Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Defense paying off for Minutewomen

By Geena Lombardi

April 21, 2010

Filed under Softball

Behind the dominating pitching of Sara Plourde and power hitting from the offense, there has been one component of the Massachusetts softball team that has been overshadowed this season: The defense. However, UMass’ defense...

Minutewomen topple state rival Terriers in home-opener, 3-0

By Adam Miller

April 7, 2010

Filed under Softball

Seven innings, two hits, 15 strikeouts. Not bad pitching by most standards, except for Massachusetts softball coach Elaine Sortino. It was just another B- performance, because pitcher Sara Plourde allowed a hit to the nation’s...

Plourde shuts down top hitter in the country in Setterlund

By Geena Lombardi

April 7, 2010

Filed under Softball

The Massachusetts softball team’s starting pitcher Sara Plourde came out on top Wednesday afternoon, as she faced the No. 1 hitter in the nation, April Setterlund. Plourde held off Boston University’s star hitter, allowing...