Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Settles continues hot start with second conference honor

By Stephen Sellner

October 12, 2010

Filed under Conference Notebooks

Forward Bridget Settles of the Temple field hockey team continued her impressive start to the season by earning her second Atlantic 10 Conference Performer of the Week award. Settles helped the Owls snap a four-game losing streak by assisting teammate Kaylee Keener’s game-winning g...

Historic night for Minutewomen

By Pete Vasquez

October 11, 2010

Filed under Field Hockey

The Massachusetts field hockey team made history Saturday night at Garber Field when it held Saint Louis without a shot attempt for the entire game in its 4-0 win. Under the lights, with a big crowd on hand, the Minutewomen (6-6, 1-0 Atlantic 10) faced t...

Minutewomen offensive side gains a boost

By Michael Wood

October 11, 2010

Filed under Field Hockey

It’s no secret that the offensive attack of the Massachusetts field hockey team has struggled this season. Entering Saturday’s home matchup against Saint Louis, the Minutewomen (5-7, 1-0 Atlantic 10) ranked seventh out of eight teams in the A-10 confe...

Minutewomen begin Atlantic 10 schedule against winless Billikens

By Michael Wood

October 7, 2010

Filed under Field Hockey

After an emotional 2-0 victory over nationally ranked Syracuse last weekend, the focus of the Massachusetts field hockey team is set to do a complete 180 degree turn as it matches up against winless Saint Louis. The win again...

Chance for UMass to learn from previous A-10 struggles

By Pete Vasquez

October 7, 2010

Filed under Field Hockey

The Atlantic 10 competition has arrived and for the Massachusetts field hockey team, it’s all about lessons learned from the past. The Minutewomen (5-6) face a Saint Louis (0-12) team on Saturday that is still searchi...

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...