filed under Archives, Hockey, Sports, Winter Sports

The Massachusetts hockey team has made its fair share of improvements this  season, but perhaps the biggest of all is its special teams play. Last year, the Minutemen struggled on both the power play and its penalty kill, finishing sixth in Hockey East  with a power play percent...

UMass hockey secures bounce back win over Vermont

By Nick Canelas

November 20, 2012

Filed under Hockey, Sports, Winter Sports

Massachusetts hockey coach John Micheletto had no plans of making Tuesday’s game against Vermont a sentimental one just because he was going up against his former team. Micheletto instead had more important things to worry abo...

Jasmine Watson joins 1,000 point club in Minutewomen blowout win

By Daniel Malone

November 11, 2012

Filed under Sports, Winter Sports, Women's Basketball

For three years, senior co-captain Jasmine Watson had toiled endlessly in, more often than not, losing efforts for the Massachusetts women's basketball team. Quietly, she went about her work as the Minutewomen's dominating low...

Michael Pereira lifts UMass hockey to convincing win over PC

By Cameron McDonough

November 10, 2012

Filed under Hockey, Sports, Winter Sports

Things finally started to click for Michael Pereira on Friday night. The junior forward was held scoreless in the Massachusetts hockey team’s first six games of the season, but he finally broke through Friday night in UMass'...

Minutemen finally hold third period lead

By Patrick Strohecker

November 10, 2012

Filed under Hockey, Sports, Winter Sports

No lead has been safe for the Massachusetts hockey team so far this season. But, Friday night, UMass (3-4, 2-4 Hockey East Association) finally found the recipe for success and put together arguably its best complete-game performance, shutting out Providence  4-0...