Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Stats show difference in season

By DailyCollegian.com Staff

April 26, 2011

Filed under Softball, Sports

Although the Massachusetts softball team has a conference-leading 10-3 record and is supporting its preseason pick to win the Atlantic 10, there’s reason to believe the trophy won’t come nearly as easily this year. That reason? The Minutewomen...

UConn next for surging Minutewomen

By DailyCollegian.com Staff

April 19, 2011

Filed under Softball, Sports

It’s going to be a busy week for the Massachusetts softball team. The Minutewomen will play three more away games this season, beginning with a matchup against Connecticut on Wednesday, and then the squad will return to the UMass Softball Complex for thr...

Minutewomen ask for better weather

By DailyCollegian.com Staff

April 19, 2011

Filed under Softball, Sports

The members of the Massachusetts softball team are growing increasingly consistent all around the diamond, and are riding an eight-game winning streak in the process. Now if they can just get consistent weather from Mother Nature,...

Sara Plourde and Meghan Carta power Minutewomen to eighth-straight victory

By Pete Vasquez

April 18, 2011

Filed under Softball

With Saturday’s game rained out, the Massachusetts softball team did the most it could in its one game this weekend, defeating conference rival Dayton, 9-1, on Friday. Sara Plourde was her dominating self, overwhelming t...

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...