Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Minutewomen search for 8th-straight win

By DailyCollegian.com Staff

April 12, 2011

Filed under Softball, Sports

The Massachusetts softball team will look to continue its winning ways and go for its eighth-consecutive victory when it sets out on a four-game road trip beginning Wednesday afternoon against Boston College. The Minutewomen (16-14, 7-3 Atlantic 10) have used the fuel of a recent home stretch, going 6-...

Matthew impressing Maroon and White staff

By DailyCollegian.com Staff

April 12, 2011

Filed under Softball, Sports

Since becoming a starter this season for the Massachusetts softball team, sophomore outfielder Cyndil Matthew has done much to impress her teammates and coaches. In addition to playing volleyball and basketball for Westfield High School in N.J., Matthew excelled mostly on the softball diamond, where sh...

Podcast: Softball – Climb aboard the softball bandwagon

By Nick O'Malley

April 12, 2011

Filed under Podcasts

In the most crowded podcast so far, Nick O'Malley talks with softball beat writers Steve Levine and Mike Wood while Herb Scribner hangs out. 4-10 CollegianCast

Minutewomen win fifth-straight

By Stephen Hewitt

April 7, 2011

Filed under Softball

Sara Plourde wasn’t nearly as dominant as she was last week, but her efforts coupled with timely hitting were just enough to propel the Massachusetts softball team past Boston University on Wednesday afternoon for a narrow 3-2...

Minutewomen take on UConn, BU

By Steve Levine

April 5, 2011

Filed under Softball

After scuffling for over a month to start the season, the University of Massachusetts softball team has looked a lot like a Atlantic 10 Championship team again over the past two weeks. The Minutewomen will go for their fifth and sixth w...

Minutewomen offense progressing

By Pete Vasquez

April 5, 2011

Filed under Softball

Earlier in the season, Massachusetts softball coach Elaine Sortino was looking for anybody and everybody to contribute offensively. Now, however, each player in the lineup is contributing in her own way as the Minutewomen have recently ...

Minutewomen sweep visiting Billikens Sunday

By Steve Levine

April 4, 2011

Filed under Softball, Sports

The Massachusetts softball team appears to have a full head of steam as it rolls through its conference schedule. The Minutewomen (13-14, 5-3 Atlantic 10) swept Sunday’s doubleheader at the UMass Softball Complex agains...

Plourde goes the distance again for Minutewomen

By Pete Vasquez

April 4, 2011

Filed under Softball, Sports

After junior Sara Plourde collected her eighth career no-hitter, she followed it up just two hours later with 1.2 additional hitless innings of relief as the Massachusetts softball team swept Saint Louis in Sunday afternoon’s...

Minutewomen reach Amherst to face Big Green

By Pete Vasquez

March 29, 2011

Filed under Softball

The Massachusetts softball team will break in the Softball Complex for the first time this season as Dartmouth comes to town for the Minutewomen’s official home opener on Wednesday. Doubleheader action is in store, with the...

Bettencourt leaves void for Minutewomen

By Steve Levine

March 29, 2011

Filed under Softball

There’s no question that without Katie Bettencourt, the Massachusetts softball team has a void in its lineup. Bettencourt, a junior right fielder and reigning Atlantic 10 Co-Player of the Year, has missed the last six games...

Winning culture challenged for 2011 Minutewomen

By Pete Vasquez

March 22, 2011

Filed under Softball, Sports

The Massachusetts softball team is already well into its 2011 season, and as the Minutewomen try to attain to a winning record, the tough early schedule facing the young players is not making matters easier.   While ...

New idea of success

By Steve Levine

March 22, 2011

Filed under Softball, Sports

The Massachusetts softball team needs a new definition of success.  For most collegiate teams, winning a conference title would be considered a great accomplishment. For the Minutewomen, however, it should be more routine than anything. This year, UMass will go for its...