Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass fails to meet expectations

By Patrick Strohecker

November 8, 2012

Filed under Fall Sports, Men's Soccer, Sports

It was not the storybook ending that the Massachusetts men’s soccer team had in mind this season after approaching the year with such high expectations. After entering the final week of the season on the outside looking in for the final ...

Mattsson the centerpiece to success

By Jeffrey Okerman

November 1, 2012

Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Women's Soccer

Moa Mattsson stepped up to the ball from 35 yards out, found a path between Bryant defenders and shot a screamer right into the back of the net. Her coach, Ed Matz, called the goal “incredible.” But for Mattsson, the...

Minutemen hit the road with playoff odds against them

By Nick Canelas

November 1, 2012

Filed under Fall Sports, Men's Soccer, Sports

Massachusetts men’s soccer coach Sam Koch was very blunt about his team’s chances of making the Atlantic 10 tournament heading into the final weekend of the season. “It’s going to take a little miracle,” he said. With the Minu...

UMass forced into spoiler role heading into final weekend

By Daniel Malone

November 1, 2012

Filed under Archives, Fall Sports, Men's Soccer, Sports

It’s a painful truth that athletes and coaches of all calibers and competition levels know all too well: eventually, the fat lady is going to step up to soundcheck her microphone. Already on mathematical life support, that moment arrived...

Playoffs on the line as UMass hosts Bonnies, Dukes

By Nick Canelas

October 25, 2012

Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports

Following his team’s 4-0 loss to Charlotte last Friday, Massachusetts men’s soccer coach Sam Koch preached to his players the importance of “getting a result” in Sunday’s match at George Washington if the Minutemen have any ...

Pair of sophomores stepping up for UMass

By Daniel Malone

October 25, 2012

Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports

While it may not be obvious to the majority of fans, it should really come as no surprise that Matt Keys and Josh Schwartz have played with such successful coherence for the Massachusetts men’s soccer team this season. To the outside observer, there might not be a more mis...

Weekend change ignites goalie competition

By Jeffrey Okerman

October 18, 2012

Filed under Archives, Sports, Women's Soccer

With the Massachusetts women’s soccer team trailing by two goals to Temple at halftime on Sunday, UMass coach Ed Matz decided to make a change. He subbed out goalkeeper Emily Cota for Stephanie Gordon, who lost the starting...

UMass stops losing streak with last-second magic

By Patrick Strohecker

September 16, 2012

Filed under Men's Soccer

The Massachusetts soccer team was mere seconds away from dropping its third straight one-goal road match of the season. But that was when the heroics kicked in. The Minutemen (2-2-2) managed a very crucial point at New Hampshi...

Men’s soccer head coach Sam Koch battling form of cancer

By Nick Canelas

August 7, 2012

Filed under Archives, Men's Soccer

Sam Koch, head coach of the Massachusetts men's soccer team, announced to his team and the Department of Athletics Tuesday that he is battling a form of cancer. Koch said he will undergo treatment soon. Koch will continue to serve as the team's head coach, but assistant coach Devin O'Neill wi...

Closely-contested loss to top Explorers displays UMass improvements

By David Martin

October 17, 2011

Filed under Women's Soccer

In its 3-2 overtime loss against La Salle at Rudd Field on Sunday afternoon, the Massachusetts women’s soccer team proved that it has everything it takes to compete with the best schools of the Atlantic 10. The Minutewomen...