Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Minutewomen continue Atlantic 10 undefeated streak

By Michael Wood

October 17, 2010

Filed under Field Hockey, Sports

The Massachusetts field hockey team went into halftime down by a goal in both of its games this weekend, but battled back to win each game, 2-1, and stay undefeated in Atlantic 10 play. Thando Zono, in the second game of her UM...

Zono’s comeback fuels second half surge

By Pete Vasquez

October 17, 2010

Filed under Field Hockey, Sports

Senior midfielder Makaela Potts said it herself. The Massachusetts field hockey team is a second half team. Frustrated, yet never panicking in either deficit they faced this weekend, the Minutewomen (9-6, 3-0 Atlantic 10) grabbed ...

Minutewomen top Dartmouth in overtime thriller

By Pete Vasquez

October 12, 2010

Filed under Field Hockey

It took two overtimes, but the Massachusetts field hockey team won a Tuesday afternoon thriller, beating Dartmouth, 5-4, in Hanover, N.H. in its final non-conference game. Katie Kelly scored two minutes and 57 seconds into double-overtime for the Minutewomen (7-...

Minutewomen shut out another Top 10 team

By Pete Vasquez

October 3, 2010

Filed under Field Hockey

The Massachusetts field hockey team bested another Top 10 team by shutting out No. 8 Syracuse, 2-0, Sunday afternoon at Garber Field. “[I’m] thrilled,” UMass coach Justine Sowry said. “It was a huge game for us. We’ve had ...

Goalkeeper Alesha Widdall plays large role in victory

By Michael Wood

October 3, 2010

Filed under Field Hockey

Massachusetts goalkeeper Alesha Widdall stood in net Sunday, facing Syracuse midfielder Martina Loncarica. Clinging to a 1-0 lead with just two minutes, 11 seconds left in the game, the Minutewomen had dominated the Orange on offense all day. Regardless, all their hard work could have been erased with o...

UMass gains experience from rivals

By Pete Vasquez

September 27, 2010

Filed under Field Hockey

With half of its schedule complete and one more game to go before conference matchups begin, the Massachusetts field hockey team will draw from its experience against the nation’s top teams to help drive them past its Atlantic 10 r...

Minutewomen split home series

By Michael Wood

September 26, 2010

Filed under Field Hockey

The Massachusetts field hockey team returned home after back-to-back losses on the road and began a four-game home stand with a 2-0 victory over Vermont on Friday night and a 1-0 loss to Albany Sunday. The Minutewomen did some ...

UMass coach Justine Sowry looks for more hustle

By Pete Vasquez

September 26, 2010

Filed under Field Hockey

One play told the story of Sunday’s matchup at Garber Field. The Massachusetts field hockey team held a scoreless tie against Albany with 29 minutes left in the game. Senior captain Katie Kelly, who has been responsible for 60 percent of the team’s scori...

Minutewomen upset No. 4 UConn, defeat Yale in overtime

By Pete Vasquez

September 12, 2010

Filed under Field Hockey

The Massachusetts field hockey team that began its season losing three out of four games responded this weekend by shutting out No. 4 University of Connecticut 1-0, on Saturday before traveling to Yale to earn an overtime victory Sunday. In what UMass coach Justine Sowry called one of the biggest wins of her UMass ...

Veteran leadership carrying Minutewomen

By Michael Wood

September 12, 2010

Filed under Field Hockey

Veteran leadership is something every team depends on, regardless of the sport, and the Massachusetts field hockey team is no different. In fact, the 2010 squad will be relying even more heavily than usual on its veterans to lead the way, because of the 10 new freshmen on the team. As the new players develop, there will...