Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Minutewomen relying heavily on Widdall

By Adam Miller

October 5, 2010

Filed under Field Hockey

Defeating a Top 10 team once can easily be dismissed as a fluke. It’s not until a team can do it again and in convincing fashion, that it shows its true ability. After its victory over Syracuse on Sunday, the Massachusetts fie...

Teams open up Atlantic 10 schedule

By Stephen Hewitt

October 5, 2010

Filed under Conference Notebooks

With the non-conference portion of the schedule just about complete, the field hockey teams in the Atlantic 10 are looking forward to engaging in conference play starting this week. The road to the A-10 Championship, which will take place one month from today...

Daily Collegian Sports Podcast: Now on iTunes

By Nick O'Malley

October 3, 2010

Filed under Podcasts, Sports Podcasts

Mike Wood comes in to discuss the field hockey's team upset over No. 8 Syracuse, a 2-0 shutout. He and Nick O'Malley discuss the impact of the win and what it means in the context of the  season. Click here to download the podcast. Or search "Daily Collegian" on iTunes....

Minutewomen take on No.6 Orange Sunday

By Michael Wood

September 30, 2010

Filed under Field Hockey

The Massachusetts field hockey team has not beaten Syracuse in over 10 years, but the Minutewomen will be looking for their first victory in recent memory Sunday when the Orange head to Garber Field for a 2 p.m. match-up. Syracuse coach Ange Bradley is 12-2 all-time agai...

Composure, determination to drive UMass past Orange

By Pete Vasquez

September 30, 2010

Filed under Field Hockey

Although the Massachusetts field hockey team faces only one opponent this weekend and is one opponent away from the start of Atlantic 10 play, Sunday’s battle against No. 5 Syracuse in Amherst will provide perhaps the greatest test of character for the Minutewomen this ...

Minutewomen square off against Vermont and Albany

By Pete Vasquez

September 23, 2010

Filed under Field Hockey

Halfway through what has been a rollercoaster of a season, the Massachusetts field hockey team hopes that coming home for two weekend games can jumpstart another uphill climb. The Minutewomen (3-5) will square off against ...

Increase in offense a must for UMass

By Michael Wood

September 23, 2010

Filed under Field Hockey

Sometimes the best defense is a good offense, but unfortunately for the Massachusetts field hockey team, that’s exactly what has been lacking in its play this season. “The area that we’re most concerned about right now is our goal-scoring ability,” UMass coach Jus...

McCreight leads SJU to wins

By Stephen Hewitt

September 21, 2010

Filed under Conference Notebooks

Following a dismal 1-4 start to its season, the Saint Joseph’s field hockey team seems to be back on track, due in large part to the play of forward Nicole McCreight.          McCreight locked up the award as th...

Sowry and Kelly look for offensive surge against UConn and Yale

By Pete Vasquez

September 9, 2010

Filed under Field Hockey

After losing three out of its first four games to begin the season, the Massachusetts field hockey team went into practice this week determined to strengthen the lines of communication between the midfield and forward lines, while continually developing its young players. ...

Minutewomen looking to build off 2009

By Michael Wood

September 6, 2010

Filed under Field Hockey

Amanda Joinson/Collegian- Click here for our breakdown of the Minutewomen's 2010 roster. - Click here for Adam Miller's thoughts on conference scheduling and how it affects UMass. - Click here for coverage of the field ...

Minutewomen split weekend series in Boston

By Pete Vasquez

September 6, 2010

Filed under Field Hockey

The Massachusetts field hockey team completed its trip to Boston, Mass., by taking a game against Northeastern on Friday before falling to Boston University on Sunday. The Minutewomen (1-3) fell behind, 1-0, to the Terriers...

NCAA needs to balance conference, non-conference games

By Adam Miller

September 6, 2010

Filed under Field Hockey, Sports Columns

The Massachusetts field hockey team can start the 2010 season knowing that how it finishes will be much more important than how it starts. That sentiment holds much truth, in great part thanks to the structure of this season’s...