Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Defense key for UMass women’s basketball moving forward

By Joey Saade

November 14, 2013

Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

The Massachusetts women's basketball team didn't get off to the start it hoped for in last weekend's season-opening slate of games. And a lack of defense was primarily the reason why. The Minutewomen dropped both of their ...

Defense stepping up for UMass football

By Cameron McDonough

October 24, 2013

Filed under Football, Sports

Last year’s matchup against Western Michigan was a low point for the Massachusetts football team’s defense. The Broncos ran all over the Minutemen’s defense for 551 total yards, 283 of which came through the air, whil...

UMass defense continues to improve

By Tom Mulherin

October 1, 2013

Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Women's Soccer

After a 2-1 victory over Saint Joseph’s Sunday, the Massachusetts women’s soccer team extended its winning streak to three games, marking its longest win streak this season. The Minutewomen (5-5-1, 1-0 Atlantic 10) see...

In defense of organized religion

By Mike Tudoreanu

March 6, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

With all the news surrounding the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, religion and in particular the Catholic Church have been the subject of much debate. Benedict XVI was widely considered a conservative Pope (although he was to...

Defensive cohesiveness quietly yielding results for UMass women’s lacrosse

By Peter Cappiello

February 27, 2013

Filed under Sports, Women's Lacrosse

Currently on a three-game winning streak, the Massachusetts women’s lacrosse team has used its defensive cohesiveness to quietly limit its opposition to less than 10 goals in three of four games this season. Though it graduated a core...

Defense suffers a setback against Indiana

By Stephen Sellner

September 10, 2012

Filed under Football, Sports

FOXBORO—In just nine days, the Massachusetts football team’s defense shifted from a silver lining to a major concern. After a strong showing against Connecticut on Aug. 30, UMass (0-2) allowed 321 rushing yards and a combined 606 yard...

Defense carrying load for Minutewomen

By Eric Mansfield

September 29, 2011

Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

The Massachusetts women’s soccer team will head into Atlantic 10 play on a four-game tear, winning each game by a score of 1-0. The streak in large part can be attributed to a stymieing defense and shut-down goalkeeping ...