Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Softball looks to continue torrid streak against Fairfield

By Patrick Strohecker

April 26, 2012

Filed under Softball, Sports, Spring Sports

The Massachusetts softball team looks to continue its winning ways today as it takes on Fairfield at the UMass Softball Complex. The Minutewomen (27-11, 13-0 Atlantic 10) head into today’s contest fresh off a double-header...

Meeks stepping up, tabbed A-10 Player of the Week

By Stephen Hewitt

April 24, 2012

Filed under Softball, Sports, Spring Sports

There are many factors that can’t be ignored when figuring out what has made the Massachusetts softball team’s recent nine-game winning streak possible. Of course, there is the commanding presence of senior Sara Plourd...

Softball extends win streak to 9 games

By Patrick Strohecker

April 23, 2012

Filed under Softball, Sports, Spring Sports

The Massachusetts softball team extended its winning streak to nine games this past weekend by winning all three of its games. The string of games played over the weekend was wrapped up with a 9-0 win over Atlantic 10 ri...

Sara Plourde one-hits BC for 5-1 win

By Patrick Strohecker

April 19, 2012

Filed under Softball, Sports, Spring Sports

The Massachusetts softball team continued its winning ways yesterday, by defeating the Boston College on the road, 5-1. The win was the team’s sixth in a row and its second of the season over the Eagles, giving it a season sweep of B...

Plourde shuts down Colonials in doubleheader sweep

By Stephen Hewitt

April 16, 2012

Filed under Softball, Sports

Not even a week off from playing could slow down the Massachusetts softball team. In fact, it only helped it pick up more steam as the team continued its tear through Atlantic 10 play. After Tuesday’s game versus Connecticut was postponed due to schedul...

Perfect Plourde dominates on mound and at the plate

By Patrick Strohecker

April 10, 2012

Filed under Softball, Sports, Spring Sports

Paced by another Sara Plourde perfect game, the Massachusetts softball team enjoyed its Easter Sunday doubleheader against St. Bonaventure as it dispatched the Bonnies in both games. In the Game 1, UMass (19-11, 6-0 Atlantic 10) g...

UMass softball coach Elaine Sortino diagnosed with cancer

By Stephen Sellner

April 5, 2012

Filed under Softball, Sports, Spring Sports

Massachusetts softball coach Elaine Sortino has been diagnosed with a form of cancer, according to a press release by UMass Athletics. Sortino informed her team of the news after its win over Boston College yesterday, acco...

Plourde fans 13 as UMass edges BC, 4-2

By Patrick Strohecker

April 5, 2012

Filed under Softball, Sports, Spring Sports

After suffering a tough loss to Connecticut on Tuesday, the Massachusetts softball team rebounded nicely at home, defeating Boston College, 4-2, yesterday afternoon. After getting in an early first inning jam, Sara Plourde stranded runn...

Minutewomen finding offensive consistency

By Nick Canelas

April 3, 2012

Filed under Softball, Sports, Spring Sports

With so many games in a college softball season, developing consistency often serves as a challenge early on. Now 26 games into the 2012 season, the Massachusetts softball team is still searching for that consistency at...

Offensive surge leads UMass to sweep of Dayton

By Stephen Hewitt

April 2, 2012

Filed under Softball, Sports

Since suffering an ugly 13-5 loss to Northwestern nearly two weeks ago, the Massachusetts softball team has proved itself resilient and then some. Behind the dominant right arm of ace pitcher Sara Plourde, UMass (16-10,  4-0...

UMass edges by Quinnipiac as Plourde sets school strikeout record

By Patrick Strohecker

March 29, 2012

Filed under Softball, Sports, Spring Sports

Game after game, the mystique surrounding Sara Plourde continues to build. The sophomore pitcher for the Massachusetts softball team placed herself in the record books yesterday as she broke UMass’ all-time strikeout reco...

Plourde sets record despite obstacles

By Nick Canelas

March 29, 2012

Filed under Sports, Spring Sports, Women's Lacrosse

Nothing could slow down Sara Plourde. With two on and two outs in the top of the third inning, the senior pitcher for the Massachusetts softball team fired a pitch that deflected off the finger of Quinnipiac second baseman Jacquie Ristow, but was ruled a foul ball. Plourde was left waiting through a...