Massachusetts Daily Collegian

A mix of factors responsible for Minutemen struggles

By Herb Scribner

September 12, 2011

The Massachusetts men’s soccer team might have silenced its critics when it scratched out a win last Friday against New Hampshire. However, these critics, upon seeing a Minutemen victory, opened their mouths right up a...

Craft looks to repeat his career-season with new forward partner

By Stephen Hewitt

September 6, 2011

Massachusetts men’s soccer coach Sam Koch doesn’t like to predict. He doesn’t like to gaze too far ahead into the future and would rather focus on what he can control now. But if he had to guess who the team’s offense would revolve around and who the Minutem...

Loss of top players leaves void for Minutemen at midfield

By Jackson Alexander

September 5, 2011

The way Sam Koch’s team played down the stretch last year left a sour taste in the mouth of the 20-year UMass men’s soccer coach. This sour taste developed even further when his Minutemen failed to register a win in th...

UMass soccer loses centerpiece, modern foundation over offseason

By Herb Scribner

September 5, 2011

It’s a chaotic mess at Rudd Field as the Massachusetts men’s soccer team prepares for its 2011 season. The Minutemen will have to deal with the loss of four senior players, three of whom brought the Maroon and White to...

Minutemen draw with Billikens in season finale

By Herb Scribner

November 8, 2010

A must win.  There was no other way to describe the scenario as the Minutemen headed into St. Louis yesterday, facing the Saint Louis Billikens in the final game of the regular season.  Both teams came into the game with the...

Minutemen close out regular season at Rudd with draw

By Eric Mansfield

October 31, 2010

The Massachusetts soccer team added a loss and a tie to its record this weekend, falling to Fordham 1-0 on Friday and tying La Salle 1-1 in a double-overtime match on Sunday. The weekend’s games bring the Minutemen’s record to...

Seniors remaining from College Cup run help in draw with Explorers

By Herb Scribner

October 31, 2010

Four years ago, the Massachusetts men’s soccer team went on a magical run through both the Atlantic 10 and the NCAA tournament.             The end result of this run finished with the Minutemen losing, 1-0, to t...

Minutemen head on road to face conference foes

By Steve Levine

October 21, 2010

The Massachusetts soccer team looks to continue its hot start into conference play when it heads to Philadelphia, Penn. this weekend for games against Temple and Saint Joseph’s. After a 3-3-6 start to the season, the...

Minutemen blank URI

By Herb Scribner

October 17, 2010

The Massachusetts men’s soccer team from a month ago is long gone. September did not do the Minutemen any favors, handing them just one win through the entire opening month of their season. Midway through October however, UMass remains unbeaten ...

UMass plays first A-10 road game against struggling URI

By Herb Scribner

October 12, 2010

The Massachusetts men’s soccer team starts its second Atlantic 10 weekend when it travels to Rhode Island for a match between the New England rivals. “They’re a team that can beat you, there’s no question,” UMass coach Sam Koch said. “They’r...

Minutemen begin conference play on right foot

By Steve Levine

October 11, 2010

Despite a 1-3-5 start to the season, the Massachusetts soccer team turned it around last weekend when it shut-out Xavier on Friday and tied Dayton on Sunday for a 1-0-1 start to conference play. Prior to Friday’s match, the Minutemen hadn’t won sin...

Midfielder Ben Arikian moves up assists chart

By Herb Scribner

October 3, 2010

After earning an assist during the Massachusetts men’s soccer team’s 2-2 draw with Sienna, midfielder Ben Arikian is now tied for fourth all-time in assists in Maroon and White soccer history. “I had no idea I was up for ...