Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Bettencourt’s return adds offensive dynamic

By Stephen Hewitt

March 27, 2012

Filed under Softball

The Massachusetts softball team should understand as well as any team that a dominating pitching staff means nothing without run support behind it. Last season, UMass learned that lesson the hard way. A season after exploding...

Experience to charge Minutewomen in 2012

By Nick Canelas

March 26, 2012

Filed under Softball

Youth and inexperience was a contributing factor in a disappointing season for the Massachusetts softball team last year, which failed to win the Atlantic 10 title for the first time since 2004, and failed to reach the NCA...

Minutewomen go 2-2 in Tuscaloosa

By Nick Canelas

March 6, 2012

Filed under Softball, Sports, Spring Sports

It was a weekend of highs and lows for the Massachusetts softball team, as it went 2-2 at the Easton Alabama Invite in Tuscaloosa, Ala. with three of the four games decided by eight runs or more. Senior pitcher Sara Plou...

Plourde, UMass top No. 12 Michigan, no-hit No. 17 Georgia Tech at NFCA Leadoff Classic

By Stephen Hewitt

February 28, 2012

Filed under Softball, Sports

A year ago, the Massachusetts softball team faced six ranked opponents as part of a grueling out of conference schedule to open the season. They came up short to all of them. This season, however, the Minutewomen (5-5) can...

Softball opens 2012 campaign, goes 3-2 at Combat Classic

By Stephen Hewitt

February 14, 2012

Filed under Softball

The Massachusetts softball team got its 2012 season underway this past weekend, as it picked up three wins and lost two at the FIU Combat Classic in Miami. On Sunday morning, the Minutewomen finished their five-game slat...

First-place Minutewomen take on BU, Rams over weekend

By Pete Vasquez

April 28, 2011

Filed under Softball, Sports

Amidst all the theatrics and milestones on Wednesday, the Massachusetts softball team jumped back on top of the Atlantic 10 standings. However, with four games in three days forecasted this weekend, a lot can change by the time Monday rolls ar...

Minutewomen rolling over competition

By Stephen Hewitt

April 28, 2011

Filed under Softball, Sports

It appears that the Massachusetts softball team has an extreme case of clutch, and the only prescription is more winning. Not only have the Minutewomen (23-15, 10-3 Atlantic 10) won 14 of their last 15 games to move into fir...

In-state rival Terriers on tap for Minutewomen

By DailyCollegian.com Staff

April 26, 2011

Filed under Softball, Sports

The Massachusetts softball team is beginning to look like its dominant self in the Atlantic 10 conference. After another successful home campaign this past weekend, the Minutewomen (21-15, 10-3 A-10) look to strengthen t...

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...