Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Piekos defends country and the back of the net

By Herb Scribner

November 28, 2010

 Christopher James Piekos, a member of the Marine Special Forces Reconnaissance team, entered into a building with two other teammates in search for Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a leader of Al-Qaeda in Iraq. The date was May 17...

Piekos’s maturity leads Minutemen

By Adam Miller

October 27, 2010

Goalkeeper Chris Piekos is not your average senior. You only need to look at his age – 26 years old – to figure that out. To put that in perspective, when the keeper graduated high school, midfielder Stuart Amick – also...

Minutemen faring well away from Rudd Field

By Herb Scribner

October 21, 2010

Away games are generally considered to be tougher than playing at home. Dealing with opposing fans, someone else’s turf, there’s a slew of factors that typically make away games tougher for squads. For the Massachu...

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...

Corner kicks nearly cost Minutemen undefeated weekend

By Herb Scribner

October 11, 2010

Even though the Massachusetts men’s soccer team remains undefeated after the first weekend of Atlantic 10 play, it came very close to losing off clusters of corner kicks from both Xavier and Dayton. “Corner kicks are sort...

Minutemen soccer end in a tie, again

By Steve Levine

October 3, 2010

Throughout this season, the Massachusetts men’s soccer team has shown inconsistency, resilience and a strong propensity to tie. On Saturday, the Minutemen (1-3-5) tied Siena, 2-2, marking UMass’ fourth-straight overtime g...

Minutemen settle for another draw against Big Green

By Herb Scribner

September 29, 2010

The Massachusetts men’s soccer team salvaged a point Wednesday afternoon after a tough battle with Dartmouth, tying the Big Green 1-1 in a double overtime match. “It means another tie to our record,” UMass coach Sam Koc...

Goalkeeper Chris Piekos making difference for Minutemen

By Herb Scribner

September 26, 2010

  With less than 90 seconds to go in double-overtime, goalkeeper Chris Piekos stood on his line and watched as the Massachusetts men’s soccer team’s defense scrambled to get its way back towards the goal. New Hampshire...

Minutemen lose in double-overtime to New Hampshire

By Steve Levine

September 26, 2010

The supposed strengths of the Massachusetts men’s soccer team were nowhere to be found as the Minutemen fell to New Hampshire, 1-0, in double-overtime on Saturday at Rudd Field. UMass traditionally relies heavily on its defense ...

UMass success begins with defense

By Steve Levine

September 23, 2010

Looking back on recent seasons for the Massachusetts men’s soccer team, it’s hard to ignore the major role defense has played in its success. So far this year, UMass isn’t exactly where it wants to be defensively. However, with the offense struggling to find cons...

Minutemen draw again with Catamounts

By Steve Levine

September 22, 2010

If anyone were to observe the Massachusetts soccer team following its game on Wednesday, they would’ve guessed the Minutemen lost instead of tied. UMass coach Sam Koch was irritated and his players were equally disappointed...

Minutemen tie Fairfield in scoreless draw

By Steve Levine

September 12, 2010

The Massachusetts men’s soccer team will have to wait until Friday for a shot at winning its first game of the season. The Minutemen tied Fairfield in a scoreless game to move their record to 0-1-2, while the Stags are now 1-1-2. The match was even in many statistical categories with neither ...