Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Losses end UMass’ playoffs aspirations

By Stephen Sellner

October 31, 2011

Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports

With the game tied late in the second half on Saturday, the Massachusetts men’s soccer team produced one scoring opportunity after another but could not finish the game-winning score. Unfortunately for UMass, Richmon...

Minutemen face must-win weekend

By Jackson Alexander

October 27, 2011

Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports

With just three games remaining until the Atlantic 10 tournament, the Massachusetts men’s soccer team finds itself on the outside looking in. The Minutemen (4-10-2, 2-2-2 A-10) currently sit in ninth place in the A-10, one point behind ...

Minutemen in thick of A-10 postseason picture

By Stephen Hewitt

October 27, 2011

Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports

All season long, Massachusetts men’s soccer coach Sam Koch has stressed to his team the importance of focusing on what it can control and to not be distracted by anything but doing its jobs game-in and game-out. Over...

Defense strong as Minutemen roll

By Jackson Alexander

October 20, 2011

Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports

Exactly two weeks have passed since an opponent scored a goal against the Massachusetts men’s soccer team. During that stretch, the Minutemen have climbed to fourth in the Atlantic 10 standings and with five conference games left, they control their own destiny. The turnaround for ...

UMass gains 4 points over weekend

By Jackson Alexander

October 17, 2011

Filed under Men's Soccer

The Massachusetts men’s soccer team embarked on its first Atlantic 10 road trip of the season and came away with a victory and a draw. On Sunday afternoon, the Minutemen (4-9-1, 2-1-1 A-10) played to a 0-0 draw with L...

Canepa cashes in with winning goal

By Jackson Alexander

October 2, 2011

Filed under Men's Soccer

The Massachusetts men's soccer team scored two goals on Saturday. One got it  the lead, the other got it the victory. On Sunday afternoon, the Minutemen team concluded non-conference play with a 2-1 upset of No. 19 Bradley Univer...

5-game losing streak snapped

By Stephen Sellner

October 2, 2011

Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports

What a difference a game makes. Riding a grueling five-game losing streak and in need of a spark, the outlook was not promising for the Massachusetts men’s soccer team as it took the field against Bradley University on Saturday ...

Minutemen conclude non-conference schedule with Braves

By Stephen Sellner

September 29, 2011

Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports

The Massachusetts men’s soccer team concludes its non-conference schedule on Saturday as the Minutemen welcome Bradley to Rudd Field. UMass (1-8-0) is aspiring for a positive result going into Atlantic 10 play next week after dr...

Craft injury will force players to step up

By Stephen Hewitt

September 29, 2011

Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports

Offensive execution has been a distinct weakness all season long for the Massachusetts men’s soccer team. But as hard as it might be to believe, the struggles may be only beginning. Sometime before the UMass’ matchup against ...

UMass drops another one-goal decision to Dartmouth

By Stephen Hewitt

September 25, 2011

Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports

Despite controlling a 1-0 lead, the Massachusetts men’s soccer team lost its fifth straight game on Saturday night, falling 2-1 to Dartmouth at Burnham Field in Hanover, N.H. It looked as if the Minutemen (1-8-0) might snap ...

Minutemen trying to avoid fourth consecutive loss

By Jackson Alexander

September 20, 2011

Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports

With just three games remaining on the non-conference schedule, the Massachusetts men’s soccer team has an opportunity to stop the bleeding and put an end to its torturous three-game losing streak. “This is a pretty resili...

Inconsistency plagues UMass defense

By Stephen Hewitt

September 20, 2011

Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports

While the Massachusetts men’s soccer team has certainly struggled to score goals early on this season, the defense has also been somewhat inconsistent. In the first half in their game against Boston University on Sunday, the...